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Taking antidepressants during pregnancy increases risk of autism by 87%

Taking antidepressants during pregnancy increases risk of autism by 87% Using antidepressants during pregnancy greatly increases the risk of autism, Professor Anick Bérard of the University of Montreal and its

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£107m European backing for new Birmingham super hospital

£107m European backing for new Birmingham super hospital The European Investment Bank, Europe’s long-term lending institution, has agreed to provide  £107m to support construction of the new Midland Metropolitan Hospital

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Exercise eases hot flushes during menopause

Exercise eases hot flushes during menopause Exercise can reduce the amount and intensity of hot flushes experienced during the menopause, according to a study published in The Journal of Physiology.

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UK midwives need more maternal nutrition information

UK midwives need more maternal nutrition information to effectively advise mums about vitamin D and iodine Research amongst midwives from the UK reveals that they want more information on pregnancy

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Breastfeeding babies protected against HIV infection from their HIV-positive mothers with 12 months of liquid antiretroviral drug treatment

Breastfeeding babies protected against HIV infection from their HIV-positive mothers with 12 months of liquid antiretroviral drug treatment A study from four countries in Africa, published in The Lancet, shows

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NICE issues new guideline to preserve national stocks of blood

NICE issues new guideline to preserve national stocks of blood NICE – the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence – has issued its first guideline on the use of

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NICE publishes new guideline to reduce premature birth rates

NICE publishes new guideline to reduce premature birth rates The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published new guidelines to help the NHS reduce the number of

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Half of doctors practise differently after being sued or complained about

Half of doctors practise differently after being sued or complained about Half of 138 doctors responding to a Medical Defence Union (MDU) survey1 say they worry more about complaints or

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Reappointment of chief executive of the Medical Research Council announced

Reappointment of chief executive of the Medical Research Council announced Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson announced in November the reappointment of Professor Sir John Savill as chief executive of

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NHS providers are facing significant challenges on both finance and operational performance

NHS providers are facing significant challenges on both finance and operational performance NHS providers – both trusts and foundation trusts – are facing significant challenges on both finance and operational