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Research links drug to cardiac and congenital defects in newborns

Using the drug paroxetine in the first trimester of pregnancy may raise the risk of...

Men with flavonoid-rich diets cut the risk of experiencing erectile dysfunction

Men who eat blueberries, blackberries and citrus fruits are less likely to develop erectile...

Retinoblastoma survivors have an increased risk of medical problems as adults

Survivors of the childhood cancer retinoblastoma have an increased risk of developing...

Research suggests stroke victims would engage better with nurse-led rehabilitation

First-time stroke survivors and family caregivers are more likely to engage with...

Focusing on spine-supporting muscles during exercise could reduce lower back pain

Targeting exercise to muscles that support and control the spine is an effective way of...

People with hepatitis C virus are more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease

People with the hepatitis C virus have an increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease,...

Children of substance-abusing parents can benefit from family-based support system

Family-focused interventions for children of substance-abusing parents (COSAPs) can help...

Screening programmes could cut number of deaths from ovarian cancer by one fifth

Screening for ovarian cancer could reduce mortality from the disease by one fifth, results...

Study finds differences in social skills between girls and boys with autism

Girls with autism are more socially motivated and have more intimate friendships than boys...

No link found between oral contraceptive use and major birth defects

Oral contraceptive use just before or during pregnancy is not associated with an increased...

Emergency departments need more staff at night and in early morning

Extra staff for night and early morning shifts should be provided in emergency departments (...

Many toddlers are adept at mastering the use of smartphones and tablets

Children as young as 12 months old are regularly using touchscreen technology, new research...

Some survivors of breast cancer are at higher risk of therapy-related leukaemia

Researchers have identified certain characteristics that could increase a breast cancer...

Smokers can have problems conceiving and experience the menopause earlier

Women who smoke, or who are exposed to second-hand smoke, are more likely to experience...

Certain antidepressants may increase the risk of mania and bipolar disorder episodes

People who take certain antidepressants for major depression have an increased risk of mania...

Nicotine still found on newborn babies’ cots in ‘smoke-free’ hospitals

Babies in neonatal intensive care may still be exposed to smoke residue from the skin and...

Concerns over excessive testing of patients with type 2 diabetes

More than half of patients with controlled type 2 diabetes have more tests than is...

Better international knowledge of FGM needed among health practitioners

More resources and evidence-based guidelines are needed for health practitioners across the...

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