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Experts warn women of social egg freezing risks

Experts warn women of social egg freezing risks

Technology
Women who freeze their eggs to extend their fertility run the risk of spending a lot of money for a treatment with a small chance of success. So-called social egg freezing (SEF) can be used to put off childbearing or because a woman has not yet found a partner.But the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCog) has warned that egg freezing does not guarantee future live births and there are storage limits for how long eggs can be kept frozen, currently 10 years in the UK.Egg freezing is not available on the NHS apart from in certain circumstances, for example a woman undergoing medical treatment that may affect fertility.Rcog said the best time to freeze eggs was in a woman's early 20s, before the quality of the eggs and depleted, and "certainly" before the age...
Ant McPartlin breaks social media silence with touching Twitter post

Ant McPartlin breaks social media silence with touching Twitter post

Entertainment
The Saturday Night Takeaway presenter has been absent from our TV screens and social media since his drink-driving bust earlier this year.His best pal and co-host Declan Donnelly has been running their joint Twitter account on his own for months, signing off on all of his posts with a "D".But Ant McPartlin has now made his return to social media on the Geordie duo’s account, sending a touching message to a terminally ill fan.The tweet, sent to 10-year-old Jess Shepherd's Twitter account, read: “Hey @RoarForJess, just a little tweet to send you huge love and a big ROAR!!!“Big hugs and lots of love from us both. A&D xxx.” Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images COMEBACK: Ant returned to social media to...
Believing these Social Security myths could make you poorer in retirement

Believing these Social Security myths could make you poorer in retirement

Finance
If you're like many retirees, your Social Security checks will account for a large portion of your retirement income. But how well you understand the ins and outs of these benefits could make a big difference in how much you receive over your lifetime. To that point, 69 percent of baby boomers — a generation of individuals who are either in or approaching retirement — expect Social Security to be a "major" source of retirement income, according to a recent report from the Insured Retirement Institute. ...
Patients criticised for rating GPs' looks on social media

Patients criticised for rating GPs' looks on social media

Health
Patients have been criticised for taking photos and videos of doctors and then asking people online to rate how attractive they find them.Social media posts of doctors are being shared without their consent, the British Medical Association's annual meeting heard.Such posts "violate" their privacy, the meeting in Brighton was told. Delegates voted in favour of a motion condemning patients for sharing private appointment recordings online. 'Insidious'Dr Zoe Greaves, a trainee GP who proposed the motion, said in most cases patients who posted photos and videos of their doctors without consent were doing so for baby scans or a child's first GP appointment.But some posts were "far more insidious", she said, like those rating doctors on their attractiveness, a...
Political ads on social media must be transparent – Electoral Commission

Political ads on social media must be transparent – Electoral Commission

Technology
"Urgent" action is needed to make online political advertising more honest and transparent, the UK's election watchdog has said.The head of the Electoral Commission, Sir John Holmes, said voters "need to know who is targeting them and how".He wants digital ads to carry the name of the party or campaign behind them so voters know the source of any claims.The government said it would launch a consultation on making the proposals law "in due course".Election leaflets have to carry the name and address of the candidate's agent and who is paying for it - and the Electoral Commission wants online ads and messages on social media to be the same.Sir John told BBC News voters "can have faith in the democratic process as it stands" but, he added, "what we are seein...