Super Bowl Babies: More Boy Births 9 Months Later?

Ah, Super Bowl Sunday. One of the unofficial national holidays of Americans, and second only to Thanksgiving in the amount of food and drink consumed. The annual championship game of the National Football League in the U.S. is often the most-watched television event of the year. During any big event — whether man-made or natural — researchers often find surprising trends in birth rates. When you follow the data, all sorts of interesting things can be discovered. Let’s find out how Super Bowl Sunday influences birth rates in America. Let’s face it. The Super Bowl has become one of those annual pastimes that Americans often use as an excuse to gather, socialize, party, and for some, watch a sometimes-exciting, but all-too-often boring game of American football. Great teams who had a bad game watch forlornly from their own homes, hoping for another shot at the title game next year. A part of the party-like atmosphere that surrounds Super Bowl Sunday for many couples also involves sex. For psychological reasons, humans seem to have more sex than usual around a major event, whether it’s man-made like this one, or natural (think after a natural disaster, and everyone is safe). Grech &Zammit (2018) were interested in the question of how the male to female ratio of births is impacted by Super Bowl Sunday, and whether any significant changes they found were influenced by race or area of the country. According to the researchers, births by race and re...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Family General Psychology Research Sports baby boys Birth Rate boy births male-to-female ratio more boys born Pregnancy super bowl babies Source Type: blogs

Related Links:

Publication date: Available online 14 November 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Chen-si Zheng, Yi-gong FangAbstractThis paper reports one case of successful pregnancy in the assistance of acupuncture therapy for regulating menstruation and promoting pregnancy and the periodic intervention with Chinese herbal medicine in a 41-year-old patient with infertility. The patient suffered from 11 failures in the assisted reproductive technique during 3 years. This case suggests that the combined treatment with acupuncture for regulating menstruation and promoting pregnancy and the periodic interventi...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Hubalewska-Dydejczyk A, Duntas L, Gilis-Januszewska A Abstract The management of pregnant women is a major concern of health care around the world. There is growing evidence regarding the influence of selenium (Se) on pregnancy and fetus outcomes. However, due to as yet insufficient evidence, lack of measurable markers to assess the effect of Se supplementation on the human metabolism, and Se's narrow therapeutic index, the majority of experts and the current guidelines published by several scientific societies do not recommend the use of Se in pregnancy and in women of childbearing age. Further research b...
Source: Hormones - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Hormones (Athens) Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 November 2019Source: Journal of Psychiatric ResearchAuthor(s): M.E.M. Nunes, L.E. Schimith, D.G. Costa-Silva, L.P. Leandro, I.K. Martins, R.S. De Mello, F.V.M. Nunes, M. Santer, P.B. Vieira, T. Posser, J.L. FrancoAbstractPermethrin (PM) is one of the most used type I synthetic pyrethroid worldwide. Exposure to this compound during pregnancy and early childhood has been indicated as a risk factor for neurodevelopmental disorders. We evaluated the long-term effects of embryonic PM exposure in different stages of zebrafish development. Briefly, embryos (3 hpf) were exposed to sub-lethal c...
Source: Journal of Psychiatric Research - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 November 2019Source: Clinica Chimica ActaAuthor(s): Mustapha ZendjabilAbstractGlycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) is the reference test for long-term glucose monitoring. However, HbA1c is not recommended in several situations such as hemoglobinopathies, pregnancy or chronic kidney disease. The quantification of serum glycated albumin (GA) can serve as an alternative in these situations. In fact, serum albumin may undergo structural changes by glycation which impacts on its function and plays a major role in the genesis of diabetes mellitus complications. GA can be measured accurately either on...
Source: Clinica Chimica Acta - Category: Laboratory Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS Our study showed that conservative breast surgery is a reliable therapy for breast cancer patients during pregnancy, with similar DFS and OS compared to nonpregnant patients. PMID: 31725704 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS For LTPs with a Bishop's score of 0-3, dinoprostone was superior to oxytocin for IOL with a lower rate of cesarean delivery, but both agents had a similar outcome for women with a Bishop's score of 4-6. These findings may have implications for the choice of agent used in IOL when dinoprostone is unavailable. PMID: 31719513 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
Erin Langmaid says her daughter was born just 10 minutes after she unexpectedly went into labor.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Source Type: news
[UNFPA] Nairobi, Kenya -The International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action must be delivered in full if the Sustainable Development Goals are to be achieved, recognizing that women and girls remain the furthest behind.
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Source Type: news
[UNFPA] Nairobi, Kenya -It is possible to end preventable maternal deaths, cover all unmet needs for family planning and put a stop to gender-based violence, all within a decade. But it will cost the world a total of $264 billion, according to a joint study by UNFPA and Johns Hopkins University, in collaboration with Victoria University, the University of Washington and Avenir Health.
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Source Type: news
In this study, we generated virus-like particles (VLPs) vaccine expressing T. gondii rhoptry ROP13 and investigated VLPs vaccine efficacy in mice. Mice immunized with ROP13 VLPs vaccine elicited significantly higher levels of T. gondii-specific IgG, IgG1, IgG2a, and IgA antibody responses following boost immunization and challenge infection, whereas antibody inductions were insignificant upon prime immunization. Differing immunization routes resulted in differing antibody induction, as intranasal immunization (IN) induced greater antibody responses than intramuscular immunization (IM) after boost and challenge infection. I...
Source: Korean Journal of Parasitology - Category: Parasitology Tags: Korean J Parasitol Source Type: research
More News: Academia | African Health | Babies | Boys | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) | Databases & Libraries | Girls | Pregnancy | Psychology | Science | South Africa Health | Sports Medicine | Statistics | Study | UK Health | USA Health | Wales Health | Women