Will the CLOT SHOTS cause widespread mental retardation and infertility?
(Natural News) In biology, pathogens are defined as any organism or infectious agent that can produce disease. Think back for a few minutes, when the autism wave first came and some honest doctors started recognizing the true causes. The CDC had increased the vaccine schedule for children from about 18 vaccines by age 7, up... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The R value and growth rate, UK Health Security Agency (updated 22nd October 2021)
The latest reproduction number (R) and growth rate of coronavirus (COVID-19). 22 October 2021The R range for England is 1.0 to 1.2 and the growth rate range for England is +1% to +3% per day as of 22 October 2021. 15 October 2021The R range for England is 0.9 to 1.1 and the growth rate range for England is -1% to +2% per day as of 15 October 2021. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patient Loses Prostate After Biopsy Slide Switched; More Patient Loses Prostate After Biopsy Slide Switched; More
Biopsy slides mistakenly switched; fertility specialist uses own sperm to impregnate patients; parents say daughter's stroke wasn't identified.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Polygenic screening of embryos is here, but is it ethical?
The first child born using the technique arrived last year. But can it really help reduce diseases in a new generation, or is it ‘techno-eugenics’?The birth of the first IVF baby, Louise Brown, in 1978 provoked a media frenzy. In comparison, a little girl named Aurea born by IVF in May 2020 went almost unnoticed. Yet she represents a significant first in assisted reproduction too, for the embryo from which she grew was selected from others based on polygenic screening before implantation, to optimise her health prospects.For both scientific and ethical reasons, this new type of genetic screening is highly contr...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Philip Ball Tags: Genetics Biology Science Ethics Health World news Medical research Source Type: news

Fertility rates going down in Britain because of climate change warnings, experts say
EXCLUSIVE: Dr Britt Wray, a human and planetary health fellow at Stanford University, said Britain's fall in fertility is likely to be caused by worries over the future that will be left for children. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The R value and growth rate, UK Health Security Agency (updated 15th October 2021)
The latest reproduction number (R) and growth rate of coronavirus (COVID-19). 15 October 2021The R range for England is 0.9 to 1.1 and the growth rate range for England is -1% to +2% per day as of 15 October 2021. 8 October 2021The R range for England is 0.9 to 1.1 and the growth rate range for England is -1% to +2% per day as of 8 October 2021. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Perceptual validation of sound environment reproduction inside an aircraft mock-up - Valentin O, Gauthier PA, Camier C, Verron C, Guastavino C, Berry A.
Auditory comfort evaluations are garnering increased attention in engineering and particularly in the context of air transportation. Being able to produce sound environments corresponding to various flight conditions in aircraft mock-ups would be a valuabl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Janssen Showcases Commitment to Advancing Scientific Innovation in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) at CHEST 2021 Annual Meeting
TITUSVILLE, N.J. – October 14, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today 11* abstracts highlighting data from its pulmonary hypertension (PH) portfolio will be presented at CHEST 2021, the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians, held virtually October 17-20.Data presentations from eight abstracts will provide additional evidence supporting the role of objective multiparameter risk assessment approaches in helping to optimize treatment and care for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), as well as the impact of earlier and comprehensive therapy with ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Atoll Nation of Tuvalu Adopts ‘Cubes’ to Step Up Nutritious Food Production
Tuvalu’s farmers have watched their crops destroyed by extreme tropical weather. They are now using Funafala 'food cubes' to have greater control over their harvests. By Catherine WilsonCANBERRA, Australia , Oct 13 2021 (IPS) Tuvalu, a small atoll island nation in the Central Pacific Ocean, is one of few countries in the world to have so far evaded the pandemic. But, while it has achieved a milestone with no recorded cases of COVID-19, its population of about 11,931 continues to battle food uncertainties and poor nutrition. These challenges, present long before the pandemic emerged, have been exacerbated by lockdown ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Catherine Wilson Tags: Asia-Pacific Climate Action Climate Change COVID-19 Development & Aid Environment Featured Food and Agriculture Green Economy Headlines Humanitarian Emergencies Pacific Community Climate Wire TerraViva United Nations #ClimateActi Source Type: news

