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CONTENTS Issue #694
The new NICE guideline on fertility: an end to the postcode lottery or just another guideline?
TV Review: The New Normal
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The new NICE guideline on fertility: an end to the postcode lottery or just another guideline?
25 February 2013 - by Mark Johnson
On 20 February 2013, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence published its new guideline on the assessment and treatment of couples with fertility problems... [Read More]
Updated NICE guidance expands entitlements to IVF
25 February 2013 - by Michelle Downes
Women over the age of 40, same-sex couples, and people with disabilities have been addressed for the first time in the updated NICE guideline on fertility treatment... [Read More]
IVF does not increase risk of breast or womb cancer, says study
25 February 2013 - by Dr Lucy Freem
IVF treatment is not associated with an increase in breast, cervical or endometrial cancer, according to analysis of thousands of patient medical records. Ovarian cancer risk was also examined but too few people with ovarian cancer were included in the study for a conclusive result to be shown either way... [Read More]
UN report: 'Reasonable' to suspect that common chemicals have 'serious implications' for health and fertility
25 February 2013 - by Antony Starza-Allen
Untested synthetic chemicals found in many household and industrial products could be associated with adverse health outcomes, including low fertility, says a report by the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Health Organisation... [Read More]
£22 million life sciences prize launched by Facebook and Google founders
25 February 2013 - by Dr Lux Fatimathas
Eleven scientists have each won £2 million as part of a prize to recognise the achievements of biomedical researchers, launched by entrepreneurs including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Google's Sergey Brin... [Read More]
US sperm and egg donors may be unconsenting contributors to stem cell science
25 February 2013 - by Maria Sheppard
Human embryonic stem cell lines approved for federal funding in the USA, may have been derived from sperm or eggs of unconsenting donors... [Read More]
Canadian company charged with illegal trade in surrogacy services, sperm and eggs
25 February 2013 - by Nina Chohan
A Canadian fertility consultancy firm and its owner have been charged with allegedly buying or offering to buy sperm or eggs and surrogacy services.... [Read More]
TV Review: The New Normal
25 February 2013 - by Daniel Malynn
The New Normal is the latest American sitcom to come speeding across the Atlantic. Before you run for cover saying 'no more' and grasp tightly to your worn out box set of Friends, the New Normal (we are told) is different, fresh and let's be honest very camp... [Read More]

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