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Older men 'father' schizophrenics

Older fathers are more likely to have children with schizophrenia, research suggests. ..Men aged 50 or over are three times more likely to father a child with the illness compared to men of 27 or under. And men aged between 45 and 49 are twice as likely to have a child with schizophrenia. ....The scientists behind the research estimate that as many as one in four cases of schizophrenia could be c...

Offspring's birth weight affected by father's diabetes

A recent study published in the British Medical Journal suggests that there is an association of diabetes in fathers, to the birth weight of their offspring. In contrast to overweight children given birth by women with diabetes, children born to men with// diabetes are likely to weigh less than other children. ..Children born to men with diabetes weigh on an average 186 grams less than other chi...

Father of CPR dies at 79

Dr. Peter Safar, a pioneer in emergency medicine who also was regarded as the father of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, died Sunday evening of cancer. He was 79. ..Dr. Peter Safar, who died at his home in suburban Pittsburgh, was credited with establishing the country's first physician-staffed, multidisciplinary intensive care unit. He also developed the "ABCs of CPR," a lifesaving technique taugh...

Low birth weight in babies may mean health risk for fathers

Parents of children who are born with low birth weight may be at heightened risk// of cardiovascular diseases. This is as truer for the mothers as well as for the fathers. ....In a research done by the researchers of Karolinska Institutet report that poor fetal growth that leads to low birth weight stems may lead to higher risk of cardiovascular diseases. However this may be a genetic condition c...

The question of who is the actual father

Up to one in 25 dads could unknowingly be raising another man's child according to a recent study. This finding has been thrown to light with the wide spread use of paternity testing for medical // and legal reasons. ..A majority of the tests are instigated at the demand of the Child Support Agency to resolve who should be paying child maintenance. Others are done to investigate inherited health...

Fatherhood Found To Tame Men by Reducing Testosterone Levels

A comparison of the levels of male sex hormone amongst single men and married men has revealed that fatherhood significantly reduces men's testosterone levels. This reduction in the hormonal level is believed to ensure that men behaved in a civilized and non-aggressive way around the newborn//. The study participants aged 21 to 38 were asked to fill up a questionnaire in addition to providing sa...

Smoking Hazard transferred to children from father

Starting smoking at a small age affects your health and moreover also affects the health of your children reports survey from various studies//. Scientists have found that smoking causes change in your genes and these epigenetic changes are also transferred to your children’s and even to your grand children’s. Nicotine in cigarette is responsible for increasing the blood pressure causing hyperten...

Anxious Fathers Make Mothers Nervous

A new study has revealed that the fears of anxiety-ridden fathers are passed on to the mothers who are about to undergo a Caesarean section//. As many as 65 women were studied by the University of Bath and Imperial College’s researchers before arriving at this conclusion. ....This increased the pain women experienced after the operation, which in turn could affect their immediate recovery and fa...

Aggression And Fatherly Behavior: Men Have It In Their Genes

It has been known for a long time that maleness in most mammals relates to aggressive behavior and a less nurturing tendency, compared to females. Humans are no exception // to the above fact. The male sex hormones, more specifically testosterone has been blamed for such behavior. It has now been found that sex chromosomes also have a significant role in dictating male behavior. ....Neuroscienti...

A Potent Sedative Kills Great-grandfather

Kenneth Heaton, a great grandfather at 79 and a war veteran, having braved all odds, was suffering from cancer, but quite unfortunately, met his end at the hands of a// nurse, who by a quirk of fate injected a potent sedative purported to give him a good night’s sleep. ....Hull Crown Court has accused Julia Levitt, 28, of unlawfully killing Kenneth Heaton, aged 79 by giving him a sedative inject...

37 times unlucky – Failure to Diagnose Cancer, Takes the Life of a 31 year old fathe

Can a perfect diagnosis elude a patient 37 times? In a pathetic culmination of a young father’s life, who’s left behind two really young children, died due to cancer of the kidney, after doctors missed the crucial diagnosis of cancer, not once or twice, but 37 times. // ....Peter Cura, a carpenter from Rainham ,was being examined many times over the last14 month period after suffering excruciat...

Fathering Best Done In Early Years

Recent research has revealed that men reaching fatherhood late in life may not be such a good idea after all because of the genetic damage that increases with age//. ..US scientists conducted a study of sperm from around 100 healthy, non-smoking men aged 22 to 80 and found a prevalence of certain genetic damage increasing with age. This in turn can be manifested as symptoms such as infertility,...

