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Britain: One in six pregnancies are unplanned

One in six pregnancies among women in Britain are unplanned, and one in 60 women (1.5%) experience an unplanned pregnancy in a year, according to new results from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles ...

Nov 26, 2013
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STIs and risky sex still an issue

New results from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal), published in The Lancet, provide a picture of sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevalence and testing, uptake of sexual health interv ...

Nov 26, 2013
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Electronic prescribing in NHS hospitals patchy at best

(Medical Xpress)—Patchy use of electronic prescribing in NHS hospitals – and the huge diversity of systems - creates huge challenges for both patient safety and staff training, according to a new study ...

Nov 22, 2013
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Mutated stem cells trigger pituitary tumours in children

(Medical Xpress)—A type of pituitary tumour known as craniopharyngioma appears to form via a different mechanism to that thought to occur in more common tumours, according to a paper in the journal Cell St ...

Oct 07, 2013
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Olympians say poor oral health is impairing performance

Many of the elite sportsmen and women who competed at the London 2012 Olympic Games had poor levels of oral health similar to those experienced by the most disadvantaged populations. 18 per cent of athletes surveyed said ...

Sep 30, 2013
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