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A new prenatal test can speed up and save money when it comes to chromosomal anomalies

Details about the test which are awaiting authorization from the New York State Department of Health before it can be offered to Columbia patients and its performance was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Prenatal genetic testing are currently available, but they are expensive and take days to weeks to complete; this adds […]

Women who fear pregnancy request empathy from medical professionals

Although there are no data for the United States, up to 14 percent of women worldwide are estimated to be tokophobic. The abnormal fear of childbearing known as tokophobia is different from the normal concerns some women may have about giving birth or being pregnant. The disorder can interfere with daily life, making it difficult […]

Heat Wave in the late Summer may increase the risk of Miscarriage

Pregnancy stress is known to be exacerbated by summer heat. However, for many expectant women, extreme heat is considerably worse than a sweaty irritation. According to recent studies, the risk of miscarriage increases significantly as the temperature rises. The results show that the chance of miscarriage is 44 percent higher in late August than in […]

Why is human reproduction such a challenge?

A new study by a researcher at the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath contends that “selfish chromosomes” are to blame for the early demise of the majority of human embryos. The discovery that explains why human embryos frequently don’t survive while fish embryos do not has repercussions for the management of […]

Understanding Miscarriage and Placenta Development Thanks to New Research

A study that was published in the journal DNA & Development demonstrates how external factors could impact a fertilised egg’s genes in a way that results in foetal death. Recent studies on laboratory mice have brought researchers one step closer to understanding the reason for miscarriage and faulty placenta development. The discoveries might affect how […]

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