Navigation Links
Could Fertility Drugs Make Kids Shorter?
Date:6/24/2012

ediatrician and research fellow at the Liggins Institute, University of Auckland, in New Zealand, studied 84 children conceived with the help of fertility drugs and 258 who were conceived naturally. All were between 3 and 10 years old and from a single-fetus, full-term pregnancy. None had low birth weight, a factor that can be associated with health problems.

The children conceived with the help of fertility drugs were nearly an inch shorter than the others, although still within the normal range, even with differences in their parents' height taken into account. Parental height is considered the key factor in determining a child's height.

The height difference was greater in boys, who were more than an inch shorter on average than naturally conceived boys.

There was no significant difference in general physical health between the two groups of children.

The authors speculated that the height difference may be due to something that happens around the point of conception. They suggested it could be caused by "imprinting" variations -- changes in the way genes are expressed, which could be related to the process of ovarian stimulation. The appropriate expression of genes is important in normal development.

Other experts greeted the study findings with caution.

Dr. Edward Illions, an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a reproductive endocrinologist at Montefiore Institute for Reproductive Medicine in Hartsdale, N.Y., said any number of mechanisms, including the act of stimulation, could affect imprinting.

Illions also expressed concern with the study's limitations. "The researchers don't tell us which particular drugs the women were on, what stimulation protocols were used or the number of treatment cycles rendered to these patients," he said.

