For the first time, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have sequenced the genome of a fetus using only a mother's blood sample.
Imagine how still this mom had to be. For anyone who has had an MRI, you know that you can't move in order to get a good picture. Well, this is not your average birth video. German researchers have used Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to peer inside a woman's body during labor, a medical first that sheds light on the birth process.
If you thought you had time to worry about your child studying for and taking their SAT and ACT tests, you don't. A new digital tool to test academic and behavioral skills will target students starting in kindergarten. The test is intended to gauge a student's traits towards certain careers.
Does kindergarten lead to a life of crime? According to one legislator, the answer is yes. No matter what side of the political aisle you're on, this is the kind of story that will likely leave you shaking your head.
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It was a windy afternoon on the "J" subway platform on the New York subway at Van Siclen Avenue. A mother had her one-year-old baby boy in a stroller with her. Her three other children were on a bench.
Best-selling romance author Jilly Cooper says sex is not as marketable a commodity in romance fiction as it once was. "The reason is very simple – women don't want to have sex any more," she claims at the Cartier Queen's Cup Final at Guards Polo Club.
I survived Postpartum Psychosis, my Son did not...
In March of 1999 I had just turned 25 and was about to give birth to my second child. My daughter was turning 6 later that month as well so there should have been a lot of celebrating to do. I went a week and a half past my due date, and my son was born on March 11th at 11:10pm; Hunter Macarthy Ramsey.
Although I was excited, exhausted and not feeling quite right, little did I know a month later my little boy would be dead and I would be committed to the Augusta Mental Health Institute; responsible for his death.
I grew up in a small coastal town in Maine. I always refer to my family as "Old Maine". I guess alluding to the fact that nobody talks about their feelings. We still banked the house in the winter with plastic and hay and things always went unspoken. We were strong Maine women. It would have been nice if we were half as strong as what we thought we were supposed to be.
My mother was one of 6 children, very typical around here; they were Catholic. She had me when she was 17 and married my father I was told to get out of the house. Secrets, Secrets, Secrets...
I bounced around from relative to relative after the divorced and started kindergarten late waiting for my mother to come back from where ever it was she had gone. Eventually she did and ended up in a co-dependent relationship with my Stepfather and they had my brother and sister. There were years and years of fighting, alcohol, staying, leaving, packing up and moving back.
When I was 14, after a two day bender of not going to school, my Mom and stepdad fighting, packing and unpacking; my mother hung herself in our bathroom. I learned of this from her father (my grandfather) as she had sent me there to spend the night.
He informed me since I was the oldest child it was my responsibility to plan the funeral. Looking back, I think he was just devastated and was doing the best he could in those moments. So, with my grandfather driving me around and footing the bill, I proceeded to plan my mother's funeral. I don't remember everything, just bits and pieces. What I do remember is finally demanding to see her at the funeral parlor as we were writing her obituary. I had to; I couldn't or wouldn't bel
In one of the most bittersweet stories we've heard in a long time, a bulldog in Columbia, Alabama has become a nursing "mommy" to some orphaned kittens. This, in addition to caring for newborn puppies of her own.
Getting toddlers and little kids to eat nutritious, balanced meals or even to get them to eat at all can be tough. To help combat this problem, companies like Kraft and Nabisco created highly processed, heavily packaged items that are found in many school cafeterias.
There are so many options these days for adorable girl nursery ideas. After doing a bit of research about dos and don'ts of a baby's room I'm left with many questions. The biggest dont I found is about crib bumpers. I have read a lot about the dangers of crib bumpers. I have talked with my pediatrician and she says that in the past she used them. She mainly used them as protection for her daughters head. Now, she feels that they cause some health risks and she no longer recommends the traditional bumpers but suggests that I look into some of the safer options that are out there.
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I am so scared. This is my first pregnancy and I am almost 39 years old!! I am morbidly obese, and I have Fibroids!! The odds are against me here, and Im so scared.
In a chilling scenario, a young rancher in Texas hears his little girl screaming and goes searching for her. He finds A 47-year-old ranch hand with his pants and underwear down, raping his five-year-old daughter.
Belly-casting and painting have been around for a long time. It seems that parents are getting more creative these days. Here's a new fad that's considered fun, quirky and a way to celebrate a pregnant woman's growing belly.
At 21-months-old, little Ryan is already checking things off his bucket list. Things like petting a puppy, riding a bike and getting a speeding ticket for going too fast in a hospital, where he spends far too much time.
When do good moms go bad? These two moms put their babies at great risk of bodily injury – most likely fatal. Both moms were arrested. Only one was let go when it was determined that she had made an "honest mistake." Who decides the punishment?
The former presidential candidate John Edwards has been acquitted on charges regarding use of his campaign funds. The federal prosecutor decided last week not to try him on the remaining federal charges against him, what's next?
Although almost half of infant HIV infections are attributed to breastfeeding, most breastfed babies are not infected with HIV. Researchers are left wondering if breastfeeding prevents HIV instead of causes it. New research explores the question using a humanized mouse model.
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