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Test-tube Babies: Mood Swings are Key to Fertility Choice

...hweight and have fewer developmental problems than twins or triplets. On the other hand, multiple embryo implants, despite this risk, offer a statistically higher chance of a pregnancy compared to a single embryo transfer. Canadian doctors at the London Health Sciences Centre in London, Ontario, carrie...

Dotted All Over? - Count Yourself Lucky

... dividing or die. The scientists compared the twins and found that participants with high numbers of moles - more than 100 - had longer telomeres than those with fewer than 25 moles.The difference between the two groups was equivalent to six to seven years of normal ageing, and this was estimated by l...

Gallstone Gene Discovered by Research Team

...within certain families. In particular, studies of twins provide evidence of a genetic component that boosts risk levels. "We reckon that environmental influences, like the wrong diet, are 70 to 80 per cent responsible for the disorder," explains Lammert who works in the university hospital's Department I ...

Genes Play Major Role in Determining Individual's Sour Taste Perception

...ers tested 74 pairs of monozygotic (MZ, identical) twins and 35 pairs of dizygotic (DZ, fraternal) twins to determine the lowest concentration needed for each twin to correctly identify a citric acid solut...

Study Finds Genetic Link Between Smoking Addiction and Major Depression

A study of twins led by a researcher from Saint Louis University Sc.... Qiang John Fu, M.D., Ph.D conducted a study of twins and found that the that a persons genes, that are also associated with conduct disorder, is why some...

Genes Influence the Ability to Listen Two Things at a Time

... NIDCD researchers studied identical and fraternal twins who attended a national twins festival in Twinsburg, OH, during the years 2002 through 2005. A total of 194 same-sex pairs of tw...

'Demi Moore Had Miscarriage Two Years Ago', Says Her Sister-in-law

...ng over custody of their kids. While she wants the twins to stay with her in Gerogia, he wants to bring them up in Los Angeles. "Now she is trying to get her hands on my kids... I think there is some kind of co-dependency. Demi has been bankrolling Morgan so that she can stay involved with all his offspr...

Demi Moores Sis-in-law Passes Sarcastic Remarks Over Bearing Kids

...Guynes, who is seeking custody of her six-year-old twins Cooper and Oliver, earlier revealed that the actre... have access to her sons. While Guynes wants the twins to stay with her in Gerogia, Morgan wants to bring them up in Los Angeles....

Twin Brother may Reduce Sister's Fertility by 25 Percent

...male's fertility, mothers who produce opposite sex twins have fewer grandchildren and hence lower evolutionary fitness," the BBC quoted her as saying. The researchers say that experiments on animals have shown evidence that testosterone may potentially damage female fertility. They, however, admitted th...

Raipurs Separated Conjoined Twins are Doing Fine

Ram and Lakshman, the ten-month-old conjoined twins who were successfully separated after a gruelling operation by a team of five doctors at the Raipur Medical College Hospital here, are doing fine. Dr. Ashok, the Head of the Department of Surgery, said the operation had gone off well. The team o...

Babys Poop is of Interest for Researchers

...r said. The researchers had one set of fraternal twins in their study, the only babies delivered by a pla...the other babies for the first week of life. The twins also showed the most similarity in their microbial community profiles, leading to speculation that c...

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Associated With Slow Wave Activity During Sleep

...sity of Michigan, focused on 13 pairs of identical twins discordant for CFS. Analyses, which were restricte...asures, did not differ between the CFS and healthy twins during a regular night's sleep. According to Armitage, it was only after a "challenge" to sleep regu...

Spouse may "drive You to Drink" but also can Protect You from Alcohol

...cal Research in Brisbane, Australia, studied 5,974 twins born between 1902 and 1964 who were part of the Australian Twin Register. They also spoke with 3,814 of those twins' spouses for the study, published in the May issue of the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. "As they say, 'like ...

Poisoned Workers of Hindustan Lever Demand Treatment

...t disorder and 5 year old Raj Kumar and 6 year old twins Pradeesh and Prasanna suffer from congenital deformities. Two children suffering from mercury related illnesses have also died. Ex-workers also report that about 20 workers of average age of 35 years have died so far due to the exposure to mercury af...

Hyperactivity and Poor Academic Success Linked to Common Genetic Influences

...nd achievement in nearly 2,000 7-year-old pairs of twins taking part in the U.K.-based Twins Early Development Study. In the study, both parents and teachers provided ratings of twins' hyperactive behaviour problems (e.g., restlessness, fidgeting, distractibility, impulsivity, and attention span). Acade...

Regular Smokers are at the Risk of Developing Depression

...edict depression. Because the data consisted of twins it was possible to test the causality between smoking and depression by using twin pairs discordant for depression, where the twin without depression served as a matched control for his/her co-twin with depression. Additionally, it was possible to ex...

Chinese Take Fertility Drugs to Beat One Child Policy

...ll the land, they argue. One could see here more twins on one single street than one would expect to find...nd points to the name of each mother who conceived twins or even triplets. "We've seen a huge rise in the number of twins in recent years," she says. "That's...

Condition of Separated Conjoined Twins Improving

The 10-month-old conjoined twins Ram and Laxman, who were separated by a rare surgi...member team of doctors who operated Tuesday on the twins in a highly complicated and risky surgery that lasted for about five hours. The doctors separated th...

Brain Swelling Halts Conjoined Twin Surgery

...would be studied to determine the next step. The twins have never looked one another in the face, because...in minutes or hours of the first. The longer the twins remained conjoined, the more likely it is that one will become ill," the hospital said. Doctors note...

Its Boy and Girl Twins for Gurinder Chadha

British director, Gurinder Chadha gave birth to twins at a hospital in London, where she underwent an em...as been very difficult to plan having kids. It's twins - there's lots of twins in my family. Paul and I have been married for 10 years so we're thrilled. I...

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