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Mother's experience 'can impact offspring behaviour'

The life experience of a mother can have an effect on the biology of her offspring, according to new research. Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology conducted studies on anim

Study into improving fertility for older women launched

Researchers in Australia are looking at new ways to help improve fertility in older women. Professor Eileen McLaughlin from Newcastle University has received $400,000 from the National Health

IVF success rate 'not affected by anxiety or depression'

Women with symptoms of anxiety or depression do not have reduced chances of becoming pregnant via IVF treatment, according to a new study. Dutch researchers studied 783 women who were undergo

Scientists use new examination for IBC

Scientists have found a better prognosis for the rare form of inflammatory breast cancer (IBC). Researchers from the University of Texas studied 41 women between the ages of 25 and 71 who had

Study into genes and ovarian cancer survival rate

A new study has investigated the relationship between genes and overall survival in ovarian cancer. Researchers from the University Medical Centre in Groningen studied tissue samples obtained

Study monitors proteins in IVF and spontaneous pregnancies

A new study has examined the difference in protein detection during the first half of gestation between IVF and spontaneous pregnancies. Researchers from the University Hospital of Oulu in Fi

Pregnancy hormones affects RLS

A new study has found that hormonal changes related to pregnancy can increase the risks of restless legs syndrome (RLS). RLS can disturb a person's ability to sleep or return to sleep after a

Study predicts uterine rupture in caesarean births

A new study is able to predict which caesarean births could lead to uterine rupture in women. Researchers from Universite Laval in Calgary studied 236 women who had a caesarean delivery and m

Bacteria linked to EONS identified

Researchers have identified proteins associated with a bacterial infection which is linked to premature births. Scientists at the Yale School of Medicine found the biomarkers which are associ

'Complications' from high blood pressure during pregnancy

Women who suffer from high blood pressure during pregnancy could face future complications in later pregnancies, according to new research. Scientists from the Yale School of Medicine, in par