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  • Australians fear war with China, says Lowy Institute survey

    05/30/2010 4:43:33 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 14 replies · 389+ views
    Brisbane Courier-Mail ^ | 31st May 2010 | Ian McPhedran
    ALMOST half of Australians believe that China will become a military threat to Australia within 20 years, prompting record support for the US alliance. According to the 2010 Lowy Institute foreign policy poll, 46 per cent of people think China will be a threat, with 19 per cent of them rating the possibility as "very likely". And 55 per cent of the 1001 people surveyed named China as the world's top economic power, compared with 32 per cent for the United States. The reality is that China is Australia's number one trading partner, but its economy rates number four, behind...
  • Man Accused Of Offering Baby For Beer Or Drugs

    05/18/2010 4:20:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 390+ views
    WBZ ^ | May 18, 2010
    Police say a Northampton man tried to swap his 3-month-old daughter for beer or drugs. A maintenance man at a gas station in Chicopee claims 24-year-old Matthew Brace offered him his baby girl Monday. "He said, 'For two 40's you can have her,'" Chicopee Police Chief John Ferraro, Jr. told reporters at a Tuesday morning news conference. "It's my understanding 40's are those large oversize beers," he added. "He was trying to trade the baby for beer." However, hours after the news conference, police said that "40" is also slang for crack cocaine. Now investigators are not sure whether Brace...
  • Maria Vitale: Babies Movie Shows No Child Deserves Abortion, a Motion Picture Instead

    05/10/2010 4:05:05 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies · 317+ views
    Life News ^ | 5/10/10 | Maria Vitale
    LifeNews.com Note: Maria Vitale is an opinion columnist for LifeNews.com. She is the Public Relations Director for the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation and Vitale has written and reported for various broadcast and print media outlets, including National Public Radio, CBS Radio, and AP Radio.I've often thought that the babies of the world need their own PR campaign -- they seem so often unappreciated in today’s culture. Now comes a film which gives the planet’s youngest citizens the recognition they deserve. "Babies" by filmmaker Thomas Balmes paints a captivating portrait of four babies, each of whom has a unique place in...
  • 'Mars,' 'Venus' divide evident even in utero

    04/30/2010 4:12:42 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 13 replies · 734+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 30, 2010 | Jennifer Harper
    Pronounced differences in male and female behaviors can be detected in the womb, according to Australian medical researchers, who say the sex of the baby determines responses. Those responses are specific and telling. "The male, when mum is stressed, pretends it's not happening and keeps growing, so he can be as big as he possibly can be," said Vicki Clifton, an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Adelaide who led the study.
  • Local Soldier Organizes March for Babies in Iraq

    04/26/2010 12:59:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 161+ views
    WCNC ^ | April 23, 2010 | Kristen Dahlgren
    Across the country Saturday people will lace up their shoes to "March for Babies" in the annual March of Dimes fundraiser. For one Waxhaw family, even the distance between here and Iraq wasn't enough to stop a soldier from showing his support. Shawn and Emily Newsom are the proud parents of two healthy children, but their journey through parenthood hasn't been easy. Before Aidan and Grace came along, they had Sarah Elizabeth. "About 24 hours after she was born we noticed that she wasn't responding very well," said Emily Newsom. Sarah died hours later from complications of a rare heart...
  • CHINA STERILIZING 10,000 BY FORCE

    04/21/2010 8:57:50 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 7 replies · 453+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 04/20/2010 | Reggie Littlejohn
    The twenty-day campaign, launched April 7, is well along in achieving its goal of 9,559 sterilizations. “A doctor in Daba village said that his team was working flat out, beginning sterilizations every day at 8 am and working straight through until 4 am the following day.” What’s the hurry? Officials in Puning may fail in their bid for promotion to a second tier county “if they cannot meet all quotas,” according to The London Times. Unfortunately, the Puning sterilization campaign is not an isolated incident. According to the 2009 Report of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, “Violators of the [one...
  • Study: Breast-feeding would save lives, money (if babies were fed only breast-milk first 6 months)

