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Special police station to probe Rajasthan foeticide cases


September 17th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 17 (IANS) The Rajasthan government Monday announced it would set up a special police station in Jaipur to register and probe female foeticide and infanticide cases across the ... Read more...

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Honour for women delivering girl child


August 9th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 8 (IANS) A village council in Rajasthan will honour women who give birth to a girl child in their first delivery with a view to check cases of ... Read more...

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Tiniest, largest foetuses at greater risk of stillbirth


June 28th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 28 (IANS) The lightest and the heaviest foetuses are at much higher risk of being stillborn than those of average weight, new research has found. Stillbirth is traditionally ... Read more...

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Laser technique to separate twin foetuses in womb


June 8th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) It is a medical procedure that is fast opening a world of hope for women in India pregnant with identical twins.For foetuses sharing blood vessels ... Read more...

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Maharashtra orders crackdown on illegal sex tests


June 7th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Thursday ordered a state-wide crackdown on unregistered or illegal sonography centres conducting sex determination tests of foetuses.While the drive is at ... Read more...

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Female foeticide: Maharashtra doctor in police custody


June 3rd, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beed (Maharashtra), June 3 (IANS) A doctor and two midwives were Sunday remanded to police custody till June 6 by a Maharashtra court for allegedly dumping two female foetuses under ... Read more...

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Now, Maharashtra seeks Aamir’s support for girl child


May 11th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) After well-known actress Madhuri Dixit reportedly turned down Maharashtra's offer as brand ambassador for tourism, the state has sought megastar Aamir Khan's support for its ... Read more...

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Brazil court allows abortion in case of brain damage


April 14th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, April 14 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's Supreme Federal Tribunal ruled that aborting a foetus suffering from anencephaly - the absence of a large part of the brain and the skull - ... Read more...

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Fourth foetus found in Jaipur


March 31st, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, March 31 (IANS) Another foetus was recovered from a dustbin here Saturday taking the total number of foetuses recovered in the city to four over the past five days, ... Read more...

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Cell phone use in pregnancy affects foetus’ brain


March 16th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) Radiation from cell phone use during pregnancy could affect the brain of foetus, potentially leading to hyperactivity after birth."This is the first experimental evidence that foetal ... Read more...

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Chinese officials sacked for dumping baby bodies


March 1st, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 1 (IANS) Two officials at a hospital in China were Thursday sacked for dumping the bodies of 16 dead foetuses and babies as "hospital waste". The bodies were ... Read more...

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High testosterone retards language skills in boys


January 30th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 30 (IANS) Boys exposed to high levels of testosterone in the foetal stage are twice as likely to experience retarded language development. "An estimated 12 percent of toddlers ... Read more...

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100 babies aborted in Britain by women not wanting multiple births


December 29th, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 29 (IANS) Over 100 unborn babies were aborted in Britain in 2010 by women who were pregnant with multiple foetuses but wanted to give birth to fewer children, ... Read more...

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Parents of octuplets in China face hefty fines


December 21st, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 21 (IANS) A wealthy Chinese couple who conceived eight babies through in-vitro fertilization may face hefty fines for violating the family-planning law.The babies were conceived by the wife ... Read more...

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Declining sex ratio attributed to misuse of medical technology


December 18th, 2011 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Dec 18 (IANS) Demographers and development specialists Sunday identified the misuse of advanced medical technology as a major factor responsible for the decline in the sex ratio in Rajasthan ... Read more...

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Novel device filters heavy metals from water


December 18th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) Lakes and water bodies contaminated with heavy metals could become a thing of the past -- thanks to a novel device that filters their traces from ... Read more...

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Bachchans give huge fillip to the ‘girl child’ in India


November 23rd, 2011 - 8:52 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Son preference is a well-documented phenomenon in India, with a report saying an estimated 500,000 female foetuses are aborted in the country every year. ... Read more...

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Two female foetuses recovered in Rajasthan


November 6th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Nov 6 (IANS) Two female foetuses have been recovered from different places in Rajasthan, one floating in a dam and another from a sewer pipeline, police said Sunday. The ... Read more...

