Infants at high risk of developing food allergies should be offered common allergenic foods at around age six months – but not before four months, according to new Canadian Paediatric Society guidelines.
CAESAREAN sections are causing thousands of women to lose babies in subsequent pregnancies, according to a leading obstetrician.
Mark Schiefelbein/AP Photo Chinese scientist He Jiankui shocked the world with his recent claim that he modified the genes of two babies. However, his methods of achieving a medical breakthrough are consistent with China’s culture of innovation at any cost. While many scientists follow Western standards of medicine and innovation, China may decide to go […]
Sixteen celebrity babies are on their way in 2019. Links to announcements, Instagram posts of the soon-to-be-moms and dads. One of the unborn babies already has 63k followers on Instagram. There were so many celebrity babies born in 2018, and 2019 promises even more famous births. Here are all the celebrity babies that we can’t […]
He Jiankui was broadly condemned for editing the DNA of twins. But more widely used forms of gene editing, like IVF, perpetuate inequality by design. https://media.wired.com/photos/5c12e05984c514347f1b7949/master/pass/Ideas_Art_CRISPR-112505422.jpg
Researchers say the shock created by Chinese scientist He Jiankui’s claim that he helped make the world’s first gene-edited babies could set back responsible studies into preventing genetic disorders.
portioid/iNaturalist CC BY-SA 4.0 Researchers in China studied Toxeus magnus, a species of jumping spider, and discovered that its mothers nursed babies with their own secreted “milk.” The milk has about four times the amount of protein typically found in cow’s milk. Scientists believe the female spiders developed this ability in response to food shortages […]
Health Canada is cautioning mothers and others who may be consuming human placenta preparations about potential risks for themselves and their babies.
A Chinese scientist claims to have created the world’s first genetically-edited babies using the CRISPR/Cas9 tool. He Jiankui (pictured) told the Associated Press that twin girls, Lulu and Nana, were born earlier this month following embryo-editing using CRISPR to disable the CCR5 gene, which allows the HIV virus to infect cells. An American scientist, Michael […]
Canada’s opioid crisis extends to society’s very youngest: About 2,000 newborns are born with opioid exposure. But more and more, hospitals are trying to minimize the impact this has on new mothers and their babies, but allowing them to stay together in same room as they undergo treatment.