Saturday, May 28, 2016

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Health Articles | Mail Online


Surgeons believe groundbreaking discovery could cure millions from debilitating joint injuries 

Posted: 28 May 2016 07:47 PM PDT

During the new trial at the King Abdulaziz University Hospital in Saudi Arabia osteoarthritis patients were injected with fat, which worked as lubrication inside the joint to improve its function.

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Driving for long distances can put motorists at risk from harmful UV radiation causing cancer

Posted: 28 May 2016 07:39 PM PDT

U.S health experts are telling people to slap on suntan lotion when they are behind the wheel as well as on the beach as rays beaming through windows can put drivers at risk from skin cancer.

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New study proves astonishing powers of 'wonder drug' aspirin

Posted: 28 May 2016 05:43 PM PDT

We've probably all used this all-rounder drug for aches and pains to ease headaches, muscle pain and toothache. But now the Mail on Sunday reveals how and when you should take it.

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Isabel Clarke's expert tips on how control rages and save yourself from heart attack 

Posted: 28 May 2016 05:41 PM PDT

Do you get angry a lot of the time? If so, you're not alone. According to an NHS poll more than one in ten Britons claimed that they had trouble controlling their own temper.

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DR ELLIE CANNON: Was Mum at risk having her ears syringed? 

Posted: 28 May 2016 05:34 PM PDT

The Mail on Sunday's brilliant GP answers your questions on blood pressure medication and ear problems as well discussing celebrity diets and the dangers of back-pain medication.

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Switching from tampons to a menstrual cup 'can improve a woman's sex life'

Posted: 28 May 2016 06:09 AM PDT

More than a quarter of women said their sex life improved since changing to using a cup, while 34 per cent experienced fewer and less severe cramps, according the Intimina survey.

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Friday, May 27, 2016

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Saliva testing kit that can help spot pre-eclampsia after just 20 weeks 

Posted: 27 May 2016 06:12 PM PDT

One of the most common causes of premature birth in the UK, pre-eclampsia is a huge drain on NHS resources, affecting 70,000 British women.

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NHS GPs are paid £350million a year to look after their 'ghost patients' who have died

Posted: 27 May 2016 06:07 PM PDT

There are now 2.5 million non-existent patients lurking on surgery lists and the NHS is having to fork out £141 for each one, which equates to an average of £43,750 per surgery.

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There is a link between mobile phones and cancer: Radio waves emitted by devices 'increase the risk of brain and heart tumours', report claims

Posted: 27 May 2016 05:39 PM PDT

The major trial, backed by the US Government, found rats exposed to the type of radio waves emitted by mobile phones were more likely to develop tumours in their brains and hearts.

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Cancer map of England reveals North East is most affected area

Posted: 27 May 2016 05:34 PM PDT

Overall, there were 296,863 people registered as having cancer in England in 2014 - a 1.4 per cent increase from the same point in 2013, figures from the Office for National Statistics showed.

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Gastric bands can be mental torture

Posted: 27 May 2016 05:29 PM PDT

Solving our country's obesity crisis through surgery is a nice idea. Forget diets, willpower and treadmills: all you need is a scalpel-wielding doctor and, hey presto, problem solved.

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Experts ask WHO to consider moving Rio Olympics amid Zika virus outbreak

Posted: 27 May 2016 03:35 PM PDT

A group of almost 150 public health experts have written to the World Health Organization calling for August's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, citing recent evidence the virus causes severe birth defects.

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California rushes to allow HIV-infected organ transplants

Posted: 27 May 2016 01:52 PM PDT

Lawmakers have rushed through emergency legislation to allow a man with HIV to receive part of his HIV-positive husband's liver, before the surgery becomes too dangerous.

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FDA approves first drug-oozing implant to control addiction

Posted: 27 May 2016 12:26 PM PDT

The inch-long Probuphine implant, designed to drip feed the drug buprenorphine into the bloodstream over a six-month period to combat opioid and heroin addiction, has been approved by the FDA.

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British scientists will genetically modify embryos by the end of the year

Posted: 27 May 2016 11:16 AM PDT

Scientists the Francis Crick Institute in London are now preparing with the first embryos set to be modified later this year. Up to 120 donated embryos will be used initially in the study of four genes.

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Drinking without eating leads to alcohol being absorbed TWICE as fast

Posted: 27 May 2016 08:29 AM PDT

Food keeps the alcohol in the stomach for longer, slowing its route to the small intestine where it is absorbed, according to the BBC's The Truth Behind Alcohol programme.

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Girl with bulging eyes who bullies call 'frog' dreams of looking normal

Posted: 27 May 2016 08:19 AM PDT

Shaili Kumari, from Patna, eastern India, suffers from a rare genetic disorder called Crouzon syndrome, caused when bones in the skull fuse together prior to birth.

