Archive: 17/05/2010

The cost of medicalizing human conditions

Menopause. Normal pregnancy. Infertility. ADHD. Erectile dysfunction. Over the last several decades, these conditions have come to be defined and treated as medical problems. They've been "medicalized." In the first study ...

dateMay 17, 2010 in Health
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Protein power for Jack and the beanstalk

Plant geneticists are on a determined quest -- to control auxin, a powerful plant growth hormone. Auxin tells plants how to grow, where to lay down roots, how to make tissues, and how to respond to light and gravity. Knowing ...

dateMay 17, 2010 in Biotechnology
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The role of nurses in physician-assisted dying

Nurses in Belgium who administer life-ending drugs in euthanasia and in cases without explicit patient request often act outside of the law, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

dateMay 17, 2010 in Other
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