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.

Cancers on the rise in pregnant women as mothers get older

Older mothers are 'more likely to get cancer during pregnancy' In 2007, 192 out of every 100,000 pregnant and postpartum women were diagnosed with cancer – up from 112 per 100,000 women in 1994In the same period the number of pregnant women aged over 35 increased from 13-24 per centThe rise may also be due to increasing diagnosis and pregnancy hormones affecting tumour growth | UPDATED: 09:57 GMT, 20 September 2012 Women who delay motherhood are more likely to get cancer whilst pregnant, a study has found.

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.

Midwives told to drop 30-second rule on cutting umbilical cord after delaying it is shown to benefit babies

Midwives told to drop ‘30-second rule’ on cutting umbilical cord after delaying longer shown to benefit babies Longer connection to mother's blood supply thought to protect babies against anaemia | UPDATED: 21:54 GMT, 18 August 2012 Guidance: Midwives have been advised to delay cutting babies' umbilical cords after new evidence showed this benefits their health A radical change in the way babies are delivered will see midwives delay cutting the umbilical cord following evidence that it improves the health of newborns.

Child"s risk of developing allergic disease doubles if parent of same sex suffers from it

Child's risk of developing allergic disease doubles if parent of same sex suffers from it | UPDATED: 23:01 GMT, 9 August 2012 Allergies such as asthma and eczema are gender-related and not simply hereditary, new research has claimed.

Strain of gonorrhea that infects millions each year "could soon be untreatable", says World Health Organisation

Strain of gonorrhea that infects millions each year 'could soon be untreatable', says World Health Organisation Babies born to gonorrhea-infected mothers have 50 per cent chance of being blind106million new cases of disease annually – the second most common STD after chlamydiaScientists blame overuse of antibiotics coupled with bacteria's astonishing ability to adaptDoctors in Britain switching to using combination of antibiotics over longer period of timeClose to becoming a superbug as researchers admit they can do little to halt its rapid spread | UPDATED: 07:57 GMT, 7 June 2012 A 'super' strain of untreatable gonorrhea is sweeping developed countries across the world including Britain and Northern Ireland.

Prince Harry hippo gives his happy handler a loving lick

Harry the hungry hippo gives his happy handler a loving lick. Adorable Harry the hippopotamus is no stick-in-the-mud when it comes to making friends with humans.

Riddle of the street where FIVE babies have been diagnosed with same rare birth defect

Riddle of the street where FIVE babies have been diagnosed with same rare birth defect Residents in a quiet street in Kent are in the grip of a frightening medical mystery after five of their children have been diagnosed with the same rare condition.