PRENATAL depression: It strikes one in eight pregnant women, driving some to abortions or even suicide

The agony of PRE-NATAL depression: It strikes one in eight pregnant women, but many of us don’t even know it exists By Rachel Ragg PUBLISHED: 22:09 GMT, 3 October 2012 | UPDATED: 23:16 GMT, 3 October 2012 When Emma Gallagher first felt her baby kick inside her, it should have been a joyful moment, but it left her angry, tearful and dreading the prospect of becoming a mother.

100,000 women undergo brutal sexual mutilation illegally in Britain

100,000 women undergo brutal genital mutilation illegally in Britain (and some of the victims are as young as TEN)Police have failed to bring forward a single convictionOnly two doctors have ever been struck off by the General Medical Council. Victims often suffer in silence and sometimes battle to stand or walkOne doctor offered to perform the procedure on a 10-year-old girl for £750

We all crave it, but can you stand the silence? The longest anyone can bear Earth’s quietest place is 45 minutes

Orfield Laboratories” “anechoic chamber” in the U.S is 99.99% sound absorbentVolunteers see hallucinations after a short while. They say silence is golden – but there’s a room in the U.S that’s so quiet it becomes unbearable after a short time.

Losing the fight against the flab? It"s your mum"s fault! Research shows we are programmed to be fat while in the womb

Losing the fight against the flab It's your mum's fault! Research shows we are programmed to be fat while in the womb | UPDATED: 07:43 GMT, 15 March 2012 Overweight: Research shows we can be programmed to be fat while still in the womb If you can’t shift those extra pounds, no matter how hard you try, blame your mother.

Kyle Coleman: "Mute" autistic man stuns experts with his amazing singing voice

'Mute' autistic man trapped in a world of silence stuns experts with his amazing singing voice Kyle has only ever said a handful of words His personality and emotion shine through in his singing, says mother A man with autism that has rendered him almost mute is about to release an album after he was found to have perfect pitch and an amazing singing voice.

Nurse Debbie Thomson tells how she overcame battle with "taboo" OCD

'I washed my hands until they bled, considered suicide and thought if I touched a doorhandle my family would die': Nurse tells of battle with OCD Under control: Debbie Thomson did not realise she had OCD until she was 16, and the condition spiralled out of control after her daughter was born A mother whose obsessive compulsive disorder got so bad she considered committing suicide has now managed to get the condition under control, and helps others to do the same.