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Many young cancer patients don’t receive adequate fertility information and support

All cancer patients of reproductive age should be provided with fertility information and referrals for fertility preservation. A new Psycho-Oncology analysis of the published literature indicates that many cancer patients


Liquorice is a hot trend in hot flashes, but could interact with medications

Liquorice roots have a diverse and flavourful history, having been used in ancient Egyptian times as a tea and in traditional Chinese medicines, all the way to today as a


Breast milk sugars found to fight bacteria

Mother’s breast milk, which consists of a complex and continually changing blend of proteins, fats and sugars, helps protect babies against bacterial infections. In the past, scientists have concentrated their


Mussel-inspired glue could one day make foetal surgery safer

Whether or not to perform foetal surgery is a heart-wrenching decision. This type of surgery involves penetrating the highly delicate amniotic sac, increasing health risks to the foetus. Now researchers


NMC announce radical overhaul of nursing education

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is currently undertaking a radical review of nursing education. This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to review the standards that all nursing students trained in


Young breast cancer patients undergoing breast conserving surgery see improved prognosis

A new analysis indicates that breast cancer prognoses have improved over time in young women treated with breast conserving surgery. The analysis included 1331 patients younger than 40 years treated


Empa scientists develop medication for the unborn baby

An Empa team has succeeded in developing a new three-dimensional cell model  of the human placental barrier. The “model organ” can quickly and reliably deliver new information on the intake


In utero exposure to diesel exhaust could be linked to adult heart failure

According to a study published online in The FASEB Journal, involving mice, gestational exposure to airborne particles derived from diesel exhaust can modify DNA in utero and alter the expression of


Why some women are more likely to feel depressed

New study links duration of estrogen exposure with increased vulnerability to feel depressed: Longer exposure to estrogen shown to provide protection. It’s no secret that the risk of depression increases for women


3D MRI predicts pregnancies complicated by foetal growth restriction

A team of Children’s National Health System research scientists in the US is beginning to provide insights about the poorly understood placenta. Using three-dimensional (3D) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the