Loneliness. An epidemic that is mobilizing English Government and its worrying many western countries

Is it only an English problem? – See video By the 21st century, loneliness has become ubiquitous. Commentators call it “an epidemic,” a condition akin to “leprosy,” and a “silent plague” of civilization. This year, the U.K. went so far as...

World in mental health crisis of ‘monumental suffering’. “In this matter, every country is a developing country”

Recent The Guardian’s article began with this astonish phrase, Lancet report says 13.5 million lives could be saved every year if mental illness addressed. Our Observatory has published different issues about this matter, see HERE, now experts present it as a world crisis....

A new electronic device could allow the recovery of patients with motor chronic spinal cord injury

Don’t miss the video below Four patients with a complete spinal cord injury walked after a treatment based on an electronic device implanted in their spinal cord and intense training. They were the subject of a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, see the...

Thousands of autistic girls and women ‘going undiagnosed’ due to sex bias

Number of girls and women with the condition in the UK may be vastly underestimated, leading neuroscientist says  Prof Francesca Happé. Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian Hundreds of thousands of girls and women with autism are going undiagnosed due to it being viewed as a...

Charter of rights of the incurable children. Are some children’s life not worth living?

The new scenario deserves particular care and treatments that make specific legislation necessary On 28 May, a seminar course entitled, “Are there incurable children?”, was held at the Bambino Gesù children’s hospital, located at the top of the Janiculum Hill in Rome. One...

Mental health crisis in United Kingdom’s schools with worrying deliberate 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

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...

Contraception in mentally disabled people. Moral assessment

What applies to healthy people is also true for the disabled. Both are equally persons and possess the same dignity When we refer to serious mentally disabled persons, we are not referring to any other situation or condition of disability. In our opinion, the first thing that...

Charlie Gard, the sick baby hospital doctors want to disconnect. Medical and ethical assessement

He and his parents await the Judge’s decision regarding the possibility of withdrawing the life support who keep him alive and the possibility of receiving an experimental treatment in the United States. Dr. Hirano, the Rome doctor and Miss Yates were all hoping to convince...

Has been proposed the use of organs from babies born with lethal malformation for transplants. An ethical approach

The British National Health Service is encouraging pregnant women whose unborn child has some sort of lethal malformation to continue their pregnancy so that the organs of the children can be used for transplantation after birth. A unspecified number of clinicians apparently...
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