Infants born by C-section are five times more likely to develop allergies

Caesarean babies at higher risk of allergies: Infants born by C-section are five times more likely to suffer common reactions Babies left vulnerable by avoiding natural journey through birth canalThe journey would normally expose the baby to their mother's bacteriaBy the age of two, C-section babies more likely to have developed allergies By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 22:55 GMT, 24 February 2013 | UPDATED: 23:55 GMT, 24 February 2013 Caesarian birth greatly increases a baby’s chances of developing allergies, a study has found.

Sex addiction: Online pornography and poor sex education is to blame, says leading expert

More than 40% of children under 12 have watched pornography – and experts say it's turning teenagers into SEX ADDICTS The majority of sex addicts begin experiencing problems before the age of 16, says addiction expert 40% of those questioned had watched porn under the age of 12 Broken homes, single-sex schools and poor sex education also to blame | UPDATED: 19:41 GMT, 11 December 2012 Scroll down for video Easy access to online pornography and poor sex education are largely to blame for teenagers suffering from sex addiction, a leading expert has said.

Is SALT making children fat? Youngsters left parched by crisps and chips are quenching their thirst with sugary drinks

Is SALT making children fat Youngsters left parched by crisps and chips are quenching their thirst with sugary drinks Two thirds of children consumed sugar sweetened drink in the studyIn this group the more salt they consumed the more sugary beverages they drankThe children who consumed more than one sugary drink per day were 34% more likely to be overweight | UPDATED: 15:57 GMT, 11 December 2012 Sweetened: Those who consumed high amounts of salt were also the most likely to reach for sugary drinks Salty snacks could be fueling childhood obesity as they encourage youngsters to guzzle sweetened drinks to quench their thirst, say researchers.

Living near a busy road may double the risk of autism, researchers warn

Living near a busy road may double the risk of autism, researchers warn Exposure to air pollution in the womb or during the first year of life was linked to a dramatic increase chances of having the disorderChildren from homes with the highest traffic pollution levels were three times more at risk | UPDATED: 23:40 GMT, 26 November 2012 Living near a busy road could double the risk of childhood autism, warn scientists.

Childhood sweethearts Brenda Loy and Fred Wilcock from Yorkshire reunited 60 years later

It must be love! Childhood sweethearts separated in 1948 reunited over 60 YEARS LATER (and they're still as besotted as ever) Brenda Loy, 82, and Fred Wilcock, 81, grew up in South Yorkshire The pair were best friends from the age of four to 17Separated when Fred left to do military service in 1948Chance meeting brought them back together | UPDATED: 20:53 GMT, 22 November 2012 A pair of childhood sweethearts who were inseparable during their younger years have revealed how fate brought them back together after more than 60 years apart.

Fast food children ¿develop lower IQs¿: Junk diet has a lasting effect, warn experts

Fast food children ‘develop lower IQs’: Junk diet has a lasting effect, warn expertsLower socio-economic status linked to more children having fast food, leading to lower intelligence By Lucy Osborne PUBLISHED: 23:44 GMT, 3 October 2012 | UPDATED: 23:45 GMT, 3 October 2012 Children given more fast food meals will grow up to have a lower IQ than those who regularly eat freshly-cooked meals, according to a study.

Exercise "interventions" make no difference to overweight children

Exercise 'interventions' make no difference to overweight children Extra-curricular exercise sessions found to make little impact on children's daily activityExperts suggest diet and healthy eating are key to tackling childhood obesity | UPDATED: 14:39 GMT, 28 September 2012 Making overweight children to do more physical activity won't help them to shed the pounds, according to a British study.

High fat diet may increase women"s risk of breast cancer later in life

High fat diet may increase a woman's risk of breast cancer later in life A high fat diet was linked to harmful metabolic changes and abnormal breast cell growth in miceThe fatty acid that was found to cause the metabolic changes is present in hydrogenated fats, widely used in the manufacture of biscuits and cakes | UPDATED: 10:48 GMT, 18 September 2012 Eating a poor diet early in life may increase a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer, research suggests.

Children who are obese at eight find it harder to lose weight when they are teenagers despite eating less than slim peers

Children who are obese at eight find it harder to lose weight when they are teenagers despite eating less than slim peersPrevention best way to control epidemic, says experts | UPDATED: 06:59 GMT, 11 September 2012 Children who are obese by the age of eight will find it much harder to lose weight than their peers, a study has found.