News of Interest for Late-in-Life Moms September 10, 2008
News to know:
Kids truly are little germ factories, study proves
For the first time, vaccination is being pushed for all children--not just those under 5. Why? New evidence suggests children are key flu spreaders. Over four winters, Harvard researchers matched ill adults' visits to Boston-area emergency rooms with Census data for 55 zip codes. Flu-like symptoms struck first and worst in the zip codes that were home to the most kids.
Woman, 59, gives birth to healthy triplets
A 59-year-old woman in France has given birth by Caesarean section to triplets--two boys and a girl. All three babies are said to be in good health, according to the Paris hospital that is treating them.
According to news reports, the woman reportedly went to a private Vietnamese clinic willing to overlook the 45-year-old age limit for egg donation and in-vitro fertilization.
Newest Celebrity Mommy-Come-Lately: Minnie Driver
Actress Minnie Driver, 38, gave birth to a son, Henry Story Driver, last Friday. The baby weighed 9 lbs., 12 oz.