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Specific genetic pattern in the womb could predict IVF treatment outcome

Specific genetic pattern in the womb could predict IVF treatment outcome

Fertility experts in Southampton and the Netherlands have identified a specific genetic pattern in the womb that could predict whether or not IVF treatment is likely to be successful. [More]
Depression in expectant parents during pregnancy increases risk of premature birth

Depression in expectant parents during pregnancy increases risk of premature birth

Depression in both expectant mothers and fathers increases the risk of premature birth, finds a study published in BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG). [More]
CMFT adopts ZedScan system to improve cervical cancer care

CMFT adopts ZedScan system to improve cervical cancer care

DP Medical Systems Ltd has secured a deal with Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) to adopt ZedScan™ as part of its cervical cancer care pathway. [More]
Ovarian cancer screening may help save lives

Ovarian cancer screening may help save lives

New results from the world's biggest ovarian cancer screening trial led by UCL suggest that screening based on an annual blood test may help reduce the number of women dying from the disease by around 20%. [More]
Immigrant couples at lower risk of having preterm birth than Canadian-born couples

Immigrant couples at lower risk of having preterm birth than Canadian-born couples

Couples who immigrate to Canada are generally at lower risk of having a preterm birth than Canadian-born couples, new research has found. [More]
Maternal smoking affects long-term health of male offspring

Maternal smoking affects long-term health of male offspring

Mothers who smoke are putting more than their own health at risk, suggests a study published today in BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Young men whose mothers smoked during pregnancy had lower aerobic fitness compared to those whose mothers did not. [More]
Gestational diabetes mellitus screening provides more health benefits to pregnant women

Gestational diabetes mellitus screening provides more health benefits to pregnant women

A local research study conducted by KK Women's and Children's Hospital and Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School has found that pregnant patients benefit most from gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) screening as it allows for timely interventions and brings about health benefits that far outweigh the cost. [More]
DNA testing for Down's syndrome could potentially save lives of unborn babies

DNA testing for Down's syndrome could potentially save lives of unborn babies

Offering pregnant women a DNA test for Down's syndrome on the NHS would reduce the dependency on invasive tests and potentially save the lives of unborn babies, a study shows. [More]
Hitachi presents new ultrasound platform at United European Gastroenterology Week

Hitachi presents new ultrasound platform at United European Gastroenterology Week

Ultrasound diagnosis is an indispensable tool for a variety of clinical applications and users have high expectations that challenge modern, powerful ultrasound platforms. With the new brand ARIETTA , Hitachi presents a new solution that meets these demands. [More]
Increasing availability of genetic tests for at-risk cancer patients

Increasing availability of genetic tests for at-risk cancer patients

Mutations in the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 genes are very likely to lead to a form of cancer in people who have them. These mutations can be detected using a genetic test. The introduction of a new drug has improved treatment options and this, coupled with increased awareness and improved access, increased the number of genetic tests carried out at the MedUni Vienna last year by a factor of five. [More]
Researchers call on NICE, RCOG to update guidelines for diagnosing early miscarriage

Researchers call on NICE, RCOG to update guidelines for diagnosing early miscarriage

Researchers are calling for improvements to the way early miscarriage is diagnosed following a new study published today in the BMJ. [More]
Research examines effects of antidepressant use on health of mother and child

Research examines effects of antidepressant use on health of mother and child

The use of antidepressants during pregnancy has no long term neurodevelopmental or behavioural effects on the child, however they may be associated with an increased risk of postpartum haemorrhage, suggests the findings from three studies published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG). [More]
Elsevier selected to publish Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada

Elsevier selected to publish Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, has announced that it has been selected by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada to publish its journal, Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, as of January 2016. [More]
Research findings may provide new approach to treating male infertility

Research findings may provide new approach to treating male infertility

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore's (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine has demonstrated for the first time that hydrogen sulphide (H2S), when applied exogenously, could protect testicular germ cells, which are male reproductive cells, against heat-induced injury, which is one of the major causes of male infertility. [More]
Study finds that serum biomarkers can predict pre-eclampsia risk in pregnant women

Study finds that serum biomarkers can predict pre-eclampsia risk in pregnant women

Levels of biomarkers in the blood of pregnant women can be used to predict which women are at risk of pre-eclampsia, finds a study published today (22 July) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG). ADMA and Hcy, both known to be raised in women with pre-eclampsia, are present in the blood in higher than normal concentrations a month before the onset of the condition. [More]
Exercise during pregnancy prevents diabetes risk, reduces excessive weight gain

Exercise during pregnancy prevents diabetes risk, reduces excessive weight gain

Women who exercise during pregnancy are less likely to have gestational diabetes, and the exercise also helps to reduce maternal weight gain, finds a study published on 3 June 2015 in BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. [More]
Anna Nele Meckler and Armelle Corpet to receive SNSF's 2015 Marie Heim-Vögtlin Prize

Anna Nele Meckler and Armelle Corpet to receive SNSF's 2015 Marie Heim-Vögtlin Prize

The biologist Armelle Corpet and paleo-climatologist Anna Nele Meckler will receive the 2015 Marie Heim-Vögtlin (MHV) Prize. This distinction rewards their remarkable scientific work supported by a MHV grant. The prize will be bestowed on 23 September 2015 at the Swiss National Science Foundation. [More]
Maternal obesity increases health risks for mothers and their babies

Maternal obesity increases health risks for mothers and their babies

Women with obesity have a range of increased health risks in pregnancy, both for them and their babies, compared with those in the healthy weight category, according to a new systematic review of research by academics at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Gothenberg, and City University London. [More]
Complete skin grafting solution to launch at Hospitalar 2015

Complete skin grafting solution to launch at Hospitalar 2015

A complete skin grafting solution for burns and trauma surgery enabling flexibility of thin and thick skin grafts will be launched by Surtex Instruments at Hospitalar 2015. [More]
Touchstone Medical announces launch of the Orchid, innovative new disposable gynaecology speculum

Touchstone Medical announces launch of the Orchid, innovative new disposable gynaecology speculum

Touchstone Medical, a specialist supplier of medical products to the gynaecology healthcare sector, is pleased to announce the launch of the Orchid, an innovative new disposable gynaecology speculum to the UK market. [More]
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