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.

Spending just three minutes extra at the dinner table can keep youngsters thin

Spending just three minutes extra at the dinner table can keep youngsters thin Families who enjoyed 20-minute dinners were less likely to have an obese child than those who spent 17 minutesStudy reveals importance of having scheduled mealtime By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 10:39 GMT, 21 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:39 GMT, 21 January 2013 Parents can cut the chances of their children getting fat simply by keeping them longer at the dinner table.

Mothers SHOULD leave their babies to cry if they wake in the night, says leading expert

Mothers SHOULD leave their babies to cry if they wake in the night, says leading expert Children move through a sleep cycle every 1.5 to 2 hours in which they wake up and then return to sleepChild development expert warns it is important for babies to learn how to fall asleep on their ownMajority of babies who woke in the night were boysMothers of non-sleeping babies more likely to breast feed and/or be depressed By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 11:32 GMT, 3 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:11 GMT, 3 January 2013 It's an age-old debate that divides parents the world over: should you let a baby cry when it wakes the night, or rush to comfort it Indeed, infants waking up nocturnally is the most common concern reported to paediatricians by parents of newborns.

Return of rickets: Cases up four-fold in the last 15 years as pregnant women and children fail to get enough Vitamin D

Return of rickets: Cases up four-fold in the last 15 years as pregnant women and children fail to get enough Vitamin D | UPDATED: 00:03 GMT, 14 December 2012 Leading doctors are calling for vitamin D supplements to be made more widely available to children to beat the returning scourge of rickets.

This mother paid 1,000 to health insurers – but when she found a lump they refused to pay up

This mother paid 1,000 to health insurers – but when she found a lump they refused to pay upJudith Hitchins, 39, had private health insurance but found it difficult to claim compensationCompany PruHealth claimed that Judith's condition was pre-existing as well as a result of child-birth and refused to pay Complete guide to avoid being ripped off on private health insurance | UPDATED: 00:06 GMT, 9 December 2012 The problems started a couple of months after Judith Hitchins gave birth to her second son.

Chinese girl, 13, forced to be tied to a moped as her family cannot afford medical treatment for her epilepsy

Chinese girl, 13, tied to a moped as her family cannot afford medical treatment for her epilepsy | UPDATED: 19:29 GMT, 24 September 2012 Tied to a moped, this 13-year-old girl is forced to trudge after her grandfather as he gathers rubbish to recycle on the streets of China.

Sarah Catt: Eight years for the cheating wife who used drugs bought online to abort baby TWO days before it was due to be born

Eight years for the cheating wife who used drugs bought online to abort baby TWO days before it was due to be born Sarah Catt, 35, aborted her unborn baby “in the final stages of pregnancy”She admitted administering poison with intent to procure a miscarriageShe was jailed for eight years by a judge at Leeds Crown Court.Convicted: Sarah Catt (front), who aborted her own baby within a week of his due date, was sentenced to eight years in prison by a judge at Leeds Crown Court A MARRIED woman who aborted her baby in the final week of pregnancy following an affair with a work colleague was jailed for eight years yesterday.

Stepfather “handcuffs 9-year-old girl to radiator and cuts her with a machete because she’s not his biological child”

Stepfather “handcuffs 9-year-old girl to radiator and cuts her with a machete because she”s not his biological child”.A Connecticut man regularly abused his nine-year-old stepdaughter – cutting her with a machete and handcuffing her to a radiator – because she was not his biological child, police said.

Toddler, two, may face lifelong injuries after drinking toxic oven cleaner "despite child-proof cap"

Toddler, 2, who nearly died after drinking toxic oven cleaner has to have his throat opened daily so that his burns can healTwin Callum needs to have his oesophagus opened every night to stop it sticking as his injuries healGrandmother claims he managed to open child-proof cap while she was awayAfter drinking it the toddler was sick, and his vomit burned a hole in the carpet | UPDATED: 21:33 GMT, 29 August 2012 A two-year-old boy's could face a lifetime of internal injuries after drinking an entire bottle of toxic oven cleaner when the bottle's child-proof cap 'failed'.

DNA of unborn baby mapped from just mother"s blood paving way for new genetic disease screening

DNA of unborn baby mapped from just mother's blood paving way for new genetic disease screening Scientists can now test a baby for genetic disease if the paternity is not known By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 18:00 GMT, 4 July 2012 | UPDATED: 18:00 GMT, 4 July 2012 Scientists have mapped the complete DNA of an unborn baby – using just the mother's blood.