Treating male infertility using a new IVF technique called PICSI, which is already offered in some private clinics, does not increase the likelihood of having a baby, according to the results of a randomised controlled trial.
The NIHR will partner with MRC and GCRF to launch a call in January 2019 for outline proposals in Global Maternal and Neonatal Health to address the burden of maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity in LMICs
Researchers from the University of Southampton funded by NIHR’s i4i programme have developed a new wireless device designed to monitor the conditions inside the womb, with the ultimate aim of improving the success of fertility treatment.
World leading experts from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Sheffield have received a £2million from the NIHR Global Health Programme to help transform the management and prevention of preterm birth in some of the world’s poorest countries.
The paper, published in The BMJ last October, described the results of the BUMPES trial which aimed to investigate the most ideal position a first-time mother with a low dose epidural should adopt to increase the chance of a birth without interventions such as forceps or a Caesarean.