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October 11th 2019 - Delayed clamping of the umbilical cord could reduce the mortality risk for premature babies, according to a new analysis.

Step up breast gene screening call
October 4th 2019 - All women diagnosed with breast cancer should be offered genetic testing to help identify others at risk, British researchers say today.

Alarm as child vaccination rates fall
September 27th 2019 - Child vaccination rates fell for all procedures in the last year, according to alarming figures published yesterday.

World progress on child and maternal health measured
September 20th 2019 - The world has made substantial improvements in child and maternal health this century, according to a major analysis.

Pregnant women mostly overweight
September 13th 2019 - The majority of newly pregnant women are now recorded as overweight or obese, according to a new analysis of maternity care in the UK.

Tackling resurgence of measles a priority - conference
September 6th 2019 - Leading microbiologists have called for urgent measures to tackle the resurgence of measles.

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Placebos may not be placebo - analysis
September 2019 - Clinical researchers should give more information about placebos - as sometimes they may be more active than described, according to an analysis published today.

HRT cancer link "not new"
August 2019 - Women who take menopausal hormone therapy face a significantly increased risk of developing breast cancer, according to the findings of a major study published today.

Lyme disease more common than believed
July 2019 - The number of cases of tick-borne Lyme disease in the UK have been significantly underestimated, according to an analysis published today.

Child battery ingestion care needs guidelines - investigators
June 2019 - The NHS may evaluate the use of metal detectors for rapid diagnosis of children feared to have swallowed dangerous items, including batteries.

Chaos study identifies pregnancy alcohol damage
May 2019 - Any consumption of alcohol in pregnancy is not safe because of changes it can cause to the brain, according to Scottish researchers.

Space tech makes safe walking maps
April 2019 - Space technology is to be directly applied to healthcare in two new projects, it was announced today.

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September 24th 2004 - The first baby has been born to a woman who underwent an ovary transplant, it was announced today.

Celebrations and questions over Tamara birth
September 27th 2004 - The birth of a baby to a woman who had an ovarian transplant has created hope for dozens of others - despite some scientific scepticism.

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May 6th - 8th 2002 - News Special from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Brisbane.

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July 9th 2001 - The links between psychiatry and the arts are to be celebrated at a conference which starts in London 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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