prenatal screening

Simple, non-invasive test to diagnose Down’s syndrome in pregnant women


June 30th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 30 (ANI): A simple non-invasive blood test, touted as the holy grail for prenatal diagnosis, could detect Down's syndrome in pregnant women, according to researchers.Currently, high-risk women are offered an ... Read more...

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Soon, a simple, prenatal blood test for developing foetus


June 30th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30(ANI): Researchers in The Netherlands are on the verge of developing a simple, prenatal blood test that would be able to detect accurately chromosomal abnormalities in the developing foetus.Dr ... Read more...

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Danish national screening strategy halves Downs syndrome incidences in babies


November 28th, 2008 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
London, November 28 (ANI): A national screening strategy formulated in Denmark has halved the number of children born with Downs syndrome, according to a new study.The new finding may provide some ... Read more...

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Canadian HIV man’s 20 sexual partners untraced


October 23rd, 2008 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 23 (IANS) Medical authorities in Canada have failed to trace 20 women who had unprotected sex with an HIV-infected man facing murder trial for causing death of two women by ... Read more...

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What increases post-partum suicide risk among women


August 7th, 2008 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): A new study has found that women with a history of psychiatric disorders and substance abuse are more likely to attempt post-partum suicides.Led by Dr. Katherine ... Read more...

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