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Quick Clicks: Asthma in Fall Babies, a 70-year-old Gives Birth and more

- A new report by The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine says that children born in the fall are 30% more likely to have asthma than children born during the rest of the year. [NYTimes]

- 70-year-old Rajo Devi became the oldest woman in recorded history to give birth.  Devi used a donor egg and her husband's sperm.  The Motherlode blog asks, how old is too old to have a baby? [Motherlode]

- Massachussetts students outperformed their peers on a fourth grade international math and science exam, coming in second just behind Singapore.  The U.S. as a whole placed 11th. [The Boston Globe]

- A Baylor College of Medicine study finds that women are more likely to die after heart attacks because they are less likely to get proper treatment. [Houston Chronicle]

- 5 papers published as a supplement to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition say that high-fructose corn syrup is not worse than sugar.  These papers contradict Clinical Nutrition's previously published hypothesis which linked the rise in obesity with the rise in high-fructose corn syrup consumption.  [USA Today]

- Anemia rates are down for U.S. women and children, according to a new report by the CDC; researchers are not able to explain the decline.  However, anemia rates remain high for minority women. [U.S. News & World Report]

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