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Six separate studies, including those from the United States and the National Institute of Health, have shown that there is an increased risk of pre-eclampsia in women who’ve conceived through IVF, as opposed to conceiving naturally.
The condition, which causes high blood pressure, fluid retention and protein in the urine, has been found to be increased by up to 41 per cent in women who’ve received IVF.  It didn’t matter whether the IVF included using donor eggs or standard IVF.
Although it’s not completely understood exactly why these findings have occurred, experts …

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Queen’s Hospital in Romford, Essex, is at the centre of an investigation after two women died not long after giving birth in the maternity unit there. The first woman, Sareena Ali, died there in January after having a heart attack brought on by a rupture in her womb. The second woman, Violet Stephens, died in April. This death occurred a month after a review into the services provided in the maternity unit. The review stated that essential standards were not being met.
There are reports that a total of twelve women …

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Taking ibuprofen could triple your chances of developing cancer according to new research.
A new study suggests that popping non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID’s), including ibuprofen, for longer than a ten year period could increase your chances of developing renal cancer, the commonest form of kidney cancer.
Aspirin was the only medication, used long term to ease anti-inflammatory pain, that did not present an increased risk of cancer.
Researchers from Harvard Medical School and Brigham Women’s Hospital in the US studied more than 125,000 people over a 20 year period. Those who took NSAID’s …

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Birmingham Children’s Hospital have admitted liability for their mistake which left a 14 year old girl permanently paralysed.
Sophie Tyler, now aged 17, was left with a spinal epidural in her back for 48 hours when she was admitted for a routine gallstone operation in May 2008.
The device was inserted into her Sophie’s back for pain control, but within 24 hours she was complaining of a numb feeling in one leg. Within 2 days, she couldn’t feel her feet or both legs.
Depsite her complaints, staff still took until the same evening …

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David Nunn, the Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Guy’s Hospital who a few weeks ago lost his temper with David Cameron, Nick Clegg and entourage on a walk-around and publicity shoot, is now conspicuous in his absence from the hospital.
Mr Nunn, who became an instant internet hit – not to mention a hero amongst many in the NHS – stormed into the ward as politicians prepared to pose for photographs.  For whilst Mr Cameron and Mr Clegg had indeed stripped to bare arms and washed and scrubbed in accordance with the …