United States healthcare providers refuse to participate in executions

Capital punishment in the United States is socially highly controversial, especially in two areas: participation of healthcare providers in the execution, and obtaining the drugs used in it. Between 1976 — when the death penalty was reinstated — and 2015, 1,418 people were...

Human infertility. Microsurgery for the treatment of tubal obstruction. Ethical and medical aspects

‘Reconstructive microsurgery could be important in the treatment of infertility’ One topic discussed in relation to the treatment of human infertility is the efficacy of tubal microsurgery for the treatment of Fallopian tube obstruction and its efficacy compared to in...

Sexually transmitted diseases found in 25% of sexually active teenagers in the United States

Programe based on creating a website, especially targeted at sexually active teenagers Around 1 in 4 sexually active teenagers in the United States are infected with a sexually transmitted diseases, such as chlamydia or human papilloma virus; moreover, teenagers and young people...

One in every ten children in Spain is born as a result of assisted reproduction techniques

Spain, report 116,688 fertility treatments, placing Spain at the head of Europe and the third leading country in the world. Spain finally has its first national register of fertility treatments. Clinics have not been obliged to share their data until now, so this could not be...

CRISPR used for the first time in humans

A team led by oncologist Lu Youou at Sichuan University in China has become the first to use the revolutionary CRISPR technique on a patient with aggressive lung cancer as part of a clinical trial at the West China Hospital, according to an article published in Nature. The use of...

Psychological side effects of abortion

A widely debated topic is whether there is such thing as “post-abortion syndrome”, or if some psychological disorders exist only after induced abortions. A recent study on this subject (see HERE) has concluded that, while some women do develop psychological disorders...

Science and religion are complementary, said a great agnostic biologist

The opinion of the great American agnostic biologist Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002) on Science and Religion, which he shared abundantly in essays on multiple scientific topics, held that there are complementary and are non-overlapping magisteria. Science and Religion...

Euthanasia applied to a minor in Belgium for the first time

Last September, news spread that euthanasia had been applied to a minor in Belgium for the first time.  In 2014, Belgium became the second country — after the Netherlands — to decriminalise this practice for minors (pediatric euthanasia), and the first to do so with no age limit...

She aborted her child to save her brother’s life. A paradigmatic case of medical and ethical manipulation

Can bone marrow really not be obtained from a pregnant woman? Because if it can, there would be no medical reason to have to resort to abortion. Yang Li’s brother urgently needed a bone marrow transplant to treat his disease. Yang Li, who was 12 weeks pregnant, was an...

Controversy over evolution. Natural selection an incomplete reading of evolutionary biology

Thomas Nagel calls into question the pertinence of materialist naturalism. The controversy has been echoed even in the mainstream media, such as The New York Times and The Weekly Standard. With the publication of his “Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception...