Isabelle Byrne, 2, fell into a canal but amazingly swam to the side and saved herself
Isabelle Byrne was feeding the ducks in Manchester with her family when she fell from her grandmother's grasp into the water. However, before her family dived in to save her, Isabelle put her swimming lessons into practice and swam to the side. "It was your worst nightmare. I was ready ... Continue reading
The Apgar test, given to babies minutes after they're born, can reveal how well they will do at school, new research suggests
A new study is claiming that a simple test, the Apgar test, given in the first few minutes if your baby's life, may indicate how well your child will do at school.A recent study compares the school exam results of 877,000 Swedish teens with their Agpar scores. The findings ... Continue reading
The 3-year-old son of a police officer accidently shot and killed himself with dad's gun
Daniel Metz, 3, was playing in the back bedroom of his home in Missouri when he came across his dad's gun and accidently shot himself in the chest. His mum, Amanda, was also at home and rang 911 after she heard the shot. Her husband, police officer Ryan Metz, was ... Continue reading
American mum Heidi Lynn Knowles was in court yesterday for trying to sell her 3-day-old son in a Taco Bell
Heidi Lynn Knowles, from Washington, appeared in court to face charges for trying to sell her newborn baby boy to a woman who was eating at Taco Bell. Heidi, 36, was going around the fast food restaurant taking bids from customers of between US $500 and US $5,000 for her ... Continue reading
An Australian hospital handed out the wrong newborn babies to two mums
Two newborn babies spent eight hours with the wrong mum at a hospital in Geelong, Australia. The mistake was caused by a nurse who failed to check the name identification bracelets before taking the babies to their mums from the special care nursery, reports the Daily Mail. The switch ... Continue reading
Janet Brown has given birth to a baby boy weighing in at more than a stone.
When Janet had her caesarean booked for last Friday morning, she was not expecting to deliver one of Texas' biggest newborns ever."(The doctor) told us he was going to be about 12lb, but when he pulled him out it was a different story," Janet's husband Michael said, according to ... Continue reading
Your baby can respond to human sounds and emotions in their sleep at just 3 months old... so be careful what you say!
Babies hear and react to human noises and emotions in their sleep, a new study reveals. Scientists saw increased brain activity in sleeping babies when they played a variety of noises and voices, showing that babies were using the same part of the brain that adults use when they’re awake, listening ... Continue reading
Rowenna Davis sits in on newborn girl’s heart operation and shares it via social networking site
Journalist and Labour councillor Rowenna Davis has been tweeting live from the heart operation of a 2-week-old baby girl. Rowenna was allowed to sit in on the operation and updated her Twitter account as the operation went along. This live update was done in a personal, rather than professional, capacity.
The 2-week-old ... Continue reading
Vaccination against one of the most deadly strains of meningitis could be available to UK children in just a few months
A vaccine against a deadly strain of meningitis has been created and could be available in the UK as early as Christmas, if it is approved by the European Medicines Agency.
Meningitis B is one of the most lethal forms of the disease. It can be difficult to diagnose and sufferers deteriorate ... Continue reading
Research suggests that the season you gave birth in could influence the diseases your child may develop and how long he lives
A recent study has revealed that the month in which your baby is born could affect your child’s health, intelligence and length of life, depending on how sunny the season is.
Scientists believe that vitamin D, which is made by the body after exposure to sunlight, helps to regulate thousands of genes ... Continue reading
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