Association of objectively measured and perceived environment with accelerometer-based physical activity and cycling: a Swiss population-based cross-sectional study of children - Bringolf-Isler B, Schindler C, de Hoogh K, Kayser B, Suggs LS, D össegger A, Probst-Hensch N.
OBJECTIVES: We tested whether objectively assessed neighbourhood characteristics are associated with moderate-to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and cycling in Swiss children and adolescents and assessed the mediating role of the perception of the enviro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Novartis's cancer therapy wins UK backing after initial lymphoma snub
Novartis's Kymriah cell therapy won the blessing of health authorities in England for adult lymphoma patients, the Swiss drugmaker said on Friday, reversing last year's rejection. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Roche reports very strong results in 2018
Group sales increase 7% at constant exchange rates and in Swiss francs (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - January 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche reports very strong results in 2018
Group sales increase 7% at constant exchange rates and in Swiss francs (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - January 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Learning new vocabulary during deep sleep
(University of Bern) Researchers of the University of Bern, Switzerland, showed that we can acquire the vocabulary of a new language during distinct phases of slow-wave sleep and that the sleep-learned vocabulary could be retrieved unconsciously following waking. Memory formation appeared to be mediated by the same brain structures that also mediate wake vocabulary learning. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cochrane expresses thanks to Professor Gerd Antes for leadership of Cochrane Germany
After leading  Cochrane Germany for over 20 years, Professor Gerd Antes has stepped down as Director.Gerd has focused his career on contributing to evidence-based medicine in Germany. While working on developing Cochrane Germany, he was also one of the founders of the  German Network for Evidence Based Medicine. A recurrent theme during all these years was his work and advocacy for increasing public access to research results. He campaigned for ensuring clinical trial results are published in a timely manner and emphasized the challenges of non-publishing for the provision of non-biased high-quality synthesi...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 30, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Roche drops Alzheimer drug trials after setback
Roche Holding will halt two late-stage clinical trials of its crenezumab drug in early Alzheimer's disease after an interim analysis indicated it was unlikely to hits its primary goal, the Swiss drugmaker said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Swiss Study Validates Spanish Tool for Stratifying Risk in ED Patients With Heart Failure Swiss Study Validates Spanish Tool for Stratifying Risk in ED Patients With Heart Failure
The MEESSI-AHF score accurately stratifies patients by 30-day mortality, according to an external validation study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Homicide clearance in Western Europe - Liem M, Suonp ää K, Lehti M, Kivivuori J, Granath S, Walser S, Killias M.
This study provides an overview of homicide clearance in four West European countries: Finland, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland. Using data from the European Homicide Monitor, employing similar definitions and uniform coding schemes, this study all... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The Swiss Army knife of plants why sea buckthorn oil is such a powerful remedy
(Natural News) Sea buckthorn has been touted as the “Swiss Army knife of plants” for its diverse and multi-faceted range of applications. It can be used for the protection against and treatment for a number of different ailments and health conditions. Most of its medicinal properties come from the oil which is extracted from the berries,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eb144/conf./8
Global action on patient safety Draft resolution proposed by Argentina, Australia, Austria, Botswana, Eswatini, Germany, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Luxembourg, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Switzerland and United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation)
Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation - January 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New CEO completes round trip through Roche back to Genentech
A onetime Genentech Inc. executive who went on to spend four years with Swiss parent organization Roche was named Thursday as CEO of the South San Francisco biotech pioneer. Alexander Hardy will succeed Bill Anderson as the top executive of Roche's North American biotech operations as of March 1, the company said. He will be Genentech's seventh CEO in its nearly 43-year history and its fourth since Roche bought out Genentech, whose history is rich in groundbreaking ca ncer drugs, in 2009 for $47… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 26, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

