Ultrasound waves may prove to be an effective contraceptive for men, stopping sperm but ultimately wearing off
A male contraceptive that lasts for six months and is temporary may be found in the form of ultrasound waves, reports the Telegraph.
A one-off hit of ultrasound waves every six months could prevent a man’s testes from producing sperm and leave the man infertile temporarily, say scientists. It would wear off ... Continue reading
Study shows even a phone call can have the same hormone effect as a hug from mum
The sound of a mum’s voice can have the same comforting level to a child as a cuddle, a new study by the University of Wisconsin-Madison has found.
Researchers put 60 girls aged 7-12 in a stressful situation, making them do an impromptu speech and add up sums in front of strangers, ... Continue reading
Mums and dads wish they’d chosen less popular names and ones that are easier to spell!
A study of 3000 parents has revealed the names parents most regret choosing for their babies. William, Oliver, Jack, Alfie, Thomas and Joshua were the boys names that caused most regret. On the girls list, Chloe, Ruby, Olivia, Emily, Grace and Jessica all disappointed.
Amazingly, all these names are also in the ... Continue reading
Today is World Asthma Day, and scary new figures show us adults aren’t prepared for when a child has an asthma attack
Nearly nine out of 10 people don’t feel totally confident in knowing what to do when a child suffers an asthma attack. The stats come from a survey of more than 2,200 people, released to mark World Asthma Day, May 4.
"The complacency that exists about asthma in the UK is shocking ... Continue reading
Primary school teachers urging parents to read more to their little ones after it’s revealed that one child in every class hasn’t been read a story
A survey by Oxford University Press has found that many children are starting primary school without ever being told stories at home. More than half of primary school teachers admit to coming across at least one child in their classroom who has never been told stories at home, leaving literary experts ... Continue reading
Back-to-basics camping trips are the UK family holiday of choice, survey reveals
Ditching the gadgets, iPhones and mod-cons to slum it in a tent with the children in tow may not sound like every family’s cup of tea, however according to a recent survey by Argos, more than half of families in the UK are doing just this.
The best part about choosing a ... Continue reading
Boy in Devon receives his polling card in the post with his parents’ cards
His knowledge of the main parties’ policies may be sketchy but 6-year-old Ciaran Perry from Tiverton has got his polling card ready for the election. He told the BBC he would vote for his cousin, Jess, extra playtime and more tipper lorries on the roads.
Ciaran’s highly amused mum, Nicola, denied the ... Continue reading
A third of new parents admit going ‘overboard’ with spending on their first baby
New parents are splashing out around £4000 on their baby before he reaches his first birthday.
A survey of 2,800 UK parents by Philips AVENT showed that only 21% of families save up for their new arrival. But 52% make the majority of their purchases in a ‘new baby shopping frenzy’ during ... Continue reading
Saturday 24 April sees help and advice for meningitis in the spotlight
Warnings about the dangers of meningitis have been issues as World Meningitis Day kicks off tomorrow, Saturday 24 April.
Three leading charities, Meningitis UK, Meningitis Trust and Meningitis Research Foundation have teamed up to help raise awareness about the vaccinations available for the disease that kills 300 people each year.
While many vaccines ... Continue reading
A substance in breast milk is linked to killing cancer cells
A substance in breast milk could help kill cancer cells, according to researchers in Sweden.
The research claims breast milk provides a natural immunity boost for children, reports the Telegraph. The same compound that’s made when Alpha-lactalbumin is combined with an acid from babies’ stomach could prove to be a cancer treatment ... Continue reading
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