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.

One million children and teenagers to get measles jab amid fears of English outbreaks

One million children and teenagers to get measles jab amid fears of English outbreaks The 20million campaign follows a big rise in cases in South WalesMany affected missed out on vaccination in late 1990s and early 2000s587 confirmed measles cases in England in first three months of 2013That's more than three times the 168 cases in the same period of 2012 ” class=”blkBorder” /> Vaccinations: Figures show there were 587 confirmed measles cases in England in the first three months of this year, more than three times the 168 cases in the same period of 2012 Figures from Public Health England (PHE) show there were 587 confirmed measles cases in England in the first three months of this year, more than three times the 168 cases in the same period of 2012.

The cancer survival lottery: More patients are surviving than ever but where you live can make a real difference

The cancer survival lottery: More patients are surviving than ever but where you live can make a real difference For men, biggest increase in survival was in colon and prostate cancerIn women, biggest leap in survival was seen in cervical cancer patientsBut patients still face wide variations depending on where they live By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 18:06 GMT, 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 18:06 GMT, 18 April 2013 Cancer patients face 'wide and persistent' variations in survival rates depending on where they live, according to a new report.

The Western diet really IS a killer: People who eat white bread, butter and read meat are most likely to die young

The Western diet really IS a killer: People who eat white bread, butter and read meat are most likely to die young Those who ate fried and unhealthy food had doubled risk of early deathKey culprits include red meat, white bread, butter, cream and sweet foods Findings 'help explain' why heart disease is still the UK's biggest killer By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 18:20 GMT, 16 April 2013 | UPDATED: 18:20 GMT, 16 April 2013 The typical Western diet, high in fat and sugar, really does lead to an early grave, new research suggests.

Another reason to go to work on an egg – it could lower your blood pressure

Another reason to go to work on an egg – it could lower your blood pressure Component in egg whites can lower blood pressure as much as Captopril, a high blood-pressure drugHas ability to block the action of ACE, a substance produced in the body that raises blood pressure By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 19:07 GMT, 9 April 2013 | UPDATED: 23:15 GMT, 9 April 2013 Egg whites could lower blood pressure in the same way as medication, new research has found.

Now chocolate can be one of your five-a-day: Scientists create bars without the fat that are made from fruit juice

Now chocolate can be one of your five-a-day: Scientists create bars without the fat that are made from fruit juice Apple, orange and cranberry juice droplets replace half the fat content in the chocolateBars have the same velvety feel as normal bars but a fruity taste, University of Warwick researchers say By Nick Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 18:17 GMT, 7 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:08 GMT, 8 April 2013 Struggling to get the kids to eat their five-a-day Scientists may well have invented a novel solution that will certainly provide a small boost to their intake – chocolate made with fruit juice.

New radiation therapy for cancer patients that has NO side-effects such hair loss or nausea

New radiation therapy for cancer patients that has NO side-effects such hair loss or nausea Trials have successfully killed cancer cells in mice and there are plans to test treatment in humans Side-effects of radiotherapy occur because it damages healthy cells as well as destroying cancerous onesNew radiation therapy using specially-engineered boron chemical spares neighboring healthy cells By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 19:13 GMT, 4 April 2013 | UPDATED: 19:19 GMT, 4 April 2013 Scientists have developed a new radiation therapy for cancer patients that has no debilitating side-effects such as hair loss or sickness.

Major hospitals have missed A&E targets every week for six months, warns Labour

Major hospitals have missed A&E targets EVERY WEEK for six months Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham claims some A&Es are only seeing 70% patients within four hoursThe target is to see 95% of patients in this time Warning comes after one hospital was forced to erect an emergency tent outside because of overcrowding By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 13:20 GMT, 3 April 2013 | UPDATED: 13:24 GMT, 3 April 2013 Andy Burnham says that across England major A&E units are failing to meet the target of seeing 95 per cent of patients within four hours Many major hospitals have missed their national accident and emergency target every week for the last six months, it has been claimed.

NHS watchdog refuses to pay for lung cancer drug that is twice as effective as chemo and could benefit 1,000 patients a year

NHS watchdog refuses to pay for lung cancer drug that is twice as effective as chemo and could benefit 1,000 patients a yearNew drug halts advance of non-small cell lung cancer for eight monthsCrizotinib costs 4,000 a month and could benefit 1,000 patients a yearNHS watchdog deems it too expensive due to lack of evidence of benefits By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:07 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 07:55 GMT, 27 March 2013 Access denied: Crizotinib could benefit 1,000 patients a year but is deemed to lack evidence of benefits says NHS A new drug that combats a specific type of lung cancer is too expensive for the NHS, says the rationing watchdog.

Number of young women being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer nearly doubles in 30 years

Number of young women being diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer nearly doubles in 30 years Cases of metastatic breast cancer rose two per cent a year between 1976 and 2009 among women under 40The increase could be due to rising levels of obesity among young women, say scientists By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 17:13 GMT, 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 18:54 GMT, 27 February 2013 Nearly twice as many young women are being diagnosed with breast cancer that has spread to other parts of their bodies compared to 30 years ago, say scientists.