Response to the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Ethics should be a keystone of scientific inquiry, especially in medicine. Unfortunately, when I typed into google search bar “human experimentation”, I was immediately  provided with a list of unethical human experiments conducted in the United States.  While reading the list, the nature of experiments conducted was not much better than what was done byContinue reading Response to the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Response to Unnatural Causes: Becoming American

Health status of new immigrants has traditionally been associated with sickness. The public sentiment is that Mexican immigrants bring diseases with them. Unfortunately, such stigma originates out of anti-immigrant sentiment, in particular, anti-Mexican sentiment. However that is not exactly the case. It has been determined that immigrants are in better health than Americans for firstContinue reading Response to Unnatural Causes: Becoming American

Unnatural Causes: Place matters. Reflection.

Environment has one of the greatest impacts on human health, development and functioning. Numerous medical, biological, psychological and neuroscience studies have been conducted to explore negative effects of chronic elevated stress response on human being and animals. However this simple fact, a logical idea, seems to be not so simple and logical when it comesContinue reading Unnatural Causes: Place matters. Reflection.