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Post-traumatic stress experienced by partners following miscarriage

One in 12 partners experience post-traumatic stress after miscarriage, suggests a new study. The research, led by Imperial College London, surveyed over 100 couples who had experienced early stage pregnancy

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How an egg cell’s ‘operating manual’ sets the stage for fertility

Recent work from Carnegie’s Allan Spradling and Wanbao Niu revealed in unprecedented detail the genetic instructions immature egg cells go through step by step as they mature into functionality. Their

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ENG4NHS: A new organisation to help the NHS and other not-for-profit healthcare organisations

Prof Peter J Ogrodnik is the course director for the MSc in Medical Engineering Design at Keele University and is a founder of the ENG4NHS project. Here, he talks to

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Exposure to vitamin D in the womb might minimise risk of high blood pressure for children born to mothers with pre-eclampsia

Children appear to be at greater risk of having high blood pressure when their mothers had the high blood pressure condition called pre-eclampsia during pregnancy – but this adverse association

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Faecal transplantation can restore the gut microbiota of C-section babies

The human gut contains a diverse ecosystem of microbes: mainly bacteria, as well as viruses and fungi, termed the gut microbiota. Recent years have shown that the gut microbiota have

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Pregnancy complications linked to heightened risk of heart disease and stroke in later life

Along with several other factors, including starting periods early, use of combined oral contraceptives, and early menopause Pregnancy complications such as miscarriage, pre-eclampsia, diabetes in pregnancy (gestational diabetes) and pre-term

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Treat Smarter with Sonata: An expert Q&A to treating uterine fibroids

Promotional feature Earlier this year saw the introduction into the UK of a new, revolutionary technology for the treatment of uterine fibroids. The Sonata System is a clinically proven, minimally

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Full patient enrolment in Phase IIa Menstrual Migraine study

Asarina Pharma AB has reached full patient enrolment in its Phase IIa menstrual migraine (MM) study. 158 women have been recruited as scheduled at seven test centres across Sweden and

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Women could conceive after ovarian tumours

Women receiving fertility-sparing surgery for treatment of borderline ovarian tumours were able to have children, a study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in Fertility & Sterility shows. Natural fertility was preserved

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Exercise before menopause is important to optimise health in later years

The small blood vessels in muscles of women after menopause are less able to grow compared to young women, according to new research published recently in The Journal of Physiology. This means exercising before