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Vaginal seeding after Caesarean 'risky', warn doctors

Swabs of vaginal bacteria, which some say helps the immune system, may be doing more harm than good.


GCSEs 'need tougher pass mark to catch international rivals'

GCSE grades need to rise in England to catch up with high-achieving education systems, researchers say.

In Picture

Brooklyn's Photoville festival

Brooklyn's Photoville festival features more than 75 exhibitions. Here is a selection of images in the exhibition.


The city that just can't stop growing

Thirty years from now the population of Nigeria will have doubled. How can Lagos - Africa's largest city - cope with its spiralling numbers?

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Polish bishops for total ban on Sunday shopping

The Polish Catholic Church backs a ban on shopping on Sundays.



Identity theft at 'epidemic levels'

Science And Environment

Arctic radar to probe 'space weather'