Guidelines published to prevent STD (sexually transmitted diseases) in prisions. Is this collective receiving these basic needs?

In the last week of May this year, 2018, the “European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control” and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction published guidelines for the prevention and monitoring of contagious diseases in prisons including std...

Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) increasing rates in United State and United Kingdom

The United States is starting to lose the war against sexually transmitted diseases who appears to be a West trend. The main issues are syphilis and gonorrhea. Syphilis rates increased by roughly 18 percent from 2015 to 2016. The majority of the cases occurred in men,...

Chemsex on the rise among homosexuals. How will it affect public health?

Roughly a decade ago, people in Spain began to hear of “chemsex”, a practice that generally takes place between men who have sex with men, and in which certain psychoactive drugs are combined in order to facilitate, enhance or prolong the sexual encounter. Nevertheless, figures...

Increase in neonatal syphilis in the United States

Syphilis screening in all pregnant women is proposed to reduce congenital syphilis increases As we informed in a recent post (see HERE) Syphilis rates increased by roughly 18 percent from 2015 to 2016 in the U.S. Now the article we cited focuses the cases of neonatal syphilis...

LGB adults have more incidence of heart disease and strokes than their straight peers, according to a recent large study

LGB adults have more incidence of heart disease and stroke than their straight peers. The study presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Lifestyle conference in New Orleans, analyzed data collected from 2,445 adults participating in the 2011-2012 National...

Mother-child HIV transmission falls. Thailand example

From the early to mid-1990s, an epidemic wave of HIV-infected women and infants occurred. Heterosexual HIV transmission, as described in the Asian Epidemic Model, was the major mode of spread in Thailand, causing an increasing number of HIV-infected pregnant women a consequently...

Rise in sexually transmitted diseases according to WHO last report

Experts have warned in the 46th edition of the spanish journal EIDON of an upturn in sexually transmitted diseases, as a result of the social and cultural changes derailing the efforts and decline achieved after the “hardest” years of the HIV epidemic. According to...

Genome editing CRISPR-Cas9 technique. Biomedical, ecological and ethical considerations

The real possibility of using this technique for genetic modification of the human germ line, which could have serious and unpredictable consequences in the individuals treated and their offspring; it could also definitively lead to the introduction of transhumanism in society....

Could self-driving cars with no human intervention raise ethical difficulties?

According to the New York Times (15 May 2015), Google is experimenting with a fleet of 100 electric self-driving cars that are designed to drive themselves with complete autonomy (now with 1 million miles traveled). The user travels as a passenger, and cannot even act as a...