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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...
Study: High concentrations of heavy metals found in baby foods

Study: High concentrations of heavy metals found in baby foods

Health
Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Two-thirds of the baby foods tested by Consumer Reports had a troubling cadmium, inorganic arsenic or lead content, a study by the review company showed. The non-governmental organization tested 50 brand name baby foods and found "worrisome" levels of heavy metals in 68 percent of those tested. Ingesting the metals can, over time, impair cognitive function in babies and children. Cadmium, arsenic and lead are regarded, with mercury, as the most harmful to health. The report said every product tested had a measurable level of at least one heavy metal, and 15 of the 50 tested could pose health risks to a child regularly eating just one serving per day. The study also noted foods containing rice or sweet potatoes were especially likely to have high metal levels, and organic...
Lisa Armstrong melts hearts with post declaring she is ‘missing her baby boy’

Lisa Armstrong melts hearts with post declaring she is ‘missing her baby boy’

Entertainment
Ant McPartlin’s estranged wife has been enjoying her new chapter in LA.The Strictly Come Dancing makeup artist seems to have settled right into her life Stateside, and even recently made a trip to the world-famous High Voltage tattoo parlour to get a new inking.She was also spotted enjoying 4th July celebrations with her former Deuces bandmate Craig Young, 41.But despite loving her new home, Lisa is still “missing her boy”. INSTAGRAM/ LISA ARMSTRONG POIGNANT: Lisa Armstrong melts hearts with post Ant McPartlin's estranged wife Lisa Armstrong in pictures   Ant McPartlin's ex Lisa Armstrong reveals her cheeky side. ...
Biologists locate baby white sharks' hangout in North Atlantic

Biologists locate baby white sharks' hangout in North Atlantic

Science
July 18 (UPI) -- With the help of next-generation satellite and acoustic technology, marine biologists have identified the migration patterns and hangouts of baby white sharks in the North Atlantic. Researchers have long suspected that the New York Bight, a seafloor indentation running from New Jersey's Cape May Inlet to Montauk Point on the eastern tip of Long Island, serves as a nursery for newborn and juvenile white sharks. But a nursery must meet three specific criteria: it must host higher densities of young sharks; it must be used year after year, over years; and it must be used as a residency for extended periods. Until now, scientists have only been able to confirm the New York Bight's adherence to the first two criteria. However, the recent tagging and tracking of 10 baby white ...
Seal baby boom hope for Thames

Seal baby boom hope for Thames

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device Sixty years ago the Thames Estuary was regarded as "biologically dead" and largely devoid of wildlife.But, in recent years seals have returned to the Thames as well as to the coastal and low-lying lands bordering the estuary. Last year, scientists recorded more than 3,500 harbour and grey seals.Now, they are starting the first count of seal pups to see how important the area is a breeding ground."These seals are higher predators in the estuary," says Thea Cox, conservation biologist at the Zoological Society of London. "Knowing how many there are is a really good indicator of the health of the estuary, what habitat is available to them, what food source is available to them." ...