Texas Siblings Share Epilepsy Message on Capitol Hill
Elizabeth Espinoza and Mark Williams Named National Epilepsy Spokespersons
WASHINGTON, March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Elizabeth Espinoza and Mark Williams, siblings
from Hutto, TX will travel to Washington, D.C., Sunday, March 29 through Tuesday, March 31, 2009 to...
Aggression in adolescents is influenced by siblings
Children who have older brothers become more aggressive over time, on average, than those who have older sisters. Older siblings
with younger sisters become less aggressive.
Children with older sisters who are very aggressive become more aggressive and older siblings
with younger brothers showed...
Stroke Risk Nearly Doubles for Siblings of People Who Have Had a Stroke
People with a brother or sister who have had a stroke are almost twice as likely as the average American to suffer a stroke themselves, according to research . That risk can be even higher depending on the race and gender of the person who had the stroke.
The study looked at the risk of str...
Younger Siblings of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders Score Low
A recent study reports that younger siblings
of children with autism spectrum disorders do not perform as well on tests of social and communication development// as siblings
of children without developmental problems.
The study included siblings
aged as young as 12 months. The report is pub...
Older child’s dominance in intelligence over; younger siblings not far behind
A new study, based on a large, nationwide sample, suggests a critical flaw in that previous research which says that older children are more intelligent// than younger ones.
This was said by Aaron Wichman, lead author of the new study and a teaching fellow in psychology at Ohio State University. ...
Bond Exists Between Siblings In Spite Of Rivalries
A special bond exists among siblings, even though they compete with each other for a variety of things including recognition from their parents. The relationship which exists between siblings
is very // different from that of with parents or partners. Most children do not welcome the birth of a new...
First-borns Have Higher IQs Than Their Younger Siblings
First-born children possess IQs that are 2.3 points higher, on average, than their younger siblings, a new study has found.
The study also suggests that its how the kids are raised, not their birth order, that counts, according to the Norwegian researchers who authored the report, publishe...
Youngsters Take Their Example From Older Siblings
The University of Washington and the University of Queensland’s researchers have revealed that the sisters and brothers of a child are stronger role models than parents or friends // as far as habits like smoking and drinking are concerned. The younger children in a family tend to follow the exampl...
Amgen and Wyeth Statement on FDA Announcement About Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) Blockers
...y to take part in physical activities, make daily activities such as schoolwork more difficult, and affect a child's physical appearance. Parents and siblings
may be impacted by the psychological and financial stress of chronic illness in a family member.
ENBREL is a soluble form of ...
Office of National Drug Control Policy Taps RIESTER creative for Use in National Anti-Meth Campaign
...ow TV advertisements as part of its national outreach:
" Sisters " This spot is an emotional tribute to the childhood bond formed between siblings
and the importance of that relationship in fighting addiction to meth. The TV ad garnered acclaim from viewers, many commenting that it encouraged the...
siblings in Medical Technology
Overweight Siblings of Children With Type 2 Diabetes Likely to Have Abnormal Blood Sugar Levels
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Overweight siblings
of children with type 2 diabetes are four times more likely to have abnormal glucose levels compared to other overweight children. Because abnormal glucose levels may indicate risk for diabetes or diabetes itself, these children ...
Lack of Food Variety Puts Kids With Autism at Risk for Poor Nutrition
... children with autism in this study were between the ages of 3 and 18 years , as were the 20 age-matched normally developing children and 10 of their siblings
who served as control subjects.
The research team is conducting a larger study with more children to verify its PAS findings. Dr. Zimmer said ano...
Scientists Unmask Genetic Markers Associated With Psoriasis
...ause serious side effects.
Psoriasis has a strong genetic component; a child with two affected parents has a 50 percent chance of developing it; siblings
have a three- to six-fold risk. But the genes responsible for psoriasis haven't yet been completely understood.
In this large, multi-center stud...
