Childbirth experts warn umbilical cords should not be cut for up to FIVE minutes

Childbirth experts warn umbilical cords should not be cut for up to FIVE minutesClamping cord seconds after baby's arrival deprives it of vital bloodExperts say this can lead to iron deficiency and anaemia in later life By Lucy Osborne PUBLISHED: 02:24 GMT, 26 April 2013 | UPDATED: 13:17 GMT, 26 April 2013 DM.has('shareLink', 'shareLinks', { 'id': '2315052', 'title': 'Childbirth experts warn umbilical cords should not be cut for up to FIVE minutes', 'url': 'http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2315052/Childbirth-experts-warn-umbilical-cords-cut-FIVE-minutes.html', 'eTwitterStatus': 'Childbirth%20experts%20warn%20umbilical%20cords%20should%20not%20be%20cut%20for%20up%20to%20FIVE%20minutes%20http://bit.ly/13zstgy%20via%[email protected]' }); Cutting the umbilical cord too early is putting babies' health at risk, childbirth experts have warned.

Being overweight and drinking alcohol TRIPLES the risk of deadly liver disease in women

Being overweight and drinking alcohol TRIPLES the risk of deadly liver disease in womenUK study confirms the dangerous link between drinking alcohol, being overweight and liver diseaseLiver disease is the fifth biggest killer in the UKNumber of people dying from condition has risen by 20 per cent over the past decade By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 13:22 GMT, 26 April 2013 | UPDATED: 14:16 GMT, 26 April 2013 DM.has('shareLink', 'shareLinks', { 'id': '2315236', 'title': 'Being overweight and drinking alcohol TRIPLES the risk of deadly liver disease in women', 'url': 'http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2315236/Being-overweight-drinking-alcohol-TRIPLES-risk-deadly-liver-disease-women.html', 'eTwitterStatus': 'Being%20overweight%20and%20drinking%20alcohol%20TRIPLES%20the%20risk%20of%20deadly%20liver%20disease%20in%20women%20http://bit.ly/13ztrtg%20via%[email protected]' }); Being overweight and drinking alcohol dramatically increases the risk of developing fatty liver disease, according to a study presented at the International Liver Congress.

Believing in God can help treat depression

The power of prayer: Believing in God can help treat depressionNew research has found that people who believe in a higher power respond better to psychiatric treatmentBenefit is not confined to a specific religion By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 17:23 GMT, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:06 GMT, 26 April 2013 A strong faith in a higher power has been shown to improve mental health Belief in God may improve treatment for those suffering with depression, says a new study.

End of the diabetes jab? Scientists find insulin-boosting hormone that could do away with daily injections

End of the diabetes jab Scientists find insulin-boosting hormone that could do away with daily injections A newly discovered hormone – betatrophin – could revolutionise the treatment of type 2 diabetesIt could halt the development of the conditionIn mice the hormone was shown to increase the number of insulin-producing beta cells up to 30-fold By Fiona Macrae Science Correspondent PUBLISHED: 16:00 GMT, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 23:47 GMT, 25 April 2013 Diabetics could be freed from the need to inject themselves by the development of a once-a-year drug Millions of diabetics could be freed from having to inject themselves several times a day by a once-a-year drug.

A lack of sleep can reduce a man"s sperm count by a THIRD

A lack of sleep can reduce a man's sperm count by a THIRDPrevious studies have linked poor sleep to heart disease and cancer but now fertility has been linked Researchers found that testicles shrank and sperm production decreased in sleep-deprived men May be that lack of sleep affects testosterone levels By Pat Hagan and Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 12:35 GMT, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 22:19 GMT, 25 April 2013 Sleep problems can drastically lower the fertility of young men, warns a study.

South Wales measles cases reach 942 as tests into death of "first victim" are inconclusive

South Wales measles cases reach 942 as tests into death of 25-year-old 'first victim' are inconclusive Measles cases in the region have jumped by 56 in the last two days Gareth Williams was suffering with measles at the time of his deathBut tests have been unable to confirm the virus was responsible for deathCoroner has ordered further examinations in order to determine cause .

Kayleigh Duff: Terminally-ill single mum, 23, granted dying wish of having a hen do at TOWIE nightclub

Terminally-ill single mum, 23, who fulfilled her dream of having a fairytale wedding gets another wish granted by having a hen do at TOWIE nightclubKayleigh Duff, from Kent, has been diagnosed with terminal liver cancerHas list of things she wants to do before dying – including getting marriedLast week had a ceremony where she 'married' a male model at a castleNow been given a hen do at the TOWIE nightclub Sugar Hut in Brentwood and medics removed her bowel.

Fathers-to-be who know the sex of their unborn baby find it easier to bond with him or her

Fathers-to-be who know the sex of their unborn baby find it easier to bond with him or her Men with a name for the baby also find bonding easierThis is because they are better able to imagine named unborn babies as real people they could father Attending scans can also help men feel more connected By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 15:35 GMT, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 15:36 GMT, 25 April 2013 Fathers who know the sex of their unborn child and give him or her a name find it easier to bond with their baby.

Could bad gut bacteria be responsible for thousands of heart attacks each year?

Could gut bacteria be to blame for thousands of heart attacks each yearStudy has found that bugs in gut are responsible for converting food into harmful compound called TMAOTMAO is a compound responsible for cholesterol building up on artery walls and hardening the arteriesAdds to research that bacteria, both on and inside the body, play vital role in our health By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 15:57 GMT, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 15:57 GMT, 25 April 2013 Gut bacteria may be responsible for thousands of heart attacks – particularly in people who have no obvious risk factors for heart disease, such as high cholesterol.