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Acupuncture may offer a cheap, safe and efficient way of boosting success rates in fertility treatment, researchers have found.

Pregnancy: Is this exercise safe during pregnancy?

A young friend is eight months pregnant and is concerned her husband is becoming restless. Consequently, she is determined to get her slim figure back as soon as possible and has started doing an exercise which involves pulling her abdominal muscles in to form a hollow under the ribs, then pushing the muscles in and out rapidly.It might be a yoga exercise, but I am sure it is not to be practised during pregnancy and am worried about what it might be doing to the baby.How should I advise her?

The twins who unlocked the secrets of leukaemia

British girls are behind dramatic breakthrough in medicine

Periods: Heavy period causes concern

For six to nine months, my periods have been much heavier. They still appear every 28-30 days, lasting about four days, but the amount of blood has increased and there is the occasional small, dark clot. My GP says it's my age, 42. I've been told to take tranexamic acid tablets, which may have improved things a little. I don't get pain, and once the period is over I'm back to normal. A smear test was normal. My GP said my uterus felt a bit bigger than normal, which she put down to age. Am I worrying unnecessarily, or do I need to look into this?

Contraceptives: Does the pill store up my eggs?

I have been taking the combined pill for a couple of years, and my question is, if the Pill suppresses the release of an egg, do the eggs get stored up to be used at a later date?

Pregnancy: are test accurate?

How accurate are home pregnancy tests? Is it possible to be pregnant even though the test is negative on the day my period is due? And is it possible that a positive pregnancy test could be wrong?

Couple to sue fertility clinic over `wrongful death' of embryo

A CHICAGO judge has set off alarm bells across the reproductive industry in the United States after allowing a young couple to sue a fertility clinic for "wrongful death" after it mistakenly discarded an embryo that they hoped would one day become their child.

Woman has twins - two months apart

A Romanian woman with two wombs has made medical history after giving birth to twins two months apart, eight years after she was told she could have no children after a miscarriage left her apparently infertile.

Cervical cancer vaccine `in five years'

A VACCINE for cervical cancer will be available within five years, a leading scientist has predicted. Trials of the injection are advanced and have been highly successful, said Anne Szarewski, who is leading the race to produce a preventive treatment.

Cervical cancer vaccine available in five years

A VACCINE for cervical cancer will be available within five years, a leading scientist has predicted.

Cervical cancer vaccine available in five years

A vaccine for cervical cancer will be available within five years, a leading scientist has predicted.

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