A simple 15 min Procedure costing less than 100£ nearly doubling the Success Rate of IVF Treatment

Scientists find simple ‘scratch’ technique improves IVF treatment success

Scientists find simple 'scratch' technique improves IVF treatment success
One way that egg cells may be fertilized with sperm cells in an IVF lab

The research, led by British scientists, has also shown for the first time that the technique increased the number of babies born as a result.
Gently scratching the lining of the womb in the month before IVF treatment was shown to increase in the clinical pregnancy rate of women undergoing IVF to 49 per cent, compared with the current average of 29 per cent.

Continue reading Scientists find simple ‘scratch’ technique improves IVF treatment success, by Laura Donnelly, Health Correspondent
The Telegraph, 6 Oct 2013

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New speedy Breast Cancer Treatment agreed by the NHS Authorities

Women can undergo an injection in two to five minutes instead of enduring an intravenous drip for between an hour and 90 minutes

Two minute breast cancer treatment gets the green light for the NHS
Thousands of women with breast cancer could be offered a new jab which means regular treatment will take minutes instead of hours.

Currently, around 10,000 women a year are diagnosed with an aggressive form of Breast Cancer, which requires drugs to be given intravenously for long periods.
Regulators have now given the green light to a new type of treatment in which the same drug – Herceptin – is administered by injection, in as little as two minutes.

Read Two minute breast cancer treatment gets the green light for the NHS, by Laura Donnelly, 24 Sept 2013

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HPV Tests for Cervical Cancer Detection in the UK

2012: NHS brings in new cervical cancer tests

NHS brings in new cervical cancer tests
HPV test will provide an early sign of an increased risk of cervical cancer

More than 99% of cases of cervical cancer are caused by the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV). Doctors say that because the new HPV tests find abnormalities – and increased risk of cancer – at an earlier stage, most women will be able to undergo smear tests far less often, after receiving a negative result.

Read NHS brings in new cervical cancer tests
by Laura Donnelly, Health Correspondent, Dec 2012