In Odd News
Aug 11th, 2013
By Laura Neil/Published 7th August 2013 The 29-year-old nurse is offering her £85-a-day breastfeeding service on a small ads website (PICMODELLED) The 29-year-old nurse is offering her £85-a-day breastfeeding service on a small ads website. The ad by “Cecilia232”, from Boulogne, has appeared on the e...
Jan 25th, 2011
In a worrying development for equal opportunities across the globe, research from workspace solutions provider Regus has shown that the proportion of companies intending to hire more working mothers has slumped by one fifth since the same time last year. Compared with a year ago, when 44 percent of c...
Jan 21st, 2011
Women who have survived childhood cancer could benefit if they breastfeed their own children, according to research. Cancer survivors are often at increased risk of conditions such as obesity and weak bones. Scientists from St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis concluded that breastfe...
In Children & Youth
Jan 14th, 2011
Breastfeeding exclusively for the first six months is not necessarily best for a baby’s health, British researchers said Friday, calling into question advice given to new mothers. The team led by a paediatrician from University College London said babies fed only breast milk could suffer iron d...
Jan 7th, 2011
Celine Dion had “moments of lifelessness” in the weeks after giving birth to her twins. The Think Twice singer gave birth to her sons Eddy and Nelson in October and admits she suffered from mood swings and didn’t feel like her usual self when she returned home from hospital, but was soon reassured th...
Dec 31st, 2010
Prior to giving birth to our second son, my husband and I had a serious conversation about him being the gatekeeper for visitors at the hospital. I was inspired by how my sister initiated breastfeeding right away after delivery, and wanted to do the same with our son. My husband’s job was to determi...
In Children & Youth
Dec 20th, 2010
Breastfeeding may help children achieve higher scores at schools, particularly boys, research has shown. Photo: CORBIS Researchers found that children who were predominantly breastfed for six months did better in mathematics, reading, writing and spelling. The effect was strongest in boys. It is thou...
Nov 16th, 2010
A male scientist says he’s discovered what makes women happy. It’s a hormone called oxytocin, says Paul Zak, a researcher at Claremont Graduate University. Zak presented evidence to back his case today at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego. Produced naturally in the body, o...