New Zealand woman suffers horrific INTERNAL burns after routine procedure suffers "catastrophic equipment failure"

Woman suffers horrific INTERNAL burns after 'catastrophic equipment failure' during routine gynae operation Jo Partridge, 36, visited hospital for the routine procedure thermal ablationInvolved inserting balloon filled with 87C water to burn womb lining But was left scalded after balloon burst inside her during freak accident She was then left untreated for internal burns by medics for five days11 months later she remains in pain and has had 35 operations to recover PUBLISHED: 15:26 GMT, 23 April 2013 | UPDATED: 15:49 GMT, 23 April 2013 A woman suffered horrific internal burns after scalding water burst from a medical balloon while it was still inside her.

Single test to detect three types of cancer in women which claim 7,000 lives a year

Single test to detect three types of cancer in women which claim 7,000 lives a yearNew test can detect cancer of the cervix, womb and ovaries During trials, it found 40% of ovarian tumours – known as 'the silent killer' This method had a 100% success rate in detecting endometrial cancer on the lining on the womb By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 19:47 GMT, 9 January 2013 | UPDATED: 20:24 GMT, 9 January 2013 Breakthrough: The test – based on the existing smear test to detect cervical cancer – can also find ovarian and endometrial cancers (stock image) A major breakthrough in the battle against female cancer was signalled last night with the emergence of a single test to detect three different types of the disease.

Oestrogen study: Drinking two cups of coffee a day "alters sex hormone levels in women"

Drinking two cups of coffee a day 'alters sex hormone levels in women' Changes in oestrogen levels are associated with disorders like endometriosis and osteoporosis Caffeine consumption among women of child-bearing age influences levels of a key sex hormone Drinking two cups of coffee a day alters oestrogen levels in women – but whether the sex hormone is raised or lowered depends on your ethnicity.

Endometriosis: The agonising pain women endure for 8 years before they are diagnosed

The agonising pain women endure for EIGHT YEARS before they are diagnosed Jenny Genge was 34 when she made the decision to have a hysterectomy. For nearly two decades she’d suffered the agony of endometriosis and, after trying everything from hormone therapy to laser surgery, this dramatic solution was all that was left to her