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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Women's Health: Discovery could improve invitro fertilization success rates ♦ Small cancers in screening mammography suggests over diagnosis ♦ Research breakthrough to treat girls-only epilepsy

Research breakthrough to treat girls-only epilepsy A breakthrough discovery is expected to help thousands of young girls worldwide who are suffering from a rare yet debilitating form of epilepsy.
Increased risk of complications, death during delivery for women with epilepsy A small fraction of pregnancies occur in women with epilepsy but a new study suggests those women may be at higher risk for complications and death during delivery.
Detecting more small cancers in screening mammography suggests overdiagnosis Screening mammography was associated with increased diagnosis of small cancers in a study across U.S. counties but not with significant changes in breast cancer deaths or a decreased incidence of larger breast cancers, which researchers suggest may be the result of overdiagnosis.
Discovery could improve invitro fertilization success rates Chromosomal abnormalities in human embryos created for invitro fertilization, or IVF, can be predicted within the first 30 hours of development at the cell-1 stage which results from the union of a female egg and male sperm.

Drinking alcohol while pregnant is common in UK, Ireland, and Australasia Drinking alcohol while pregnant is common, ranging from 20 to 80 % among those questioned in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, reveals a study of almost 18,000 women.

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