Is It Ethical to Purchase Human Organs?

Kidneys for donation are in short supply, via Shutterstock. By Dr. Samuel Kerstein / 06.24.2016 Professor of Philosophy University of Maryland Organ transplantation saves lives. People with end-stage kidney disease who receive a transplant tend to live much longer than those who undergo dialysis. A kidney from a living donor will last from 12 to[…]

The Ancient Cure for Depression

By Sara Burrows Counteracting the health impact of a Civilized Lifestyle Depression is a global epidemic. It is the main driver behind suicide, which now claims more than a million lives per year worldwide. One in four Americans will suffer from clinical depression within their lifetimes, and the rate is increasing with every generation. It[…]

Question Everything: Skepticism As a Way of Life

By Dr. Timothy Rayner Former Professor of Philosophy University of Sydney Writer/Author PHILOSOPHY FOR CHANGE In 155BC, Carneades the Sceptic travelled to Rome to give an important speech to the Roman Senate. Carneades was the head of the Athenian Academy and the most dignified philosopher of his day. He was known as a brillant speaker[…]

Dr. Franklin, I Presume? The Founder Who Could Have Been Our Founding Physician.

Benjamin Franklin observed many things about health, including the adverse effect of lead type. From www.shutterstock.com By Dr. H.W. Brands / 07.01.2016 Professor of History University of Texas at Austin When Benjamin Franklin deferred to Thomas Jefferson in the drafting of the Declaration of Independence, he did so for multiple reasons. He wished to avoid[…]