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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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

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.
In the Media by Mark Harradine - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 5 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Mike White

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

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?
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Pregnant woman pulled through snow on makeshift sled to hospital

Naugatuck - With nearly 30 inches of snow on ground following a visit from Winter Storm Nemo, a frantic husband and neighbors use a makeshift sled to get a women going into labor to the hospital.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 2 comments

Dafne, 9-yr-old girl gives birth to baby, Mexican officials say

Guadalajara - Dafne, 9-year-old Mexican girl, has reportedly given birth to a baby. According to Mexican authorities the baby weighing 5.7 pounds was delivered on January 27 by Cesarean section at the Zoquipan Hospital in Jalisco, western Mexico.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

Lily Allen gives birth to baby girl

British pop singer, Lily Allen, daughter of multi-talented actor Keith Allen, has given birth to a daughter, to be named Marnie Rose.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey

Twins born to 61-year-old Brazilian woman

Santos - After a decade of frustration and disappointment, a Brazilian woman received a belated birthday gift that she will undoubtedly treasure for the rest of her life.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 2 comments

Newborn who stopped breathing saved by homeless man

Oklahoma City - When the umbilical cord wrapped around the neck of a newborn baby, cutting off the infant's oxygen supply, a homeless man stepped in and saved the child's life.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Cassidy Goodson, 14, allegedly murders her newborn in bathroom

Lakeland - Cassidy Goodson, 14, of Lakeland, Fla., a ninth-grader at Kathleen High School, has been charged with first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse after she allegedly choked her newborn to death while it was still attached to her by the umbilical cord.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 12 comments

Tori the smoking Orangutan gives birth after butting out

Jakarta - Two months after Tori, the smoking orangutan was moved to an isolated island at the Solo Zoo in Indonesia to force her to quit the habit, she has given birth.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 1 comment

Video: It's a girl - birth of dolphin calf caught on film

Waikoloa - The miracle of birth is always a joyous thing to witness, and the 50 lucky people at Dolphin Quest Hawaii who where present as Keo gave birth to her calf last week would tend to agree.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 3 comments

Kourtney Kardashian gives birth on TV, pulls baby out with hands

Graphic images are being circulated online showing Kourtney Kardashian pulling out her new child Penelope, at the last stage of labor. The photos are screenshots of her televised delivery from E!'s season finale of "Keeping Up With The Kardashians."
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

Obama reveals family secret in Colorado, his mom was single

Obama during a campaign stop in Golden Colorado now claims he is the son of a single mom. And links it to his education.
In the Media by Stan Crouch - 7 comments
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