From: pautrey on
On Jun 6, 3:13 pm, "Peter B." <.@.> wrote:



Natural births better for babies
DANIELLE TEUTSCH AND KATE BENSON
May 30, 2010


Bacteria ... A scientist says babies benefit from being born
vaginally.



BABIES born by caesarean section are more vulnerable to asthma,
allergies and infection as they miss out on receiving their mothers'
good bacteria during birth, a scientist says.

Professor Patricia Conway, of the School of Biotechnology and
Biomolecular Sciences at the University of NSW, said babies delivered
vaginally received protective bacteria as they passed through the
birth canal. Left on the baby's skin, this bacteria could then
colonise the intestine and help inoculate newborns against hospital
bugs. Gut flora was also crucial for developing a balanced immune
system, Professor Conway said. "With a C-section, the newborn baby
misses an opportunity to pick up a lot of mum's good bacteria," she
said.

"This can have long-term health implications, as the development of a
good intestinal ecosystem is necessary for health and immunity to
allergies, from childhood right through to adulthood."

Professor Conway said emergency caesareans, performed after labour had
begun, meant babies did receive some of the beneficial bacteria,
particularly if the waters had broken. But elective caesareans were
''sterile'' and gave babies no chance to pick up any of the mother's
good bacteria.

However babies had other chances to receive their mother's bacteria,
during skin-to-skin contact directly after birth and if they were
breastfed.

Australian College of Midwives vice-president Hannah Dahlen said
babies born vaginally had the advantage of hormonal surges during
labour, which made them more wide-eyed and able to connect with their
mothers.

Both mother and baby experienced a surge in catecholamines - the fight-
or-flight hormone - during labour, making babies more alert at birth.

Recent studies had shown white blood cells in babies born by caesarean
were different to those born vaginally, potentially altering the way
their bodies responded to attacks on their immune systems for the rest
of their lives.

The studies could explain dramatic increases in rates of diabetes,
testicular cancer, leukaemia and asthma among babies born surgically,
Dr Dahlen said.


Read More:
http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/wellbeing/natural-births-better-for-babies-20100529-wmfv.html
From: pautrey on
On Jun 6, 3:32 pm, Happy Oyster <happy.oys...(a)ariplex.com> wrote:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychopathy


Psychopathy



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to:navigation, search
"Psychopath" redirects here. For other uses, see Psychopath
(disambiguation).
Not to be confused with Psychosis or Psychopathology.


Psychopathy (pronounced /saɪˈkɒpəθi/[1][2]) is a personality disorder
characterized by an abnormal lack of empathy combined with strongly
amoral conduct, masked by an ability to appear outwardly normal.
Neither psychopathy, nor the similar concept of sociopathy, are
nowadays defined in international diagnostic manuals, which instead
describe a category of antisocial/dissocial personality disorder.
However, researcher Robert Hare, whose Hare Psychopathy Checklist is
widely used, describes psychopaths as "intraspecies predators"[3] as
does R.I. Simon.[4][verification needed] Elsewhere Hare and others
write that psychopaths "use charisma, manipulation, intimidation,
sexual intercourse and violence"[5][6][7][verification needed] to
control others and to satisfy their own needs. Hare states that:
"Lacking in conscience and empathy, they take what they want and do as
they please, violating social norms and expectations without guilt or
remorse".[8] He previously stated that: "What is missing, in other
words, are the very qualities that allow a human being to live in
social harmony"[9]

According to Hare, many psychopaths are glib and superficially
charming, and can be excellent mimics of normal human emotion;[10]
some psychopaths can blend in, undetected, in a variety of
surroundings, including corporate environments.[11] According to
some[who?], there is neither a cure nor any effective treatment for
psychopathy; there are no medications that can instill empathy, while
psychopaths who undergo traditional talk therapy only become more
adept at manipulating others.[12] However, other researchers suggest
that psychopaths may benefit as much as others from psychological
treatment, at least in terms of effect on behavior.[13] According to
Hare, the consensus among researchers in this area is that psychopathy
stems from a specific neurological disorder which is biological in
origin and present from birth[10] although this was not what was
reported by a 2008 review which instead indicated multiple causes and
variation between individuals.[14] It has been estimated by some that
less than one percent of the general population are psychopaths[15].

