Woman sues Idaho fertility doctor for using his own sperm

Apr 6, 2018 0

A Washington state woman is suing an Idaho fertility doctor after discovering through an online ancestry website that the man had secretly fathered her. Kelli Rowlette and the parents, who raised her, Sally Ashby and her then-husband Howard Fowler, filed the lawsuit in Idaho district court in March against Dr. Gerald Mortimer, his wife and the Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates of Idaho Falls. The retired Mortimer couldn’t be reached for comment. His former practice said the current doctors aren’t involved. ...

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IVF egg donor use rises sharply, HFEA figures show

Mar 21, 2018 0

The number of women using donated eggs has risen sharply in the past 10 years, latest figures show.  There were 1,912 women who had IVF using a donor egg in 2006, compared to 3,924 in 2016, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) said. It attributed the rise to a greater awareness of donation as an option, more donors, and more same sex couples, single and older women using them. The number of women donating their eggs is also on the increase.  Women usually need to be between 18 and 35 to donate their eggs and the process for donating is similar to the early stages of IVF, ...

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Babies resembling their fathers become healthier: Study

Mar 7, 2018 0

Once a couple gets to know which parent is responsible for their baby’s looks, that’s where the obsession normally ends. However, a study has gone a step further and revealed that if your baby has gone on the father, they may have an edge in terms of attracting attention and deriving health benefits. The study emphasizes the importance of a father’s role in bringing up their child, suggesting that infants resembling their fathers at birth are more likely to spend time with them and in turn, be healthier by the time they are a year old. “Fathers are important in raising a child, and it manifests itself in the health of the child,” said one of the researchers Solomon Polachek, Professor at the Binghamton University in New York. ...

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 Encouraging teens to diet can cause higher risk of obesity as adult

Mar 6, 2018 0

Parents who encourage their teens to diet could negatively impact their child’s weight-related and emotional health for years to come, according to a study published Tuesday in the journal Pediatrics.  “Experiencing parent encouragement to diet as an adolescent was significantly associated with a higher risk of overweight or obesity, dieting, binge eating, engaging in unhealthy weight control behaviors, and lower body satisfaction 15 years later as a parent,” the study, which followed 556 teens whose parents encouraged dieting over a 15-year period, stated.  The researchers even followed the teens — who came from diverse racial and socio-economic backgrounds — as they went on to become parents themselves. ...

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Opioid poisonings, overdoses send more US kids to hospitals

Mar 5, 2018 0

Opioid poisonings and overdoses are sending increasing numbers of U.S. children and teens to the hospital, according to a study showing a substantial rise in young patients needing critical care. The study included accidental poisonings along with overdoses from intentional use. Prescription painkillers were most commonly involved, but heroin, methadone and other opioid drugs also were used. ...

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Mar 2, 2018 0

Mrs Joy Edum, a 45years old housewife bought a child without her husband’s knowledge saying she needed a child. Mrs Edum stated that it was because she doesn’t have a child she decided to buy a child knowing fully well her husband will not support her action. ...

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51 percent of Nigerian women girls have sex before the age of 18

Oct 27, 2017 0

According to the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Idris, about 51 percent of Nigerian girls are exposed to sex before the age of 18 years. The figure for Lagos State is about 24.5 percent, a big surprise. He made these revelations while speaking at the National Institute of International Affairs , Victoria Island, Lagos on “Reproductive Health: Beyond cultural limitations and concerns.” ...

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India: Rape- Uncle did not father child’s baby – DNA test

Sep 13, 2017 0

Police in India have reopened the case of a 10-year-old girl after forensic tests revealed that her baby’s DNA samples did not match those of her uncle who is charged with raping her. After the Supreme Court denied her permission to abort, she gave birth to a baby girl last month.  The 10-year-old was not aware of her pregnancy. She was told her bulge was because she had a stone in her stomach. She alleges she was raped several times in the past seven months by the uncle. The accused, which is in his 40s, was arrested and is being tried in a special court dealing with crimes against children. ...

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