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Study: Brain scans reveal hidden consciousness in patients

Posted: 27 May 2016 06:00 AM PDT

Yale University researchers say a brain scanning technique could help doctors distinguish between patients in a vegetative state and those with hidden signs of consciousness.

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Smoking causes nearly 5,000 hospital admissions a day and the number is rising

Posted: 27 May 2016 05:42 AM PDT

Figures released today by the Health and Social Care Information Centre showed the number of deaths attributable to smoking fell to 78,000 in 2014, down from 89,000 in 2004.

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'The NHS is neglecting lung disease sufferers' due to lack of funding

Posted: 27 May 2016 02:24 AM PDT

A report by the British Lung Foundation said though lung conditions are among the UK's six most lethal diseases, they are poorly understood and underfunded.

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How the 'all-day' suncreams can lose 74% of their power to protect

Posted: 27 May 2016 12:17 AM PDT

Following tests on four leading brands sold in the UK, consumer watchdog Which? has called for a ban on companies saying their product protects users from harmful rays all day.

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

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Modern medicine means there's no need for menstruation at all

Posted: 26 May 2016 05:22 PM PDT

Dr Elizabeth Micks, an obstetrician gynaecologist at the University of Washington, Seattle, said many women are taking continuous hormonal contraceptives to stop themselves menstruating.

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Superbug resistant to ALL drugs reaches the US, experts warn 

Posted: 26 May 2016 05:07 PM PDT

A 49-year-old woman from Pennsylvania, who presented with a urinary infection, tested positive for the mcr-1 gene, that causes bacteria to become resistant to all antibiotics, including colistin, the strongest of the drugs.

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Babies DO sleep better if you leave them to cry

Posted: 26 May 2016 04:39 PM PDT

It's a dilemma faced by many new parents: do they get up in the night to comfort their crying babies – or let them sob themselves to sleep? But scientists may have finally found the answer.

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Why is there no cure for Alzheimer's?

Posted: 26 May 2016 04:17 PM PDT

The protein that builds up in the brain, and is the key sign of Alzheimer's accumulates as a result of fighting infections, such as salmonella, scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital believe.

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Dr Pimple Popper Sandra Lee stabs at a man's spots with a blade until they bleed

Posted: 26 May 2016 03:40 PM PDT

Californian dermatologist Dr Sandra Lee, known as Dr Pimple Popper, wipes away bubbles of blood with a tissue after pricking the man's face with a knife. Then, she squeezes out reams of white sebum.

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The science of alcohol: From making you more confident to warming you up

Posted: 26 May 2016 03:13 PM PDT

Claire Rostron, a senior lecturer at The Open University, reveals how alcohol affects the body, helps you overcome inhibitions as well as easing pain and sending you off to sleep.

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Want to lose weight? Turn up the lights!

Posted: 26 May 2016 02:36 PM PDT

Scientists from the University of South Florida found people who dine in restaurants with bright lighting are 16 to 24 per cent more likely to order healthy food, because they are more alert.

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Electric toothbrushes can be useless and you might be doing more harm than good

Posted: 26 May 2016 01:25 PM PDT

Dr Tariq Idrees, a dentist and owner of Carisbrook Dental Clinic in Manchester, reveals the 10 things you think are good for your teeth, but that can actually harm your oral health.

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Why a nagging wife can be GOOD for your health

Posted: 26 May 2016 10:47 AM PDT

Wives who pester their husbands are more likely to regulate their heath behaviours, according to a national study led by Michigan State University university.

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Victoria Derbyshire reveals her mastectomy scar in candid video diary

Posted: 26 May 2016 09:35 AM PDT

The BBC presenter, 47, discovered she had breast cancer in July last year. She made the video to dispel misconceptions about what a person's body will look after such an operation.

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Risk of breast cancer can be slashed with a healthy diet and regular exercise

Posted: 26 May 2016 09:29 AM PDT

Scientists at Johns Hopkins developed a model predicting the risk of breast cancer by analysing records on more than 17,000 women with the disease and 20,000 without.

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Video shows woman who collapses and fits up to NINE times a day due to disorder

Posted: 26 May 2016 09:14 AM PDT

Leanne Sayers, 21, from London, suffers from refractory migraines - a form of chronic migraine that is still under clinical research - and has released a video of the fit she suffers every day.

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Boy diagnosed with constipation actually has cancer and is fighting for life

Posted: 26 May 2016 09:12 AM PDT

Daniel Carter, from Hull, was diagnosed with a huge neuroblastoma - a cancer of the cells that form the nervous system - that had spread from his chest to his spine.

