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Today's Top Medical Stories for Thursday, February 27, 2014

A father's age could affect his child's health, and C-Sections may affect a baby's weight.
C-Section babies are more likely to have weight issues as an adult, according to a new study.
Researchers in London analyzed data from close to 40-thousand people and found babies born by Caesarean have an increased risk of being overweight or obese later in life compared to those delivered naturally.
They say more study is needed to determine the reasons behind the link.

New research shows children of older fathers could have issues later on.
Scientists in Indiana and Stockholm took a look children born in Sweden between 19-73 and 2001.
They found those with fathers 45 or older had a greater the chance of experiencing  autism, schizophrenia…even failing grades.

And British soldiers seem to be doing better mentally than US soldiers after deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Researchers in London compared results between UK and U-S studies.
They say while British soldiers reported more heavy drinking, they had better mental health than their US counterparts, possibly because British recruits are older, have shorter tours of duty and access to better healthcare.


(Bigad Shaban CBS News)


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