    04/05/2010 2:31:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 69 replies · 1,266+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/5/10 | Lindsay Tanner - ap
    CHICAGO – The lives of nearly 900 babies would be saved each year, along with billions of dollars, if 90 percent of U.S. women fed their babies breast milk only for the first six months of life, a cost analysis says. Those startling results, published online Monday in the journal Pediatrics, are only an estimate. But several experts who reviewed the analysis said the methods and conclusions seem sound. "The health care system has got to be aware that breast-feeding makes a profound difference," said Dr. Ruth Lawrence, who heads the American Academy of Pediatrics' breast-feeding section. The findings suggest...
  • 21 dead babies found in river in China

    03/30/2010 8:59:06 AM PDT · by spyone · 140 replies · 4,347+ views
    Edmonton Sun ^ | March 30, 2010 | Chi-Chi Zhang
    BEIJING — The bodies of 21 babies, believed dumped by hospitals, have washed ashore on a riverbank in eastern China, state media reported Tuesday. Video footage showed that the bodies — stashed in yellow plastic bags, at least one of which was marked “medical waste” — included some infants several months old. Some wore identification tags with their mothers’ names, birth dates, measurements and weights. The official Xinhua News Agency said there were also fetuses among the bodies.
  • The Shameless Abortion Carnival

    03/10/2010 3:44:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 644+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 10, 2010 | Brent Bozell
    If anyone was looking for a self-righteous extreme feminist, they found one in Angie Jackson. This is a woman who was so proud she was aborting her baby that she announced she would "tweet" her chemical-cocktail abortion live, as it happened, on Twitter. The liberal media found this made-for-TV slaughter fascinating, and not at all a controversy worthy of discussing with two sides. Newsweek's Sarah Kliff proclaimed: "One hundred thousand people have watched Angie Jackson's abortion. Late last month, Jackson posted a video of herself to YouTube, recorded after she took RU-486, a medication used to end pregnancies." Kliff asked...
  • Love potion: Stevie Wonder hopes his music makes more Obama babies

    02/28/2010 6:50:49 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies · 810+ views
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Feb. 28, 2010 | Nikki Schwab and Tara Palmeri
    Stevie Wonder said he hopes the music that brought the Obamas together helps them bring another baby into the White House. "There would be nothing wrong to have an Obama born in the White House," Wonder said Thursday night at a benefit concert for the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. The performer addressed the leopard-print skirt suit-wearing first lady, who was standing with her mother and dancing to the show. Wonder recalled their meeting last year when he felt the urge to sing a song to Michelle but didn't, saying, "I didn't want to make him [President Obama] jealous....
  • Students, rise up against education costs

    03/05/2010 1:20:47 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 37 replies · 737+ views
    http://www.cnn.com ^ | March 05,2010 | By Roland Martin
    (CNN) -- All this month, we will see thousands of college students from coast to coast, north to south, east to west, jumping up and down, yelling, screaming, pumping fists, sleeping outside in tents, painting their faces -- all a result of the usual frenzy surrounding March Madness. That's the scene we see every year when college basketball teams are fighting and clawing their way to one of the precious 65 seeds that enter the NCAA Tournament. But instead of doing all of that for basketball, these same students should say the heck with the games and put their energy,...
  • Planned Parenthood to Open Abortion "Super Center" Targeting Minority Hispanics and Blacks

    01/19/2010 2:22:53 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 25 replies · 1,003+ views
    Associated Content (AC) ^ | January 19, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Planned Parenthood is all set to open its abortion "super center" this spring, targeting minority Hispanics and Blacks in a southeast Houston neighborhood. The newest and biggest facility among all its clinics in the whole country, Planned Parenthood's abortion "super center" will stand six stories high and cover a whopping 78000 square feet and come complete with a "surgical wing" for abortions. The building is a former bank on the Gulf Freeway that will be Planned Parenthood's new, regional headquarters, and a third of its colossal, 78000 square feet will be exclusively devoted to "health services," potentially a code word...
  • Marine Spouses Send Thousands of Beanie Babies to Afghanistan

