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babies born - World\'s first three-parent baby could soon be born in UK, as Government approves treatment

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World's first three-parent baby could soon be born in UK, as Government approves treatment

independent.co.uk2014-07-22 15:51:49Cache

In response to a consultation launched by ministers three months ago, the Department of Health has announced plans to legalise the use of IVF treatments which prevent babies from being born with diseases which affect mitochondria – the “powerhouse” of cells.Now, Britain could become the first country in the world to allow mitochondrial replacement (MR) therapy, following Government changes to fertility rules in February.

World\'s first three-parent baby could soon be born in UK, as Government approves treatment

independent.co.uk

World's first three-parent baby could soon be born in UK, as Government approves treatment

independent.co.uk2014-07-22 15:51:49Cache

In response to a consultation launched by ministers three months ago, the Department of Health has announced plans to legalise the use of IVF treatments which prevent babies from being born with diseases which affect mitochondria – the “powerhouse” of cells.Now, Britain could become the first country in the world to allow mitochondrial replacement (MR) therapy, following Government changes to fertility rules in February.

Prince George\'s Wacky Gifts: From a Baby Crocodile to a Field of Flowers

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Prince George's Wacky Gifts: From a Baby Crocodile to a Field of Flowers

people.com2014-07-22 13:30:21Cache

By Monique Jessen and Simon Perry 07/22/2014 at 08:00 AM EDT Prince George is one popular little boy. While most babies are given cute onesies or silver rattles to celebrate their births, Prince William and Kate's first-born child had a mountain of gifts (from 48 different countries) bestowed upon him during his first year. Some of them are wackier than others.

Silent Crime

thehindu.com2014-07-22 06:57:13Cache

Numbers reveal the occurrence of sex discrimination at birth in Tamil Nadu. A closer look at the vital statistics data based on the Civil Registration System (CRS), 2011, released by the Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner last month, shows that a total of 5, 50, 173 girl babies were born in Tamil Nadu as against 6, 07, 806 boy babies in that year. This is a sex ratio at birth of 905, calculated as the number of female babies for every 1000 male babies.

Three leading universities join forces to find better solutions for patients with craniofacial defects

news-medical.net2014-07-21 13:27:23Cache

One in every 2,000 babies is born with a skull that can't grow normally. Various sections of these babies' skulls are fused together at joints called sutures, constricting the developing brain and disrupting vision, sleep, eating and IQ. For these young patients, risky skull-expanding surgeries become an almost annual event.

New IVF Treatment with Kisspeptin Hormone Safer, More Effective

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New IVF Treatment with Kisspeptin Hormone Safer, More Effective

ibtimes.co.in2014-07-21 07:47:01Cache

Twelve healthy babies have been born using the new method that uses a natural hormone kisspeptin injection to stimulate ovaries and make the eggs mature.Matthews/FlickrScientists have developed a safer and more effective in vitro fertilisation (IVF) method that helps avoid several dangerous complications associated with the standard conventional infertility treatment.

People would need to save for 95 years to claim adequate pension

yorkshirepost.co.uk2014-07-19 04:31:47Cache

Babies born today need to have started saving 30 years ago if they are to retire with an annual income equivalent to half the average UK salary of £27,000, according to calculations by pension provider, Liberty SIPP. To secure an annual income of £13,500 at the age of 65 – after taking the 25 per cent tax-free lump sum – currently requires a pension pot of £250,000.

'Safer IVF' with kisspeptin hormone shows promise

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'Safer IVF' with kisspeptin hormone shows promise

bbc.co.uk2014-07-19 01:57:31Cache

19 July 2014 Last updated at 01:51 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website Twelve babies have been born using a potentially safer way of getting eggs for use in IVF, UK doctors say. The naturally occurring hormone, kisspeptin, was used to stimulate women's ovaries to produce eggs. The pregnancies, reported in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, show the hormone can be used successfully.

The Surprisingly Durable American Habit of Naming Kids After Sitting Presidents

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The Surprisingly Durable American Habit of Naming Kids After Sitting Presidents

slate.com2014-07-17 16:12:40Cache

Baby Rutherford and baby Franklin were fast friends. Photo illustration by Slate. Photos courtesy of the Library of Congress. A few days ago, I looked at historical trends in seasonal name variation. It turns out Junes are more likely to be born in June than any other month and Patricks are more likely to be born on St. Patrick’s Day than any other day. I also made a slightly more puzzling discovery: The name Franklin has historically been more common on Jan.

Twins born to 'good match' red pandas at Drusillas

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Twins born to 'good match' red pandas at Drusillas

bbc.co.uk2014-07-16 02:15:24Cache

15 July 2014 Last updated at 18:10 Two young red pandas have produced twins just over a year after their arrival at an East Sussex zoo. The babies, one male and one female, were born to Tibao and Mulan, who were paired at Drusillas as part of a European breeding programme. Keeper Mark Kenward said the zoo tried to ensure paired animals were a good match of personalities as well as genetically. The babies, born a month ago, will be named in the next few days.

Babies born in Canada to immigrant mothers have lower risk of cerebral palsy: Study

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Babies born in Canada to immigrant mothers have lower risk of cerebral palsy: Study PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 14-Jul-2014 [ | E-mail ] ShareContact: Leslie Shepherdshepherdl@smh.ca416-864-6094St. Michael's Hospital TORONTO, July 14, 2014—Babies born to mothers who immigrated to Ontario from other countries have significantly lower rates of cerebral palsy than those of Canadian-born mothers, especially those from the Caribbean and East Asia, new research has found.