Not a drop of alcohol safe in pregnancy, new skin cancer drug approved and how fertility can be ‘put on ice’
A round-up of the morning’s health news headlines
Pregant women should not drink alcohol at all and current guidelines are ‘confusing’, the Mirror reports.
Experts have claimed that there is no evidence that drinking alcohol below a certain limit in pregnancy is safe, calling for updated national guidance on the issue.
NICE has approved a new drug that prolongs the life of victims of advanced skin cancer, writes the Daily Mail.
Keytruda (pembrolizumab) has been available on the early access scheme but is now approved for general use in patients who have previously tried the drug ipilimumab, says the paper.
Women battling ovarian cancer have been given new hope of future fertility, after doctors successfully put it ‘on ice’, reports the Telegraph.
Doctors removed ovarian tissue from women only to have it transplanted back later, with the report claiming it could be frozen for up to 10 years.