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Mobile phone study, the DVT self-test and meet Harry the heavyweight baby

Our roundup of news headlines on Friday 23 April.

The health risk posed by mobile phones will be investigated in the biggest study yet. British scientists will be involved in the the Cosmos (Cohort Study on Mobile Communications) study will monitor the health of at least 250,000 mobile phone users for 20 to 30 years, according to the Times.

Scientists are developing a computerised plastic strip that could be used a self-test to assess the risk of deep vein thrombosis among long haul flight passengers, according to the papers this morning. The test would require one drop of blood, which would then be analysed by a biochip for blood clotting markers that indicate a high risk of DVT.

In the Daily Mail, meet the 'baby heavyweight' Harry Crossland, who weighed in at almost a stone when he was born at Doncaster Royal Infirmary. Harry stunned staff – and his mother – when he weighed in at a record-breaking 13lb 15oz.

His mother said: ‘We were both flabbergasted. When the nurses popped him over the curtain we were both speechless. I thought they'd given me someone else's baby.'

To get your own supersized baby, the Mail goes on to recommend pregnant women take vitamin supplements. In a separate report they cover research that shows women who take a daily multivitamin pill have bigger babies.

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Daily Digest - 23 April 2010