Category Public Health

Abortion in Canada: The election debates, the law and the reality

Martha Paynter outlines the facts about abortion in Canada.

Why did I sign the open letter in support of Pharmacare?

Wasem Alsabbagh shows that universal pharmacare is the natural product of the core values of Canada’s health care system and that it is cost-saving.

Biopolitics, Pseudoscience, and Alternative-Facts Medicine

Kiarash Aramesh describes how biopolitics and pseudoscience in medicine are in a partnership to forge identity-making alternative facts.

Russia’s CRISPR “deaf babies”: the next genome editing frontier?

Jackie Leach Scully and Teresa Blankmeyer Burke worry about the ableist and audist assumptions hidden in this venture.

Listen to Public Health Experts about Fluoridation

Juliet Guichon notes that public health specialists, rather than unqualified opponents, are the experts when it comes to the safety and benefits of water fluoridation.

Nothing about us without us: An Inuk reply to exploitive research

Julie Bull articulates the duty of researchers to ensure ethical and responsible conduct of research with Inuit in light of recent media attention regarding skin graft experiments that occurred on Inuit in the 1970s.

Get on the AI & Big Data Ethics Bandwagon!

Bryn Williams-Jones calls on bioethicists to contribute to research and public discussions on the ethics of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data.