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Oh Baby! Discovery Health's BABY WEEK Offers the Most Pregnancies, Births and Drama Anywhere on Television

... warm the heart, including: twins BY SURPRISE LITTLE PARENTS, BIG ... 19, BABY WEEK kicks off with the premiere of twins BY SURPRISE , an hour-long special recounting the ... fun games and exclusive video content. twins BY SURPRISE is produced by Wendy Douglas for ...

Fertility Treatment Twins More at Risk for Hospitalizations

... analyzed outcomes and hospital admissions for all twins born in Western Australia between 1994 and 2000. "We found that twins conceived following ART treatment had a greater ... and death, compared with spontaneously conceived twins of unlike sex [ULS SC]. ...

$5.5 million from Gates Foundation funds major study of childhood malnutrition

... diseases." The research will focus on twins ages 6 months to 2 years, in which one or both twins is severely malnourished, and as a comparison, healthy twins. Identical and fraternal twins are being studied because they have identical or ...

Study gives more proof that intelligence is largely inherited

... scanned the brains of 23 sets of identical twins and 23 sets of fraternal twins. Since identical twins share the same genes while fraternal twins share about half their genes, the researchers ...

Depression increases risk for heart disease more than genetics or environment

... analyzed data gathered from more than 1,200 male twins who served in the U.S. military during the ... is contributing to heart disease only in twins who have high genetic risk and who actually develop clinical depression. In twins with high genetic risk common to depression and ...

Conjoined Twins Separated by Surgical Team at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC During Complex, 24-Hour Procedure

... The twins were conjoined from the breast bone to the groin ... of UPMC has successfully separated conjoined twins during a 24-hour procedure. The 2-year-old ... challenges facing the team was the fact that the twins shared a colon and had livers that were ....

Divorce, antidepressants, or weight gain/loss can add years to your face

... Center. "In this study, we looked at identical twins because they are genetically programmed to age ... between the siblings. Results showed that twins who had been divorced appeared nearly 2 years ... played a major factor too. In those sets of twins who were less than 40 years old, the heavier twin ...

Divorce, Antidepressants, or Weight Gain/Loss Can Add Years to Your Face

... ASPS twins Study Finds Environmental Factors Trump Genetics ... Center. "In this study, we looked at identical twins because they are genetically programmed to age ... between the siblings. Results showed that twins who had been divorced appeared nearly 2 years ...

Study finds genetic link between sleep disorders and depression in young children

... by calculating the similarity between identical twins that is not due to genetic influences. Non-shared ... symptoms were examined in the 8-year-old twins through the Children's Depression Inventory ... Approximately two years later when the twins were 10 years old, data on sleep problems and ...

PTSD Risk Rooted in Stress and Genetics

... Study of Vietnam vets and their twins showed inherited susceptibility was also a factor ... among combat veterans and their identical twins has yielded critical information on the root ... combat. "We made the assumption that, because twins have the same genes and the same family ...

Vaginal/Caesarean combo delivery of twins safe, UT Southwestern-led research finds

... of the women who had Caesarean section of both twins developed chorioamnionitis, while 9 percent ... significant, although the second-born twins from a combined delivery showed a slightly higher rate (9 percent versus 5 percent) than sets of twins being delivered by Caesarean section. ...

Floss your teeth -- on the double!

... at New York University, examined 51 sets of twins between the ages of 12 and 21. Each set was ... week trial, samples were taken from both pairs of twins and compared for levels of bacteria commonly ... The study findings indicated that those twins who did not floss had significantly more of the ...

Parents of twins report more mental health symptoms than parents of singletons

... Barcelona, Spain: Mothers and fathers of twins conceived either spontaneously or with assisted ... today (Monday). However, the mothers of ART twins had fewer symptoms of depression before the birth than did mothers of twins conceived spontaneously. "This may be due to ...

Homosexual behavior due to genetics and environmental factors

... survey of all adult (20-47 years old) twins in Sweden. Studies of identical twins and non-identical, or fraternal, twins are often used to untangle the genetic and ...