    12/24/2009 3:45:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 591+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Cpl. Priscilla Sneden, USMC
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 24, 2009 – In this season of giving, America has not forgotten her troops or their mission overseas. Thousands have contributed their time, energy -- and Beanie Babies -- to help Marines gain the respect and confidence of the Afghan population. Members of the Marine Aviation Officer's Spouses Club and the Marine Officer's Spouses Clubof Washington, D.C. collected more than 70,000 Beanie Babies for Marines to distribute to children throughout Afghanistan. The Beanie Babies, stored at Marine Barracks Washington, will be heading to their final destination when the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps makes a special visit...
  • Baby who may be world's smallest surviving newborn could go home soon (with photo gallery)

    12/19/2009 9:43:05 AM PST · by Not gonna take it anymore · 26 replies · 1,830+ views
    Press Register ^ | December 18, 2009 | Roy Hoffman
    Cozy in her incubator, set to 81.5 degrees, heart going at 174 beats a minute as she snoozed in her red, footy pajamas, Oliviyanna Harbin-Page may be a global record-holder. Born Aug. 5 to 16-year-old Jamesha Harbin of Eight Mile after 21 to 24 weeks of gestation, Oliviyanna weighed only 259 grams, or 9.1 ounces -- possibly making her, according to the University of South Alabama Children's & Women's Hospital, the world's smallest surviving baby. She now weighs 3 pounds 2 ounces. One of three girl triplets -- the other two are identical, she is fraternal -- Oliviyanna was smaller...
  • Toledo police shoot, kill 62-year-old woman

    12/16/2009 12:57:47 AM PST · by Chet 99 · 51 replies · 2,132+ views
    Police action called 'self-defense' in shooting death of mentally ill woman Toledo's police chief says his preliminary review of a police-involved shooting Monday night indicates the officers acted in self-defense and that the shooting was justified. TPD chief Michael Navarre identified the woman killed at a group home as Linda Hicks, 62. She was shot and killed during a confrontation with police at a group home on Fernwood near Detroit Avenue in Toledo. Police were dispatched after a call that the woman had been brandishing a knife. Chief Navarre said Officer Diane Chandler, a three-year member of the police department,...
  • Babies: The Movie!

    12/09/2009 10:16:35 AM PST · by mlizzy · 15 replies · 625+ views
    Reflections of a Paralytic ^ | 12-07-09 | Chelsea Zimmerman
    This. Looks. FABULOUS!A movie celebrating the gift of life around the world. How cute are these babies?!
  • Doctors' Baby-Selling Outrage: Three Docs Charged With Peddling Newborns in Mexico City

    11/06/2009 6:02:19 PM PST · by Saije · 5 replies · 478+ views
    CBS/AP ^ | 11/6/2009 | Edecio Martinez
    Wanna buy a baby for a-thousand bucks? Three doctors and a nurse have been arrested for allegedly selling newborns after telling mothers their babies had died, at a private hospital in Mexico City, authorities said Wednesday. Police uncovered the scheme after one of the women learned her baby was alive and had been sold to another woman for 15,000 pesos, $1,130 in US dollars, said Luis Genaro, the capital's deputy attorney general. The woman gave birth to a girl in a working-class district in October 2008, Genaro said at a news conference. He said she told authorities she heard her...
  • Obama Not Watching the Results Tonight

    11/03/2009 8:12:50 PM PST · by Justaham · 53 replies · 1,845+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11-3-09 | Jim Hoft
    Robert Gibbs told reporters that President Obama is not watching the results tonight. Politico reported: Hours after urging reporters not to draw sweeping conclusions from Tuesday’s gubernatorial elections in New Jersey and Virginia, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told POLITICO President Barack Obama wasn’t even keeping an eye on the results. “He’s not watching returns,” Gibbs said.
  • Cap-And-Trade For Babies? Holdren, Cal Your Office)

