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Posthumous #SpermDonation should be allowed, say UK experts

Posthumous #SpermDonation should be allowed, say UK experts

| January 22, 2020

Men in Britain should be allowed to donate sperm after they die to meet growing demand from couples seeking fertility treatment, medical experts say, writes Kate Kelland. Posthumous sperm donation is technically feasible and morally acceptable, the specialists said in a review published in the Journal of Medical Ethics on Tuesday. They argue it should […]

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Is #Coffee worth saving?

Is #Coffee worth saving?

| January 21, 2020

Saudi society is changing rapidly. Women have been allowed, and movie theaters have returned to the kingdom. The international community has, rightly, been supportive of these initiatives, writes Joseph Hammond.  Yet, there are elements of traditional Saudi society worth preserving, which also need international support. One of these is the country’s unique coffee culture. Coffee […]

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Transforming the #GlobalFoodSystem one byte at a time

Transforming the #GlobalFoodSystem one byte at a time

| January 17, 2020

Few areas of our lives remain untouched by new, emerging technologies and growing levels of digitalization, writes Benjamin Addom, Team Leader, ICTs for Agriculture, Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation (CTA). The way we work, travel, interact and access public services have all been transformed by smart devices, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), […]

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#EAPM – ‘Patchwork’ rules won’t mend those genes

#EAPM – ‘Patchwork’ rules won’t mend those genes

| January 15, 2020

Let’s talk about genomics – yes, let’s – and the power that is about to be unleashed by this relatively new and fast-developing technology, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. Peeking just a couple of years down the line and we see that the EU’s regulations in this arena will […]

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Auditors across EU scrutinize #PublicHealth

Auditors across EU scrutinize #PublicHealth

| December 20, 2019

An overview of how auditors across the European Union scrutinize public health has been published today by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) on behalf of the Contact Committee of EU supreme audit institutions (SAIs). Altogether 24 SAIs have contributed to this second Audit Compendium of the Contact Committee. Public health is mainly the responsibility […]

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#EAPM – Santa comes early for convincing Boris victory, but so does flu

#EAPM – Santa comes early for convincing Boris victory, but so does flu

| December 19, 2019

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is already in festive mood, given his impressive win in last week’s general election, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. We can be equally certain that US President Donald Trump is feeling anything but festive, though, given his upcoming impeachment and judging by the six-page letter he […]

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#WHO launches new report on global #Tobacco use trends

#WHO launches new report on global #Tobacco use trends

| December 19, 2019

For the first time, the World Health Organization projects that the number of males using tobacco is on the decline, indicating a powerful shift in the global tobacco epidemic. The findings, published today (19 December) in a new WHO report, demonstrate how government-led action can protect communities from tobacco, save lives and prevent people suffering […]

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