Visit our new website: worldnews.easybranches.com

More evidence for a link between Caesarean sections and obesity

  • Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:47

ROUGHLY one human pregnancy in ten presents complications (for example, breech presentation) that might justify the baby being delivered by Caesarean section. In some places that is not possible, and mother and infant have to take their chances with a normal delivery. But the opposite is also true. Elective Caesarean is becoming more and more common. In Brazil, Italy and Iran more than 40% of children are born this way.

That a stressful and expensive procedure is being conducted more often than is strictly necessary has long been a concern. But, more recently, a second worry has emerged. This is that Caesarean section stops infants picking up, from their mother’s vaginas and perineums, bacteria that would normally establish themselves in a newborn’s gut, and by doing so improve its future health. Accumulating evidence suggests three things, in particular. These are that Caesarean babies are more prone than others to allergies (in which the immune system responds to...Continue reading Science and technology

Tags


Save big on top tech magazines.

Related Stories

Loot, the digital current account aimed at students and millennials, banks £2.2M Series A
  • Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:43

 “There are two types of competition for us at Loot: the banks and the money management apps,” Loot founder Ollie Purdue tells me. Th...

Image of Cooperation Between White House and Mueller Starts to Fracture - New York Times
  • Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:13

New York TimesImage of Cooperation Between White House and Mueller Starts to FractureNew York TimesWASHINGTON — For much of the seven months since R...

Horizons Ventures backs AI startup Fano Labs in first Hong Kong investment
  • Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:39

 Horizons Ventures, the VC firm founded by Hong Kong’s richest man Li Ka-Shing, has made a rare early-stage investment after it backed AI s...

Amazon backs down in Google streaming spat
  • Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:43

The online retailer puts streaming gadgets from Google back on sale, ending a two-year hiatus. BBC News - Technology

Sumatran rhinos never recovered from losses during the Pleistocene, genome evidence shows
  • Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:41

An international team of researchers has sequenced and analyzed the first Sumatran rhino genome from a sample belonging to a male made famous at the C...

Tencent and JD.com invest $863M into e-commerce firm Vipshop to battle Alibaba
  • Mon, 18 Dec 2017 11:40

 Tencent, the internet giant that recently became Asia’s first $ 500 billion company, is continuing its investment spree after it agreed t...

Sohn Brazil Conference: Ackman, Verde, Farallon And More – FULL NOTES
  • Mon, 18 Dec 2017 10:28

We continue our Sohn Brazil Conference coverage – Below is our full 42 pages of notes in PDF format. As a reminder, the following speakers pitched a...

The newest iOS – things you surely did not know
  • Mon, 18 Dec 2017 09:39

Since iOS 11 was launched, everyone is hyped with its potential and new features. Even though Apple users were already used to the interface of iOS, t...

After years of success, progress against malaria is slowing
  • Mon, 18 Dec 2017 08:44

MALARIA has been a scourge for most of history. In recent years, a good deal of progress has been made against the disease. But, as the World Malaria ...

Philippine officials say more than 30 dead due to slow storm
  • Mon, 18 Dec 2017 08:35

Officials say more than 30 people have been killed mostly due to landslides set off by a slow-moving storm in the central Philippines. Sofronio Dacill...

Bitcoin: Is it worth the risk?
  • Mon, 18 Dec 2017 07:43

An extravagant gold rush has been happening this year, but unlike the California Gold Rush during the mid-19th century, this phenomenon is occurring i...

All the buzz at AI’s big shindig
  • Mon, 18 Dec 2017 06:41

“CORPORATE conferences still suck.” So read the T-shirt sported by Ben Recht, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, as he collect...


News Categories