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admin replied:
10/18/02
Multiples Born to Older Moms Do Not Suffer Higher Risk of Complications
While many studies have found that single babies born older mothers are at increased risk for birth complications, a new study says that multiples born to older mothers do not face that same risk.

Researchers at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and the University of Kansas studied data from more than 147,000 twin pregnancies and more than 5000 triplet pregnancies. They found that twins born to older mothers were not more likely to experience birth complications and that triplets born to older mothers actually fared better than those born to younger mothers.

The researchers believe that the fact that many older mothers conceive through assisted reproductive technology (ART) may contribute to the trend. Multiples conceived through ART are less likely to be identical, and identical multiples are more likely to suffer complications at birth. Also, mothers who conceive via ART tend to be monitored more closely than are mothers who conceive multiples naturally.

The study appears in the September issue of Fertility and Sterility. (09-17-02)

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Clarisa replied:
01/21/04
To My Mother
Because I feel that in the heavens above
The angels, whispering one to another,
Can find among their burning terms of love,
None so devotional as that of "Mother,"
Therefore by that dear name I have long called you,
You who are more than mother unto me,
And filled my heart of hearts, where death installed you,
In setting my Virginia's spirit free.
My mother -- my own mother, who died early,
Was but the mother of myself; but you
Are the mother to the one I loved so dearly,
And thus are dearer than the mother I knew
But that infinity with which my wife
Was dearer to my soul that its soul-life.
- Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)
 
alex replied: 03/06/04
My Mother
Who fed me from her gentle breast
And hushed me in her arms to rest,
And on my cheek sweet kisses prest?
My mother.

When sleep forsook my open eye,
Who was it sung sweet lullaby
And rocked me that I should not cry?
My mother.

Who sat and watched my infant head
When sleeping in my cradle bed,
And tears of sweet affection shed?
My mother.

When pain and sickness made me cry,
Who gazed upon my heavy eye
And wept, for fear that I should die?
My mother.

Who ran to help me when I fell
And would some pretty story tell,
Or kiss the part to make it well?
My mother.

Who taught my infant lips to pray,
To love God's holy word and day,
And walk in wisdom's pleasant way?
My mother.

And can I ever cease to be
Affectionate and kind to thee
Who wast so very kind to me,-
My mother

Oh no, the thought I cannot bear;
And if God please my life to spare
I hope I shall reward thy care,
My mother.

When thou art feeble, old and gray,
My healthy arm shall be thy stay,
And I will soothe thy pains away,
My mother

Ans when I see thee hang thy head,
'Twill be my turn to watch thy bed,
And tears of sweet affection shed,-
My mother.

--Jane Taylor
 
yass replied: 04/05/04
Attention Deficit Linked to TV Viewing
Risk to Children Increases With Number of Hours Watched, Study Finds
Associated Press

CHICAGO, April 4 -- Very young children who watch television face an increased risk of attention deficit problems by school age, a study has found, suggesting that TV might overstimulate and permanently "rewire" the developing brain.



For every hour of television watched daily, two groups of children -- ages 1 and 3 -- faced a 10 percent increased risk of having attention problems at age 7.

The findings bolster previous research showing that television can shorten attention spans and support recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics that children younger than 2 should not watch television.

"The truth is there are lots of reasons for children not to watch television. Other studies have shown it to be associated with obesity and aggressiveness," said lead author Dimitri A. Christakis, a researcher at Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle.

The study, appearing in the April issue of Pediatrics, involved 1,345 children who participated in government-sponsored national health surveys. Parents answered questions about the children's TV viewing and rated their behavior at age 7 on a scale similar to measures used in diagnosing attention deficit disorders.

The researchers lacked data on whether attention deficit disorders had been diagnosed in the youngsters, but the number of children whose parents rated them as having attention problems -- 10 percent -- is similar to the prevalence in the general population, Christakis said. Problems included difficulty concentrating, acting restless and impulsive and being easily confused.

About 36 percent of the 1-year-olds watched no TV, while 37 percent watched one to two hours daily and had a 10 percent to 20 percent increased risk of attention problems. Fourteen percent watched three to four hours daily and had a 30 percent to 40 percent increased risk compared with children who watched no TV. The remainder watched at least five hours daily.

Among 3-year-olds, only 7 percent watched no TV, 44 percent watched one to two hours daily, 27 percent watched three to four hours daily, almost 11 percent watched five to six hours daily, and about 10 percent watched seven or more hours daily.

In a Pediatrics editorial, educational psychologist Jane M. Healy said the study "is important and long overdue" but needs to be followed up to better explain the mechanisms that may be involved.

Christakis said unrealistically fast-paced images typical of most TV programming may alter normal brain development.

"The newborn brain develops very rapidly during the first two to three years of life. It's really being wired" during that time, Christakis said.

Overstimulation during this critical period "can create habits of the mind that are ultimately deleterious," Christakis said. If this theory holds true, the brain changes likely are permanent, but children with attention problems can be taught to compensate, he said.

Jennifer Kotler, assistant director for research at Sesame Workshop, which produces children's programs including "Sesame Street," questioned whether the results would apply to educational programming.

"We do not ignore this research," but more is needed on variables that could affect the impact of early exposure to television, including whether content or watching TV with a parent makes a difference, Kotler said.

"There's a lot of research . . . that supports the positive benefits of educational programming," she said.
First published at: The Washington Post
 
mahtab replied: 12/28/05
پربارترين زايمان جهان
"دكتر ژنارومونتانينو" روز 22 جولاي 1971 اعلام كرد، زني 35 ساله 15 كودك به دنيا آورد! اگرچه هيچ كدام از اين جنين‌ها زنده از بدن مادرشان خارج نشدند، اما ركورد منحصر به فردي را در تاريخ شگفتي‌هاي علم پزشكي به ثبت رساندند. از اين 15 جنين، 10 تاي آنها دختر و پنج تاي ديگر پسر بودند.
"دكتر مونتانينو" وزن هر يك از آنها را 15 اونس و قد آنان را 5 اينچ اعلام كرد.

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yasmin replied:
12/18/03
Feqqas
I found this Moroccan recipe on the internet, it is really good. If anyone is interested here is the recipe, if anyone else has some interesting recipes post them.

Ingredients:

1 kg 500 of flour
500 g of sugar
75 g of of bakery yeast
3 soup spoonful of seeds of sésame and of anise
1 coffee spoonful of eraser crushed with a little salt
1 glass of water of orange blossom
water
Preparation:

Knead the half of the flour with 50 g of yeast diluted in a little tepid sugary water. Once well worked add some water, the gotten dough must be a little softer that the dough to bread. Form a ball, cover it and let it to raise for 2 hours.

After 2 hours, , work it with the remainder of flour, of yeast, the melted butter, the sugar, the water of orange blossom, the eraser then add the grains of sésame and of anise. Knead.

Modele the dough in sticks of 2 cm of diameter on 30 to 40 cm of long, put them on the plate of cooking then cover warmly and start to raise 2 hours sheltered from air.

When the dough raised, it must be elastic. Prick it by places then cook it to half to soft oven. Leave the sticks in oven then remove them before they are colored.

Once well cooled, cut them up in fine small disc, place them on the oven plate so they are colored for some minutes to middle oven.

The cookies remain crunchy if they are preserved in a very well closed box.

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