Woman wins bid to use dead daughter's eggs

Woman wins bid to use dead daughter’s eggs

  • 30 June 2016
  • From the section Health

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A woman who wants to use her dead daughter’s frozen eggs to give birth to her own grandchild has won a Court of Appeal battle.

The 60-year-old woman was appealing against the UK regulator’s refusal to allow her to take her only child’s eggs to a US clinic.

Woman wins bid to use dead daughter's eggs

Woman wins bid to use dead daughter’s eggs

  • 30 June 2016
  • From the section Health

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A woman who wants to use her dead daughter’s frozen eggs to give birth to her own grandchild has won a Court of Appeal battle.

The 60-year-old woman was appealing against the UK regulator’s refusal to allow her to take her only child’s eggs to a US clinic.

Parents 'let down' by Bristol Children's Hospital cardiac ward

Parents ‘let down’ by Bristol Children’s Hospital cardiac ward

  • 30 June 2016
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Media captionSean Turner suffered a cardiac arrest in his father’s arms at Bristol Royal Children’s Hospital

Children receiving cardiac treatment at Bristol Children’s Hospital were repeatedly given poor care and parents were let down, a review has found.

An independent report revealed nurses were regularly under pressure and there was poor communication with families.

Parents 'let down' by Bristol Children's Hospital cardiac ward

Parents ‘let down’ by Bristol Children’s Hospital cardiac ward

  • 30 June 2016
  • From the section Bristol

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Media captionSean Turner suffered a cardiac arrest in his father’s arms at Bristol Royal Children’s Hospital

Children receiving cardiac treatment at Bristol Children’s Hospital were repeatedly given poor care and parents were let down, a review has found.

An independent report revealed nurses were regularly under pressure and there was poor communication with families.

Zika sex research begins despite U.S. Congress funding impasse


It could take years to learn how long men infected with Zika are capable of sexually transmitting the virus, which can cause crippling birth defects and other serious neurological disorders.

In the meantime, health officials have warned couples to refrain from unprotected sex for six months after a male partner is infected. The extraordinary recommendation, based on a single report of Zika surviving 62 days in semen, could affect millions.

Zika sex research begins despite U.S. Congress funding impasse


It could take years to learn how long men infected with Zika are capable of sexually transmitting the virus, which can cause crippling birth defects and other serious neurological disorders.

In the meantime, health officials have warned couples to refrain from unprotected sex for six months after a male partner is infected. The extraordinary recommendation, based on a single report of Zika surviving 62 days in semen, could affect millions.

Shire says ADHD drug meets main goal of study

A sign sits in front of Shire's manufacturing facility in Lexington, Massachusetts July 18, 2014.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder
A sign sits in front of Shire’s manufacturing facility in Lexington, Massachusetts July 18, 2014.

Reuters/Brian Snyder


Irish drugmaker Shire Plc said a study testing an experimental drug to treat attention-deficit disorder met the main goal, bringing the drug one step closer to approval in the United States.

The company’s shares were up 3 percent at 4381 pence at 12.52 GMT on the London Stock Exchange on Wednesday. Shire’s U.S.-listed shares were up 3 percent at $176.28 in light premarket trading on the Nasdaq.

Shire says ADHD drug meets main goal of study

A sign sits in front of Shire's manufacturing facility in Lexington, Massachusetts July 18, 2014.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder
A sign sits in front of Shire’s manufacturing facility in Lexington, Massachusetts July 18, 2014.

Reuters/Brian Snyder


Irish drugmaker Shire Plc said a study testing an experimental drug to treat attention-deficit disorder met the main goal, bringing the drug one step closer to approval in the United States.

The company’s shares were up 3 percent at 4381 pence at 12.52 GMT on the London Stock Exchange on Wednesday. Shire’s U.S.-listed shares were up 3 percent at $176.28 in light premarket trading on the Nasdaq.

Gaps in CRC Screening in Seniors

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  • More than a fourth of healthy older patients did not have up-to-date screening for colorectal cancer (CRC), and a third of those with a positive fecal blood tests did not have timely follow-up.
  • Note that clinical guidelines uniformly recommend CRC screening for adults 50 to 75 but no consensus exists with regard to CRC screening in older patients.

More than a fourth of healthy older patients did not have up-to-date screening for colorectal cancer (CRC), and a third of those with a positive fecal blood tests did not have timely follow-up, an analysis of three large integrated health plans showed.

Basketball Legend Pat Summitt's Death Points to Ravages of Early Alzheimer's

News Picture: Basketball Legend Pat Summitt's Death Points to Ravages of Early Alzheimer'sBy Margaret Steele
HealthDay Reporter

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TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Legendary coach Pat Summitt stared down myriad challenges as she thrust women’s college basketball onto the world stage. But her greatest foe wasn’t on the court — it was Alzheimer’s disease.

Summitt died Tuesday at age 64, after a remarkable coaching record, winning eight NCAA titles and nearly 1,100 games with the University of Tennessee Lady Vols.

The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s before her 60th birthday foretold the decline of her brilliant career and thrust Summitt into a new role: as chronicler of the ravages of this incurable brain disease.