Contents
1 Classification
2 Characteristics
2.1 Perceptual/emotional recognition deficits
2.1.1 Facial affect recognition
2.1.2 Vocal affect recognition
2.1.3 Stroop tasks
3 Causes
4 Pathophysiology
5 Diagnosis
5.1 Hare Psychopathy Checklist
5.1.1 PCL-R items
5.2 Comorbidity
5.2.1 No evidence for propensity to sexually-oriented murder
5.3 Conceptual models
5.3.1 As a discrete disorder
5.3.2 Primary-secondary distinction
5.3.3 Psychopathy vs. sociopathy
5.3.4 Three-factor model
5.3.5 Discrete vs. continuous
6 Screening
6.1 Childhood precursors
7 Management
7.1 Clinical management
7.2 Legal response
7.2.1 United Kingdom
7.2.2 United States
8 Prognosis
8.1 Release rate among convicted criminals
9 Epidemiology
10 History
11 In other animals
12 References
12.1 Notes
12.2 Bibliography
13 External links

Classification
See Classification of mental disorder


Characteristics
The prototypical psychopath has deficits or deviances in several
areas: interpersonal relationships, emotion, and self-control.
Psychopaths gain satisfaction through antisocial behavior, and do not
experience shame, guilt, or remorse for their actions.[16][17][18]
Psychopaths lack a sense of guilt or remorse for any harm they may
have caused others, instead rationalizing the behavior, blaming
someone else, or denying it outright.[19] Psychopaths also lack
empathy towards others in general, resulting in tactlessness,
insensitivity, and contemptuousness. All of this belies their tendency
to make a good, likable first impression. Psychopaths have a
superficial charm about them, enabled by a willingness to say anything
without concern for accuracy or truth. Shallow affect also describes
the psychopath's tendency for genuine emotion to be short lived and
egocentric with an overall cold demeanor. Their behavior is impulsive
and irresponsible, often failing to keep a job or defaulting on debts.
[19] Psychopaths also have a markedly distorted sense of the potential
consequences of their actions, not only for others, but also for
themselves. They do not, for example, deeply recognize the risk of
being caught, disbelieved or injured as a result of their behaviour.
[20]



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"pautrey" <pautrey2(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
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On Jun 6, 3:13 pm, "Peter B." <.@.> wrote:



Natural births better for babies
DANIELLE TEUTSCH AND KATE BENSON
May 30, 2010


Bacteria ... A scientist says babies benefit from being born
vaginally.
==========================================
Then there is herpes, AIDS, Syph, Gon, yeast infections. Yeah, all real good
things.

Too bad you are such an idiot that you cannot see both sides of a story.


From: pautrey on
Natural births better for babies
DANIELLE TEUTSCH AND KATE BENSON
May 30, 2010


Bacteria ... A scientist says babies benefit from being born
vaginally.


BABIES born by caesarean section are more vulnerable to asthma,
allergies and infection as they miss out on receiving their mothers'
good bacteria during birth, a scientist says.

Professor Patricia Conway, of the School of Biotechnology and
Biomolecular Sciences at the University of NSW, said babies delivered
vaginally received protective bacteria as they passed through the
birth canal. Left on the baby's skin, this bacteria could then
colonise the intestine and help inoculate newborns against hospital
bugs. Gut flora was also crucial for developing a balanced immune
system, Professor Conway said. "With a C-section, the newborn baby
misses an opportunity to pick up a lot of mum's good bacteria," she
said.

"This can have long-term health implications, as the development of a
good intestinal ecosystem is necessary for health and immunity to
allergies, from childhood right through to adulthood."

Professor Conway said emergency caesareans, performed after labour had
begun, meant babies did receive some of the beneficial bacteria,
particularly if the waters had broken. But elective caesareans were
''sterile'' and gave babies no chance to pick up any of the mother's
good bacteria.

However babies had other chances to receive their mother's bacteria,
during skin-to-skin contact directly after birth and if they were
breastfed.

Australian College of Midwives vice-president Hannah Dahlen said
babies born vaginally had the advantage of hormonal surges during
labour, which made them more wide-eyed and able to connect with their
mothers.

Both mother and baby experienced a surge in catecholamines - the fight-
or-flight hormone - during labour, making babies more alert at birth.

Recent studies had shown white blood cells in babies born by caesarean
were different to those born vaginally, potentially altering the way
their bodies responded to attacks on their immune systems for the rest
of their lives.

The studies could explain dramatic increases in rates of diabetes,
testicular cancer, leukaemia and asthma among babies born surgically,
Dr Dahlen said.


Read More:
http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/wellbeing/natural-births-better-for-babies-20100529-wmfv.html

From: pautrey on
Rising C-section rate in N.J.
raises concerns

By ANDREA CLURFELD and LAVINIA DECASTRO •
Gannett New Jersey • May 23, 2010

It's not nice to fool with Mother Nature, say medical
professionals and mothers railing against New
Jersey's rising Cesarean section rate and the state's
status as No. 1 in the nation for birth by surgery.

Federal data released in March show the national
Cesarean rate for 2007 to be the highest ever
reported, at 31.8 percent of all births, an increase of
54 percent from 1996.

