Pollution threat to mums-to-be: One in every 20 cases of pre-eclampsia blamed on higher levels of air pollution

‘Pollution threat’ to mums-to-be: One in every 20 cases of pre-eclampsia blamed on higher levels of air pollutionPre-eclampsia can threaten the life of both mother and babyPollution could be a factor in up to 2,000 cases every year in the UK By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:06 GMT, 7 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:07 GMT, 7 February 2013 Threat: Air pollution to trigger potentially fatal pre-eclampsia in expectant mothers, a study has found Exposure to air pollution could trigger potentially fatal pre-eclampsia in pregnant women, researchers have warned.

Pregnant women exposed to pollen shortly before birth are more likely to have children with severe asthma

Pregnant women exposed to pollen shortly before birth are more likely to have children with severe asthma Counts can vary markedly year to year but are highest from late spring to early autumn Pregnant women may become sensitive to high levels of pollen and pass this on to their unborn child By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 17:37 GMT, 7 January 2013 | UPDATED: 18:47 GMT, 7 January 2013 High pollen exposure in the last three months of pregnancy significantly increases a baby's risk of serious asthma attacks, research has shown.

Chocolate may protect the brain from stroke

Chocolate may protect the brain from stroke (and this time it's the milk variety) Most men in the study consumed milk chocolate, which has more sugar and fat than the dark varietyScientists believe protective effect comes from antioxidants called flavonoids | UPDATED: 11:09 GMT, 30 August 2012 For every 50g per week increase in chocolate consumption, stroke risk decreased by about 14 per cent Eating chocolate may reduce the long term risk of stroke, research has shown.

Pregnant mothers who smoke are 65 per cent more likely to have children with asthma

Pregnant mothers who smoke are 65 per cent more likely to have children with asthma Smoking during the first three months of pregnancy had the biggest negative impact | UPDATED: 08:09 GMT, 17 August 2012 Risk: Children were 39 per cent more likely to wheeze if their mothers smoked during pregnancy Children whose mothers smoked while pregnant are 65 per cent more likely to develop asthma, according to new research.

Sausage and cancer: Pancreatic cancer warning over processed meat

A sausage a day could lead to cancer: Pancreatic cancer warning over processed meat Eating one sausage a day or two rashers of bacon raises the risk of pancreatic cancer by a fifth, according to research. Scientists have found that even relatively small amounts of processed meat increase the chance of developing this deadly illness