Category Archives: Ethics

Comments related to ethics, or how we should live

The Leading Cause of Death – And Prevention

What is the leading cause of death world wide?

The World Health Organization reported, from May 24, 2018,  that there were 56.9 million human deaths  worldwide in 2016. [1]

Of these Ischaemic Heart Disease and Stroke are at the top with  15.2 million deaths.

Chronic obstructive lung disease – 3 million deaths.

Lower respiratory infections – 3 million

Dementia – 2 million

Lung and airway cancers  -1.7 million

Diabetes – 1.6 million

Road injuries – 1.5 million

Diarrhea illnesses  – 1.4 million

Tuberculosis – 1.3 million

Total of these top 10 reported causes of human death is 30.7 million.… Read the rest

Fertility – A Blessing?

I ACCIDENTALLY PUBLISHED THIS BEFORE I PLANNED TO – it is not yet complete but I think is raises some thought provoking questions. So, I have left it visible. (And It may have more than my usual number of spelling and grammar errors.)

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It is often said that children are a blessing. If we want children and none seem to come it can feel like we lacking blessing from the Lord. In such a trial, it is common to seek the opinion and expertise of fertility specialits.… Read the rest

Science Supports Biblical Marriage

The science of preeclampsia, a serious life threatening medical condition of pregnancy, supports the idea of Biblical marriage.[1]

Preeclampsia is a type of pregnancy induced hypertension (high blood pressure) that can quickly lead to organ damage in the mother, and even death of the baby and/or mother.

A number of studies show that pregnancies in women who have had longer periods of exposure to the baby’s father’s sperm, before getting pregnant, are less likely to develop preeclampsia, compared to women who get pregnant in a short term relationships.… Read the rest

Ethics – We Are Not Called to Determine a Person’s Worth

Note: This posting uses the Biblical Essay titled, The Value and Dignity of Human Life, by Chee-Chiew Lee, as she has made a reasonable attempt at summarizing what the Bible says about the worth of persons.[1]

The idea of a meaningful or worthwhile life has become an important consideration in medical decisions. When a patient has a severe head injury or stroke, it is not uncommon to hear, as part of decision making, “he/she will never return to a meaningful life.”  Even if such decision making is legitimate, it is fraught with difficulty because people often think differently about what is meaningful. … Read the rest