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Does vaginal seeding boost health?

Should Caesarean-section babies be smeared with a sample of their mother’s vaginal fluids as soon as they are born? “Vaginal seeding” is not mainstream medicine, but it is growing in popularity. The idea is to give these newborns something they missed when they emerged into the world – the good …

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New ban on epilepsy drug in pregnancy

An epilepsy drug that can damage unborn babies must no longer be prescribed to girls and women of childbearing age in the UK unless they sign a form to say that they understand the risks. Drug regulator the MHRA says the new measures it’s introducing will keep future generations of …

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Parents facing ‘unfair child abuse claims’ over bruising

Parents are being investigated for possible child abuse because of the misinterpretation of guidelines on bruising in babies, it’s claimed. Official guidelines from health watchdog NICE for hospital workers suggest such bruising is very uncommon. University of Central Lancashire research suggested the guidelines mean social services are investigating parents too …

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