South Africa: Country's Stance On Teenage Pregnancy Needs a Radical Review - What It Would Look Like
[The Conversation Africa] Much has been made recently in South Africa about the increase in teenage pregnancies in the past year, fuelled by the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns. Sensationalisation of such pregnancies isn't new. Every couple of years newspaper headlines shout moral outrage at the rates of early reproduction. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WINFertility Empowers Female Naval Aviators ’ Choice to Pursue Career...
WINFertility to provide complimentary fertility benefit management services for female naval aviators and Naval Aviation personnel(PRWeb October 12, 2021)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/winfertility_empowers_female_naval_aviators_choice_to_pursue_career_and_family_in_partnership_with_military_family_building_coalition/prweb18253984.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

‘Lies and trauma’: donor-conceived adults are still haunted by their origins
Australia ’s fertility industry has undergone seismic shifts in practice, but for those born before these changes, past mistakes feel firmly in the presentGet our free news app;get our morning email briefingBrendan Ritter, 22, recently discovered he was donor conceived.When he was told, his first feelings were for his mother: “I felt the weight of her emotion from her body language,” he says. “It was incredibly important to my parents to have a child and donor conception made that a reality for them, which I think is beautiful.”Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Gary Nunn Tags: Sperm donation Family Australian lifestyle IVF Fertility problems Law (Australia) Australia news Women's health Parents and parenting Source Type: news

With infertility, sometimes daring to hope is the most difficult thing
Every time the fertility treatments don’t play out as hoped, it costs you something deep in yourself, writes Aaron Hoyland. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

The R value and growth rate, UK Health Security Agency (updated 8th October 2021)
The latest reproduction number (R) and growth rate of coronavirus (COVID-19). 8 October 2021The R range for England is 0.9 to 1.1 and the growth rate range for England is -1% to +2% per day as of 8 October 2021. 1 October 2021The R range for England is 0.8 to 1.1 and the growth rate range for England is -3% to +1% per day as of 1 October 2021. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

QuickStats: Percentage of Women Aged 25-44 Years Who Had Ever Used Infertility Services, by Type of Service - National Survey of Family Growth, United States, 2006-2010 and 2015-2019
This report describes the percentage of women aged 25-44 years who had ever used infertility services. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - October 7, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: Healthy Living Infertility MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Pregnancy Women's Health Source Type: news

More than 120,000 American Kids Lost a Parent or Other Caregiver During the COVID-19 Pandemic
(NEW YORK) — The number of U.S. children orphaned during the COVID-19 pandemic may be larger than previously estimated, and the toll has been far greater among Black and Hispanic Americans, a new study suggests. More than half the children who lost a primary caregiver during the pandemic belonged to those two racial groups, which make up about 40% of the U.S. population, according to the study published Thursday by the medical journal Pediatrics. “These findings really highlight those children who have been left most vulnerable by the pandemic, and where additional resources should be directed,” one of th...
Source: TIME: Health - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mike Stobbe/AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight wire Source Type: news

