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.

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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Pregnant smoker

Gift vouchers can help pregnant smokers quit

"Offering shopping vouchers worth a total of £400 to pregnant smokers makes them more likely to quit the habit, say researchers," BBC News reports...

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Labour

Claims that 'men worsen labour pains' are unproven

"It’s official: men really shouldn’t be at the birth," is the bizarre headline in The Times, as it reports on a pain study on women who were not even pregnant, let alone giving birth…

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Baby talk

How 'baby talk' may give infants a cognitive boost

"Say 'mama'! Talking to babies boosts their ability to make friends and learn," the Mail Online reports.

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Ice cream

Parents urged to cut back on the amount of sugar they feed their children

A new Change4Life campaign has been launched today with the aim of encouraging parents to cut back on the amount of sugar their children consume.

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Father-to-be

Fathers-to-be experience hormone changes

“Men suffer pregnancy symptoms too: Fluctuating hormones make fathers-to-be … more caring,” the Mail Online reports.

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Pregnancy and flu

Around 1 in 10 maternal deaths due to flu

“Nearly one in ten pregnant deaths caused by flu,” The Daily Telegraph reports.

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Breastfeeding

More breastfeeding 'would save NHS millions'

"Increase in breastfeeding could save NHS £40m a year," The Independent reports...

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