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Malaysia teen has his unborn twin removed from his stomach after 15 years

Posted: 26 May 2016 08:41 AM PDT

The condition, known medically as 'foetus in foetu', means that Mohd Zul Shahril Saidin, from Malaysia, had been carrying the foetus since birth. The unborn child has since been buried.

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The care home taking dementia patients back in time: Vintage train carriage funded by Dragon's Den stars helps residents reminisce about days gone by

Posted: 26 May 2016 07:37 AM PDT

The railway room at Scarlet House, near Stroud, features luggage racks, a table and opposite-facing seats and is designed to look just like an old-fashioned steam locomotive.

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Could e-cigarettes be a safer way to take medical marijuana?

Posted: 26 May 2016 06:29 AM PDT

Researchers in Lausanne, Switzerland, found vaping hash oil gave patients medicinal benefits with fewer harmful components than they would get through smoking cannabis.

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Dormant Butt Syndrome from sitting for long periods can trigger agony

Posted: 26 May 2016 06:24 AM PDT

Chris Kolba, a physical therapist at Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, coined the term to explain when the gluteus maximus muscles are not functioning properly, causing strain elsewhere.

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Eye implant which could stop 700,000 people going blind now available on the NHS

Posted: 26 May 2016 06:16 AM PDT

The Manchester Royal Eye Hospital said it will offer the pea-sized implant as treatment for patients with the most extreme cases of age-related macular degeneration.

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Woman was found to have a CONDOM stuck inside her appendix

Posted: 26 May 2016 05:22 AM PDT

The 26-year-old unidentified woman, from Cameroon, revealed she had accidentally swallowed the condom two weeks before while with her boyfriend.

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Mother holding her newborn moments before she suffered a brain aneurysm

Posted: 26 May 2016 02:23 AM PDT

Nicola Landsdown, 38, from Buckinghamshire, was put into a medically induced coma just minutes after this photo of her and daughter Lexi was taken after suffering a potentially lethal bleed on her brain.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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Health Articles | Mail Online


Mothers 'improve baby's memory and development' with every portion of fruit they eat

Posted: 25 May 2016 09:03 PM PDT

Child development experts in Canada tested 808 children aged 12 months and found more fruit eaten during pregnancy directly correlated with better performance in the tests.

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10 days in an NHS hospital can make a patient 10 years older

Posted: 25 May 2016 07:26 PM PDT

Elderly patients in Britain are losing the equivalent of ten years of life by being stuck in hospital unnecessarily, a report says - and the bedblocking crisis is costing the NHS £2million a day.

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NHS GPs handing out less antibiotics over fears they increase untreatable superbugs

Posted: 25 May 2016 07:13 PM PDT

Health leaders warned that overprescribing antibiotics means that bacteria are evolving to become immune to the drugs, with new breeds of untreatable superbug emerging all the time.

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GlycoMar develop sugar substitute made from algae

Posted: 25 May 2016 05:48 PM PDT

British scientists have discovered that a green algae, similar to those that cause scum to form on ponds, produce a sugar-like chemical to protect it from harm which could be used in foods.

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Cancer deaths rose by 260k globally during the economic crisis

Posted: 25 May 2016 04:18 PM PDT

Dr Mahiben Maruthappu, of Imperial College London, said patients in countries such as the US and Russia - where healthcare must be paid for by employers or people themselves - fared the worst.

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Indian man with enormous 20kg arm is forced to leave his home

Posted: 25 May 2016 03:41 PM PDT

Bablu, who was forced to flee to Mumbai, suffers from local gigantism, which is the result of an over-productive growth hormone. His condition means he even struggles to hold a cup of water.

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Sweeteners DO cut calories but ALSO increase your risk of diabetes, experts warn

Posted: 25 May 2016 03:29 PM PDT

Scientists at York University in Toronto say sweeteners, particularly aspartame, can trigger type 2 diabetes, because they are broken down by bacteria in the gut.

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Enduring the misery of menopause? Try acupuncture!

Posted: 25 May 2016 03:17 PM PDT

A National Institutes of Health funded study found women who underwent acupuncture for six months saw a 36 per cent reduction in their menopausal symptoms, that lasted up to a year.

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A workaholic is at greater risk of ADHD, OCD, anxiety and depression, experts warn 

Posted: 25 May 2016 02:08 PM PDT

Norwegian scientists say taking work to the extreme could be a sign of deeper psychological or emotional issues, leaving people prone to ADHD, OCD, anxiety, depression and other psychiatric illnesses.

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Letting babies cry themselves to sleep is good says latest research

Posted: 25 May 2016 12:45 PM PDT

Researchers from Flinders University, Australia, have found letting babies cry themselves to sleep may not cause the attachment issues many worry about and can reduce stress for everyone.

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How to look 5 years younger in 5 easy steps

Posted: 25 May 2016 12:03 PM PDT

The adage goes that 'you are what you eat', and according to a team of experts that is true when it comes to boosting your skin's appearance, banishing wrinkles and looking younger.

