The Lancet GH: COVID-19 pandemic worsened pregnancy outcomes for women and babies worldwide

Findings reveal overall increase in the chances of stillbirth and maternal death during the pandemic, but chances of pre-term birth decreased in high-income countries

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Automated embryo selection system might rise likelihood of success in treating infertility

The AI-based system photographs the embryos every five minutes, processes the data of their development and notifies any anomalies observed. This increases the likelihood of choosing the most viable and healthy early-stage embryo for IVF procedures.

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Genetic evidence suggests men can develop PCOS-like condition

New genetic research suggests men can develop characteristics of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)—a common metabolic and reproductive disorder that affects women. The study was presented virtually at ENDO 2021, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting.

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Placenta is a dumping ground for genetic defects

In the first study of the genomic architecture of the human placenta, scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the University of Cambridge and their collaborators have confirmed that the normal structure of the placenta is different to any other human organ and resembles that of a tumour, harbouring many of the same genetic mutations found in childhood cancers.

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COVID-19 vaccination axillary adenopathy detected during breast imaging

An open-access article in ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) describes the clinical and imaging features of axillary adenopathy detected during screening or diagnostic breast imaging after recent coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination to inform the development of follow-up recommendations.

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COVID-19 vaccination axillary adenopathy detected during breast imaging

Open-access AJR article details clinical and imaging features of adenopathy detected during screening and diagnostic breast mammography, ultrasound, and MRI after recent coronavirus disease vaccination (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna)

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