Some molecules found in breast milk could help babies who are behind on their growth and others could lower risk of obesity.
A type of antibiotic that is frequently prescribed instead of penicillin has been found to have some links to birth defects if taken during the first trimester of pregnancy.Macrolide antibiotics are widely used to treat common bacterial infections – often for those with an allergy to penicillin – but experts have urged caution for their use during early pregnancy.
Danielle Graph, 41, from London, was doing her regular check of her daughter’s internet search history when she saw it; coronavirus. Among the usual searches for make-up tutorials and “what is skinny dipping?” her 10-year-old had also been googling the virus, which has to date infected more than 70,000 people, including nine in the UK, and has a death toll exceeding 2,200.“She had asked me about it previously when we heard news reports on the radio in the car; I think her interest was piqued,” Graph tells The Independent. “I like to think we have a very open relationship and she can ask me anything but from looking at her search history she is [googling] a lot more than she used to.”
Dame Julie Walters, who starred in Billy Elliott and the Harry Potter film series, has revealed she was diagnosed with stage three bowel cancer.Speaking on BBC's Victoria Derbyshire show on Thursday 20 February, the actor recalled how she was diagnosed with the condition 18 months ago after doctors discovered two primary tumours in her large intestine.
David Schwimmer has said his daughter is a “self-declared vegetarian” explaining that she chose to cut meat from her diet when she was around five years old.On Wednesday, Schwimmer appeared on the podcast “Table Manners with Jessie Ware”, which is hosted by the singer and her mother, Lennie Ware.
Cancer patients who turn to the internet for answers about their diagnosis are often left feeling anxious, depressed and confused, a charity has warned.Macmillan Cancer Support has expressed its concerns about the mental health of more than a quarter of a million people with cancer in Britain who look for information online.
A baby has reportedly become the first in the world to be born after a woman’s eggs were matured in a laboratory before being frozen.In a letter published in cancer journal Annals of Oncology, French fertility doctors explained that a baby boy was born to a 34-year-old woman five years after her eggs were extracted.
Children who are exposed to household cleaning products early in life are more likely to suffer from asthma or other breathing problems such as wheezing, a study has suggested.Researchers looked at more than 2,000 children and found those exposed most to cleaning products like washing-up liquid, multi-surface cleaners and laundry detergent were at greater risk.
Anna Whitehouse's Flex Appeal campaign aims to get flexible working for everyone – not just parents.
Robbie Williams and his wife, actor and television personality Ayda Field, have welcomed their fourth child together.On Friday 14 February, Field shared a photograph on Instagram of four pairs of feet, one of which belongs to a baby.
Having 10 or more sexual partners in a lifetime is linked to an increased chance of cancer, according to new research.The researchers found a statistically significant association between the number of sexual partners and the risk of a cancer diagnosis among men and women.
One third of stroke survivors say they are “too scared” to have sex, new research has found.According to figures released by the Stroke Association, more than half (57 per cent) of people who have survived strokes have experienced changes to their sex lives with one reason being that people are afraid that having sex could bring on another attack.
The number of recorded cases of mumps has soared to its highest level in a decade, new figures have shown.Mumps is a contagious infection that causes the glands on the side of the face to swell painfully, the NHS explains.
Dentists in the UK say they are facing potential closure as they experience a shortage of face masks due to coronavirus.The British Dental Association (BDA) say some clinics will run out of face masks by the middle of next week and because of safety rules will no longer be able to treat patients.