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Firstborn girls 'more likely to be fat'

Research has found that younger sisters are more likely to be slimmer than firstborn girls.

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marissa mayer reuters

Maternity leave? Bring baby to work

Maternity leave is a conundrum - and workplace creches would help, says Rosie Millard.

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Lung protein key in allergies - study

People who grow up on farms are less prone to allergies. Researchers think they're closer to understanding why.

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Mining’s 10-point plan deceives

Most of the points in government's deal over mining are designed to protect shareholder profits, writes Christopher Rutledge.