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Ovarian transplantation: First baby is born after a new technique

... and already one patient from his clinic had had a baby and another had become pregnant. "On June 22, a baby girl was born to a mother who had been menopausal ... months after transplantation. Both mother and baby are doing well", he said. Dr. Piver and ...

3 to 6 months to lose weight gained in pregnancy is normal

... to support the extra circulation the placenta and baby need. Some of this added weight will usually be lost as soon as the baby is born. "Often, the extra effort women have to make to look after a new baby and breastfeed after giving birth means the kilos ...

Late motherhood boosts family lifespan

... Compared with women who had their last baby before age 41, Utah pioneer women who had their last baby at age 41 to 44 were 6 percent less likely to die ... In other words, imagine woman A had her last baby at age 35, woman B had her ...

Attitudes towards assisted reproduction and preimplantation genetic diagnosis

... Conversely, its use to choose the sex of a future baby meets with widespread rejection (mean score below ... of in vitro fertilization to choose the sex of a baby provokes outright rejection in all the countries ... application in selecting the sex of the future baby activates powerful moral reservations (table 3). ...

Pregnant women with asthma can be more confident about some medicines

... for the medications they take to harm their baby - and they want to know what they can do to ... Quitting smoking reduces the risk of a baby developing asthma Quitting smoking is the best thing a woman can do to protect her baby from developing asthma. "Researchers are studying ...

No place like home: New theory for how salmon, sea turtles find their birthplace

... Lohmann and his team. In 2001, they showed that baby turtles use magnetic information to help guide ... rate of sea turtles. Only one out of about 4,000 baby sea turtles survives to adulthood and returns to ... site to breed. A similarly small percentage of baby fish survive. Lohmann also notes that if the ...

Gaining too much weight during pregnancy nearly doubles risk of having a heavy baby

... pregnancy, doubling her chances of having a baby that weighs 9 pounds or more. "Too many women ... for Health Research in Oregon and Hawaii. "A big baby also poses serious risks for both mom and baby at birth--for mothers, vaginal tearing, bleeding, ...

Cross kingdom conflicts on a beetle's back

... spores for Entomocorticium, a nourishing fungal baby food for the beetle's gestating larvae. Enter ... mite releases this toxin. Climax: Will the baby beetles die of starvation? Resolution: ... Conclusion: While actinomycetes rescues the baby beetles from certain starvation, the ...

Possible link between baby swimming and breathing problems in children

... of wheezing in the chest if they take part in baby swimming before 6 months of age. This is shown ... 25 percent of these children took part in baby swimming from 0-6 months of age. Most children who take part in baby swimming show no increased incidence of lower ...

New research explains link between smoking and SIDS

... student in the department of Biology. When a baby is lying face down in bed, for example, it should ... to the outside world. During birth, the baby is exposed to low oxygen, which signals the ... of the adrenal gland is not active and so a baby relies on these direct oxygen sensing mechanisms ...

Weight gain between first and second pregnancies associated with increased odds of male second child

... In recent decades, although there are still more baby boys born than girls, there has been an apparent ... influence the probability of giving birth to a baby boy or girl? A new study from the Harvard School ... may be slightly more likely to give birth to a baby boy during their second pregnancy. The study ...

Tropical crab invades Georgia oyster reefs -- but the long-term impact can't be predicted

... impact will be. Unlike native crabs that eat baby oysters, mussels and fish, the green porcelain ... green porcelain crabs rather than eating the baby oysters. Even though their growth is suppressed, the baby oysters are not being attacked as much now by the ...

Monkeys use 'baby talk' to interact with infants

... infants, the way human adults use motherese, or baby talk, to engage babies attention, new research at ... how the acoustic structure of human motherese, or baby talk, allows adults to visually or socially ... grunts and girneys increased dramatically when a baby was present. They also found that when ...

