Student collapsed after she developed a blood clot in her lungs as a side effect of the Pill

Hannah Needham, 22, of Northampton, had been feeling short of breath and dizzy for weeks before she eventually collapsed in March 2017. She was treated for a pulmonary embolism.
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Source: Journal of Biological Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Cell Biology Source Type: research
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Source: BMC Medical Imaging - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
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