In top-ranking New Jersey, Cesarean sections
accounted for 38.3 percent of all births, a jump of
60 percent from 1996 to 2007. More recent data
from the New Jersey Center for Health Statistics show
in 2009, 40 percent of all hospital births in the state
were by Cesarean section and that close to half the
hospitals -- 26 of 54 -- had C-section rates of more
than 40 percent.

"It's not possible to ascribe the rise in C-sections to
medical reasons," said Dr. Charles Denk, a research
scientist with the Maternal and Child Health Unit in
the state Department of Health and Senior Services'
epidemiology program.

"It's not the way it should be."

The ebb and flow of C-sections has been studied
and argued since the 1970s and '80s, when results
from electronic fetal monitors were misinterpreted
by some in delivery rooms as signals of fetal
distress, with C-sections deemed the necessary
course of action. The latest rise in C-sections,
obstetricians say, can be traced in part to a report in
1996 in the New England Journal of Medicine citing
complications from vaginal births after Cesareans,
known as VBACs.

Some of those same specialists who are not inclined
to favor surgical intervention over nature cite a
follow-up study from 2004 in the same journal
concluding that "absolute risks are low."

Others note a report from 2006 in the British
medical journal Lancet that says unless strictly
indicated, C-sections may be harmful to the health
of both mothers and newborns.

Yet the rise in C-section rates has not subsided, a
fact that has both mothers and some in the medical
community raising questions about unnecessary
surgeries and reasons behind the high rate of C-
sections in the state and nation.


"New Jersey is on the crest of a wave sweeping
everywhere," Denk said. "It's happening everywhere
-- all across the country, all over the world."

But why?

Dr. Richard L. Fischer, head of Cooper University
Hospital's Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, lists
some of the most discussed reasons: medical
climate, professional women wanting planned
deliveries, obesity, more induced labors, medical
and legal complications.


Read More:
http://www.courierpostonline.com/article/20100523/NEWS01/5230339/1006


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On Jun 6, 5:30 pm, Bob Officer <boboffic...(a)127.0.0.7> wrote:
> On Sun, 6 Jun 2010 11:31:08 -0700 (PDT), in misc.health.alternative,
>
>
>
>
>
> pautrey <pautr...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> >On Jun 6, 1:14 pm, Bob Officer <boboffic...(a)127.0.0.7> wrote:
> >> On Fri, 4 Jun 2010 20:40:43 -0700, in misc.health.alternative, "Peter
>
> >> B." <.@.> wrote:
> >> >"pautrey" <rpautr...(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
> >> >news:6161a9a8-6210-4ea2-959a-eda4ed228b9e(a)v18g2000vbc.googlegroups.com...
> >> >> Natural births better for babies
>
> >> >So let a child die if it cannot be born naturally.
>
> >> Let's make a list of diseases which can be transmitted by Vaginal
> >> birth to a child.
>
> >> 1) Herpies
>
> >> >Great call, look at all the money saved!
>
> >> >Yes, Ralph Pauley Autrey Jr. champion of infants!
> >> >Not, my little fruitcake.
>
> >> fruitcake yes.  
>
> >> Champion of null
>
> >> --
> >> Bob Officer
> >> Posting the truthhttp://www.skeptics.com.au
>
> <snip of cut and paste>
>
> rpautrey refuses to address the real issues or enter into any
> rational discussion. He has few words of his own and is reduced to
> cutting and pasting other people's words and opinions becuase he is
> an  inarticulate buffoon which doesn't understand the issues or
> facts.
>
> --
> Bob Officer
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pautrey <pautr...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>On Jun 6, 1:14 pm, Bob Officer <boboffic...(a)127.0.0.7> wrote:
>> On Fri, 4 Jun 2010 20:40:43 -0700, in misc.health.alternative, "Peter

>> B." <.@.> wrote:
>> >"pautrey" <rpautr...(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
>> >news:6161a9a8-6210-4ea2-959a-eda4ed228b9e(a)v18g2000vbc.googlegroups.com....
>> >> Natural births better for babies


>> >So let a child die if it cannot be born naturally.


>> Let's make a list of diseases which can be transmitted by Vaginal
>> birth to a child.


>> 1) Herpies


>> >Great call, look at all the money saved!


>> >Yes, Ralph Pauley Autrey Jr. champion of infants!
>> >Not, my little fruitcake.


>> fruitcake yes.


>> Champion of null


>> --
>> Bob Officer
>> Posting the truthhttp://www.skeptics.com.au



<snip of cut and paste>

rpautrey refuses to address the real issues or enter into any
rational discussion. He has few words of his own and is reduced to
cutting and pasting other people's words and opinions becuase he is
an inarticulate buffoon which doesn't understand the issues or
facts.


--
Bob Officer
Posting the truth
http://www.skeptics.com.au