Friday, November 07, 2008

Baby Obama Born in South Florida

Barack Obama may have a "funny name," as he once said, but it might just catch on among the nation's newborns.

A Florida couple became among the country's first to bestow it on their child, even before most had declared the Illinois senator the president-elect.

Sanjae Obama Fisher was born at 8 p.m. EST at Hollywood's Memorial Regional Hospital to Patrick and Sasha Hall Fisher.

A hospital spokeswoman says it was the father's idea. But mom still got to watch the election, after 14 hours at the hospital.

Sanjae has two siblings, 8-year-old sister Shaniah and 4-year-old brother Shane.


Thursday, November 06, 2008

Carnie Wilson is Pregnant

"Singer Carnie Wilson is expecting her second child with her musician husband Rob Bonfiglio.

The Wilson-Phillips star, 40, is already mother to daughter Lola, who was born in 2005. She tells OK! magazine, "My due date is June 24 (09). I'm having a C-section probably June 10."

And Wilson, daughter of Beach Boy rocker Brian Wilson, admits she hopes to join the legion of celebrity mums who've given birth to a double bundle of joy. She adds: "I went (to the doctor) for blood tests, and my hormone levels were climbing. My levels were over tripling so my doctor said to me, 'You might have twins in there.'

"I can't stop thinking about twins! My sister had twins; my grandmother was a twin and my grandmother's aunt had twins. I had my first ultrasound and we only saw one sac, but it's not confirmed that it's not two because one could be hiding in the back of the other... we'll see."


Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Autism linked with rainfall in study

Children who live in the U.S. Northwest's wettest counties are more likely to have autism, but it is unclear why, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday.

Michael Waldman of Cornell University and colleagues were searching for an environmental link with autism, a condition characterized by learning and social disabilities.

They got autism rates from state and county agencies for children born in California, Oregon and Washington between 1987 and 1999 and plotted them against daily precipitation reports.

Read the full story here.