Northwestern Memorial Transplant Program Initiates New Study
...tical pair. Because this population has the closest
genetic relationship, they have the best chance for success with the study.
Overall, HLA-identical siblings
have very low rejection rates for kidney
transplants but until now have still required immunosuppressive drugs to be
taken for life.
How does it w...
Simple Test Accurately Predicts Risk of Serious Jaundice in Newborns
...re hyperbilirubinemia: a predischarge measurement of the bilirubin
level and a screening checklist of risk factors such as intended method of
with history of jaundice, and race.
The Children's Hospital researchers say that the predischarge bilirubin
measurement, combined with the baby's ...
Obesity-Related Hormone is Higher in Children with Down Syndrome
...swire/ -- Children with Down
syndrome are more likely than their unaffected siblings
to have higher
levels of a hormone associated with obesity, according to pe...t higher risk of obesity.
"Although the study had an advantage in including siblings
as a control
group, because this decreases the influence of different envir...
Seriously Low Vaccination Rates Cause Experts to Call for Increased Immunization Before Influenza Season Peaks
...lations, particularly in contact with
children younger than 6 months of age who cannot receive influenza vaccine.
This includes parents, grandparents, siblings
"Not only does annual influenza vaccination help protect yourself, it
also helps create a 'cocoon of protection' for those around y...
Sexual Function Affected by Stem Cell Transplant According to Long-Term Study
...h a list of possible reasons
and asked to mark as many as applied. At five years, the assessments were compared against a control group
consisting of siblings
or friends of the study patients that were within
five years of the participant's age and who were of the same gender,
ethnicity, race, and educationa...
DEFLUX(R) Significantly Reduces Urinary Tract Infections in Children With Vesicoureteral Reflux
...being the most severe. If a parent has VUR, up to one half of his or her
children will also have it, and VUR is 20 percent more likely to occur in
of VUR patients. The average age of diagnosis is one to two
years. About DEFLUX DEFLUX is a viscous gel consisting of non-animal stabilized hyaluron...
New Study Confirms Role for Pertussis Immunization of Entire Family
in Reducing Infant Pertussis
...riod and found that, among infants with pertussis for
whom the source could be identified, parents were the source of 55
percent of cases, followed by siblings
(16 percent), aunts/uncles
(10 percent), friends/cousins (10 percent), grandparents (6
percent), and part-time caregivers (2 percent).(1) In previous
siblings in Medical Products
Chemcard Glucose Test
Features:...commends screening individuals having one or more of the following diabetes risk factors, every three years:
Family history of diabetes: Parents or siblings
Obesity: 20 percent or more overweight.
Race/ethnicity: African American, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander.
Age: All indi...
siblings in Biological News
High hormone levels in seabird chicks prepare them to kill their siblings
The Nazca booby, a Galpagos Island seabird, emerges from its shell ready to kill its brother or sister. Wake Forest University biologists and their colleagues have linked the murderous behavior to high levels of testosterone and other male hormones found in the hatchlings.
The study appears in...
Understanding how weeds are resistant to herbicides
...r, you're exerting selection pressure -- you're selecting for that rare plant or mutation that will survive. When you do that, and you kill all of the siblings
that are weaker, the mutant survives and all of its progenies will survive and that's how resistance evolves. It's evolution in action," said Tranel. ...
Camphor-containing products may cause seizures in children
...roaches and an ointment that her mother had rubbed on her skin hourly for 10 hours before her seizures began. (Interestingly, this girl and two of her siblings
had a history of seizures that may have been due to previous camphor exposure.)
All three children received drug treatment to terminate their seizu...
CCNY, CSHL biologists find birdsong of isolates reverts to norm over several generations
...e same pattern of evolution in the song occurred whether the subsequent generations of male birds were raised among female birds, who do not sing, and siblings
in a colony setting or just among isolate males one-on-one.
A similar phenomenon has been observed among deaf children in Nicaragua. There, childr...
