The Fertility Show, Manchester Central, 23-24 March 2019
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Getting reliable fertility advice free of commercial interest
18 March 2019 - by Kate Brian
It has never been easier to find information about fertility, with a mass of material online about anything you might want to investigate. There are hundreds of thousands of words covering every condition, test and treatment. And yet it has never been harder to get clear answers to questions. Advice is often conflicting, and it can be hard for lay people to know which sources of information are reliable... [Read More]
Does cannabis really improve sperm counts? The data to date
11 March 2019 - by Professor Sheena Lewis
The study published last month by Dr Jorge Chavarro's group at Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts was indeed a 'surprise study' given the plethora of papers showing contradictory effects... [Read More]
Call for temporary ban on heritable genome editing in humans
18 March 2019 - by Jakki Magowan
A group of international experts is calling for a moratorium on the clinical use of germline genome editing in humans... [Read More]
First legal challenge to 10-year limit on egg freezing
18 March 2019 - by Martha Henriques
A group of women is bringing the UK's first legal challenge to the ten-year limit on preserving frozen eggs... [Read More]
Lawsuit filed on behalf of aborted embryo in Alabama
18 March 2019 - by Georgia Everett
In the first case of its kind, a lawyer will represent an aborted embryo in an Alabama court, potentially setting a precedent that could affect fertility treatments such as IVF... [Read More]
Four in 10 young women would consider egg freezing
18 March 2019 - by Yvonne Collins
A survey by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has found that 44 percent of women aged 18-24 would consider freezing their eggs in the future... [Read More]
Cardiac stem cell study retracted over lack of reliability
18 March 2019 - by Caroline Casey
The Lancet has retracted a 2011 paper reporting clinical trial data using cardiac stem cells isolated by Dr Piero Anversa's former laboratory... [Read More]
IVF baby birth weights have been rising for 25 years
18 March 2019 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
The average birth weight of babies conceived by IVF has increased by approximately 180 grams over a 25-year period, a UK study suggests... [Read More]
Infertility in women linked to greater cancer risk
18 March 2019 - by Catherine Heffner
A woman's risk of developing cancer is up to one fifth higher for those with fertility issues compared with those without these problems, according to new research... [Read More]

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