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Ovarian Cancer kills thousands

Over 6500 women in the UK are diagnosed with cancer of the ovary each year. Currently there are over 4000 deaths from the disease with more than 8 out of 10 (80% of) ovarian cancers occur in women over the age of 50. The exact causes of ovarian cancer are unknown, although a number of...

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1 in 200 babies is stillborn

A stillborn baby is a baby born after the 24th week of pregnancy with no signs of life. Around 11 stillborn babies are born every day in the UK and 1 in every 200 births results in stillbirth. In the majority of cases it is caused by problems with the placenta. Other causes include congenital...

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1 in 4 pregnancies ends in miscarriage

A miscarriage is a pregnancy that ends before the baby is able to live outside the womb (before 24 weeks). Sadly, miscarriage in early pregnancy is a very common. It is estimated that 1 in 4 confirmed pregnancies end in miscarriage but some estimate that up to 40% of all conceptions result in loss (as...

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1 in 18 babies is born prematurely

Around 1 in 18 babies in the UK is born prematurely (before 32 weeks gestation). This increases the risk of handicap in the baby, and is a major cause of infant deaths . There are 8,000 preterm births in the UK each year at birth weights under 1.5kg. Preterm birth occurs for a variety of reasons. Most...

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