MinervaBMJ 2003; 326 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7403.1406 (Published 19 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1406
Persistent doubts about the wisdom of babies lying on their backs (despite the reduction in cot deaths) has led to the rates of prone sleeping in the United States remaining higher than 10%. A prospective cohort study rather reassuringly found that babies who did not sleep prone did not have more symptoms or illness during the first six months of life (Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 2003;157: 469-74.
Repairing varicoceles is often done to improve male infertility or unexplained infertility because the dilated veins are thought to result in poor sperm quality and quantity. But when data from seven …
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