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Stressed mice sire anxious daughters


August 23rd, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) Could some traits pass to daughters and escape sons altogether? Researchers at the Tufts University School of Medicine have evidence from experiments on mice to support ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Male monkeys ride fathers’ reputation to success


July 11th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 11 (IANS) If you're born to a father who's a strong and enduring community leader, you're far more likely to become a leader yourself due to a range ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Mum’s stress in pregnancy ‘puts female offspring at obesity risk’


April 13th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): A mother's nutritional or psychological stress during pregnancy and breast-feeding may prompt changes in her infant's genes that increase the child's risk of obesity later in life, according ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Five Haryana doctors jailed for offering foetal sex tests


March 16th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, March 16 (IANS) A local court here Wednesday awarded three-year rigorous imprisonment each to five Haryana doctors for illegally offering prenatal sex selection services to pregnant women.The accused were ... Read more...

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Shed those extra kilos before pregnancy for a healthy baby


February 3rd, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): A mice study has found that if obese women shed some extra weight before pregnancy, it has health benefits for their offspring.In the study, researchers with the Center ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Junk food eating dads could give diabetes to kids


October 21st, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 21 (IANS) Men who pile on junk food may be condemning their future children to diabetes. Prospective fathers should keep an eye on their diet in the same way as ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Maternal stress linked to psychiatric disorders in offspring: Study


August 19th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): A new study has reported that neuro-developmental disorders, which include mood disorders, schizophrenia, autism and eating disorders, are associated with foetal exposure to maternal stress or infection and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Early-life exposure to BPA may harm testis function in adulthood


June 22nd, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): A new study conducted in animals has shown that exposure to environmental levels of the industrial chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, in the womb and early life may ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chinese toddler excreting nails suspected to be victim of abuse


June 19th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 19 (ANI): A Chinese girl, who has been excreting nails for the past month, is believed to have been a victim of abuse, revealed doctors who were taking ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Differences in disease risk for men and women start in the womb


May 7th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): Disease risk in later life differs for women and men and now scientists have shown that this may start in the womb.Pregnancy places competing demands on a mother's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Lizard moms pick larger mates to have sons, smaller for daughters


March 5th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Brown anole lizards are pretty clever when it comes to choosing males to father their kids-they mate with large fathers to produce more sons and go for smaller ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Worker bees engage in ‘reproductive class war’ with queen


September 10th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 10 (ANI): All is not hunky-dory among the members of bee colonies, which are known for their cooperation. A new research has shown a conflict for reproduction between worker bees ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nursing mums who have too much fructose-sweetened drinks ‘have fat kids’


June 12th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): Women who drink excessive amount of fructose-sweetened beverages during pregnancy or breast-feeding are more likely to have obese kids.Fructose, as in high-fructose corn syrup, is widely found in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Birds sing well even when exposed to bad tutors


May 28th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): A new study by German researchers has revealed that male canaries sing well even when they are exposed to tutors lacking basic features of the song of their ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Even bad tutors can’s make birds sing badly


May 28th, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 28 (IANS) Male canaries sing well even when they are exposed to tutors lacking basic features of the song of their species. The learning of birdsong resembles speech learning in ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘Laadam’: mindless gangster flick (Tamil movie review)


February 21st, 2009 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Laadam"; Cast: Charmee, Aravindh, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Jaya Prakash; Music: Dharan; Cinematography: Sukumar; Direction: Prabhu Solomon; Rating: * "Laadam" (horse-shoe) is a mindless gangster flick with an oft-repeated storyline and a cast ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

People face critical health risks from plastics


October 3rd, 2008 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 3 (IANS) Exposure to plastic is linked to adverse health effects on humans and lab animals, a slew of new studies has confirmed. Plastic products contain "endocrine disrupting chemicals" like ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New studies raise concerns over critical health risks from plastic


October 3rd, 2008 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): Plastic bottles, cans and other products have extremely harmful effects on humans and laboratory animals, according to six environmental research studies.In a critical new research on environmental ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Prenatal exposure to excess sexual steroids hits sperm counts


September 24th, 2008 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): A new study has revealed that exposure to an excess of sexual steroids, like testosterone, during foetal development may be a potential risk factor for low sperm ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Diet before pregnancy may determine babys gender


June 9th, 2008 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington June 9 (ANI): Diet prior to pregnancy may determine the gender of the offspring, a new study has found.The study, on sheep, led by R Michael Roberts from the Division ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

For sick pregnant mice, babies health is top priority


April 5th, 2008 - 5:27 pm ICT by admin
London, April 5 (ANI): Unlike other mammals that concentrate on getting better during sickness and stop reproduction, mice divert energy into boosting the life chance of any babies they have before ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Dads who smoke and drink can cause birth defects in future generation


February 19th, 2008 - 12:30 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 19 (ANI): Men who smoke and drink excessively may be endangering the health of not only their baby, but also that of future generations, say scientists.Scientists have revealed that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

When having sex can be fatal for your offspring


January 11th, 2008 - 3:28 pm ICT by admin
London , Jan 11 (ANI): If you thought that killing for love was just a phrase, then think again as the interbreeding of Hawaiian and Bristol strains of a nematode worm, Caenorhabditis ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mums diet may influence babys gender


November 28th, 2007 - 2:00 pm ICT by admin
London, Nov 28 (ANI): A new study on mice has revealed that a childs gender could be influenced by the mothers diet in the run-up to conception.The study, by researchers at the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Invading animals disrupt nature’s balance


November 14th, 2007 - 10:24 am ICT by admin
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Posted in Sci-Tech |

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