In A freak Accident A Father Severs His 4-Year Old Sons Foot

The doctors in Toronto are desperately trying to reattach the foot of a four-year-old boy. The boy had lost his foot in a freak accident that involved his father // riding over him on a lawn mover. ....According to York Region police the boys father had been riding a lawn mower when the boy came up unexpectedly behind him. Constable Laurie Perks explained that the father had put the mower into r...

Risk of Miscarriage Rises with Father’s Ag

The risk of a pregnancy ending in a miscarriage, for a couple, appears to rise along with the father's age, irrespective of the age of the mother// according to a recent report by researchers in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology. ..They conducted their study on nearly 14,000 women in Jerusalem who were pregnant between 1964 and 1976, about 1500 of whom suffered a miscarriage. They were compa...

Father Who Killed Epileptic Son Says He Misses Him

David Carmichael, who killed his epileptic son in July 2004 has for the first time spoken of his pain. In an interview to London Free Press, Carmichael who is at the Brockville// Psychiatric Hospital said he was haunted by his son's memories. ...."I wouldn't want any family to go through what our family has," he said. "I'm sorry. I miss my son very much." Carmichael was a physical activity and s...

Fatherhood gets into the head

A Princeton University study aimed at understanding the influences of paternity on the brain, delved into the primate world, based on the strength of their close// resemblance with humans. Tiny monkeys called marmosets, whose brains are pretty complex, have lent a valuable insight into how fatherhood can actually instigate changes in the brain. ....Researchers found that there were structural...

Son donates part of his liver to father

Thunder Bay: A 24-year-old youth, Joshua Lavoie, offered to donate nearly 60% of his liver to his dad, so that his father could live. The son apparently did not have any// second thoughts about donating his liver, according to sources. .. ..Ted Lavoie, 54, had been suffering hepatitis C for almost two decades, which had completely damaged his liver. There was no option left to reverse his faili...

Risk of Autism High in Children Born to Fathers over 40 Years of Age

A new research from King's College London has suggested, it might be a risky proposition for men over 40 to have children//, as the chances of autism in children is found to be high with advancing age of the father. The researchers indicated a link between certain mutations in the sperm of older men that enhances the risk of autism in the offspring. ....The study discovered that the risk of dev...

'Father' of Aids Orphans in Kenya Dies

Fr Angelo D'Agostino SJ, a Jesuit priest, well-known for his care and protection of Aids orphans//in Kenya passed away on Monday at the age of 80. ....He was the MD, founder and medical director of Nyumbani Children's Home, a centre for abandoned HIV-positive children. ..Fr Joachim Omolo Ouko AJ of People for Peace in Africa, paid the following tribute to Fr Angelo D'Agostino SJ ..He said, "Fathe...

Women Choose Their Men With Their Fathers Resemblance

The team of psychologists from Durham University and two Polish institutions revealed that Women who enjoy good childhood relationships with their fathers are more likely to select partners who resemble their dads. In contrast, women who have negative or less positive relationships were not attracted to men who looked like their male parents. ...Due to be published in the July issue of Evolutio...

Drag Dad to the Doctor This Father's Day

Struggling to find the perfect present this Father's Day? What better way to say "I love you" than showing your Dad you want to keep him healthy and vital for years to come . This Father's Day, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) wants men everywhere to check themselves out -- and then get checked out by their doctor. ......More than 10 percent of all men ages 20 and over have diabetes. The s...

Australian Father Gets 15 Year Jail Term for Forcing Bestial Acts on His Daughters

At last justice has caught up with an Australian who sexually assaulted his three daughters and forced them to bestiality acts. ...... The details are shocking, but no names have been revealed. ......The South Australian District Court heard the 66-year-old also coerced his daughters to have sex with his cousin and a friend between 1967 and 1980 at his suburban Campbelltown house. ......He th...

Son Donates Part of Liver to Ailing Father, Transplant Successful

In a striking demonstration of filial love a British Youngman willingly came forward to donate more than half of his liver to his father, and the transplant has been successful. .........David and Stephen Lomas, from Ulverston, Cumbria, were speaking after The 20-year-old David Lomas from Cumbria said he agreed to be a donor straight away when his father Stephen, 51, asked for it. ...... ........
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