Author Archives: Editorial Staff

COVID pandemic may have hidden a significant increase in child abuse, say doctors

UK doctors are concerned that the COVID pandemic may have hidden a significant increase in child maltreatment. Speaking at the United Kingdom Imaging and Oncology Congress in Liverpool, Professor Owen Arthurs (Great Ormond Street Hospital, London) called for greater resources to detect abuse, especially if future COVID waves lead to new lockdown conditions.

Study highlights the non-inferiority of frozen sperm for intrauterine insemination treatments

Patients having intrauterine insemination for fertility treatment can be reassured that the use of cryopreserved sperm instead of fresh is not associated with inferior outcomes.

‘Short GnRH antagonist protocol’ likely to reduce the risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome in IVF patients

The world’s first IVF baby, Louise Brown born in England in 1978, was conceived from a naturally developing follicle in her mother’s ovary.

The importance of smallpox vaccination as a preventive measure in controlling recent outbreaks of monkeypox

Scientists have described the importance of smallpox vaccination as a preventive measure in controlling recent outbreaks of monkeypox infection.

Discussing tools and resources to support the bladder cancer patient community

In this interview, Dr. Ignacio Durán and Alex Filicevas discuss key challenges and opportunities in the bladder cancer disease landscape and the future of care. This episode focuses on the bladder cancer patient support landscape, including a review of the tools and resources available to the community, as well as key unmet needs to address.

The role of vitamin D in H1N1 influenza and SARS-CoV-2 infection

A new study focused on determining Vitamin D’s role in SARS-CoV-2 and H1N1 influenza. In this study, researchers determined the effect of vitamin D supplements on the lung anti-viral response in animal models.