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Age-Friendly Communities Essential to Urban Elders' Well-Being

May 15, 2015 — The future of communities around the world will in large part be determined by the efforts to achieve a high quality of life for their older citizens, according to a new article. Age-friendly ... read more

Companies' Bottom Lines Benefit When Former Politicians Join Leadership Teams

May 5, 2015 — Companies can experience a significant improvement to their bottom lines when a former politician takes a leadership role, but company leaders who move into the political area do not provide the same ... read more

Ethics Training for Future Doctors Needs Updating, Say Medical Educators

Apr. 24, 2015 — To accommodate 21st century ethical concerns and begin resolving discordant approaches to medical ethics training, scholars from leading medical schools across the United States have issued updated ... read more

Should Voting Be Compulsory or Should We Have a Right Not to Vote?

Apr. 28, 2015 — Each year, millions of people fail to vote without reproach. Does abstention constitute a citizen's right not to vote? A new article explores whether we have a legal right to a 'no ... read more

Peace Journalism as an Alternative to the Predominance of Negative and Violent News

Apr. 14, 2015 — The continued presence of negative and violent information can influence the relationship between people and their environment, their world view, their social relationships and their attitude towards ... read more

How Limiting CEO Pay Can Be More Effective, Less Costly

Apr. 15, 2015 — A new article offers insights into the political economy of executive-compensation reform. The analysis also offers insights into the political economy of executive-compensation ... read more

Healthcare Professionals Must Recognize Importance of Human Rights to Improve Healthcare for Women, Experts Say

Apr. 14, 2015 — Women's human rights need to be addressed globally in order to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity, says an ... read more

Execs Sitting on Each's Other's Boards: How Unethical Behavior Can Inflate Executives' Pay

Apr. 9, 2015 — If you have a strong network of business colleagues who sit on each other's board, your pay can be a lot heftier -- but often at the expense of your ... read more

CEO Bonuses Could Cost Companies in the Long Term

Mar. 10, 2015 — The culture of CEO bonus payments creates a mentality where executives chase quick wins and short term strategies, which are often not in the best interest of ... read more

Study Investigates Conflict of Interest in Biomedical Research Proposals

Mar. 6, 2015 — New research found that peer review managers play an important role in identifying potential conflicts of interest in biomedical research grant peer ... read more

Examination of Prior Authorization Policies for Antipsychotic Prescribing to Children

Mar. 3, 2015 — With a concern about inappropriate prescribing of antipsychotic medications to children, 31 states in the U.S. have implemented prior authorization policies for atypical antipsychotic prescribing, ... read more

You Can't Take Your Genes With You: Strategies to Share Genetic Information After Death

Mar. 2, 2015 — Does the child of a person with a heritable form of cancer have the right to access their parent's genetic information after death? What if no consent was ever established? Biomedical ethicists ... read more

India's Doctors Should Be Helped to Expose Poor Practice or Misconduct

Feb. 24, 2015 — Healthcare professionals should be helped to speak up if they become aware of threats to patient safety or wrongdoing. But as one investigator reports, it's not easy for doctors in India to ... read more

India's Private Healthcare Sector 'Treats Patients as Revenue Generators,' Report Suggests

Feb. 24, 2015 — India's private healthcare sector 'treats patients as revenue generators' argues a senior doctor in a new article. A second article argues that private healthcare providers in India ... read more

Problem FDA Inspection Findings in Trials Seldom Reflected in Medical Literature

Feb. 9, 2015 — When the US Food and Drug Administration identifies problems in its inspections of clinical sites where biomedical research is performed on human subjects, those findings seldom are reflected in ... read more

Five Strategies Scholars Use in Writing Medical Review Articles

Jan. 21, 2015 — The five main strategies researchers use in preparing and writing medical review articles have been outlined in a new publication. Review articles inform and enlighten physicians and other readers by ... read more

Influencing Physician Referrals Ethically

Jan. 14, 2015 — Medical ethicists provide a roadmap to the health care holy grail of higher quality, lower cost care via referrals, while avoiding the ethical pitfalls of managed care in the ... read more

Call to Change Concept of Harm Reduction in Alcohol Policy

Dec. 9, 2014 — A new policy paper from an academic calls for limits on the influence of the drinks industry in shaping alcohol policy because it has a ‘fundamental conflict of interest’. The articles notes that ... read more

Is It Okay to Vet Candidates on Social Media During Recruitment?

Dec. 8, 2014 — The practice of cybervetting potential employees online as part of the recruitment process is the focus of recent study. Is such surveillance an unethical invasion of privacy? Or, is it simply a way ... read more

Can Anyone Be a Journalist? Researcher Examines Citizen Journalism

Dec. 5, 2014 — Citizen journalists are expanding the definition of journalists. And new research looks at how two court cases work together to uphold freedom of ... read more

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