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IVF pregnancy success rates are NOT improved by freezing embryos, study shows

A popular strategy for raising IVF pregnancy rates by freezing embryos has been shown to offer no improvement in a large trial. Success rates after freezing all embryos for later transfer were no better than traditional ‘fresh’ embryo transfers, a randomised trial at eight clinics in Denmark, Sweden and Spain found. “Our findings give no… Read More »

Prostate cancer rates and deaths have plummeted worldwide, study reveals 

Prostate cancer and death rates have plummeted worldwide, study reveals About one in nine men develop prostate cancer over the course of their lives  In 1994, a blood test for the cancer was approved by the FDA  But the test led to over-diagnosis and has fallen out of favor  In 44 countries, prostate cancer rates… Read More »

Meta-analysis finds high but variable STI rates in PrEP studies – is PrEP the cause or a potential solution?

Werner and colleagues analysed STI rates in 24 papers concerning 20 different studies of PrEP in gay and bisexual men. These studies included randomised controlled studies such as iPrEx, PROUD and Ipergay and their open-label extensions, as well as studies targeting particular populations such as the PrEPare study for teenagers. They also included country-specific demonstration… Read More »