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Imaginary Friends are Good for Kids

... are also common in victims of bullying, or when a sibling is born. In many cases, an imaginary pal can also be a wish that a child longs to be fulfilled. The new study also supports the findings of earlier research by psychologist Anna Toby that found that "children who have imaginary companions have mo...

Chennai Hospital Conducts Bone Marrow Transplantation Successfully

...afterwards. The Kafeeros had already lost Howard's sibling to the disease, 12 years ago. "Doctors, whom I trusted, did treat my son very well, but it is god who healed him," Sarah said. Howard showed the first symptoms of the disease when he was five. After frequent blood transfusions, Sarah decided to ...

Spice Girl Geri Halliwell Annoyed by the no Baby Contract

...ld Evgeny Lebedev, was looking forward to having a sibling for her 14-month-old daughter Bluebell, and did not want a long gap between her two kids. While the 34-year-old singer is annoyed by the contract, her bandmates feel that the offer was flattering, for it shows that Halliwell was one of the powerhou...

First-borns Have Higher IQs Than Their Younger Siblings

...ger siblings. Even if a child had lost an older sibling and was raised as the eldest, their IQ was higher ..., and third-borns about 99. But if a child's elder sibling had died, leaving him or her to be raised as first-born, their IQ shot up to match the peak scores o...

Revealing the Secrets of Gut Ecosystem

...th canal, mothers' breast, and even the touch of a sibling or parent. Within days, a thriving microbial community is established and by adulthood, the human body typically has as many as ten times more microbial cells than human cells. This is primarily due to the large number of microorganisms that have t...

Researchers Identify New Genetic Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes

...oping type 2 diabetes. People who have a parent or sibling with type 2 diabetes face a 3.5-times greater risk than people without a family history of the disease. However, researchers have only recently begun to zero in on particular genetic variants that increase or decrease susceptibility to the disease. ...

Parents Bank Kids' Umbilical Cord Blood

...s should consider private storage only if an older sibling has cancer or certain genetic diseases that cord blood is proven to treat. --Everyone else should consider donating their child's cord blood. The odds that a child would need an infusion of his or her own cord blood later in life are slim, between ...

Long live first borns!

... found out that it was 1.7 times more likely for a sibling to live to the ripe old age of hundred, if he or she happens to be the first born in the family. Another red strand in the research was that most mothers, who gave birth to children early, seemed to have progeny that lived to see more birthdays! Th...

Advantage Coffee and Disadvantage-Diabetes

...is study shares the results with many of the other sibling research projects that indicate the distinct advantage coffee has in cutting down the risks of type 2 diabetes. The study by Smith and colleagues from the University of California San Diego involved a total of 910 adults who were tracked for an aver...

AMD influenced by Variation in 3 Genes

...riants in these three genes explain about half the sibling risk of AMD in the study population. Results are published online in Nature Genetics. The principal investigator, Johanna M. Seddon, M.D., Director of the Epidemiology Unit and Macular Degeneration specialist at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirm...

Fair Sex Thought to Fare Well with Medical Decisions

... author "There was often a family member, child or sibling that was in the profession, was a doctor, knew their way around such matters. If their son was a doctor and savvy about this, they'd both choose the son."...

Gene That Causes Atrial Fibrillation Identified

...ic analysis to identify a mutation in the DNA of a sibling pair with atrial fibrillation in the absence of known risk factors for the disease. This genetic anomaly was not present in the DNA of individuals without atrial fibrillation. The atrial fibrillation mutation occurred in the KCNA5 gene, which prod...

Designer Babies- To Create Or Not To Create!

...ainful treatment. Stem cell transplantation from a sibling with a perfect tissue match is the only viable treatment option. Permission was initially denied, as there was no proper evidence to support the use of the technique at that time. The parents would not give up. Thanks to their perseverant efforts. ...

Bond Exists Between Siblings In Spite Of Rivalries

...ch positions are still open. Whether a child has a sibling or not also affects the parents. A lengthy study of married couples showed that families with two or more children were the happiest. Families with only one child were more likely to view the child as a burden on the partnership, according to the stu...

Bird Flu Threat Prompts Stockpiling Of Food And Medicine In America

...be made a reality. This being on one side, three sibling deaths in Turkey has been confirmed to be bird flu related, by the World Health Organization. Following this Turkey becomes the first country outside Southeast Asia to document positive bird flu associated mortality. The deadly disease, which has cla...

First-Born Children Are Not At Increased Risk From Multiple Sclerosis

...looked at the data in two groups; sibships where 1 sibling had MS, and sibships in which at least 2 siblings had MS. Using statistical techniques the researchers calculated the expected birth-order, controlling for sibship size, and compared this to the actual observed birth order. Overall, they found no lin...

Folic Acid blows Gene-based Colon Cancer

...th a family history of colon cancer -- a parent or sibling are at increased risk,// about a two-fold higher risk," Dr. Charles Fuchs, lead investigator and assistant professor of medicine at Harvard University Medical School. "What we wanted to look at was the question of whether there is interaction between...

Specific Changes In A Particular Gene Found To Increase The Risk of Alzheimer’s Diseas

...in-1 and two other genes located nearby. Using 217 sibling pairs, researchers confirmed particular changes in the ubiquilin-1 gene sequence, which occurred more frequently in individuals with Alzheimer’s than in their unaffected siblings. However researchers recommend additional genetic studies to characteri...

Umbilical Cord Blood Offers Hope For Patients Who Require Bone Marrow Transplants

... blood can be effective in people who don’t have a sibling to serve as a bone marrow donor or those who can’t...ansplant, but only about 20 percent of them have a sibling match. The remaining 16,000 patients must seek a donor from bone marrow registries, and only a small...

'Designer' baby for British couple

...ly be cured with a transplant of stem cells from a sibling with a perfect tissue match. "These are not babies brought into the world just to save the sibling's life. These are families who want a healthy child, and if that healthy child can also save the life of the child they already have, I think it is a ...

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