Devastated parents sue hospital after doctors at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, fail to identify unborn baby"s disabilities

Devastated parents sue hospital after doctors fail to identify unborn baby's disabilitiesParents claim they would have aborted pregnancy if disabilities were knownTheir little girl will require round-the-clock care for life after problems missedThe couple are now suing John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, for 300,000 By Jo Macfarlane PUBLISHED: 23:48 GMT, 5 January 2013 | UPDATED: 23:48 GMT, 5 January 2013 A devastated couple are suing a top NHS hospital for 300,000 after doctors failed to identify that their unborn child was severely disabled.

Why a breakfast of grapefruit and marmalade on toast could be lethal for people taking medication

Why a breakfast of grapefruit and marmalade on toast could be lethal for people taking medication Both grapefruit and Seville oranges contain chemicals that can interact with certain drugs such as statins and antidepressants Adverse effects can include acute kidney failure, respiratory failure, internal bleeding and sudden death | UPDATED: 21:55 GMT, 26 November 2012 Grapefruit contains chemicals that can interact with certain drugs, making them more potent Doctors are warning about serious health problems caused by mixing medicines and grapefruit.

New blood test for Down"s that lowers risk of miscarriage: Screening more accurate and safer for babies

New blood test for Down's that lowers risk of miscarriage: Screening more accurate and safer for babies | UPDATED: 06:48 GMT, 4 September 2012 Ultrasound: Currently women are offered a screening towards the end of their first trimester Doctors have developed a blood test for pregnant women that can detect 99 per cent of Down’s syndrome babies without risking a miscarriage.

Obesity accelerates memory loss over 50

Obesity and high blood pressure 'speed up mental decline' for those aged over 50 People over 50 with high blood pressure or obesity suffer accelerated memory loss and cognitive skills Risk factors such as heart disease and diabetes speed up the mental declineObese participants' brains aged 3.8 years more than those of a health weightResearch supports evidence that mid-life obesity increases the risk of dementia | UPDATED: 00:21 GMT, 21 August 2012 Obesity and high blood pressure lead to faster mental decline in the over-50s, researchers warn.

A father"s job can raise his child"s risk of a birth defect

A father's job can raise his child's risk of a birth defectPhotographers, artists, drivers and gardeners among higher risk groups | UPDATED: 06:58 GMT, 18 July 2012 Researchers studied the career histories of 1,000 men who had fathered a child with birth defects (file photo) Fathers who do certain jobs may be more at risk of having children with birth defects, a study has found.

Stillbirths twice as common among women in deprived areas compared to richer neighbours

Women living in deprived areas twice as likely to have a stillbirth as richer neighbours | UPDATED: 08:49 GMT, 26 June 2012 Twice as many babies are stillborn in the most deprived 10 per cent of the country compared to the wealthiest, researchers have found.

UK"s most popular IVF treatment in turmoil over shock report into baby defects

IVF treatment used by 23,000 women in turmoil as shock report shows birth abnormalities have DOUBLEDSurvey shows injections used by 20,000 British couples a year reveals one in ten babies born with abnormalitiesFindings show all other IVF procedures are safeClinics accused of profiting from more expensive procedure | UPDATED: 22:24 GMT, 5 May 2012 Fertility clinics are facing demands to restrict the most popular form of IVF after a shocking new report linked it to an increased risk of birth defects.

Heart damage in unborn babies "much more common" if mother-to-be is an overweight smoker, study finds

Heart damage in unborn babies 'much more common' if mother-to-be is an overweight smoker, study findsWomen with both risk factors twice as likely to give birth to babies with congenital heart disease The risk of heart damage in unborn babies is doubled if the mother-to-be is an overweight smoker, scientists are warning.