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Stephen Franks on BBC’s Incredible Medicine: Doctor Weston’s Casebook

Have you had a chance to catch up with Professor Stephen Franks on BBC’s latest programme about medicine. Currently showing on BBC iPlayer this programme, which aired on Wednesday evening on BBC 2, features the endocrine system, the collection of glands including the pituitary, thyroid and adrenal which, among other things, work to regulate our sleep, mood and growth, by

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Unexplained infertility and genetics

Dear Professor Winston, I’m a 35 year old female, my husband is also 35, we are both fit and healthy, we have been trying to conceive for 8 years and have had 5 cycles of IVF, the 1st 2 cycles were PGD due to a genetic condition(which later turned out not to be x-linked) I had very poor response to

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Chances of conceiving at 50

Dear Robert I am 50 years of age, and have 3 children, all conceived and delivered naturally.  I am re-married and my husband (also a father of 3) would love a child of our own.  I still menstruate monthly, and I am fit and healthy.  Last month was our first month of trying and I took an ovulation test and

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Egg retrieval and pregnancy after Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Hello, My daughter is 20’s & in the 4th year of her 4th remission & has had 2 bone marrow transplants due to Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. She’s been refused NHS funding for egg retrieval/storage due to her situation not being “exceptional enough”. She’s been told that menopause will happen very soon due to all the treatment she’s had over the

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Fertility after the pill and a burst cyst

Dear Professor Winston, I hope you can help me, as I feel I’m getting no support currently from my doctors! I stopped taking cerazette in April last year due to my husband and I wanting to try for a baby. We are both healthy in our late 20’s so thought nothing of it other than excitement. I was originally put

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Genesis Research Trust and Charity Car team up for March

Genesis Research Trust and Charity Car are teaming up for the month of March. If you have an old car you’re thinking about scrapping you can do so hassle free with Charity Car. They’ll even pick up the car for you! For free! By choosing to scrap your old car with Charity Car and by choosing to donate your car

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Waitrose Community Matters Scheme

On Friday, 3rd February 2017, we went to Waitrose in Putney, London to collect a cheque for £290. We’d like to say thank you to the people of Putney who nominated us for the Waitrose Community Matters scheme. We’re thrilled that we were able to meet so many wonderful members of the Waitrose team and to thank them personally from

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Ryan and Olivia – Annabel’s story

When asked about my story it’s difficult to know where to start. Without wanting to write down my life history since I was 10! Anyway, I’ve always been a bit (my mum may disagree with this) accident prone but usually through my own misdemeanours. I’ve also always been a glass half full or fully full kind of girl. After I

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