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Miscarriage study points to IVF success chances

Mothers-to-be who miscarry during the first round of IVF are more likely to have a baby with further treatment than those who did not get pregnant, researchers have said. The University of Aberdeen study looked at data for more than 100,000 women. The results showed that those who miscarried during the first cycle had a 40.9% chance of having a baby over two further cycles of IVF. There was a 30.1% chance for those who did not conceive in the first cycle. Offer reassurance And women who gave birth following…

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Game of Thrones highlights common problem with defining success in a 'man's world'

As winter descends and Game Of Thrones’ seventh season draws to a close, there’s a thought that has burrowed further into my mind with each episode: what if Game Of Thrones has turned into a cautionary tale about neoliberal feminism? Or, more specifically, a cautionary tale about neoliberal feminism’s beloved goal, which is women succeeding within macho power structures. You know the sort: Margaret Thatcher, Marissa Mayer, Hillary Clinton. The women whose success in A Man’s World is held up as feminism’s great triumph, even if said women don’t do…

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Real Madrid 2-0 Barcelona (5-1 agg): Spanish Super Cup success for Zidane's side

Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-0 at the Bernabeu to win the Spanish Super Cup 5-1 on aggregate. The Spanish and European champions were dominant, even without the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo. Marco Asensio, who also scored in the 3-1 first-leg win, gave them an early lead with an excellent 25-yard strike. And Karim Benzema flicked up Marcelo’s cross and turned defender Samuel Umtiti to fire home a second with Barcelona rarely looking like coming back. Real eased off in the second half, with the cup practically wrapped up, and Barca improved…

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What are the secrets of England’s success under Sampson?

Women’s Euro 2017 semi-final: Netherlands v England Venue: Enschede, the Netherlands Date: Thursday, 3 August Kick-off: 19:45 BST Coverage: Listen on BBC Radio 5 live and online; live text commentary on the BBC Sport website; live on Channel Four England’s Lionesses have captured the attention of the nation again after reaching the European Championship semi-finals, where they will face hosts the Netherlands on Thursday. Having suffered the semi-final heartache of the 2015 World Cup in Canada, they have a chance to go one step further and even become the first…

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Pancreatic cancer trial: Early surgery boosts success rates

Speeding up access to surgery for pancreatic cancer patients diagnosed early enough increased success rates by a third, a pilot scheme has shown. The Birmingham team said it had saved the NHS £3,200 per patient and could help hundreds of patients UK-wide. The trial involved cutting average time to surgery for 32 patients from two months to just over two weeks – 31 had their tumours removed successfully. But it will be two years before doctors know if operating earlier extends life. About 9,600 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer…

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England manager Gareth Southgate urges clubs to give English youth a chance following summer of success

Gareth Southgate Friday, July 28, 2017 England manager Gareth Southgate is hoping the recent success of the country’s young players will see more of them trusted by their clubs this season. The Football Association has enjoyed an unprecedented series of tournament triumph this summer, with England winning the Under-20 World Cup, the Under-19 European Championship and the Toulon Tournament. England also finished runners-up in the Under-17 Euros and were beaten semi-finalists in the Under-21 edition. Now the focus moves to when, where and if those players will get the chance…

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