Can twin pregnancies be produced using IVF if only one embryo is transferred?

How is it possible?  Could it indicate that a diagnosis of the couple’s infertility must be required before starting an assisted procreation process? A recent study published in Fertility and Sterility evaluated the rate of twin pregnancies – both monozygotic (identical twins)...

Bioethical approach of “Medicine babies” or saviour siblings as therapeutic remedy for his older brother or sister

“Saviour sibling”  will always be considered as a therapeutic remedy for his older brother or sister  Saviour siblings new term. Just when the controversy over the production of “medicine babies” seems to have almost passed — since the establishment of umbilical cord blood banks...

Are killer robots stars of a new global arms race?

Countries spending billions on ‘third revolution in warfare’ and UN debates regulation of AI-powered weapons. The US is currently working on the prototype for a tail-less, unmanned X-47B aircraft, which will be able to land and take off in extreme weather conditions and refuel in...

Does post-abortion syndrome exist? New large study

A recurring medical issue is whether or not post-abortion syndrome exists. We previously examined this topic in depth in a large study, reaching the conclusion that post-abortion syndrome (as medical language define it) does not exist as such, but out of all doubt...

Palliative care and sedation. When is it suitable to sedate a patient and when is it covert euthanasia?

A proportional sedation of intense sufferings patients totally invalidates pro-euthanasia arguments In Italy, the mystery surrounding the circumstances of the death of Marina Ripa de Meana, multifaceted writer and Italian cinema and television celebrity, who died on 4 January at...

A modern brain-ebalming procedure. Digital inmortality is offered by uploding people’s minds on to the cloud to preserve them forever

San Francisco-based Nectome has proposed a technique to embalm the brains of dying humans so that they can be revived at a later date (Mail On Line 4 – 3 – 2018) The brain-embalming company is promoting euthanasia to people hoping for “digital immortality...

Children born through surrogacy and his mother have more medical problems

Children born after gestational surrogacy, and the mothers themselves, have more medical issues Issues related to gestational surrogacy are currently the subject of considerable social debate. In relation to this, we have contributed in a book on this topic, where this matter is...

Does lower maternal contact affect the epigenetics of the child? The findings could help the most underprivileged children to receive better care.

Children who received little care showed slower epigenetic aging that could cause delays in their development.  As happens in other mammals, such as rats or macaques, the proper social and cognitive development of human babies depends on physical contact with their mothers or...

Shades and lights of HIV/AIDS epidemy

Apart from World AIDS Day, last Friday, 1 December, and perhaps to gather annual data from UNAIDS and a specific Congress, there is almost no talk of a disease that affects 36.7 million people, spreads to 1.8 million every year and kills one million people annually around the...

Social Freezing. Has it medical and ethical difficulties?

“To freeze the eggs of their female employees, “in order to attract and promote female talent”. Occasionally, and for various reasons, some women wish to postpone motherhood. The most common procedure used to achieve this is to freeze their eggs while young, generally...