Capital punishment. Should have a doctor present?

Capital punishment ia a subject with major ethical undertones, widely debated in the United States, is to determine whether or not a physician or experienced medical personnel should be present at executions by lethal injection of persons condemned to capital punishment. This...

Terminally ill patients. Is it ethical to withdraw food and water?

Advance directives have raised these long-standing issues again, such as withholding or withdrawing nutrition and hydration in terminally ill patients. This matter has been the object of lawsuits, debates and analysis, such as the one published by the Hastings Center last June...

Has the morning after pill mechanism only an anticonceptive effect

Why is the morning after pill mechanism often silenced? Teenage pregnancy is a significant public health issue.(1) Worldwide, some 15 million pregnancies occur every year among young women aged 15 to 19,(2) approximately 1.25 million in the 28 OECD (Organization for Economic...

Face transplant in an American firefighter. Ethical assessment and a brief historical review

By far the most extensive performed successfully Patrick Hardison is a 41-year-old former American firefighter who suffered facial burns while trying to save the life of a woman in a fire. The burns resulted in severe facial disfigurement, causing him major problems with vision,...

Eugenics. Embryos lost due the Genetic Diagnosis

Data from the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) on the use and results of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) in Europe have been published. The main data included in the report are as follows: The study included 11,130 oocytes collected, 12.8 per...
Posted On 06 Feb 2015
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A Chinese metha analysis showed relationship between induced abortion and breast cancer confirmed

A significant relationship between induced abortions and the risk of breast cancer. A meta-analysis (Cancer Causes and Control, DOI.10.1007/sl0552-013.0325-7), has revealed a link between breast cancer and abortion. The Chinese study made use of data from 14 Chinese provinces....
Posted On 03 May 2014
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The use of oral contraceptives increases the risk of venous thrombosis

3,110 publications on the subject, selecting 25 of these which published 26 studies Each day more data emerges which shows that oral contraception increases the risk of venous thrombosis in women who use these drugs. Now a systematic review provides a comprehensive examination of...
Posted On 31 Mar 2014
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