Namibia: Fertility Safe After Covid-19 Vaccine
[Namibian] Women have been reporting a change to their period cycle or symptoms during the Covid-19 pandemic, leading to questions on whether it could affect fertility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: 'Stop Mocking Infertile Women' - Top Liberian Gospel Artist Cautions Against Bullying Women With Infertility
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Evelyn Natt, a prominent Liberian gospel musician and minister, understands the pain of women living with infertility; having waited herself for 15 long years before conceiving and giving birth to her first child. That's why she boldly speaks against mockers of women living with infertility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 6, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Can COVID-19 vaccines affect male fertility? ZOE COVID Study
Emma Duncan, Professor of Clinical Endocrinology, King's College London, talks about whether or not men should be worried about COVID-19 vaccines and fertility. She points out that, when it comes to COVID-19 and male fertility, the evidence suggests that having COVID is worse for fertility than any potential side effects from the vaccine. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malawi: USAID Estimates 20% of Malawi Women Not Accessing Family Planning Methods
[Nyasa Times] One in every five women continues to report unmet family planning needs coupled with inadequate access to maternal health services, a situation that contributes to early childbearing and high fertility rates. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 2, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Researchers look at Palestinian herbal medicines that boost fertility
(Natural News) Infertility is a health problem that humanity has been dealing with since ancient times. Around the world, traditional healers have developed various ways of dealing with this problem. Now, a group of Palestinian researchers are tapping into this knowledge in hopes of finding new treatments for infertility. Ethnopharmacological surveys are one of the most reliable... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The R value and growth rate, UK Health Security Agency (updated 1st October 2021)
The latest reproduction number (R) and growth rate of coronavirus (COVID-19). 1 October 2021The R range for England is 0.8 to 1.1 and the growth rate range for England is -3% to +1% per day as of 1 October 2021. 24 September 2021The R range for England is 0.8 to 1.0 and the growth rate range for England is -3% to -1% per day as of 24 September 2021. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Digital Equity for All Ages
By Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaBANGKOK, Thailand, Oct 1 2021 (IPS) The growing number and share of older persons in Asia and the Pacific represent success stories of declining fertility and increasing longevity; the result of advances in social and economic development. This demographic transition is taking place against the backdrop of the accelerating Fourth Industrial Revolution. But COVID-19, with its epicentre now in Asia and the Pacific, has exacerbated the suffering of older persons in vulnerable situations and demonstrated the fragility of this progress. Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaAsia and the Pacific is home to the ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana Tags: Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Fighting wave of misinfo, YouTube bans false vaccine claims
Video-sharing platform YouTube has announced sweeping and immediate bans on false claims that vaccines are dangerous and cause health issues like autism, cancer or infertility (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Covid vaccines: 'Reduced sperm quality' and quantity linked to coronavirus disease
CATCHING coronavirus could reduce sperm quality and count, evidence suggests, highlighting the risk of infection on male fertility. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The R value and growth rate, UK Health Security Agency (updated 24th September 2021)
The latest reproduction number (R) and growth rate of coronavirus (COVID-19). 24 September 2021The R range for England is 0.8 to 1.0 and the growth rate range for England is -3% to -1% per day as of 24 September 2021. 17 September 2021The R range for England is 0.9 to 1.1 and the growth rate range for England is -1% to +1% per day as of 17 September 2021. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight Loss in Childhood May Protect Boys Against Future Infertility
Title: Weight Loss in Childhood May Protect Boys Against Future InfertilityCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/24/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/24/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - September 24, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Tanzania: Amref Commits to Intensify War Against TB
[Daily News] AMREF Health Africa Tanzania has expressed commitment to continue cooperating with the government in the fight against tuberculosis (TB) and provision of reproduction health services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Even the G-Spot is Named for a Man
Why do so many female body parts honor male scientists? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel E. Gross Tags: your-feed-science Names, Personal Women and Girls Vagina Pelvis Anatomy and Physiology Reproduction (Biological) Gynecology and Gynecologists Pregnancy and Childbirth Ovaries Skene, Alexander J C your-feed-health Source Type: news

Egg-freezing just got more attractive – but is it worth it? – podcast
Earlier this month the government announced it will extend the storage limit for those freezing their egg cells from 10 to 55 years. Over the past decade there has been a rapid growth in egg freezing, reaching 2,400 cycles in 2019, and the new rules will allow more freedom in choosing when to freeze – and unfreeze. But, as an expensive, invasive and often unsuccessful procedure, it certainly isn’t the fertility-preserving guarantee that most wish for. Shivani Dave asks if the process is really worth it for those wanting to conceive at a later dateContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Shivani Dave and produced by Madeleine Finlay Tags: Science Biology Human biology Fertility problems Health Embryos Women's health Source Type: news

