Violation of privacy of personal medical data of millions of American patients

“No warning having been given to patients or doctors.” A recent article in the Wall Street Journal (November 13, 2019), entitled Google’s ‘Project Nightingale’ Triggers Federal Inquiry, tackles the massive violation of the right to privacy of patient data. The news...

China approves the first Alzheimer’s drug, giving rise to a debate among experts

According to a news article published by Reuters – Medicine (see HERE), “China is fast-tracking approval for innovative drugs at home in a bid to offer more and cheaper options to patients, as many in the rapidly aging country struggle to find alternatives to costly treatments...

STD “silent epidemic” also becomes an important factor in the spread of mouth cancer

We reported the increase of STD in western countries that reached their historical peak and continue to grow – STD silent epidemic. Governments and supranational entities cannot stop their progress. Above we selected the more relevant of them: The silent global epidemic....

Genetic data privacy in U.S. questioned. Bioethical approach

Human gene sequencing is being used in medicine, and is also being commercialized on a large scale. Additionally, the ongoing Human Genome Project has created a huge database that is increasing daily. In this respect, the National Human Genome Research Institute in the U.S....

A review of recent increasing data on worldwide suicide. Dramatic rise among adolescents

A report published by the World Health Organization – WHO dated in September gives a worldwide overview of suicide “epidemic”.  This report summarizes in five points: Close to 800 000 people die due to suicide every year. For every suicide, there are many more...

“How Gay Are You?” app has been criticized for being “misleading and irresponsible”

In September this year, our Observatory published a special report: A review of the relationship between same-sex attraction and genetics. The report cited a recent study on the matter, in which one of the authors [said that they] were unable to establish whether or not the...

CRISPR used to obtain single-sex offspring in mice

Israeli researchers have used the CRISPR gene-editing tool – read our special report on the issue – to obtain single-sex offspring in mice. In their article published in EMBO reports, the scientists managed to obtain almost exclusively female offspring from the...

Syphilis epidemic in Europe. The epidemic that have characterized the dark ages has reappeared.

Syphilis cases have skyrocketed in Europe, are more common in some countries than new cases of HIV infection, according to a report from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Syphilis – Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017 published in 2019, 33 189...

A possible clinical therapy to treat extremely preterm babies has successfully experimented in ovine fetuses

Prenatal medicine in extremely preterm infants raises important medical and ethical dilemmas. Among the former, possibly the most important is to support their survival with new therapeutic measures. In this sense we sateted in recent articles that “The new possibilities for...

Massive demonstration in Paris against state-funded IVF draft law for lesbian couples.

The debate of the right of same sex couples IVF access reaches its zenith. The marchers weaved from the Luxembourg Garden to the Montparnasse neighborhood, passing by the French Senate, arguing that the project of law deprives children of the right to a father.  France’s health...