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20 November 2012 Last updated at 06:46 ET By Michelle Roberts Health editor, BBC News online More new mums are opting to breastfeed but very few stick at it for long enough, latest UK figures 1 reveal. The 2010 Infant Feeding Survey results from a poll of more than 10,000 women show 81 in every 100 start breastfeeding, up from 76 in 2005. But after one week less than half of all new mothers are still exclusively breastfeeding.
13 November 2012 Last updated at 20:03 ET By Michelle Roberts Health editor, BBC News online A global treaty to crack down on the deadly trade of fake medicines is urgently needed, say experts. Currently, there are more sanctions around the use of illegal tobacco than counterfeit drugs. Writing in the British Medical Journal 1 , experts urge the World Health Organization to set up a framework akin to its one tobacco control to safeguard the public.
ScienceDaily (Nov. 13, 2012) The Ebola, Marburg and Lassa viruses are commonly referred to as emerging diseases, but leading scientists say these life-threatening viruses have been around for centuries. In a perspective in the Nov.
4 November 2012 Last updated at 23:01 ET By Caroline Parkinson Health editor, BBC News website The gap in heart disease deaths for over-65s in the richest and poorest areas has widened since the 1980s, despite general improvements. An analysis by experts at Imperial College London 1 looked at rates for men and women aged 30-64 and over-65s. The research, in the International Journal of Epidemiology, is thought to be the first to burrow down to look at individual electoral wards.