Dr. David Cohen, chief of reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of Chicago, said researchers n
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. The Affordable Care Act could have negative consequences for elderly recipients
2. Blood test for pregnant women could predict risk of having dangerously small babies
3. Could Sunlight Lower Your Odds for Pancreatic Cancer?
4. Could Psoriasis Increase Odds for Type 2 Diabetes?
5. Cheaper drug could lead to serious eye issues
6. Control gene for conveyor belt cells could help improve oral vaccines, treat intestinal disease
7. Mouse Study Suggests Certain Fats Could Trigger Crohns, Colitis
8. Noisy Wards Could Threaten Hospital Patients Health
9. 2-1-1 could be effective tool in fighting cancer disparities
10. Could Bloodletting Ease Heart Risks for the Obese?
11. Diabetes drug could be a promising therapy for traumatic brain injury
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Could  Fertility Drugs Make Kids Shorter?
(Date:8/30/2014)... Beach, Calif. (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 Insomnia ... Francis helps listeners understand how they unknowingly developed insomnia and ... have restful nights during. Tune in to the show ... The show airs live on August 30, and will ... more information on programming, go to DrCarolFrancisTalkRadio.com. , ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... 30, 2014 Hastings and Hastings, a ... located throughout Arizona is pleased to report having saved ... specific example among many cases where Hastings and Hastings ... to retain a greater portion of their settlement or ... providing a positive solution for Arizona car accident victims ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... "My niece developed a nighttime fever, and I ... fever might get worse," said an inventor from Montgomery, ... how she was doing, I developed this monitoring system." ... a child's temperature. The unit instantly alerts parents if ... medical care can be given, which is designed to ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... "I had a handicapped friend who could not walk along ... Wetumpka, Ala. "In order to help her be able to ... up with a way for her to use her crutches ... patent-pending Deezers to allow crutches to be used on uneven ... or canes at the beach. The device reduces the risk ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... WA (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 One of ... this era is the gluten-free diet. Originally meant for sufferers ... become a catchall for people who are looking to get ... However, not only is this kind of information erroneous, it ... health problems because of a drastic change in their ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Sleepless Nights, Exhausting Days, Mental Fog – Relief for Insomnia With Clinical Psychologist Dr. Carol Francis 2Health News:Hastings and Hastings Is Pleased To Report Having Saved A Client $67,100 On A Settlement Of $610,000 2Health News:“What is Gluten: Three Things You Need to Know Before Adopting a Gluten-Free Diet” Reveals What Readers Need to Know About the Benefits of a Strict Gluten Diet - Vinamy 2
... Unique off-label marketing case results in $425M ... government,s investigation,into Cephalon Inc.,s illegal marketing practices ... plea by the pharmaceutical company began,in January ... Ohio., The sales representative, Bruce Boise, ...
... Bear Bryant,Awards committee of the American Heart Association has ... has been named the,2009 winner of its, Lifetime Achievement ... Award at the Paul Bear,Bryant College Football Coaching Awards ... in Houston. The award recognizes excellence in,coaching on and ...
... pharmacy chain Walgreens has paid the United ... resolve allegations of falsely billing,the Medicaid program, ... submitted claims to Medicaid agencies in four ... both by Medicaid and by,private third-party insurance. ...
... More and more cancer patients are,looking for treatment ... of,life during difficult treatment regimens., ... at:, http://media.medialink.com/WebNR.aspx?story=35774 ) Philips Research is developing ... the effectiveness and reduce the side,effects of chemotherapy ...
... study also finds too many clinicians still using ... -- In children and teens, individual and group ... stress disorder (PTSD) and other trauma symptoms, say ... studies on the subject. , However, despite the ...
... it a “carrier of choice” for many in the medical device ... ... -- All medical devices share a critical need regardless of their ... the supply chain. For medical devices traveling to cross border ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Ohio Sales Rep's Information Launched Massive Government Investigation of Cephalon 2Health News:Ohio Sales Rep's Information Launched Massive Government Investigation of Cephalon 3Health News:Ohio Sales Rep's Information Launched Massive Government Investigation of Cephalon 4Health News:Barry Switzer to Receive Paul 'Bear' Bryant Lifetime Achievement Award 2Health News:Walgreens Pays U.S. $9.9 Million to Settle Medicaid Prescription Drug Allegations 2Health News:Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Best for Traumatized Youths 2Health News:Medical Device Producers Express Interest in Purolator USA's Express Service and Customer Service 2
(Date:8/29/2014)... 2014  United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ: UTHR ... the District of New Jersey ... against Sandoz, Inc. regarding United Therapeutics, Remodulin ® ... that U.S. Patent No. 6,765,117 is both valid and ... its generic product until the expiration of that patent ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... -- ChemImage will present a workshop focused on hyperspectral ... Science Society,s 22 nd International Symposium on ... .  Forensic Scientists will be in attendance ... can bring to examination procedures. ... Development at ChemImage, will host a workshop during ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... MENLO PARK, Calif. , Aug. 29, 2014 ... DMPI) ("DelMar" "the Company") today announced the filing of ... recently changed its fiscal year end to June 30th ... common stock on a national securities exchange in the ... filed with the United States Securities Exchange Commission can ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:District Court Decision Received In Remodulin Patent Case 2ChemImage to Discuss Hyperspectral Imaging for Forensic Investigation at the ANZFSS 22nd International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences 2ChemImage to Discuss Hyperspectral Imaging for Forensic Investigation at the ANZFSS 22nd International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences 3DelMar Pharmaceuticals Fiscal 2014 Year End Results and Summary of Recent Developments 2DelMar Pharmaceuticals Fiscal 2014 Year End Results and Summary of Recent Developments 3DelMar Pharmaceuticals Fiscal 2014 Year End Results and Summary of Recent Developments 4DelMar Pharmaceuticals Fiscal 2014 Year End Results and Summary of Recent Developments 5
... Craftsmanship have produced the finest ... Ocutek now makes them available ... the coveted Meisterbrief certificate, which ... qualified to become Ocutek instrument ...
... of German Craftsmanship have produced ... the world. Ocutek now makes ... holders of the coveted Meisterbrief ... apprenticeship, are qualified to become ...
... Centuries of German Craftsmanship have ... in the world. Ocutek now ... Only holders of the coveted ... eight-year apprenticeship, are qualified to ...
Medtronic Ophthalmics offers a comprehensive selection of corneal trephine,blades and handles. Handcrafted, sharp, uniform blade edges promote a,symetrical and vertical cut of all corneal layers....
Medicine Products: