June 2021 Edition
BioethicsNews en inglés


nº 97

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Our review of perilous “slippery slope” of euthanasia topic by topic

"Slippery slope" that facilitates euthanasia practices, not only in terminal patients." In countries where euthanasia and assisted suicide have been legalized certain — usually stringent —, conditions are required. Over time, however, these initial requirements may be eased, until… Read more
Euthanasia legal and social aspects. An approach with the very data of countries where it is legal. Disgrace medicine, society and justice

Could patent waivers be the solution to quickly achieving global immunization?

patents waivers solution
An international debate has been raging on whether or not to advocate waivers on patents for vaccine production, with views in favor of and against…Read more

Marijuana legalization current and future outcomes. One step more to the uncontrollable abuse drug crisis

Youth marijuana uncontrollable crisis could be increased. As we know, the increase in drug addiction has significant medical, ethical, social and humanitarian repercussions that affect developed countries in particular. For example, the opioid crisis in the United States (U.S.) has resulted in an unprecedented number of deaths from overdoses with an increase during pandemic… Read more
marijuana uncontrollable crisis


World Medical Association's Ethical Code new draft would eliminate the current concept of medical conscientious objection

Last February 21 we published an article reporting a change in the German medical code removing from their charter the sentence: “A doctor may not provide any assistance for suicide.” Now the WMA proposes a change that concerns bioethicists… Read more
Conscientious objection in medicine approached by WMA draft

Harms Linked to Unapproved Stem Cell Interventions and Right to Try laws

Stem cell unapproved therapies allowed
Two of the great advances in medicine are regenerative therapy and stem cell treatments. They are relevant numbers of products and therapies, several of them have been approved by the FDA but many more are in the trial phase… Read more

Demographic long-lasting winter. The latest CDC provisional report of births data has been published

Demographic long-lasting winter continues... The latest CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) provisional report of births data published this month shows that the plummet has continued in 2020…

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generational replacement Fertility rate dramatic drops


Boys born with an extremely low birth weight (ELBW) age faster than their female peers

Boys born with low birth weight (ELBW) age faster than their peers. The current trend is that older mothers have their first child and the great advances in the care and treatment of these children have increased their number…

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Tlow birth weight

Spinal cord injuries (SCI) are the leading cause of disability. A finding facilitates and avoids treatment risks

Spinal cord injury treatments
Spinal cord injury treatments improved Spinal cord injuries (SCI) are the leading cause of disability in the developed world. Trying to find therapeutic solutions is therefore a primary medical objective. Promising experimental studies have been carried out. Scientists have now… Read more

A systematic review of Stroke risk following traumatic brain injury - TBI relevant findings

A great finding to prevent stroke - TBI causes stroke A systematic review of papers studying the risk of stroke following brain injury was published last month in the International Journal of Stroke. The issue is of particular interest given that traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a global health problem, and it… Read more
tbi causes stroke
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