Mind and machine. The ethics of brain-computer technologies

Last September, the Royal Society launched a report entitled iHuman: Blurring lines between mind and machine addressing neural interface...

The New England Journal contents could be influenced by the particular ideological bent of the editorial board

The New England Journal of Medicine, which is among the most prestigious medical journals, is apparently not exempt from ideological biases in...

Biggest one-year drop-in from all cancers in the U.S.

Last Tuesday, the American Cancer Society reported that for the 28th consecutive year the number of deaths due to cancer has decreased, but the...

Development of gene-editing tool better than CRISPR-CAS9

Scientists from Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, USA) have published a paper in the journal Nature, in which they present a new gene-editing...

STD epidemic out of control. Considerable increase after decades of worldwide prevention programs. Why?

Our Observatory has published a report on the devastating effects of the dramatic rise of syphilis infection and STD (read HERE) based in an...

Births to women aged 25 and under have steadily decreased and number of over-45s is at the highest level

The current mother’s age of the first child is on the rise in Western societies. Our Observatory is following this trend because it has...

Namibia’s strategy to reach UNAIDS HIV targets will be implemented in the U.S.

Last September, we reported that the UK has UNAIDS targets achieved: 90%-90%-90%: for the diagnosis, treatment, and transmission of HIV (read...

The largest program of uterus transplant from living donors. A third baby was born

The Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas and the Baylor Scott & White Research Institute unveiled that a third baby (girl) had been...

East European countries in the forefront of the prolife culture. Slovakia’s initiative

“Tens of thousands marched in Slovakia’s capital on Sunday calling for a total ban on abortions in the predominantly Catholic central...

A Japanese woman has become the first person with a cornea repaired using iPS, but NHS also obtained good result in this field

We have published two articles on this issue, both in the first stage of health authorities’ approval (see HERE  about Holoclar and a more...

Is vaping a new dangerous drug? A short review of the issue focused on the US

Two recent news articles have asked us to think about it: The first is that the prevalence of “vaping” among adolescents in the...

Suicide continues to be a devastating public health problem. After decades of prevention programs, it is still far from being controlled

Suicide is a devastating public health problem. However, current figures show that numbers are declining, having gone from 1 million suicides per...

WHO: one person dies every 40 seconds from suicide. Leading age group of 15 to 29 years!

“Suicide has become the second leading cause of death in the age group of 15 to 29 years” (WHO report) Rate suicide in many Western...

UNESCO advocates respect for human vulnerability and personal integrity

On 19 October 2005, the UNESCO General Conference adopted the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights. This Declaration contains a...

Review of sexual transmission of HIV in pacients treated with antretroviral drugs

HIV transmission in serodiscordant couples can be virtually eliminated which means that having a healthy child is now is a reality  Sexual...

New finding – Mini-brains spontaneously produce electrical activity similar to the premature babies

“At what point can a mini-brain with brain activity be considered conscious?” Alysson Muotri, a neuroscientist at the University of...

200 million medication errors occur in NHS. Medical and bioethical approach

Medication errors are a serious health issue. It is “greater than ever before” Medical errors have been addressed by our Observatory...

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...

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...

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....