New CEO completes round trip through Roche back to Genentech
A onetime Genentech Inc. executive who went on to spend four years with Swiss parent organization Roche was named Thursday as CEO of the South San Francisco biotech pioneer. Alexander Hardy will succeed Bill Anderson as the top executive of Roche's North American biotech operations as of March 1, the company said. He will be Genentech's seventh CEO in its nearly 43-year history and its fourth since Roche bought out Genentech, whose history is rich in groundbreaking ca ncer drugs, in 2009 for $47… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 26, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Drugmaker Novartis urges Britain to secure supply chains before Brexit
Novartis called on Britain to act urgently to protect supply chains on Friday as the Swiss drugmaker, which imports more than 120 million packs of medicines from Europe each year, said it was stockpiling ahead of Brexit. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Swiss drugmaker Novartis to build inventory ahead of Brexit
Swiss drugmaker Novartis said it was building inventory of medicines in the UK as part of its preparation for Britain's looming exit from the European Union. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Being rocked to sleep induces a better night ’s rest in ADULTS as well as babies
Continuous rocking for 45-minute helped give people a better ’s night sleep, Swiss researchers found. The team said gentle rocking could help people with upcoming exams. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Would you swap your bed for a hammock? Being rocked induces a better night sleep, study suggests
Continuous rocking for 45-minute helped gave people a better night sleep, Swiss researchers found. The team said gentle rocking could help people with upcoming exams. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trouble getting to sleep? You just need to get into the swing of it
Gentle rocking helps people to nod off and improves sleeper ’s memory, say scientistsIf you have trouble getting to sleep, it might be worth investing in a hammock: scientists say a gentle rocking motion not only helps people to fall asleep more rapidly, but improves the quality of sleep and the memory of the sleeper.While parents have long employed rocking as a way to calm babies and send them to sleep, some studies have suggested it helps adults too.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Sleep Science Switzerland Europe Source Type: news

In Davos, Prince William Calls for Action on Mental Health
The second in line to the British throne said his generation should break with the British tradition to keep quiet about emotional struggles. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PALKO KARASZ Tags: William, Duke of Cambridge Mental Health and Disorders Davos (Switzerland) World Economic Forum Source Type: news

Reminder: Invitation to Roche's Full Year Results 2018 Presentation
Roche will publish its Full Year Results for 2018 prior to the opening of the Swiss Stock Exchange on Thursday, 31 January 2019. (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - January 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

U.S. top court rejects Helsinn over anti-nausea drug patent in win for Teva
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to revive Swiss drug company Helsinn Healthcare S.A.'s patent on the lucrative anti-nausea drug Aloxi in a victory for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, which launched a generic version of it last year. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

David Attenborough tells Davos: ‘The Garden of Eden is no more’
Human activity has created a new era yet climate change can be stopped, says naturalistSir David Attenborough has warned that “the Garden of Eden is no more”, as he urged political and business leaders from around the world to make a renewed push to tackle climate change before the damage is irreparable.Speaking at the start of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, the 92-year-old naturalist and broadcaster warned that human activity has taken the world into a new era, threatening to undermine civilisation.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Graeme Wearden in Davos Tags: David Attenborough Climate change Science UK news Environment Television & radio Davos 2018 Business Source Type: news

Swiss team develop 'microswimmer' robot to deliver drugs through the body
- A tiny sliver of elastic material swims along inside a narrow tube, coiling up and changing shape in response to the thickness of fluid and the contours of the tube around it as it moves towards its goal. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Climate change on Earth is "significantly" impacted by solar activity, profound new study confirms
(Natural News) Fluctuations in the sun’s activity may hold clues to the tangible changes in the planet Earth’s climate, Swiss scientists found. Research funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation indicated that human-induced global warming may show a slight decline over the next few decades as the Sun’s current activity is expected to eventually dwindle. This... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drugs may one day be delivered by ROBOTS we swallow
Scientists from ETH Zurich and  École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, are developing a robot made of gel and nanoparticles that can be controlled outside the body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study of VentureMed ’ s Flex catheter begins in Switzerland
Vascular-focused device developer VentureMed said yesterday that it has launched another study of its Flex dynamic scoring catheter, this one to measure how open patients’ blood vessels remain 12 months after treatment. The prospective, single arm, non-randomized study in Switzerland will enroll up to 150 patients whose superficial femoral and popliteal arteries were scored by the Flex system before drug-eluting balloon angioplasty. Flex creates long, parallel, linear micro-incisions in all plaque-lined arteries. Dr. Daniel Périard and Dr. Rolf Engelberger, both of the angiology department at HF...
Source: Mass Device - January 18, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog News Well Research & Development Vascular internationalsymposiumonvasculartherapy venturemed Source Type: news

Asceneuron Appoints Peter Van Vlasselaer as Chairman
Serial biotech entrepreneur joins leading small molecule tau modulation company LAUSANNE, Switzerland and CAMBRIDGE, Ma., January 17, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Asceneuron, an emerging leader in the development of orally bioavail... Biopharmaceuticals, Neurology, Personnel Asceneuron, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, tau pathology (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Insilico to present latest advances in AI for drug discovery at R & D Data Intelligence Leaders Forum
(InSilico Medicine, Inc.) Insilico presents its latest results in modern and next-generation AI for Drug Discovery at the R&D Data Intelligence Leaders Forum in Basel, Switzerland, 24 of January. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

