Your health:

No privacy in pregnancy?

There's been a trend in the news this week and it's to do with pregnant celebrities -  in the form of Myleene Klass and Mariah Carey.

Bananas get baby bubbling

Kate Richards
As Ben will be six months this week, I've started to give him some solids - a real milestone! A couple of weeks ago I began to try him on fruit and vegetable purees, with baby rice. He loved banana, and in fact most things, but wasn't so keen on mango. At the beginning he only had a spoonful or so, once a day.

Finding 'Facebook' on Facebook

If we were to look back at the first decade of the new century, the majority would probably remember it for the crimes committed against humanity in the form of 9/11 and 7/7, the cluster of celebrity deaths including Michael Jackson and Heath Ledger and the propelling of the social network into the mainstream across the globe.

Comic Relief 2011

Stacey Collins

Grab your red noses, multicoloured wigs and bean baths because it’s that time of year again…Red Nose Day.

Mother and baby diet booster in Yorks

Jayne Howarth
A million pound programme aimed at encouraging improved nutrition for mothers and infants is being launched in Yorkshire.

Led by the University of York’s Mother and Infant Research Unit (MIRU), based in the University’s Department of Health Sciences, the main focus will be on supporting women who want to breastfeed.

Many candles of achievement for the International Women’s Day 100th year birthday cake

There is something to be said when you are more excited about Shrove Tuesday, better known as Pancake Day, than International Women’s Day. But, with the extra emphasis and more media coverage surrounding the day this year as 2011 marks its 100th birthday, the added awareness has brought this somewhat mysterious day to the attention of more people who have found themselves questioning what this day is actually about?

Women's Day reaches century

Today is the 100th International Women's Day. We'll be blogging,  tweeting and posting relevant news throughout the day to mark the occasion. #IWD #International Womens Day

Smoking takes toll on women

Laura Johnson
British women over the age of 60 are facing massively increased rates of lung cancer because of the spread of smoking, researchers warned today.

In 2008, more than 15,100 women of this age were diagnosed with the disease - nearly three times as many as 30 years earlier, according to Cancer Research UK.

Getting baby - and mum - into a sleeping routine

Kate Richards
One of the biggest topics of conversation among new parents is sleep. Any eavesdroppers would soon drop off, but to those affected by broken nights it's endlessly fascinating. Hearing how other parents are getting on, sharing coping techniques and getting sympathy takes a good half hour of any meet-up.

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