Nigel Hawkes :: Fri, 29/04/2011 - 09:10

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Never let the facts put you off

The British media hasn’t picked up on the tale of Senator Jon Kyl (pictured) who during budget debates in the US Senate earlier this month about the healthcare provider Planned Parent

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 09/12/2010 - 14:22

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Do mothers’ mobiles beget badly-behaved babies?

To paraphrase Oscar Wilde, I never travel without my copy of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 06/10/2010 - 11:38

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Can the odd glass of wine help the unborn baby?

Occasional drinking in pregnancy does no harm, report the Daily Mail, the Herald, the Guardian and the Daily Telegraph today.

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 20/09/2010 - 13:02

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Lancet asked to review controversial birth study

The Lancet’s  Ombudsman, Dr Charles Warlow, has ruled that criticisms made here of a WHO stu

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 16/08/2010 - 13:06

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Angry midwives turn on flawed evidence

The Royal College of Midwives has taken a pot at the use of flawed evidence used to discourage women from giving birth at home.

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 16/08/2010 - 12:30

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Sex survey hits a duff note

Our old friends at the PR agency 72 point, who carry out all those “surveys

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 20/07/2010 - 08:32

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Home births unjustly maligned

Earlier this month, lots of media attention was paid to a new analysis concluding that giving birth at home tripled the chances of the baby dying.

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 15/02/2010 - 12:15

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More misconceived numbers from the Conservatives

Getting a decimal point in the wrong place “makes no difference”, according to a Conservative Party spokesman, after a document issued by the party multiplied the number of teenag

Sheila Bird :: Thu, 22/10/2009 - 09:44

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Swine flu risks - what pregnant women need to know

The risks to pregnant women from swine flu are real. Yet many may still resist vaccination because they fear that carries an even greater risk. What do the data so far tell us?

Sheila Bird and Chris Robertson :: Tue, 13/10/2009 - 14:28

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H1N1 risks and pregnant women

In today’s Guardian, Professor David Salisbury, Director of Immunisation at the Department of Health, is quoted as saying that H1N1 vaccine is completely safe for pregnant women.