Taller, skinnier women have evolved to have more babies than their shorter counterparts

Taller, skinnier women have evolved to have more babies than their shorter counterparts Study found that over past 55 years African women who are tall and lean are having bigger familiesExperts are not sure why this is but believe improvements in healthcare and nutrition play role By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 09:26 GMT, 26 April 2013 | UPDATED: 11:55 GMT, 26 April 2013 DM.has('shareLink', 'shareLinks', { 'id': '2315134', 'title': 'Taller, skinnier women have evolved to have more babies than their shorter counterparts', 'url': 'http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2315134/Taller-skinnier-women-evolved-babies-shorter-counterparts.html', 'eTwitterStatus': 'Taller,%20skinnier%20women%20have%20evolved%20to%20have%20more%20babies%20than%20their%20shorter%20counterparts%20http://bit.ly/15LHvEg%20via%[email protected]' });

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


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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.

Maternal instinct is a myth: Mothers and fathers are equally good at recognising their baby"s cry


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Is maternal instinct a myth Mothers and fathers are EQUALLY good at recognising their baby's cry A parent's ability to identify their baby's cry is determined by the amount of time they spend with the child, not by their gender By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 09:21 GMT, 17 April 2013 | UPDATED: 12:45 GMT, 17 April 2013 Maternal instinct may not be all that it is cracked up to be, according to new research.

Playing music to premature babies helps them sleep and improves their breathing, claim doctors


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Why playing music to premature babies 'helps them sleep and improves their breathing'New study claims music can puts newborns into a quietly attentive stateAlso improves sucking behaviours which are important to help them feedSound of instrument or a parent singing is better than nursery rhymesResearch by Beth Israel Hospital in New York across 11 American hospitals By Daniel Bates PUBLISHED: 16:47 GMT, 15 April 2013 | UPDATED: 17:11 GMT, 15 April 2013 Soothing: The sound of music can make a newborn sleep better and puts them in a quietly attentive state Playing live music to a prematurely born baby can slow its heartbeat and make the child breathe more easily, according to a new study.

Sleepless nights caused by crying babies ends one in three marriages, research claims


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Sleepless nights caused by crying babies ends one in three marriages, research claims Survey of 2,000 parents found on average they get six hours sleep a night 30 per cent of those who had split up blamed sleepless nights caused by children By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 15:04 GMT, 17 March 2013 | UPDATED: 15:06 GMT, 17 March 2013 Research claims sleepless nights caused by a crying baby is the prime reason for as many as one in three divorces or separations.

Babies begin learning language from their mothers while they"re still in the womb


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Babies begin learning language from their mothers while they're still in the womb It was previously thought they began picking up words in the first few months of lifeBut new research shows infants start to discriminate between vowel sounds before they are bornBabies tested acknowledged difference between Swedish and English By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 14:41 GMT, 2 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:43 GMT, 2 January 2013 Babies have the capacity to learn and remember sounds of language from their mother during the last 10 weeks of pregnancy Babies start to learn language before they are even born, scientists have discovered.

Sixty per cent of toddlers are hooked on sweets according to Vitabiotics Wellkid Baby Drops research


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Parents who bribe fussy eaters are turning their children into junk food addicts by the age of three One in three parents deal with fussy eaters by bribing them with sweetsSixty per cent of parents confessed their child regularly craved sweet treats by the age of threeTwo million schoolchildren are overweight | UPDATED: 17:41 GMT, 27 December 2012 Sixty per cent of toddlers are hooked on chocolate and sweets and their parents are to blame, say experts.

How to repel the dreaded winter vomiting bug, the norovirus


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How to repel the dreaded winter vomiting bug, the norovirus, as number of cases soarMore than 800,000 cases reported since the summerThe figures are up 83 per cent on last year | UPDATED: 00:55 GMT, 23 December 2012 There is a huge number of cases of norovirus, or winter vomiting bug, this year.

The tiny premature baby who only lived after doctors recorded her weight incorrectly and battled to keep her alive


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Saved by a pair of scissors left on the scales: The premature baby doctors decided to save because she weighed just enough Maddalena Douse, from Lewes, East Sussex, was born at just 23 weeksDoctors were unsure whether she would survive, or whether they should try and save her When they weighed her, she was 1lb, the minimum weight for a baby to be considered viableAfter fighting to save her they discovered she had only weighed 382g, and a pair of scissors accidentally left on the scales had bumped up her weight | UPDATED: 22:17 GMT, 17 December 2012 Any baby that survives a premature birth is considered by their parents to be a miracle.

The secret midwife: Psychotic mothers, exhausted doctors and nurses asleep on the job: A whistleblower reveals the


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The secret midwife: Psychotic mothers, exhausted doctors and nurses asleep on the job: A whistleblower reveals the desperate truth behind those rose-tinted TV shows | UPDATED: 22:46 GMT, 15 December 2012 With Call The Midwife and One Born Every Minute enjoying huge success, bringing babies into the world has rarely had more attention.


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