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Brave pregnant mum carries baby she knows will die at birth in bid to help save other dying tots

A brave pregnant mum will give the most selfless gift of all this Christmas – her unborn baby’s organs to another dying child.<p>Hayley Martin knows …

World's 'Most Premature' Surviving Baby Is Thriving Three Years Later

She was born at 21 weeks, 4 days.<p>In a testament to the wonders of medicine, a baby that may be the "the most premature known survivor to date" has …

Pregnancy test: ‘Women being misled’

So there was a prickle of foreboding when she was called to a room at the hospital and asked to sit down.<p>Phillips is an English actor, presenter and …

Anger over wording of US war memorial remembering D-Day

The son of a D-Day veteran has accused the US of glossing over Britain’s role in the defeat of Nazi Germany in a memorial to its troops being unveiled this week.<p>The memorial stone commemorating US soldiers who were stationed in Britain before taking part in the D-Day invasion of Europe, in June …

6 Bizarre Ancient Childbirth Myths

<i>There is nothing that anyone can say to prepare you for childbirth. Each woman’s experience is so different; you never know how it will be for</i> …

10 Things I Learned From Prepping All My Meals on a Sunday

Save both money and time<p>I’m someone who really enjoys eating out. I love trying new restaurants. And I’ve realized that’s where all my money goes. …

Personal Finance

American Chlorine-Dipped Chicken Could Make It To The UK

The US farm lobby wants a trade deal with the post-Brexit UK to include foods currently held back by EU rules.<p>President Donald Trump has vowed to renegotiate America's trade deals, and sees the UK's departure from the European Union an opportunity to do just that.<p>America's farmers also see an …

A letter to … My brother, whom I bullied when we were young

The letter you always wanted to write<p>I was five when you were born. Looking at pictures from that time, I look so happy with you. I am holding you, bathing you, I am smiling, I look smitten. But I do not remember that feeling, as if the person in the pictures were somebody else.<p>I was a daddy’s …

Third of breast cancer patients treated unnecessarily, study says

One in three women with breast cancer detected by a mammogram is treated unnecessarily, because screening tests found tumors that are so slow-growing that they're essentially harmless, according to a Danish study published Monday in Annals of Internal Medicine, which has renewed debate over the …

Cancer

29 Of The Most Incredible Birth Photos From 2016

Grab your tissues!<p>Every year, birth photographers around the world capture exquisite images. In some ways, the moments are so small ― a woman roaring through a contraction or the first time a mother locks eyes with her new baby. But in other ways, they are monumental. A few seconds or minutes pass …

The Mysterious Virus That Could Cause Obesity

Randy is 62 years old and stands tall at six foot one. He grew up on a farm in Glasford, Illinois, in the 1950s. Randy was raised with the strong …

New research supports the growing concern that smartphones are destroying our romantic relationships

The majority of our relationships are in shambles.<p>The US divorce rate hovers at 40%, but that’s not the whole story. Many intact relationships are on life support. According to a survey by the National Opinion Research Center, 60 percent of people in a relationship say they’re not very satisfied. …

Divorce

Experts call for official guidelines on child screen use

Educationalists, psychologists and authors also call for a minister for children to try to address ‘toxic’ nature of childhood<p>A group of leading authors, educationalists and child-development experts is calling on the government to introduce national guidelines on the use of screens, amid concern …

Mental Health

22 ways to be healthier with minimal effort

The new year is a common time to think about self-improvement.<p>Luckily, there are lots of ways to better your lifestyle without throwing your daily …

Lying Down With Your Kids Until They Fall Asleep Is Not A Bad Habit

I’ve spent approximately 7 billion hours of my life lying in the dark next to a fidgety, sleepless child, praying to the gods that my child will …

These 32 books will please everyone on your gift list

No gift beats the perfect book.<p>Joel Grayson, bookseller from Manhattan children’s bookstore Books of Wonder, sums up the joy of finding that ideal …

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According to a new report by the British Red Cross and the Co-Op, young motherhood can be just as lonely as divorce or bereavement, challenging the assumption that feelings of loneliness affect only the elderly.<p>This may sounds surprising to some, but when I brought it up with my mum friends, the …

University of Maryland

Parents Trying to Limit Kids' Screen Time Should Start With Their Own

The majority of parents spend more than nine hours a day looking at a screen (and that's not counting work hours!)—are you one of them?<p>Quick—how many hours a day do you think you spend staring a screen. Two? Maybe three? Five?<p>Try somewhere around NINE. That's right—according to a new survey from …

Suicide Is The Leading Direct Cause Of Death Among New Mums, Report Shows

'Women and families have fallen through the gaps, and this needs to change.'<p>Suicide is the leading direct cause of death for mums within the first …

Mental Health

Doctors And Hospitals Tell Patients: Show Us The Money Before Treatment

Tai Boxley needs a hysterectomy. The 34-year-old single mother has uterine prolapse, a condition that occurs when the muscles and ligaments supporting the uterus weaken, causing severe pain, bleeding and urine leakage.<p>Boxley and her 13-year-old son have health insurance through her job as an …

Here Are Some Joyously Random Facts About Every Country in the World [Updated]

If you’re a map nerd or a history buff or someone who likes to travel or just a person who enjoys learning new things, the latest video from Wendover …

12 Utterly Quaint Places You Must Visit In Southern England

England is an incredibly beautiful country… although we’ve got some pretty incredible cities (here’s looking at you, London) there are a whole heap …

New app proves a nourishing idea for wasted food | Killian Fox

The distribution of surplus food in Ireland is being transformed by FoodCloud. Killian Fox meets the duo behind the venture<p>“Within one community, there can be a business that’s throwing away perfectly good food and just around the corner there’s a charity that’s struggling to feed people in need,” …

10 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Was a New Mom

My third child just turned two years old. And even though I still call her "the baby" -- I am aware that I no longer fall within the ranks of New Mom.<p>At some point during my days of lugging around overstuffed diaper bags, balancing a baby car seat on my hip and sipping giant steel-drum-sized cups …

Top Tips For Playing With Your Toddler

How to help your child's development through play.<p>Cultura RM Exclusive/Matelly via Getty Images<p>Playing with children: easy, isn’t it? You just sit …

Kids

A U.S. Teacher's Perspective on the Finnish Education System: What Can We Learn from Each Other?

By Leticia Guzman Ingram<p>2016 Colorado State Teacher of the Year<p>Basalt High School, Basalt Colorado<p>Teachers constantly hear how American's education system is broken and not performing at the same level as other countries in the world. I recently returned from a trip to Finland so I could better …

Why pushing creativity out of classrooms will stop children succeeding in the 21st century

Politicians and industry use buzzwords such as ‘creativity’, ‘collaboration’ and ‘imagination’. So why are we taking all the fun out of learning?<p>In an inner-city classroom on an ordinary day, something extraordinary is happening.<p>Ashley, a boy on the autism spectrum who has behavioural challenges, …

Creativity

Amazon Is Searching For A New Children's Author - It Could Be You

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a literary success<p>If you’ve ever thought of yourself as an aspiring children’s author just waiting in the …

Christmas Eve

Climate change doubters really aren’t going to like this study

<i>This story has been updated.</i><p>Researchers have designed an inventive test suggesting that the arguments commonly used by climate change contrarians don’t add up, not only according to climate scientists (we know what they think already) but also in the view of unbiased experts from other fields.<p>The …

Climate Change