How your grandmother"s smoking habit could affect YOUR health: Cigarettes can affect many generations down the line


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How your grandmother's smoking habit could give YOU asthma The risk holds even if your mother didn't take up the habit, say expertsNicotine can leave a 'mark' on our DNA, making future generations more susceptible to respiratory conditions such as asthma By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 16:33 GMT, 5 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:19 GMT, 5 March 2013 People whose grandmothers smoked during pregnancy are more likely yo suffer from asthma – regardless of whether their mother smoked or not Having a grandmother who smoked can increase your risk of suffering from asthma – even if your mother didn't take up the habit.

Pregnant woman left distraught after her measles and pneumonia – which could leave her child stillborn – were dismissed by doctors as a virus


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Pregnant woman left distraught after her measles and pneumonia – which could leave her child stillborn – were dismissed by doctors as a virus Leah Painell, 23, who is 15 weeks pregnant, complained she was in agonyClaims staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich diagnosed 'virus'After suffering for a week was diagnosed with pneumonia and measlesHer mother claims hospital refused to give her scan to check baby's health By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 12:29 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 12:31 GMT, 20 February 2013 An expectant mother suffering from pneumonia and measles was turned away by hospital staff three times after a severe rash, temperature and pain were dismissed as a 'virus'.

Unborn babies get taste for fruit and vegetables from their mothers


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Unborn babies get taste for fruit and vegetables from their mothers Babies are more accepting of foods their mothers eat often while pregnantStudy indicates they get also get a taste for novel foods through breast milk The research was carried out by the Monell Centre in PhiladelphiaBabies are 'biologically hardwired' to like food containing salt and sugarStudy found that they are not attracted to bitter foods like green vegetables By Nick Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 15:06 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 23:52 GMT, 14 February 2013 Mothers can reduce the chances of having fussy eaters by eating plenty of vegetables during pregnancy The parental crusade to get children to eat fruit and vegetables should begin before birth, researchers said last night.

Women who live near their mothers are more likely to get pregnant


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Women who live near their mothers are more likely to get pregnant Link remains when women are of same age, income and social class, say Essex researchersThought the psychological boost of having nearby family members may improve a woman's fertility By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 14:24 GMT, 4 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:54 GMT, 4 February 2013 Women trying to get pregnant are more likely to succeed if they live near their mothers or other close relatives.

IVF blood clot alert: Women pregnant as a result of fertility treatment "have higher embolism risk"


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IVF blood clot alert: Women pregnant as a result of fertility treatment 'have higher embolism risk' By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:02 GMT, 16 January 2013 | UPDATED: 00:02 GMT, 16 January 2013 Women who become pregnant through IVF may be more likely to develop life-threatening blood clots, researchers have warned.

Pregnant women who see the dental hygienist reduce their risk of a premature birth by a third


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Pregnant women who see the hygienist reduce their risk of a premature birth by a third Severe gum infections cause an increase in the production of chemicals which induce labourWomen with gum disease who had a high risk of premature birth benefited from having a procedure called scaling and root planing | UPDATED: 18:06 GMT, 31 December 2012 Severe gum infections cause an increase in the production of chemicals which induce labour Pregnant women who go to the hygienist may cut their risk of premature birth by a third, new research suggests.

Married women are less likely to suffer depression than cohabiters or singletons


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Married women are less likely to suffer depression than cohabiters or singletons Ten per cent of married women suffered from post-natal depression, compared with 20 per cent who cohabited and 35 per cent who were singleWomen who cohabited were also more likely to suffer domestic abuse and/or abuse drugs | UPDATED: 19:10 GMT, 14 December 2012 Pregnant women who had already tied the knot were far less likely to suffer from post-natal depression than those who just lived with their other halves They say your wedding day is supposed to be the happiest of your life.

Return of rickets: Cases up four-fold in the last 15 years as pregnant women and children fail to get enough Vitamin D


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Return of rickets: Cases up four-fold in the last 15 years as pregnant women and children fail to get enough Vitamin D | UPDATED: 00:03 GMT, 14 December 2012 Leading doctors are calling for vitamin D supplements to be made more widely available to children to beat the returning scourge of rickets.

Rare pregnancy disorder Pemphigoid gestationis leaves woman covered in agonising blisters


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The mother ALLERGIC to her own baby: Pregnancy left woman, 24, covered in agonising blisters after developing rare disorder Zuleika developed a burning, itchy rash when she was 20 weeks pregnantShe was wrongly diagnosed with scabies and prescribed an insecticideIt wasn't until she gave birth that a locum doctor realised she had an auto-immune pregnancy disorder | UPDATED: 17:09 GMT, 13 December 2012 A young mother-to-be who developed agonising blisters all over her body was shocked to discover she had a rare allergy to her own baby.

Whooping cough claims lives of 13 babies in past year in worst outbreak in more than two decades


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Whooping cough claims lives of 13 babies in past year in worst outbreak in more than two decades | UPDATED: 08:40 GMT, 30 November 2012 Babies under the age of six months are likely to be admitted to hospital as they are most at risk of severe complications A total of 13 babies have died from whooping cough in the worst outbreak in more than 20 years.


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