Be well magazine

Our Be Well magazine displays articles from across a range of health and well-being topics, including specialist expert articles interpreting latest medical advances and research from The Lancet.

Infant

Probiotics 'no good' at treating infant colic

"Probiotics 'don't ease' baby colic," the Mail Online reports. A small, though well-conducted, study suggests that probiotics – "friendly bacteria" – could actually make symptoms worse…

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IVF

MPs vote to give the go-ahead to three-parent IVF

“In an historic move, MPs have voted in favour of the creation of babies with DNA from two women and one man,” BBC News reports. The UK is set to become the first country to license the technique known as three-parent IVF…

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Pregnancy and folic acid

Take folic acid, pregnant women urged

Folic acid is very important for the development of a healthy baby.

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Smoking in pregnancy

'4D' ultrasound shows effects of smoking on unborn babies

"Unborn baby shown grimacing in womb as mother smokes," is the somewhat misleading headline in The Daily Telegraph...

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Fizzy drink

Damage to 'heart health' may start in childhood

"Children are suffering damage to their hearts as early as 12 due to poor diets, a study has warned," the Mail Online reports.

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Breastfeeding

Breastfed babies 'grow up to be brainier and richer'

"Breastfed babies grow up smarter and richer, study shows," The Daily Telegraph reports.

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Peanuts

Peanut butter for non-allergic babies may reduce later allergies

"The cure for peanut allergy – peanuts, from the age of four months," says The Guardian. This is bad advice...

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Childhood obesity

Is the childhood obesity crisis ‘levelling off’?

There are figures to suggest that the childhood obesity epidemic in England is starting to level off – at least in younger children.

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IVF

Thousands of UK women could benefit from 'three-person' IVF

"Thousands of women could benefit from 'three-parent' baby technique," The Independent reports.

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