Will Doctors Who Are Spreading COVID-19 Misinformation Ever Face Penalty?
Earlier this month, Dr. Rashid Buttar posted on Twitter that COVID-19 “was a planned operation” and shared an article alleging that most people who got vaccinated against the coronavirus would be dead by 2025. His tweets are a recent addition to a steady stream of spurious claims about the COVID-19 vaccines and treatments. Another example is Dr. Sherri Jane Tenpenny’s June testimony, before Ohio state legislators, that the vaccine could cause people to become magnetized. Clips from the hearing went viral on the internet. Earlier in the pandemic, on April 9, 2020, Dr. Joseph Mercola posted a video about wh...
Source: TIME: Health - September 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Victoria Knight / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Comparative study on vehicle-to-vehicle collision speed based on inverse algorithm and trial algorithm - Yongtao LIU, Tengyuan F, Junwei Z, Pengliang CI, Chen Z.
In order to improve accuracy and practicality of road traffic accident speed calculation simulation, with actual vehicle-to-vehicle collision accidents as subject, road traffic accident analysis, reproduction system (Crash View) inverse algorithm and Pc-Cr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Genetic Testing for Men With Infertility Genetic Testing for Men With Infertility
This article provides an overview of three commonly used tests.Translational Andrology and Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

Janssen Presents Results from Phase 1b/2 NORSE Study in Patients with Metastatic or Locally Advanced Urothelial Carcinoma Treated with BALVERSA ® (erdafitinib) in Combination with Cetrelimab, a PD-1 Inhibitor
September 17, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced results from the Phase 1b/2 NORSE (NCT03473743) study evaluating BALVERSA® (erdafitinib) in combination with cetrelimab, an anti-programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) monoclonal antibody, compared to BALVERSA® monotherapy in patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma (mUC) with fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR)3 or FGFR2 genetic alterations who are ineligible for cisplatin, a current standard of care treatment for mUC. The results were highlighted in an oral present...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Former downtown Portland drugstore owner launches fertility startup
Famlee's aim is to guide patients through their journey without automatically resorting to IVF. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 16, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Periods affected by Covid jabs normally resort back to normal after one irregular cycle, say experts
Dr Jackie Maybin, a consultant gynaecologist at Edinburgh University, said other jabs were known to disrupt periods and that they have had no noticeable impact on fertility. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Menstrual Cycle Changes After Covid Shots Should Be Investigated To Prevent Misinformation, U.K. Immunologist Urges
There is no evidence to suggest the Covid-19 vaccines can affect fertility, Dr. Victoria Male said, but a link is “plausible and should be investigated.” (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Hart, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Science /science Healthcare /healthcare Breaking breaking-news Editors' Pick editors-pick Coronavirus Source Type: news

Call for investigation of menstrual changes after Covid jabs
There is no evidence of any impact on fertility - but research will help to counter false claims. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ivermectin: Cochrane ’s most talked about review so far, ever. Why?
In this author interview with Stephanie Weibel and Maria Popp, we find out more about their Cochrane review, Ivermectin for treating and preventing COVID-19. The review currently has an Altmetric Attention Score of more than 7000, which makes it the most talked-about review in the history of the Cochrane Library.Briefly, what is Ivermectin?Ivermectin is a medicine used to kill parasites, such as intestinal worms (helminths) in animals or scabies in humans. It is inexpensive and it is widely used in regions of the world where parasitic infestations are common, such as in parts of Asia and South America. Ivermectin has few u...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

A Medical Career, at a Cost: Infertility
Physicians are raising awareness of the reproductive toll that work stress, long hours, sleep deprivation and years of training can exact. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jacqueline Mroz Tags: your-feed-science Egg Donation and Freezing In Vitro Fertilization Women and Girls Doctors Pregnancy and Childbirth Babies and Infants Surgery and Surgeons Medical Schools Anxiety and Stress JAMA Surgery (Journal) Minnesota your-fe Source Type: news

