Psychological effects of abortion new evidence. Teenagers who continue their pregnancy reduce their suicide risk by 50%

“Continuing the pregnancy in teenagers is a protective factor that reduces the risk of suicide by 50% and death from other causes by 40%”. A study publised in European Journal of Public Health (see HERE)  conducted in Finland suggests that education and motherhood...

First major step in the treatment of blood diseases from adult cells

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine  have developed an innovative method for obtaining blood cells (adult cells) from the endothelial cells of blood vessels (see HERE) to imporove blood diseases treatment. A peculiar characteristic of this technique is that abundant blood cells...

Transsexual (female-to-male) dies after undergoing a sex reassignment hysterectomy surgery

A 25-year-old Georgia (U.S.A.) woman, Rebeccah Feldhaus, who wanted to be a man and had changed her name to Rowan, has died of sepsis after undergoing a hysterectomy*. A risk that must be considered  before undergoing sex reassignment hysterectomy with a complete information of...

Three leading medical international organizations have declared against euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide

“However, permitting physicians to engage in euthanasia would ultimately cause more harm than good.” The IAHPC, a leading international organization in the area of palliative care, has recently declared in an article published in the Journal of Palliative Medicine,...

UK Government announced “Everybody will be organ donor by law” which is provoking a large debate

“I would opt out because organ donation should be a present and not for the state to assume that they can take my organs without asking” Could measures who aims resolve the shortage of organs for transplant (see HERE) affect the end of life patients dignit...

Mitochondrial transfer clinic opens its doors when several safety issues remain unclear

This tecnique include, in all its applications, generating of new individuals in vitro, who will only be implanted in their mothers if they are healthy and, if not, they will be discarded The first clinic offering mitochondrial transfer techniques, called Darwin Life, has been...

Could genome sequencing in healthy persons create “sick patients for life”? Lights and shadows of this

The genome sequencing in healthy persons can be useful, provided that such information is handled with the necessary confidentiality and used with the medical and ethical caution required On 27th June, the journal Annals of Internal Medicine published a study in which researchers...

Teenage depression has reached “worryingly high” levels. 25% of girls are depressed

“Worryingly there is evidence that parents may be underestimating their daughters’ mental health needs” According to a major study by University College London which tracked more than 10,000 teenagers found widespread emotional problems among today’s youth, with...

New statistics on assisted reproduction in Europe. The pregnancy rate for IVF has not improved

Overall, the pregnancy rate for IVF (in our opinion the more relevant rate) has not improved in Europe, it is around 35% The 33rd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) has just been held in Geneva, Switzerland. At the meeting, Dr...

Transgender activists multiple assailants attack on Maria MacLachlan because they opposed the debate taking place

Must these persons find their voice if there is to be reasoned discussion of that legislation that affects all? The intention for women who congregated at the emblematic Hyde Park Speakers’ Corner in London on 13 September was directed to a meeting to discuss the impact of the...