Navigation Links
Fewer Boys Born Following 9/11 Attacks
Date:5/24/2010

Researchers suggest 'communal grieving' might have been felt across the country

MONDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) -- In the months that followed the 9/11 attacks on the Trade Towers in New York City, pregnant women across the United States lost far more male fetuses than usual and fewer boys were born, researchers report.

In fact, 14 percent more male fetuses were lost in September 2001 than in any other month in the entire six-year study period.

The authors of the new study, appearing online May 24 in the journal BMC Public Health, hypothesize that this may be due to the phenomenon of "communal bereavement," in which many members of a society grieve together, even if they did not know the actual victims of a disaster.

Stressful times in a society typically lead to a decline in the number of males born, but it hasn't been clear if this was due to fewer males conceived or more male fetuses lost to miscarriage.

"We have a lot of reports that say the sex ratio of live births [i.e. the odds of a male birth] declines following population stressors, but very little work that has tried to tease out which of many mechanisms could be responsible," said study author Tim Bruckner, an assistant professor of public health/planning, policy and design at the University of California, Irvine.

The authors looked at data on fetal deaths between January 1996 and December 2002 in all 50 states, data that is gathered as part of the National Vital Statistics System.

The authors postulated that male fetuses may react more strongly than female fetuses to stress hormones created by the mother. This sensitivity, in turn, may play a part in natural selection, although this is far from proven.

