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World report on fertility treatments reveals high use of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) Editor attacks the over-use of ICSI as ‘ineffective and costly care’

Monday, 23 May, 2016

The editor-in-chief of one of the world’s leading reproductive medicine journals has attacked the rising use of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) for the treatment of infertility, following publication of the latest world report on assisted reproductive technologies (ART) [1] today (Saturday). 

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Research highlights concerns over the naming of child homicide offenders

Friday, 20 May, 2016

A new article published today in The British Journal of Criminology, which analysed the views of members of the criminal justice system, has raised concerns over the naming of child homicide offenders in England and Wales. The main worries being the disregard for a child’s wellbeing and denying the prospect of reintegration.

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Infants whose mothers have taken SSRI antidepressants are more likely to have decreased birth weight and gestational length

Wednesday, 18 May, 2016

A new study, published today in the International Journal of Epidemiology, has found that prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) has a significant association with lower birth weight and gestational length. This was found to be in cases where mothers had taken the drug for two or more trimesters.

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A narrow band of green light could improve migraines

Tuesday, 17 May, 2016

Most migraine and post-traumatic headache sufferers find their headaches get worse in light, leading them to quit their most fundamental daily tasks and seek the comfort of darkness. A new study from Harvard Medical School reveals that exposing these headache sufferers to pure-wavelength green light significantly reduces their photophobia, or sensitivity to light, and can even reduce the severity of their headaches. The results publish today in Brain.

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Union bargaining coverage has a positive impact on some aspects of job satisfaction

Wednesday, 11 May, 2016

Academics from University College London and the University of Westminster find that union bargaining coverage has significant positive associations with job satisfaction regarding pay and hours. The findings are published in Oxford Economic Papers.

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