April 11, 2021

Techno and test-tubes: Climate-hit Caribbean touts new tourism

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By Sophie Hares From Thomson Reuters Foundation Caribbean islands are experimenting with new tourism avenues as the impacts of climate change take their toll BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, July 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Promoter Ryan Kruger scouted five potential locations for his Vujaday techno festival before opting to hold the five-day event in Barbados, flying in […]

Caribbean IVF clinic to host a fertility conference in Miami

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NEWS PROVIDED BY Barbados Fertility Centre LONDON, April 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Barbados Fertility Centre (BFC), a JCI accredited center of excellence for IVF on the Caribbean island of Barbados, is taking the unusual step of flying in their medical team to host a fertility conference in Miami on May 5th 2018 due to overwhelming […]

Law firm files 2nd major embryo loss case in same week, focus is on thousands of egg/embryos at San Francisco fertility clinic

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Similar Cases Filed Monday by Peiffer Rosca Wolf Abdullah Carr & Kane (PRW) in Cleveland   WHO: Just days after filing a smiliar case involving the University Hospitals (UH) Ahuja Medical Center in Cleveland, OH, the law firm Peiffer Rosca Wolf Abdullah Carr & Kane (PRW) today filed a new class action lawsuit in the wake […]

CRISPR gene-editing could result in more successful birth rates

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By Saqib Shah From engadget A first-of-its-kind study used CRISPR tech to understand human embryo development. Gene-edited human embryos are offering new insights into the earliest stages of development, and could reduce the risk of miscarriage at the outset of pregnancy. In a new study, researchers from the UK’s Francis Crick Institute used CRISPR Cas9 […]

NEW SCIENTIST Exclusive: menopausal women become pregnant with their own eggs

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By Jessica Hamzelou From New Scientist Two women thought to be infertile have become pregnant using a technique that seems to rejuvenate ovaries, New Scientist can reveal. It is the first time such a treatment has enabled menopausal women to get pregnant using their own eggs. “I had given up hope on trying to get […]

Benefits of acupuncture for depression and anxiety, fertility, lower back pain and neck pain

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From WN The traditional Chinese medicine of acupuncture involves the usage of special ‘hair-thin’ needles that are inserted just below the skin at strategic points in the body known as “acupuncture points”. This is helpful in the regulation of the flow of energy, stimulation of the body’s mechanisms of healing, mitigation of pain and restoration […]

Caribbean fertility rates low

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By Joshua Surtees From Guardian Media The assumption that the Caribbean is a hotbed of fertility is a fallacy, local experts say. Rising teenage pregnancies and large families with up to ten children can give a false picture of a highly reproductive population but, with a falling T&T birth rate (currently 15.2 births per year […]