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Maternity mistakes: Lapses lead to mistake every five births

Maternity mistakes: Lapses lead to mistake every five births

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceTens of thousands of mothers and babies in England were harmed by potential lapses in maternity care in the past two years, the BBC has learned.More than 276,000 incidents were logged by worried hospital staff between April 2015 and March 2017 - the equivalent of one mistake for every five births.Most were minor or near misses, but almost a quarter of the incidents led to the mother or baby being harmed - and in 288 cases there was a death.Ministers said safety must be improved.Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt told the BBC it was his "top priority"."Mistakes in maternity care can lead to heart-breaking tragedies for mothers and babies."But he said it was encouraging hospitals were being honest as that would help prevent repeat problems.However, child...
We Tried 5 Ways to Keep Avocados from Turning Brown

We Tried 5 Ways to Keep Avocados from Turning Brown

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This article originally appeared on CookingLight.comI was recently browsing online when I stumbled across the so-called answer to a question all avocado lovers have Googled at some point in their lives: How to stop your avocados from turning brown. The alleged solution? Spray your halved avocados with a canola oil cooking spray, like Pam.Truly, I thought, it can't be that easy. I've waited my entire life for a magical elixir that will stop the untimely death of my favorite fruit, and the answer is something that was in my pantry the entire time? I was skeptical, so I had to test it out for myself.I went to the store and bought five avocados, cut them in half, and removed the pits. I was also curious to see if different cooking sprays would work better, so I tested out canola oil, ghee, coc...
Woman gives birth to daughter who spent 24 years as frozen embryo

Woman gives birth to daughter who spent 24 years as frozen embryo

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Benjamin and Tina Gibson were blessed on Nov. 25 with their "sweet miracle:" Baby Emma Wren, weighing in at 6 lbs., 8 oz., and 20 inches long, the National Embryo Donation Center announced Thursday. But what makes Emma a "miracle" child? Having been cryopreserved for twenty-four and a half years, she's the longest known frozen human embryo to result in a successful birth. The Gibsons, who live in East Tennessee, were't immediately sold on the concept of embryo options, they told ABC News. About a year and a half afo, the couple was at Tina’s father’s home, dropping off their dog before heading off on vacation, when her father told them he had watched a TV news report about embryos, having been aware of the couple's desire for children. Ben and Tina thought it was an interesting concept
Genetics may explain chronic post-surgery pain

Genetics may explain chronic post-surgery pain

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Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Some patients experience chronic pain after surgery. New research suggests genetics likely plays a role.In addition to those with a genetic predisposition, researchers found males, patients younger than 65 and those with history of chronic pain were more likely to experience lost lasting post-surgical pain."Until now, the genetic variations associated with chronic postsurgical pain have not been well identified," Dr. Matthew T.V. Chan, a researcher at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in China, said in a news release.The findings of Chan and his colleagues -- detailed in the journal Anesthesiology -- could be used to identify those at risk of developing chronic pain after surgery.Wildly varying estimates suggest anywhere from 9 to 80 percent of patients experience some f...
The Plastic Wrap Trick Restaurant Pros Swear By

The Plastic Wrap Trick Restaurant Pros Swear By

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"Hotel wrapping" is standard practice for saving and transporting food in many professional kitchens, but it's a practical technique that can be a total game changer for the home cook as well. Cling to this trick to become a true (plastic) wrap legend... and keep your food fresher, longer. This article originally appeared on RealSimple.comSome call it “hotel wrapping,” others say “banquet wrapping,” (depends on which restaurant industry veteran you ask), but whatever you call it—this is the only way you should be plastic wrapping your food. It’s a technique the pros swear by and it’s so easy to adopt into your own plastic wrapping practices. Basically, instead of laying a single sheet of plastic wrap over the opening of a container, to shield