Pregnant and obese: The clinic trying to help

Health News BBC - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 08:47
A new clinic in Edinburgh is providing specialist care for overweight women and their unborn babies.
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‘I got lockjaw thanks to my mum’

Health News BBC - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 07:01
Meredith's mother stopped her having vaccinations - so eventually she got some nasty illnesses.
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Immunisation: Why we do it and how 'herd immunity' works

Health News BBC - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 07:00
This is how vaccines work, why they’re important and what the phrase “herd immunity” actually means.
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What are vaccines, how do they work and why are people sceptical?

Health News BBC - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 07:00
Vaccines help save the lives of millions a year. This is how they came about - and why they matter.
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Vaccines: Low trust in vaccination 'a global crisis'

Scientific News BBC - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 07:00
The biggest global study into attitudes on immunisation reveals confidence is low in some regions.
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Vaccines: Low trust in vaccination 'a global crisis'

Health News BBC - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 07:00
The biggest global study into attitudes on immunisation reveals confidence is low in some regions.
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Why are Nike trainers washing up on beaches?

Scientific News BBC - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 03:11
From Bermuda and the Azores to Ireland and France, large numbers of shoes are washing ashore.
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Sickle cell disease: 'I told mates I was in a crash, but it was a stroke'

Health News BBC - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 03:10
Daniel Nwosu, 22, has only just revealed to his mates the impact of living with sickle cell disease.
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Measles vaccine fears cost me my children

Health News BBC - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 02:57
One Filipino mother's worst fears were realised when her unvaccinated children caught measles.
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Women not aware enough of breast cancer link to alcohol

Health News BBC - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 02:45
Women know too little about alcohol's role in increasing breast cancer risk, a study suggests.
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Fossil proves hyenas once roamed Canada's Arctic Plains

Scientific News BBC - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 00:08
A 50-year-old mystery has been solved by scientists who identified the teeth of ancient Arctic hyenas.
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UK 'likely' to host critical climate conference next year

Scientific News BBC - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 21:26
The UK is in pole position to host next year's key climate meeting after agreeing a partnership with main rival Italy.
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Greenland’s ‘unusual’ melting sea ice captured in stunning image

Scientific News BBC - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 19:14
A climate scientist has captured the reality of sea ice loss in Greenland in a viral picture.
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Worm with eyes in head and bottom found off Shetland

Scientific News BBC - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 18:31
Scientists found the new species during a survey of a marine protected area off Scotland.
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Hyponatraemia whistleblower and health service 'failed'

Health News BBC - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 18:05
An inquiry came to the wrong conclusions over a whistleblower's hyponatraemia concerns, investigation finds.
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'Boaty McBoatface' maps deep ocean water

Scientific News BBC - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 14:52
The intrepid submarine has made its first significant discovery, say UK scientists.
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Experts cast doubt over Highlands spaceport plan

Scientific News BBC - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 12:56
Concerns have been raised over the suitability of a site in Sutherland aiming to become the UK's first major spaceport.
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The 'brutal reality' for alcohol-damaged children

Health News BBC - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 12:11
A new support service is launched to help families with children who were exposed to alcohol in the womb.
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MPs call for end to 'throwaway clothes' era

Scientific News BBC - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 11:47
A report by MPs urges the UK government to end the era of throwaway clothes and poor working conditions in the fashion supply chain.
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Atlantic Ocean 'running out of breath'

Scientific News BBC - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 03:56
Edinburgh University leads an international research programme to assess the health of the Atlantic.
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