Syphilis cases up 20 per cent in one year

Jun 15, 2018 by

from The Christian Institute: Cases of syphilis – the sexually transmitted disease which left untreated can lead to meningitis and heart problems – have risen by a fifth in just one year. Public Health England (PHE) said there were over 7,000 cases of the STI in 2017, with the vast majority among...

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Why the Hippocratic Oath Still Matters

Jun 12, 2018 by

by  Aaron Rothstein, Public Discourse: The Hippocratic Oath offers physicians of any generation guidelines, proscriptions, and prescriptions about how to be a good physician. We may not agree with all of its conclusions, but if we unthinkingly dismiss them, we do so at our own peril. […] ...

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Scientists build synthetic embryos

May 6, 2018 by

by Xavier Symons, Bio Edge: Scientists from the universities in the Netherlands have successfully created synthetic embryo-like structures from mouse stem cells, raising hopes of new insights into the causes of infertility. The model embryos resemble natural ones to the extent that, for the first...

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The Soviet-style revolution

Apr 15, 2018 by

by Peter Hitchens, Mailonline: Is there any better illustration of the huge Soviet-style revolution we have suffered than this moving picture of nurses in an NHS hospital, praying before the start of their shift, half a century ago? Nursing and hospitals themselves are more or less a Christian...

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Family seeks wrongful death lawsuit after loss of frozen embryos

Apr 5, 2018 by

from SPUC: The case raises ethical questions around IVF  A couple whose frozen embryos were destroyed in a storage tank malfunction could seek action for wrongful death – if a judge rules that an embryo is considered a life. This is just one of the dozens of lawsuits facing The University...

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Why conscientious objection in the medical profession must be protected

Mar 21, 2018 by

By Fiona Bruce MP, Politics Home. The Conscientious Objection (Medical Activities) Bill is scheduled for Committee Stage in the House of Lords this Friday, and I have been watching its progress with interest. The Bill’s sponsor is Baroness Nuala O’Loan – a widely respected legal mind in the Lords...

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