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What are medical ethics?
If you’re planning a career in medicine, knowing your way around medical ethics is as important as knowing your way around the body. Read on to find...

Animal testing
Animal testing is an emotional subject. Here are some of the arguments put forward by organisations for and against different types of scientific research...

Pharmaceutical patents
Big pharmaceutical firms have come under fire in the past for using patents. But what would happen if they didn't exist? Read on to find out. Patents...

How far should health laws go?
How far should medical scientists and the work they do inform the way in which we govern people’s lives? The government frequently announces new public...

Medical ethics resources
Research the big issues in medical ethics - read case studies, latest news stories and arguments from different perspectives. British Medical Association...

Should surgeons change their titles?
After centuries of dispute, the head of  The Royal College of Surgeons has suggested that surgeons should be called ‘Dr’ rather than ‘Mr’ or...

Should the Hippocratic oath be scrapped?
Doctors in Italy are recommending that the Hippocratic oath many doctors take upon graduation should be scrapped as it’s out-of-date. Senior doctors...