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Monthly Archives: August 2016

First randomised trial shows IVF culture media affect the outcomes of embryos and babies

Fertility experts call for full information on composition of culture media to be made available Fertility experts are calling on the companies who make the solutions in which embryos are cultured during in vitro fertilisation (IVF) to give a clear … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 12:05 am
Posted in Fertility

Expecting the worst increases side-effects in breast cancer patients receiving adjuvant hormone therapy

A study of women receiving hormone therapies such as tamoxifen as part of their treatment for breast cancer has found that the number and seriousness of side-effects they experienced were influenced by their expectations. The study, which is published in … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer

Cancer overtakes heart disease as the main cause of death in 12 European countries

Although diseases of the heart and blood vessels (cardiovascular disease, CVD) kill more people worldwide than anything else, with 17.3 million deaths globally, cancer has now overtaken CVD as the main cause of death in 12 European countries. New data … Continue reading

Published Monday, August 15th, 2016 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer, Cardiology