The updated guidelines say that women should be asked about previous chickenpox or shingles infections when they book antenatal care

Pregnant women given new guidelines on chickenpox and shingles

After contacting their doctor, women who develop chickenpox in pregnancy should be referred to a foetal medicine specialist

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Age UK reported the number of older people receiving home care has fallen by a third since 2010

Ukip’s health spokeswoman Louise Bours

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The outbreak was originally limited to Disneyland visitors

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Nigel Farage has welcomed the Pub Landlord's announcement as the arrival of 'serious competition'

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The London Eye will now light up a 'Coca Cola red' at night

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The Ferris wheel's pods now feature Coca Cola branding inside

Dr Dhanuson Dharmasena is a registrar at the Whittington hospital in London

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One in seven British beer buyers bought non-alcoholic varieties in 2013

A drink a night 'is better for your heart than none at all'

Though the same research found that those who had been heavy drinkers in their youth were at greater risk of developing heart failure later in life

NHS dentists currently earn an average of £74,000 (Getty)

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Half of people who visited a dentist in the past six months did not see a price list, while one in five say they were not clear about exact charges ahead of receiving treatment

Ambulance chiefs said delays in admitting patients meant they were struggling to find enough ambulances to cover 999 calls

Ambulance staff told to leave patients at A&E departments if they have not been admitted after 45 minutes

Ambulance chiefs said delays in admitting patients meant they were struggling to find enough ambulances to cover 999 calls

Innoculating a Syrian child against the disfiguring disease leishmaniasis in Aleppo

Washington warns 'perfect storm' of conditions leaves Isis-controlled Iraq and Syria vulnerable to outbreaks of infectious disease

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The goal for Carmel McConnell and Magic Breakfast is to end breakfast hunger by 2020 (Justin Sutcliffe)

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Child abuse victims have greatest need for support services in adult life

If neglect and poor learning were spotted earlier, the job of agencies would be easier – and cost less

Alcohol negatively impacts sleep quality, say researchers

Drinking alcohol before going to sleep reduces chances of feeling rested, say researchers

Frontal brain activity is increased during sleep after drinking alcohol

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