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Daily Digest 21 October 2009

Today's roundup - including a scare over the Atkins diet and claims that may put parents off using dummies for their children.

Today's roundup - including a scare over the Atkins diet and claims that may put parents off using dummies for their children.

Today's Sun reports on a new study claiming the Atkins Diet shrinks the brain. It tells how studies on mice fed on an Atkins-style diet, saw their brains shrink by up to five times, which scientists claim may make people more vulnerable to Alzheimers.

The Daily Mail and the Times report that condoms are preferred by 25 % of young women – as they catch up with the pill as the contraception of choice.

The Times and The Guardian report that the AIDS vaccine that was hailed last month as a breakthrough does not protect those with high risk of HIV infection and the effects of the vaccine diminish after time.

The Daily Mail reports that toddlers who use dummies are three times more likely to develop speech impediments.

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