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Dr Miriam Stoppard: Stress in pregnancy affects child’s brain – Miriam Stoppard

These days I’d have thought being stressed is a condition of any pregnancy. New research, however, shows women who become stressed during pregnancy are at greater risk of having children with a personality disorder. That makes me wonder how many mums-to-be this leaves out. Let’s hope a lot because children whose mothers experience severe stress

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Early blood test may help to tackle lung cancer – Miriam Stoppard

Early diagnosis is key to survival from cancer – allowing quicker treatment, better outcomes and fewer deaths. This is especially true for lung cancer. About 47,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer in the UK every year, 41,000 of who are smokers or ex-smokers. The sad truth is fewer than one in 10 patients survive

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Portugal has decriminalised drug use and it’s proved a big success – Miriam Stoppard

Portugal sets an example we could all learn from. Drugs aren’t legal in Portugal but drug users aren’t treated as criminals. In 2001, possessing up to 10 days’ supply of any drugs, including heroin , became a civil rather than a criminal offence. Today nobody goes to jail for using drugs. In the late 1990s