Cochrane Priority Reviews List: June 2019 Update
TheCochrane Priority Reviews List is a ‘living’ record of Cochrane’s attempt to identify reviews that are of greatest importance to our stakeholders and are likely to impact significantly on health outcomes worldwide. The list is updated in real time as reviews are published and new titles added.Some of the titles on the list are open to new authors. If you are interested in one of these open titles please contact the relevantCochrane Review Group before submitting a review proposal:Continuous glucose monitoring systems for monitoring CF-related diabetes(Cochrane Cystic Fibrosis& Genetic Disorders)·Interventions...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 14, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane Priority Reviews List: Reviews open to new authors
 TheCochrane Priority Reviews List is a ‘living’ record of Cochrane’s ongoing efforts to identify reviews that are of greatest importance to our stakeholders and are likely to impact significantly on health outcomes worldwide. The list is updated in real time as reviews are published and new titles added.All of the titles on the list below are open to new authors, depending on clinical background and previous Cochrane Review authoring experience:Antivirals for treating influenza and influenza-like illness -Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections GroupNon-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for sore throat (tons...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 14, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Nigeria: LUTH Celebrates Birth of First IVF Baby
[Premium Times] The Assisted Fertility Centre (AFC) at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos, on Tuesday celebrated the birth of its first In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) baby born through assisted reproductive technology. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 23, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Online calculator that tries to predict IVF success released
Conclusion This study aimed to develop a model that could predict the chances of a live birth over multiple cycles of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). The model used a large quantity of data taken from reliable UK medical records belonging to couples who had previously undergone IVF or ICSI. The model also benefits from being able to account for a large number of personal and treatment characteristics. The researchers developed two models for couples in both the pre-treatment and post-treatment phase of treatment cycles. They hope this online tool will serve as an aid for couples ...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

October ’s top stories: Eurocine Vaccines initiated influenza vaccine study, IVF usage led to conceiving male child
Eurocine Vaccines initiated a Phase I/II influenza vaccine study and a new study suggested in-vitro fertilisation increases the chances of conceiving a male child. Drugdevelopment-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from October 2016. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - November 7, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Men conceived by IVF 'may inherit sperm problems'
Conclusion This small cross-sectional study aimed to assess the semen quality of young men who were conceived by ICSI. The study found that when compared with men conceived naturally, men conceived by ICSI had a lower average sperm concentration, total sperm count, and total motile sperm count. This effect remained after the team adjusted for potential confounders. This finding supports concerns that the infertility of a father could be passed on to male offspring, but does not prove it. The study does not rule in or out the possibility of the difference being a result of the ICSI procedure itself or an unrelated iss...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Medical practice Source Type: news

Nigeria: 500 In-Vitro Fertilisation Births in 10 Years - Report
[Premium Times] Jaf Momoh, the Chief Medical Director of National Hospital, Abuja says the hospital has recorded 500 births conceived through In-Vitro Fertilisation between 2006 and 2016. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 10, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Breast cancer risk reassurance for IVF-treated women
Women who receive in vitro fertilisation treatment do not have a higher risk of developing breast cancer in the long term versus those who receive non-IVF therapy and the general population, say Dutch researchers. (Source: MedWire News)
Source: MedWire News - July 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast cancer Source Type: news

Nigeria: Bridge Clinic Records 1,945 IVF Babies
[Guardian] Port Harcourt -Bridge Clinic says it has recorded a total of 1,945 babies from its In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) programme since it begun operation in the country in 2000, noting that out of the number, 354 were from the Port Harcourt centre of the clinic which opened in November 2003. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 5, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UK regulators give go-ahead for 'embryo editing'
"UK scientists have been given the go-ahead by the fertility regulator to genetically modify human embryos," BBC News reports. The UK body that regulates research into embryos – the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) – has given a licence to Dr Kathy Niakan for her research on stem cells at The Francis Crick Institute in London.The licence provides permission for genome editing techniques to be used on donated embryos for up to 14 days. The UK is the first country in the world to make this type of research legal. It remains illegal to implant modified embryos in women. What is genome ed...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Genetics/stem cells QA articles Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Risk of postnatal depression or suicide after in vitro fertilisation treatment: a nationwide case-control study - Vikström J, Sydsjö G, Hammar M, Bladh M, Josefsson A.
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether women who undergo in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment are at greater risk of postnatal suicide or postnatal depression (PND) requiring psychiatric care, compared with women who conceive spontaneously. DESIGN: Case-c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Infertility treatments 'not linked' to developmental delays
ConclusionThis prospective cohort study aimed to assess whether use of and type of infertility treatment was associated with a child's development up to the age of 36 months. The study found no convincing evidence that infertility treatment had any impact on a child's development, which will come as a relief to parents who have undertaken treatment. However, while this type of observational study is good for looking at links between an exposure and an outcome over a period of time, it is not able to prove direct cause and effect and say for certain whether there is any link between two factors. For example, various socioec...
Source: NHS News Feed - January 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Nigeria: Why Success Rate of In-Vitro Fertilisation Can't Be Determined in Nigeria - Expert
[Vanguard] A consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Dr Abayomi Ajayi, has said it is difficult to determine the success rate of In-Vitro Fertilisation, IVF, in the country due to lack of monitoring agencies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

U.K. scientists ask to edit human embryo genes
(Reuters) — British scientists have applied for permission to edit the genes of human embryos in a series of experiments aimed at finding out more about the earliest stages of human development. Just months after Chinese scientists caused an international furor by saying they had genetically modified human embryos, Kathy Niakan, a stem cell scientist from London’s Francis Crick Institute, has asked the British government’s fertility regulator for a license to carry out similar experiments. In a statement about her application, which was made to the Human Fertilization & Embryology Authority, Niakan said...
Source: Mass Device - September 18, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Business/Financial News Genetic Engineering Source Type: news

Nigeria: First Test-Tube Baby to Study Medicine
[This Day] Abuja -Exactly 17 years after she was born through In Vitro Fertilisation? (IVF), Nigeria's first test-tube baby, Miss Hannatu Kupchi, has decided to study medicine so she can be of greater help to families in frantic search of babies of their own. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 1, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news