California’s chances of the Big One on the San Andreas fault in the next 12 months have TRIPLED

More than 3,000 earthquakes rocked Ridgecrest, California in a single week last year and as a result, has increased chances of the ‘Big One’ striking the San Andreas fault. The tremors stressed the Garlock Fault, which stretches 160 miles along the Mojave Desert and connects the site of the Ridgecrest quakes to the massive San … Read more California’s chances of the Big One on the San Andreas fault in the next 12 months have TRIPLED

Keeping embryos frozen for over a year can HALVE women’s chances of having a child

Keeping human embryos frozen for over a year can halve women’s chances of becoming pregnant and giving birth to a live baby, a study has found.  Researchers from China examined the pregnancy and live birth rates of more than 24,000 women undergoing embryo-storing ‘vitrification’ treatment. They found that storing embryos for 1–2 years significantly lowered … Read more Keeping embryos frozen for over a year can HALVE women’s chances of having a child

How letting patients in intensive care lay FACE DOWN boosts their chances of surviving

Lying intensive care patients with coronavirus face down on their beds could make them more likely to survive, doctors say. Prone positioning, in which patients who struggle to breathe are laid on their front instead of their back in a hospital bed, works by reducing pressure on the lungs. Doctors in the UK, US, Italy … Read more How letting patients in intensive care lay FACE DOWN boosts their chances of surviving