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Older women exploited by IVF clinics, says fertility watchdog

[ad_1] Image copyright Science Photo Library Older women are being exploited by IVF clinics "trading on hope", the fertility watchdog has warned.Sally Cheshire, chairwoman of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), told the Daily Telegraph some private clinics were using "selective success rates" to target older women. IVF is less likely to be successful as a woman gets older. Since 2004 the number of women in their 40s undergoing
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Campaign to tackle ‘botched’ cosmetic procedures

[ad_1] Image copyright Rachael Knappier Image caption There have been calls for more regulation of non-surgical cosmetic procedures, such as lip fillers A campaign to tackle "botched" cosmetic procedures is to be launched by the government in England next month.It follows a rise in people seeking surgeries such as a "Brazilian butt lift" abroad, which has led to deaths.There have also been warnings about the rise in the use of
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Nottingham midwife saves best friend’s life

[ad_1] A Nottingham midwife saved her friend's life when she popped round for coffee.Aimee Summers recognised the signs of a potentially fatal blood clot and gave emergency first aid.She has become one of three nurses to get the Cavell Star Award, which recognises people in the caring profession who go above and beyond in their role. [ad_2] Source link
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Targeted checks ‘prevent one-in-10 heart attacks’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Nearly one-in-10 heart attacks and strokes in England and Wales could be prevented if routine check-ups were better targeted, say researchers.Currently, people aged 40 and over are eligible to have their heart health assessed every five years.But UCL scientists say people at low risk are being checked too often while those considered at high risk are not checked often enough.They say a personalised approach could
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Sore knee? Maybe you have a fabella

[ad_1] Image copyright Imperial College London Image caption The arrow on the scan shows where the fabella is - behind the knee A little bone in the knee scientists thought was being lost to evolution seems to be making a comeback, say experts from Imperial College London.The fabella is found in some people buried in the tendon just behind their knee.Doctors think it is entirely pointless, and you can happily
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Learning disability ‘trapped’ in hospitals as NHS target missed

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images An NHS target to reduce the number of people with learning disabilities being treated in long-stay hospitals has been missed, resulting in more than 2,200 remaining in-patients in England.Charities say they are at risk of abuse and neglect in hospital units and should be cared for in homes in the community, close to their families.NHS England committed to halving the numbers in hospitals, but achieved
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Pembrokeshire GP job ad admits ‘the hours stink’

[ad_1] Image copyright Dave Wilson Image caption Dave Wilson tweeted "you make a difference and so despite it all this is why we're still plodding" A GP has tweeted a job advert for his surgery saying: "I won't sugarcoat it... we're heavily undermanned and the hours stink."Dave Wilson, from Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire, said his surgery, Argyle Medical Group, had just eight GPs looking after 22,500 patients.Retirements and a lack of
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‘The doctor wrote a question mark for my child’s sex’

[ad_1] When doctors wrote a question mark instead of a sex on her child's birth papers, Catherine filed a high court case that has prompted Kenya to start changing its approach to intersex children.The year is 2009.It's been five days since Catherine (not her real name) gave birth to her first child at the modest Nairobi home that she shares with her husband. But there's a problem."Something was off with