Category Archives: Health

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Babies are less likely to get flu if their mothers have had the vaccine during pregnancy, a US study says.Researchers examined 1,169 women from an American Indian tribe, finding it reduced infections...

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Interactive electronic games such as the Nintendo Wii are producing their own brand of player injuries, doctors report.A conference in San Francisco heard that movements involved in interactive play were...

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European experts are hopeful that the coil contraceptive device could be used to delay womb cancer.Promising early trial findings show an intrauterine device (IUD) can deliver hormones to the womb lining...

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Exclusive breastfeeding for six months wards off baby infections, further evidence suggests.Regardless of other factors, such as good healthcare and vaccination programmes, breastfeeding still gives babies...

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Work and relationship pressures make the mid-30s the start of many British people’s unhappiest decade, a survey suggests.Of the 2,000 people quizzed, more aged 35 to 44 said that they felt lonely...

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People from traditionally urban areas could be genetically better suited to fighting infection, say researchers.The University of London team looked at how many people carried a specific gene variant known...

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Scientists have identified a genetic defect linked to migraine which could provide a target for new treatments.A flawed gene found in a family of migraine sufferers could help trigger the severe headaches,...

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