Since the “octomom case” came out five years ago, it was reported that cases of large multiple births have gone down however, twin birth statistics have remained the same. Fertility experts are now pushing a new objective which is one birth per mother.
A bigger number of couples are trying for their first baby with just one embryo. This approach is buoyed by new procedures that help pick ones that are most likely to succeed. The new guideline encourages doctors to emphasize this approach.
Higher Prematurity Risks
According to fertility experts, twins are not always as nice as they have higher risks of being born premature as well as have serious health issues. According to the latest federal statistics, almost half of babies born with help from advanced fertility methods are multiple births. The one embryo approach was used by Ken and Abigail Ernst in order to conceive their daughter Lucy who was born in September. Abigail said, “just seemed the most normal, the most natural way” to conceive and avoid a high-risk twin pregnancy.”
Months after concussion symptoms have mostly faded, the brain continues to show signs of injury, brain scan shows.
Debate over concussion, head injury
Abnormalities shown in brain scans have raised concerns that patients are at greater risk of illness recurrence than previously believed.
In sports, concussion has become a highly controversial issue, with concerns that athletes are putting their brain at risk.
Researchers at the University of Mexico said players are probably being returned to action too fast. UK doctors explained the attitude to head injury was “too relaxed” in sport.
Debates over head injury and concussion have resulted in retirements over new rules in rugby, after an athlete was kept on the field despite being knocked out. This has been a long standing issue in American football.
The study compared 50 patients who had a mild concussion with 50 healthy people.
Initially, there were memory problems, dizziness and headaches, but these cleared up after several weeks.
Four months later, scientists observed oddities in the brain’s gray matter, in the part linked with complex activities.
The study’s result may mean the brain is still healing and vulnerable even after patients feel like they have recovered.