Chemical dissolution of cadavers as an alternative to burial and cremation?

Many consider that the remains of their “loved ones” are being treated “as if they were “waste” by this technique Alkaline hydrolysis is a new method, developed in the United Kingdom, which hopes to consolidate itself as an “ecological” alternative to burial and cremation (see...

iPS cells are also used to gain in depth knowledge of diseases. Now Parkinson disease is being more studied in depth by this technique

It appears to have been confirmed that the α-Synuclein gene is the one primarily linked to Parkinson’s disease, while the G209 (p.A53T) mutation of this gene causes a type of Parkinson’s disease characterized by early and severe onset of symptoms. It has now been...

How do adverse major psychological maternal stress during pregnancy affect life expectancy of newborns?

It is affirmed that intrauterine exposure to a major psychological maternal stress affect son longevity in adulthood There is abundant medical evidence that exposure to adverse circumstances during the first few months of pregnancy can affect the vulnerability of the newborns in...

Psychological effects of abortion new evidence. Teenagers who continue their pregnancy reduce their suicide risk by 50%

“Continuing the pregnancy in teenagers is a protective factor that reduces the risk of suicide by 50% and death from other causes by 40%”. A study publised in European Journal of Public Health (see HERE)  conducted in Finland suggests that education and motherhood...

First major step in the treatment of blood diseases from adult cells

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine  have developed an innovative method for obtaining blood cells (adult cells) from the endothelial cells of blood vessels (see HERE) to imporove blood diseases treatment. A peculiar characteristic of this technique is that abundant blood cells...

Transsexual (female-to-male) dies after undergoing a sex reassignment hysterectomy surgery

A 25-year-old Georgia (U.S.A.) woman, Rebeccah Feldhaus, who wanted to be a man and had changed her name to Rowan, has died of sepsis after undergoing a hysterectomy*. A risk that must be considered  before undergoing sex reassignment hysterectomy with a complete information of...

Three leading medical international organizations against euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide

“However, permitting physicians to engage in euthanasia would ultimately cause more harm than good.” The IAHPC, a leading international organization in the area of palliative care, has recently declared in an article published in the Journal of Palliative Medicine,...

UK Government announced “Everybody will be organ donor by law” which is provoking a large debate

“I would opt out because organ donation should be a present and not for the state to assume that they can take my organs without asking” Could measures who aims resolve the shortage of organs for transplant (see HERE) affect the end of life patients dignit...

Mitochondrial transfer clinic opens its doors when several safety issues remain unclear

This tecnique include, in all its applications, generating of new individuals in vitro, who will only be implanted in their mothers if they are healthy and, if not, they will be discarded The first clinic offering mitochondrial transfer techniques, called Darwin Life, has been...

Could genome sequencing in healthy persons create “sick patients for life”?

The genome sequencing in healthy persons can be useful, provided that such information is handled with the necessary confidentiality and used with the medical and ethical caution required On 27th June, the journal Annals of Internal Medicine published a study in which researchers...