    10/19/2009 8:01:17 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 9 replies · 760+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 19, 2009 | IBD Editorial staffl
    Earth: An environmental writer mainstreams an idea floating around the green fringe — save the earth by population control and give carbon credits to one-child families. Are we threatened by the patter of little carbon footprints? New York Times environmental writer Andrew Revkin participated in an Oct. 14 panel discussion on climate change with other media pundits titled "Covering Climate: What's Population Got To Do With It?" People who need people they are not. In a recently rediscovered book, "Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment," co-authored with Malthus fans Paul and Anne Ehrlich, Holdren wrote that families "contribute to general social deterioration...
  • New Light on the Plight of Winter Babies

    09/23/2009 7:52:23 PM PDT · by madison10 · 28 replies · 2,151+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 23, 2009 | Justin Lahart
    Children born in the winter months already have a few strikes against them. Study after study has shown that they test poorly, don't get as far in school, earn less, are less healthy, and don't live as long as children born at other times of year. Researchers have spent years documenting the effect and trying to understand it. But economists Kasey Buckles and Daniel Hungerman at the University of Notre Dame may have uncovered an overlooked explanation for why season of birth matters. Their discovery challenges the validity of past research and highlights how seemingly safe assumptions economists make may...
  • Call for more babies as China turns to grey

    09/19/2009 8:31:02 PM PDT · by Saije · 15 replies · 946+ views
    London Times ^ | 9/20/2009 | Michael Sheridan
    WHEN the head of family planning in Shanghai said young couples should have more babies because the city was growing old, it sounded like a statement of the obvious. Yet within days there was a storm of comment on the internet and in state media as people asked whether this meant the government was preparing to relax its one-child policy. There are signs officials are rethinking the ban, which has prevented 400m births since 1979, because on present trends China’s population will begin to decline by the middle of the century. By then, India will have overtaken it as the...
  • Stop My Daughter Having Babies!

    08/30/2009 12:33:18 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 22 replies · 1,911+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 8/30/2009 | Marnie O'Neill
    SHE'S had six, possibly seven children, all to different fathers. Four were sent to live with their grandmother and at least one, police believe, has been murdered. Kate Elizabeth Hutchinson, 36, gave birth to her latest child in a Lismore psychiatric ward 10 days ago. The baby boy has since been removed from her care. Now, her estranged mother is begging authorities to stop her getting pregnant again. "Somebody, please, somebody has to do something to stop her from having any more babies,'' Helen Hutchinson said last week. "It's as much for her sake as it is for the children's....
  • Babies Understand Dogs, Bark-matching Study Finds

    08/28/2009 9:34:31 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 49 replies · 4,614+ views
    sciencedaily ^ | July 21, 2009
    New research shows babies have a handle on the meaning of different dog barks – despite little or no previous exposure to dogs. Infants just 6 months old can match the sounds of an angry snarl and a friendly yap to photos of dogs displaying threatening and welcoming body language. The new findings come on the heels of a study from the same Brigham Young University lab showing that infants can detect mood swings in Beethoven’s music. Though the mix of dogs and babies sounds silly, experiments of this kind help us understand how babies learn so rapidly. Long before...
  • Evian Roller Babies

    08/24/2009 8:26:43 PM PDT · by RDTF · 5 replies · 855+ views
    You Tube ^ | July 2009 | Evian
    Evian Roller Babies International Version
  • Woman pregnant with 12 babies

    08/17/2009 6:14:54 AM PDT · by Scythian · 34 replies · 1,731+ views
    A WOMAN is soon to deliver a record-breaking 12 BABIES, it was claimed today. The teacher is expecting six boys and six girls, according to reports. She conceived the tots following fertility treatment, after suffering a number of miscarriages. British fertility experts confirmed the extraordinary pregnancy in Gafsa, Tunisia, was possible - but carried "colossal" risks. The mum - who has not yet been named - reportedly told doctors she was "feeling fine and looking forward to hugging her six boys and six girls".
  • Is Cap and Trade for Babies Next?