Lifestyle can alter gene activity, lead to insulin resistance

... Md. (June 18, 2008) A Finnish study of identical twins has found that physical inactivity and acquired ... oxidative phosphorylation in monozygotic twins discordant for obesity," appears in the online ... a result of heredity or lifestyle. Because the twins in the study were identical, any differences that ...

Society's attitudes have little impact on choice of sexual partner

... University of London. More than 7,600 Swedish twins (men and women) aged 20-47 years responded to a ... behaviour, and sexuality. Seven percent of the twins had ever had a same-sex sexual partner. "The ... prohibited. Overall, the environment shared by twins (including familial and societal attitudes) ...

Environment key early: Genes' role expands in alcohol dependence

... The researchers studied 3,546 female twins ages 18 to 29 to ferret out the influences of ... alcohol dependence. Environmental factors the twins shared, such as exposure to conflict between ... one drinking milestone to the next. They studied twins to get an idea of the genetic influences on those ...

Genes' Influence on Fears Changes Over Time

... with age. Researchers looked at almost 2,500 twins born in Sweden from 1985 to 1986. The twins were assessed for levels of common fears at ages ... study authors wrote. They found that as the twins grew older, the effects of their shared ...

Drug Mix-Ups Harm Hospitalized Kids

... in November when actor Dennis Quaid's newborn twins were accidentally given life-threatening ... antidote for the blood-thinner Coumadin. Quaid's twins were given an accidental overdose of heparin in a ... hospital, shortly after they were born. The twins recovered, and Quaid and his wife, Kimberly, have ...

Obesity chokes up the cellular power plant

... rare cases of young (25 year old) identical twins with large differences in bodyweight a Finnish ... amino acids. These changes in the obese twins were clearly associated with pre-diabetic changes ... part in the development of obesity. Identical twins share all the same genes and almost always are ...

MSU research indicates testosterone could guard against eating disorders

... An ongoing, six-year study of 538 sets of twins in Michigan indicates that females who were in the womb with male twins have lower risk for eating disorder symptoms than ... Registry, which includes more than 1,200 sets of twins ages 6 to 30, provided a substantial research ...

Genetic factors in smoking also increase risk of chronic bronchitis

... in Sweden, who studied more than 40,000 Swedish twins to determine the extent to which behavior, ... study in Sweden, which surveyed all known living twins in Sweden born in 1958 or earlier. The survey included questions on zygositywhether the twins shared 100 or 50 percent of their genetic ...

Congenital heart defects increasing among IVF twins

... but there is an increasing risk of CHD among twins resulting from IVF, according to research by Yale ... said Bahtiyar, who saw a three-fold increase. IVF twins are usually fraternal, but past studies of identical twins also showed up to a 13-fold increase in ...

Study Gets Closer to Origins of Leukemia

... The researchers report in a new study that both twins -- one who developed leukemia and one who didn't ... healthy. At issue: Before birth, did the twins share a certain type of cell that became ... study found, is yes. According to Enver, both twins ended up with precancerous cells, which they ...

New Poll Announces Link Between Friends and Family Influence and a Healthy Lifestyle

... in Discovery Health's NATIONAL BODY CHALLENGE: twins EDITION, premiering tonight and airing for four ... television specials, four sets of overweight twins work together to fight temptation and bad habits ... lifestyles. The close relationships shared by twins makes them especially relevant examples of the ...

Discovery Health's Fifth Annual National Body Challenge Takes a Stand Against Obesity by Offering the Keys to Adopting a Healthy, Active Lifestyle

... 7 at 8:00 PM (ET/PT,) NATIONAL BODY CHALLENGE: twins EDITION kicks off four consecutive specials featuring the stories of four sets of overweight twins working together to change their lifestyle habits ... experts, local fitness leaders and the inspiring twins from the television specials offering tips, ...

