Viewpoint: ‘Why I chose an abortion’

Viewpoint: 'Why I chose to have an abortion'

  • 30 November 2015
  • From the section Magazine
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Many people have certain expectations about the circumstances that lead women to have an abortion. Here one woman who already happily had two children talks about her decision.

In January 2010 I was 35 and had two very young children - a

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Tax on sugary drinks backed by MPs

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A tax on sugary drinks should be introduced as part of a "bold and urgent" set of measures to tackle child obesity in England, MPs say.…

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Weight-Based PET-CT Protocols Seem to Cut Radiation Risk

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  • Note that this study was published as an abstract and presented at a conference. These data and conclusions should be considered to be preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.

CHICAGO -- Reductions in radiation dose may be achieved by using a patient-specific, weight-based protocols during whole-body FDG PET/CT imaging, researchers reported here.

The radiation dose …

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Assistive Device Use Down Among RA Patients (CME/CE)

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  • Use of mechanical devices/aids by patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) was significantly lower during 2010-2012 (mature era of biologics therapy) than during 2001-2003, and in patients with a history of biologic use, reduced usage is associated with improved outcomes in the mature biologics era.
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