May 19, 2011

Is ugliness a disease? (via The Ethical Nag)

Posted in health at 9:18 pm by Margi Macdonald

It’s not so very different in Australia. Read on…

Is ugliness a disease? Something strange is happening in medicine, according to physician,  bioethicist and author Dr. Carl Elliott in his landmark article in The Guardian called Is Ugliness a Disease?  No longer, he claims, is medicine being used merely to cure illness. "Medicine is now being used in the pursuit of happiness. We take Viagra at bedtime and Ritalin before work. We inject Botox into our wrinkled brows and rub Rogaine on our balding heads. We swallow Paxi … Read More

via The Ethical Nag

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