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Chinese couples turning to sperm black markets for child


September 18th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) Longing for a child, many infertile couples in China are turning to sperm black markets where "donors" offer their sperm by injection or at times by ... Read more...

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Fatty diet during pregnancy may cause cancer in offspring


September 12th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) Pregnant women who gorge on fatty foods may increase the chances of their daughters and even grand-daughters developing breast cancer in later life, the Daily Mail ... Read more...

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Nuts during pregnancy can reduce asthma risk for kids


August 30th, 2012 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) A new research has suggested eating nuts during pregnancy could reduce the risk of children developing asthma.Contrary to common opinion, eating nuts during pregnancy is not ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New tactic to disarm superbugs


August 24th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 24 (IANS) A new tactic to disarm harmful bacteria may permit the body's immune system to destroy them, rather than use drugs to kill them.Christian Baron, professor of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Women who smoke give birth to lighter babies’


June 3rd, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 3 (IANS) Women who smoke during pregnancy give birth to lighter and smaller babies, says a Spanish study.The findings were borne out by research conducted by the University ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Punjab imports cattle semen to improve milch breeds


April 27th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 27 (IANS) The Punjab government has imported "high quality semen" from Canada to improve cattle breeds in the state and ensure higher milk yield, a minister said here ... Read more...

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Men not risk-averse in front of kids


April 18th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) Unlike women, men don't curb certain risk-taking behaviours even in the presence of kids, says a new psychology study. Women may be more cautious when they ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Changes in marriage law welcome, says women


March 25th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The government's move to make divorce a quicker process has been largely welcomed as a long overdue step though some women activists and lawyers have ... Read more...

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Puffing could expose your kid to leukaemia


February 10th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 10 (IANS) Smokers beware. Your heavy puffing around the time of conception greatly increases the chances of your child developing the most common form of childhood cancer, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Kids lose touch with one parent after divorce


January 25th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) One in five children of broken families in Britain loses touch with at least one parent forever, the latest official statistics have revealed.Preparing to unveil plans ... Read more...

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In intercaste marriage, facts decide offspring’s status: Court


January 19th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday said that the determination of caste of a person born of a marriage between a tribal and a non-tribal cannot be ... Read more...

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Divorce not problematic, but its poor handling is


January 18th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 18 (IANS) The poor handling of divorce by parents, rather than the act itself, causes additional behavioural problems for the kids, suggests a study."It is not divorce in ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Female mosquitofishes prefer well-fed males


January 12th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 12 (IANS) Being well fed is a sign of prosperity, good health and security, not only among humans but also surprisingly among fish species. Female mosquitofish prefer males ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Britons fear downfall in their kids’ living standards


December 5th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) About two-thirds of Britons are worried that the present generation of children will have a low living standard than their parents cherished, a study has found.The ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Worms on ISS mission reproduce in space


November 30th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 30 (IANS) British researchers sent a type of worm that shares 20,000 genes with humans to the International Space Station (ISS) to test how they deal with space ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Unemployed Briton has 15 kids, two more to come


November 29th, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 29 (IANS) An unemployed man in Britain has fathered 15 children from 14 different women, and is expected to see the birth of his 16th and 17th offspring ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Match-making male dolphins more successful in mating


October 27th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 27 (IANS) Male bottlenose dolphins who play match-makers, brushing aside sexual competitiveness, notch up better mating success, new research says.?These results are fascinating because it demonstrates that male ... Read more...

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Motherhood alters brain functions


October 25th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Oct 25 (IANS) Motherhood causes alterations in brain functions that help mothers locate and communicate with their offspring, especially if they are in distress, says a study by Israeli ... Read more...

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Isn’t your child already sounding a teenager?


October 20th, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 20 (IANS) It seems children these days are growing up at a much faster rate than generally anticipated, as a study in Britain has found teenage tantrums and ... Read more...

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Grim economy turns men to finding more sex partners


October 14th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) A grim economy is likely to predispose men to seek more sex partners, giving them more chances to reproduce, research suggests.Men are likely to pursue short-term ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Extra calcium may not prevent premature birth


October 9th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 9 (IANS) Calcium intake has no effect on preventing premature birth or low infant birth weight, a review of its potential benefits suggests.Experts agree that during pregnancy, a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Chivalrous male cricket would die for his female


October 7th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 7 (IANS) Chivalrous male crickets are willing to lay down their lives for their lady loves, so that their genetic legacy and offpsring can live on, new research ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Baa! Sheep can memorise 50 other sheep faces


October 3rd, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 3 (IANS) Sheep may have a reputation for being dumb, but when it involves recognising their own or their friends and foes, they have excellent memories.Graeme Martin, professor ... Read more...

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Stay-at-home mothers find baby care exhausting


September 25th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 25 (IANS) British women who stay at home to raise their pre-school age kids are finding the work so exhausting that they are paying to keep nannies, says ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mulligan loves kids


September 13th, 2011 - 8:54 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Actress Carey Mulligan has revealed she loves babies because they stop her from worrying about insignificant things.The "Drive" actress, who is reportedly engaged to musician Marcus ... Read more...

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Female birds turn promiscuous for better offspring


September 6th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washngton, Sep 6 (IANS) The idea of mating for life remains a romantic ideal but female birds act promiscuously because of certain long term benefits.It's all about having more grandkids. ... Read more...

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Now study says parents turning embarrassment for kids


September 6th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) Many parents in Britain are turning an embarrassment for their children due to their awkward behaviour at public places, says a study.Dads are leading the way ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rare zebra-donkey hybrid born in Xiamen Haicang Zoo


July 6th, 2011 - 11:31 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Beijing, July 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A rare creature made of half-donkey and half-zebra has been born in China. The animal was born last Sunday at a zoo which is located in the ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Poor pre-pregnancy diet ups baby’s risk of diabetes, obesity


July 3rd, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) A poor diet before conception could put the baby at risk of developing type II diabetes and obesity, researchers say.Mice that were fed a low protein ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Some primate mothers kill their own babies


June 9th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) Some primate mothers, who cannot raise their infants without help from male group members, commit infanticide when stressed and competing with other females."Infanticide is an extreme ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Folic acid protects offsprings from colon cancer


May 27th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 27 (IANS) Folic acid supplements given to pregnant and breast-feeding females, reduced the rate of colon cancer in their offspring by 64 percent, based on mice studies.The research, ... Read more...

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Fatty diet during pregnancy programmes baby for diabetes


May 26th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 26 (IANS) A high-fat diet during pregnancy may programme a woman's baby for future diabetes, even if she herself is not obese or diabetic."We found that exposure to ... Read more...

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Why girls find bad boys sexier?


May 26th, 2011 - 6:41 am ICT by IANS
London, May 26 (IANS) Women really do find moody bad boys sexier than cheerful chaps, a study has found.Psychologists say brooding or swaggering males were far more alluring than happy ... Read more...

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Osama’s will forbade his children from jihad, wives from remarrying


May 4th, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
London, May 4 (ANI): Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden forbade his children from joining Al-Qaeda and ordered his wives not to remarry, according to his will released in a Kuwaiti newspaper.He also ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Why some birds baby sit others’ offspring


May 3rd, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 3 (IANS) Why some birds help raise offspring which aren't their own has been an endearing mystery. But it now turns out that they may be doing so ... Read more...

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