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BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 07 August 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e5350

A third of cases of chronic kidney disease are undiagnosed, report warns: Latest figures for England show that 40 000 to 45 000 people die prematurely because of chronic kidney disease each year. More than 1.8 million people have chronic kidney disease, but around one million cases are undetected, says a report from NHS Kidney Care, which is calling for efforts to improve earlier diagnosis.1

Appeals court blocks Arizona abortion law: An appeals court has temporarily blocked the Arizona law restricting abortions to 20 weeks, the most restrictive law in the US.2 The Supreme Court has ruled that abortions can be carried out before fetal …

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