Simple drug treatment may prevent nicotine-induced SIDS: Study

... published today in the Journal of Neuroscience . "During birth the baby rapidly changes its physiology and anatomy so that it can breathe on its ... will stimulate the release of catecholamines, which in turn signals the baby to take a deep breath, when an infant rolls on its face or has an ...

Researcher: Lasers used to detect melamine in baby formula

... an associate professor of food science, was able to detect melamine in baby formula at one part per million in about five minutes or less. Melamine, a synthetic chemical used in plastics and other products, has been found in baby formula and other milk-based products imported from China. High doses of ...

Men are the weaker sex

... in the maternity ward often say that a difficult labor is a sign of a baby boy. Now, a Tel Aviv University study provides scientific proof that a male baby comes with a bigger package of associated risks than his female ...

Repeat C-section before 39 weeks raises risk of neonatal illness

... completing 39 weeks gestation are up to two times more likely to have a baby with serious complications including respiratory distress resulting in ... along with other studies, underscore the importance of not delivering a baby before 39 weeks for the sake of convenience. "Unfortunately, these early ...

Boy or girl? It's in the father's genes

... can't predict it," Mr Gellatly explains. Men determine the sex of a baby depending on whether their sperm is carrying an X or Y chromosome. An X chromosome combines with the mother's X chromosome to make a baby girl (XX) and a Y chromosome will combine with the mother's to make a boy ...

Unusual use of toys in infancy a clue to later autism

... and look out of the corners of their eyes at simple objects, including a baby bottle and a rattle, as early as 12 months of age. These findings could ... four objects a metal lid, a round plastic ring, a rattle and a plastic baby bottle one at a time for 30 seconds each while being videotaped. ...

Recurrence of group B strep high in subsequent pregnancies, say UT Houston obstetricians

... Some of the symptoms that increase a woman's risk of passing GBS to her baby include: labor before 37 weeks, rupture of her amniotic membrane 18 hours ... urinary tract infection as a result of GBS during pregnancy and a previous baby with GBS disease. The CDC recommends routine screening for GBS for all ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- May 28, 2008

... News, ACS weekly newsmagazine. Widely used in consumer products, including baby bottles and beverage bottles, BPA has come under increasing scrutiny by ... entered the fray by launching an investigation into the use of BPA in baby bottles. ARTICLE #5 EMBARGOED FOR 9 A.M., EASTERN TIME, June 2, 2008 ...

Too much or too little weight gain poses risks to pregnant mothers, babies

... birth weight, which can contribute to complications during labor if a baby is too big, and can lead to long term health effects for the child. High ... associated with poor fetal growth, lower birth weight, and the chance of a baby being born prematurely. The report was prompted by several trends, ...

Baby boys are more likely to die than baby girls

... in recent decades due to medical advancements that have helped more baby boys survive, specifically, caesarean sections and the spread of intensive ... for infants has especially favored the survival of small and premature baby boys, the research found, because boys were more vulnerable across a range ...

UT-Houston's Northrup and colleagues uncover genetic link to spina bifida

... to the Spina Bifida Association. It happens when the spine of the baby fails to close during the first months of pregnancy. It occurs in seven ... women in Texas. Another way women can reduce their risk of having a baby with spina bifida: take 400 micrograms of folic acid daily. The number of ...

Reintroduced Chinese alligators now multiplying in the wild in China

... hatchlings15 in numberare the offspring of a group of alligators that includes animals from the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo. The baby alligators represent a milestone for the 10-year effort to reintroduce the Chinese alligator on Chongming Island, located at the mouth of China's ...

Plastics chemical retards growth, function of adult reproductive cells

... required for healthy bones, a healthy heart and a healthy mood." BPA is widely used in plastics and is a common component of food containers and baby bottles. The chemical structure of BPA is similar to that of estradiol, a key steroid hormone, and it can bind to estrogen receptors on the surface ...

Battle of the sexes benefits offspring, says research

... future offspring. "This creates a conflict of interest between parents, since each parent would benefit by leaving their partner holding the baby whilst they go off and start a new brood elsewhere. "This is exactly what happens in most animal species, so we wanted to understand how and why ...

