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  • Things to Know About Traumatic Brain Injury
  • 8/26/2012
  • (Daily Press) - Traumatic brain injuries, TBIs, occur at an astounding rate -- between 1.7 and 3.8 million annually, according to the CDC. (Consider the numbers for breast cancer, 176,000 or HIV/AIDS, 43,600). TBIs are associated with approximately 30.5 percent of injury-related deaths.
  • Root of Self Awareness Eludes Researchers
  • 8/24/2012
  • (First Things) - Consciousness. True self-aware consciousness: It is one of the exceptional attributes of human nature, present in all of us barring immaturity or injury. And scientists still can't figure out what it is all about.
  • Rise in TBI's Among Vets and Athletes Prompts Research
  • 8/23/2012
  • (PR-USA.net) - Since 2000, approximately 245,000 men and women who have served in the military have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury, otherwise known as TBI. The majority of those cases were mild; but, even mild traumatic brain injuries can be highly disruptive to daily life.
  • Genetically Engineered Babies Are Moral Duty, "Ethics" Guru Claims
  • 8/22/2012
  • (New American) - Prominent so-called "ethicist" and Oxford University Professor Julian Savulescu claims that humanity has a "moral obligation" to genetically engineer children - essentially creating "designer babies" - to make them into better people, sparking an outcry among critics who claim such morally repugnant practices would be akin to playing God.
  • Forced Dehydration for 12-Year-Old Gunshot Victim?
  • 8/21/2012
  • (First Things) - Texas has an awful futile care law. It permits hospital bioethics committees to impose members/doctors' values that a patient's life is not worth living based on quality of life. A story just out shows the injustice of the process-a terrible law ...
  • UK Denies Right-To-Die Legal Challenge
  • 8/20/2012
  • (AP) - Britain's High Court on Thursday rejected an attempt by a man who has locked-in syndrome to overturn the country's euthanasia law by refusing to legally allow doctors to end his life.
  • Mom Seeks Heart Transplant for Autistic Son
  • 8/18/2012
  • (AP) - A Pennsylvania woman whose autistic adult son was not recommended for a heart transplant said she wants to bring more attention to the decision-making process so that those with ailments or disabilities are not passed over without careful consideration.
  • Euthanasia is a Cultural Addiction
  • 8/16/2012
  • (First Things) - The Netherlands opened the doors to euthanasia way back in 1973. Since then, it has fallen off a vertical moral cliff with the killing agenda having spread to the pediatric wards, the mentally ill, and now stalking the elderly "tired of life"-all reported here and in my other writings.
  • Machine Helps Veterans Recover From Brain Injuries
  • 8/15/2012
  • (Fox News) - A machine designed to give athletes an edge is helping military veterans battle back from brain injuries. The Dynavision 2, or D-2, looks like a game, but it's an important part of therapy at the Shepherd Center. When Jonathan Henderson first took on the D-2 back in May, he thought it looked silly.
  • March For Life Founder Nellie Gray Passes Away
  • 8/14/2012
  • (LifeSiteNews.com) - One of the leading lights of the pro-life movement in the United States has gone out. Nellie Gray (pictured), the charismatic octogenarian founder of the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., the largest annual pro-life event in the country, passed away over the weekend, and was discovered in her apartment earlier today.