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Support for the claim appears to rest on explicit birth records, although interviews with families in the village were also conducted. The New York Post writes (emphasis mine) According to birth records, there hasn’t been a boy born there since 2009, though 12 girls have come into the world in that time frame. I did some digging and was unable to access ...


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Has maternal mortality due to child birth dropped in England over the past 100 years? Yes. Tremendously. The 2006 paper, British maternal mortality in the 19th and early 20th centuries examines this. Figure 1 illustrates the incredible improvement, just up to 1970 alone. Annual death rate per 1000 total births from maternal mortality in England ...


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Generally if such statistics would exist, they would be available to every Polish citizen per freedom of information act. Alas, there are no such statistics in Poland. While the claim might be true, citing birth records is a sure sign of a fake. I know well which sources are available and who can get it, because I've worked for years as a reporter in Poland. ...


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Page 7 of this Foreign Affairs Manual, titled ACQUISITION OF U.S. CITIZENSHIP BY BIRTH IN THE UNITED STATES, says, “The rules applicable to vessels obviously apply equally to airplanes. Thus a child born on a plane in the United States or flying over its territory would acquire United States citizenship at birth.”


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No, this is a fictional article. The source of the article is the World News Daily Report (WNDR). Their disclaimer page explains: WNDR assumes however all responsibility for the satirical nature of its articles and for the fictional nature of their content. All characters appearing in the articles in this website – even those based on real people – are ...


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Research is not finished on this topic, as one can see from recent papers. Newer studies than those cited not only confirm the statement on gut flora but go further, namely that other habitats, not only the gut, are impacted: We found that in direct contrast to the highly differentiated communities of their mothers, neonates harbored bacterial ...


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Yes, a child born within 12 nautical miles of the US (which applies to airspace as well) is in US territory. Under jus soli, a child born in US territory can be granted a US citizenship. Twelve Nautical Mile Limit: The territorial sea of the United States was formerly three nautical miles. (See, e.g., Cunard S.S. Co. v Mellon, 262 U.S. 100, 122, 43 S. ...


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You may find relevant information in the paper Estimates of the live births, natural losses, and elective terminations with Down syndrome in the United States, published by Skotko along with Gert de Graff and Frank Buckley. (Which is more recent than the linked article). The abstract of the paper includes, As of 2007, the estimated rates at which live ...


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No, home birth is substantially more likely to result in the death of the baby, even with a qualified homebirthing midwife. Most of the pro-homebirth articles and studies focus on the reduction in medical interventions taken for the mother (cessarians, etc), which I will leave to the reader to decide if that's more important than the life of the baby. ...


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Using of Epidurals and painkillers during childbirth was not shown to have long lasting effects on the baby1. It can affect the course of the birth, prolonging it and by slightly increasing chance for assisted or instrumental delivery, and, as some research suggest, that it may cause babies to have trouble “latching on” causing breastfeeding difficulties. ...


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I think that wikipedia pretty much answer the question. There are some controversies, but it seems that the majority of the studies points toward a correlation between exposure to DU and the risk of birth defects in children. Depleted uranium - Gulf War syndrome and soldier complaints Human epidemiological evidence is consistent with increased risk of ...


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The Cochrane Collaboration very recently a systematic review on the subject, where they look at all of the published evidence, weigh it up and explain what it says. (I don't believe in appeals to authority, but the Cochrane Collaboration make me think twice about my position...) Cluett ER, Burns E. Immersion in water in labour and birth. Cochrane Database ...


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As a french, I can tell you that there is no correlation between "squat toilet" and "birth complications" in France. Squat toilets are only found in public area. At home or work, nobody would want a "squat toilet" (only some old houses have them). The only reason there is "squat toilet" in France, is that it's easier to clean and less water use. And of ...


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There does seem to be quite a bit of information regarding water birth online. My mother happens to be a midwife practicing home/birth-center birth and uses tubs in both locations. A cursory search across Google found the following: Immersion in Water During Labour and Birth (Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists/Royal College of Midwives Joint ...


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Is it true that laughing gas is not used to reduce labor pains because it is cheap? There seems to be a range of factors contributing to why N2O is not readily available in the US. Nitrous Oxide for Labor Analgesia: Expanding Analgesic Options for Women in the United States One major barrier to implementation of N2O services in the United States has ...


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Per UK NHS, 1. Combined contraceptive pill is more than 99% effective if taken correctly. Less than 1 woman in 100 will get pregnant in a year while taking the combined pill. 2. Progestogen-only pill is 99% effective if taken correctly. One woman in 100 will get pregnant in a year while taking the progestogen-only pill. The AHRP site clearly mentions "to ...


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I would expect so, but not from a radiological standpoint. Depleted uranium is a heavy metal, like lead and mercury, and so I would expect similar toxic effects. We are well aware of the dangers lead and mercury pose with regards to birth defects, and we also know uranium is very similar to lead chemically. Doing a bit of searching, seems most studies ...


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Hours Worked First, Spain does not have excessively long hours of work among OECD countries. Source: OECD.Stat: In fact, at 1,691 hours per annum in 2015, Spain is slightly below the median of 1,749 and mean of 1,756. Spain does not have longer working hours in comparison with other OECD countries Long hours reduces birth rates Lack of correlation is ...


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The subject is matter of debate, at least in The Netherlands, where home-birthing is very common. A Dutch-language blog article links to a number of studies which different conclusions. In 2010, a study was published concluding that homebirthing is more risky: Perinatal mortality and severe morbidity in low and high risk term pregnancies in the Netherlands: ...


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Yes, in preterm births and low/middle-income countries. There is good evidence that early cord clamping leads to hypovolaemia, anaemia and low iron stores in the neonate. [1] This seems to be more important when it comes to preterm births [2, 5]: Delaying cord clamping was associated with fewer infants requiring transfusions for anaemia (seven trials, ...


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I think you should take a look at this study: Goksor, E.; Rosengren, L.; Wennergren, G. (2002). "Bradycardic response during submersion in infant swimming". Acta Paediatr 91 (3): 307–312. doi:10.1111/j.1651-2227.2002.tb01720.x. PMID 12022304. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12022304 It is extremely important since it shows evidence of: ...


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Disclaimer: This is difficult to actually prove without performing rather intrusive research into the lives of Spanish couples. For part 1: No, they don't work longer hours (source). They do, however, finish work later which supports part of the claim your source makes: Experts say long working hours and a culture of eating late at night and going to bed ...


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