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Zulehkha Waheed

Zulehkha Waheed was previously a Volunteer Writer at BioNews.

BioNews News articles written by Zulehkha Waheed:
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Ban on fertility treatment for obese women proposed
10 April 2007 - by Zulehkha Waheed
Obese women should have fertility treatment withheld, according to a report from a leading group of Scottish doctors. Their recommendation is an attempt to reduce growing costs within the National Health Service (NHS), where resources are already over-stretched. According to the Scottish Committee of the Royal College... [Read More]
UK Biobank project gets underway
4 April 2007 - by Zulehkha Waheed
The UK Biobank project, which aims to collect biological samples and medical information from half a million Britons, has finally got underway in Manchester, after eight years of preparation and planning. The scheme aims to recruit volunteers between the ages of 40-69, who will give up... [Read More]
FDA approves breast cancer recurrence test
16 February 2007 - by Zulehkha Waheed
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a genetic test that can give women with breast cancer an estimate of whether the disease is likely to return within five to ten years. The MammaPrint test - made by Dutch company Agendia - relies on an intricate computer... [Read More]
Study supports use of 'soft' IVF treatment
5 February 2007 - by Zulehkha Waheed
Women trying to have a baby using standard in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) techniques are spending money on unnecessary drugs that have harmful side-effects and which could be compromising their health, according to the authors of a new report published in the Lancet medical journal. In standard IVF, two... [Read More]
Family balancing unethical, say US doctors
4 February 2007 - by Zulehkha Waheed
The Ethics Committee of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (ACOG) has said that helping patients to choose the sex of their offspring to avoid serious sex-linked genetic disorders is considered ethical for doctors, but gender testing simply for 'family balancing' is ethically untenable. The opinion... [Read More]
Stem cells used to create heart muscle with blood supply
28 January 2007 - by Zulehkha Waheed
Scientists at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have created new heart muscle with its own blood supply using human embryonic stem cells. The team published its research online in the journal of Circulation Research. Despite progress over the past two decades in treating cardiac disease, there are... [Read More]
Younger eggs linked to increased lifespan?
26 November 2006 - by Zulehkha Waheed
New research from the University of Chicago in the US suggests that first-born children of young mothers have the best chance of living to 100; statistical results show this to be up to 1.7 times more likely than their siblings. Results were produced by studies from US... [Read More]