Twins study shows genetic basis for face and place recognition

... brain activity in sets of identical and fraternal twins who viewed pictures of faces, houses, chairs, ... made-up words were no more similar in identical twins than in fraternal twins. That suggests that the ... role in this type of brain function. Identical twins are genetic copies of one another. ...

Overweight Twins Battle the Bulge and Gain A New Lease on Life in National Body Challenge: Twins Edition on Discovery Health

... of Active Viewing with NATIONAL BODY CHALLENGE: twins EDITION and Dr. Pam Peeke's ... event following four sets of identical twins with an identical problem-obesity. Premiering ... consecutive nights, NATIONAL BODY CHALLENGE: twins EDITION chronicles their 15-week journey to ...

Having Twin Sister Boosts Men's Anorexia Risk

... They analyzed data from a study of Swedish twins born between 1935 and 1958 and found that, overall, female twins were more likely than male twins to develop anorexia nervosa. The exception ...

Vietnam Vets Study Links Asthma and PTSD

... Research in twins found those with most stress symptoms 2.3 times ... Nov. 15 (HealthDay News) -- A study of male twins who served in Vietnam has uncovered a strong link ... listed in the Vietnam Era Twin Registry. The twins were either identical (meaning they shared all ...

Environment plays key role in children's readiness for school

... of the twins. Environmental factors shared by twins in the same familysuch as family resources and ... behavior with respect to learning, and the twins child care experienceswere responsible for much ... school readiness, but the environment shared by twins of the same family remained the most important ...

Mayo Clinic Proceedings article explores possible link between obesity and viral infections

... a study that looked at 89 sets of American adult twins and screened them for Ad-36. Because twins tend to be similar in many characteristics, ... Ad-36 and the other did not. Antibody-positive twins were slightly, but significantly, heavier and ...

Insomnia and Anxiety May Be Genetically Linked

... Study of twins finds those with depression have trouble sleeping MONDAY, June ... genetic effects, and were surprised they didn't. "Monozygotic twins did not have higher rates of insomnia. However, if one monozygotic twin ...

Millions of Youth Around the World Volunteer to Improve Communities

... the event on their website. Up and coming CMT country stars, the Carter twins , filmed a PSA asking youth to participate in GYSD. Additionally, Carter twins radio PSA aired on CMT's Country Music Countdown . ...

Most IVF Patients Under 35 Should Have Single Embryo Transfer, According to Latest SART Data

... pregnancy outcomes." In 2007, RAD IVF treatment resulted in 18.4% twins and no triplets, compared to the national average of 32.9% twins and 1.8% triplets for women under 35. Contact: Nadine M. Shaw Phone: ...

The Detroit Medical Center Pioneers New EMR System Preventing Medication Mistakes

... could have prevented the medication error that nearly killed his infant twins in 2007. While calling for a paperless system of "medication ... Quaid's stark description of the "medical nightmare" he endured after his twins were given 1,000 times too much of a blood-thinning drug at a Los Angeles ...

Twin study: Diabetes significantly increases risk for Alzheimer's disease and other dementia

... to the researchers. The sample for the study was 13,693 Swedish twins aged 65 or older in 1998, the year tracking for dementia began. Information about diabetes came from prior surveys of twins and linkage to hospital discharge registry data beginning in the 1960s. ...

Popular or Not? Your Genes May Help Decide

... twins study suggests that sociability, shyness might be hidden in DNA ... whether you are sociable or shy. A new study comparing the two types of twins shows that genetics might affect social behavior, and the scientists who ...

Heavy Smoking as Teenager Might Add Pounds Later

... looked at the findings from questionnaires given to 4,296 Finnish twins born between 1975 and 1979. They were studied at four points between the ... Among other things, he said, it didn't examine the full diets of the twins to see if they ate more fatty foods. "I'd be reluctant to draw any ...

Late preterm births present serious risks to newborns

... are a serious public health concern." He sees the increasing number of twins and induced labors as contributing factors in the rise of preterm births. "The rise in twins may be due to the use of fertility treatments like hormones and in-vitro ...
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