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A Stem Cell Patch Could Heal Hearts Damaged By Cardiac Arrest

The human body is a remarkable machine.  It has the capacity to regenerate itself, with organs including the skin, the liver, and kidneys being capable of repairing themselves in a short amount of time.

The capacity for cellular regeneration comes from stem cells.  They are the tiny multicellular organisms that are responsible for forming the cells in the human body.  They can form everything from nerve cells through to skin cells and lung cells.

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5 Simple Tips to Prevent Dehydration During Pregnancy

As summer approaches and the daily temperatures increase, it’s vital that all mums-to-be, whether you’re in your first trimester or third, ensure they remain hydrated at all times to reduce risk and keep both mum and baby healthy. This article is going to look at 5 simple ways you can prevent dehydration.

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4 Best Practices for Signing Up to Cord Blood Banking

Thinking about signing up to cord blood banking but don't know how or where to start? Here are some of the best practices that will guide you in enrolling with a private cord blood bank:

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What are the Common Causes of Autism in Children?

As part of autism awareness month, we’ve looked at what autism is and the early signs you need to be watching out for. But we all know that preventative measures are always best and so here we’re going to look at the common causes of autism.

The common causes can be broken down into three main categories; genes, environmental and other health conditions.

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Better Method of Stem Cell Generation for Treating Epidermolysis Bullosa

A group of researchers have created a new technique for stem cell generation that could help to treat Epidermolysis Bullosa.  Epidermolysis Bullosa is a group of genetic conditions that cause the skin to become very fragile.

Scientists have already created methods for creating stem cells from adult stem cells.  These techniques can create induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from a person’s skin cells or other mature cells.

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Tips on How to Stay Cool at Night While Pregnant

Staying cool during the day is one thing but keeping cool at night is a problem most pregnant mums-to-be experience throughout their pregnancy. More of an issue during the summer months, keeping cool at night is vital to getting a good night’s sleep and can become an infuriating battle when you’re hot and flustered. Here are some of our best tips on how to keep cool at night during your pregnancy period.

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Why Save Cord Blood (even if you are from a healthy family)

Stories about treatments using umbilical cord blood stem cells are increasingly in the news.  As more parents become aware of the healing and regenerative power of these stem cells, they are faced with two questions:

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What are the Signs and Symptoms of Autism in Children?

Autism affects 1 in 68 children in the US. Managing and treating it is vital to minimise the damage it can cause and so the earlier it can be diagnosed, the better the treatment available. As your child grows and develops, the signs of autism can become clearer but it is possible to identify certain warning signs from as early as 18 months old. As part of autism awareness month, we’re going to look at the signs and symptoms of autism.

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Stem Cells Could Boost a Baby Girl's Heart & Chance for a Normal Life

Doctors in Miami have just performed a life-saving surgery on a 4-month old baby with a rare heart condition called hypoplastic left heart syndrome.  This procedure uses stem cells to help the heart repair itself and grow larger.

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8 Things Pregnant Mums Should Avoid During Summer

As your stomach grows, there are going to be a number of things that are not as easy as they once were. Things like walking long distances, picking up something that’s been dropped or being on your feet all day. But as well as things you can’t do, there are a number of things that you shouldn’t do that are more of a health risk for both you and baby. Whilst everyone will be keen to make the most of the summer and be involved in summer activities, here are 8 activities you should definitely avoid if you are pregnant.

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