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Research shows that babies of women who do not gain enough weight are as likely to be obese as those whose mothers gain too much

Pregnant women urged to eat right

Eating too much, or too little, during pregnancy can result in an overweight child, research suggests.

Researchers claim the enzyme could be a useful target when it comes to treating asthma and boosting the effects of certain cancer therapies

Enzyme target for asthma and cancer

Scientists have identified an enzyme that could be a useful target in treating asthma and boosting the effects of certain cancer therapies.

NSAIDs are commonly used to treat conditions such as headaches and reduce symptoms of infections

'Drugs link' to irregular heartbeat

Some pain relief drugs can raise the risk of developing an irregular heartbeat, experts say.

Women taking part in regular exercise can reduce their risk of suffering breast cancer, a study says

Exercise 'cuts breast cancer risk'

Regular exercise can help women reduce their chances of suffering breast cancer, according to latest research.

An ancient skeleton may help with cancer research, scientists say

Ancient skeleton offers cancer hope

A complete 3,200-year-old skeleton with cancer could help scientists better understand how the disease has evolved.

Researchers found that 53% of women drank more than the upper limit of two units a week during the first trimester

Pregnant women 'drink too much'

Women are drinking too much alcohol during the first three months of pregnancy, according to a study.

Breast cancer care guidance is not being adequately checked, a report warns

Checks on cancer guidance slammed

A charity has slammed the "virtually non-existent" attempts of NHS organisations to monitor breast cancer quality standards.

No barrier: Having Alzheimer's need not be an obstacle to getting travel insurance and taking a holiday

Blood test may predict Alzheimer's

A simple blood test could predict whether healthy pensioners are likely to develop Alzheimer's.

Three new brain tumour research hubs are being launched in a bid to step up long-term research into brain cancer

Brain tumour research 'stepped up'

Three new brain tumour research hubs are being launched in a bid to step up long-term research into brain cancer.