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Can lifestyle choices improve the odds of IVF working for you?
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Can lifestyle choices improve the odds of IVF working for you?
29 May 2018 - by Sarah Norcross
Earlier this month, an Australian study was published which looked at whether acupuncture increases the likelihood of a live birth in women undergoing IVF. The lead researcher concluded that 'the findings do not support the use of acupuncture to improve the rate of live births among women undergoing IVF'. Arguments about the pros and cons of the study continue online... [Read More]
Analysis backs genes and cleanliness theory of leukaemia
29 May 2018 - by Dr Charlott Repschlager
A review of more than 30 years of research suggests that the most common form of childhood leukaemia is caused by a three-step process involving two genetic mutations and lack of infection during infancy... [Read More]
Bury CCG considers axeing fertility treatments
29 May 2018 - by Chandni Patel
A Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in the north of England is considering cutting funded IVF cycles to save money... [Read More]
Chicken chimaera embryos reveal 'organiser cells' in humans
29 May 2018 - by Grace O'Regan
A master 'organiser' has been revealed in human embryonic tissue for the first time by research using human stem cells grafted onto chicken embryos... [Read More]
Traces of early-life trauma in men passed on in sperm
29 May 2018 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi
Human sperm possess a 'memory' of early life trauma that can be transmitted to offspring through changes in microRNA levels, a new study has shown for the first time... [Read More]
Act to widen fertility care access goes to US House and Senate
29 May 2018 - by Jen Willows
A bill has been introduced into the US Senate and House of Representatives, which, if passed, would significantly widen access to fertility treatment. [Read More]
CRISPR used to block HIV virus replicating in cells
29 May 2018 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
Scientists in Japan have harnessed genome editing to successfully block the HIV virus from replicating inside infected cells.... [Read More]
Half of women who freeze eggs have regrets
29 May 2018 - by Eleanor Taylor
A survey of women who chose to freeze their eggs has shown that around half experienced some regret, despite most saying they were happy with their decision... [Read More]
Virus trained to attack ovarian cancer cells
29 May 2018 - by Martha Henriques
A virus has been reprogrammed to attack ovarian cancer cells in mice, effectively destroying tumours... [Read More]

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