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Watch: Baby born inside its amniotic sac

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:04:35 GMT

A mother in California was left in awe after her baby boy was born inside his amniotic sac






Did banning sugar turn my kids into sweet little angels?

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:00:31 GMT

When she found out her son Oscar was eating three times the recommended amount of sugar, Anna Maxted was horrified and decided to take action






Ban sugary energy drinks for children, charity pleads

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:30:47 GMT

Charity Action on Sugar has called for energy drinks to children to be ban saying they are "fuelling the obesity epidemic".






NHS: 2 billion a Week & Counting, review: 'a game of consequences'

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 22:00:17 GMT

Gerard O'Donovan reviews NHS: 2 billion a Week & Counting






Cameron the faux footy fan; Thank God for health and safety; and Why I am always right

Sat, 21 Feb 2015 06:07:16 GMT

A round-up of the news that really mattered this week, sort of, by Michael Deacon






The creators of Tingz sugar-free sweets on their dentist-approved creations

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:00:47 GMT

Dan Shrimpton and Mike Stevens started out with Peppersmith mints and chewing gum. Next it was time to corner the children's confectionery market with tooth-friendly Tingz






The story that proves you should teach your children to talk to strangers

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 16:07:37 GMT

As a toddler walks the streets for 40 minutes alone, Sally Peck explains why it's time to bust the 'stranger-danger' myth






Gaby Roslin: 'I'm not a food fascist'

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 14:00:30 GMT

Her cancer scare served to concentrate her mind on her health, but the daytime TV presenter says 'you've got to enjoy life and be naughty sometimes'






Why do people donate to dog charities when children are dying?

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 08:05:41 GMT

Alex Smith is the brains behind two controversial advertising campaigns with a single desperate goal: to allow his son Harrison to live long enough for a cure to be found for Duchenne muscular dystrophy






I know just how David Beckham feels - I, too, am an Embarrassing Dad

Tue, 10 Feb 2015 19:00:57 GMT

If even the world famous football star is capable of embarrassing his son, what hope does that leave for the rest of us, asks Jim White.






Cyberbullying could affect children as young as five

Tue, 10 Feb 2015 06:22:32 GMT

Parents assue cyberbullying is not a problem until children begin to use social media, when in reality children as young as five may be browsing the web unsupervised, a study has found






Surely it would be strange if Emma Thompson's daughter did like school

Mon, 09 Feb 2015 19:05:55 GMT

Most parents are unlikely to pander to their child's distaste for exams, says Bryony Gordon, as Emma Thompson announces her daughter will be home-schooled






'My baby had a stroke at six days old'

Mon, 09 Feb 2015 08:05:18 GMT

Strokes don't just affect older people - they occur in an estimated one in 4,000 newborns a year. Sarah Chalmers meets the family of one young patient






Mental health in the NHS: 'My son wanted to die; we begged for help but there was none'

Sat, 07 Feb 2015 19:32:33 GMT

After a number of suicides among people let down by NHS mental-health services, one family tells Anna van Praagh why things must change






The dad who can only save one of his twins

Wed, 04 Feb 2015 10:41:06 GMT

Three-year-old twins in Canada both need a liver transplant. Their father can be a match for one, but where does that leave the other?






My battle with myself over three-parent babies

Wed, 04 Feb 2015 06:05:04 GMT

Cristina Odone, whose half-brother suffered from a severe genetic illness, on her mixed feelings after Tuesday's 'three-parent baby' vote






Roald Dahl's measles warning inspires parents

Tue, 03 Feb 2015 12:56:26 GMT

Dahl's plea for parents to vaccinate their children, written after his daughter's death, is as relevant as ever






Three-parent babies: We need to take a leap of faith

Tue, 03 Feb 2015 07:00:04 GMT

Mitochondrial donations, if they work, will be something of a miracle. If only religious figures could open their mind and see it that way, too, says Bryony Gordon.






Three-parent babies: We need to take a leap of faith

Tue, 03 Feb 2015 07:00:04 GMT

Mitochondrial donations, if they work, will be something of a miracle. If only religious figures could open their mind and see it that way, too, says Bryony Gordon.






Three parent babies: unethical, scary and wrong

Tue, 03 Feb 2015 06:30:49 GMT

Parliament is to vote on legislation that would permit the creation of three parent babies. Why is Britain, alone in the entire world, considering such a risky and unethical venture, asks Tim Stanley