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...

Tattoos and everlasting make-up for everyone: a safe technique?

Appears to be necessary make a well-informed and responsible autonomous decision before tattoos A recent study published in the journal Scientific Reports[1] (see HERE) has shown that the pigments used in tattoos can be detected in the regional lymph nodes, structures related...

Bath Spa University – UK banned a medical research for help people who decided to reverse their gender surgery

“His preliminary findings suggested growing numbers of young people, particularly women, were regretting gender reassignment” James Caspian, a psychotherapist who specialises in working with transgender people, began the research about “detransitioning” at the...

The Charlie Gard case. An ultimate dispassionate ethical reflexion

It is dangerous to exclude ethical judgment from medical decisions in which death is knocking at the door of life In medical cases in which death comes knocking at the door of life, circumstances arise that are not easy to judge and even less easy to resolve. Such cases can be...

Video. Julian Savulescu argues in favour of an experimental treatment for Charlie Gard

We present these videos and selected ideas, wich give a short clear bioethics review of Charlie Gards’s case. Our Observatory fully agrees with his conclusions.  Julian Savulescu (Uehiro Chair in Practical Ethics, Oxford), argues that Charlie Gard, who suffers from an...

Cristiano Ronaldo was born thanks to a conscientious objector

Without the doctor’s reticence and attempts to discourage his mother from aborting. Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother, Dolores Aveiro, published her autobiography in a book entitled, “Mother Courage” with her son’s permission. Role of conscientious objector...

Neonates Resuscitation with serious medical disorders. Remarkable medical and ethical issue

A bioethics problem that often presents is knowing who should make the decision regarding resuscitation of neonates with serious medical disorders and whether this decision should correspond to physicians. In relation to this, an article published in the Journal of Medical Ethics...

Figures of deaths and displacement, due to war and environmental change never seen since World War II

Deaths and displacement due to the war in African countries. The war in Syria has already caused more than 200,000 deaths. More than 10,000 people have died in internal conflicts in Southern Sudan, and in the Central African Republic, around 500,000 have been displaced from their...

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...

European fertility rates and the age at which women were having children worsen

According to a Eurostat report, the European fertility rates in 2008 was 1.61 children per woman. Later, with the eruption of the economic crisis, the figure could only worsen, falling to 1.58 in 2012. The situation is not the same everywhere, however: France and Ireland exhibit...