Monday, 27 March 2017

Health

03/19/2017 - 23:54

How an individual sperm swims, against all the odds, through fluid to reach the fallopian tubes has been revealed - and it's all about rhythm.

Researchers from the UK and Japan found that the head and tail movements of sperm made patterns similar to the fields that form around magnets.

And these help to propel sperm towards the female egg.

03/19/2017 - 23:51

Girls in the UK are missing school because they cannot afford sanitary protection, a charity has said. Freedom4Girls was contacted by a school in Leeds after it became concerned about teenage girls' attendance.

The group provides sanitary products to women in Kenya - but is now doing the same in West Yorkshire.

03/17/2017 - 02:59

Around 10,000 women a year in the UK might benefit from a new type of breast cancer treatment, say scientists. Biological therapies can help fight breast cancers caused by rare, inherited genetic errors like the BRCA one actress Angelina Jolie carries.

03/17/2017 - 02:57

B vitamins may offer some protection against the impacts of air pollution, a small scale human trial suggests. Researchers in the US found that high doses of these supplements may "completely offset" the damage caused by very fine particulate matter.

03/14/2017 - 00:04

Two people have died and four more have fallen ill following an outbreak of listeria linked to recalled cheese in several eastern US states.

Officials say it was probably caused by a soft raw milk cheese called Ouleout from Vulto Creamery in New York state.

03/14/2017 - 00:02

A couple conned out of hundreds of pounds as they tried to find a surrogate mother have finally become parents. Tracy and Pete Akoun had also suffered multiple miscarriages as they tried to conceive a baby.

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