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Hormone pregnancy test 'no link to harm'

The use of a controversial hormonal pregnancy test from the 1950s to the 1970s did not damage unborn children, an independent inquiry has found. The review by the Commission on Human Medicines said the scientific evidence did not support a “causal link”. The inquiry was set up by the UK government amid concerns the drug may have caused defects and miscarriages. It was used in Britain between 1953 and 1975 – other countries stopped sooner. However, the inquiry ruled women who used the test and subsequently had babies born with…

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Liver test to aid paracetamol overdose treatment

People who overdose on paracetamol could be helped by a blood test that shows immediately if they are going to suffer liver damage. Researchers in Edinburgh and Liverpool said the test would help doctors identify which patients arriving in hospital need more intensive treatment. The blood test detects levels of specific molecules in blood associated with liver damage. The three different molecules are called miR-122, HMGB1 and FL-K18. Previous studies have shown that levels of these markers are elevated in patients with liver damage long before current tests can detect…

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Ball expected to be fit for first Ashes Test

England pace bowler Jake Ball is expected to be fit for the first Ashes Test against Australia despite sustaining ankle ligament damage in a warm-up match. Head coach Trevor Bayliss says he is confident Ball will be fit for the rest of the tour. The 26-year-old is likely to miss the final warm-up match in Townsville but Bayliss said “he feels pretty good”. “We want to make sure he is right and available for selection,” Bayliss said. ‘We were sledged by the aeroplane captain’ – the perils of an Ashes…

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Ashes 2017-18: Craig Overton boosts Test hopes as England complete victory

Tour match, Adelaide (day four of four): England 293 & 207-9 Bairstow 61*, Stoneman 51, Milenko 5-34 Cricket Australia XI 233-9 dec & 75 Short 28, Woakes 4-17, Anderson 3-12, Overton 3-15 England won by 192 runs Full Scorecard All-rounder Craig Overton put himself firmly in the frame for a starting place in the first Ashes Test as he helped England complete a 192-run win over a Cricket Australia XI. England took just 30 minutes to seal victory on day four as uncapped Overton, 23, finished with 3-15 and James…

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Perry hits record double ton as Australia take charge of Ashes Test

Ellyse Perry became only the seventh woman to hit a double Test century as Australia forged ahead on the third day of the day-night Women’s Ashes Test against England in Sydney. Perry celebrated prematurely when her slog towards cow corner was signalled for six before being reduced to four runs on second viewing. Australia eventually declared on 448-9 after Perry reached the highest individual score in Australian women’s Test history with 213 not out. England’s Lauren Winfield and Tammy Beaumont then faced the new ball as they chased a lead…

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England eye 'revenge' in Women's Ashes Test

Women’s Ashes Test: Australia v England Venue: North Sydney Oval, Sydney Date: 9-12 November Time: 03:30 GMT Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW, online, tablets, mobiles and BBC Sport app. Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app. England will be motivated by revenge in the inaugural Women’s Ashes day-night Test against Australia, says batter Lauren Winfield. Australia will retain the Ashes if they win the four-day match at North Sydney Oval starting on Thursday at 03:30 GMT….

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Anthony Watson and Elliot Daly set to start England's opening autumn Test against Argentina

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Anthony Watson and Elliot Daly are poised to start England’s opening autumn international against Argentina on the wings. Jonny May’s hamstring strain has made him unlikely to participate at Twickenham on Saturday, according to forwards coach Steve Borthwick, to simplify the back three selection picture. Daly’s rapid recovery from the knee ligament damage suffered on Wasps duty last month enables him to line up on the left wing, with Semesa Rokoduguni offering cover if May is ruled out. “Jonny hurt his hamstring in Portugal. He’s made…

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