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Women who swim during pregnancy may risk increasing the chance of their child developing eczema and asthma later in life

Swimming in pregnancy 'asthma link'

Swimming in pregnancy may increase the risk of children developing asthma in later life, a new study suggests.

Over 600,000 people died from the malaria in 2010, most African children

Call for new approach to malaria

With mosquitoes becoming ever more resistant to insecticides, scientists claim there is a growing need for different approaches to help control malaria.

Eating apples reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by seven per cent

Eating fruit 'cuts diabetes risk'

The risk of developing type 2 diabetes can be reduced by eating blueberries, grapes, apples and pears, a study has revealed.

Young women who regularly consume alcohol before motherhood risk increasing their chances of developing breast cancer

Breast cancer linked to alcohol use

Excessive 'partying' before motherhood could increase the risk of breast cancer in young women, new research suggests.

Holidaymakers have been urged to make sure they take sensible precautions to avoid sunburn

Men face greater skin cancer risk

Men have a 70% greater chance of dying from the most serious type of skin cancer than women, despite the disease affecting the sexes similarly, according to new research.

Traffic exhaust fumes are thought to exacerbate asthma through airway inflammation

Road traffic 'makes asthma worse'

Traffic pollution and smoke from wood fire heaters has a significant effect on middle-aged people with asthma, according to a new study.

DNA mutations have been categorised in what is a significant step forward in scientific understanding of cancer

Genetic mutation of cells charted

Many of the major genetic mutations which cause cancer have been categorised by scientists in what they say constitutes a significant advance in their understanding of the disease.

A woman diagnosed with breast cancer a year ago is set to climb Kilimanjaro

Cancer mother to climb Kilimanjaro

A mother-of-two from Cardiff is set to climb Africa's highest mountain - one month after she finishes her treatment for breast cancer.

Researchers in the US have been testing an effective malaria vaccine

Fresh hopes for malaria vaccine

Scientists appear to have produced an effective vaccine to give total protection against malaria.

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