German Village Evacuated Amid Avalanche Risk
BERLIN (AP) — Officials have ordered residents of a village in southern Germany to leave their homes immediately due to "acute" avalanche risk. Authorities said Wednesday that villagers of Raiten, near the Austrian border, should take important documents and medicines with them, and inform neighbors who may be unaware of the warning. Heavy snowfall over the past weeks has greatly heightened the risk of avalanches in parts of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Dozens of people have died in avalanches and weather-related accidents. The German meteorological service DWD said Wednesday that the amount of snowfal...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 16, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International News Source Type: news

Therachon is Granted Orphan Drug Designation by US FDA for Apraglutide for the Treatment of Short Bowel Syndrome
Second Orphan Drug Designation for apraglutide, a next-generation, synthetic GLP-2 analog with a potentially best-in-class profile BASEL, Switzerland, Jan. 16, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Therachon AG ("Therachon"), a cl... Biopharmaceuticals, Gastroenterology, FDA Therachon, apraglutide, short bowel syndrome, achondroplasia (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Breast cancer cells could be stopped from spreading if they are turned into FAT cells instead
Cancer cells can spread and grow by transitioning into stem-like cells. During transition, scientists in Switzerland have been able to coax them into becoming fat cells. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast cancer cells in mice tricked into turning into fat cells
(Cell Press) As cancer cells respond to cues in their microenvironment, they can enter a highly plastic state in which they are susceptible to transdifferentiation into a different type of cell. Researchers at the University of Basel in Switzerland exploited this critical phase, known as an epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), to coax breast cancer cells in mice to turn into harmless fat cells. The proof-of-concept study appears Jan. 14, 2019, in the journal Cancer Cell. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Six Killed in Minibus Crash in Sweden
BERLIN (AP) — Switzerland says six of its citizens have been killed in a road crash in northern Sweden. The foreign ministry in Bern said Sunday that a Swiss consular official had been sent to the region to help the victims' families, but gave no further details on the deaths. It said one person was injured in the crash. Swedish media reported Saturday that a mining truck crashed into a minibus, killing six of the seven passengers in the bus. Swedish mining company Kaunis Iron said one of its trucks had crashed head-on with another vehicle in the Kiruna municipality near the border with Finland early Saturday. All co...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 13, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Major Incidents News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Predictive validity of the Static-99 and Static-99R in Switzerland - Gon çalves LC, Gerth J, Rossegger A, Noll T, Endrass J.
This study evaluated the validity of the Static-99 and Static-99R in assessing sexual recidivism in Switzerland, based on a sample of 142 male sex offenders. Both tools showed predictive validity, but the Static-99R had better discrimination (OR = 1.82, AU... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Swiss Foreign Minister Pledges Support for HIV/Aids Programmes
[New Zimbabwe] SWITZERLAND'S Foreign Affairs Minister Ignazio Cassis has pledged his country's support for Zimbabwe fight against HIV and AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Fire and EMS Crews Examine Suspicious Packages in Australian Cities
SYDNEY (AP) — Several foreign diplomatic missions were evacuated in the Australian cities of Melbourne and Canberra on Wednesday after they received packages containing suspicious substances. Police, fire crews and ambulances were seen at a number of foreign consulates in Melbourne, including those of India, Germany, Italy, Spain and South Korea. Officials at the U.S. and Swiss missions in the city said they had also received packages. The Vic Emergency website, the collective body of emergency agencies in Victoria state, of which Melbourne is the capital, noted at least 10 "hazardous material" incidents in...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 10, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International News Source Type: news

