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Baby born after womb transplant from dead donor

Baby born after womb transplant from dead donor

Technology
A mother has given birth to a healthy baby girl after surgeons implanted a womb in her body from a deceased donor. The case study - published in The Lancet - in Brazil demonstrates that uterus donations from deceased donors are a potential avenue of treatment for women with uterine infertility.Although uterus transplants are a growing area of medicine, they remain highly experimental and are very difficult surgeries to complete.Uterine transplants from living donors have occurred before. A total of 39 transplants have resulted in 11 live births - with the first taking place in Sweden in 2013.There have been 10 uterus transplants from deceased donors attempted in the US, the Czech Republic, and Turkey, but this is the first one which resulted in a live birth. ...
What This Mom Learned About Food Culture in America After Her Baby Stopped Eating

What This Mom Learned About Food Culture in America After Her Baby Stopped Eating

Health
You’ll want to have tissues handy when you dive into The Eating Instinct: Food Culture, Body Image, and Guilt in America. Though the new book from Virginia Sole-Smith might sound at first blush like a feminist or body-positivity book—both of which it is—it’s also a deeply personal, heart-wrenching story. Sole-Smith’s elder daughter, Violet, stopped eating by mouth at nine weeks old, and didn’t start again until she was about 16 months old. Rare congenital heart defects landed Violet in the hospital four weeks into her tiny life, and she emerged with what’s known medically as an oral aversion or infantile anorexia. It’s...
RBI’s prompt corrective action just baby steps before weak banks leap

RBI’s prompt corrective action just baby steps before weak banks leap

Finance
The Mint Street and North Block are in a tug of war on the Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) framework for weak banks. The finance ministry wants to soften the restrictions on banks under PCA. RBI, which imposes them, is resisting it. There could be more to this than meets the eye. “There is an assertion being made in some circles that imposition of the PCA has starved the Indian economy of credit. There is little factual basis for this assertion, either for the overall economy or at sectoral level… There is also a call for more lending by PCA banks to large industries where the overall credit growth remains muted,” Reserve Bank of India deputy governor Viral Acharya said earlier this month. The government was demanding dilution of restrictions, such as prohibition on lendi...
Jordan Davies' brutal WhatsApp exchange with baby mama of his unborn son revealed

Jordan Davies' brutal WhatsApp exchange with baby mama of his unborn son revealed

Entertainment
The couple were involved in a whirlwind romance earlier this year, before splitting after just two months.During their relationship the duo regularly covered social media with loved-up snaps.Alongside one pic of them walking on the beach, Jordan gushed: “For all the things my hands have held the best by far is you.”After a pal warned him not to "c*** it up" in March, he replied: “Trust me I won’t... Related Articles "Good things come to those who wait."In April the couple discovered Paula was pregnant, at the time both of them wanted to keep the baby.However, fast forward seven months and the duo are locked in a bitter feud, which Paula says resulted in her being rushed to hospital.Speaking exclusively to Daily Star Online, the 25-year-o...
Anglo Saxon baby teeth could shed light on obesity, diabetes

Anglo Saxon baby teeth could shed light on obesity, diabetes

Science
Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Scientists have developed a new method for measuring the health and development of moms and babies long after they're gone. According to new research, the measure of dentine in the milk teeth, or baby teeth, can serve as a reliable indicator of health among early human populations. For the study, scientists analyzed the baby teeth of more than 1,000 Anglo Saxon children living among the Raunds Furnells settlements. Archaeologists believe the population was under nourished. By comparing the teeth of children who survived the first 1,000 days from conception with those who did not, scientists were able to identify biomarkers that might predict positive and negative health outcomes. Researchers have traditionally relied on bones to study the health of earlier human populati...