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In-Vitro Fertilisation: Threesome By Law

The UK in October became the first country to permit fertility clinics to use IVF using three donors. A blessing for women with mitochondrial diseases and infertility. Critics fear that the decision could pave the way to making designer babies. more...

Pinpointing the Perplexity of Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia, a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy (HDP), is a leading cause of maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity. Ten million women develop preeclampsia each year but definition is difficult as it depends on an unreliable assessment of symptoms. more...

Article by Mario Nacinovich
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Flu vaccination mismatch in the 2015 flu season – What are the lessons learned?

Influenza, the virus causing the ‘flu’, is a serious illness that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Flu vaccinations are thought to be the best way to protect ourselves against catching and spreading the flu. However, this was not the case in more...

Blog entry by Rozina Kardakaris
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Healthy while overweight: A fat error

Overweight, yet blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels are normal – so everything is fine, right? Unfortunately not. More and more study results indicate that the concept of being a metabolically healthy obese person could soon be an obsolete one. more...

Antibodies: A promising treatment for HIV?

Previous attempts at antibody-based HIV treatments showed little success, possibly due to their inability to neutralize a broad range of HIV strains. Now, scientists show that use of 3BN117, a potent antibody with a much broader spectrum, can significantly reduce viral more...

Article by Rozina Kardakaris

About the importance of measles vaccination

An acquaintance of mine and a personal experience with measles convinced me of the importance of measles vaccination. The WHO recommends 2 doses while an immunization for each child costs 1$. more...

Blog entry by Oksana Zhurbij

Patients are not customers

Recently I wrote about the problems with Maintenance of Certification requirements. One of the phrases I read repeatedly when I was researching the piece was “the patient as customer”. Here’s a quote from the online journal produced by a management consulting more...

Blog entry by Shirie Leng
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Underrated: The Handkerchief Stroke

Unhealthy lifestyles, poor diet and hereditary risk are well-documented causes of blood supply disruption in the brain. Less well studied are infections which precede this event. Harmless colds are potentially followed by fatal stroke. more...

Article by Erich Lederer

Synaesthesia – is everything connected?

While Synaesthesia has been known to exist for centuries, a recent surge in interest from researchers has led to a veritable boom: With national newspapers praising its potential benefits, the race is on to unravel the mysteries behind this fascinating trait. more...

Article by Luzia Trobinger

The CRE Path: Easily Resisted to Hard to Kill

Carbapenem-resistance in Gram-negative bacilli limits antibiotic choice for lethal infections. With carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) increasing globally, enhancements are desperately needed in understanding, prevention, and control. more...

Article by Mario Nacinovich
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