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Margaret Atwood: Plastics are poisoning us. We require change , now

Published in Odd and Fun on 19th September 2017

In a new series marking the 500 th anniversary of the Reformation, the novelist calls for a revolt against petrochemical polymers Ah, the Reformation. And then, unavoidably, the Counter-Reformation. We remember them, sort of, especially after reading Dissolution, CJ Sansoms detective thriller about the shutting down of and , not incidentally, the looting of rich […]

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The real reason women freeze their eggs | Eva Wiseman

Published in Odd and Fun on 18th September 2017

Its often assumed females freeze their eggs to stop the ticking of their fertility clocks so they can fissure on with their careers. The truth is rather different, says Eva Wiseman Theres a narrative that weve been told about why women freeze their eggs, which begins with aspiration for a career and ends with them […]

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I’m treating pregnant women with Zika and this is what it’s like | Christine Curry

Published in Odd and Fun on 17th September 2017

Some females decide on termination. Others carry on, despite the risks. With so much about the virus still unknown, its a journey for both doctors and patients As a medical student, I recollect reading books about the early days of the HIV epidemic and wondering what it was like for physicians to take care of […]

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Maternal demises worldwide declined by half, yet shocking inequalities remain

Published in Odd and Fun on 17th September 2017

Study in Lancet presents a womans lifetime opportunity of succumbing from childbirth is one in 36 in sub-Saharan Africa, compared to one in 4,900 in richer countries The number of women succumbing from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth has almost halved since 1990, a global report has revealed. Worldwide the annual number of maternal […]

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New concerns over BPA as employees exposed to levels 70 times the average

Published in Odd and Fun on 17th September 2017

A new examine has raised fresh fears over the chemical usually found in plastic packaging, which has been linked to variety of potential health issues Health fears over Bisphenol A( BPA ), a chemical usually found in plastic packaging and the lining of food cans, are well documented. Previous analyzes have linked low levels of […]

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‘ There was nothing incorrect with my spouse- it was me ‘: the men waking up to fertility problems

Published in Odd and Fun on 13th September 2017

Men have all the time in the world to have a baby, right? Not according to recent research. Gratify a new generation who are freezing their sperm and combating their biological clocks Myles Elton was 21 when medical doctors told him he might never have children. He and Erin were teenage sweethearts and had married […]

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What I’m really thinking: the woman trying for a newborn

Published in Odd and Fun on 11th September 2017

The last thing you should say to a woman who is desperately trying to have a newborn is, Try not to think about it. Its all we think about Read more: www.theguardian.com

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Uterus transplants:’ My sister gave me her womb’

Published in Odd and Fun on 9th September 2017

Lolita Wsterlund is one of the first women in the world to have a uterine transplanting. Now this pioneering surgery is coming to Britain. By Tim Lewis Moments after giving birth, her son not yet in her limbs, Lolita Wsterlund had an urgent dread. Does he have a really big nose? she near screamed. Her […]

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I nearly died because the hospital was so short of staff

Published in Odd and Fun on 8th September 2017

Until a few years ago I was a doctor who believed that while flawed, if you were seriously ill the NHS would pick you up, whisk you away and provide you with everything you needed competently and safely. That changed in 2012, when I began bleeding slowly after a planned caesarean section. My new daughter […]

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No fame , no fuss: eight heroes of 2016

Published in Odd and Fun on 7th September 2017

From the man who tackled the Nice truck killer to the women who opened their homes to those in peril, there are plenty of good people out there The Donald Trump victory, the fallout from Brexit, warnings about the return of fascism in Europe, the assault on Aleppo and the unabated refugee crisis. For many […]

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