Specially designed computer software discovers “hidden consciousness” in coma patients

Some patients that become unresponsive following a significant brain injury retain a degree of ‘hidden consciousness’ and are more likely to make a recovery, neurologists at Columbia University have found (read HERE entire article). The new specially designed computer software...

Blood test highly accurate. It could identify Alzheimer’s 20 years before symptoms arise

“Ongoing research is changing the outlook on Alzheimer’s from hopeless to hopeful” Up to two decades before people develop the characteristic memory loss and confusion of Alzheimer’s disease, damaging clumps of protein start to build up in their brains....

“No life is unworthy because of the mental disorder it endures”. Bioethical assessment of the Noa Pothoven case.

Is it a case or a trend? Are patients diagnosed with incurable mental disorder being left starving in some countries? Noa Pothoven, a Dutch 17-year-old, was left to die of starvation on 2 June. The teenager had suffered post-traumatic stress, anorexia and depression for several...

Transsexuals suffer “chronic stress associated with higher prevalence of HIV infection, substance use disorders and suicidal tendencies”

Transsexual people assume a gender identity that differs from the biological sex. Which medical problems have these people? Are they informed about the consequences of their decision to don’t-assume their biological sex? Transsexuals’ serious health problems...

The World in a mental health crisis qualified as ‘monumental suffering’. “In this matter, every country is a developing country”

Recent The Guardian’s article began with this astonish phrase, Lancet report says 13.5 million lives could be saved every year if mental illness addressed. Our Observatory has published different issues about this matter, see HERE, now experts present it as a world crisis....

Economic funds allocated in Britain for the prevention of suicide. Suicide latest figures.

New funding in England has been allocated to suicide prevention, around 28.6 million Euros. The aim is to reduce suicides by 10% by 2021, although its final goal is to achieve the desired “zero suicides” for patients with psychiatric disorders. This money is primarily allocated...