Monthly Archives: August 2014

Healthy Eating for Idiots

Having attempted to educate several friends, partners and relatives on how they can improve their diets over the past few years, it is becoming to clear to me that this is an area that confuses and enrages many practically-minded people. … Continue reading

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The West African Ebola Outbreak: Causes and Implications

The current outbreak in West Africa is estimated to have consisted of at least 2,400 cases so far, more than every other outbreak since the virus’s discovery combined. The geographic scale too, is unprecedented. Where previous outbreaks have affected at most … Continue reading

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Double Standards and Invisible Cures

Medical research ethics is based on several principles that restrict the way researchers are allowed to treat research participants. Three of most fundamental are respect for persons, justice, and beneficence. “Respect for persons” means that researchers cannot treat the welfare … Continue reading

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