Sugar, spice and puppy dog tails: Developing sex-typed personality traits and interests
..., and Purdue University, appears in the March/April 2009 issue of the journal Child Development .
The researchers looked at first- and second-born siblings
from nearly 200 mostly White, middle-class American families. They collected information through home interviews conducted over seven years, activity ...
Children seriously affected when a parent suffers from depression
...ope with the situation, so that daily life can be restored to a more manageable level. The children take responsibility for both the depressed parent, siblings
and themselves, when they notice that the parent cannot cope.
"The toughest burden of responsibility that children take on is ensuring that the depr...
Autism Speaks funds $5 million to studies on genetic and environmental risk factors for autism
...orative prospective study of more than 2000 infant siblings
of children with autism, who are at higher genetic...Human Development (NICHD)-supported High Risk Baby siblings
Research Consortium. This cross-project collabora...ancy and document the development of their newborn siblings
through age three. This groundbreaking study will ...
'Experiment of nature' examines how mother's diet may impact on child's health
...f the IGF2 gene, which is involved in growth, as adults. It found that the IGF2 gene had 5 per cent fewer methyl caps in "famine babies" than in their siblings
born outside this period. However, the study by Dr Hennig and colleagues will enable the researchers to accurately measure maternal nutritional intake...
Shade coffee benefits more than birds
...ir seeds from "mother trees."
By performing a genetic analysis, Jha and Dick were able to determine whether trees growing near one another were all siblings
from the same mother tree or a genetically diverse assortment from multiple mothers.
"We found that clustered trees in the forest were highly relat...
MU researcher identifies possible genetic causes of borderline personality disorder
In an ongoing study of the health and lifestyles of families with twins in the Netherlands, Trull and colleagues examined 711 pairs of siblings
and 561 parents to identify the location of genetic traits that influences the manifestation of BPD. The researchers conducted a genetic linkage analy...
siblings in Biological Technology
Winslow Sargeant: Stepping onto the train called Wisconsin - Part 2
...ughout the city of Boston as a supposed solution to the fact of racial segregation. Fierce riots between blacks and whites ensued, and Winslow and his siblings
were caught in the crossfire.
It was a tough time, he said.
Youre riding a bus and you have police cars following, and people are throwing rock...
A Midwest life-science odyssey comes full circle
My father's family, a combination of Polish and Hungarian and German Jews, took root in Cleveland, Ohio, and my father's father and siblings
grew up there, with an extensive family. My grandfather, Jules Rosen (n Aschnowitz), after a childhood in Cleveland, embarked upon an extensive stint ...
SNPs Powerful Tools for Association Studies
... Crohns Disease
Starting with epidemiological data showing that siblings
of people with Crohns disease had a 35-fold increased risk of developing th...milies.
Sib-pair analysis Sib-pair analysis involves studying siblings
(with at least one of them showing a phenotype) and often their parents (fo...
siblings in Biological Definition
...all their lives. A different and even more serious problem emerges when the parents die and leave the adult with Down syndrome behind. If there are no siblings
willing or able to take the disabled person in, some institution will have to provide an apt and comfortable environment for the person with Down synd...
...two chromosome sets ultimately have come from either a grandmother or a grandfather on each parental side, account for the genetic dissimilarity of siblings
Gamete size and evolution
Isogamy occurs when gametes from both sexes are the same size. Anisogamy or heterogamy is the condition where...
...l often develops a particularly strong attachment to a small group, typically including his closest biological relatives: his mother , father , and siblings
. A similarly strong attachment may be forged with a small group of equals, resulting in peer groups of individuals of similar age, typically of the...
...s dizygotic .
Dizygotic twins are no more similar genetically than any siblings
and develop in separate amnions , with separate placentae . They may hav... or less randomly.
Identical twins can behave as differently as any other siblings
(a matter of much interest to psychologists ). They develop their own indi...