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Anticipated Group B Strep vaccination reported to potentially prevent over 100,000 baby deaths worldwide

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Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a common bacterium which around 1 in 5 women carry at any time, though usually it is entirely harmless. However, it can sometimes be transmitted to the baby during childbirth and can cause infection in the newborn baby. Sadly, this infection can cause catastrophic injuries or even death.

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Is male cosmetic surgery on the rise?

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Cosmetic surgery has been popular with women for a long time, however the topic has generally been a taboo subject among men. But, as more men seek out cosmetic surgery treatments, could this all be about to change?

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Group B Strep: New information leaflet now to be given to all expectant mothers

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Leading charity, Group B Strep Support, has joined forces with the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG) in order to produce an informative patient leaflet about group B Strep. This leaflet, the first of its kind, will be given to all pregnant women as part of routine antenatal care in England and Wales and represents a huge step forwards in giving expectant mothers the opportunity to make informed choices about GBS.

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3 things you need to know about the UK cosmetic surgery industry

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Is the cosmetic industry as safe as you are led to believe? Ben Lees explores the findings of the report published by the Nuffield Council of Bioethics, and what you need to know about the UK cosmetic surgery industry…

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Know the facts: the dangers of common cosmetic procedures

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London is a hub of cosmetic procedures and often at the cutting edge of new techniques. But is this growing industry as safe as some might want you to believe?

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5 reasons why we need to talk about Erb’s Palsy

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Erb's Palsy Group UK

Adjusting to life after a birth injury is a difficult process for any family, and any birth injury is a permanent reminder of a potentially traumatic event. But if we are ever going to confront Erb’s Palsy, we need to change the way that we talk about the condition.

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What issues can Erb’s Palsy cause in adolescence?

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Erb's Palsy Group UK

Erb’s Palsy is a birth injury with largely physical symptoms, but because the visible injury to the arm may demand focus, it could be hiding subtle injuries which are yet to become apparent. Here we look at the invisible injuries that can follow a diagnosis of Erb’s Palsy

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We need to stop treating maternal injuries as ‘just a part’ of shoulder dystocia

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Erb's Palsy Group UK

Adjusting to life after a birth injury is a difficult process for any family, and any birth injury is a permanent reminder of a potentially traumatic event. But if we are ever going to confront Erb’s Palsy, we need to change the way that we talk about it and some of the complications it can involve.

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North London Trust learns lessons of universal GBS testing

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When it comes to the health and wellbeing of unborn children, NHS staff should be commended for their diligence and hard work. However, in the era of austerity, we are told that difficult choices must be made. It follows that the benefits of certain tests, medicines and therapies must be weighed against their cost to the tax payer.

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Study suggests NHS catastrophe looms for post-Brexit Britain

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Leading up to the EU referendum, the NHS was used by both sides of the debate to gain political leverage. The certainties of what will come to pass are still unclear, but as the country takes stock, a number of new studies are revealing an alarming truth; that the NHS is heading towards a potentially catastrophic shortfall in nursing.

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The world’s changed, but has its view on disabilities?

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In 1992, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed that the 3rd of December would be known as the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). This year, it coincides with the UK Disability History Month, which is running from 22 November to 22 December.

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5 concerning mistakes London hospitals keep making

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In 2015, as many as 1 in 3 London hospital trusts saw patients suffering because of incidents that should never be allowed to happen. These incidents are officially referred to as ‘Never Events’ and are labelled as mistakes that should not occur under any circumstances.

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