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Weather may influence sex of offspring!

Last Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 18:51

The soaring temperature may not determine whether you give birth to a boy or a girl, but whether an insect would have a male or female offspring depends on the temperature.

Overactive immunity in pregnancy linked to brain damage in offspring

Last Updated: Sunday, February 09, 2014, 16:23

The male child may be more vulnerable to brain disorders due to the immune system `overdrive` in pregnant women than the female child -- and the impact may be life long, a new study shows.

Dad`s diet, bodyweight during conception may contribute to obesity in offspring

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 15:35

A new study has suggested that children are more likely to have weight problems if their fathers are overweight at conception.

Higher vitamin D levels in pregnancy may result in stronger babies

Last Updated: Saturday, January 04, 2014, 10:40

Researchers have suggested that babies are likely to have stronger muscles if their mothers had a higher level of vitamin D in their body while they are pregnant.

Father`s diet may affect offspring`s health

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 17:35

Scientists have found for the first time that father`s diet before conception plays an important role in the health and development of their offspring.

Folic acid deficiency can affect great, great grandchildren`s health

Last Updated: Friday, September 27, 2013, 20:45

A new research has suggested that folic acid deficiency can cause severe health problems in offspring, including spina bifida, heart defects and placental abnormalities.

Maternal smoking linked to asthma in third generation offspring

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 06, 2013, 19:42

A new study led by an Indian researcher found for the first time that maternal smoking can cause the third generation of offspring to suffer from the chronic lung disease.

Vulnerability to alcohol and drug abuse may begin in the womb

Last Updated: Sunday, August 04, 2013, 16:29

A new study has revealed that a mum`s high-fat, sugary diets may lead to birth of an offspring with a taste for alcohol and sensitivity to drugs.

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