Could Facebook help predict obesity hotspots? Areas where people "like" TV more than sport are less healthy


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Could Facebook help predict obesity hotspots Areas where people 'like' TV more than sport are less healthy People with television-related Facebook 'interests' more likely to be obeseThose related to a healthy lifestyle are less likely to have weight issues People's online ‘interests’ could help predict and map obesity rates by area By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 13:27 GMT, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 13:27 GMT, 25 April 2013 Facebook could be a key tool in mapping which geographical areas have the most overweight and obese people.

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.

Child aged just 16 died because surgeon used wrong instrument, court is told


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Aspiring mechanic, 16, died after surgeon pierced his vein using wrong instrument in due to 'great pressures over delays' Ryan Senior died of multiple organ failure during routine abdominal surgery Surgeon used wrong instrument that pierced a major vein Today admitted that had been the case due to time pressures at the hospitalSaid getting the right equipment would have delayed the operation Doctors administered 31 pints of blood in a bid to stem the bleedingBut the healthy teenager was killed by an embolism and cardiac arrest PUBLISHED: 13:20 GMT, 10 April 2013 | UPDATED: 19:18 GMT, 10 April 2013 A teenager died during a routine operation when a surgeon allegedly pierced a major vein after using the wrong instrument, an inquest heard.

Men who have daughters after the age of 50 are "twice as likely to have a grandchild with autism"


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Men who have daughters after the age of 50 are 'twice as likely to have a grandchild with autism' Sons of older fathers are also more likely to have children with the conditionOlder parents might be responsible for the growing number of autistic children, say researchers Genetic risks caused by age can skip generations By Jenny Hope Medical Correspondent PUBLISHED: 20:07 GMT, 20 March 2013 | UPDATED: 20:07 GMT, 20 March 2013 Men who have daughters when they are over 50 have almost double the risk of a grandchild being diagnosed with autism.

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.

Unruly children? Blame parents for not teaching them to sleep, claims psychologist Tanya Byron who says national sleep crisis "makes our children…


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Unruly children Blame parents for not teaching them to sleep, claims leading psychologistPsychologist blames 'profound lack of sleep' for difficultiesSleep-deprivation can lead to hyperactivity and other behavioural problemsShe says Britian is 'in the midst of an unspoken public health crisis' By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:44 GMT, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:58 GMT, 12 March 2013 Health crisis: Tanya Byron has said 'a profound lack of sleep' is to blame for behavioural problems among children Parents are failing to teach their children how to get a good night’s sleep, according to a psychologist.

Pregnant women who gorge on fatty snacks can turn their children into junk food junkies


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Mothers-to-be who gorge on fatty snacks can turn their children into 'junk food junkies' Junk foods 'have the same effect on the body's chemistry as opium, heroin, and morphine'Pregnant women who eat junk food cause changes to their unborn babies' brainsThis means the child must eat more junk food to get the same satisfaction By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 12:13 GMT, 1 March 2013 | UPDATED: 12:23 GMT, 1 March 2013 Mothers-to-be who eat junk food change the development of signalling pathways in their babies' brains Pregnant women who munch on foods high in fat and sugar can turn their children into 'junk food junkies,' a researcher has warned.

Switched at birth: How two families are trying to raise their daughters 14 years after they were swapped in a hospital


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Staggering story of the babies swapped at birth: Russian parents did not realize they were raising the wrong little girl until she was TWELVE Families discovered mistake after DNA test over paternity questionGirls had been raised by wrong families, one as Christian, one as MuslimFamilies say culture differences make it impossible to switch them backParents now 'share' their children as they try to overcome mix-up PUBLISHED: 14:34 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:44 GMT, 21 February 2013 Two families have discovered that they have been raising each others daughters after the girls were swapped at birth 14 years ago.

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


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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.

Brother and sister both out on life support after car crash make miracle recoveries


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Heartwarming story of boy, ten, and sister, eight, who fought for life side-by-side in intensive care after horrific car crash…


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