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Codes of ethics cause problems for overseas operations

2017-01-23
Corporate codes of ethics can have reverse effects and mask anomalies or social evils in operations outsourced to low-wage countries. This according to Maira Babri at Umeå University in a study of Swedish corporate codes of ethics contra Chinese supp...

Great differences in the view of withdrawing futile intensive care

2017-01-17
The views among physicians and the general public when it comes to deciding whether to withhold or withdraw treatment of terminally ill patients differ greatly. However, in a hypothetical case study at Umeå University of a clearly hopeless medical ca...

Climate is no ubiquitous explanation of fluctuations in reindeer numbers

2016-12-29
Exploitation of natural resources, such as forestry or gas and oil extraction, and management practices may have faster and greater impacts on reindeer populations than does climate change, a study finds. However, climate change should not be forgott...

Ultrasound detects heart dysfunction after successful repair of aortic narrowing

2016-12-19
New echocardiographic ultrasound methods can non-invasively evaluate deformation of the heart muscle in order to identify abnormal function in children who were operated for coarctation (narrowing) of the aorta. Surgical intervention in infants is a ...

Christians less stressed than others during Christmas holidays

2016-12-19
Christmas is meant to be a joyous celebration, but on the contrary, people are experiencing on average a decrease in life satisfaction and emotional well-being than at other times during the year. However, Christians, particularly those with a high d...

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