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The yawn of the unborn: Scientists prove foetuses yawn in the womb (video)

The yawn of the unborn: Scientists prove foetuses yawn in the womb

Waiting to enter the world is a tedious business – so perhaps it should come as no surprise that foetuses yawn. Scientists have shown conclusively for the first time that unborn babies yawn repeatedly in the womb. But it is not because they are sleepy or bored. The most likely explanation is that foetal yawning

Moderate drinking in pregnancy ‘harms IQ’

Moderate drinking in pregnancy 'harms IQ'

Researchers from Oxford and Bristol universities looked at the IQ scores of 4,000 children as well as recording the alcohol intake of their mothers. They found “moderate” alcohol intake of one to six units a week during pregnancy affected IQ. Experts said the effect was small, but reinforced the need to avoid alcohol in pregnancy.

It’s Official… Women Are Safer Drivers Than Men

Women are safer drivers than men

MEN may not like reading this but women are officially better behind the wheel. They break speed limits less, brake less suddenly and avoid danger after dark by driving considerably less often at night than male motorists. Overall, a team of experts has concluded, women are up to a fifth safer on the road. The

‘Broken Heart Syndrome’ Protects the Heart from Adrenaline Overload

Broken Heart Syndrome

A condition that temporarily causes heart failure in people who experience severe stress might actually protect the heart from very high levels of adrenaline, according to a new study published in the journal Circulation. The research provides the first physiological explanation for Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, also called “broken heart syndrome” because it affects people who suffer

Smaller brains, more wrinkles, fewer teeth

EVOLUTION has changed our bodies and faces over thousands of years - and it’s still happening

EVOLUTION has changed our bodies and faces over thousands of years — and it’s still happening. Here’s how leading anatomical experts predict our descendants will differ physically from us in 1,000 years from now: – We’ll be TALLER at 6-7ft because of improved nutrition and medical science. Osteopath Garry Trainer, from north London, says: “The