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Children of obese mums may die younger

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New research looking at the health outcomes for children of overweight or obese women has prompted a flurry of media headlines, with BBC News outlining that, "Children born to obese and overweight mothers are more likely to die early".

The research examined a large group of 28,540 Scottish women who gave birth between 1950 and...

Does breastfeeding lower Alzheimers risk

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"Mothers who breastfeed may have a decreased risk of Alzheimer's disease in later life," The Independent advises. The news comes from research that suggests that the biological...

Autism and ADHD associated with video game addiction

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“Children with autism or ADHD spend twice as much time playing video games and are more likely to become addicted to them,” the Mail Online reports.

Research has previously suggested that...

Breastfeeding may boost babies brain power

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"Breastfeed your baby till the age of one to boost your child's IQ" is the advice in the Metro.

The story comes from a study looking at the links between breastfeeding and children's...

Decongestant sprays linked to rare birth defects

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“Pregnant women who use nasal sprays for colds and hayfever increase the risk of rare birth defects,” reports the Mail Online.

This headline was based on a large study of infants with and...

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