Emotional Birth Photos Show The Power Of Surrogacy After Tragedy

After years of fertility struggles, loss and pain, a Canadian family found renewed hope through surrogacy. On Jan. 22, Kate Austin-Rivas and Didier Rivas welcomed their daughter Scarlett Ryan via surrogate. Birth photographer Ashley Marston was present to capture this powerful moment of joy -- which came after many years of darkness. For Kate and Didier, the journey to parenthood has been filled with tragedy. After suffering multiple miscarriages, the couple welcomed their daughter Elle in 2010. Two years later, Kate delivered a stillborn baby girl, whom they named Katelyn. After another miscarriage, the Rivas family welcomed a new daughter, Ireland, but the birth involved complications that left both the mom and baby fighting for their lives. "It was basically a situation where anything that could go wrong, went wrong,” Kate told Global News. “She was born with severe oxygen deprivation, which resulted in cerebral palsy, the worst they’d ever seen. My uterus ruptured during the delivery." While the mom ultimately survived the complications, Ireland passed away at just four weeks old.  The aftermath of Ireland's death and Kate's medical trauma was a painful time. Eventually the couple filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Royal Columbian Hospital, Fraser Health, four doctors and a nurse. The case is ongoing. Throughout everything, the parents have never abandoned their hope to expand their family. "We were ...
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ConclusionsPamidronate is a safe and efficient method of CRMO therapy, particularly in cases refractory to NSAIDs treatment. Treatment with pamidronate provides both symptomatic relief as well as normalisation of bone morphology.
Source: Joint Bone Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 June 2019Source: Joint Bone SpineAuthor(s): Pierre Letellier, Florian Bailly, Marina Assadourian, Antoine Potel, Violaine Foltz, Sophia Ascione, Laetitia Morardet, Myrianne Le Ralle, Bruno Fautrel, Arnaud Dupeyron, Nada Ibrahim-Nasser, Isabelle Griffoul-Espitalier, Bernard Duplan, Johann Beaudreuil, Laure Gossec
Source: Joint Bone Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Nearly 6% of people in the study had a heart attack otrdeveloped angina (chest pain). The researchers found that all the people who developed heart trouble displayed a faster decline in their mental function at the same time.
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(CNN) — Your social media could reveal a lot more about you than you think. Say, for example, whether you have a medical condition. In a new study, researchers were able to predict 21 types of medical conditions — ranging from pregnancy to skin disorders — by analyzing people’s Facebook profiles. Facebook status updates were “particularly effective at predicting diabetes and mental health conditions including anxiety, depression and psychoses,” the study found. The study will be published June 19 in PLOS One, a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal published since 2006 “Peop...
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Abstract We hypothesize that, ancestrally, sex-specific immune modulation evolved to facilitate survival of the pregnant person in the presence of an invasive placenta and an immunologically challenging pregnancy - an idea we term the 'pregnancy compensation hypothesis' (PCH). Further, we propose that sex differences in immune function are mediated, at least in part, by the evolution of gene content and dosage on the sex chromosomes, and are regulated by reproductive hormones. Finally, we propose that changes in reproductive ecology in industrialized environments exacerbate these evolved sex differences, resulting...
Source: Trends in Genetics : TIG - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Trends Genet Source Type: research
Conclusions: WTP for fluoride varnish varied dramatically between individuals. In both countries, it was difficult to predict this variance, as factors which would likely impact upon on WTP had a limited effect and were sometimes counter-intuitive. WTP values for a parent and their child were not statistically significantly different.
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Conclusions: All treatments were found to effectively reduce bacterial counts (p 0.05) among treatments or between clinical variables (p> 0.05).
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Invitae’s latest acquisition is set to firmly entrench the genetics company in the non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPS). The San Francisco-based company said it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Singular Bio for $55 million. Singular Bio specializes in developing single molecule detection technology that enables lower costs and expanded use of high-quality, cell-free, nucleic acid analysis, initially for application in NIPS. The acquisition is expected to close in the coming weeks, subject to customary closing conditions. Invitae noted the transaction will be cash neutral at close and has already...
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Sometimes appearances, or statistics, can be deceiving.
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Did you know that tooth decay is the most common chronic disease of childhood? And that 40% of children have tooth decay by kindergarten? This is a big deal, not only because of the pain and infection it can cause, but also because children with tooth decay are more likely to miss school and have poorer grades — and because tooth decay is linked to a higher risk of many health problems later in life, including heart disease and premature birth. Tooth decay is simple to prevent, yet sadly, many families don’t take the steps that are needed. 1.   Don’t skip the fluoride. Fluoride is very helpful w...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Children's Health Dental Health Parenting Source Type: blogs
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