Monday, August 09, 2010

US IVF Baby has a natural baby of her own

Examiner Bio Fertility News Info 101: First US IVF baby has baby of her own
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Elizabeth Carr delivers baby boy.
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Fertility Info 101: Polluted Air Stops IVF Babies In 1981, America's first 'test-tube' baby, Elizabeth Carr, was born. On Thursday, 5 August 2010, Elizabeth gave birth to a son, Trevor.

Elizabeth's mother had suffered through three ecptopic pregnancies and was sadly informed that she would most probably never be able to conceive a child naturally.

Although there had recently been a successful IVF birth in England, there hadn't yet been one in the USA and Doctor Howard Jones wanted to change that and, along with his wife Georgeanna, began an IVF program in Norfolk, Virginia.

Even though Elizabeth's parents currently lived in Massachusetts, IVF was still illegal in that state and so they had to travel to Virginia instead.

Soon after the Carr's welcomed their baby daughter into the world in 1981. And now, almost 29 years later that same baby has had a baby of her very own.

Elizabeth is quick to admit that her son was conceived naturally and was born naturally too.

Rather than have her story overly-publicized, Elizabeth opted instead to write her own story in which she states:

I follow the same principle my parents did: If my story helps couples or families learn about in-vitro fertilization, then the loss of privacy is worthwhile. People who have fertility issues deserve to know they can have healthy, normal babies.

According to the most recent data available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fertility treatments led to the birth of nearly 60,000 babies in 2007.

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A new Ariane Rocket launched to Serve NileSat 201 Satellite to serve Africa and MidEast

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Thursday, 05 August 2010
 August 5, 2010 -- An Ariane rocket launched two satellites into orbit on Wednesday to provide telecommunications forAfrica and the Middle East, European space officials said.
The Ariane-5 rocket blasted off from the European Space Agency's launch centre in Kourou, French Guiana on the northeast coast of South America.

The NILESAT 201 satellite was designed to help Egyptian operator Nilesat provide telecommunications throughout the Middle East and north Africa.

It was built by Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture company owned by France's Thales SA and Italy's Finmeccanica.

The RASCOM-QAF1R satellite for pan-African operator RascomStar-QAF will provide telecommunications in rural Africa and urban African centres. It was also manufactured by Thales Alenia Space.

"Certain countries like mine are waiting for much in (telecommunications) connections between distant centres," Thierry Savonarole Malevombo, the Central African Republic's post and telecommunications minister, said after the launch.

"We are now in a position to bridge the digital divide," said Toure Hamadoun, Secretary General of the International Telecommunications Union.

Wednesday marked the 38th consecutive successful launch of an Ariane rocket.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

As Americans Get Obese, Africans get Malnourished! where is the Justice?

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RE: Disparity in Nutrition:  Americans Obesity and Africans Malnutrition

The Globe demands a Nutrition Justice where every one is optimally nourished. Both obesity and Malnutrition are not fair to those who suffer them.

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By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor
WASHINGTON | Tue Aug 3, 2010 3:32pm EDT
(Reuters) - More than 72 million U.S. adults, or 26.7 percent, are obese, up 1 percent in two years, the U.S. government reported on Tuesday.
Obesity has become "a major public health threat" and is steadily worsening, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.
"We need intensive, comprehensive and ongoing efforts to address obesity," CDC director Dr. Thomas Frieden said in a statement.
"If we don't more people will get sick and die from obesity-related conditions such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of death."
The CDC examined data from the national Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, which surveys 400,000 people and asks about height and weight, among other things.
Looking state-by-state, the CDC found that 30 percent of adults in nine states are now obese. In 2000, no states reported obesity rates of 30 percent or more.
Height and weight are used to calculate body mass index or BMI, the medically accepted way to measure obesity.
A BMI of 25 or more makes someone overweight and obesity begins at a BMI of 30.
A 5-foot-4 inch tall person who weighs 174 pounds (79 kg) or more or a 5-foot-10 inch (1.8 meter) tall person who weighs 209 pounds (95 kg) or more has a BMI of 30, and is considered obese.
The survey found 2.4 million more people admitted to being obese in 2009 than in 2007, a 1.1 percent increase. And the CDC said this is almost certainly an underestimate, as people often say they are taller and weigh less than they actually do.
"Recent estimates of the annual medical costs of obesity are as high as $147 billion. On average, persons who are obese have medical costs that are $1,429 more than persons of normal weight," the report reads.
Blacks were the most likely to be obese, with 36.8 percent of U.S. black adults having a BMI of 30 or more -- more than 41 percent of black women.
More than 30 percent of Hispanic adults were obese.
As in previous surveys, Mississippi had the most obese people and Colorado the fewest.
The federal government and some states have been moving toward using legislation to help people to exercise and eat healthier foods.
New York and California have been considering a tax on sweetened soft drinks to defray the cost of treating obesity-related diseases. President Barack Obama has made reducing obesity a priority, assigning his wife Michelle Obama and cabinet secretaries to tackle childhood obesity in particular.
"People in all communities should be able to make healthy choices, but in order to make those choices there must be healthy choices to make," the CDC's Dr. William Dietz said.
"We need to change our communities into places where healthy eating and active living are the easiest path."
(Editing by Vicki Allen)