In July 1978 Louise Brown was hailed as the world’s first “test-tube baby”, born through the fertility treatment IVF. But how has IVF effectiveness improved compared with modern IVF procedures? Louise’s birth was cloaked in secrecy. Even her father John’s first visit to see her in Oldham General Hospital was under the eye of police […]
Women who drink alcohol and are pregnant at the time are seeking abortions under the misapprehension their babies will suffer foetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). The British Pregnancy Advice Service (BPAS) says there is “no need” for an abortion in such cases, as there is “minimal” damage to babies from isolated episodes of binge drinking by […]
Posted: October 3rd, 2014 under Doctors, Health Direct, Health Professionals, maternity, Pregnancy, Risk of Drugs, Uncategorized.
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New NHS IVF treatment rules have been drawn up in Scotland. Couples who need help conceiving will be guaranteed two free infertility treatments from 1 July, however the treatments will only be available to those under 40, and it will not be offered to women who are obese. In addition, couples need to have been […]
Posted: May 16th, 2013 under Doctors, Health, IVF, maternity, NHS Cash Shortages, NHS Targets, Obesity, Pregnancy, Sexual Health, smokers, Uncategorized, weight loss.
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Pregnant women list the proximity of their local hospital or birthing centre as their top priority in their birth experience, according to a survey.A quarter of British mothers listed the location of the birthing unit as their top priority when asked to identify the most important thing about their experience of giving birth. The importance […]
Posted: February 4th, 2013 under Health Professionals, maternity, NHS Cash Shortages, Patients, Pregnancy, Uncategorized.
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The number of women having babies over the age of 45 has more than trebled in just over a decade as couples delay having children for career and financial reasons, according to official figures.While the prevalence of teenage mothers has dropped dramatically since the 1990s, older mothers have reached the highest level seen in recent […]
Men have been warned they need to become ‘match fit’ if they want to be fathers, as a fertility study claims too much attention has been focused on mothers’ weight.While the health risks surrounding obesity and pregnancy have largely been centred on overweight mothers, the focus is now on men to lose weight. Less efficient […]
Posted: October 18th, 2012 under Diets, Doctors, Health Direct, Healthcare, IVF, maternity, Obesity, Pregnancy, Sexual Health, Uncategorized, weight loss, Wellbeing.
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Maternity units must be shut and merged in to big new ‘super-units’ to help women give birth safely experts say.The NHS maternity system is “unsustainable” and its out of hours care, which is “propped up by junior doctors”, is often poor, according to a new report RCOG release: Education and training of specialists to radically […]
Posted: October 3rd, 2012 under Doctors, Health Professionals, maternity, Nurses, Out of hours, Pregnancy, Sexual Health, Uncategorized.
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Cases of gonorrhoea have jumped by 25 per cent in onee year, new official figures show- prompting criticism of the Government’s ‘safe sex’ message for teenagers.The new statistics from the Health Protection Agency show there were almost 21,000 new diagnoses of the disease in England in 2011, up from just under 17,000 in 2010. Dr […]
Posted: September 26th, 2012 under Care Professionals, Doctors, Health Professionals, Hygiene, Mixed Sex, Pregnancy, Preventable Crisis, Quangoes, Sexual Health, Social Health, Uncategorized.
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Women who abort their first pregnancy are at significantly greater risk of having subsequent premature births a study has found.Previous studies suggested that multiple abortions could result in complications in future pregnancies, but a new paper suggests that the risk after one termination is just as great. Researchers from Aberdeen University studied the health data […]
Women can remain fertile indefinitely after successful ovarian transplants lead to births and delay the menopause doctors have told a conference.A technique to remove pieces of ovary, store it for decades and then replace it with delicate surgery could effectively put a woman’s menopause ‘on ice’, doctors said. The only thing preventing them from having […]
Posted: July 17th, 2012 under Doctors, Health, maternity, postcode lottery, Pregnancy, Private Healthcare, Sexual Health, Uncategorized.
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