Interpol alert over lethal diet drug, blood test detects ovarian cancer and UK pregnancy 'riskier' than Belarus
A round-up of the morning’s health news headlines
Interpol has launched a global alert over a dangerous diet pill that killed British student Eloise Parry, reports the Telegraph. The student had bought the drug online but it contained the toxic pesticide dinitrophenol which proved lethal.
A regular blood test can detect 86% of ovarian cancers before the point where they would usually be diagnosed, the BBC writes. The Imperial College London study has followed over 46,000 women over 14 years.
Pregnancy is ‘six times riskier’ in the UK compared with Belarus, reports Sky News. According to charity Save The Children, the UK is only the 24th safest country to give birth in the world.