Fathers-to-be who know the sex of their unborn baby find it easier to bond with him or her

Fathers-to-be who know the sex of their unborn baby find it easier to bond with him or her Men with a name for the baby also find bonding easierThis is because they are better able to imagine named unborn babies as real people they could father Attending scans can also help men feel more connected By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 15:35 GMT, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 15:36 GMT, 25 April 2013 Fathers who know the sex of their unborn child and give him or her a name find it easier to bond with their baby.

Scandal-hit Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust to be put into administration

Scandal-hit Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust to be put into administration Includes Stafford Hospital, where 1,200 patients may have died needlesslyDecision has been made by Monitor, which regulates foundation trustsDone to 'safeguard the future of health services' provided by the trust By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 14:19 GMT, 15 April 2013 | UPDATED: 00:19 GMT, 16 April 2013 The hospital trust at the centre of one of the worst health scandals in living memory has been put into administration after losing 20million last year.

New mums need more post-natal depression checks to make sure they are bonding with their baby

New mums need more post-natal depression checks to make sure they are bonding with their babyMidwives and health visitors check on new mothers for up to six weeksAfter, they face months without a formal appraisal of how they are coping Child abuse charity The Wave Trust carried out the researchFound babies of depressed mothers likely to be 'aggressive and break law' By Andrew Levy PUBLISHED: 23:56 GMT, 21 March 2013 | UPDATED: 09:38 GMT, 22 March 2013 New mothers should be interviewed three to four months after they give birth to check they are bonding with their babies, according to a Government-commissioned report.

Average smoker makes four failed attempts to give up the habit before they finally do so

Average smoker makes four failed attempts to give up the habit before they finally do soOf the 2,010 smokers questioned one in ten said they are 'desperate' to stop British Heart Foundation found 82 per cent have unsuccessfully tried to quitReport calls for standardised packaging and local authority assistance By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:48 GMT, 13 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:17 GMT, 13 March 2013 Tough: Research by the British Heart Foundation found that 82 per cent of smokers have unsuccessfully tried to quit at some stage The average smoker has made four failed attempts to quit and nearly a quarter have lost count of the number of times they have tried to give up.

Scandal-hit hospital forced to pay 1m compensation for "inhumane and "degrading" treatment of patients

Scandal-hit hospital forced to pay 1m compensation for 'inhumane and 'degrading' treatment of patients Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust paid out the significant sum as compensation for 'inhumane and degrading' treatment, say lawyers News comes a month ahead of report of the public inquiry into the serious failings at the trustBetween 400-1,200 patients feared to have died needlessly between 2005-2008 | UPDATED: 14:39 GMT, 10 December 2012 A scandal-hit hospital where thirsty patients were forced to drink out of vases and others left to sit on their own excrement has paid out more than 1 million in compensation for 'inhumane and degrading' treatment.

Hospitals are "full to bursting": Patient care is being put at risk, report warns

Hospitals are 'full to bursting' and patient care is being put at risk, report warnsDr Foster, the NHS watchdog, found 12 trusts have 'worryingly high' death rates For 48 weeks of the year most hospitals are more than 90 per cent full, 'jeopardising patient care' A third of beds are taken by patients who could be cared for elsewhere If cost continues to be put over quality, 'patients will be in danger' it warns | UPDATED: 12:15 GMT, 3 December 2012 Hospitals are so 'full to bursting' that staff are struggling to keep patients safe, an influential report has warned.

MMR takeup nearly back to levels before autism scare

MMR uptake levels finally recover from autism scare triggered 14 years ago Nine in 10 children under the age of two received the first dose of the triple vaccine between 2011 and 2012Figures still fall short of 95% target from World Health OrganisationUptake varies from 86.1% in London to 93.5% in Hampshire By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 13:32 GMT, 27 November 2012 | UPDATED: 13:37 GMT, 27 November 2012 The proportion of children having the MMR jab is at its highest level for more than a decade, figures show.

Thousands "not getting the best cancer treatment because of lack of doctors trained to use latest radiotherapy technology"

Thousands 'not getting the best cancer treatment because of lack of doctors trained to use latest radiotherapy technology' One in four cancer patients who receive radiotherapy in hospitals would benefit from the latest techniquesBut only four cancer centres out of 50 in England are currently offering the treatment | UPDATED: 22:15 GMT, 24 November 2012 Thousands of cancer patients are being denied access to better treatment because of a lack of trained doctors, according to an ‘alarming’ Government report.

Using illegal drugs "is like eating junk food or gambling": Row as charity calls for a softer line on cannabis

Using illegal drugs 'is like eating junk food or gambling': Row as charity calls for a softer line on cannabis Taking cannabis classed as another 'risky' behaviour like a poor diet, finds the UK Drug Policy CommissionIndependent advisory body say growing cannabis for personal use should not be a criminal offence | UPDATED: 07:11 GMT, 15 October 2012 Taking drugs is just like eating junk food, a controversial report claims today.

One in three women "too scared" to check their breasts for cancer

One in three women 'too scared' to check their breasts for cancer Report author says girls should be taught how to check their breasts by the age of 13However, other research suggests that checking too often can cause needless anxiety among those at low risk from the disease | UPDATED: 10:57 GMT, 1 October 2012 A third of women do not check their breasts for lumps and bumps because they are scared of what they might find, a study has found.