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Pregnancy weight gain ‘going unmeasured’

Image copyright Getty Images Midwives are calling for official guidance on how much weight is healthy for women to put on during pregnancy.One in five women in the UK are obese when they start pregnancy, yet there is no national target for…

‘I’ve performed 23,000 post-mortems’

Image caption Dr Richard Shepherd has conducted post-mortems for more than three decades Forensic pathologist Dr Richard Shepherd has examined evidence in some of the most high-profile and tragic deaths in recent history - the 9/11…

Deaths spiked during UK heatwave

Image copyright Getty Images There was a spike in deaths in England at the start of this summer's heatwave, new data reveals. But statisticians say it is too early to tell how many of them can be attributed directly to the heat.On 25 and…

Call to ban early baby gender tests

Image copyright Getty Images Labour is calling for a ban on parents-to-be being told the sex of their baby after early blood tests, amid fears it may lead to abortions of girls.The Non-Invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT) is used by the NHS to…