Tag: "abortion" at biology news
Neural tube defects decrease with folic acid fortification
...of the main strengths of the study is that because abortion
is illegal in Chile, the data contain virtually all cases of neural tube defects. Furthermore, the study confirms preliminary results following folic acid fortification that were observed 20 months after fortification began. In addition, the inclusio...
Lack of coherent cloning policies reflects polarized debate, limited understanding, study says
...by their positions on more familiar issues such as abortion
and the value of biomedical research to develop new therapies and treatments for the sick," the report says. "Given this situation, it is not surprising that lawmakers in Washington and in various state legislatures have not been able to reach conse...
First frozen egg baby born in Canada
...n's fertility declines and the rate of spontaneous abortion
increases significantly. The risks of chromosomal abnormalities, such as Down's syndrome, are also higher in babies produced by older women. Finally, current egg donor programs require matching the menstrual cycle of egg recipients; this problem can ...
Mechanism proposed for link between RU-486 and fatal infections
drug mifepristone (Mifeprex, TM RU-486) has been linked to rare cases of fatal bacterial infections, but until now the connection has not been clearly understood. In "Pathophysiology of mifepristone-induced septic shock due to Clostridium sordellii,...
Newly recognized gene mutation may reduce seeds, resurrect plants
...plant will support to maturity," Jenks said. "Seed abortion
by plants likely is a tightly regulated process that necessitates allowing some seed loss to conserve resources in a stressful environment without aborting all seeds, which would leave the plant with no healthy offspring." If researchers learn how to...
First analysis of FDA's mifepristone adverse event reports
drug mifepristone (Mifeprex,TM RU-486), initially ...and fetal malformations that appeared after failed abortion
attempts. Reports also detail ruptured ectopic pregnancies, a potentially fatal condition requiring ...
Popular pill for inducing labor found effective, but concerns remain
...ination with RU-486, the so-called "morning after" abortion
pill. Alfirevic said that despite the safety, legal and political issues surrounding misoprostol, "Clinicians felt that they had a duty to investigate this drug because this is the only prostaglandin that could be used effectively orally. It could p...
Children born after abortion ban had 'significantly better' educational achievements
...evitt argues convincingly that the legalization of abortion
in the United States contributed to a subsequent d...esents a case in which children born just after an abortion
ban display "significantly better" educational and labor market achievements than children born just...
Virus linked to Thoroughbred abortion epidemic
...on State University has linked a major epidemic of abortion
a few years ago in Kentucky Thoroughbred mares to ... to identify the cause. Many agents known to cause abortion
in horses were considered at the time and ultimately dismissed, but some studies suggested at least ...
Early fetal gender test demands rapid ethical policymaking
...eral view of permission in reproduction, but using abortion
as part of the process is less defensible and may ... become popular with anyone who is prepared to use abortion
as a way of choosing their child's sex. "We need to think about this quickly because the technolog...
Miscarriage significantly associated with increasing paternal age
...he study, which focused exclusively on spontaneous abortion
as the outcome, has as one of its strengths its la...nly a slight increase in the chance of spontaneous abortion
for a specific couple. Nevertheless, as child bearing is increasingly delayed in Western societies,...
Dominant meerkats render rivals infertile
...This tactic reduces conception rates and increases abortion
rates among the evicted subordinates, who are only allowed to return to the group after the dominant female has given birth. The dominant female benefits in two ways from reducing the fertility of her subordinates. First, her own pups will benef...
Down syndrome: It's not just the age factor
...iewed and analysed data from 1953 and 1972 (before abortion
was widespread). They found that other factors, besides the mother's increasing age, were linked to the number of Down Syndrome cases. Down Syndrome rates were significantly higher in older mothers in their first pregnancy than in older mothers wh...
Europe should lead in promoting family planning in poor countries
...untry where women are more likely to die of unsafe abortion
than of AIDSIn Uganda, with a moderately severe longstanding HIV epidemic, population size is nevertheless projected to grow from 30 million today to 61 million by 2025, and further to 127 million by the middle of this century, posing huge difficulti...
Access to safe, legal abortion improves the health of women
is made legal, safe and easily accessible, women's...ions remains the highest in the 82 countries where abortion
is legally restricted. While legalising abortion
is necessary it is not sufficient to eliminate unsa...
Study finds periodontal treatment does not lower preterm birth risk
...tment arm, 10 in the control group. A spontaneous abortion
was defined as a loss of the baby before 20 weeks, while a stillbirth was considered to occur from 20 weeks to 36 weeks and six days. The researchers also found no significant differences among the two groups in the proportion of infants who were of...
Call for Europe to lead in revitalizing family planning agenda in world's poorest countries
...untry where women are more likely to die of unsafe abortion
than of AIDS . . . In Uganda, with a moderately severe longstanding HIV epidemic, population size is nevertheless projected to grow from 30 million today to 61 million by 2025, and further to 127 million by the middle of this century, posing huge dif...
The abortion pill compound prevents breast tumor growth
Irvine, Calif. -- The chemical compound for the abortion
pill has been found to prevent the growth of mammary tumors caused by the mutant gene responsible for a majority of breast and ovarian cancers, according to UC Irvine scientists. This compound, called mifepristone, prevented breast tumors by inhibi...
Americans' support for embryonic stem cell research declines, VCU Life Sciences survey shows
...m cell research continue to be related to views on abortion
and religion, according to the poll. In terms of ...est change in the survey was among people who feel abortion
should be illegal in all circumstances. Seventy-seven percent of these people oppose research using ...