Obstetrics & gynaecology

Studies of menopausal hormone therapy reviewed

Treatment with estrogen in menopause is both good and bad for women's health. The picture is complex and the scientific evidence sometimes scanty or only moderately solid, a study shows. University of Gothenburg researchers ...

Medical research

Young adults experience lingering COVID symptoms, too

A new preliminary study contradicts the perception that lingering COVID-19 symptoms mostly affect middle-aged adults, with evidence that a majority of young adults also experience chest pain, breathing difficulty, headaches, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Confused about COVID? Here's how to read a research paper

Scientific evidence can be difficult to understand. Normally we can rely on experts to interpret it for us, or the media to accurately report any interesting new discoveries, but the pandemic has challenged this.

Health

Overweight and obesity are associated with a low sperm quality

Infertility affects between 10 and 15% of all couples of reproductive age and can be caused by a wide variety of factors: genetic, physiological, environmental and nutritional. Although there is increasing scientific evidence ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Children unlikely to be the main drivers of the COVID-19 pandemic

It is highly likely that children can transmit the new coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, but several factors suggest that children are unlikely to be the main drivers of the pandemic. Opening up schools and kindergartens ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Virus pushes science and its controversies centre stage

Hydroxychloroquine, double-blind studies, convalescent plasma, herd immunity—the coronavirus pandemic has thrust the language of science into public view as never before.

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