Fear of death driving push for euthanasia, says medical ethicist
The fear of a miserable death in a hospital bed rather than at home is driving public support for mercy-killing law in the UK.
Filipino nurse jailed for double murder
A Filipino nurse in the UK has been found guilty of deliberately contaminating the intravenous fluids of patients.
British woman seeks to bear dead daughter’s child
Frozen eggs to be fertilised with donor sperm.
Organ trafficking in UK on the rise
A number of cases of organ trafficking have been reported in the UK.
UK woman wins right to refuse life-saving amputation
No treatment without consent, says judge.
Terry Pratchett, novelist, Alzheimer’s campaigner and star euthanasia promoter, dies
But not from assisted suicide.
UK surgeons call for regulation of cosmetic “cowboys”
The Royal College of Surgeons is sick and tired of horror stories and unqualified doctors.
3-parent IVF approved by British Parliament
Bill passes by a vote of 382 to 128. How did scientists win the PR battle?
FGM convictions: Egypt 1, England 0
15 cases a day, and not one single doctor has been convicted in England.
UK may offer free weight-loss surgery to fight epidemic
A quarter of Britons are obese, fuelling a rise in cases of type 2 diabetes, as well as heart disease, fatty liver disease and cancer.
UK gay couple acquires 3 kids from 3 surrogates simultaneously
"When we announced we're actually having three babies of our own our families were stunned but overjoyed"
UK opens national sperm bank
The UK has given a new twist to the one of the oldest arguments for trade protectionism, coddling an infant industry, by launching a national sperm bank.
British right-to-die campaigner starves herself to death
She was afraid that the other alternative, a drug overdose, would not work and she wanted to die at home, not in Switzerland, where assisted suicide is legal.
British MP blasts “three-parent embryos”
In a terse summary of objections to the practice of mitochondrial transfer to prevent serious diseases Sir Edward Leigh, a Conservative MP, told the House of Common this week.
Jimmy Savile meets bioethics
As details continue to emerge of Jimmy Savile’s horrific crimes, a bioethicist is questioning the complicity of healthcare workers in allowing for the abuses.
Tough sanctions for a blind eye
Doctors who failed to raise concerns about colleagues could be struck off, under new guidance being considered by the UK’s General Medical Council (GMC).
UK assisted dying bill: the case against
A number of Lords declared that the bill was dangerous.
UK assisted dying bill: the case for
Excerpts from passionate speeches by some members of the Britain's upper house of Parliament.
Lord Falconer’s assisted suicide bill under attack
Criticism of Lord Falconer’s assisted suicide bill is mounting as the proposed legislation returns to the House of Lords. Public figures are arguing that it would put elderly citizens at risk and may escalate to a Netherlands-style euthanasia epidemic.
Supreme Court withholds judgement on assisted suicide as human right
Britain’s Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by campaigners to have assisted suicide pronounced a human right. The appeal was made by the family of Tony Nicklinson, an assisted suicide advocate who died in 2013.
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