Tagged: Health

AIDS Does Discriminate

Al Mohler has an interesting post up today entitled A Quarter Century of AIDS — What Have We Learned?  Of the many interesting points he outlines is that, while AIDS is certainly a regrettable worldwide pandemic, it is unlike previous pandemics in one significant way...

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Abstinence Fails in Uganda?

One of our faithful commenters alerted me to this recent report on how the vaunted abstinence program in Uganda has failed to curtail the spread of AIDS.  After reading that article and one at the BBC, I have figure out what is going on.

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Christians and Birth Control

Al Mohler has a nice post entitled Can Christians Use Birth Control?, in preparation for his 5/11/06 call-in show.   This topic is coming up more and more as practices such as in-vitro fertilization and embryonic research gain ground.  While Catholic doctrine has long discouraged almost...

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Private or Public Health Care?

As I’ve said previously in Christian Healthcare Alternatives, I think we need a tiered, shared model for health care.  My previous five tiers can be simplified to these three: (1) We need to reward personal responsibility in healthcare, and perhaps penalize irresponsible behaviors (like charging...

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Breathing – who needs it?

Millions of Americans, particularly children, suffer from some type of asthma. For close to 3 million, over-the-counter asthma inhalers, like Prmatene Mist, help them to breathe a little easier. But an advisory panel to the FDA doesn’t really care and has voted to essentially ban...

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To Remove the Feeding Tube or Not

In this tragic story, a young girl in a coma (induced by a beating from her father), was supposed to be removed from life support as per a court order.  A day after that order, she began responding to stimuli.  It’s Schiavo all over again. 

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Muddling the Stem Cell Debate?

The Washington Post exposed its biases in a story yesterday on a new advance in the area of stem cell research (Hat tip: The Larsonian): A Harvard University advance in generating embryonic stem cells may have the unintended consequence of hindering congressional efforts to lift...

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