Corrections and clarifications

Corrections and clarifications column editor

• A report (Less than half of women still breastfeeding at two months, 23 March, page 19) said the World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding as part of a baby’s diet “up to two years of age”. To clarify: the WHO advice is “up to two years of age or beyond”.

• Because of an editing error, a report (Drinking can be good for the heart – but only in moderation, 23 March, page 10) suggested that a new study had used a definition of moderate drinking based on the current UK guideline of no more than 14 units of alcohol a week for both men and women; in fact it used the previous guideline of 21 units a week for men and 14 units for women.

• A letter published in last Thursday’s paper (Pay poor countries for NHS staff they train, 23 March, page 36) said a study had estimated at $1.41bn the loss of returns to Malawi relating to doctors who had trained there but left to work in rich countries. That was the figure for the equivalent loss to South Africa; that for Malawi was much less at $2.16m.

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