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Why a gentler, less costly approach to IVF remains unpopular

There is a well-known way to make in vitro fertilization cheaper, easier and safer for women.

Cardiology

Exposure to chemicals during pregnancy is not associated with an increase in blood pressure

Exposure to certain chemicals such as phthalates, parabens or bisphenol A could be associated with a decrease in blood pressure during pregnancy. This is one of the main conclusions of a study led by the Barcelona Institute ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Alternations in gut microbiota in pregnancy and lactation

Recent studies have shown that maternal gut microbiota in humans primes the offspring's immune and metabolic development during pregnancy and lactation. Due to environmental factors that are impractical to control in human ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

How can weight gain during pregnancy be optimized?

If a pregnant woman gains excessive weight, it can pose a problem for both the mother and child. As a solution, regular counseling appointments have been proposed. Based on results with 2286 women, a team of the Technical ...

Cardiology

Treatments for preeclampsia

Researchers at ETH Zurich have used trials with mice to shed light on signalling pathways that lead to thickened and less elastic blood vessels. They have developed a treatment approach for pregnant women with previously ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Menstrual hygiene needs unmet for low-income women

While access to menstrual hygiene products has been garnering attention in the developing world, low-income women and girls in major U.S. metropolitan areas also struggle to afford period supplies and often resort to making ...

Cancer

Screenings, vaccine prevent cervical cancer

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, and the National Cervical Cancer Coalition is urging women to make a New Year's resolution to talk with their health care providers.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

First pregnancy after robot-assisted uterus transplant

Research on uterine transplantation in Gothenburg is now supported by robotic surgery. This change has made operating on the donors considerably less invasive. After the technical modification, the first woman is now pregnant.