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UK ‘world’s worst’ at breastfeeding

UK ‘world’s worst’ at breastfeeding

Image copyright Thinkstock Rates of breastfeeding in the UK are the lowest in the world, an international study shows. The data, published in the Lancet, shows that only one in…

Among high risk kids, both boys and girls are victims of dating violence

(Reuters Health) – For kids and teens exposed to violence at home or in the community, boys are just as likely to be seriously hurt by a romantic partner, although…

Blue light from screens, bulbs may be too weak to damage eyes

(Reuters Health) – Despite concerns that staring at devices putting out high amounts of the blue light wavelength could damage human retinas, a recent study finds that most devices put…

Polycystic kidney disease: a diet dividend

What if polycystic kidney disease (PKD) could be combatted with a strategy as simple as dieting? Such a finding would surely be welcome news to the 12 million people worldwide…

A&Es struggle after ‘surge’ in demand

A&Es struggle after ‘surge’ in demand

Image copyright Getty Images A “sharp rise” in demand in A&E units is causing real problems for hospitals, NHS bosses are warning. The BBC has learnt some NHS trusts have…

NHS to carry out UK hand transplants

NHS to carry out UK hand transplants

Image caption Mark Cahill (R) was the first person in the UK to have the operation Patients across the UK will be able to have hand transplants on the NHS,…

Tropical Asia braces for Zika as Thailand appears to steer clear

BANGKOK/KUALA LUMPUR Tropical Southeast Asian countries said on Friday they were bracing for the mosquito-borne Zika virus, with Malaysia saying it could “spread quickly” if introduced, but Thailand appeared to…

WHO says Zika virus spreads explosively, four million cases forecast

GENEVA The Zika virus, linked to severe birth defects in thousands of babies in Brazil, is “spreading explosively” and could infect as many as 4 million people in the Americas,…

Keeping immune cells quiet on a diet?

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To burn sugar or not to burn sugar: How eggs store fuel for embryo development

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