Researchers in Sweden set out to compare induction of labour at 41 weeks with 42 weeks in low risk pregnancies.

Inducing labour at 41 weeks in low risk pregnancies is associated with a lower risk of newborn death compared with a “wait and see” approach until 42 (...)

The risk of heart attack was greatest in the over 75s, and those with existing diabetes and heart disease.

The risk of heart attack peaks at around 10pm on Christmas Eve, particularly for older and sicker people, according to a new study published in the Br(...)

Research questions whether the widespread use of statins in some low-risk people represents the best use of scarce resources.

Nearly two-thirds of people who are taking medication to reduce the risk of them getting a heart attack have no history of heart disease, a new Irish (...)

Previous research indicated autism spectrum disorder most likely develops in the womb and that a mother’s diet during pregnancy could have an influence. Photograph: Getty Images

Taking multivitamins during early pregnancy may be associated with reduced risk of autism in children compared with mothers who do not take multivitam(...)

Doctors have warned that Nerf guns  can lead to serious eye injuries. File photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA

Mark Hilliard Jack Power Nerf guns, the popular toys that shoot foam darts, have been found to cause serious eye injuries including internal bleeding(...)

The sugar content of fruit drinks, including natural fruit juices and smoothies, is ‘unacceptably high’, according to new research by British experts. File photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

The sugar content of fruit drinks, including natural fruit juices and smoothies, is “unacceptably high”, according to new research by British experts.(...)