Babies delivered by Caesarean section at higher risk of asthma and allergies

Babies delivered by Caesarean section at higher risk of asthma and allergies Researchers found significant differences in the gut bacteria found in infants born surgically and naturallyExclusively bottle-fed babies also had significant differences in their gut bacteria Previous research found children born surgically are at double the risk of obesity in childhood By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 17:37 GMT, 11 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:43 GMT, 11 February 2013 Babies delivered by Caesarean miss out on protective bugs that could help prevent a host of disorders in childhood and later life, warn researchers.

Caesarean sections now account for a QUARTER of all births – and older mothers are the reason why

Caesarean sections now account for a QUARTER of all births – and older mothers are the reason why 18 per cent over mothers over 35 opted not to give birth naturallyRoyal College of Midwives raises concern about a quarter of mothers having the surgery But teen pregnancies down by a fifth in five years | UPDATED: 18:21 GMT, 6 December 2012 25 per cent of mothers in England had a Caesarean – a slight increase from the previous year Older mothers are behind the number of Caesarean sections rising yet again.

Male pill a step closer after drug found to stop sperm production temporarily

Male pill a step closer after drug found halt sperm production (and it’s reversible) Fertility quickly rebounded after pill was discontinued | UPDATED: 16:57 GMT, 16 August 2012 Scientists may have found the recipe for a male pill.

How labour takes longer for today"s woman as it"s revealed average birth takes two hours longer than 50 years ago

How labour is longer for a modern mother: Giving birth can take two and a half hours more than 50 years ago | UPDATED: 00:11 GMT, 2 April 2012 As if having a baby wasn’t difficult enough, research suggests that labour is taking longer.

End alcohol home deliveries to drunken party-goers, urges leading doctor

End alcohol home deliveries to drunken party-goers, urges leading doctor A leading doctor today urged the Government to clamp down on companies that carry out home deliveries to drunk people who have run out of alcohol at a party.