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Premature infants at risk for diabetes and obesity


Premature infants are at higher risk for diabetes and obesity. At least, that is what a recent study undertaken by Israel’s Ben Gurion University has revealed. They monitored a group of infants up until their ...

Teenage and older mothers in the EU


In the European Union (EU) the lowest shares of births of first children to teenage mothers in 2015 were recorded in Italy (1.2% of total births of first children), the Netherlands and Slovenia (both ...

Uterus for rent in Portugal works like this


The law in Portugal that allows one to rent a uterus is now in force, in cases of infertility due to an absence or dysfunction of the uterus. The gestation with a third party ...

Sperm counts dramatically plummeting among Western men


Sperm counts of men in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand are plunging, according to a new analysis published Tuesday. Among these men there has been a 52% decline in sperm concentration and ...

Exercising during pregnancy can cut the chance of needing a Caesarean section


Exercising during pregnancy is safe for babies and can cut a woman’s chance of needing a Caesarean section. The researchers, writing in the British Medical Journal, found that women of any weight offered tailored diet ...