"If you have a stressful environment, the variability in male reproductive fitness is very high as compared to females. Brad Pitt, as the alpha male, may be more likely to produce offspring than someone wh
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Fewer Sugary Drinks, Less High Blood Pressure
2. Prevention Gets Credit for Fewer Heart Deaths
3. Study finds post-transplant patients off steroids have fewer cardiovascular events
4. Safer Patients Mean Fewer Malpractice Suits
5. Better patient safety linked to fewer medical malpractice claims in California
6. Pitt/Magee research finds women with preeclampsia have fewer blood vessel precursor cells
7. Fewer Deaths in Larger, Busier Hospitals
8. Fewer platelets could be used for some cancer and bone-marrow transplantation patients
9. Recession May Mean Fewer Nips & Tucks
10. Fewer Childhood Deaths From Rheumatic Disease
11. Improved air quality linked to fewer pediatric ear infections
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Padre Murphy's and ... supporter of Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA). The ... Murphy's in getting everyone, including NFL greats, treated for obstructive ... the leading groups supporting the cause in the valley. The ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... the premier women’s dress supplier, has recently released its ... of AngelWeddingDress.com to find more details. , Many ... a bridal party. AngelWeddingDress offers a variety of gorgeous ... wedding dresses are specially designed for 2015. , AngelWeddingDress ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 Autocarinsurancebest.com has released a new blog ... auto insurance policy . , Auto insurance quotes help ... is no longer necessary to call an agent or visit ... online on a single website: http://autocarinsurancebest.com/ . , Every ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Jolla, Calif. (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla (D-Concord) and Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) ... for their leadership in advancing biotechnology, biomedical science, ... Bonilla and Olsen each received the “2014 Life ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and ... relationship in an effort to further promote visibility and adoption ... has long made AMA journals available via its subscription services, ... JAMA Network. , Long known as both a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Padre Murphy's Holds NFL Retired Players Association Party Star Studded Event With Bud Light and Pro Player Health Alliance Sponsoring 2Health News:Padre Murphy's Holds NFL Retired Players Association Party Star Studded Event With Bud Light and Pro Player Health Alliance Sponsoring 3Health News:AngelWeddingDress Has Recently Released Its Collection Of 2015 Maternity Wedding Dresses 2Health News:Commercial Auto Insurance Provides Several Important Features! 2Health News:California Biomedical Community Honors Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla & Kristin Olsen 2Health News:California Biomedical Community Honors Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla & Kristin Olsen 3Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 2Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 3Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 4
... Rheumatoid Arthritis and Patient Access to Treatments by authors ... of Lund (Sweden) and the Medical University of Vienna ... arthritis results from patients having to leave the workforce ... just been published online in a supplement to Springers ...
... Dermatologist says ,I am revolted by it;, Petitions ... Feb. 4 A group of,dermatologists, including Dr. ... of Dermatopathology in New York City, has called ... program a,"shocking conflict of interest." The AAD agreed ...
... Public Schools Yields Region,s Most,Comprehensive Health Education Program; ... COLUMBIA, Md., Feb. 4 MedStar Health,officials, in ... is pleased to unveil the Rx for Success ... Part of a five-year commitment between MedStar,Health and ...
... The American Academy of,Pediatrics (AAP) and its 60,000 ... World Cancer Day initiative Monday, February 4,to promote smoke-free ... level of tobacco smoke exposure," said Renee R.,Jenkins, MD, ... safe way,to smoke around children. Smoking in another room ...
... Kellogg Cereal Provides Whole Grains, Fiber and Energy Kids Need to ... ,Earn Their Stripes, On and Off the Field, BATTLE CREEK, ... is played every morning... at the breakfast table as,mom and her kids ... and kids want something that tastes good. Kellogg has a,new cereal that ...
... 4 CryoCor, Inc. (Nasdaq:,CRYO), a medical device ... today Warren Jackman, M.D., joined the Company,s,Scientific Advisory ... Dr. Jackman to our Scientific,Advisory Board," said Dr. ... is a key thought leader in the field ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Rheumatoid arthritis sends many into early retirement 2Health News:American Academy of Dermatology Caught in Pay-for-Play Scandal 2Health News:MedStar Health Unveils Rx for Success Program at Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy 2Health News:MedStar Health Unveils Rx for Success Program at Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy 3Health News:MedStar Health Unveils Rx for Success Program at Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy 4Health News:AAP Calls for Smoke-Free Environments for World Cancer Day 2Health News:Kellogg's Frosted Flakes Gold(TM) Helps Moms Get the Gold 2Health News:Kellogg's Frosted Flakes Gold(TM) Helps Moms Get the Gold 3Health News:Kellogg's Frosted Flakes Gold(TM) Helps Moms Get the Gold 4Health News:Kellogg's Frosted Flakes Gold(TM) Helps Moms Get the Gold 5Health News:Dr. Warren Jackman Joins CryoCor Scientific Advisory Board 2Health News:Dr. Warren Jackman Joins CryoCor Scientific Advisory Board 3
(Date:1/23/2015)... CAPE TOWN, South Africa , Jan. 23, 2015 ... and distributor of personal protective equipment for all forms ... include the flagship Leatt-Brace® neck brace, announced today that ... minicross racing federation, now requires all riders to wear ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... 2015 Gem Pharmaceuticals announced today that the initial ... the Company,s Phase 2 clinical trial.  This open-label study ... compound, GPX-150 (an investigational medication), in approximately 30 adults ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150123/170966LOGO ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 22, 2015  ViewRay™, a privately held ... into an exclusive distributor agreement with ITOCHU Corporation (Tokyo ... therapy system for the treatment of cancer in ... system, is the world,s first and only MRI-guided radiation ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Leatt Announces Neck Braces Now Required For Motocross/Minicross Racing In Italy 2Leatt Announces Neck Braces Now Required For Motocross/Minicross Racing In Italy 3Gem Pharmaceuticals Announces Enrollment of Initial Patients in its Phase 2 Clinical Trial to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of GPX-150 in Sarcoma Patients 2ITOCHU Named the Exclusive Distributor for ViewRay's MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy System in Japan 2
... Decline in Global Measles Deaths, Joint News Release: ... and WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, Measles deaths in Africa fell ... 396,000 to 36,000, reaching the,United Nations 2010 goal to ... spectacular gains achieved in Africa helped generate a strong,decline ...
... Nov. 29 AIDS Action Council,joins organizations and individuals ... 20th annual World AIDS Day, December 1, 2007. Since ... awareness,about the HIV/AIDS pandemic and to reinvigorate global, national, ... and 2008 theme of World AIDS Day is leadership. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Measles Deaths in Africa Plunge by 91% 2Measles Deaths in Africa Plunge by 91% 3Measles Deaths in Africa Plunge by 91% 4AIDS Action Council Statement on World AIDS Day 2007: Leadership Needed for a National Strategy to Stop the AIDS Epidemic 2
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: