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Babies can distinguish painful stimuli as different from general touch from around 35-37 weeks gestation -- just before an infant would normally be born -- according to new research.
link:http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110908124136.htmBabies can distinguish painful stimuli as different from general touch from around... more
A new and simple blood test can predict the gender of a fetus after just seven weeks of pregnancy. It's great for predicting gender-related diseases, but the specter of sex selection looms large.
The funny thing is that while sex selection in favor of boys has historically been controversial in countries including India and China, American families seem to prefer girls. Of families adopting internationally, 95 percent (95 percent!) say they want a girl, according to Families.com. Of those, 80 percent end up actually adopting girls.
Is it payback time for the fairer gender?
Maybe, unless the desire for baby girls exists only for adoption. One theory states that families want to adopt girls because they don't want an adopted child to carry on the family name. Other ideas are that the husband lets the wife pick the gender, or that people think girls are easier to raise.
In any case, it just got a whole lot easier to plan the color of your nursery. According to a study published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association the test looks to be easier and (if used correctly) more accurate than ultrasound. It also doesn't carry the small risk of miscarriage that comes with amniocentesis, which is done between 15 and 20 weeks into a pregnancy.
http://gizmodo.com/5829757/sex-selection-just-got-easier-will-girls-be-the-chosen-onesA new and simple blood test can predict the gender of a fetus after just seven weeks... more
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Now when I was growing up I was a public school kid so I didn't understand the concept of pagan babies. I was probably one of the only kids in my school who never had to go to church on Sunday's even so religion was a bit of a foreign concept to me. I understood that there was this God thing that was bigger than us and loved us, but at the same time was smiting us more than giving us candy bars.Now when I was growing up I was a public school kid so I didn't understand the... more
The Daily Blender: The Story Of Jack And The Beanstalk Told By A Cute Little Two Year Old Boy (VIDEO)Aww! That's so precious! This little kid puts awesomeness in story telling - he's seen here telling his version of 'Jack And The Beanstalk' with his Aunt.
My nephew loves the story of Jack and the Beanstalk... as you can see.
Recorded December '09Aww! That's so precious! This little kid puts awesomeness in story telling -... more
In this exclusive sneak peek on "Defend Our Territory," Jeremiah Hollowell takes a break from being a father and a running back for the Long Beach Poly Jackrabbits to hang out with his girlfriend. He may not be sure about how his senior year will turn out, but Jeremiah confesses that he's positive that he and his girlfriend are in it together.
"4th and Forever"" chronicles the 2010 football season of Long Beach Polytechnic High School, touted by Sports Illustrated as the "Sports School of the Century" and boasts the largest roster of high school players who have gone on to the NFL. After decades of success, Poly had a down year in 2009. They had their worst season in 15 years and lost to local rival Lakewood for the first time in over 25 years. After years of being pegged as "the team to beat," the aura of invincibility is gone. The players are worried that their hopes for a college scholarship have dimmed. The clock is ticking and the question is: Can Head Football Coach Raul Lara pull the team together for one more season of greatness? And, can the players avoid the temptations of the street, succeed in the classroom, and emerge victorious on the field?
Tune in Thursdays at 9/8c for all-new episodes of "4th and Forever."
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Freaky baby head wearing people walking down the streets of Denver to a dance tune. It's weird.
Apparently the heads belong to Landon Meier who has won awards for his giant heads, for more info head to hyperflesh dot comFreaky baby head wearing people walking down the streets of Denver to a dance tune.... more
Toxic pesticides which are implanted into genetically modified food crops have lodged in the blood of pregnant women and their unborn babies, research shows.
Scientists at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, at the University of Sherbrooke Hospital Centre in Quebec, took dozens of samples from women.
Traces of the toxin were found 93 per cent of the pregnant mothers and in 80 per cent of the umbilical cords.
The research suggested the chemicals were entering the body through eating meat, milk and eggs from farm livestock which have been fed GM corn.
The findings appear to contradict the GM industry’s long-standing claim that any potentially harmful chemicals added to crops would pass safely through the body.
To date, most of the global research which has been used to demonstrate the safety of GM crops has been funded by the industry itself.
It is not known what, if any, harm the chemicals might cause but there has been speculation it could lead to allergies, miscarriage, abnormalities or even cancer.
One of the researchers told the scientific journal Reproductive Toxicology: “This is the first study to highlight the presence of pesticides associated with genetically modified foods in maternal, fetal and nonpregnant women's blood.”
Pete Riley, the director of GM Freeze, a group opposed to GM farming, described the research as “very significant”.
The Agriculture Biotechnology Council, which speaks for the GM industry, has questioned the reliability and value of the research.
Dr Julian Little, its chairman, said: “Biotech crops are rigorously tested for safety prior to their use and over two trillion meals made with GM ingredients have been safely consumed around the world over the past 15 years without a single substantiated health issue.”Entire article: Toxic pesticides which are implanted into genetically modified food... more
A pair of conjoined twins who have two heads but only one body have been born in the Sichuan province of China.The baby girl twins were born to an unnamed farming family at Suining City Central Hospital late last week, and remain in a critical condition with breathing difficulties.
