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‘Half of all child deaths in India due to pre-term births’


May 2nd, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Nearly half of all child deaths in India are caused by pre-term births, the highest amongst its neighbours, a report by 'Save the Children' revealed ... Read more...

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Vitamin D safe for healthy pregnant women


June 29th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) Use of vitamin D supplements during pregnancy is safe and effective for healthy women, says a new study.Even at the highest dosage, vitamin D was found ... Read more...

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Gene may explain how leopards got its spots


February 25th, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): How did the leopard get its spots? How did the zebra get its stripes?The answer may be a gene, which scientists have found governs colour patterns in deer ... Read more...

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Preterm mums’ milk has less antioxidants


February 18th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A new study has revealed that preterm mother's milk contains lower concentrations of coenzyme Q10-an important antioxidant and a vital component of the electron transport chain.Researchers at the ... Read more...

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Why sex in space could be a bad idea


February 12th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Having sex and getting pregnant in the space is just not a good idea, thanks to serious radiation hazards, scientists have said.According to three scientists, astronauts sent to ... Read more...

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Clinicians should carefully use X-rays on pregnant women, infants: Study


February 11th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): A new study has suggested that clinicians should be careful about using X-rays on pregnant women and infants because of the potential for a slight increase in the ... Read more...

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Humans and apes have mothers to thank for their large brains


September 7th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 7 (ANI): Humans, apes and monkeys should thank their mothers for their large brains, says a new study.Vera Weisbecker of the University of Cambridge and Anjali Goswami of University College ... Read more...

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Aussie doc to unveil online do-it-yourself home abortion guide


August 1st, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 1 (ANI): A Brisbane doctor is set to unveil an online do-it-yourself home abortion guide featuring a pill that has been banned from public sale.Obstetrician Adrienne Freeman says her ... 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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American virtuoso teaches violin to cleft-lipped children in Varanasi


May 12th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), May 12 (ANI): Famous American violinist Paul Peabody, who played the violin for the Hollywood flick 'Titanic', imparted violin-playing techniques to cleft-lipped children at the G S Memorial Plastic ... Read more...

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Scientists try to decipher “secret language” of elephants


February 23rd, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 23 (ANI): By using a microphone sensitive to low frequencies and a GPS tracking system, a team of researchers at San Diego Zoo has been studying what has been described ... Read more...

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Pregnant mothers, quit smoking for kid’s future


September 22nd, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 22 (IANS) Women who quit smoking during the initial months of pregnancy are likely to ensure long-term benefits for their unborn children, says a new study, underscoring the benefits of ... Read more...

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Queen’s ex-PR man working to improve PM Brown’s image


June 17th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 17 (ANI): Simon Lewis, the silky-smooth public ­relations chief who was drafted in to improve the Queen's image as her communications secretary after the death of Diana, Princess of ... Read more...

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Childhood traumas can alter your DNA


February 24th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 24 (IANS) Childhood traumas can alter your DNA and leave a lasting effect on the brain, a Canadian study has found. According to researchers at Montreal's McGill University and Douglas Institute, ... Read more...

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Epilepsy drug taken during pregnancy may raise autism risk in kids


December 2nd, 2008 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Women who take epilepsy drug valproate during pregnancy may significantly raise their child''s risk of developing autism, says a new study.The preliminary research is published in the ... Read more...

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Prenatal biochemical screening detects only 50pc chromosomal abnormalities


June 2nd, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by admin
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Italian researchers suggest that women be better informed on the limitation of diagnostic tests like prenatal biochemical screening, which are widely used to look for chromosomal abnormalities ... Read more...

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Proteins that help develop mammalian hearts identified


May 17th, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by admin
Washington , May 17 (ANI): Two proteins, called GATA4 and GATA6, in mammalian embryos play a key role in the development of a healthy heart, according to researchers at the Medical ... Read more...

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Don’t tell Helena Bonham Carter what to do with her pregnancy!


November 19th, 2007 - 4:41 pm ICT by admin
New York, Nov19 (ANI): British actress Helena Bonham Carter does not like people dishing out pregnancy advise to her.The 41-year old, who is eight months expecting with beau Tim Burton's baby, does ... Read more...

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