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New sensor technology to diagnose reproductive health problems in real-time

New sensor technology to diagnose reproductive health problems in real-time

Women's normal reproductive functioning is critically dependent on pulsatile secretion of luteinizing hormone (LH). Assessment of LH pulsatility is important for the clinical diagnosis...
Ovarian cysts should be ‘watched’ rather than removed

Ovarian cysts should be ‘watched’ rather than removed

Women have two ovaries that produce eggs and hormones called estrogen and progesterone. Sometimes, a fluid-filled sac called a cyst will develop on one of...
Screen time before bed puts children at risk of anxiety, obesity and poor sleep

Screen time before bed puts children at risk of anxiety, obesity and poor sleep

Sufficient sleep duration and quality are vital in childhood to maintain physical and mental development. Sleep is also crucial for cognitive processes and a...
Vegetable and fish diet linked to lower high blood pressure risk in pregnancy

Vegetable and fish diet linked to lower high blood pressure risk in pregnancy

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, affects around 1 in 10 pregnancies. There are different types of hypertensive disorders that occur during pregnancy....
Aspirin reduces heart attack risk but increases chance of dangerous bleeding

Aspirin reduces heart attack risk but increases chance of dangerous bleeding

Cardiovascular disease is an umbrella term for any condition affecting the heart and blood vessels and is the leading cause of heart attack and...
Elephantiasis and river blindness could be eliminated faster with new molecule

Elephantiasis and river blindness could be eliminated faster with new molecule

Elephantiasis (lymphatic filariasis) causes severe swelling in the arms, legs, breasts or genitals that can become very painful, and river blindness (onchocerciasis) causes severe...
TrAPs could harness the body's natural healing powers to repair bone

New bioinspired material talks to the body’s natural repair systems to drive healing

Scientists at the Imperial College London have recently come up with a bioinspired material that interacts with surrounding tissues to promote healing. Known as...
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Recurrent miscarriage may be linked to the poor quality of a man’s sperm

According to an estimate, around one percent of all women experience a recurrent miscarriage. It affects around one in 50 couples in the UK. Doctors...
Young star caught forming around another star

Young star caught forming around another star

Scientists recently made an unexpected discovery while observing the formation of a massive young star, called MM 1a. They found the formation of a...

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