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The mystery of stone babies: medical background about lithopaedions

The mystery of stone babies: medical background about lithopaedions

This eBook discusses the mystery of ‘stone babies’, knowns as lithopaedions, based on the Pathological-Anatomical Collection located in the Fool’s Tower in Vienna. Lithopaedion is...
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Sleep disorder drug modafinil linked to increased risk of birth defects

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a warning to people using the sleep disorder drug modafinil while pregnant, due to an association with increased risk of birth defects.
Potential new target for treating endometriosis discovered

Potential new target for treating endometriosis discovered

Researchers have identified a potential target to treat a painful and invasive form of endometriosis. Endometriosis, particularly the kind associated with the ARID1A mutation, can...
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Exploring the impact of COVID-19 on women

Laura Turquet of UN Women tells us how the COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on the lives of women around the world. The...
Health Europa Quarterly Issue 15

Health Europa Quarterly Issue 15

Welcome to the 15th issue of Health Europa Quarterly, which focuses on the prevention and control of the spread of infection and disease as...
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Revolutionary hand sanitiser provides optimum infection protection

Northern Irish life sciences and biomedical firm Torax Biosciences has produced a unique new hand sanitiser guaranteed to kill 99.99% of viruses and bacteria. The...
Breastfeeding unlikely to pass COVID-19 to babies

Breastfeeding unlikely to give COVID-19 to babies

A new, observational study has demonstrated that it is unlikely mothers will pass COVID-19 to their newborn babies through breastfeeding if they take correct...
Higher rates of pain and bleeding in women with Essure implants

Higher rates of pain and bleeding in women with Essure implants

Global law firm PGMBM has welcomed the publication of new data regarding the safety and side-effects of permanent birth control device Essure. The interim results...
Cumberlege review: law firm seeks redress and accountability

Cumberlege review: law firm seeks redress and accountability

Global law firm PGMBM has welcomed the publication of the Cumberlege review, an independent report into the safety and side-effects of treatments recommended and...
EIT hackathon to find solutions in women’s health and digital therapeutics

EIT Health hackathon: solutions for women’s health and digital therapeutics

The annual EIT Health hackathon will be taking place virtually this year – aiming to find solutions for women’s health and digital therapeutics. The EIT...
European Institute for Gender Equality: the gendered impacts of COVID-19

European Institute for Gender Equality: the gendered impacts of COVID-19

European Institute for Gender Equality Director Carlien Scheele tells HEQ about the gendered impacts of COVID-19. The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) is an...
Pre-clinical study finds sponge molecule exhibits anti-cancer properties

Pre-clinical study finds sponge molecule exhibits anti-cancer properties

A new, pre-clinical study has unveiled that a sea sponge molecule exhibits anti-cancer properties, helping help to stop the growth of cervical cancer cells. A...
Can COVID-19, coronavirus, be transmitted from pregnant mothers to newborn babies?

Can COVID-19 be transmitted from pregnant mothers to newborn babies?

A Chinese case study has shown that coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19, is not transmitted from pregnant mothers to newborn babies. Chinese professors report in...
New breast cancer screening could revolutionise diagnosis

New breast cancer screening could revolutionise diagnosis

Invasive biopsies may become a thing of the past thanks to a new breakthrough in breast cancer screening. Harnessing photonics, European scientists have created a...
Pairing CRISPR with DNA sequencing could help guide cancer treatment

Pairing CRISPR with DNA sequencing could help guide cancer treatment

In search of new ways to sequence human genomes and read critical alterations in DNA, researchers have successfully used the gene cutting tool CRISPR...
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Elective egg freezing may be the answer for later life pregnancy

An article published by the CMAJ reveals how egg freezing can increase the chance of pregnancy at a later age in life. The article published...
Human gene variant linked to higher preference for THC in females

Human gene variant linked to higher preference for THC in females

Preclinical research has revealed a common variation in a human gene that affects the brain’s reward processing circuit, showing that the variation increases vulnerability...
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Is kisspeptin the answer to polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?

Research published in the Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences reveals that scientists have managed to control ovarian stimulation in vivo testing According to the...
Breastfeeding and cannabis: managing cannabis use when nursing

Breastfeeding and cannabis: managing cannabis use when nursing

Breastfeeding can cause concern for many nursing mothers, and those that need to use medical cannabis will wonder whether it will be harmful to...
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It’s time (of the month): Free period products for all schools and colleges

The Department for Education launches a fully funded scheme to ensure free period products are available in all schools and colleges across England. The scheme...

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