Transsexuals suffer “chronic stress associated with higher prevalence of HIV infection, substance use disorders and suicidal tendencies”

Transsexual people assume a gender identity that differs from the biological sex. Which medical problems have these people? Are they informed about the consequences of their decision to don’t-assume their biological sex? Transsexuals’ serious health problems...

Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Gene therapy achieves restoring the production of dystrophin in affected mouse

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)  is a hereditary potentially fatal disease as it severely affects the muscles. It occurs in 1 in every 5000 newborn males and is due to a genetic defect in the production of dystrophin, a protein found in skeletal and cardiac muscle. See our post...

Lejeune Foundation and pro-life institutions react in defence of Down Syndrome right to live

As the Supreme Court is being asked to consider a law that would ban abortions based solely on a diagnosis of Down syndrome, one mother of a child with Down syndrome argued in an NBC op-ed Tuesday Mom of Daughter With Down Syndrome: OK to Abort Babies With it Because Their Care...

Loneliness. An epidemic that is mobilizing English Government and its worrying many western countries

Is it only an English problem? – See video By the 21st century, loneliness has become ubiquitous. Commentators call it “an epidemic,” a condition akin to “leprosy,” and a “silent plague” of civilization. This year, the U.K. went so far as...

The World in a mental health crisis qualified as ‘monumental suffering’. “In this matter, every country is a developing country”

Recent The Guardian’s article began with this astonish phrase, Lancet report says 13.5 million lives could be saved every year if mental illness addressed. Our Observatory has published different issues about this matter, see HERE, now experts present it as a world crisis....

A new electronic device could allow the recovery of patients with motor chronic spinal cord injury

Don’t miss the video below Four patients with a complete spinal cord injury walked after a treatment based on an electronic device implanted in their spinal cord and intense training. They were the subject of a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, see the...

Launched a book about the rights of incurable children. Ethics, Conflict and Medical Treatment for Children: From disagreement to dissensus

What should happen when doctors and parents disagree about what would be best for incurable children? On April 23 a  case added a new impulse to Charlie Gard parents, Bambino Gesu and bioethicist fight to find an adequate medical protocol legislative and  solution that would...

Thousands of autistic girls and women ‘going undiagnosed’ due to sex bias

Number of girls and women with the condition in the UK may be vastly underestimated, leading neuroscientist says  Prof Francesca Happé. Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian Hundreds of thousands of girls and women with autism are going undiagnosed due to it being viewed as a...

Economic funds allocated in Britain for the prevention of suicide. Suicide latest figures.

New funding in England has been allocated to suicide prevention, around 28.6 million Euros. The aim is to reduce suicides by 10% by 2021, although its final goal is to achieve the desired “zero suicides” for patients with psychiatric disorders. This money is primarily allocated...

Alfie Evans’ parents welcome baby boy four months after losing their firstborn

The parents of Alfie Evans are celebrating the birth of their son – four months after they lost their firstborn to a rare degenerative disease. Kate James, 20, gave birth to a little boy in August who has been named Thomas after his 21-year-old father and said to be...