It"s official! Condoms DON"T make sex less enjoyable

It's official: Condoms DON'T make sex less enjoyable Men did not find it difficult to maintain erections when putting on condoms, according to a U.S studyExperts hope message will help stem tide of sexually transmitted infections By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 05:16 GMT, 23 January 2013 | UPDATED: 08:36 GMT, 23 January 2013 Men and women enjoy sex just as much with condoms as they do without, according to a study.

Caesarean sections now account for a QUARTER of all births – and older mothers are the reason why

Caesarean sections now account for a QUARTER of all births – and older mothers are the reason why 18 per cent over mothers over 35 opted not to give birth naturallyRoyal College of Midwives raises concern about a quarter of mothers having the surgery But teen pregnancies down by a fifth in five years | UPDATED: 18:21 GMT, 6 December 2012 25 per cent of mothers in England had a Caesarean – a slight increase from the previous year Older mothers are behind the number of Caesarean sections rising yet again.

Stillbirth: Does sleeping on your back increase the risk?

Pregnant women who sleep on their back may increase stillbirth risk Women who sleep on their backs six times more likely to have stillbirthMay reduce blood flow through a major vein that supplies blood to the womb But researchers stress no definitive link established | UPDATED: 11:18 GMT, 12 October 2012 The five-year study found that women who sleep on their backs are six times more likely to have a stillborn baby Pregnant women who sleep on their backs may increase the risk of miscarriage, Australian research has found.

High blood pressure during pregnancy can cause lifelong effect on child"s IQ

High blood pressure during pregnancy can cause lifelong effect on child's IQ OAPs born to high blood pressure mothers scored lower on cognitive testsResearcher: 'Decline in thinking abilities in old age could have originated in the womb' | UPDATED: 20:38 GMT, 3 October 2012 Being born to a mother with high blood pressure may leave you with a lower IQ, a new study warns (posed by model) Being born to a mother who had high blood pressure during pregnancy can have a lifelong effect on your intelligence, new research suggests.

Miscarriage risk: Hormone test can reveal if pregnancy is viable

How a simple hormone test can reveal early on in pregnancy if women are at risk of miscarriage Measuring a woman's progesterone levels early in pregnancy could indicate if they were likely to reach full-term The test was most accurate when combined with an ultrasound | UPDATED: 15:54 GMT, 28 September 2012 One in three women experience abdominal pain or vaginal bleeding at the start of their pregnancies, which can be symptoms of miscarriage.

Chemicals from household goods like plastic packaging and make-up "raise risk of miscarriages and Down"s syndrome"

'Gender bending' chemicals from household goods like plastic packaging and make-up 'raise risk of miscarriages and Down's syndrome'Even low-level exposure can interfere with foetus | UPDATED: 07:44 GMT, 25 September 2012 Harmful surroundings: Pregnant women could be at risk of miscarriages or having children with Down's syndrome because of exposure to chemicals in the environment Chemicals in the environment may be harming unborn babies by raising the risk of miscarriages and Down’s syndrome, scientists warn.

Male pill a step closer after drug found to stop sperm production temporarily

Male pill a step closer after drug found halt sperm production (and it’s reversible) Fertility quickly rebounded after pill was discontinued | UPDATED: 16:57 GMT, 16 August 2012 Scientists may have found the recipe for a male pill.

Ignoring piles can just pile on problems: As doctors say too many of us are embarrassed to seek help, one mother"s very cautionary story

Ignoring piles can just pile on problems: As doctors say too many of us are embarrassed to seek help, one mother's very cautionary story | UPDATED: 01:10 GMT, 12 June 2012 Like many people, Linda Gunner didn’t enjoy visiting the doctor — but was particularly reluctant to seek help for piles.

UK patients are suffering as cheap medicines are sold to Europe for profit, MPs warn

Cheap NHS prescription medicine is being sold to Europe for profit, putting British patients at risk, MPs warn Speculators can legally export drugs from UK to EU – even if it causes shortages in BritainAffected patients include those with mental health problems, diabetes, epilepsy and difficult pregnancies | UPDATED: 10:18 GMT, 15 May 2012 Patients are suffering because NHS prescription medicines meant for the UK are being sold abroad for profit, a Parliamentary group has warned.

The Pill "should be given to girls of 13 without a prescription", report says

Girls aged 13 'should be given the contraceptive Pill from pharmacies without a prescription' claims NHS report | UPDATED: 00:20 GMT, 26 April 2012 Doctors said there were risks in prescribing contraceptives for the first time to young women without taking a full history Girls as young as 13 should be given the contraceptive Pill without having to see a doctor, according to an NHS report.