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The Ethics of Guide Dogs
For over 80 years guide dogs have been aiding blind people to live more active and fulfilling lives. However, a recent discussion on ITV’s popular breakfast show ‘Good Morning Britain’ raised the question; “is training … Read More
Mandatory Vaccinations: A Moral Dilemma?
The invention of vaccinations is often regarded as one of the greatest breakthroughs in modern medicine. No other medical intervention has single-handedly saved as many lives or improved quality of life as much. However, recent … Read More
Is gene editing one step too far?
Gene editing could eliminate some diseases - but at what cost to the future of the human race? What is the true risk of gene editing? Originally discovered by a researcher from Osaka University in 1987, gene editing could … Read More
Does Football have a Darker Side?
Does Football have a Darker Side? Sports can often be identified as a mixing pot of individuals, but to what extent is there diversity in professional sports? Can people of all backgrounds, ethnicities and genders really expect … Read More
Is Women’s Cycling “Just Business”?
Is Women’s Cycling ‘Just Business’? Sports can often be identified as a mixing pot of individuals, but how much diversity is there really in the world of sports. Can people of all backgrounds, ethnicities … Read More
Do Employers Have A Responsibility For Their Employees’ Mental Wellbeing?
Do Employers Have A Responsibility For Their Employees’ Mental Wellbeing? With an estimated 1 in 4 people exeriencing a mental health problem in any given year, it is perhaps unsurprising that our mental wellbeing is … Read More
Whitehall Training launches new Good Laboratory Practice course
Safety testing of drugs can be a contentious issue – testing of non-pharmaceuticals is even more so. Opinions are especially polarised where the test systems are live animals. Understandably, such practices are tightly … Read More
Statistical analysis exposes dubious data in 2% of anaesthesia trials
Statistical analysis of over 5,000 published trials has highlighted 90 that contain dubious data. This is equivalent to around 2% of the trials examined using statistical tools to identify anomalies hidden within the … Read More
Is the gender gap an issue in medical trials?
It is well accepted that children are not just miniature adults and so ideally should only receive drugs that have been tested in paediatric trials. However, there is also evidence that the difference between male and female … Read More
What tools are ethical in the fight against anti-vaccers?
The anti-vaccination movement is a relatively new, largely US phenomenon. It has been roundly criticised in medical circles. However, it stems from a desire (albeit perhaps misguided) of parents to do what’s best for … Read More