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Endocrine Society, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Infertility, Unexplained Infertility, Thyroid, thyroid stimulating hormone, Underactive Thyroid, Reproduction, Pregnancy, Reproductive Health

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Fertility, Miscarriage, Cells, Natural Killer Cells

Womb Natural Killer Cell Discovery Could Lead to Screening for Miscarriage Risk

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For the first time the functions of natural killer cells in the womb have been identified.

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Fertility, Monkeys, Rhesus Macaque, Animal Research, Hormones, Estrogen, Infertility, Birth Control

Estrogen Discovery Could Shed New Light on Fertility Problems

Estrogen produced in the brain is necessary for ovulation in monkeys, according to researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison who have upended the traditional understanding of the hormonal cascade that leads to release of an egg from the ovaries. Their findings may reveal the cause of some undiagnosed infertility problems and point the way to new methods of birth control.

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Bioethics, Ethics, fetal therapy , Jeremy Sugarman

Bioethicists Call for Caution in Use of Rare Experimental Fetal Therapy

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Citing uncertainties about the risks and benefits of an experimental therapy for fetuses whose kidneys do not develop, bioethicists at Johns Hopkins and a team of medical experts are calling for rigorous clinical trials in the use of a potential treatment, known as amnioinfusion.

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Opioids, Hysterectomies, Gynocology, gynecologic procedures, Obgyn

Study: Patients Only Use About Half of Opioids Prescribed After Hysterectomy

Doctors may be prescribing nearly twice the number of opioids than what the average patient needs after a hysterectomy, a new study suggests.

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placentophagy

Placenta Consumption Offers Few Benefits for New Moms

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UNLV researchers find consuming encapsulated placentas has little to no effect on postpartum mood and maternal bonding; detectable changes shown in hormones.

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The One Gene, Menu Labeling, Holiday Food Stress, and More in the Obesity News Source

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University of Birmingham, UK, Justin Chu

Vitamin D Linked to Better Live Birth Rates in Women Undergoing Assisted Reproduction Treatment

Researchers are calling for a randomised clinical trial to investigate the potential role of vitamin D supplementation in improving live birth rates following assisted reproduction treatment (ART).

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White Paper Provides Tools to Manage Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy

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A white paper designed to provide New York State healthcare providers and communities with the tools to manage and reduce opioid use disorder in pregnancy will be released by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.







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