Archive for the 'Children’s Health' Category

Muralizing Your Pool. Part 2

Posted in Children's Health on July 26th, 2012 by Lance

Grant is not a traditional mural artist, but an artist who paints backdrops for corporate events and theatrical productions. While most of the other artists did not appear to have the time or enthusiasm to take on such a big project, Grant was eager for the opportunity to paint something that would not be taken down at the end of the night. And his specialty had taught him to be fast. Read more »

Older Fathers, Schizophrenic Children. Part 4

Posted in Children's Health on June 25th, 2012 by Lance

“As the brain grows, it prunes itself back a bit — usually in late adolescence,” says Kathleen McKenna, M.D., director of the Psychosis and Special Diagnostic Program at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Ill. “It could be this event — or maybe a hormonal change at late adolescence — that triggers the disease because it tends to develop in young adulthood.” Read more »

Older Fathers, Schizophrenic Children. Part 3

Posted in Children's Health on June 25th, 2012 by Lance

It really isn’t news that genetic mutations (or changes in the DNA code) that can cause health risks are produced by the father. The scientific community has known this for years. It just hasn’t been common knowledge. Read more »

Older Fathers, Schizophrenic Children. Part 2

Posted in Children's Health on June 25th, 2012 by Lance

So what does this mean to men getting a later start at fatherhood? “I wouldn’t want to discourage older men from having children because most children don’t develop schizophrenia,” says Malaspina. “But men should be aware that as they age, there is a greater risk for genetic abnormalities in general.” Read more »

Older Fathers, Schizophrenic Children. Part 1

Posted in Children's Health on June 25th, 2012 by Lance

For years, women have been alarmed by ticking biological clocks and limited-shelf-life-eggs, while men have neither nagging clocks nor expiration dates stamped on their sperm. They have all the reproductive time in the world. Read more »