• First British Baby Born Using 'Musical IVF'

    Added On : 25th October 2013

    Gay couples and women over 40 to get free fertility treatment: guidelinesFreddie is the first British child born using musical IVF, in which the egg is played songs from Michael Jackson to Nirvana to help with the fertilisation process

    The first British baby has been born using music-assisted fertility treatment.

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  • Study Ties Chemical BPA...

    Added On : 15th October 2013

    waterbottles_istock.jpgStudy Ties Chemical BPA to Possible Miscarriage Risk

    New research suggests that high levels of BPA, a chemical in many plastics and canned food linings, might raise the risk of miscarriage in women prone to that problem or having trouble getting pregnant.

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  • This Surgery for Colon Cancer...

    Added On : 9th October 2013

    Advanced colonoscope has wider range of view thanThis Surgery for Colon Cancer May Benefit Seniors

    Patients who had the less-invasive procedure were less likely to need nursing home care, study finds

    Seniors who have minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery for colon cancer are much less likely to end up in a nursing home after being discharged from the hospital than those who have open surgery, a new study finds.

    One expert not connected to the research said the study adds valuable information for patients.

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  • Scientists Find Simple 'Scratch' Technique Improves...

    Added On : 8th October 2013

    Gently scratching the lining of the womb in the month before IVF treatment was shown to increase in the clinical pregnancy rate of women undergoing IVFScientists Find Simple 'Scratch' Technique Improves IVF Treatment Success

    A simple 15-minute procedure costing less than £100 has been shown to nearly double the success rate of IVF treatment, a new study has disclosed.

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  • Hormone Therapy Won't Prevent...

    Added On : 2nd October 2013

    They are the most common type of benign tumor inHormone Therapy Won't Prevent Disease After Menopause: Analysis

    But follow-up research shows that short-term use for hot flashes remains an option

    No good evidence supports using hormone replacement therapy after menopause to prevent heart disease or other chronic ills, but short-term use for hot flashes should be an option.

    That's the conclusion of the latest analysis of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI), a group of major U.S. trials set up to test use of hormone replacement therapy for preventing chronic diseases in healthy, older women.

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  • Researcher Finds Biological Risk Factor...

    Added On : 25th September 2013

    061913_hn_obesity_640.jpgResearcher Finds Biological Risk Factor Underlying Obesity-related Cancers

    Being overweight or obese is known to be associated with an array of health issues, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. But obesity and poor nutrition can also lead to another lesser known, yet very serious, health outcome: cancer.

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  • Australian Woman Pregnant...

    Added On : 3rd September 2013

    Australian woman pregnant after pioneering ovarian transplantAustralian Woman Pregnant After Pioneering Ovarian Transplant

    An Australian woman is pregnant after undergoing a pioneering operation in which ovarian tissue was transplanted into her abdomen.

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  • Induced Labour 'Linked to Autism'

    Added On : 13th August 2013

    Children whose mothers needed drugs to start giving birth are slightly more likely to have autism, US researchers say.

    A study of 625,000 children, published in JAMA Pediatrics, showed the autism link was stronger in boys.

    Scientists have called for more research to explain the difference as it is not clear why there would be a link.

    Doctors said inducing labour was safe, necessary and could save a baby's life.

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  • UK Government Backs Three-person IVF

    Added On : 29th June 2013


    The UK looks set to become the first country to allow the creation of babies using DNA from three people, after the government backed the IVF technique.

    It will produce draft regulations later this year and the procedure could be offered within two years.

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  • Antidepressants 'Could be Risk to Unborn Babies'

    Added On : 25th June 2013

    David WilsonThe risk posed by some popular antidepressants in early pregnancy is not worth taking for women with mild to moderate depression, an expert has warned.

    Professor Stephen Pilling says evidence suggests SSRIs can double the risk of a child being born with a heart defect.

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