News of Interest for Late-in-Life Moms August 25, 2008
News to know:
Woman, 55, has quadruplets
A 55-year-old Indian woman gave birth to quadruplets in Italy last week, according to news reports. The woman went through Assisted Reproduction Therapy (ART) in India.
The boys Manav, Manmeet, Roshan and Radveer, were born two months premature and weighed between one pound, 10 ounces and two pounds, two ounces.
Yoga soothes worst symptom of menopause
Yoga can reduce hot flashes and night sweats among women going through menopause, according to researchers.
Researchers in India randomly assigned 120 menopausal women, 40 to 55 years old, to yoga practice or simple stretching and strengthening exercises five days a week for eight weeks. Women in the yoga group showed a significant reduction in hot flashes, night sweats, and sleep disturbances, while the women in the control group did not.
Nebraska law allows abandonment of teens
Nebraska’s new “safe-haven” law allows parents to abandon unwanted children at hospitals with no questions asked potentially permits the abandonment of anyone under 19.
The month-old law raises the possibility that frustrated parents could drop off misbehaving teens or even severely disabled older children with impunity.
Riskiest sport? Cheerleading, report finds
Cheerleading is more dangerous than any other women’s sport, accounting for 65 percent of all catastrophic injuries in high school girls’ athletics and 67 percent in colleges, according to a study published by the National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research.