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12/2/21 - Acupressure backed for severe pregnancy sickness
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11/2/21 - Opioids and macrolides 'safe' in pregnancy
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11/2/21 - New protein role in Parkinson's disease
New discoveries have been made about a key protein in the development of Parkinson's disease. More

11/2/21 - Oxford vaccine prevents hospital admission - WHO
The Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine has gained key backing from international experts after a series of controversies. More

10/2/21 - Asthma linked to antibiotic exposure in utero
Children born to women who took antibiotics in mid or late pregnancy may have a raised risk of asthma, researchers report today. More

10/2/21 - Caffeine link to reduced heart failure risk
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10/2/21 - Fewer asthma GP visits in lockdown
There was a significant drop in patient visits to GPs about asthma during the first UK lockdown, according to a new analysis. More

9/2/21 - Smartphone app aids pneumonia diagnosis
A smartphone-based algorithm has been developed that can diagnose community-acquired pneumonia without the need for chest x-rays, research reveals today. More

9/2/21 - New device can stop accidental cerebrospinal fluid leaks
A device that can quickly rectify accidental cerebrospinal fluid leaks during an epidural is to be tested on humans, following successful animal tests. More

8/2/21 - South African variant evades vaccine
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