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Sugar and spice and everything nice: Health differences in newborn girls and boys
...e for transplants Austin, TX -- For generations, girls
have whimsically been said to be made of "sugar an...fferences in the heart may help explain why infant girls
are more likely to die following heart surgery. The other study has determined that the rapid accumu...
High rates of HIV infection documented among young Nepalese girls sex-trafficked to India
...vard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers of girls
and women who were sex-trafficked from Nepal to In...tive. The infection rate exceeded 60 percent among girls
forced into prostitution prior to age 15 years. One in seven of the studys participants had been tra...
It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that (modern) swing
...ader-bandwidth trill at the end. The California girls
clearly preferred the newer one, arching their backs, raising their tails and beaks and doing a come-hither flutter of the wings in a controlled laboratory test that Derryberry calls the "copulation solicitation assay." If they really liked it, in fa...
Highlights from the July 2007 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
...mendations, with boys more than twice as likely as girls
to select bigger portions. Significantly larger po...ian Girls African-American adolescent and teenage girls
consume less vitamin A and D, calcium and magnesium compared to Caucasian girls, according to resear...
Extracting eggs from pre-pubertal cancer patients brings hope for future fertility
... obtain and freeze eggs from the ovarian tissue of girls
as young as 5 years old, the 23rd annual conferenc... removed, fertilised and frozen. In younger girls
this is not possible, and the method normally used is to freeze the ovarian cortex, which contains t...
Daddies' girls choose men just like their fathers
...acteristics to their fathers. Well known daddies girls
such as Nigella Lawson and Zoe Ball back up these findings. A comparison of pictures of Charles Saatchi with Nigel Lawson and Norman Cook with Johnny Ball reveals some close correlations, especially in the central facial area, including the nose, chi...
Sheep offer model for undernourishment in pregnant teen girls
...ther and her fetus "will impair nutrient supply in girls
who are still growing during pregnancy. Thus formu... correct dietary advice for these young adolescent girls
is likely to be complex, particularly if the mother has not completed her own growth. Our results su...
Childhood environment influences reproductive function
...0-8 years of age that determines the rate at which girls
physically mature and how high their reproductive hormone levels reach as adults. Published today in PLoS Medicine, the study compares reproductive hormone levels of groups of Bangladeshi women who migrated at different periods of their life. It f...
New study suggests beverage patterns may 'make or break' your diet
...eight. The study found that preteen girls, teenage girls
and women ages 19 to 49 whose diets consisted of m...management, particularly among preteen and teenage girls
and women." Additionally, the new analysis found that the choice of beverage seems to make a diff...
Pitt study notes decline in male births in the US and Japan
...nd significantly fewer boys being born relative to girls
in the U.S. and Japan, and that an increasing proportion of fetuses that die are male. They note that the decline in births is equivalent to 135,000 fewer white males in the U.S. and 127,000 fewer males in Japan over the past three decades and sugges...
Tiny, spontaneous gene mutations may boost autism risk
...other causes of autism. Boys with autism outnumber girls
4 to 1. Since each mutation is individually rare few were seen more than once the results suggest that many different sites in the genome likely contribute to autism. "Failure to develop social skills and repetitive and obsessive behavior may in...
Failure to meet United Nations sanitation target could affect millions of the world's poorest
...ol," she said, noting that school attendance among girls
goes up when there are separate sanitation facilities, especially after they reach puberty. Better water and sanitation also can reduce the time that women and children spend fetching clean water, giving them more time to attend school or engage in...
NJIT awarded $1.1M NSF grant to change way inner-city students learn
...E, a five-week, summer enrichment program offering girls
ages 9-15 hands-on sophisticated projects ranging from dissecting a cow's eye to building suspension bridges out of popsicle sticks. FEMME, as all NJIT summer programs do, makes difficult math and science concepts relevant, memorable and fun. ...
Brain wave changes in adolescence signal reorganization of the brain
... 9-11 age group was: unchanged the same for girls
and boys They found delta wave intensity acros...on was related to gender, with lower intensity in girls
than boys because girls
begin the brain reorganization sooner was unrelated to the later bed times ...
Former White House science advisor warns that nanotechnology's potential threatened
...00 under President Bill Clintonwas to excite young girls
and boys about science, particularly the physical sciences and engineering. The intent was to reach millions of children using the wonders of nanotechnology to encourage them to study science and to equip them to compete successfully at the cutting-e...
New findings may lead to treatment for anxiety in Rett Syndrome
...times months of inconsolable crying. A majority of girls
with RTT, which is caused by mutations in the gene MECP2, display elevated stress hormones measured by urinary cortisol levels. New studies may shed light on whether much of the anxiety of these children is a response to the subjective experience of ...
How Rett Syndrome mutation targets the brain
...isease. RTT has been especially puzzling because girls
with the disorder develop normally through the first 6 to 18 months of life. But then they lose motor skills and speech, their heads cease normal growth, and they begin to show irregular breathing, obsessive hand-wringing, and autistic behaviors. R...
Handling HPV vaccines and screening: The views of 100 authors
...g with the offer of HPV vaccines to pre-adolescent girls
and the optional vaccination of young and middle-age women, HPV vaccines may in some instances be recommended as a universal vaccine for both genders towards the prevention of cervical cancer. "An unprecedented and phenomenal challenge for Public Hea...
Scent of father checks daughter's maturity
... Altoona Campus. "In the absence of these signals, girls
tend to sexually mature earlier." The effect of c...ather had been absent. "Our results indicate that girls
without fathers matured approximately three months before girls
whose fathers were present," Matchoc...
Highlights from the September 2006 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
...r day. The figures were as low as 10 percent among girls
ages 4 to 8 and as high as 60 percent among men ages 51 to 70. The new MyPyramid recommendations are 2 to 6 ½ cups per day of fruits and vegetables. The researchers reported that adequate intakes of fruits and vegetables ranged from a low of 0...
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