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  • Sumanta 7:23 PM on September 12, 2013 Permalink |
    Tags: , , , , , Parenting, , Size,   

    Male with small testicles are better fathers 

    This is an era when many young men and women are choosing to hunt their life partner over the internet. There are plenty of such matrimonial websites available all around the globe. What do you think today a bride wants to know about her future husband, before she chooses her finally? Besides the grooms social profile they also take interest about his educational credentials, job and economic profile. In addition to this, now a days various health related information are sought of, particularly the sexually transmissible diseases like HIV. Interestingly, in future some more amazing criteria may looked for in the groom and the one we are talking about here is the grooms testicle size.

    Confused? Well let me explain. Recently, evidences by anthropologists found that men with small sized testicles are more caring than men with big testes. May be a old saying holds true – all that is big might not be better. When these men with small testes were showed their children’s picture, fMRI scans of their brain (fMRI i.e. functional-MRI, a new type of MRI scan that looks into blood’s moving pattern in brain) revealed increased activity in certain regions in brain. Since, women mostly look for a husband who will be caring to her kids, it’s likely in future such a criteria may be sought of in a groom’s credential. The size measurement shouldn’t be a headache, a ultra sonographer can provide most details of its topography like weight, volume, size etc.

    Finally, there is one issue in regard to this which might not comfort men. It’s yet to be proved if being a caring father decreases the testes size or smaller testes size makes a male a caring father. It’s still in stage of- egg or chicken, which came first?

    Read an excerpt in this regard:

    A link between the size of a father\’s testicles and how active he is in bringing up his children has been suggested by scientists.

    Researchers at Emory University, US, said those with smaller testicles were more likely to be involved with nappy changing, feeding and bath time.

    They also found differences in brain scans of fathers looking at images of their child, linked to testicle size.

    via BBC News – Testicle size ‘link to father role’.

    A link to another interesting article related to fMRI- Viewing pain

    You may share your opinions below in the comments section. For all your health concerns please be guided by your healthcare provider. Please cross check information from other sources too.

  • Sumanta 7:12 AM on August 9, 2013 Permalink |
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    Childhood obesity may increase risk of asthma 

    English: McDonald's patron, 2006.

    English: McDonald’s patron, 2006. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    Many children with sedentary type of lifestyle and fast food diet are overwhelmingly gaining extra chunks of fat in their waist line and increasing their body mass index. Not all parents seem to be concerned about it, since they don’t want to deprive their child from their favorite fast foods and computer games. But childhood obesity might be an alarm for future development of diabetes, heart disease etc.

    Interestingly, new information in medical science suggests that overweight and obese child are prone to develop asthma and the chance is more than that of children with normal body mass index. This means that even your child may be growing up in an air pollution free and mite free place, asthma risks still persist by other means and in this instance it’s excessive body weight.

    Therefore, parents may take their child’s body weight seriously and talk to their health care provider for possible solutions.


  • Sumanta 7:30 AM on July 21, 2013 Permalink |
    Tags: , , Irregular bedtime, Parenting, , Sleep deprivation   

    Irregular bedtime impact on kids 

    Pocket watch, savonette-type. Italiano: Orolog...

    Interestingly, when their child should go to bed is neglected by many parents. Less are truly concerned about it. These days children are generally overburdened with their home task and other performance pressures and have to study or work till late night. On top of that video games are too favorite now a days and some of kids spend a lot of their sleep time in that. Therefore, the normal sleep rhythm gets hampered. Kids now don’t tend to have a particular time to go to sleep. About 2 or 3 decades before, it was rather a common practice in families to send kids to bed by a specific time, like 10 pm was sleeping time for many. However, most parents probably can’t manage it any more.

    Studies show that going to bed at irregular times reduce the brainpower of children. This is probably due to the fact that irregular bedtime disturbs the the normal sleep wake cycle and may lead to sleep deprivation problem. Reading, maths and other certain brain performances are likely to decrease in this children. So, maybe it’s wise to spend time on learning normal kid biology than spending money for buying brain tonics from market to improve your wards mental capacities.

    For all your health concerns please be guided by your healthcare provider.  Please cross check information from other sources too. Reference: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_138530.html

  • Sumanta 8:42 AM on July 20, 2013 Permalink |
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    Age of starting solid foods in a infant may be related to diabetes 

    People generally don’t tend to care much about the time when their child should be started on solid foods. Lot of grandparents myths are followed in this issue. Some say a baby should be started on solid food at 3 months age, for some its 6 m0nths and for some it may even at 1 year of age. Now the question is, if the timing when to start solid food for a baby is important at all. The answer is yes, it matters a lot and of your wonder this simple timing errors can be related to the chances of developing diabetes type 1 in a kid.

    Evidences hint that if a baby is started on solid food before four months of age or at six months or after 6 months, one may be at high risk of developing type 1 diabetes. Although how such timing is important are not that clear and will be unfolded in near future hopefully. Therefore, solid foods introduction between 4 and 5 months might be the ideal time according to the experts.

    This is quite a inspiring finding, a step towards prevention of type 1 diabetes at no extra expense, except the knowledge. Check it with your pediatrician to be guided correctly in this matter.

    Extra links: DIABETESTypes of Diabetes
    Baby eating baby food (blended green beans)

    Baby eating baby food (blended green beans)

    For all your health concerns please be guided by your healthcare provider.  Please cross check information from other sources too. Reference: link

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