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Older women 'make better mothers'

PREGNANCY

Women are often being encouraged to start a family as young as possible while their eggs are in tip-top shape, but a new UK study suggests mothers in their 40s have children with better physical and emotional health.

Babies can smell mother's fear

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Animals release a subtle "fear odour" when they're frightened, which babies can detect on their mother and US scientists believe the same could be true in humans, which explains why children often "inherit" their parents' fears.

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Eating gluten-free in pregnancy could stop babies getting diabetes: studyIn recent years, scientists have started to think that gluten-free diets could be helpful for treating type 1 diabetes, and now it seems following a gluten-free diet in pregnancy could prevent it in babies

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