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DNA test could boost IVF success rates without putting embryo at risk

A human embryo during the third day of its developmentJim Dyson/Getty Images By Clare Wilson TESTING DNA that is naturally discarded by embryos could safely reveal those produced using IVF that are most likely to lead to pregnancy. IVF doctors try to transfer only the healthiest embryos for pregnancy. DNA testing to identify such embryos is already available, but it has… Read More »

MRI cardiac stress test shows promise at identifying fatal heart disease

The use of MRI to determine heart function has been slow to catch on, but a study from Duke Health researchers shows that stress cardiac MRI not only diagnoses disease, but can also predict which cases are potentially fatal. Results from a large, multi-center study suggest that cardiac magnetic resonance, or CMR, has potential as… Read More »

Can bath salts really wash away health woes? We test the latest range of products

Can bath salts really wash away health woes? From colds to eczema, our expert guide to the products that promise to improve YOUR condition  A long soak in the bath may feel restorative, but can it improve your health?  Once out of fashion, they are back in vogue, with a new generation of products  Dr… Read More »