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5 mn test tube people exist in world

An estimate that is released recently has stated that since the world had its first test-tube baby, in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) has given the world about five million new people. And it was about 34 years back when world had its first IVF baby in England.

According to the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), every year about 350,000 babies that are conceived in petri dishes are born.

And this makes an annual addition of about 0.3 percent of the 130-million-odd babies added to the world.

Assisted suicides rejected by doctors

Calls to take a stance of neutral nature on assisted suicide have been rejected by doctors.

The opposition to assisted dying was restated by delegates to the British Medical Association's annual conference in Bournemouth yesterday and it was linked to murder by one doctor.

There will be a wrong message will be sent if there will be a change in their position.

Care centres 'failing' to meet standards

According to a health watchdog, the needed standards of safety and quality are not being met by more than one in four health and social care providers as they fail to do so.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said that for making 27 per cent of the locations that were inspected by the CQC action had to be taken.

In England there were inspection of about 14,000 health and social care providers and the CQC report that was made based on these inspections that were unannounced and CQC said it had to instruct 3,687 organisations to improve services.

Despite warnings, hospital PFI project went ahead

The government had been told that the project was not sustainable and despite this the private finance deal meant to make new premises was taken up by a hospital now losing £44m a year.

It attracted everyone’s concern that there was not enough money with Peterborough Hospital to make new buildings and this was even spotted at by the media, a report, commissioned by the hospital regulator, Monitor said.

The per year cost is about £22m a year to service for the project and the go-ahead was given by both the Treasury and the Department of Health despite a warning given to them.

Private care homes unsafe, vulnerable

According to a report, there are chances of getting poor quality and unsafe care by people who have learning disabilities in privately run institutions when it is compared with the NHS.

It was seen during an inspection done by the regulator that acceptable standards of care and protection to vulnerable residents were given by about one in three private hospitals and homes and when it comes to NHS, about two thirds of institutions did this.

It was seen by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) that for about 17 years a man had been languishing in a so-called assessment and treatment centre.

BMA doctors' conference sees pension dispute dominating

As doctors get together for their four-day annual conference, the discussion over pension dispute will be discussed soon.

Immediately after the first industrial action that happened in about 40 years, the British Medical Association meeting in Bournemouth is being held.

It will not be until Thursday that the pensions issue will be discussed. But it seems that among the 500 delegates who will attend, this debate will be discussed in majority.

When the conference opened up today, BMA chairman Dr Hamish Meldrum referred to the issue in his speech.

57 per cent women have big waistlines

Experts have stated that waistlines of about 57 per cent women are bigger than they should be and this is a cause of concern. Citing this as a reason for cancer and infertility, doctors have said that women must make an attempt to keep their waistlines in check.

The healthy size is 80cm but researchers found that the average waist measurement for women is 4.9cm larger.

Experts have stated that larger waistlines are a problem because this can lead to an array of problems like type 2 diabetes, heart problems and infertility along with cancers.

Breast cancer sufferer avoids cancer using turmeric

Side-effects of medicine made Vicky Sewart change her decision to fight cancer with her diet and not medicine. This included exercise as well in her regimen to get back to her healthy self along with special foods.

Turmeric was something that she used majorly as she says that this super spice almost makes cancer cells commit a suicide.

Turmeric was used by her in stir-fry, making curries and a range of foods that she made.

Greater power needed to control availability of alcohol

According to a new report, the availability of alcohol in various areas has to be regulated for which licensing authorities need greater powers.

The powers to control alcohol availability are not sufficient in England and Wales for the licensing authorities, Alcohol Concern Cymru says. This becomes even worse in city centres as here there are many retailers in close proximity to each other.

GPs’ action can reopen talks

There are chances that following the first industrial action in about 37 years staged by GPs and hospital doctors negotiations over doctors' pension reforms could reopen.

It was stated by the British Medical Association (BMA) that seeing the Thursday's action it was ready to get back round the table with the Government.

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