Mental health crisis in United Kingdom’s schools with worrying deliberately self-harm and suicide rates

National Children’s Bureau recent report synthesises the increasing problem of the children in a clue moment of their formation. The authors affirm “We are facing a mental health crisis in our classrooms. The growing number of children and young people experiencing...

Recent study about mental health care in Europe shows dehumanisation, objectification, and lack of even basic care

Images of people incarcerated, unkempt and kept in chains, mocked, and uncared for dominate the history of psychiatry, particularly from the middle ages to the early 20th century. Locked up for years, and forcibly sedated or sterilised, those with mental ill health were subject...

Are biohackers out of control? Gene editing kits offered on Internet permit re-engineer DNA

What could happen when you democratize science -not authorized lab not professional responsibility – and give anyone the ability to edit DNA? In the past few years, so-called biohackers across the country have taken gene editing into their own hands. As the equipment...

United States Government and the practice of surrogation. “Military wives” surrogate mothers

“Most American citizens have no idea that taxpayer-funded Tricare Health Insurance, provided to members of the military, is being used to cover the pregnancy and childbirth costs of surrogate pregnancies for contracting buyers.” In previous articles, we treat the...

Are there genes associated with psychiatric illnesses?

There are many studies that have attempted to evaluate whether there are genes associated with psychiatric disorders. In relation to this, a meta-analysis has been published in Science, evaluating five major psychiatric diseases in order to examine if they can identify any...

Open debate in the UK. Bioethicists and parents argue for a change in childcare law in the UK

 “Best interest” or “independent significant harm test” A paper in the British Medical Journal has called for ‘new solutions’ to disputes between parents and doctors on medical care, in the wake of the Alfie Evans case. Two bioethicists have argued there...

How could synthetic biology facilitate cancer treatments?

Cancer new treatment using synthetic biology At the present time, there are objective limitations for treating certain diseases, such as cancer. Now, Kitada and colleagues study published in NATURE (See HERE) have suggested that part of these limitations can be resolved using...

Have obstetricians and gynecologists the right to conscientious objection in Great Britain?

Physicians and medical personnel conscientious objection to abortions and to prescribe the morning-after pill One of the problems that most concerns healthcare professionals who train at the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH), a faculty of Royal College of...

Is it ethical to cryopreserve ovarian tissue from prepubertal girls who are to undergo cancer treatment?

When a cancer patient is treated with radio and/or chemotherapy, they can become infertile, both men and women. Consequently, ovarian tissue cryopreservation prior to treatment is recommended in women, with the cryopreserved tissue then transferred again to the patient if she...

Criminals could alter their DNA to evade justice with new genetic editing kit

The kit could be bought by Internet for 150 Euros A revolutionary genetic editing technique designed to repair faulty DNA could be used by criminals to evade justice Criminals using a kit available from chemists can manipulate their own DNA to avoid detection on police databases,...