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Her living will became a death warrant

MEDPAGE is a nationwide, on-line, physician information resource. On it, clinical cases are presented to encourage discussion of their bioethical ramifications. Highly regarded thought-leaders weigh in.  In a current scenario, based on a recent real-time incident in the Netherlands, the question arises: Ethics Consult: Euthanize

‘The Pill’ Might Shrink Certain Brain Regions Among Women Taking It

A brain region called the hypothalamus is smaller among women who use birth control pills, compared with non-users, a new study finds. Birth control pills may slightly alter the structure of women's brains, according to a new study.  The study found that women taking the

Card. Parolin on Religion and Medical Ethics; Palliative Care and Elderly Mental Health

Sala stampa della Santa Sede Pubblichiamo di seguito il Messaggio che il Segretario di Stato, l’ Card. Pietro Parolin, ha inviato questa mattina, per l’apertura dei lavori, al Presidente della Pontificia Accademia per la Vita, S.E. Mons. Vincenzo Paglia, e ai partecipanti al Simposio Internazionale

Acoger, proteger y acompañar en la etapa final de esta vida

El presidente de la Subcomisión Episcopal para la Familia y Defensa de la Vida y obispo de Bilbao, Mons. Mario Iceta, presenta el miércoles 4 de diciembre de 2019 el documento “Sembradores de esperanza. Acoger, proteger y acompañar en la etapa final de esta vida”. Le han acompañado en

On the Convention on Climate Change (Madrid, 2-13 December 2019)

To Her Excellency, Mrs. Carolina Schmidt, Minister of Environment of Chile, President of the COP25, Twenty-Fifth Session of the Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Madrid, 2-13 December 2019) On December 12, 2015, the COP 21 adopted the

The dignity of the disabled

Pope: Make the world more human by guaranteeing the dignity of the disabled On the occasion of the World Day of People with Disabilities, December 3rd, Pope Francis recalls how the promotion of the right to participation plays a central role in combating discrimination and

La Defensa de la Vida Humana en Argentina

People First – Caring for the Person Produces Better Outcomes

Bernard Ars, MD, PhD.President of the World Federation of the Catholic Medical Associations. 1. Terminology - Summary The subject that I have been suggested to treat as a challenge has TWO notions: that of ‘Care’ andthat of ‘Better outcomes’, for us physicians; hence, that of

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Pro-life stem cell research finds success

Pro-life stem cell research finds success—and seeks more support November 21, 2019 CNA Daily News News Briefs 0Print Iowa City, Nov 21, 2019 / 03:03 am (CNA).- A Catholic medical research institute has claimed some successes in providing alternatives to research that harvest cells from human embryos–but it

On Crisis Pregnancy Centers

November 25, 2019 Catholic Medical Association Responds to Article on Crisis Pregnancy Centers Philadelphia, PA—The Catholic Medical Association disagrees with information in a recent article published by The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine and The Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, in which a

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