BEIJING (RNS) A pregnant woman who was dragged to a hospital by authorities and forced to have an abortion has enraged Chinese and sparked an online flurry of debate over whether it is time to end China's draconian one-child family planning policy. By Calum MacLeod.
Articles tagged “medical ethics”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Proponents of euthanasia and fetus selection still use the same arguments used by the authors of a key text for Nazi extermination program, the Vatican's semiofficial newspaper said. By Alessandro Speciale.
(RNS) The Jewish doctor from Miami who was scolded by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons for producing a music video that mocked Jewish noses has canceled a contest for another music video.
NASHVILLE (RNS) In 2003, Allan Doyle was in Saddam Hussein's palace when a stone wall crushed his left leg. Doctor's had no choice but to amputate it below the knee. Now, Doyle has rediscovered his faith and found a new calling as a prosthetist — a medical professional who fits amputees with new limbs. By Bob Smietana.
(RNS) A plastic surgeon in Miami who's also an Orthodox Jew is in trouble after commissioning an Orthodox Jewish band to do a music video about rhinoplasty called “Jewcan Sam” which has gone viral on YouTube. By Lauren Markoe.
JERUSALEM (RNS) An Israel-based tourism company is offering “medical tourism” packages that combines medical care with a pilgrimage for the thousands of Americans who travel abroad for medical care. By Michele Chabin.
This article was written in 2008, around the 40th anniversary of Humanae Vitae, the papal document that reinforced the Catholic Church's ban on artificial birth control. c. 2008 Religion News Service (RNS) Some say Pope Paul VI predicted the dangers of loosening sexual morals: widespread divorce, disease and promiscuity. Others say he cracked open a […]
LONDON (RNS) Britain's powerful media advertising watchdog has banned a Christian activist group from claiming that God's cure-all powers can heal a string of medical ailments. By Al Webb.
Newt Gingrich wants a ban on embryonic stem cell research, Romney doesn't. Santorum's daughter makes “miraculous” recovery, he looks for political miracle in Florida. Obama, birth control, and the Catholic vote. Andrew Sullivan's fan in the Vatican. And more…
(RNS) Evangelist Billy Graham returned to his North Carolina home Tuesday (Dec. 6) after a six-day stay in a nearby hospital where he was treated for pneumonia. Graham, 93, responded well to antibiotics and grew stronger and more mobile after physical therapy, said Dr. Mark Hellrich, the pulmonologist who treated Graham at Mission Hospital in […]