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Vaginal seeding after Caesarean ‘risky’, warn doctors

Vaginal seeding after Caesarean ‘risky’, warn doctors

Image copyright Getty Images New mothers should not embrace the trend of “seeding” their babies with vaginal bacteria, say doctors. It exposes children born by Caesarean section to bacteria that…

Green man road crossings ‘too fast’

Green man road crossings ‘too fast’

Image copyright Getty Images The green man walking sign on pedestrian crossings may be too fast for elderly people to cross the road safely, suggest new draft guidelines for local…

Green man road crossings ‘too fast’

Green man road crossings ‘too fast’

Image copyright Getty Images The green man walking sign on pedestrian crossings may be too fast for elderly people to cross the road safely, suggest new draft guidelines for local…

Green man road crossings ‘too fast’

Green man road crossings ‘too fast’

Image copyright Getty Images The green man walking sign on pedestrian crossings may be too fast for elderly people to cross the road safely, suggest new draft guidelines for local…

Johnson & Johnson faces $417m payout in latest talc case

Johnson & Johnson faces $417m payout in latest talc case

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Johnson & Johnson said the safety of talc was supported by decades of scientific evidence Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $417m…

Matt Dawson’s life changed by a tick bite

Matt Dawson’s life changed by a tick bite

Media captionThe former England rugby player tells 5 live that having Lyme Disease was “seriously debilitating” When former England rugby player Matt Dawson was bitten by a tick in a…

Solar eclipse 2017: What you need to know

Solar eclipse 2017: What you need to know

Media captionEclipse-chasing couple ready for backyard blackout On 21 August, more than seven million people across the US are expected to witness the first total solar eclipse to cross the…

‘Safer’ Down’s syndrome test to be introduced in Wales

‘Safer’ Down’s syndrome test to be introduced in Wales

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Amniocentesis increases the risk of having a miscarriage A safer and more accurate test for Down’s syndrome is to be introduced for pregnant mothers…

Stephen Hawking: I’m worried about the future of the NHS

Stephen Hawking: I’m worried about the future of the NHS

Image copyright BBC/Richard Ansett Stephen Hawking says he is worried about the future of the NHS, attacking the impact of government policies and the health secretary in person. In a…

Calories in popular foods must be cut, say health officials

Calories in popular foods must be cut, say health officials

Image copyright wildpixel Targets are to be set to reduce calories in pizzas, burgers and ready meals as part of the government’s drive to tackle child obesity in England. Health…

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