A doctor has claimed that eating the placenta after giving birth is "cannibalism".
A new report published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology has revealed that more and more mothers in the UK and US are turning the organ into pills and taking them as part of their daily routine because it's believed to speed up the birthing recovery and helps ward off the baby blues.
However, Alex Farr, of the Medical University of Vienna, has shot down the claims and is adamant that eating the placenta doesn't help lactation or postnatal depression.
According to the Mirror Online, Dr Farr said: "Medically speaking, the placenta is a waste product. Most mammals eat the placenta after birth, but we can only guess why they do so. After the placenta is genetically part of the newborn, eating the placenta borders on cannibalism. The presumed nutrients such as iron, selenium and zinc are not present in sufficient concentrations in the placenta. However, high concentrations of high metals in the placenta were found to accumulate there during pregnancy."
A dragon skeleton has been discovered in China.
A video of what is believed to be the remnants of the legendary, fire-breathing creature, which shows the long spine, a pair of arms and legs, as well as a dragon-like skull, has gone viral after being viewed by over 10 million people.
According to the Daily Star Online, the hard structure was found in villages outside Zhangjakou City, in China, and encouraged locals to gather around the figure to judge for themselves what they thought the sighting was.
While many observers were convinced they were standing near the remains of a mythical creature, others believe it is a hoax.
Meanwhile, the local authorities are examining the corpse to find out what the remains belong to.
A child was squashed to death after her obese cousin sat on her to "teach her a lesson."
Veronica Green Posey, 64, was arrested and charged with cruelty towards a child over the weekend after she plonked her 325lb body down on her nine-year-old cousin Dericka Lindsay for around 12 minutes "for being out of control," according to the News Journal.
According to reports, Dericka had told nearby adults that she couldn't breathe but when Ms Posey stood up, the youngster who suffered a cardiac arrest was unresponsive.
She then tried to perform CPR on the little one's lifeless body and called the ambulance but Dericka was sadly pronounced dead when she arrived at the Baptist Hospital.