Tuesday, 30 January 2007

breeding reminder

read these two articles on beebeecee just now. thought it would be a good thing to share especially to all those ladies out there.

first and foremost, a BIG DISCLAIMER. i am not insinuating anyone, just a friendly reminder especially to all the ladies. remember people, health first, aesthetic is bonus. the article title is

Expectant mums 'getting too fat'

Rising obesity trends mean that by 2010, half of all UK mums-to-be could be above ideal weight and a fifth obese, experts warn.

some excerpts reads
Obese mums-to-be are more likely miscarry, experience pre-eclampsia and dangerous blood clots or need a Caesarean section to deliver the baby, which is likely to be larger itself.

According to Confidential Enquiries into Maternal and Child Health, obesity is a feature of 35% of maternal deaths.

Babies of obese mothers also face a higher death risk.

follow the link for full story.


there is also this article entitled Rare red ants get a helping hand

Conservationists have been awarded almost £50,000 to help save a rare species of red ant from becoming extinct in mainland Britain.

among the interesting excerpts include The ant (Formica rufibarbis), described as one of the UK's rarest native species, is restricted to one colony in Surrey and a few sites on the Isles of Scilly, 28 miles (45km) off the coast of Cornwall.

"The ants are quite unusual because they form nests that are either all female or all male," said Emily Brennan, ZSL's native species conservation programme manager.
(some tips here for the still single people who would like to preserve their genetic tree for future generation). you can also follow the link for the full story but i would imagine this would generate less interest than the article above.


what's the connection between these two articles, you might ask. i guess if we don't evolve fast enough from these hunter-gatherer genes, we are going to face the same problem with the ants. or is it supposed to be our natural control of populations explosion in addition to war and natural disasters? i don't know. may be it is the grand design of the almighty god.

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