ALGORITHM TO PREDICT DEATH IS APPROVED IN THE UNITED STATES

In the United States, the FDA has approved “the very first algorithm to monitor vital signs in patients in order to predict potentially fatal events a few hours before they occur”. Developed by the ExcelMedical Company, this form of “artificial intelligence” detects “subtle changes in vital signs and issues warnings up to six hours before a potentially fatal event occurs”. The…

What might explain the unhappiness epidemic?

Copyright: The Conversation, Academic rigor, journalistic flair. We’d all like to be a little happier. The problem is that much of what determines happiness is outside of our control. Some of us are genetically predisposed to see the world through rose-colored glasses, while others have a generally negative outlook. Bad things happen, to us and in…

The only ethical response to the end of life is palliative care

  More than 300 people have registered to participate in the International Seminar Palliative Care and Euthanasia Social Vs. held at the Congress of Deputies and organized by organizations: European Values ​​and Society Foundation, Family and Human Dignity Association, Jérôme Lejeune Foundation, One Of Us Federation and Network for Political Values.   Jaime Mayor Oreja,…

The March for Life in Paris 2018

The March for Life in Paris, France, took place on January 21 during four hours from the Ponte Dauphine square to the Trocadero esplanade, in the center of Paris. Given the challenges we face today in the defense and protection of human life, the March for Life in Paris wanted to put on the streets…

AMNIOINFUSION—EXPERIMENTAL FOETAL THERAPY, WHICH MUST BE INVESTIGATED IN CLINICAL TRIALS

In an article published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynaecology, bioethics and medical experts express their desire for a more in-depth investigation into ethical issues relating to “amnioinfusion”—experimental foetal therapy. They list ten key questions to be examined: the potential risks and benefits compared to alternatives, information for parents, consent, evaluation of results, fair access, conflicts of…