expert reaction to study looking at preconception alcohol consumption in men and incidence of birth defects

A study published in JAMA Pediatrics looks at preconception paternal alcohol consumption and fetal birth defect risk.   Prof Rod Mitchell, Professor of Developmental Endocrinology, MRC Centre for Reproductive Health, University of Edinburgh, and Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist, Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, Edinburgh, said: “This prospective population-based study…

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expert reaction to study looking at preconception alcohol consumption in men and incidence of birth defects

A study published in JAMA Pediatrics looks at preconception paternal alcohol consumption and fetal birth defect risk.   Prof Rod Mitchell, Professor of Developmental Endocrinology, MRC Centre for Reproductive Health, University of Edinburgh, and Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist, Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, Edinburgh, said: “This prospective population-based study…

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expert reaction to study looking at health of dads-to-be before conception and pregnancy outcomes including miscarriage and stillbirth

A study published in Human Reproduction looks at whether preconception paternal health is associated with pregnancy loss in the U.S.   Prof Allan Pacey, Professor of Andrology, University of Sheffield, said: “We have suspected for some time that the risk of miscarriage in a woman might be influenced by the…

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expert reaction to a briefing note on freezing of eggs for fertility purposes

A briefing note, published by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, discusses the freezing of eggs for fertility purposes.   Dr Meenakshi Choudhary, Consultant Gynaecologist & Sub Specialist in Reproductive Medicine, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “The briefing note on egg freezing in the UK by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics…

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expert reaction to study looking at placentas and particles which may be from air pollution

A study, published in Science of The Total Environment, looked at placentas and particles which may be from air pollution.   Prof Andrew Shennan, Professor of Obstetrics, King’s College London, said: “Carbon particles have previously been detected in the placenta of pregnant women and these findings confirm this.  This is…

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expert reaction to study looking at COVID-19 in pregnancy

Research, published in the BMJ, looked at COVID-19 in pregnancy.   Dr Edward Morris, President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, said: “This living systematic review study is a welcome and comprehensive synthesis of the available research on COVID-19 in pregnancy, at a time when our knowledge is still…

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expert reaction to a study looking at caffeine and pregnancy

A study, published in BMJ Evidence Based Medicin, looked at caffeine use and pregnancy.   Dr Daghni Rajasingham, Consultant Obstetrician and spokesperson for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, said: “The findings of this study add to the large body of evidence that supports limited caffeine intake during pregnancy,…

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expert reaction to analysis of reports on unintended pregnancies with combined use of certain antibiotics and hormonal contraceptives

A study, published in BMJ Evidence Based Medicine*, has analysed reports of unintended pregnancies occurring when certain antibiotics are used with hormonal contraceptives.   Jane Bass, Royal Pharmaceutical Society spokesperson on women’s health and senior pharmacist, women’s services, at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital London said: “In their review of a…

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expert reaction to study looking at genes in embryos and whether they are susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection in early pregnancy

A study, published in Open Biology, looked at genes in embryos and whether they are susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection in early pregnancy.   Dr Shamez Ladhani, Reader in Paediatric Infectious Diseases, St George’s, University of London, said: “These are very early data on the potential for SARS-CoV-2 to infect human…

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expert reaction to study reporting a bioengineered scaffold that repairs the uterus and supports live births in rabbits

A study, published in Nature Biotechnology, looked at a bioengineered scaffold that repairs the uterus and supports live births in rabbits.   Dr Douglas Gibson, Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh, said: “The press release is a balanced and accurate summary of the research, and this is good quality research that…

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