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Zara Tindall reflects on the impact of miscarriages on fathers

[ad_1] Zara Tindall has spoken out about going through two miscarriages and how hard it is for dads to experience. The Queen's granddaughter, who is an Olympic medal-winning equestrian, is married to ex-England rugby captain Mike Tindall.They have two daughters, Mia and Lena.Mrs Tindall does not hold a royal title and is not an HRH but, as a descendent of the Queen, her pregnancies were announced publicly. [ad_2] Source link
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‘I live in constant fear of my next migraine attack’

[ad_1] Image copyright Yasmin Coutinho Image caption The fear of a migraine makes it more likely to occur, says Yasmin Coutinho Yasmin Coutinho, 23, has suffered from migraines since she was seven, and they have ruined some of the best moments of her life. "Aged seven I got a migraine during my parents' wedding. I was the flower girl and it ruined the whole weekend. "Ever since then I've been
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‘Encouraging’ HIV prevention drug trial in Wales

[ad_1] Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Scientists have said that if taken on a daily basis the pill can cut the changes of people contracting the virus The trial of a HIV drug that cuts the chances of infection has been "encouraging" in Wales, according to new figures.NHS clinics in Wales started providing Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (Prep) in July last year. In the first year of a trial, 559 people at
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Many serious surgeries cancelled on the day, study finds

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Significant numbers of patients requiring serious surgery are having operations postponed, a study suggests.Research led by the Royal College of Anaesthesia and University College London looked at more than 26,000 cases in a seven-day period in March last year, across 245 UK hospitals.They found one in seven operations were cancelled on the day of surgery.However, researchers acknowledged it was likely this figure would be lower
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You, me and the Big C: ‘Like listening to friends in my living room’

[ad_1] Image copyright Alison Carter Image caption Alison Carter says cancer is one of the most challenging things people will face Following the death of BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Rachael Bland at the age of 40, a swell of support and condolence messages have been posted on social media.Her podcast, You, Me and the Big C, which she co-presented with Deborah James and Lauren Mahon, was, and still is,
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Probiotics labelled ‘quite useless’ – BBC News

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Probiotics include yogurts that contain "good bacteria". A group of scientists in Israel claim foods that are packed with good bacteria - called probiotics - are almost useless. Their study is among the most detailed analyses of what happens when we consume probiotics. They are seen as healthy and good for the gut, but the results found they had little or no effect
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Don’t send vapers to use smoking shelters, MPs suggest

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Vapers trying to quit cigarettes should not be made to use smoking shelters, MPs have heard.Organisations should consider having a separate vaping room or area instead, a debate on the science and technology committee's e-cigarettes report heard.Putting vapers and smokers together had been likened to "an alcoholic being put in a pub situation and expected to refrain", SNP MP Carol Monaghan said.About 2.9 million people
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‘Bed-blocking’ patient Adriano Guedes dies in hospital

[ad_1] Image copyright Adriano Guedes Image caption Adriano Guedes hit the headlines for refusing to leave hospital for two years A patient who was evicted from hospital after refusing to leave his bed for more than two years has died while back on the ward. Adriano Guedes, 65, was admitted to the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston, Norfolk, in August 2014, and stayed for 862 days.The hospital obtained a
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Pilot areas announced for NHS app to book appointments

[ad_1] Image caption The app will also allow users record their organ donation and end-of-life care preference Patients in five areas of England will begin a trial of the new NHS app from October.Patients in Liverpool, Hastings, Bristol, Staffordshire and South Worcestershire will be able to download and use the app.Users will be able to book GP appointments, order repeat prescriptions and see their medical files held by their surgery.The
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Ethnic minority consultants ‘paid less’ than white colleagues

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Senior ethnic minority doctors in the NHS are paid less than their white counterparts, research suggests. A study in the British Medical Journal found black and minority ethnic (BME) consultants on average earned 4.9% less than white colleagues in basic pay - roughly £4,600 a year. The gap was much smaller across other types of doctors and grades. Researchers said the causes of the pay