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Drinking Problem Plagues 30% Americans

...rinking tied to domestic violence, car crashes and fetal alcohol syndrome. Alcohol abuse is also characterized by failure to fulfill major role obligations at work, school, or home; interpersonal, social and legal problems; and/or drinking in hazardous situations. They also have a negative impact on the...

A New Monoclonal Antibody Kills Cancer Cells

...t were previously thought to be active only during fetal liver development, particularly the class III rece...vel of activation of the PDGFR gene. At an early fetal stage of liver development in the mouse, the investigators found that the level of expression of PDG...

Determining the Sex of the Baby in Wild West Way

... spent more than 20 years studying the movement of fetal cells and nucleic acids between the fetus and its ...in the mother's blood for decades, which means the fetal cells found in a pregnant woman's blood could be from a prior pregnancy, Bianchi says. Bianchi and...

World Epilepsy Week - 2007

...of therapies for epilepsy, including transplanting fetal pig neurons into the brains of patients- to learn whether cell transplants can help control seizures, transplanting stem cells, and using a device that could predict seizures up to 3 minutes before they begin. In addition, researchers are continuall...

United Kingdom: Maternity Units Exposed! Leaves Much to Be Desired

... equipments at St Mary's, especially ones like the fetal heart monitors; it appeared that such equipments were managed by borrowing from other maternity wards. Admitting to the loopholes at maternity units, a spokesman from a particular hospital said, "On occasions, there have been some instances when we...

Should the UK Adopt Dutch Rules on Euthanasia in Newborn Babies?

...n recommend that late termination of pregnancy for fetal anomaly should be preceded by feticide, but any clinician who injected a similar severely malformed newborn baby with potassium chloride moments after birth would be guilty of murder. The report of the Nuffield Council of Bioethics, published after...

Now Sex Determination of Fetuses in Six Weeks in UK

... gender testing and is the discovery that there is fetal DNA in an expectant mothers blood as soon as six weeks gestation all the way through to delivery of the child. During pregnancy, small amounts of the babys DNA pass into the mothers blood stream; so with a finger prick from the mother, we can analyze...

Anti-Epileptic Drug Intake May Result In Children With Mental Retardation

...ilies claim that their children are suffering from fetal anti-convulsant syndrome because their mothers too...h have shown valproate poses an increased risk for fetal death and birth defect. Yet, Ingrid Burns of the British Epilepsy Association adopts a middle path...

Better Research Needed On Alcohol In Pregnancy

...ip between low to moderate alcohol consumption and fetal harm has allowed a range of interpretations and co...on between low to moderate alcohol consumption and fetal harm, the impact of different policies on the rates of maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy...

Irish Teenager Fights for the Right to Abort

...de. The law does not permit abortion on grounds of fetal abnormality. Most women seeking an abortion get around the ban by going to England. But Miss D has been in the care of the Health Service Executive (HSE) since March and it asked the police to prevent her from traveling. Opening the case, Eoghan ...

Low Test Scores Of Children Linked To Their Date Of Conception

...ould have an effect on the earliest development of fetal brains, postulates Winchester. "Exposure to pest...l milieu of the pregnant mother and the developing fetal brain, says Winchester. He quoted previous studies linking exposure to pesticides and nitrates to lo...

Babys Birth Weight and Future Risk Has No Scientific Basis

...s been suggested that strategies to increase early fetal growth could reduce the number of deaths from heart disease. However, interventions during pregnancy could really only increase birth weight by as much as 100g, which would translate in to a 1-2% lower risk of heart disease." Dr Huxley added. "By ...

DNA-damage Test Could Aid Drug Development

... an established cell-culture system based on mouse fetal liver cells to create a new system based on adult red cell precursors from mouse bone marrow. Shuga patiently optimized the system, which allows the precursor cells to proliferate and differentiate in the normal way, dividing four or five times befor...

Low Weight Newborns at Greater Risk in Community Hospitals

...ants born in California between 1991 and 2000 with fetal and infant death certificates. They found that infants born at lower-level, lower-volume neonatal ICUs were between 1.2 and 3.1 times more likely to die than those born at higher-level, higher-volume centers. It's not just that practice makes perfe...

High Level ICU Facilities Afford Greater Survival Chances for Small Infants

...th certificates, hospital discharge abstracts, and fetal and infant death certificates. Despite the increased survival rate for very low birth weight infants in large, high-level NICUs, the researchers found that an increasing number of high-risk newborns are receiving care in low-volume, mid-level units...

Pregnancy and Alcohol - a Dangerous Cocktail Warns BMA Scotland

...ilities and behavioural problems which are part of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders [FASD] and can drastically impact on the lives of the individual and those around them. A new BMA report says the reality is that these conditions are completely preventable by not drinking any alcohol during pregnancy. ...

Breakthrough for Treatment of Fatal Heart Condition

...ins, known as ANP and BNP, are naturally higher in fetal hearts and the hearts of babies and children, but should drop as an individual matures. However, in adults with cardiac hypertrophy these levels increase to become abnormally high. Dr Ooi has found that an increase in a third protein in the body, k...

Understanding and Treating Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

...-phenotype correlations, they state. In the womb, fetal lung growth and maturation are strongly affected b...surgery that is performed in utero helps stimulate fetal lung growth and remedy pulmonary hypoplasia by closing the trachea, thus preventing fluid from leavi...

Neural Stem Cells Reduce Parkinsons Symptoms in Monkeys

...function. The neural stem cells are derived from fetal brain and are not embryonic stem cells. Monkeys with chimeric human neural cell-bearing brain regions showed no indication of behaviors that were not typical of the species....

Parkinsons Disease can Be Predicted by Metabolic Pathway

... guiding the axons (or wiring) of the brain during fetal development. The same proteins also repair the wir...n guidance pathway might alter brain wiring during fetal development and predispose to Parkinsons disease decades later in life, subtle maternal health facto...

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