    08/15/2009 10:31:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies · 827+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 8/13/2009 | R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
    Just when you thought you'd seen everything, a pair of scientists at Oregon State University has published a study arguing that any effort to limit carbon emissions must consider the impact of "reproductive choices" on the ecological equation. Paul A. Murtaugh and Michael G. Schlax make their case in "Reproduction and the Carbon Legacies of Individuals," published in the journal, Global Environmental Change. "While population growth is obviously a key component of projections of carbon emissions at a global level, there has been relatively little emphasis on the environmental consequences of the reproductive choices of an individual person," they argue....
  • Indian Activists Blast Ritual of Dropping Babies Off Mosque Roof

    07/31/2009 9:42:20 AM PDT · by Wardenclyffe · 30 replies · 1,391+ views
    Fox News ^ | Friday, July 31, 2009 | AP Staff
    NEW DELHI — Rights activists lashed out Friday at local officials who allowed hundreds of infants to be dropped from the roof of a mosque in western India in the belief that the fall — which ends when the babies are caught in a bedsheet — would ensure good health and prosperity for their families. The ritual at the Baba Umer Durga, a Muslim shrine, is believed to have been followed for nearly 700 years, and each year hundreds of people, both Hindus and Muslims, take part in the ritual. The infants, mostly under two years old, were dangled Thursday...
  • Family Pet Snatches Infant from Crib

    07/21/2009 9:56:00 PM PDT · by politicalmerc · 93 replies · 2,472+ views
    Kentucky Herald-Leader ^ | July 21, 2009 | Greg Kocher
    NICHOLASVILLE — A newborn baby that had just come home suffered cuts and puncture wounds Monday after a family dog snatched it from a crib and apparently took it into the woods, police said. Officials did not release the name of the infant or his parents, but they said the 3-day-old boy was in intensive care at University of Kentucky Hospital. The infant was snatched about 1 p.m. Monday on Beaumont Road north of Nicholasville, said Jessamine County Deputy Sheriff Anthony Purcell. The infant, who was taken home Sunday, was in a crib when a Native American Indian dog took...
  • Onederful year - Cochran quads near 1st birthday (Mississippi)

    07/08/2009 4:33:32 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 5 replies · 500+ views
    SUN HERALD ^ | July 8, 2009 | By KAREN NELSON
    HURLEY — The Cochran quadruplets have more than quadrupled in size. And they’re nearing their first birthday in a new house, where each eventually will have his and her own bedrooms. Mom Sandra and Dad Matt have been scrimping and saving since pregnancy to build the new home on a high school coach’s salary. They got it finished just in the nick of time, Sandra said, because the Cochran family, with a 4-year-old and four 10-month-olds, has outgrown the house trailer. The quads were born in August, and since they arrived home in the fall, they have slept in...
  • Babies Remember Traumatic Events

    07/06/2009 5:20:33 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 62 replies · 1,506+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Monday, July 6, 2009 | Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
    The prevailing view among parents, the general public and mental health professionals that infants as young as six months old "do not remember" traumatic events that happen to them or to their loved ones has recently been disproved, a professor of infant mental health said at a Jerusalem conference on Sunday.... [snip] ... Most professionals and parents have pooh-poohed this idea because infants and young toddlers do not have the verbal ability to describe the trauma, but it nevertheless is stored in their brains, she asserted....[snip]... People are wrong to assume that when traumatized infants grow up and don't speak...
  • Study: Women look away more from abnormal babies

    06/24/2009 10:18:44 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 24 replies · 1,444+ views
    AP-Yahoo! ^ | 24 June 2009 | LAURAN NEERGAARD
    WASHINGTON – Puzzling new research suggests women have a harder time than men looking at babies with facial birth defects. It's a surprise finding. Psychiatrists from the Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital, who were studying perceptions of beauty, had expected women to spend more time than men cooing over pictures of extra-cute babies. Nope. Instead, the small study being published Wednesday raises more questions than it can answer. First the background: The McLean team already had studied men and women looking at photos of adults' faces on a computer screen. They rated facial beauty, and could do various keystrokes to watch the...
  • Where's the Choice in This? (Congress funding killing Chinese babies)

