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Woman goes into labour during a flight, names baby boy 'Saw Jet Star' after budget airline

A Myanmarese woman went into labour on a flight from Singapore to Yangon while the plane was still thousands of feet in the air.

Three doctors onboard, in addition to the crew on Jetstar Asia flight 3K583, helped to deliver the six pound, seven ounce baby boy. 173 more words

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Kids Born to Older Moms May Be Taller, Fitter, and More Educated Than Peers

By Amy Norton
HealthDay Reporter

FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Although older women may face more potential pregnancy complications, their children seem to fare better in some ways over the long run, a new study suggests. 698 more words

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Teen Birth Rate Hits a Record Low in U.S.

By Dennis Thompson
HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The teen birth rate in the United States has reached an all-time low, driven by dramatic declines among black and Hispanic teens, according to a new government report. 623 more words

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Mild Air Pollution of Concern in Pregnancy

THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Being exposed to just a small amount of air pollution during pregnancy ups the risk of a pregnancy complication that can cause long-term health problems in children, a new study warns. 427 more words

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Two Genes May Raise Odds for Fraternal Twin Pregnancies

THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Although it’s long been known that fraternal twins run in families, researchers say they’ve just pinpointed two genes that seem to be associated with having such twins. 318 more words

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Two Genes May Raise Odds for Fraternal Twin Pregnancies

THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Although it’s long been known that fraternal twins run in families, researchers say they’ve just pinpointed two genes that seem to be associated with having such twins. 318 more words

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Why Fewer Triplets and Quadruplets Are Being Born in the U.S.

By Randy Dotinga
HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Since 1998, births of three or more babies at once have fallen by more than 40 percent in the United States, new government statistics reveal. 598 more words

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