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Cesarean births are changing how we evolve

Amsterdam - Cesarean sections (or C-sections) save the lives of mothers and babies, and they are also a ‘lifestyle’ choice for some expectant mothers. This area has been examined by researchers to see what the impact is upon human evolution.

Does the month of birth affect ADHD likelihood?

Taiwan - New research suggests a seasonal pattern to ADHD. The youngest children in a school grade are more likely to be diagnosed with attention-defici t/hyperactivity disorder compared with the oldest children.

Effect of antidepressants on fertility revealed

One consequence of the wider use of antidepressants in society is the effect on being able to conceive a child. The fertility effect has been revealed in new research.

Op-Ed: Having children can increase unhappiness

The image of smiling parents, cute child in two, sauntering happily through a woodland or meandering around a shopping mall could be a myth, according to new research.

USA: The worst place in the developed world to be a mother

The U.S. is the most dangerous place in the developed world to become a mother, says a Save the Children report. In the world's richest country, the chance of dying in childbirth and levels of child mortality are not far removed from the third world.

Nun gives birth — Says she didn't know she was pregnant

A nun living in Italy gave birth to a baby after complaining of stomach pains. She said that she had no idea that she was pregnant.

Dealing with infertility Special

Chicago - The holiday period can awkward for couples attempting to overcome infertility. To help families over this period, top specialist Dr. Marie Davidson, who is a fertility counselor, provides Digital Journal readers with some advice.

Great Dane gives birth to 19 puppies

A three-year-old Great Dane, named Snowy, gave birth to 19 puppies. Snowy's owners, Brandon and Aimie Terry, expected a litter of only eight puppies.

New approach for tackling the causes of infertility Special

Tsukuba - Researchers have found that a single gene mutation can lead to infertility. The gene affects the sex organs and this makes reproduction impossible. This new insight increases the scientific understanding of infertility.

Chinese zoo sees 'miracle' birth of panda triplets

Guangdong - Officials at Guangzhou's Chimelong Safari Park have reported the birth of three pandas from mother Juxiao. Both the mother and cubs are healthy.

High birth weight may signal later health risks

New research suggests that being born big may mean a higher lifetime risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other ill-health conditions.

Seven biggest fertility misconceptions Special

Chicago - In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week on April 20-26, the physician team at Fertility Centers of Illinois shares with Digital Journal the seven biggest fertility misconceptions they hear in their offices.

Younger teens account for 1 in 4 teen births

Washington - Births to younger teens aged 15 to 17 years account for over a quarter of teen births. That is nearly 1,700 births a week, according to U.S. government stats.

The magic touch speeds up cockroach birth

Female cockroaches that get "touched" - by other female cockroaches - reproduce faster than female roaches that live in isolation or without tactile stimulation.

Did a birth defect kill the Mammoths?

Leiden - The woolly mammoths may have succumbed to a shrinking gene pool or intense environmental pressures as their species went extinct, according to a new study.

Older fathers linked to children with psychiatric problems

Whilst complications that can occur in children of older mothers is well-recognized, older fathers can also pose a risk. Older dads may have children with higher risk of psychiatric disorders, according to a study.

Viral video: Baby refuses to leave mother after birth

A mother had given birth to a baby by Cesarian section, but every time the medical staff tried to take the baby away for cleaning and checking over, the child continued to cling to the mother.

Shopper gives birth in busy Primark store

London - A shopper gave birth in a crowded Primark store in the Lakeside shopping center in Essex after suddenly going into labor.

What triggers premature water breaking?

A new study suggests that a certain bacteria at the site where fetal membranes rupture is the key to understanding why some pregnant women experience their "water breaking" prematurely.

Triplet births decline as IVF use increases

Number of U.S. pregnancies resulting in three or more babies has gone down since 1998. This coincides with the use of IVF treatments.

Can stress be passed from mother to child?

Stress, as a physiological condition, cannot be "transferred." However, a stressed mother may have a different bacterial population to one who is not; and the altered bacterial population could pass over to the infant.

Woman ends up giving birth on lawn after being refused treatment

Oaxaca - A pregnant woman was refused treatment at a clinic in Oaxaca, Mexico on October 2. After nurses turned her away she delivered the baby herself, on the clinic's lawn.

Does caffeine pose a risk during pregnancy?

Caffeine during pregnancy could be bad for pregnant women. Scientists found the stimulant altered the brain cells of newborns whose moms had consumed caffeine during and after pregnancy.

Prince William leaves military to focus on royal duties

Prince William will soon be serving a variety of charities. He will also focus more of his time on royal duties. The new emphasis in his life will come as he leaves the air force.

Women who give birth in their 20s have lower breast cancer risk

An international scientific collaborative study has indicated that women who give birth in their early 20s are less likely to develop breast cancer eventually, compared with other women.

Caesarean linked to increased child allergies

Children born via Caesarean section are more often affected by allergies than those born in the natural way, according to a new study, due to children having a lower diversity of gut bacteria.

Actress Penélope Cruz gave birth to baby girl on Monday

Madrid - It wasn't only royals celebrating yesterday as a great Spanish couple, Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem, welcomed the arrival of their second child on Monday.

Royal baby is here! Kate Middleton gives birth to baby boy

London - Kate Middleton has finally given birth to a baby boy. The new prince was reportedly delivered at St. Mary's Hospital at 4:24 PM BST. The baby is said to have weighed 8 lbs, 6 oz.

Spanish policeman assists with birth in a car at Seville airport

Seville - A couple were zooming along, en route to the hospital, when they got snarled up in traffic. An officer had to intervene and assist with the birth. As the baby was tangled in the umbilical cord, without his swift action the child might not have survived.

Giant anteater's virgin birth: Zoo asks 'Who's your daddy?'

Greenwich - Armani, a giant anteater at LEO Zoological Center in Greenwich, Connecticut gave birth to a baby, named Archie. Only one problem, there was no male around, so how did this happen?
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