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Telling mothers-to-be not to drink ‘is wrong’

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Official advice to abstain from alcohol during pregnancy is overly cautious and sexist, academics claim.

Pregnant women still denied scans

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A lack of access to crucial ultrasound scans for pregnant women across Ireland has not improved in more than a decade, a study has found.
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Toddlers in juice ban as nurseries tackle obesity

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Fruit juice will be banned as a routine drink for children in nurseries under new guidelines. Recommended menus will aim to cut the sugar consumption of toddlers
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Pussy power! How to make your cat do what you want

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Scientists concluded this week that cats are as clever as dogs. Behaviour expert Dr Sarah Ellis explains how to use their intelligence to fix common feline problems
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Smugglers wrap newborn puppies in clingfilm for 30‑hour journey

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Under-age puppies are being brought into Britain without proper vaccinations and health treatment because of the demand for fashionable breeds.