A study recently demonstrated that encouraging pregnant mums to sleep on their side rather than their back could reduce the chance that their baby will be stillborn. Could this knowledge help to prevent 130 stillbirths in the UK each year?
And what do French-speaking puppets have to do with it?Read more "What do babies think of foreigners?"
We have vaccines that can prevent chickenpox, so why aren’t they more widely available?Read more "Why doesn’t the UK have a chickenpox vaccination programme?"
Can the courts answer questions that science cannot?Read more "Does talcum powder cause cancer? Let the jury decide…"
Research suggests that it’s the parents who instill kindness and cooperation, rather than selfishness, who are more successful at passing on their values to their kids.Read more "Do parents have children like them? Well, the kind ones do…"
Maybe it’s time to start baby -proofing our flat….Read more "Having a daughter makes you more risk-averse"
Scientists in Japan have developed a new method which could help to reduce the impact of myelomeningocele – by converting cells from the amniotic fluid into skin cells to make a personalised skin graft.Read more "Scientists create a skin patch from stem cells to repair spina bifida"