Childbirth experts warn umbilical cords should not be cut for up to FIVE minutes

Childbirth experts warn umbilical cords should not be cut for up to FIVE minutesClamping cord seconds after baby's arrival deprives it of vital bloodExperts say this can lead to iron deficiency and anaemia in later life By Lucy Osborne PUBLISHED: 02:24 GMT, 26 April 2013 | UPDATED: 13:17 GMT, 26 April 2013 DM.has('shareLink', 'shareLinks', { 'id': '2315052', 'title': 'Childbirth experts warn umbilical cords should not be cut for up to FIVE minutes', 'url': 'http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2315052/Childbirth-experts-warn-umbilical-cords-cut-FIVE-minutes.html', 'eTwitterStatus': 'Childbirth%20experts%20warn%20umbilical%20cords%20should%20not%20be%20cut%20for%20up%20to%20FIVE%20minutes%20http://bit.ly/13zstgy%20via%[email protected]' }); Cutting the umbilical cord too early is putting babies' health at risk, childbirth experts have warned.

New drug that may help reverse autism is to be tested on children for the first time after successful clinical trials on mice

New drug that may help reverse autism is to be tested on children for the first time after successful clinical trials on mice Drug called suramin is already used to treat sleeping sickness in AfricaScientists in the U.S.

Suffering from a bad pack or painful wisdom tooth? Blame evolution

Suffering from a bad back or painful wisdom tooth You should blame evolution Humans suffer from impacted wisdom teeth as increased brain size has left less room in the mouthOur modified ape feet are made up of 26 parts – 'the biological equivalent of paper clips and duct tape’Walking on two legs causes a host of back problems By Nicholas Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 17:25 GMT, 15 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:25 GMT, 15 February 2013 Walking on two legs causes a host of back problems for our species Our climb to the top of the evolutionary tree to become the planet’s most intelligent species has not come without its drawbacks.

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.

Ryanair is “courting disaster” by flying planes with near-empty fuel tanks to cut costs

Ryanair is “courting disaster” by flying planes with near-empty fuel tanks to cut costsPilot union accuses it of “operating on limits of legality”But Ryanair insists planes have sufficient fuel reservesProbe after diversion of Paris-Tenerife flight on Sunday .

Why parents should ditch the dummies – Pacifiers could stunt emotional development

Why dummies are for suckers: Baby boys given pacifiers 'will turn out less emotionally mature' (but girls grow up fine) Using a dummy prevents babies from mimicking facial expressionsHeavy pacifier use was linked to poor results on various measures of emotional maturity Effect was only seen in boys.

Eye test may be early indicator of Alzheimer"s, say scientists after linking brain disease to cataracts

Eye test may be early indicator of Alzheimer's, say scientists after linking brain disease to cataracts Link could lead to new treatments for Alzheimer'sFinding indicates that dementia might originate outside of the brain and be connected to the body as a whole | UPDATED: 08:02 GMT, 12 September 2012 Scientists have discovered a link between cataracts and Alzheimer’s that they hope will pave the way for new treatments for the brain disease.

Bad news for dads: Babies “should share mother’s bed until age three” because it’s good for their hearts

Bad news for dads: Babies “should share mother”s bed until age three” because it”s good for their heartsSleeping alone makes it “harder for mother and child to bond and damages the development of the brain”Researchers believe this lead to bad behaviour as the child grows up

Baby born with face growth the size of a melon recovers from life-saving op to have it removed after receiving 96 pints of blood

Baby born with face growth the size of a melon recovers from life-saving op to have it removed after receiving 96 pints of blood Doctors told Mia's parents she could die if cyst ruptured during nine-hour surgeryMia's mother refused to terminate the pregnancy after doctors feared Mia could be severely disabled | UPDATED: 11:52 GMT, 16 August 2012 A baby who was born with a growth on her face the size of a melon has made an incredible recovery after having life-saving surgery to have it removed.

New drug for prostate cancer sufferers can extend life by five months

New drug for prostate cancer sufferers can extend life by five months Enzalutamide survived for more than 18 months compared to 14 for those on a placebo | UPDATED: 00:47 GMT, 16 August 2012 A new drug for men with advanced prostate cancer gives them five months’ extra life when they have run out of options.