News tagged with childlessness

When do would-be mothers opt for adoption?

A new study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln explores why Americans—even those with fertility problems—don't opt for adoption more often as their route to parenthood.

Oct 24, 2013
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Breast pain issue for 1 in 3 female marathon runners

Women with larger cup sizes seem to be more susceptible, but childless women also seem to be more prone, and wearing a sports bra doesn't always help, finds the study, which publishes as London gears up for its annual international ...

Apr 20, 2013
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Death rate 2 to 4 times as high among childless couples

Despite the popular belief among parents that having children shortens their lives, the reverse seems to be true, particularly for women, indicates a large study of childless couples, treated for infertility, and published ...

Dec 05, 2012
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Low-income mothers risk obesity to feed children

Mothers who financially struggle to provide food for their families tend to put themselves at risk for obesity while trying to feed their children, according to Penn State sociologists.

Mar 15, 2012
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Prostate cancer risk halved for subfertile men

Involuntary childlessness owing to reduced fertility is a concern for many men. However, these men do have one advantage – they run a significantly lower risk of suffering from prostate cancer. Researchers are interested ...

Feb 01, 2012
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