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Timely sepsis treatment is essential

It was announced in February that a new sepsis test, which promises to diagnose the potentially life-threatening condition within three minutes, would be available on the NHS within the next three to five years. According to the UK Sepsis Trust, sepsis kills 52,000 people per year. National guidelines set out

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Scan to prevent unnecessary c-sections is positive news

In April, researchers at Cambridge University revealed that an extra ultrasound scan, offered to mothers-to-be at 36 weeks to facilitate the early detection of breech babies, could prevent unnecessary c-sections. The findings are positive news – if implemented within the NHS – allowing time for appropriate medical interventions to take

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New pre-eclampsia test will help increase patient safety

News of a new blood test which promises to detect pre-eclampsia in half the time as current methods is a welcome development. The condition, which is developed by around one in ten women in the latter stages of pregnancy, can prove fatal if not diagnosed and monitored appropriately. The new

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