Detailed images of baby heart inside the womb

Media playback is unsupported on your device Researchers have produced unprecedented images of a baby’s heart while it is still inside the womb. Pregnant women were scanned in an MRI machine and powerful computers built 3D models of the tiny beating hearts inside their unborn children. The team at King’s College London More...

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By SLPundit On Friday, March 22nd, 2019
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Introduce peanut products to children as early as 4 months to prevent allergies, report says

Pediatricians now recommend introducing peanut-based foods to infants before their first birthday to prevent peanut allergies, according to a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics. “The big news More...

By SLPundit On Friday, March 22nd, 2019
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Advertising watchdog rules fake autism 'cure' adverts must stop

Advertising watchdog the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ordered 150 homeopaths operating in the UK to stop claiming they can cure autism. Five of them face prosecution for advertising a treatment More...

By SLPundit On Friday, March 22nd, 2019
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'Baby Grady' gives fertility hope to boys with cancer

Scientists say they have made a significant leap towards helping boys with cancer stay fertile, thanks to a baby monkey called Grady. Cancer treatment can damage a boy’s undeveloped testes and leaves a More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, March 21st, 2019
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Markham Stouffville Hospital world leader for system of children’s care

Imagine your child is sick. You take him or her to the hospital emergency department, where doctors and nurses perform an examination and take vital signs, then promise to keep tabs on the ill youngster. As More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, March 21st, 2019
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IVF ethics pioneer Mary Warnock dies

The philosopher and IVF ethics pioneer Baroness Mary Warnock has died at the age of 94. She chaired a number of inquiries to inform government policy. They included a report which led to the creation of the More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, March 21st, 2019
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Hancock criticised over DNA test 'over reaction'

England’s Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has been criticised by doctors for over-reacting to a DNA test he said may have saved his life by revealing a “higher risk of prostate cancer”. Some More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, March 21st, 2019
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Assisted dying: Doctors' group adopts neutral position

Hospital doctors have dropped their 13-year opposition to the concept of helping terminally ill patients die. Following a poll of its members, the Royal College of Physicians has now adopted a neutral stance More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, March 21st, 2019
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Testosterone rules for female athletes 'unscientific'

New rules to reduce naturally high testosterone levels in female athletes have been branded “unscientific”. Last year, athletics chiefs ruled women with levels of five nanomoles per litre or more must More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
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NHS 'no chance of training enough staff'

The NHS in England has no chance of training enough GPs and nurses to solve the shortages it faces, experts say. A report by three leading think tanks predicts that in the next five years nurse shortages will More...