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A leading US health official has warned that a campaign started by a children’s hospital to fight childhood obesity poses health risks.Alan Guttmacher, a child health expert at the National Institutes...

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Worldwide malaria deaths may be almost twice as high as previously estimated, a study reports.The research, published in the British medical journal the Lancet, suggests 1.24 million people died from the...

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The risk of birth defects increases four-fold if the pregnant mother has diabetes, researchers say.The Newcastle University study, published in the journal Diabetologia, analysed data from more than 400,000...

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Researchers have demonstrated a striking method to reconstruct words, based on the brain waves of patients thinking of those words.The technique reported in PLoS Biology relies on gathering electrical...

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Women who take certain ulcer drugs have a small increased risk of hip fractures in later life, particularly if they smoke, US research suggests.A study published in the British Medical Journal found a...

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It may be possible to detect autism at a much earlier age than previously thought, according to an international team of researchers.A study published in Current Biology identified differences in infants’...

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Eating fried food may not be bad for the heart, as long as you use olive or sunflower oil to make it, experts say.They found no heightened risk of heart disease or premature death linked to food that...

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