A HUMAN baby born on Mars would be MUTATED by cosmic radiation and would "put the entire crew in danger", US scientists believe. Tesla billionaire Elon Musk recently invited members of NASA and leading academics to discuss colonising Earth’s nearest neighbour in the next 40 to 100 years. But considering a human colony on Mars would need to reproduce in order to be successful – it’s worth considering the dangers of having a child on the mysterious planet. Dr John Millis, a NASA-funded physicist and astronomer, told The Sun Online that cosmic radiation on the planet’s surface would lead to “mutations” in the fetus. He said: “One of the larger challenges facing a human mission to Mars is the amount of time the astronauts would spend in transit to the planet would expose them to significant radiation. “Similarly, once on the surface of Mars, the design and construction of the habitats would be crucial to mission success because of radiation … [Read more...] about How human babies born on Mars would suffer horrific MUTATIONS due to cosmic radiation and jeopardise the entire colonising mission
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WHILE spina bifidia may sound like an incredibly rare condition, it is estimated that between five and 10 per cent of the population suffer from this spine defect without even realising. Here's everything you need to know about the condition... What is spina bifida? The NHS describes spina bifida as a "neural tube defect" which occurs when "a baby's spine and spinal cord don't develop properly in the womb". This then results in a gap forming in the spine. Doctors believe it is either caused by genetic or nutritional factors (such as lack of folic acid) or where the neural tube which forms the baby's brain and spinal chord is underdeveloped. There are three types of spina bifida but melomeningocele remains the rarest and most serious form of the condition. One in every 1,000 pregnancies results in a spine or brain defect, such as spina bifida, and it is usually spotted around the 18-week scan. Different types of spina bifida Spina bifida occulta - this is the most common type … [Read more...] about What is spina bifida, how does it affect the baby and what are its symptoms?
As fewer children are born in Finland each year, researchers are trying to determine the reasons why.More people are choosing to postpone pregnancy or not to have children at all. People cite a wide variety of reasons for this: including everything from climate change, fear of childbirth and the simple decision to forego the responsibility.But money is also a factor in many different ways. "Nowadays people spend a lot of time waiting for the right time, a suitable partner and a proper place to live," says researcher Anneli Miettinen, who is one of the authors behind the annual Family Barometer publication released by Finland's Population Research Institute.Yle set out to calculate the costs of having a child in 2018, by tracking the expenses associated with rearing a child until the age of one year and 9 months in two families.The Peltomaa family: 8.5K in first 21 monthsThe first-time parents in the Peltomaa family received quite a few items as gifts after their daughter was born, and … [Read more...] about How much does it cost to have a baby in Finland? Yle does the maths
Sandra Harwitt Special to USA TODAY Sports Published 2:49 p.m. UTC Jul 8, 2018 WIMBLEDON, England — There is a timeless proverb that states it takes a village to raise a child. If the child happens to have a mom who is a professional tennis player, then that village is not only a personal support team, but also the global tennis community at large. Take for instance Serena Williams, the most high-profile of tennis moms. Just four tournaments into her post-pregnancy comeback, the working mom of 10-month-old, Alexis Olympia, is traveling with a number of helping hands. Besides for husband, Reddit co-owner Alexis Ohanian Sr., there’s mom, Oracene, sisters Isha and Venus, not to mention a full-time nanny. “That’s helped a lot,” Williams admitted. “I wouldn't leave her if I didn't have a good system and a good person. Grandma travels a lot now. Yeah, I would not feel comfortable without that. “I'm adjusting well,” she added, … [Read more...] about For Serena and tennis moms, it takes a village
POLYCYSTIC ovary syndrome affects one in five women and has an impact on how ovaries function - meaning sufferers can struggle to release an egg to be fertilised making it often extremely difficult to fall pregnant. But what is the condition suffered by Danielle Lloyd and can it actually lead to infertility? What is polycystic ovary syndrome? For many, the only hint of PCOS is irregular periods, while in more severe cases sufferers can be left with embarrassing hair growth on their faces, chest, back and backside. The condition affects how a woman's ovaries function. It occurs when the sacs the ovaries sit in are unable to release an egg, which means ovulation doesn't happen. Medics don't yet know what causes polycystic ovary syndrome, according to the Mayo Clinic. Can polycystic ovary syndrome lead to infertility? In many cases polycystic ovary syndrome means a woman is unable to release an egg to be fertilised, and as a result her chances of becoming pregnant naturally are … [Read more...] about What is polycystic ovary syndrome, what are the symptoms of PCOS and how does it affect pregnancy?