Tag: Children’s Issues

Stillbirth: An Interdisciplinary Approach to ‘Closing the Knowledge and Solution Gaps’*

Filed in Children's Issues, Women's Health Issues by on November 25, 2012 1 Comment
Stillbirth: An Interdisciplinary Approach to ‘Closing the Knowledge and Solution Gaps’*

In an article out in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS)—a Gates Foundation-funded initiative of Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington School of Medicine’s Departments of Global Health and of Obstetrics and Gynecology—reports on its efforts to develop “a research agenda related to […]

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A Call for Improved Guidance on Research with Pregnant Women

Filed in Women's Health Issues by on December 14, 2011 0 Comments
A Call for Improved Guidance on Research with Pregnant Women

This month, the thoughts of Christians around the world turn to a laboring mother in “a stable at midnight in Bethlehem in the piercing cold.” It seems an appropriate time to direct your attention to the work of the Second Wave Initiative, “a collaborative academic effort to advocate for, and help find, ethically and scientifically […]

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Apples and Fries: The New Look of McDonald’s Happy Meals (Toys Still Included)

Filed in Children's Issues, Public Health by on July 30, 2011 0 Comments
Apples and Fries: The New Look of McDonald’s Happy Meals (Toys Still Included)

Responding to pressure from parents and consumer groups, McDonald’s announced on Tuesday its “Commitments to Offer Improved Nutrition Choices” and serve up more nutritionally-balanced meal options, particularly for children.  Starting in September, Happy Meals will have apple slices and a smaller serving of French Fries (1.1 ounces instead of 2.4 ounces).  The company stated that […]

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Take Them Away: Has Severe Childhood Obesity Really Come to This?

Filed in Children's Issues, Public Health by on July 19, 2011 0 Comments
Take Them Away: Has Severe Childhood Obesity Really Come to This?

As a follow up to my previous post on junk food marketing to children and my earlier post on MyPlate — and any other post that I’ve written about children and fast food or junk food — I would like to direct your attention to a commentary recently published in the Journal of the American […]

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Questioning Body Modification

Filed in Bioethics by on May 17, 2011 1 Comment
Questioning Body Modification

[I’ve decided to put the whole post beneath the fold, since the topic reminds me of Leontius’s Tale, and I don’t want anyone to accidentally click through to something they don’t want to see.]

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