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.
HFEA finds mitochondrial transfer ‘not unsafe’
The peak UK IVF regulatory body has published its findings on the controversial new procedure known as mitochondrial replacement therapy.
Is the UK too quick on the draw about 3-parent babies?
Two American bioethicists have questioned the haste with which the United Kingdom is seeking to legalise mitochondrial transfer
UK abortion doctors may consult via Skype
Doctors in the UK will be able to give an opinion by Skype or telephone on whether a woman is eligible for a government-funded abortion, according to a clarification from the Department of Health.
Stillborn babies incinerated to heat UK hospitals
Aborted and miscarried babies were used as heating fuel in green waste reduction programmes, according to a Channel 4 investigation
Assisted suicide is too dangerous in times of economic crisis, says disabled UK peer
Moves to legalise assisted suicide in Britain are a threat to the disabled during a time of economic hardship, says Baroness Campbell of Surbiton, a disabled peer.
UK to press ahead with 3-parent IVF babies
Chief Medical Officer announces the launch of a consultation.
UK doctors continue to oppose assisted suicide
After an extensive consultation of its members the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) in the UK will continue to oppose assisted suicide and euthanasia.
UK releases report on animals in research
The government has refused to cap the number of experiments, but affirms its commitment to welfare.
British judge criticizes euthanasia law reform
One of the most respected authorities on end-of-life law in Britain has warned politicians not to legalise assisted suicide.
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