The Neuroscience of Pain and the Potential Use of fMRI in Litigation

In the New Yorker article, “the Neuroscience of Pain: Brain imaging is illuminating the neural patterns behind pain’s infinite variety” the author Nicole Twilley discusses the state of medical imaging in capturing a person’s pain. Pain is neurologically complex. It involves responses generated throughout the brain. Dr. Irene Tracey has been studying the use of fMRI in … Continue reading The Neuroscience of Pain and the Potential Use of fMRI in Litigation

“Illegal, Immoral & Deplorable”

“Illegal, immoral, and deplorable” were the words used to describe a perverse experiment using HeLa cells. HeLa cells came from a woman named Henrietta Lacks. In The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the author Rebecca Skloot describes the life of Henrietta Lacks and the significance of her cells, known as HeLa cells, to science. Henrietta … Continue reading “Illegal, Immoral & Deplorable”

“Lean In” Mix with Health

“It occurred to me that there was no difference between men, in intelligence or race, so profound as the difference between the sick and the well.” F. Scott Fitzgerald in The Great Gatsby History is something that very few people have been doing while everyone else was ploughing fields and carrying water buckets… We celebrate … Continue reading “Lean In” Mix with Health

Hopkins v Kay, Court of Appeal Decision

The Ontario Court of Appeal released today (February 18) its decision from the December hearing. The appeal dealt with the jurisdiction of the Superior Court to hear “a common law claim for breach of privacy” in a hospital. The Ontario Court of Appeal stated in its decision that “there is no merit to the suggestion that the … Continue reading Hopkins v Kay, Court of Appeal Decision