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Thursday 29th October 2015

Is it time for the UK to reconsider its definition of recurrent miscarriage?

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Currently, the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) defines recurrent miscarriage as three or more consecutive losses, but is considering whether or not to change this definition.The issue is contested and it remains to be seen whether UK guidelines will follow suit in the near future.
Date:
Thursday 29th October 2015
Thursday 24th September 2015

Clarifying the link between diet and cancer

Description
Does diet influence cancer? The answer to this question is not simple.The relationship between nutrition and disease is a complex one, but there is a tendency to simplify things to provide easily comprehensible information to the public.
Date:
Thursday 24th September 2015
Thursday 17th September 2015

Making the rugby pitch a safer place

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With the 2015 Rugby World Cup kicking off in England and Wales this week, the issue of concussion is likely to be high on the agenda.
Date:
Thursday 17th September 2015
Thursday 6th August 2015

Iraq: what Britain isn't saying about its airstrikes on Islamic State

Description
This week, the British government announced it will extend its involvement in US-led airstrikes in Iraq against Islamic State until March 2017.
Date:
Thursday 6th August 2015
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