The girls, who represent the first reported case of conjoined twins born in China, share a body and most of the main organs, but have two spines and two oesophaguses so can eat sperately.Amazingly the two heads were not picked up on pre-natal scans until a scan shortly before the birth showed up the unique condition.It is said the parents had second thoughts about keeping the children because they feared they would not be able to afford the medical bills required to keep them alive.In the West there has been several recent instances of dicephalic parapagus twins.In July 2009, Lisa Chamberlain, from Portsmouth, gave birth to twins Joshua and Jayden, who shared the same single body. Joshua was stillborn while his brother lived for 32 minutes before dying in his mother's arms.And in the U.S. dicephalic parapagus twins Abigail and Brittany Hensel have become minor celebrities, appearing on the Oprah Winfrey Show and featuring in television documentaries.The amazing sisters, now 21, from Minnesota, share a single body, but several of their internal organs are doubled up. While each is able to eat and write separately and simultaneously, activities such as walking and driving a car must be co-ordinated. A pair of conjoined twins who have two heads but only one body have been born in the... more
Totally hilarious. Makes me laugh every time.
Babies who are chubby to the point of obesity represent an unhealthy trend in infants known as infant obesity. This condition is anything but cute, and parents should be aware of it so that they can work to prevent their child from becoming obese.
Link : http://www.nursingdegree.net/blog/737/what-every-new-mom-needs-to-know-about-infant-obesity/Babies who are chubby to the point of obesity represent an unhealthy trend in infants... more
Japan continues to face mounting challenges provoked by radioactivity leaks from its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plants as each day passes. It has been nearly two weeks now since a devastating earthquake and tsunami hit the eastern coast of Japan which killed thousands, and caused malfunctions at several nuclear installations in Fukushima which led to radiation leaks.
Higher than normal radiation levels had already been found in 11 types of vegetables, as well as raw milk near the Fukushima Daiichi facility. On Wednesday, Japan prohibited tap water consumption in Tokyo, especially for babies, when they found radioactive iodine levels to be twice that of the legal limit. A water treatment center in central Tokyo that supplies much of the city's tap water found that some water contained 210 becquerels per liter of iodine 131. Officials indicated it was safe for adults to drink the tap water.
The tap water warning came today shortly after workers who have been struggling to restore power to the facility’s cooling systems were evacuated as black smoke was seen billowing from the building that houses Fukushima’s plutonium-fueled No. 3 reactor.Japan continues to face mounting challenges provoked by radioactivity leaks from its... more
Toddler, one of 51 kids using medical cannabis.
Montana has over 28,000 medical cannabis card holders with 51 of them are under the age of 18.
"When I see the number 51 and we're in a state of a million people that's a fraction of a percentage and even with the 28,000 people that are on the program, it's still a fraction not even 1%, so the number is really really small," explained Montana Medical Growers Association Missoula Chapter Director Tayln Lang.
"That's one of the things that I think is one of the biggest misperceptions, is that there's a ton of kids that are out there that have cards that are in high school and junior high, and that are buying this medical cannabis and giving it to their friends and that's just simply not true," Lang added.
The Medical Marijuana Act says in order for children to get a card, they have to follow specific guidelines. It says they "shall issue a registry identification card to a minor if the custodial parent or legal guardian for the minor signs and submits a written statement that the minor's physician has explained the potential risks and benefits of the medical use of marijuana; the custodial parent or legal consents to the medical use of marijuana by the minor; agrees to serve as the minor's caregiver; and agrees to control the acquisition of marijuana and the dosage and frequency of the medical use of marijuana by the minor."
"More often through the children who are under the age of 18 have very very serious medical conditions," said Lang.
One of the state's youngest medical cannabis card holders is Cash Hyde, a 2½-year old boy who battled a brain tumor and won. Cash's dad Michael Hyde says the drug helped Cash with his battle.
"I believe that you know Cashy's with us for a lot of reasons, one of them I would have to say is the power of prayer, one he's a walking miracle and the other one is he is a patient of medical cannabis, which has I think greatly benefited his battle," said Hyde.
Cash's parents were there every step through his battle and watched as drugs prescribed by his doctors made him hallucinate and stop his heart. Cash's dad says medical cannabis helped rebuild his organs that were damaged from the chemo, helped with his appetite, and helped him sleep.
"I watched Cashy not be able to eat for over 40 days, live off nothing but fluid intravenously to the point where he couldn't lift his head up off his pillow, I realized along the way in this journey that there is a quality of life that a lot of people do not have, and it's because of the drugs that they're given," said Hyde.
With medical cannabis so new to many, some are worried of the affect it may have on young developing brains.
Missoula Underage Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator Brandee Tyree spends her days trying to keep kids away from marijuana.
"The THC will interfere with concentration, learning, problem solving, short term memory, all the things that kids need especially when they're in school and trying to learn. When you have a child that's high at school basically they're not learning so everything they've learned at school is then forgotten because they were high," said Tyree.
"Our coalition is designed to keep kids from using substances illegal or otherwise, alcohol obviously is illegal for kids but not for adults, we still don't want kids using it. Marijuana we take the same stance, it's a substance that's hurtful for the brain during development, we believe it's harmful for kids and in our opinion no we don't think kids should be using marijuana," Tyree added.
Lang asks people to look into the issue before making a decision.
"I would tell people before they make a decision on this to really do their research and check the facts out," Lang told us.
"If you or someone you know has battled cancer I don't have to tell you how devastating it is to watch chemo and cancer consume your loved one and when you can actually watch something that you're doing for them actually benefit them in a way that nobody else can do, you feel empowered you feel like you can make a difference," said Hyde.
Another important fact caregivers would like people to know, is that children card holders are usually ingesting the drug, not smoking it.
They can eat it in baked goods like cookies, cakes, brownies, and muffins. Or they can take a pill or a liquid form of the medicine.Toddler, one of 51 kids using medical cannabis. Montana has over 28,000 medical... more