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Women with hot flushes 'more prone to depression'

Menopausal women who experience regular hot flushes could be more likely to experience depression. Scientists in Australia have found that those experiencing the uncomfortable symptoms of menopause are more likely to also develop depression. These latest findings help to support previous research...

IVF 'doesn't affect long-term health of children'

Children conceived through in vitro fertilisation (IVF) are not at risk from more future health concerns compared to those conceived naturally, scientists have said. IVF has become more common over recent years, but since its initial inception, there have been concerns over the effect of the method...

Strawberries could 'protect against breast cancer'

Strawberries could offer some protection against breast cancer, according to a recent scientific study. Researchers have found that eating just 15 strawberries every day might help lower women's risk of developing aggressive forms of breast cancer. Equivalent to a punnet of strawberries a day,...

Antidepressants during pregnancy 'do not cause ADHD and autism'

Taking antidepressants before pregnancy and during the early stages does not increase a child's chances of developing autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to new research. Scientists from Indiana University, US, found that there were no increased risks of...

Sperm could be used to deliver targeted cancer treatment

Doctors are looking at the drug delivery opportunities that could be provided by human sperm. Researchers from the Institute for Integrative Nanosciences in Germany have started researching the possibility of using sperm to deliver medication to female cancer patients. The team found that sperm...

Glucose sensor could mean end of diabetics' finger prick tests

A new sensor placed under the skin could remove the need for diabetics to perform frequent finger prick tests. The small sensor called Eversense is implanted under the skin, allowing it to monitor blood sugar levels by testing the fluid just below the skin. This information is then relayed to a...

Vaginal bacteria could be responsible for recurrent UTIs

A vaginal bacteria could trigger recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) among women, scientists have found. The discovery could point to why sexual activity can trigger UTIs. The bacteria Gardnerella vaginalis can make dormant E. coli left from a previous infection to start multiplying again,...

Hot flushes during menopause could link to heart disease risk

Frequent hot flushes during menopause could be a sign of increased risk of heart disease, according to a study by the North American Menopause Society (NAMS). While hot flushes are a common symptom of menopause and have already been shown to have a large impact on quality of life, they could be a...

Women having unneeded mastectomies after genetic testing

Almost half of those who undergo double mastectomies after having genetic testing for the breast cancer gene don't actually have the gene mutations that point to a higher risk of developing the disease. Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have said that many doctors are not...

Period syncing myth debunked

Menstrual cycles do not actually sync up between women who spend a lot of time together, new research has found. Despite the fact that no scientific studies have been able to prove the theory that those with uteruses can experience synced cycles, the idea has become almost fact. However, a new...