A new study shows women who need help getting pregnant face a higher risk of having babies with birth problems. Researchers in Australia looked at more than 300,000 births during a 17-year-period. They found women who used some sort of treatment, including in-vitro fertilization and ovulation medicines, were almost twice as likely to have stillborns. they were even more likely to have babies who were pre-terms or who had low birth weight.
An experimental device that is supposed to help reduce obstructive sleep apnea is showing promising results, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine. The implantable device, called Inspire, provides a mild electronic stimulation to the patient's upper airway during sleep to help prevent the tongue from collapsing and blocking the airway. Researchers say a year after the device was implanted, patients experienced substantially fewer interruptions during their sleep. The device is under review by the FDA.
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