What effect does a father have on baby’s health?

Babies who resemble their fathers when they are born are healthier by the time they are one year’s old. This is because according to a study which has been carried out, the father would have spent more time with the baby.

According to research, a strong resemblance encourages fathers to spend more time with their babies (an average of 2.5 days more per month) because they are convinced that the children are genetically theirs. The time which the fathers spend with them translates into healthier children.

The study entitled, “If looks could heal: Child health and paternal investment” shows that babies which resemble the father spent less time in the hospital and suffered less from asthma attacks. This is all due to the presence of the father.

Dr Solomon Polachek, one of the researchers who is a Professor at Binghamton University, said that it is important for fathers to be present in the lives of their children as this makes them healthier.

The study analysed 456 families where some babies only lived with their mothers, while others lived with both parents.  In the cases where both parents were present, the babies strongly resembled the father.

Other News
Current Affairs

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe which represents 47 countries has approved a report which criticises the rule of law in Malta which was drawn up by Dutch…

Foreign Affairs

Oscar Ramirez and his two year-old daughter met with a cruel destiny they could never have expected when they drowned as they tried to cross to the US from El…

Current Affairs

Over the last 30 years a Malta institute of one of the specialised United Nations agencies has seen the graduation of over 1,000 professionals in the maritime sector, persons who…

Foreign Affairs

This is the precise moment a new-born baby, who has since been named India, was found in a plastic bag in Georgia. It was the baby’s tiny cries which alerted…

View More