Large cohort study confirms small added obstetric risk from transfer of longer developed embryos: Should blastocyst transfer still be encouraged in IVF clinics?

The transfer of embryos cultured for five or six days (instead of two or three) after fertilisation in IVF and ICSI has become routine in many fertility clinics. Many (but not all) studies show that transferring these longer and better developed embryos — known as blastocysts — will increase the chance of pregnancy and live birth. However, concerns have been […]

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What Is The Cucumber Diet And Does It Actually Have Health Benefits?

The cucumber diet has been trending recently and shares its premise with the more popular celery juice diet. That is, it takes a low-calorie vegetable and turns it into a short-term weight loss hero, which might be why it is also known as the 7kg in 7 days diet. While there doesn’t appear to be one website or entity who own the diet, it appears to work the same way […]

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Stroke risk factors: Could your job make you more at risk of a stroke?

More than 100,000 strokes are recorded in the UK every year. A stroke is a life-threatening condition which sees the brain deprived of sufficient blood flow. People often survive with quick medical intervention, but many people die or suffer from permanent disabilities as a result. Anyone could have a stroke, but there are certain factors which make some people more […]

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Newly discovered immune cells at the frontline of HIV infection: New cells are more susceptible to HIV infection and transmit virus to other cells

Researchers at The Westmead Institute for Medical Research have discovered brand new immune cells that are at the frontline of HIV infection. Known as CD11c+ dendritic cells, these new cells are more susceptible to HIV infection and can then transmit the virus to other cells. CD11c+ dendritic cells are a subset of dendritic cells (a type of immune cell) that […]

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3 Lifting Straps to Help You Reach Your Next Weight Room PR

Do you ever struggle to get a grip in the weight room? If you’ve been lifting for long enough, you’ve probably reached a point in your training where you’ve attempted a rep and found that the muscle groups you were targeting had the strength to pull it off, but you just couldn’t keep hold of the bar. There are solutions […]

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Innovaccer research shows how AI could improve cost of care models

Innovaccer, which develops data tools to help health systems with accountable care and population health management, has published a new research paper focused on the ways advanced machine learning algorithms can improve risk models to better predict the future cost of care. WHY IT MATTERS The company’s model analyzes data from multiple data sources, including electronic health records, social determinants […]

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Vitamin B12 deficiency: Eat these three foods to top up the nutrient

Vitamin B12 deficiency occurs when a lack of vitamin B12 or folate causes the body to produce abnormally large red blood cells that can’t function properly. Red blood cells carry oxygen around the body using a substance called haemoglobin. The nutrient plays a vital role in keeping the nervous system healthy. Maintaining healthy levels of vitamin B12 can help to […]

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