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‘Baby brain’ really does exist, say scientists.

Baby brain, the pregnancy-induced fog which many women experience, may have a very real purpose.   Researchers at the University of London found that pregnant women show increased activity in the area of the brain related to emotional skills.   During pregnancy, women use the right side of their brain more than new mothers do,…

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First ever cord blood recipient makes the delivery of a lifetime.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Twenty-nine years ago Matthew Farrow’s life was saved by his sisters cord blood. Now he’s the one saving lives with cord blood. At 5 years old, his parents took him to Paris – the only place where they could find a doctor to re-infuse him with cord blood. Farrow, who suffered from a rare…

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Fresh hope cord blood can ace liver disease

​Umbilical cord blood stem cells are to be used in a new treatment for the liver disease that claimed the life of a top British tennis star  Elena Baltacha, a former British number one was just 30 when she lost a decade-long battle with liver disease called primary sclerosing cholangitis (PCS). It’s a disease of…

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Grandparents Who Babysit Live Longer

A new study published in Evolution and Human Behaviour, reported that grandparents who babysit their grandchildren live significantly longer lives. The study used data from the Berlin Aging Study and analysed 20 years worth of data from 500 seniors aged 70 and older. Grandparents who provided some form of care to their grandchildren had a 37…

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Cord blood helps brain and motor function in children with CP

An infusion of cells from a child’s own umbilical cord blood appears to improve brain connectivity and motor function in children with spastic cerebral palsy. The results of the randomized clinical trial were recently published by Stem Cells Translational Medicine. The placebo-controlled, phase two trial included 63 children with varied types and severities of spastic cerebral palsy, a condition usually…

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Cord blood helps after heart failure

Umbilical cord blood could provide a lifesaving treatment for heart failure patients, a new study has found. The report from the American Heart Association, published in September 2017, revealed that stem cells from cord blood boosted patients’ heart function when administered. Experts are hopeful that the study could improve the lives of the 37 million…

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Baby Jack rescued by life-changing cord blood

When he was born at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Jack was not breathing and was non-responsive.  Doctors whisked him away from his mother and started efforts to resuscitate him. They managed to save his life but soon had to deliver some bad news to his parents, Stephen Pankratz and Kim Kucher.  Their son had…

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Want to add years to your life? Do more housework..

Everyone knows that being active adds years to your life. But who knew that house cleaning counted?   A new study, involving 130,000 men and women showed that the participants who were healthiest and lived the longest were active for about 30 minutes most days, but they weren’t necessarily “working out.” In fact, the most common…

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Big gains after using cord blood for autism

Over 70% of children showed impressive improvements in autism symptoms and behaviours after re-infusion with their own stored cord blood. These results, from a trial at Duke University in North Carolina, have given hope to parents of children with autism, including one young Canadian boy. Noah Barcolos was two years old when he was diagnosed…

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