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March 30th 2018 - A rare genetic mutation affecting the muscles controlling the lungs may be responsible for some cases of sudden infant death syndrome, researchers report today.

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March 23rd 2018 - The progression of disability in secondary progressive multiple sclerosis can be slowed down with a new drug, researchers report today.

No healthy obesity – UK study
March 16th 2018 - A major British study has challenged the idea that it is possible to be obese but healthy.

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Muscle mutation linked to SIDS
March 2018 - A rare genetic mutation affecting the muscles controlling the lungs may be responsible for some cases of sudden infant death syndrome, researchers report today.

Warning on metformin in pregnancy
February 2018 - Pregnant women taking the drug metformin may be increasing a baby’s chance of becoming overweight at age four, according to a Norwegian study.

Folic acid in bread to protect babies?
January 2018 - There is no risk of overdosing the public with folic acid through fortification of flour, experts say today.

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Mad cow disease report - Lord Phillips Cover-ups that led to spread of mad cow disease
October 26th 2000 - The epidemic of so-called mad cow disease in the United Kingdom probably sprang from a genetic mutation in an animal in the early 1970s, according to a government report.

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