    06/23/2009 8:36:25 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 5 replies · 578+ views
    Breakpoint ^ | 6-23-09 | Charles Colson
    Last year, a young Chinese woman—let’s call her Dan Li—ran afoul of the Chinese government. She had become “illegally pregnant.” By the time the authorities found out, Dan Li was seven months along. Family planning officials tied her to a bed, induced labor, and, when the baby was born, killed the baby. What happened to Dan Li is an abomination—one, however, that tragically takes place regularly in China. But now, thanks to the U.S. Congress, you and I will be paying for it. Last March, without fanfare, Congress passed a bill providing $50 million for the United Nations Population Fund....
  • What was said after Hitler and what will be said after Obama!

    06/03/2009 5:09:51 PM PDT · by Tycobb · 5 replies · 483+ views
    Me
    SAID AFTER HITLER: "When Hitler attacked the Jews I was not a Jew, therefore I was not concerned. And when Hitler attacked the Catholics, I was not a Catholic, and therefore, I was not concerned. And when Hitler attacked the unions and the industrialists, I was not a member of the unions and I was not concerned. Then Hitler attacked me and the Protestant church -- and there was nobody left to be concerned." (Pastor Martin Niemöller) WHAT WILL BE SAID AFTER OBAMA: "When the Liberals attacked the babies in the womb I was not a baby in the womb,...
  • Sperm Donors: Banking On Life And Money

    05/13/2009 10:43:15 AM PDT · by Bushwacker777 · 7 replies · 641+ views
    Indian Express ^ | Swati Deshpande-Aguiar
    "HAVING abstained from sex for four days, the young man walks in. Fifteen minutes later he is out, knowing that he may, in the near future, sire a child or two. What's more, he doesn't harbour any thoughts of ever learning the child's identity. A sleazy bordello? No, it's a sperm bank in Mumbai. And, constituting new breed of New Age donors are mostly medical students and young professionals between the age of 20 and 40. These are the 'genetically-sound' sperm donors of today who help an increasing number of Indian couples going in for artificial insemination. Shammi --- 25,...
  • Barack rising fast on baby names list (barf alert)

    05/08/2009 9:34:35 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 49 replies · 1,381+ views
    Boston Globe (on life support) ^ | May 8, 2009 | Foon Rhee
    A lot more parents are naming their kids after President Obama, but not enough for "Barack" to make the top 1,000 boys' names. But watch out this year. The Social Security Administration, which tracks the nation's most popular baby names, said today that "Barack" did set what is believed to be a record by skyrocketing more than 10,000 spots -- from number 12,535 in 2007 to 2,409 in 2008. It predicts that Barack will jump into the top 1,000 for 2009.
  • Tiny Twin Miracles (Weigh 599 gm and 694 gm, Barely Bigger Than a Hand)

    04/18/2009 7:28:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 827+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | 4/18/09 | Sanchita Sharma
    Born weighing 599 gm and 694 gm, the Mehra (name changed) twins were barely larger than a human hand at birth on January 21. They weighed less than one-fourth of the normal birth weight of 3 kgs because they arrived unexpectedly, three months earlier than when they were supposed to, on April 30. The babies were born after 25 weeks and four days of gestation. Full-term babies usually come after 38 to 40 weeks. The twins — the older boy weighing 599 gm and girl, 694 gm — have not only survived but have left for their Vasant Kunj home...
  • Is 'scapegoating' behind baby's starvation death?

    03/30/2009 3:23:57 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 2 replies · 444+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 3-28-09 | Willoughby Mariano
    Susan Schmidt, director of Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, said parents can "scapegoat" a child, wrongfully blaming one or two of them for the rest of the family's problems. Scapegoats are punished or neglected, while the others aren't harmed at all. "They're the bad kid," Schmidt said. "They're the reason everything is going wrong." Typically, however, neglect is unintentional, said Frederic G. Reamer, a professor at Rhode Island College's school of social work. Drug abuse and mental-health problems lie at the root of most cases. Poverty, unemployment and lack of support from friends and family can make it worse.
  • Lawmakers Declare Fetuses to Be People, Too ( ND & MT )

