If life is a fatal sexually transmitted condition, then more of us should be familiar with dying and death. It is the health care workers who see death and suffering - and it should be more of the community as a whole.
Diseases that kill thousands are less of a challenge to the UN than diseases that kill millions.
With military crises in Iraq and Ukraine, this Ebola crisis doesn't make the news, or even the Twittersphere, especially in Australia.
The Sydney Morning Herald article asks why Brantly arrogantly assumed that God deemed him more worthy of saving than the 1400 people who have died of the disease.
But if we just ignore all this will ebola simply follow the 'epidemic curve' and eventually burn itself out?
Limited legislative models are a Trojan horse for a broader application. Whether such limitations are honestly held objectives or simply 'a foot in the door' matters little.
The new science of epigenetics shows that genes and DNA are not static and do not control our biology, but are controlled by signals from outside the cell, including our positive and negative thoughts.
Contrast the good-natured commentary on the prostate cancer theory to the vulgar chorus of denunciation of the breast cancer theory.
My title for this essay links these four terms: love, sex, disability, stereotypes. Why is it so strange to include the word 'disability' in this listing?
Everyone supports medical research. What’s not to love? But that fact is the very reason governments should not fund it.
One may well argue that the key element in any discussion needs to be compassion, although what this means in practice is not always clear.
So far the death toll has almost reached 1,000 and there may well have been more than 2,000 cases. Now the disease looks like gaining an important foothold in Nigeria.