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moncler outlet Joanne, 34, a social worker, said: “During one of my appointments at the hospital, I got approached by one of the research nurses who had a discussion with us about taking part in the trial and moncler donna how it would possibly benefit me. And I felt it was something I wanted to take part in. moncler outlet

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moncler saldi outlet Professor Jane Norman, the UK lead investigator for the STOPPIT 2 Study, from the University of Edinburgh’s MRC Centre for Reproductive Health, moncler outlet trebaseleghe said: “We are still recruiting to the STOPPIT 2 study and we are very grateful to all the women who have participated to date. Bolton was the first NHS hospital to recruit to STOPPIT 2 in March 2015 and we would like to thank all the staff who support the study in Bolton and throughout the UK. moncler saldi outlet

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