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Monthly Archives: June 2018

Fatigue is a common but underestimated symptom of endometriosis

Fatigue is a common but underestimated symptom of endometriosis, according to findings from an international study of over 1100 women, published in Human Reproduction [1], one of the world’s leading reproductive medicine journals. The study found that the prevalence of … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 at 12:05 am
Posted in Fertility

New technique provides accurate dating of ancient skeletons

Milan, Italy: Interest in the origins of human populations and their migration routes has increased greatly in recent years. A critical aspect of tracing migration events is dating them. However, the radiocarbon techniques*, that are commonly used to date and … Continue reading

Published Monday, June 18th, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Genetics

Genomic testing for the causes of stillbirth, fœtal congenital abnormalities and neonatal death can provide hard-to-get answers and should be considered for routine use

Milan, Italy: Pregnancy loss and the death of a new-born baby are devastating events, and as of today around 25% of these perinatal deaths are unexplained despite autopsy. Discovering the cause of such a loss is of great importance for … Continue reading

Published Monday, June 18th, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Fertility, Genetics

Individual access to genomic disease risk factors has a beneficial impact on lifestyles

Milan, Italy: Giving personal genomic information to individuals can have a major, long-term effect on their lifestyle, researchers have found. The Finnish GeneRISK study, providing information on the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) based on their genome and traditional risk … Continue reading

Published Saturday, June 16th, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cardiology, Genetics

Whole Genome Sequencing helps diagnosis and reduces healthcare costs for neonates in intensive care

Milan, Italy: Children who are born severely ill or who develop serious illness in the first few weeks of life are often difficult to diagnose, with considerable implications for their short and longer-term care. Whole genome sequencing* carried out quickly … Continue reading

Published Saturday, June 16th, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Genetics

Rapid bedside genetic testing can prevent antibiotic-related hearing loss in new-borns treated for sepsis

Milan, Italy: More than a million neonatal deaths worldwide each year are estimated to be due to sepsis [1]. In the UK there are approximately 90,000 admissions to neonatal intensive care units per year. Nearly all these patients receive antibiotic … Continue reading

Published Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Genetics

Risk of dementia is increased in 50-year-olds with blood pressure below the current threshold for hypertension

New findings from the long-running Whitehall II study of over 10,000 civil servants has found 50-year-olds who had blood pressure that was higher than normal but still below the threshold commonly used when deciding to treat the condition, were at … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology
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