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Monthly Archives: February 2010

World first: woman gives birth to two healthy babies in separate pregnancies after ovarian transplant

For the first time, a woman has given birth to two children after her fertility was restored using transplants of ovarian tissue that had been removed and frozen during her cancer treatment and then restored once she was cured. Following … Continue reading

Published Thursday, February 25th, 2010 at 7:43 pm
Posted in Fertility

Risk of stillbirth is four times higher after IVF/ICSI compared to pregnancies achieved spontaneously or after non-IVF fertility treatment

Women who become pregnant with a single foetus after in vitro fertilisation (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) have an increased risk of a stillbirth, according to new research out today (Wednesday). The study of over 20,000 singleton pregnancies, published … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 at 7:55 pm
Posted in Fertility

Inadequate access to opioid-based pain relief is a human rights issue for cancer patients

Many cancer patients in Europe are being denied access to adequate pain relief because of over-zealous regulations restricting the availability and accessibility of opioid-based drugs such as morphine. Authors of the Europe-wide study say that restricting access to pain-killing drugs … Continue reading

Published Monday, February 22nd, 2010 at 6:23 pm
Posted in Cancer

Don’t worry, be happy! Positive emotions protect against heart disease

People who are usually happy, enthusiastic and content are less likely to develop heart disease than those who tend not to be happy, according to a major new study published today (Thursday 18 February). The authors believe that the study, … Continue reading

Published Thursday, February 18th, 2010 at 7:30 pm
Posted in Cardiology