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2009-05-17 08:46:50

A pregnant British woman who turns 67 in July is too old to be a good mother, a pioneer in the fertilization techniques of older women said. Elizabeth Munro will become Britain's oldest mother when she gives birth next month to a baby enabled by fertilization specialists in Ukraine, The Sunday Times of London reported. Severino Antinori, a researcher who pioneered in vitro fertilization techniques in older women, called Munro's decision risky because she might not survive to raise her child....

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2009-05-11 08:34:18

Missed satiety cues from infants linked to obesity As the childhood obesity epidemic in the United States continues, researchers are examining whether early parent and child behaviors contribute to the problem. A study from the Department of Nutritional Sciences, Rutgers University, published in the May/June 2009 issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior reports that mothers who miss signs of satiety in their infants tend to overfeed them, leading to excess weight gains during...

2009-05-08 15:20:00

Washington, May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Mother's Day, May 10th, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will mark 20 years of work to research, prevent and treat the major causes of maternal death and disability in high burden countries. "Women give and protect life, nurture body and mind, and sustain communities large and small," said Gloria Steele, Acting Assistant Administrator for Global Health. "Women make extraordinary contributions as caregivers and caretakers,...

2009-05-08 15:16:00

NEW YORK, May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This Sunday, individuals all over the nation will be celebrating a very special holiday to honor the women who gave them life: their mothers. While people in the United States turn their attention toward their caregivers, the International Breast Milk Project (IBMP) hopes to inspire some to also think of mothers abroad. The IBMP is an organization that helps mothers in the United States send their breast milk to infants in need, who have either...

2009-05-05 16:56:19

The same genes that prolong lifespan prolong female fertility -- resulting in older mothers living longer, U.S. researchers say. The study, published in the Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences, shows the brothers of late-in-life mothers also live longer, but the brothers' wives do not, suggesting the same genes prolong lifespan and female fertility, and may be more important than social and environmental factors. Lead author Ken R. Smith of the University of Utah says the study...

2009-03-23 21:34:03

Hospital practices, such as supplementing newborns with formula or giving them pacifiers, reduce the odds new mothers will breastfeed, U.S. researchers say. A research team led by Eugene Declercq of the Boston University School of Public Health finds a significant drop-off between the numbers of mothers who intend to breastfeed exclusively and those who go on to fulfill that intention one week after giving birth. Among first-time mothers, 70 percent reported an intention to breastfeed...

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2009-03-13 16:15:02

Britain's Prince William, whose mother Princess Diana was killed in a 1997 car crash, admits he still experiences a feeling of emptiness on Mother's Day. The Daily Telegraph reported the 26-year-old royal made the comments Thursday as he accepted his appointment as patron of the Child Bereavement Charity, a group his late mother had been associated. My mother Diana was present at your launch 15 years ago, and today I am incredibly proud to be able to continue her support for your fantastic...

2009-03-05 13:38:00

WASHINGTON, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AED today announced that it has received a $76 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support efforts to improve infant and young child nutrition in developing countries in Africa and Asia. The initiative, Alive & Thrive, will work to increase rates of exclusive breastfeeding and improve complementary feeding for children 6-24 months old. Each year, 1.4 million children die and millions more are permanently disabled...

2009-03-03 11:43:56

Many women say they feel ignorant and ill-equipped to cope with motherhood because they live too far from close family, British researchers said. Dr. Angela Davis of the Centre for the History of Medicine at the University of Warwick interviewed more than 90 women to discuss experiences of pregnancy, childbirth and childcare. Geographical mobility means that women today more often live further away from family, which means they are less likely to have relatives on hand, Davis said in a...

2009-03-03 08:45:05

The growing trend to move miles away from hometowns and family for work is leaving many women feeling "Ëœignorant and ill-equipped' to cope with pregnancy and childbirth. According to a University of Warwick study of motherhood, many women do not have the support and advice they need when they have a baby because they live too far from close family. The study also suggests the modern practice of encouraging new mothers to give birth in hospital means women often have no experience...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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