It seems necessary for women undergoing IVF treatments to be informed of the possible negative consequences

Although often not discussed, in-vitro fertilisation can have particular medical complications. In relation to this, a recent paper published in...
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A short history of the morning-after pill in the United States

When Barack Obama was elected president of the United States at the end of 2008, many of his voters thought that they were going to change many...
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French doctors call for restrictions in the use of third and fourth generation contraceptives.

In France, there is growing opinion that the prescription of third and fourth generation contraceptives should be stopped, as it is becoming...
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Neurological disorders in preterm children.

One major ethical issue is to determine whether babies born very prematurely should be kept alive using life support techniques when there is a...
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Transform embryonic stem cell into neurons

According to an article published in Nature Biotechnology (doi:10.1038/nbt.2565.published online 21 April 2013), a group of researchers from the...
Posted On 12 May 2013
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A recent study of assisted procreation

An issue frequently discussed in relation to the world of assisted procreation is to try to correctly determine the incidence of infertile...
Posted On 12 May 2013
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USA: Suicides

As discussed in JAMA (309; 973, 2013), a report from the “Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)” in the United States, which collected data from 21...
Posted On 12 May 2013
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Effects of free contraceptive methods

The debate generated in the United States about whether religious institutions who employ women of reproductive age have an obligation or not to...
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USA HIV stadistics

It is estimated that there were around 48,100 new HIV infections in the United States in 2009. Of these, 27% occurred in heterosexual men and...
Posted On 12 May 2013
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South Africa combat HIV

The huge effort made by South Africa to combat HIV infection has ensured that around 1.9 million people received anti-retroviral therapy in 2012...
Posted On 12 May 2013
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Spain is cutting investment in biomedical research

As an immediate consequence of the current economic difficulties, the Spanish pharmaceutical industry has reduced its financial donations to...
Posted On 12 May 2013
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New prenatal test

The development of new prenatal tests to detect aneuploidy, by studying foetal DNA, could mean a real revolution in this medical field. However,...
Posted On 12 May 2013
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Fertility and treatment of cancer

Conserving fertility in women who are to be treated for cancer is a major medical and ethical problem. Three possibilities have been proposed to...
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Stem cell experiments

Stem cell experiments, possibly fraudulent, continue. A North American company in Broomfield, Colorado (United States), is offering stem cell...
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Production of neuronal structures from iPS cells

It has been amply confirmed that iPS cells can be used to obtain various disease cell lines that can be used to further the study of these...
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Reproductive hormones

It has been known for some time that reproductive hormones, especially oestrogens, may favour the development of breast cancer. Given this...
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Major N.Y. abortion clinic

According to an article published in the New York Daily News on 1st October 2012, a major New York abortion clinic, Sunset Park, has decided to...
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Prospects for HIV/AIDS patients

In relation to the possibility of ending HIV infection or AIDS, there are lights and shadows, but certainly more lights than shadows. Although...
Posted On 12 May 2013
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Swedish surgeons perform the first mother-to-daughter uterus transplant.

A team of Swedish surgeons from Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg have performed a mother-to-daughter uterus transplant for the first...
Posted On 12 May 2013
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iPS cells : have them the same characteristics of embryonic stem cells?

A concern raised some time ago is to determine whether the iPS cells produced from adult somatic cells have the specific characteristics of...