A promising step to fertility preservation of childhood cancer survivors by immature testicular tissue grafting

Also, hundreds of patients whose fertility is at risk following toxic therapies would be beneficiated Cancer treatments like chemotherapy can wipe out sperm production, so men who want to one day have children sometimes freeze some before they undergo treatment. Boys who haven’t...

The rehumanisation of progress. Intervention of Dr Gines Marco in the academic act of One Of Us

“One of Us” cultural platform, of which our Observatory is a member, is launched in Paris where more than 300 institutions and intellectuals, from all over the European continent assisted and our Observatory was represented by Dr Gines Marco. We publish below the conference that...

Males with HIV have a higher risk of cancer

Experts in the study of HIV at Valle de Hebrón Hospital in Barcelona have published a report saying that men with HIV have a significantly higher incidence of malignant neoplasms (cancerous tumors) than in the healthy male population, something that does not occur in women. New...

A Canadian report shows that, not only, Euthanasia cases are on the rise but requests for MAiD are not treated as having particular moral considerations

In the Canadian province of Quebec, which has a population of around 8.5 million inhabitants, euthanasia has been legal since December 2015, but each year the number of deaths backed by this law has continued to rise. A report that takes stock of the three years of legalization...

The silent global epidemic. 25% of adolescents will contract an STD before finishing high school

Only HPV infection is responsible for 530,000 cases annually and 264,000 deaths Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are hidden epidemics of tremendous health and economic consequence. They are hidden from public view because many peoples are reluctant to address sexual health...

The vast majority of Italian gynecologists oppose abortion despite strong criticism from pro-abortion groups

In Italy it has been reported that it has become increasingly complicated to have an abortion, as in many regions, more than 70% of gynecologists declare that they are conscientious objectors (as we comment in a post, see HERE). There are regions in which the percentage is close...

Cases of children born with severe congenital malformations identified in France. The news was received with concern

41 congenital malformations identified in a region of France, the only one with a rigister of this kind On 30 October last year, REMERA (Register of Congenital Malformations in the Rhône-Alpes region) announced that it had identified eleven cases of children born without hands,...

Leading doctors in reproductive medicine and transgender clinics open the door to trans women to get womb transplant

Ben Jones, a surgeon at Imperial and member of the Womb Transplant UK organisation is planning the first operations this year Dr Richard Paulson former president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, said, in an interview in “The Mirror”, he could think...

Important move towards clinical use of pig donor hearts in human patients. New technique allows pig hearts transplanted in monkeys survive for more than six months

One of the major problems in heart transplantation in humans is the shortage of organs to satisfy current clinical demand. Although the use of genetically modified pig hearts has been proposed as a potential solution, and preclinical tests have been carried out in baboon models,...

Abortions rise in Spain and now has the third highest number of abortions in Europe. Bioethical approach

Spain now has the third highest number of abortions in Europe, after France and the United Kingdom After five consecutive years of a downturn in the number of abortions in Spain, 94,123 abortions were carried out in 2017, 992 more than the 93,131 performed in 2016. According to...