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Shorter Storage of Frozen Embryos Tied to Pregnancy Success: Study

FRIDAY, June 26, 2020 — Vitrification is a safe way to freeze and store embryos during fertility treatment, but the longer embryos are stored, the less likely women are to get pregnant and have a live birth, a new study from China suggests. In vitrification, embryos are briefly placed in a dehydrating solution, then fast-frozen… Read More »

Pfizer’s blockbuster-to-be Vyndaqel is too costly for heart patients, study suggests

Pfizer’s tafamidis arrived in the U.S. in 2019 with a vastly discounted list price over rival transthyretin amyloidosis drugs. But its $ 225,000-a-year tag still seems too much for many heart patients. Previous cost-effectiveness analyses and physicians themselves have warned tafamidis is too pricey—the world’s most expensive medication for cardiovascular disease, to be exact. And now,… Read More »

Scientists Take Aim at Another Coronavirus Study in a Major Journal

A group of leading scientists is calling on a journal to retract a paper on the effectiveness of masks, saying the study has “egregious errors” and contains numerous “verifiably false” statements. The scientists wrote a letter to the journal editors on Thursday, asking them to retract the study immediately “given the scope and severity of… Read More »

Racial Disparities in Perinatal Depression Screening Addressed in Recent Study

Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) including prenatal depression (PND) and postpartum depression (PPD) can have a profound adverse impact on the well-being of mothers, newborns, and entire families. It is estimated that 20%-25% of women experience depressive symptoms during pregnancy or the postpartum period.  To curtail rates and severity of PMADs, the American College… Read More »