Maternal instinct is a myth: Mothers and fathers are equally good at recognising their baby"s cry

Is maternal instinct a myth Mothers and fathers are EQUALLY good at recognising their baby's cry A parent's ability to identify their baby's cry is determined by the amount of time they spend with the child, not by their gender By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 09:21 GMT, 17 April 2013 | UPDATED: 12:45 GMT, 17 April 2013 Maternal instinct may not be all that it is cracked up to be, according to new research.

Parents delight as baby boy survives after they refuse doctor advice to "let him die naturally"

'Miracle' boy who was born with four heart defects survives despite doctors telling his parents to 'let him die naturally because surgery would kill him' Alfie was born three months early with four major heart defectsHis mother said her gut instinct told her he was a fighterAlfie battled for eight months before he was big enough to have life-saving surgery.

Patient, 75, with incurable stomach cancer comforts her doctor after HE breaks down during horrific prognosis

Tender moment patient, 75, with incurable stomach cancer comforts her doctor after HE breaks down during horrific prognosis | UPDATED: 07:05 GMT, 23 August 2012 Delivering devastating news to a patient and offering them words of comfort afterwards must be one of the hardest parts of the job for any doctor.

NY Med: Cancer patient comforts doctor during prognosis

Tender moment patient, 75, with incurable stomach cancer comforts her doctor after HE breaks down during horrific prognosis | UPDATED: 20:25 GMT, 22 August 2012 Delivering devastating news to a patient and offering them words of comfort afterwards must be one of the hardest parts of the job for any doctor.

Babies flick "anti-risk switch" in women but not men

Protective instinct: Women less likely to take risks around babies (even if it's not theirs) In contrast, men don't alter their risk-taking behaviour around youngsters | UPDATED: 12:16 GMT, 18 April 2012 The maternal instinct is one of the most powerful in nature – now scientists have found it applies to women even if they don't have children.