Complications early in pregnancy or in previous pregnancies adversely affect existing or subsequent pregnancies

... a history of one or more miscarriages nearly doubled the risk in an ongoing pregnancy of preterm premature rupture of the membrane that surrounds the baby in the womb, and increased the risk of premature or very premature delivery (earlier than 37 or 34 weeks respectively). Recurrent miscarriages (three ...

Discovery of a water snake that startles fish in a way that makes them flee into its jaws

... Catania's next step will be to determine whether this predictive capability is hard-wired or learned. To do so, he hopes to obtain some baby snakes that have just hatched and videotape their first efforts to catch prey. ...

UC Davis begins $2.8 million in studies of agricultural nitrogen's impacts

... asthma and viral infections such as the common cold; High concentrations of nitrates in groundwater, which can cause methemoglobinemia, or "blue baby disease," and possibly bladder and ovarian cancers; and Nitrogen runoff in bays and coastal areas, where it makes algae numbers spike then ...

Bisphenol A exposure in pregnant mice permanently changes DNA of offspring

... BPA to be safe as currently used but later said more research on its safety is needed. BPA is used to make hard polycarbonate plastic, such as for baby bottles, refillable water bottles and food containers, as well as to make the linings of metal food cans. BPA has estrogen-like properties and in ...

Brain-computer interface, developed at Brown, begins new clinical trial

... participants. The trial extends prior safety and feasibility research of the BrainGate Neural Interface System, which consists of an implanted baby aspirin-size brain sensor that reads brain signals and computer technology that interprets these signals. The BrainGate Neural System may allow ...

Wildlife Conservation Society supports world's first study of egg-laying mammal

... puggle develops spines, the mother digs a nursery den that becomes the puggle's new home; the mother returns every five days to nurse the puggle. The baby is weaned in seven months. ...

In the turf war against seaweed, coral reefs more resilient than expected

... over and are dominating some reefs, but far fewer than assumed." The problem with too much seaweed, researchers say, is that it can smother the baby corals, reducing the ability of reefs to recover from other disturbances such as hurricanes and disease outbreaks. Over recent decades, there have ...

New guidelines to fight obesity in pregnancy issued

... WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. MAY 28, 2009 -- Starting pregnancy at a healthy weight and gaining the right amount during pregnancy is critical to giving a baby a healthy start in life, the March of Dimes said today in response to new guidelines from the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The Institute of ...

Babies born to native high-altitude mothers have decreased risk of low birth weight

... stage. This suggests that the uterine artery is playing a causal role in the lower birth weight, as opposed to being a result of having a smaller baby and needing less oxygen or fewer nutrients, Dr. Julian said. Among the high-altitude group, oxygen delivery to the fetus was nearly 2-fold greater ...

Exhibition showcases the 'art of science'

... a gallery opening on the Princeton University campus on May 8. First prize went to Celeste Nelson, assistant professor chemical engineering, for baby squid, an image of squid embryos taken using bright field microscopy. Second prize went to Pat Watson, Mike Gaevski, Joe Palmer, and Conrad Sylvestre ...

New evidence explains poor infant immune response to certain vaccines, says MU researcher

... "Perhaps we should test vaccines at a very early age in animals to establish a regimen with the most effectiveness," Zaghouani said. When a baby first gets an infection, the immature immune system responds with both types of T cells. Unfortunately, Th-1 cells have an unusual receptor that ...

You don't call, you don't write: Connectivity in marine fish populations

... Children of baby boomers aren't the only ones who have taken to setting up home far from where their parents live. A new study published this week in the Proceedings ...

Scientists discover why teeth form in a single row

... will reveal how nature makes a tooth from scratch, which will guide tooth regeneration research." Why Extra Teeth Formed When we lose our baby teeth, the permanent teeth grow in to replace them, but permanent teeth when lost are lost for good. U.S. adults aged 20 years and older are missing ...
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