    02/28/2009 11:28:17 AM PST · by kellynla · 12 replies · 709+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | February 28, 2009 | Drew Zahn
    Legislative bodies in two states voted this month to define the beginning of human life – and human rights – at conception. On Feb. 17, North Dakota's House of Representatives voted 51-41 to approve a bill that declares "any organism with the genome of homo sapiens" – even one not yet born – is a person protected by rights under the state's constitution. Yesterday, the Montana Senate voted 26-24 to approve S.B. 406, a constitutional Personhood Amendment that states, "All persons are born free and have certain inalienable rights. ... Person means a human being at all stages of human...
  • OCTOMOM MIGHT NOT GET BABIES - HOSPITAL WORRIED SHE CAN'T CARE FOR THEM

    02/25/2009 9:59:37 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 45 replies · 1,583+ views
    nypost.com ^ | Feb. 25, 2009 | CLEMENTE LISI
    Octomom Nadya Suleman is worried that the California hospital where she gave birth last month won't release her octuplets until she "has a better living arrangement," TV host "Dr. Phil" McGraw said. McGraw said Suleman, 33, called him in a frenzy on Tuesday, telling him she fears that the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center where she gave birth on Jan. 26 will not release her kids until she proves she can take care of them. "What she is telling me is that unless and until she has a better living arrangement, that they are not likely to release the children to...
  • Feeding, nappies... and PlayStation (update on 13yr old daddy

    02/14/2009 8:29:58 AM PST · by GSP.FAN · 44 replies · 1,340+ views
    The Sun ^ | Feb 14 09 | Lucy Hagan
    INNOCENT-eyed Alfie Patten spent his first night acting as a 13-year-old dad and declared: “It was easier than I thought.”
  • Babies who gesture have bigger vocabularies: study (of 50 diverse Chicago-area children and parents)

    02/12/2009 2:17:26 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 457+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/12/09 | Julie Steenhuysen
    CHICAGO (Reuters) – Babies who use many gestures to communicate when they are 14 months-old have much larger vocabularies when they start school than those who don't, U.S. researchers said on Thursday. They said babies with wealthier, better-educated parents tend to gesture more and this may help explain why some children from low-income families fare less well in school. "When children enter school, there is a large socioeconomic gap in their vocabularies," said the University of Chicago's Meredith Rowe, whose study appears in the journal Science. Gestures could help explain the difference, Rowe told the American Association for the Advancement...
  • HELP! How do you get a newborn to sleep through the night?

    02/12/2009 11:00:07 AM PST · by Marie · 138 replies · 3,459+ views
    me | 2-12-09 | self
    I have a friend with a 2 week old newborn who's starting to loose it. Hubby is in Iraq and the baby is waking up every two hours all night long. I know there are strategies to help babies, even as little as this one, to start sleeping for 4 or 6 hours at night, but I don't know what they are. (I failed miserably at this with my own kids and my daughter woke up every two hours until she was 15 months old.) I remember FReepers giving good advice on this issue a few years ago and hope...
  • Gene code mapping 'for all babies within 10 years'

    02/09/2009 9:58:12 AM PST · by BGHater · 21 replies · 738+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 09 Feb 2009 | Mark Prigg
    Every baby could have its genetic code mapped out at birth within 10 years, a process which will predict conditions such as diabetes and heart disease and help prevent them. Jay Flatley, head of leading genome company Illumina, predicted a revolution in healthcare after the complete DNA read-out for every newborn becomes a technical reality. He said only social and legal issues would delay the process. But with many people reluctant to have their genome read for fear it could be used against them by employers or insurance companies, the process is expected to raise difficult questions over privacy. The...
  • Octuplets stun doctors at California hospital

    01/26/2009 9:12:44 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 31 replies · 3,197+ views
    reuters. ^ | Tue Jan 27, 2009
    A California woman shocked doctors by giving birth on Monday to octuplets, believed to be only the second set of eight babies born in the United States. The six boys and two girls were doing well and were in stable condition in the neonatal intensive care unit, said Dr. Karen Maples at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in the Los Angeles suburb of Bellflower.
  • Forever babies

