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Children of mothers who eat junk food more likely to be overweight – study

Higher obesity risk linked to maternal diet of ultra-processed food is not affected by other lifestyle factors, US researchers sayChildren of mothers who consume ultra-processed foods such as ready meals, sugary cereals and biscuits are more likely to grow up overweight or obese, a study suggests.The link between a mother’s diet and her child’s obesity risk is independent of other lifestyle...

Toxic air pollution particles found in lungs and brains of unborn babies

Particles breathed by mothers pass to their vulnerable foetuses, with potentially lifelong consequencesToxic air pollution particles have been found in the lungs, livers and brains of unborn babies, long before they have taken their first breath. Researchers said their “groundbreaking” discovery was “very worrying”, as the gestation period of foetuses is the most vulnerable stage of human...


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Drug could be ‘gamechanger’ for people with chronic coughs

Gefapixant could be first new cough drug to be approved in UK for more than 50 years, says lung doctorA new drug to treat chronic coughs could be a “gamechanger” treatment for the thousands of Britons who cough uncontrollably, many times a day.The leading lung doctor Surinder Birring has led a global trial that found Gefapixant reduces a person’s coughing by up to 60% and brings some relief...

Drone footage shows orcas chasing and killing great white shark

Scientists say behaviour, filmed in South Africa, has never been seen in detail before – and never from the airScientists have published findings confirming that orcas hunt great white sharks, after the marine mammal was captured on camera killing one of the world’s largest sea predators.A pod of killer whales is seen chasing sharks during an hour-long pursuit off Mossel Bay, a port town in...

Science fiction exhibition in London takes visitors on a journey into space

Voyage to the Edge of Imagination at the Science Museum uses AI and interactive exhibits to create an immersive experienceScience fiction often taps into preoccupations of the day, from the existential threat of nuclear war to the rise of advanced AI. But when it comes to climate change, humanity is on such a clear trajectory that dystopian fiction is no longer required to picture where we might...