Babies begin learning language from their mothers while they"re still in the womb

Babies begin learning language from their mothers while they're still in the womb It was previously thought they began picking up words in the first few months of lifeBut new research shows infants start to discriminate between vowel sounds before they are bornBabies tested acknowledged difference between Swedish and English By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 14:41 GMT, 2 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:43 GMT, 2 January 2013 Babies have the capacity to learn and remember sounds of language from their mother during the last 10 weeks of pregnancy Babies start to learn language before they are even born, scientists have discovered.

Parents cherish fragile girls who suffered 12 broken bones between them in their first week of life

The China doll twins: Parents cherish fragile girls who suffered 12 broken bones between them in their first week of lifeAmy and Ava are so fragile that even cradling them could break their ribs Mother Charmaine was 23 weeks pregnant when she was told her girls could have a severe bone deformity but didn't want to terminate themBabies appeared healthy after birth but a scan 11 days later revealed how delicate they wereAva broke her arm while being bathed while Amy broke her ribs wriggling in her cot | UPDATED: 19:35 GMT, 12 December 2012 The parents of twin girls have revealed they can't even cradle them, because they suffer from a rare condition which means they are as fragile as china dolls.

Olympic star Jessica Ennis: "Girls are put off becoming athletes because they worry about being too muscly"

Olympic star Jessica Ennis: 'Girls are put off becoming athletes because they worry about being too muscly'The heptathlete admitted she too was concerned about weight training and had to be reassured by her coach She tells girls 'sport and being strong is good' | UPDATED: 07:40 GMT, 27 November 2012 Olympic heroine Jessica Ennis believes young girls are being put off sport because will end up being too muscular.

Sarah Thomson: Mother, 32, wakes from a coma believing it is 1998 and she"s still a teenager

Mother of three, 32, wakes from a coma thinking it's 1998 and she's still only a teenagerSarah Thomson had no memory of her husband or three childrenBelieved the Spice Girls were in the charts and Michael Jackson was aliveShe has now fallen back in love with her husband | UPDATED: 09:22 GMT, 26 September 2012 Quite a few 30-somethings have wished they could turn back the clock and be a teenager again.

How China trains its children to win gold – standing on a girl"s legs as young boys hang from bars

Torture or training Inside the brutal Chinese gymnasium where the country”s future Olympic stars are beaten into shapeNanning Gymnasium in Nanning, China, is one of many ruthless training camps in ChinaHere children, some as young as five, battle to complete the demanding routines on bars, rings, and mats

More than half of 14 and 15 year old girls are unhappy with their figures despite being healthy or underweight

More than half of 14 and 15 year old girls are unhappy with their figures despite being healthy or underweight | UPDATED: 00:25 GMT, 23 July 2012 The study found 58% of female pupils in Year 10 would like to diet, despite most already being a healthy weight Schoolgirls as young as 12 are unhappy with their weight and some are skipping meals in an effort to be skinnier, a study has found.

Mother receives life-saving kidney transplant after family friend secretly puts herself up as a donor

Mother receives life-saving kidney transplant after family friend secretly puts herself up as a donor Mother receives life-changing news when organising a sleepoverI'll never be able to repay her, Suzanne says | UPDATED: 13:35 GMT, 20 July 2012 Suzanne Green (in front) was amazed when her daughters friend's mother Tracey Warnast offered her kidney A desperately-ill woman who needed a kidney transplant was saved when her daughter’s best-friend’s mother went for a test in secret and discovered she was a good match.

Mother told she would never have children celebrates christening of quadruplet daughters following 25million to one pregnancy

Mother told she would never have children celebrates christening of quadruplet daughters following 25million to one pregnancy | UPDATED: 01:13 GMT, 2 July 2012 Having been told at the age of 15 she would never have children, Charlene Medlicott thought her dreams of starting a family were over.