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Bioethics and Populism How Should Our Field Respond Mildred Z. Solomon and Bruce Jennings Authoritarian populism is on the rise, posing a real threat to constitutional democracies worldwide. Fueled by ethnic and nationalistic extremism, these emerging movements are highly polarized, antidemocratic and exclusionary. The field of bioethics is uniquely positioned to contribute to the rebuilding of the communal and civic foundations upon which constitutional d ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 20
Abortion restriction may have new momentum after 40 years of pervading policy
In the 40 years since it prohibited Medicaid funding for abortion, the Hyde Amendment has not only persisted but also pervaded an ever-wider policy blueprint for restricting access to pregnancy termination. In an article in JAMA tracing the amendment s history and impact, two Brown University authors note that the Hyde blueprint now has a renewed chance of becoming codified into law. Passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 24, the No Taxpayer F ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 20
A new tool to predict the potential public health benefit of e-cigarettes
A new study predicts that when e-cigarettes are available as alternative to cigarettes, by 2050 the 32 of smokers in the UK that otherwise would have continued smoking would have completely switched to e-cigarettes. Our results show an overall beneficial effect of e-cigarettes on a population, reducing smoking prevalence and smoking-related deaths, says Dr James Murphy, Head of Reduced Risk Substantiation at British American Tobacco. The results are publis ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 20
A 48-hour sexual 'afterglow' helps to bond partners over time
Sex plays a central role in reproduction, and it can be pleasurable, but new findings suggest that it may serve an additional purpose bonding partners together. A study of newlywed couples, published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science , indicates that partners experience a sexual afterglow that lasts for up to two days, and this afterglow is linked with relationship quality over the long term. Our research sho ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 20
For the International Day of Happiness
Today is the International Day of Happiness there s a day for just about everything, isn t there . That got me thinking. I ve been researching, thinking, and writing about it for a decade now what s the most important thing I ve learned about happiness How can we help ourselves to become happier And I realize that my crucial insight is that the answer is It depends. It depends on the kind of person we are our interests, our values, our temperament, our cir ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Mar 20
4 Startling Reasons Why Humans Are Superior to High Tech
I have nothing against robots. After all, there are times when all I want is a speedy response to a minor problem and an online chat with a bot will do the trick. And I m only too grateful that my Roomba vacuums the floor, freeing me to do the things I love which doesn t include cleaning house . But when it comes to the future, we need to remember it isn t here yet. And it s plural. That is, there are probable futures, possible futures, and preferable futu ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Mar 20
Social Norms, Moral Judgments, and Irrational Parenting
We are all conformists, whether we admit it or not. It s part of our human nature . We couldn t form and live in human societies if we weren t conformists. To a considerable degree, conformity is a good thing. Social psychologists commonly describe two primary reasons for conformity. One reason has to do with information and pragmatics. If other people cross Bridge A and avoid Bridge B, they may know something about the bridges that we don t know. To be sa ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Mar 20
The Meaning of Adam and Eve
The Book of Genesis, the first book of the Old Testament, opens upon the story of Adam and Eve. According to a poll carried out in 2014 for the Biologos Foundation, more than half of Americans believe that Adam and Eve were real people . Whether literal or allegorical, what is the significance, and legacy, of their story Creation On the sixth day, after having created everything else, God fashioned man out of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his n ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Mar 18
Why Do We Die?
It is tempting to set up religion against science in any discussion of life, death, and purpose. But religion and science are different kinds of things and one can find spiritual truths in both of them. Why we die is a question for which both offer an answer. Science answers in relation to the mechanics of life, which are based on the inferences we can make from material experience. Religions, to differing degrees, offer explanations for what lies beyond t ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Mar 18
Why Men Post Revenge Porn Pictures
Many people prefer porn made with and by their lovers. I ve met multiple men who have told me that their porn of choice are images and videos they ve made with their wife or girlfriend. They say, It s someone I know and love . I know she s not faking. I know she s turned on because I was there, or because I know her and what she sounds like. I love her and seeing her turned on and happy that s a far greater turn-on than watching a porn star I don t know. O ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Mar 18
New 'gene silencer' drug reduce cholesterol by over 50 percent
The findings come from the largest trial yet to test the safety and effectiveness of this kind of therapy. The technique, known as RNA interference RNAi therapy, essentially switches off one of the genes responsible for elevated cholesterol. Researchers from Imperial College London and their colleagues, who conducted the trial, say the twice-a-year treatment could be safely given with or without statins, depending on individual patient needs. Eventually, i ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 17
Support people with asthma to manage their illness, researchers say
People with asthma should be given tailored support to help them manage their condition, experts say. Helping people with asthma take control of their own illness reduces symptoms, improves quality of life, reduces emergency use of health services and even prevents deaths, research has shown. Supported self-management has been recommended in asthma guidelines for the past three decades, but implementation is patchy. Clinicians and healthcare organisations ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 17
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