EMS and Fire Crews Examine Suspicious Packages in Australian Cities
SYDNEY (AP) — Several foreign diplomatic missions were evacuated in the Australian cities of Melbourne and Canberra on Wednesday after they received packages containing suspicious substances. Police, fire crews and ambulances were seen at a number of foreign consulates in Melbourne, including those of India, Germany, Italy, Spain and South Korea. Officials at the U.S. and Swiss missions in the city said they had also received packages. The Vic Emergency website, the collective body of emergency agencies in Victoria state, of which Melbourne is the capital, noted at least 10 "hazardous material" incidents in...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 10, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Trevor Marshallsea, Associated Press Tags: International Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Speeding up genetic diagnosis of Huntington's disease
(Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)) Elongated segments of DNA cause Huntington's disease and certain other disorders of the brain. Researchers funded by the SNSF have developed a method to determine the length of the mutated genes quickly and easily. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Drug May Delay MS Disability for Some
A new Swiss study found that people who have secondary progressive MS who took the drug rituximab reported less disabling symptoms over a 10-year period than those who didn't. People taking the drug also had a slower progression of MS symptoms. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New hope for a diabetes cure: Cells in the pancreas could be 'manipulated' into producing insulin  
A study by the universities of Bergen, Norway, and Geneva, Switzerland, found that when beta cells - which make insulin - are wiped out in mice, surrounding cells step in and make the hormone. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cannabinoid concentrations in confiscated cannabis samples and in whole blood and urine after smoking CBD-rich cannabis as a "tobacco substitute" - H ädener M, Gelmi TJ, Martin-Fabritius M, Weinmann W, Pfäffli M.
In Switzerland, only cannabis with a total Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content higher than 1% is controlled by the narcotics legislation. Cannabis products rich in cannabidiol (CBD) and low in THC can be legally sold as tobacco substitutes. I... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Swiss Researchers Struggle to Get Animal Experiments Approved
Scientists say that increasingly rigorous licensing procedures have complicated research efforts--and in some cases, stopped experiments completely. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 8, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Surveillance Report
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 2019. This five-page report is based on data on zoonotic influenza for 2017 retrieved from Epidemic Intelligence on May 18, 2018. No human cases of avian influenza were reported in the European Union/European Economic Area. Sporadic cases were reported from Africa and Asia. Influenza viruses A(H1N1)v, A(H1N2)v, and A(H3N2)v of swine origin caused human cases in Switzerland and the United States. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Surveillance Report: Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017; Zoonotic Influenza
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 2019. This five-page report is based on data on zoonotic influenza for 2017 retrieved from Epidemic Intelligence on May 18, 2018. No human cases of avian influenza were reported in the European Union/European Economic Area. Sporadic cases were reported from Africa and Asia. Influenza viruses A(H1N1)v, A(H1N2)v, and A(H3N2)v of swine origin caused human cases in Switzerland and the United States. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Grand Strand Sandwich Company Recalls Lunch Box Sandwiches Italian Subs Lunch Box Sandwiches Ham & Swiss Croissants And Lunch Box Sandwiches Ham & Cheese Due To Possible < em > Listeria Monocytogenes < /em > Contamination
– Grand Strand Sandwich is recalling Lunch Box Italian Subs, Lunch Box Ham& Swiss Croissants and Lunch Box Ham& Cheese Frozen Wedges due to a potential contamination ofListeria Monocytogenes. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 8, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

New Study Finds Discrepancies in Cervical Cancer Screening Rates
A new Mayo Clinic study shows that the percentage of women who are screened for cervical cancer could be far lower than national data suggests. The researchers' findings were published in the Journal of Women’s Health and show that less than two thirds of women ages 30 to 65 were up-to-date with cervical cancer screenings in 2016. What’s telling is the percentage is even lower for women ages 21 to 29, with just over half current on screenings. Mayo Clinic Researchers said those figures are well below the 81% screening compliance rate that was self-reported in the 2015 National Health Int...
Source: MDDI - January 7, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MDDI Staff Tags: IVD Testing Source Type: news

Invitation to Roche's Full Year Results 2018 Presentation
Roche will publish its Full Year Results for 2018 prior to the opening of the Swiss Stock Exchange on Thursday, 31 January 2019. (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - January 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Oculis Expands Portfolio with the In-Licensing of a Novel Phase II-stage Anti-TNF Alpha Antibody Fragment
LAUSANNE, Switzerland, January 4, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Oculis SA, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing next-generation topical ophthalmic treatments, has entered into an agreement to in license a novel topical... Biopharmaceuticals, Ophthalmology, Licensing Oculis , Novartis, Dry Eye Disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Oculis Raises CHF15.5 Million in an Extension of its Series B Financing Round - Total Raised CHF35.5 Million
New funds to expand portfolio and advance development of novel topical treatments for ophthalmic diseases LAUSANNE, Switzerland, January 4, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Oculis SA, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developi... Biopharmaceuticals, Ophthalmology, Venture Capital Oculis , Diabetic Macular Edema (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Why So Many Women Travel to Denmark for Fertility Treatments
Holly Ryan knows the biological father of her children has two sisters, is a Coldplay fan, and doesn’t like eating chicken in pasta dishes. She knows his mother is a nurse and his father is a policeman, and that his aunt has green eyes and curly hair. She even has a photo of him as a child, and an audio recording of his voice. But Ryan, 41, doesn’t know his name and has never met him. More than six years ago, she decided she wanted to start a family. “Once you commit to trying to get pregnant, it becomes a kind of obsession,” says Ryan, the director of a talent agency for TV directors, producers and...
Source: TIME: Health - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Naina Bajekal/Copenhagen Tags: Uncategorized Denmark Source Type: news