Proposal to increase chemical abortion by telemedicine in the United States

We must not forget all the medical and ethical difficulties that accompany abortion and, of course, chemical abortion. At the present time, the states of Mississippi, Missouri, and South and North Dakota in the United States have only one abortion clinic per state, which of...

Suicide rate increases in the United States. Rises 2% every year

The largest increase occurred in 10-14 year old girls After the steady decline in suicide rates in the United States in the last decades of the 20th century, they now appear to have risen sharply. This suicide rate increases has been observed in both, men and women, and in all...

Tracheal transplants debate performed by Paolo Macchiarini in the Karolinska Hospital continues

The debate regarding the ethicality of the tracheal transplants performed by Paolo Macchiarini in the Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm continues. A consequence of this controversy has been the resignation of Anders Hamsten as Vice-Chancellor of the Karolinska Institute, the same...

Brain tissue repair advances. Human nerve cells derived from astrocytes

Within the possibility of deriving cells from others already existing in our body, in the area of cell therapy, scientists have managed to reprogram brain astrocytes into neurons in the way to achieve brain tissue reapair. As we know, neuronal loss is thought to be definitive in...

Adult stem cells could effectively substitute embryonic cells in regenerative medicine

Many technics showed that adult stem cells could effectively substitute embryonic cells in cellular therapy. One medical and ethical problem to resolve is to find adequate substitute for the use of embryonic stem cells in regenerative and reparatory medicine. The best possibility...

Essure. Negative side effects of this contraceptive

The contraceptive Essure appears to have objective side effects. The North American FDA has received 5,093 complaints of such effects, although complainant groups state that more than 25,000 women have suffered some effect, such as persistent pain, perforation of the uterus or...

Infertility. Number of women attending assisted reproduction clinics increased

The number of women aged between 15 and 44 years old who attend infertility clinics varied from 9% in 1982 to 15% in 1995; in 2002 it fell to 12%, and remained at this level over the period 2006-2010. Although the percentage of women attending these clinics has increased during...

Defenders of the right to life continues to grow in the United States public opinion

Defenders of the right to life continues to grow in USA. A study has noted that “for the better part of almost three decades, public opinion polling has consistently shown a solid majority of Americans are opposed to the vast majority of elective abortions performed annually in...

Can an ovary be artificially produced ?

Woman fertility treatment a promising possibility. The possibility of creating an artificial ovary is a new treatment possibility for restoring fertility in women who cannot benefit from transplanting cryopreserved ovarian tissue, as they have a tumour and there is a chance that...

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...