España cae al nivel de Rumanía en servicios de cuidados paliativos

Los españoles cuentan con los mismos equipos especializados en esta materia que los que tenían hace ocho años. En España la creación de unidades de cuidados paliativos en los centros sanitarios se ha estancado hasta caer a niveles como los de Rumanía, mientras otros países de la Unión Europea han promovido el acompañamiento a los enfermos…

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Towards new regenerative therapies to create in-vivo blood vessels?

Faced with the permanent shortage of organ donors, researchers are looking into alternatives. 3D-bioprinting “to build fully functional organs outside the body” has already begun to prove its worth: for example, to create artificial corneas that can be transplanted into the eye. However, bioprinting requires extensive equipment for culturing and transplanting. Researchers at the University of Fribourg…

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Euthanasia drops by 7% in the Netherlands in 2018.

By Richard Egan, researcher with the Australian Care Alliance The latest annual report on euthanasia and assisted suicide from the Netherlands shows that in 2018 the number of reported deaths by euthanasia decreased – for the first time since legalisation – to 6126 (a 7% decrease from 6585 cases in 2017). Dutch deaths by euthanasia for 2018 include…

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MAR: 1,000 EMBRYO ADOPTIONS IN SPAIN

Resulting from medically assisted reproduction procedures, supernumerary embryos will be destroyed, handed over for research or offered for adoption, depending on the decision made by their biological parents. In Spain, this latter option is offered to heterosexual couples, gay men, and even single women by the Institut Marquès, a clinic specialising in MAR. Today, when…

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