Thursday, 28 May 2015

Oxford University gets first female vice-chancellor since year 1230

Professor Louise Richardson, 56, is set to be the first woman vice-chancellor of Oxford University

Professor Louise Richardson, mother-of-three and current principal at St Andrews University is set to become the first female vice-chancellor of Oxford University.

She resumes duties next year subject to the approval of the institution's legislative body, known as Congregation.

Her appointment will make her Oxford's first female holder of the post since the first leader was appointed nearly eight centuries ago in 1230.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Waiting at least 3 minutes before cutting a baby's umbilical cord 'could speed up their development later in life'

A new study shows that waiting at least 3 minutes before cutting a baby's umbilical cord could speed up their development later in life.

The World Health Organization recommends waiting at least one minute after birth, or until visible pulsing stops, to clamp the umbilical cord

In the study, a psychologist assessed the children using tests of IQ, motor skills and behaviour.

The researchers found that overall, there was no difference in brain development and behaviour scores for babies whose cord were clamped early or late.

There was no difference in overall IQ scores between the two groups of children either.

But more children in the delayed cord clamping group had a mature pencil grip on the fine motor skills test.

They also had better skills on some social domains, compared to those whose cords were clamped early.

Divided by sex, the researchers only found noticeable differences in boys, not in girls.

Iron deficiency is much more common among male infants than among females, Dr Andersson said.

'Girls have higher iron stores when they are born,' he said.

Delaying cord clamping by three minutes allows an extra 3.5 ounces of blood to transfuse to the baby, which is equivalent to a half a gallon of blood for an adult, he added.

'There's a lot of iron in that volume,' he said.

'Even three minutes can have quite a lot of effect on the iron in the blood in the body for a long time after birth.'

The World Health Organisation recommends waiting at least one minute after birth, or until visible pulsing stops, to clamp the umbilical cord.

Bruce Jenner officially a woman after undergoing 8-hour surgery

Bruce Jenner has allegedly undergone full gender reassignment surgery which took place over three weeks ago and can be officially considered a woman.

According to an insider who told Radar Online, “The procedure involved reshaping Bruce’s male genitalia into that of a woman.”

"He was very happy with the results, but didn’t realize how grueling the recovery would be”.


Mark Wright shares sizzling bikini photo of his new wife, Michelle Keegan

Mark Wright shared sizzling bikini photo of his new wife, Michelle Keegan on social media captioned..
One of the boys just asked me if I wanted to go golf. My answer.... I'll stick with my view thanks..... Ladies and gents I give you #mrswright

The couple tied the knot on Sunday in front of close friends and family at St Mary's Church in Bury St Edmunds.

See photos from the wedding in case you missed it...


Thursday, 21 May 2015

British Soap Awards 2015 Red Carpet Photos and full list of winners

The full winners of the 2015 British Soap Awards 2015 are:
Best Soap – EastEnders
Best Actor – Eastenders - Adam Woodyatt (Ian Beale)
Best Actress – EastEnders - Kellie Bright (Linda Carter)
Villian of the Year – Hollyoaks Jeremy Sheffield (Patrick Blake)
Best Comedy Performance – Coronation Street – Sally Dynevor
Best Newcomer – Doctors – Jessica Regan (Niamh Donoghue)
Best Storyline – EastEnders – Who Killed Lucy?
Best Single Episode – EastEnders – The Live Episode
Best Drama Performance – EastEnders – Kellie Bright (Linda Carter)
Best On-Screen Partnership – EastEnders – Laurie Brett (Jane Beale) and Adam Woodyatt (Ian Beale)
Best Young Performance – Emmerdale – Amelia Flanagan (April Windsor)
Scene of the Year – Emmerdale – Donna’s Goodbye
Outstanding Achievement Award – Anne Kirkbride
Outstanding Achievement (Off Screen) – EastEnders writer Rob Gittins

Congratulations to all the winners for their hardwork. Check out some of the red carpet photos:

Sunday, 17 May 2015

PHOTOS: Tiwa Savage's yacht-themed baby shower

Close friends of Tiwa Savage gathered today to celebrate her unborn baby. The baby shower took place on billionaire Femi Otedola's yacht.
See photos of the event: