Breastfeeding mums cut postnatal depression risk in half
Breastfeeding mums cut postnatal depression risk in half

Women who do not breastfeed their babies are at a higher risk of postnatal depression, according to a major study of more…

Juanita Feros Ruys: Sound parental advice is timeless
Juanita Feros Ruys: Sound parental advice is timeless

Are you a helicopter parent, Perhaps "snowplough" or "free range" is more your style. Much of the advice on raising children…

Obese people at riske of dementia - research
Obese people at riske of dementia - research

People who are obese could be putting themselves at risk of dementia in later life, new research suggests.

Bizarre celebrity baby names
Bizarre celebrity baby names

Christina Aguilera and fiancé Matt Rutler welcomed baby Summer Rain Rutler into the world recently. As far as celebrity…

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'Long Live the Nazis' dish renamed
'Long Live the Nazis' dish renamed

The restaurant's owner said she thought the name would help customers when choosing their meal.

Sinister origins of rhymes

We all know the words, but have we thought much about their meaning? Here are seven classic nursery rhymes that have morbid…

Could lederhosen be cool?

Picture this: A woman walking down the street wearing a dirndl skirt and bust-hugging bodice paired with ankle boots.

Dawkins: 'Abort it and try again'

Atheist writer Richard Dawkins says it is 'immoral' to allow foetuses with Down’s syndrome to be born.

Missing model found alive
Missing model found alive

Sudanese model Ataui Deng, 22, has been found alive in a New York City hospital two weeks after going…

Bieber and Swift scents a bit on the nose

Executives at cosmetics giant Elizabeth Arden have blamed poor sales of Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift’s fragrances for…

It's a French woman's duty to wear a bikini, says ex-minister

It is a French woman's duty to wear a bikini on a beach, says the former minister for families, Nadine Morano.

'Face-kini' a summer trend?

Women in China have crafted an odd garment to save them from sun's powerful UV rays - and it's starting to catch on.

Should we ban Comic Sans?

It's the font that's openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but as an exhibition opens to celebrate 20 years of Comic Sans…

Parents: Should you post?
Parents: Should you post?

Privacy-wary parents are increasingly pausing before they post photos and names about their wee ones…

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