Monthly Archives: April 2018

Women crippled by ‘disintegrating’ contraceptive implant When mother-of-five Laura Linkson was offered a new form of sterilisation on the NHS that didn’t involve surgery, she didn’t hesitate. The procedure involved having an Essure device — essentially tiny metal and plastic springs — inserted into her fallopian tubes to stop eggs moving from the ovaries to the womb. The implant can […]

10 million lives could be lost to superbugs Scientists have made a breakthrough in the antibiotic resistance battle – the urgency has never been greater, says Lois Rogers British scientists claim they have beaten more than a dozen rival teams around the world in the race towards a new synthetic antibiotic. They hope that the agent – an improved version of a […]