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Babies laugh and cry in womb


September 16th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 16 (IANS) Babies in the womb develop a range of facial movements which can be identified as laughing and crying, research shows.Study author Nadja Reissland from Durham University ... Read more...

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Haryana doctor held for sex determination test


April 20th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 20 (IANS) A doctor and his assistant in Haryana's Karnal town were caught red-handed Wednesday while they were conducting a test on a pregnant woman to determine the ... Read more...

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Probe begins into recovery of foetuses in Bihar


April 13th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 13 (IANS) A team from the union social welfare ministry Wednesday began a probe into the recovery of 16 foetuses, mostly females, in Bihar's Kishanganj district, an official ... Read more...

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Seventeen foetuses found in Bihar, probe ordered (Lead)


April 4th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 4 (IANS) Sixteen foetuses, mostly female, were found in plastic jars in Bihar's Kishanganj district while another was recovered near a garbage heap in Muzaffarpur town, police said ... Read more...

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Seventeen foetuses found in Bihar


April 4th, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Patna, April 4 (IANS) Sixteen foetuses, mostly female, were found in plastic jars in Bihar's Kishanganj district while another was recovered near a garbage heap in Muzaffarpur town, police said ... Read more...

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Mother’s sweet tooth bad for girls, not for boys


February 27th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 27 (IANS) A mother's sweet tooth affect girls more than boys, especially when the baby is in the womb. Excess sugar can block nutrients from reaching female foetuses and ... Read more...

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US doctor charged with killing babies at his clinic


January 21st, 2011 - 1:47 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 21 (IANS) A US doctor has been charged with snapping the spinal cords of seven babies with a pair of scissors and performing illegal abortions for immigrants and the poor ... Read more...

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Eating less during early pregnancy impairs foetal brain development


January 18th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 18 (ANI): A new research has suggested that eating less during early stage of pregnancy could cause lifetime damage to an unborn baby's brain, leading to lower IQ and behavioural ... Read more...

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Foetus removed from newborn boy


November 16th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 16 (IANS) In a rare case, an underdeveloped foetus was found in a month-old male child in Chhattisgarh and was removed through surgery, a doctor who carried out the operation ... Read more...

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Painkillers during pregnancy can make sons infertile


November 9th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 9 (IANS) Painkillers taken by pregnant women could expose their unborn sons to risk of infertility, researchers say.Prolonged use of medicines such as paracetamol, aspirin and ibuprofen may harm the ... Read more...

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How to cut the risks in multiple pregnancies


October 9th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): Researchers are investigating how to reduce the risks linked with multiple pregnancies.The complication rate during pregnancy with twins is about 40 percent.Women with multiple pregnancies often develop ... Read more...

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Breakthrough fertility technique could herald end of ‘biological clock’


September 15th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 15 (ANI): A new fertility technique could herald the end of the 'biological clock - by allowing women to have babies well into their 50s and 60s.The treatment, to ... Read more...

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US court stops federal funding of embryonic stem cell study


August 24th, 2010 - 9:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (DPA) A US federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction stopping expanded federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research, which was part of a new policy outlined ... Read more...

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Male foetuses ignore stressed mums - unlike sensitive females


July 21st, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Adelaide in South Australia have discovered that male foetuses ignore their mothers' response to stress - unlike females, which are very sensitive to ... Read more...

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Human foetuses do not feel pain before 24 weeks


June 25th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 25 (ANI): A new study has found that human foetuses do not feel pain before the age of 24 weeks.The study was commissioned by the Government and carried out by ... Read more...

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9/11 stress ‘tied to increased male baby miscarriages’


May 25th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): A new study has linked the psychological stress caused by the 9/11 attacks to miscarriages in women - especially for male babies.Tim Bruckner, assistant professor of public health ... Read more...

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9/11 attacks linked to loss of male babies


May 25th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (IANS) The horrific 9/11 terror attacks may have also led to increased loss of male children in the US, even among those women who had no direct link to ... Read more...

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