IVF using frozen embryos may be linked with higher risk of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy

IVF using frozen embryos may be linked with higher risk of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy

In vitro fertilization (IVF) using frozen embryos may be associated with a 74% higher risk of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, according to new research published today in Hypertension, an American Heart Association journal. In comparison, the study found that pregnancies from fresh embryo transfers – transferring the fertilized egg immediately after in vitro fertilization (IVF) … Read more

Getting a consistent good night’s sleep supports immune function, study shows

Getting a consistent good night's sleep supports immune function, study shows

Getting a consistent good night’s sleep supports normal production and programming of hematopoietic stem cells, a building block of the body’s innate immune system, according to a small National Institutes of Health-supported study in humans and mice. Sleep has long been linked to immune function, but researchers discovered that getting enough of it influenced the … Read more

Persistent loss of smell due to COVID-19 may better predict long-term cognitive, functional impairment

Persistent loss of smell due to COVID-19 may better predict long-term cognitive, functional impairment

New insights into factors that may predict, increase or protect against the impact of COVID-19 and the pandemic on memory and thinking skills were revealed by multiple studies reported today at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® (AAIC®) 2022 in San Diego and virtually. Among the key findings reported at AAIC 2022: A group from … Read more