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‘Remarkable’ decline in fertility rates

Image copyright Getty Images There has been a remarkable global decline in the number of children women are having, say researchers. Their report found fertility rate falls meant nearly half of countries were now facing a “baby bust” – meaning there are insufficient children to maintain their population size. The researchers said the findings were […]

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‘I was told I’d die if I had a baby’

Image caption Hayley Martin thought she was dying when she had her heart attack Women who survive a heart attack caused by a condition called SCAD are usually told not to have children due to the risk of it happening again. Now the first babies are being born at the world’s first clinic that helps […]

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NHS outpatients service ‘stuck in the 18th Century’

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption There are 127 millon outpatient appointments every year The way hospitals in the UK run outpatient clinic appointments is stuck “in the 18th Century”, leading doctors say. Every year millions of people travel to hospitals, where doctors check up on their health and discuss their care. The Royal College of […]