Protecting yourself against the flu this winter

Getting your flu jab every year gives protection against seasonal flu. This is the particular type of flu virus that arrives in the UK each autumn. The actual type varies from year to year and a new vaccination must be developed every year. As we move towards the...
IVF – Cutting through the unknown

IVF – Cutting through the unknown

Conception – nature or nurture? Most of us have heard of IVF and most parents are fortunate enough to conceive without intervention. Thankfully for the minority who do struggle to conceive naturally, there are a number of medical techniques available which can result...
Changes to IVF Treatment in Scotland

Changes to IVF Treatment in Scotland

The Scottish Government announced last month that they will now be funding 3 IVF cycles on the NHS for women under 40, instead of just 2 cycles.  Women aged between 40 and 42 will be offered one round of IVF if they fit certain criteria (more details below). What is...
Are you holidaying in the UK this summer?

Are you holidaying in the UK this summer?

Are you holidaying in the UK this summer? Have you booked your overseas holiday (or vacation if you are American!) to the UK this year and you have an on-going medication condition? If so, have you thought about what you would do if you need medication or need to see...
Online calculator predicts IVF baby chances

Online calculator predicts IVF baby chances

Couples can find out their chances of having a baby over multiple cycles of IVF treatment, using a new online calculator. University of Aberdeen researchers, who developed the tool, said it would help couples shape their expectations and plan their treatments. Full...