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Several IVF attempts can signal higher risk for any eventual pregnancy

IVF involves fertilising an egg in the labJochen Tack / Alamy Stock Photo By Clare Wilson Women who attempt IVF several times before they get pregnant are at higher risk of having pregnancy complications involving their placenta. This might be because the woman’s uterus had an undiagnosed health problem all along that caused the failed… Read More »

Can an eye exam reveal Alzheimer’s risk?

Looking for clues about the health of your brain? You might want to pay a visit to your eye doctor. Research increasingly links common eye conditions — glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy — to risk for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. What’s interesting about the study results, says Dr. Albert Hofman, chair… Read More »