    01/07/2009 1:45:07 PM PST · by NYer · 57 replies · 1,463+ views
    Curt Jester ^ | January 7, 2009 | Jeff Miller
    WASHINGTON - Many people like to stop and play with newborn babies, but now some adult women are playing house with fake babies. Some women are even going as far as taking day trips with the fake babies to the park, out to eat, and even hosting birthday parties for them. Forty-nine-year-old Linda is married with no children of her own. Now, she says she feels like a mother because she has Reborns -- dolls made to look and feel like the real thing. "It's not a crazy habit, like, you know, drinking, or some sort of, something that's...
  • More "Babies, Lies" and Sarah Palin...Is Andrew Sullivan writing the headlines at Yahoo now?

    01/04/2009 7:08:56 AM PST · by BreeLee · 27 replies · 1,723+ views
    Yahoo and US Weekly ^ | Jan 04, 2009 | Yahoo and Us Weekly
    Yahoo has done Andrew Sullivan proud with their headlines.....and doesn't this have a "deja vue" ring to it? And, didn't we just see this same media trick in September? Of course the article has to go on to mention that the babies Father-Levi Johnston mothers was recently arrested on Drug Charges. Johnston's mother, Sherry, was arrested on drug charges earlier this month after an undercover narcotics investigation.
  • Natural Childbirth Moms More Attuned to Babies' Cry

    11/29/2008 3:30:45 PM PST · by Oyarsa · 19 replies · 1,338+ views
    Natural Childbirth Moms More Attuned to Babies' Cry Finding may help shed light on postpartum depression in those choosing Caesareans THURSDAY, Sept. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Mothers who delivered their babies vaginally appear to be much more sensitive to the cry of their own child within a few weeks of the birth compared with those who deliver by Caesarean section, a new study shows. The finding, published in The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, give researchers insight into why postpartum depression seems to be linked more often to Caesarean birth. The researchers based their findings on MRI scans that...
  • Who is more valuable: Illinois Babies or Alaskan Turkeys?

    11/21/2008 6:30:46 PM PST · by Charlie Fairbanks · 6 replies · 764+ views
    Men for Palin Blog ^ | November 21, 2008 | Charlie Fairbanks
    Liberals breathlessly criticized Sarah Palin because she had the audacity to be interviewed at a turkey farm while turkeys were being terminated. How on earth do liberals think that turkeys die on the way to the table? Natural causes? Hey it could be worse, at least they weren’t the victim of a Bartial Birth Abortion. Compare the Palin video (below) to demonstration videos of Partial Birth Abortion (also below)
  • Soldiers' return from Iraq sparks baby boom in US military town of Fort Bragg

    11/23/2008 11:14:43 PM PST · by Oakeshott · 10 replies · 873+ views
    Eight months later, in August, the heavily pregnant Rebekah began to notice that the military base at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where her husband is based, and the neighbouring town of Fayetteville were overrun with new and expectant mothers. Nature had taken its course when the legendary 82nd Airborne Division began returning home from Iraq, along with special operations forces also based at Fort Bragg, and the result is a baby boom, which has left hospitals straining to cope not with combat casualties but bouncing newborn infants. Last weekend Rebekah Sandelin, 32, was one of 1,000 mothers from Fort Bragg...
  • Obama babies ["Afro"disiac Alert!]

    11/21/2008 5:53:28 PM PST · by melt · 27 replies · 863+ views
    timesonline.co.uk ^ | 11/22/08 | Murad Ahmed
    Many were euphoric the night Barack Obama was elected US President. The day after, a few bloggers wrote about their greatest hope: that they would have an “Obama baby”. - Many claimed that they could have conceived a child on November 4 after a night of celebration. With exit polls showing that Obama had won over 66 per cent of people aged 18-29, the young were particularly ecstatic. As a result, there could be a boom in births on or around August 4, 2009 – which is the President’s 48th birthday. Indeed, it is possible that Obama himself was conceived...