Mothers-to-be "can safely enjoy two drinks a week without harming their baby" (and their child may be better behaved than if they abstained)

Mothers-to-be 'can safely enjoy two drinks a week without harming their baby' (and their child may be better behaved than if they abstained) Mothers should feel more relaxed about occasional tipple, research findsLight drinking does not adversely affect toddler developmentAnd it could even improve child's development in maths, reading and spatial skills By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 22:12 GMT, 16 April 2013 | UPDATED: 22:13 GMT, 16 April 2013 Pregnant women who enjoy a couple of glasses of wine each week will not harm their baby’s development, claim researchers.

Tears and tantrums in childhood raise risk of heart attacks and strokes in middle age (especially in girls)

Tears and tantrums in childhood raise risk of heart attacks and strokes in middle age (especially in girls) Girls who experienced distress as seven-year-olds had a 31% increased risk of heart disease in their 40sPersistent unhappiness is known to activate the stress response in the body By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 14:14 GMT, 4 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:02 GMT, 4 February 2013 Ongoing feelings of distress during childhood could raise the risk of heart attacks and stroke in middle age Children who are prone to having tantrums could be at higher risk of heart disease when they hit middle age, say researchers.

Couples who are faithful are more fertile than those who stray

Couples who are faithful are more fertile than those who stray (at least if you're a monkey)Those who remain faithful produce 25% more offspringBirth rate difference could be down to the time it takes for new couples to get to know one anotherHaving a steady partner also reduces stress on mother By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 10:50 GMT, 25 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:01 GMT, 25 January 2013 Couples who stay true to each other are more fertile than those who stray, new research has found.

Nintendo Wii: Playing on games console could help children who struggle to co-ordinate their movements

How playing on the Wii could help children who struggle to co-ordinate their movements Six per cent of children have developmental co-ordination disorderThey find it difficult to perform tasks using both large and small muscles such as writing or catching a ball Playing balance games on a computer console could improve their motor skills By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 08:52 GMT, 14 January 2013 | UPDATED: 11:21 GMT, 14 January 2013 Playing on the Nintendo Wii Fit could help improve the development of children with movement difficulties, research suggests.

Back pain – is it all in the mind? A provocative new book suggest it"s not physical problems that cause backache – but emotional tension

Is chronic back pain all in the mind A provocative new book suggest it's not physical problems that cause backache – but emotional tension | UPDATED: 22:38 GMT, 15 October 2012 80 per cent of us will suffer from back pain at some point, and for many it becomes a long-term problem No one, it seems, is immune from back pain.

Breast cancer: NHS faces "crisis" as number of women living with disease is set to treble to 1.7m

Breast cancer timebomb fear: Experts warn that NHS faces crisis as number of women living with disease is set to treble to 1.7m Threefold increase by 2040 will be partly caused by our ageing population Macmillan Cancer Support warns of being 'prepared for dramatic increase'Better treatment and diagnosis means more women are now surviving itThis presents new challenges for NHS in practical support and after-care By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 23:01 GMT, 15 October 2012 | UPDATED: 23:24 GMT, 15 October 2012 Soaring numbers of women living with breast cancer will leave the NHS in crisis, researchers warn today.

Binge drinking "can harm brains within months": Tests show a little each day is far safer

Binge drinking 'can harm brains within months and turn social drinkers into alcohol abusers'Teenagers and young people are the most vulnerable to early changes in brain | UPDATED: 00:39 GMT, 16 October 2012 Binge drinking can damage the brain within months and turn social drinkers into alcohol abusers, researchers warn.

Why a shock can kill you (even good news): Release of adrenaline after sudden discovery can lead to heart problems

Why a shock can kill you (even good news): Release of adrenaline after sudden discovery can lead to heart problems | UPDATED: 00:35 GMT, 16 October 2012 A shock can be fatal – and it makes no difference whether it's the trauma of a loved one's death or the excitement of a lottery win, experts claim.

Grieving mother warns pregnant women on dangers of slapped cheek syndrome after losing baby at two-days old

Grieving mother warns pregnant women on dangers of 'slapped cheek syndrome' after losing baby at two-days-old Simone Richardson contracted viral infection while pregnantCondition is common among children but dangerous for unborn infantsSymptoms include rash that can cause swelling and reddening of the face Daughter Coco died from severe anaemia two days after birth | UPDATED: 11:23 GMT, 27 September 2012 A beauty stylist who caught a virus whilst pregnant has made an emotional plea to other expectant mothers to watch out for symptoms of the disease.