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Brain scan shows which vegetative patients have hope

Paris - A hi-tech scanner can help tell whether a brain-injured patient who appears to be in a vegetative state has a chance of regaining some consciousness, a study said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

FIFA committee members interviewed by ethics chief

Members of FIFA's executive committee are being interviewed by ethics chief Michael Garcia, who is investigating the decision to award the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar respectively.
In the Media by Reuters

British govt 'won't block assisted suicide bill'

London - The British government will not stand in the way of legislation that would permit assisted suicide, the Ministry of Justice said Sunday as parliament prepares to examine a bill.The governing coalition will not order its lawmakers to block the proposals...
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Spanish petition asks Belgian king to stop euthanasia law

Brussels - A Spanish conservative lobby group on Thursday delivered more than 200,000 signatures to Belgian King Philippe in Brussels, urging him not to sign controversial child euthanasia legislation passed by parliament.CitizenGo, a pro-family and anti-abortion...
In the Media by AFP

Belgium gives ill children of any age right-to-die

Brussels - Twelve years after legalising euthanasia for adults, Belgium's parliament extended the right to die to terminally ill children of any age Thursday, despite opposition from the Church and some pediatricians.After months of heated debate, the lower House...
In the Media by Claire Rosemberg (AFP)

Belgian MPs set to vote on euthanasia for children

Brussels - Terminally ill children are set to win the right to die in Belgium when lawmakers vote Thursday to extend a decade-old law allowing euthanasia for adults after months of often heated public debate.Despite strong opposition from the Church and some pedi...
In the Media by Claire Rosemberg (AFP)

Belgium set to allow euthanasia for children

Brussels - More than a decade after legalising euthanasia for adults, Belgium is set this week to extend mercy-killing to terminally-ill children after lengthy public debate over the ethical issues at stake.Despite strong opposition from the Church and even some ...
In the Media by Claire Rosemberg (AFP)

Johnson & Johnson fined $2.2 billion

Drugs giant Johnson & Johnson has been fined $2.2 billion for promoting medicines for uses not approved as safe and effective by the U.S. FDA.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 5 comments

Op-Ed: Advances in technology threaten a crisis in ethics

New York - Tech changes affect three areas. Individuals acquire greater independence and reach.  The locus of power shifts accordingly. And traditional buffers between discordant groups dissolve. 
In the Media by Frank Kaufmann

Op-Ed: Majority of Canadians believe Stephen Harper has a hidden agenda

Toronto - It should not be a surprise to the Harper government that most Canadians don't trust Prime Minister Stephen Harper's transparency. An Ipsos poll halfway through Harper's mandate found that most Canadians think he has a hidden agenda.
In the Media by Karl Gotthardt - 30 comments
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