Males with HIV have a higher risk of cancer

Experts in the study of HIV at Valle de Hebrón Hospital in Barcelona have published a report saying that men with HIV have a significantly higher incidence of malignant neoplasms (cancerous tumors) than in the healthy male population, something that does not occur in women. New...

Cases of children born with severe congenital malformations identified in France. The news was received with concern

41 congenital malformations identified in a region of France, the only one with a rigister of this kind On 30 October last year, REMERA (Register of Congenital Malformations in the Rhône-Alpes region) announced that it had identified eleven cases of children born without hands,...

Important move towards clinical use of pig donor hearts in human patients. New technique allows pig hearts transplanted in monkeys survive for more than six months

One of the major problems in heart transplantation in humans is the shortage of organs to satisfy current clinical demand. Although the use of genetically modified pig hearts has been proposed as a potential solution, and preclinical tests have been carried out in baboon models,...

Catholic University of Korea (CUK) College of Medicine received a 9 millions dollars donation to put life at the centre of every research activity

The pro-life movement cannot be progressed without the support of science, said Korean Cardinal Seoul (AsiaNews) – A renowned Korean life-scientist, Prof Young-chul Sung (pictured), donated 10 billion KRW (about US$ 9 million) to the Catholic University of Korea (CUK) College of...

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...

A step to a cancer vaccine. A promising animal trial with autologous iPS cells

 Cancer vaccine advances A new possible use of iPS cells (see medical and ethical advantages of iPS cells treatment) has been opened up, using them as a type of vaccine against cancer. According to a recent study published in journal CELL (see HERE), autologous iPS cells (i.e....

Global agenda to legalize euthanasia. Australia and the approved law

Euthanasia agenda global (see HERE) reaches Australia. After the parliament approved a bill in this regard in November last year (2017). It is expected to be implemented in 2019, but in the state of Victoria is already in force. The bill provides that in order for a patient to...

When Hospital’s decision-making affects the end of life patients basic rights. Alfie Evans case bioethics approach

New conflictive NHS hospital’s decisions The new conflict between NHS hospital decision supported by English Supreme Court and parents claims has arisen a new strong public opinion reaction and an international debate. Alfie was born on May 9, 2016, but suffered seizures...

Around 4,000 Europeans die while awaiting transplantation in 2016

Organs waiting list continues to increase  We have occasionally spoken of the need to encourage organ donation (see HERE), as the shortage of organs for transplantation is a clear health and social reality. There are 59,168 patients on organs waiting lists in Europe alone. In...

Pregnancy rate in assisted reproduction. Number of pregnancy losses

One aspect that objectively indicates the ethicality of assisted reproduction  practices is the number of pregnancy losses. According to a recent study , this rate in 2013 remained stable with respect to 2012, around 30%, both when in vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic...