Large number of unplanned pregnancies among women with chronic health conditions

A large number of women with chronic health conditions have unplanned pregnancies and are at risk of experiencing adverse events during pregnancy, something a University of Otago researcher says could be prevented if healthcare professionals are prepared. Sociologist Dr. Bryndl Hohmann-Marriott has discovered unplanned pregnancies are reported by about half Continue Reading

Researchers report non-intrusive way to generate large quantities of stem cells from small amount of blood

A discovery by researchers at Queen’s University Belfast and King’s College London (KCL) could revolutionise treatment for vascular and diabetes related cardiovascular diseases. The researchers have developed technology that can produce large quantities of stem cells in a short time, using only a small blood sample. They have also found Continue Reading

Is this what a “brain fart” looks like? Scan showed a large section missing from a man’s brain that was actually an air pocket

An 84-year-old Northern Ireland man shocked his doctors with the results of his CT scan. In place of brain matter just behind his forehead, there was a large, dark space instead. That space turned out to be a 3.5-inch pneumatocele, or in layman’s terms, a pocket of air compressing the Continue Reading