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Monthly Archives: September 2010

Intrauterine devices (IUDs) can be used to treat endometrial cancer

Intrauterine devices, originally developed as contraceptives, can also be used to treat and cure cancer of the endometrium according to new research published online in the cancer journal, Annals of Oncology [1] today (Wednesday 29 September). The finding opens the … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 at 12:30 am
Posted in Cancer, Fertility

Cancer deaths fall, but prevention still lags behind; short-term economic outlook must not damage long-term health, researchers say

Although overall mortality from cancer is decreasing in the European Union, its incidence increased by almost 20%, from 2.1 million new cases in 2002 to 2.5 million in 2008, says a special issue [1] of the European Journal of Cancer … Continue reading

Published Monday, September 13th, 2010 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Smoking damages men’s sperm and also the numbers of germ and somatic cells in developing embryos

Two new studies have shed more light on how smoking may damage fertility, and give further weight to advice that mothers and fathers-to-be should stop smoking before attempting to conceive. The research is published online in Europe’s leading reproductive medicine … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 at 12:05 am
Posted in Fertility
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