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Young footballers are more likely to cheat if they have pushy mothers 

Posted: 25 May 2016 11:20 AM PDT

Researchers from Karlstad University, Sweden, found aspiring footballers with 'tiger mums' are more likely cheat due to increased expectations. Victoria Beckham is famous soccer mum.

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Cancer patient lay dead for SIX HOURS before hospital staff realised

Posted: 25 May 2016 11:14 AM PDT

Bosses at Leicester Royal Infirmary bosses have admitted a catalogue of blunders which meant Sharon Ignatowics died following delays in treatment at the age of 54.

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Scientists discover how breast cancer hides in the bones

Posted: 25 May 2016 11:09 AM PDT

Scientists at Duke University have discovered how breast cancer cells use the bone marrow to lie dormant and safe from chemotherapy, leading women to relapse up to 15 years later.

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Brave Crohn's disease sufferer bears all to help boost the confidence of others

Posted: 25 May 2016 10:26 AM PDT

Heather Grant, 23, from St Helens, Merseyside, suffered complications after surgery to remove part of her bowel. She was fitted with a colostomy bag which she said now wears with pride.

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Women teachers more likely to suffer from a croaky voice due to weaker lungs

Posted: 25 May 2016 10:26 AM PDT

Vocal fatigue is also twice as common in teachers in comparison to any other profession - potentially harming students and their education, warn scientists from Michigan State University.

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Is your Toilet Duck making you ill? Firm that makes cleaning products including Mr Muscle and Glade reveals secret ingredients amid claims they could cause cancer

Posted: 25 May 2016 09:40 AM PDT

SC Johnson, which makes Mr Muscle, Glade and Toilet Duck products has released a list of the ingredients in the fragrances in its European products in a bid to allay fears over chemicals.

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Just HALF of antidepressant prescriptions are for depression

Posted: 25 May 2016 09:36 AM PDT

Just 55 per cent of all prescriptions for the drugs are given to patients suffering depression, while doctors are increasingly giving them to treat conditions for which they are not approved, McGill University experts warned.

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East London widow Jennifer Sanders sues hospital for husband Freddie's treatment

Posted: 25 May 2016 09:28 AM PDT

Freddie Sanders, 66, already had prostate cancer and diabetes when he was admitted to Whipps Cross Hospital, East London, with a severe cough on Boxing Day 2013.

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Electronic headband that could end migraine misery for millions is approved on the NHS

Posted: 25 May 2016 09:23 AM PDT

The £250 headband, which tackles migraines by sending mild electrical pulses into the forehead just above the eye, will now be available on the NHS.

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The best exercise for the menopause? Pilates 'could be a natural alternative to HRT'

Posted: 25 May 2016 08:41 AM PDT

Weight lifting and interval training can also strengthen bones and muscles, boosting quality of life, the European Menopause Society's journal reports.

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The 7 weight loss diet myths YOU probably believe and aren't helping you

Posted: 25 May 2016 07:49 AM PDT

Contradictory messages by doctors and health experts can leave us confused about what we should be eating. Here, Professor Tim Spector, of King's College London, debunks 7 dieting myths.

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Man whose scrotum mysteriously swelled to SIX STONE after hernia operation

Posted: 25 May 2016 07:25 AM PDT

In a complaint lodged at Multnomah County, Oregon, the man said his scrotum swelled to 80lbs (5.7st or 36kg) and 54" in diameter, 'greatly interfering with his normal lifestyle'.

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Mother gives birth to the 'heaviest girl ever born in the world' weighing 15 lbs

Posted: 25 May 2016 06:48 AM PDT

Nandini, 19, who goes only by her initial name, welcomed her first child on Monday evening at a government-run hospital in Hassan in southern state Karnataka, India.

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Bangladesh baby's skull is the size of a football because of excess fluid

Posted: 25 May 2016 06:10 AM PDT

Emon, from southern Bangladesh, has a head that weighs 20 lbs (9kg) - the same weight as an average one-year-old boy. He suffers from hydrocephalus - a build up of fluid inside the skull.

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Obese man loses 13st after ditching 3,000 calorie diet to become weight-lifting champion

Posted: 25 May 2016 03:14 AM PDT

Randy Meilbeck, 24, from Ann Arbor, Michigan, weighed 25 stone (350lbs) at his heaviest after years of fast food and minimal exercise. He was often bullied over his 'man boobs' and huge frame.

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Pregnant women should move to countryside as air pollution could increase stillbirth risk

Posted: 25 May 2016 12:46 AM PDT

University of Oulu researchers identified a 'strong link' between pollution and stillbirth. They said telling a pregnant woman to move to a greener area would be 'wise advice'.

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