What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Renal Replacement Therapies?
Discussion Kidneys are amazing in that they filter the blood, eliminate toxins, balance fluids and electrolytes plus have a lot of reserve to do the job they need to do even when injured. Therefore, depending on the problem, chronic renal disease (CRD) often allows time before renal replacement therapy (RRT) is needed. RRT currently is dialysis (peritoneal or hemodialysis) or renal transplant. In general, the patient’s own kidneys do the best job for them but there is always a balance between the problems of CRD and its management, versus the potentially improved renal function with RRT. RRT itself though has a diffe...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 13, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Endometriosis: How the condition can affect your fertility
ENDOMETRIOSIS can influence a woman's fertility in a number of ways. First, though, what exactly is the condition? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does Taking Ivermectin Cause Male Infertility And Sterilization?
A Nigerian study from 2011 has claimed that 85% of men on ivermectin became infertile, but is this really true? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science business pharma & Source Type: news

Endometriosis: Eight early warning signs of the long-term condition to spot
ENDOMETRIOSIS is a disease where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus, causing pain and/or infertility. Endometriosis affects roughly 10 percent of reproductive age women and girls globally. Recognising the early symptoms is integral for successful treatment and reduced fertility risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taiwanese mobile health firm iXensor introduces telehealth service assisting at-home fertility monitoring
This latest service enables fertility consultants to access a patient's fertility data and remotely monitor their conditions in real-time.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

‘You’re not geriatric at 35’: women on the eggs, embryos and sperm storage limit increase
The rise to a 55-year limit has been welcomed, but some have concerns about the impact on childrenThe10-year storage limit for freezing embryos, eggs and sperm will be replaced with a right for individuals or couples to keep them for up to a maximum of 55 years.While being a welcome change for many, there are concerns about whether the process is affordable for all and the impact on children of much older parents. Four women around the UK share their views on the announcement.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Clea Skopeliti and Rachel Obordo Tags: Fertility problems Health Embryos Biology Science Society Source Type: news

Prenatal gene test Nifty under international scrutiny amid links to Chinese military
Five countries are assessing the BGI Group test amid regulatory concerns about genetic data being sent abroadHealth regulators in five countries are examining a prenatal test that collects the DNA of women and foetuses for research after it emerged the test ’s manufacturer has links to China’s military.Some doctors and clinics that promoted and sold the test, marketed under the brand name Nifty, said they were unaware that Shenzhen-based BGI Group also conducts research with the Chinese military.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Reuters Tags: China Reproduction Asia Pacific Biology Science World news Genetics Source Type: news

The R value and growth rate, UK Health Security Agency (updated 3rd September 2021)
The latest reproduction number (R) and growth rate of coronavirus (COVID-19). 3 September 2021The R range for England is 0.9 to 1.1 and the growth rate range for England is -2% to +2% per day as of 3 September 2021. 27 August 2021The R range for England is 1.0 to 1.1 and the growth rate range for England is 0% to +2% per day as of 27 August 2021. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People able to freeze embryos, sperm and eggs for up to 55 years
Ministers said the change from a 10-year limit was needed because of the trend towards later parenthoodPeople who want to start a family will be able to freeze their eggs, sperm and embryos for up to 55 years in an overhaul of fertility rules intended to help prospective parents.Theexisting 10-year limit on the length of time those planning to use in-vitro fertilisation can store the genetic materials needed is being scrapped, the government said on Monday.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 6, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Denis Campbell Health policy editor Tags: Embryos Fertility problems Health Society Biology Science Source Type: news

How contagious is the Delta variant of Covid-19? See how coronavirus can spread through a population, and how countries flatten the curve
How contagious is the Delta Covid variant? Take charge of this interactive and watch how small changes in isolation or reproduction rates of Covid-19 can affect our battle against it.One important characteristic of viruses and other pathogens is how contagious or infectious they are. One key measure of this is the R0, or basic reproduction number, which indicates how many new cases one infected person generates.For an R0 of three we would expect each new case of a disease to produce three other infections.This is not just a measure of the inherent infectiousness of a disease. It also depends on other factors, including the...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 6, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nick Evershed and Andy Ball Tags: Coronavirus Health Infectious diseases Microbiology Science World news Source Type: news