Human sexual dimorphism. Do men and women also have different brain structures?

There are differences in the brain structure between men and women. The brains of adult males are 14% larger than female brains, with larger ventricles and a higher ratio of white grey matter; however, no differences were found in the hippocampus Some time ago, we discussed an...

Global maternal mortality: significantly reduced in the last 15 years

A study that included data from 171 countries showed a reduction in maternal mortality, with 385 deaths per 100,000 births in 1990 compared to 216 in 2015. Percentage-wise, the reduction varied in this time period from an annual reduction of 1.8% in the Caribbean region to 5% in...

CRISPR/Cas9 for the treatment of haemophilia and other hereditary diseases is being investigated

CRISPR/Cas9 a genetic practise The use of CRISPR/Cas9 , to which we have often referred in Bioethics News (see HERE), in reference to the fact that it could be used to cure diseases due to an alteration in a single gene, is being investigated to treat haemophilia and other...

HIV infection. Home self-test kits avaliable by post

In April 2015, the over-the-counter sale of HIV infection self-testing kits was approved in the United Kingdom. This measure has fostered certain debate about the ethicality of this practice. A study published in the Journal of Medical Ethics (41; 809-813, 2015) concluded that...