Most pregnant women are deficient in iodine, a mineral vital for cognitive development
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Thursday 16 May 2013
But up-take remains too low among the worst-hit 10 to 18 age group
Monday 13 May 2013
The virus is known to cause pneumonia and sometimes kidney failure
Friday 10 May 2013
French health officials said today they are investigating three suspected cases of a deadly new respiratory virus related to SARS, while a man confirmed to have the virus remains hospitalised.
Sunday 05 May 2013
The rise of food banks risks eroding the state safety net as politicians endorse a "Dickensian" model of welfare, one of Britain's leading food policy experts has warned.
Sunday 05 May 2013
Oh dear... walking is one way to keep in shape, but a survey published in the Independent today shows that a quarter of British adults now walk for less than nine minutes a day - including time spent getting round the shops and to work.
Wednesday 24 April 2013
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that a new strain of bird flu that has killed 22 people in China is “one of the most lethal” flu viruses so far, and that it is more easily transmittable from poultry to humans than an earlier strain that has killed hundreds around the world since 2003.
Tuesday 16 April 2013
UN says at least 70,000 people have been killed since start of conflict
Friday 05 April 2013
Alarm over a sixth death from a strain of lethal bird flu never before seen in humans has led Chinese authorities to slaughter more than 20,000 birds at a poultry market in Shanghai.
Leading scientists urge President Obama's advisers to investigate ethical issues raised by creating highly infectious strain of bird-flu
Monday 01 April 2013
Virus could easily be transmitted between people
Wednesday 20 March 2013
The Philippines has a strong tobacco industry, but it pledged to ban advertising
Monday 18 March 2013
2009 outbreak may have caused the deaths of up to 579,000 people
Saturday 16 March 2013
Gates blames capitalism for channelling more money into curing minor ailments
Wednesday 06 March 2013
Female genital mutilation (FGM) isn’t just something that’s carried out in the deepest, darkest recesses of the globe. It's a UK problem too.
Tuesday 19 February 2013
David McKittrick speaks to the Irish scientist whose team first discovered the scale of the horse meat problem
- 1 Man and woman arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder victim of Woolwich machete attack, named as Drummer Lee Rigby
- 2 'Sickening, deluded and unforgivable': Horrific attack brings terror to London’s streets
- 3 Grace Dent: I’m not sure how these people can avoid being called ‘bigots’. And the more ‘civilised’, the worse they are
- 4 Woolwich murder: They killed, then they performed - these men should be starved of our attention
- 5 Woolwich attack: The EDL will seek to exploit this evil crime for their own evil ends
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