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FDA approves ‘trackable’ pill

Image copyrightGetty Images US regulators have approved the first pill that can be digitally tracked through the body. The Abilify MyCite aripiprazole tablets – for treating schizophrenia and manic episodes – have an ingestible sensor embedded inside them that records that the medication has been taken. A patch worn by …

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Indulgent grandparents ‘bad for health’

Image copyrightSolStock Indulgent grandparents may be having an adverse impact on their grandchildren’s health, say researchers. The University of Glasgow study, published in PLOS One journal, suggests grandparents are often inclined to treat and overfeed children. The study also found some were smoking in front of their grandchildren and not …

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Why British Chinese mums stay in after birth

Image caption Ching believes confinement is good for the baby’s health “Postnatal confinement” – where new mothers do not leave the house, have visitors or shower for a month after giving birth – is said to be widespread among the UK’s Chinese community. Experts warn that few in the medical …

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Giving birth on due date ‘less risky’

Image copyrightGetty Images Stillbirth and newborn death risk could be reduced by offering more pregnant women the chance to give birth on their due date, experts believe. Currently, women who are overdue but well are often given a couple of extra weeks to see if labour will happen spontaneously before …

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