Vitamin B3 may prevent miscarriages

  • Taking Vitamin B3 could prevent miscarriages and birth defects, a study on mice suggests.

    Researchers from the Victor Chang Institute in Sydney called it "a double breakthrough", as they found both a cause and a preventative solution.

    With 7.9 million babies born eac

  • Type 2 diabetes rise in children

  • More than 600 children and teenagers are being treated for type 2 diabetes in England and Wales, and the rise in cases is a "hugely disturbing trend", local councils are warning.

    The figures come from a report by child health experts which found 110 more cases among under-19s

  • Opioid drug

  • The crisis over the US addiction to painkillers - opioids - is a national emergency, says President Donald Trump.

    "It's an emergency, it's a national emergency. We are going to spend a lot of time, a lot of effort and a lot of money on the opioid crisis," he said.

  • Eggs containing fipronil found

  • Fifteen EU countries as well as Hong Kong and Switzerland have received eggs contaminated with the insecticide fipronil, the European Commission says.

    The commission will hold a meeting with ministers and regulators on 26 September.

    Its food safety chief has called countries t

  • GM pigs take step to being organ donors

  • The most genetically modified animals in existence have been created to help end a shortage of organs for transplant, say US researchers.

    The scientists successfully rid 37 pigs of viruses hiding in their DNA, overcoming one of the big barriers to transplanting pig organs to people.

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