Hairdresser jailed for using dead babies" names to claim 100,000 in benefits illegally

Hairdresser jailed for using dead babies' names to claim 100,000 in benefits illegallyElizabeth Tetteh, 45, convicted of 17 fraud offences at Basildon Crown CourtShe was jailed for two years after misusing National Insurance numbersClaimed income support and job seekers' allowance despite working By Mario Ledwith PUBLISHED: 14:06 GMT, 10 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:42 GMT, 10 March 2013 A benefit cheat who used dead babies' names to defraud taxpayers out of almost 100,000 has been jailed for two years. Elizabeth Tetteh, 45, used the National Insurance numbers of dead children to claim income support and job seekers' allowance, despite working as a hairdresser.

Hassan and Hussein Benhaffaf: The conjoined twins who are separated but inseparable

Forever together: The conjoined twins who are separated but inseparable three years after operation which saved their lives Hassan and Hussein Benhaffaf were given virtually no hope of lifeSeparated by surgeons at London's University College Hospital in 2009Mother Angie says they still sleep holding hands as they did in womb | UPDATED: 15:52 GMT, 1 January 2013 The first time she saw them they were holding hands in her womb. The scan showed two little boys facing seemingly impossible odds – conjoined twins given virtually no hope of life.

Mother in Florida who abandoned children in hotel room banned from having more babies

Mother BANNED from having babies after she abandons her four children in hotel room to go out partying Kimberly Lightsey, 30, forced to comply after being put on probation for 13 years by a Florida judgeAll children under 12 years old – including one who suffers from cerebral palsy and epilepsy | UPDATED: 18:51 GMT, 30 December 2012 A mother who abandoned her four young children in a hotel room to go out partying has been banned from having any more babies. Kimberly Lightsey agreed not to have any more children in return for avoiding five years in jail.

Sixty per cent of toddlers are hooked on sweets according to Vitabiotics Wellkid Baby Drops research

Parents who bribe fussy eaters are turning their children into junk food addicts by the age of three One in three parents deal with fussy eaters by bribing them with sweetsSixty per cent of parents confessed their child regularly craved sweet treats by the age of threeTwo million schoolchildren are overweight | UPDATED: 17:41 GMT, 27 December 2012 Sixty per cent of toddlers are hooked on chocolate and sweets and their parents are to blame, say experts. One in three admitted to dealing with fussy eaters by bribing them with a sweet treat, a new survey has revealed.

Hundreds of women have healthy pregnancies ended by mistake because scans can"t detect the earliest signs of life

Hundreds of women may be losing healthy babies due to mistaken diagnosis of miscarriage Home pregnancy tests are now so sensitive women who fear they have miscarried are attending hospital at an earlier stage than in the pastHospital scans cannot detect the earliest signs of life and may fail to pick up a present heartbeat, leading doctors to remove the early foetusUp to 400 woman may be losing healthy babies each year due to mistaken diagnosis, according to reportNew guidelines urge doctors not to operate to remove a foetus within the first 13 weeks of pregnancy | UPDATED: 08:36 GMT, 12 December 2012 Hundreds of women may be losing healthy babies every year because they are incorrectly diagnosed as having suffered a miscarriage, experts have warned. Modern home pregnancy tests are now so sensitive that women are discovering they are pregnant earlier – meaning many who fear they have miscarried are attending hospital at an earlier stage than in the past.

Boom in online night shopping: New parents fuel rise in purchases between midnight and 6am

Boom in online night shopping: New parents fuel rise in purchases between midnight and 6am The number of baby products sold overnight has rocketed by 78 per centMany 'shopturnals' are new parents kept awake by their children | UPDATED: 23:22 GMT, 11 December 2012 While others are asleep, more and more of us are ‘shopturnals’ – shopping online between midnight and 6am. Many of these shoppers are new parents who are kept awake by their babies.

Parents spend 2,000 on special helmet to cure their baby of flat-head syndrome

Parents spend 2,000 on special helmet to cure their baby of flat-head syndrome, as NHS refuse to fund it | UPDATED: 19:42 GMT, 30 November 2012 It's a controversial subject that divides parents, but one couple insist that putting a helmet on their baby son for 166 days has cured him of flat head syndrome. Coby Donnison was diagnosed with plagiocephaly and brachycephaly – a form of flat head syndrome – when he was six months old. The condition is caused when babies sleep on their back every night leading to the soft skull becoming flattened.

Whooping cough claims lives of 13 babies in past year in worst outbreak in more than two decades

Whooping cough claims lives of 13 babies in past year in worst outbreak in more than two decades | UPDATED: 00:17 GMT, 30 November 2012 A total of 13 babies have died from whooping cough in the worst outbreak in more than 20 years. There have been nearly 8,000 confirmed cases so far this year – the highest number since 1990