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Campaign to lower indoor pollution with LPG on


September 18th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jakatra, Sep 18 (IANS) The World LP Gas Association (WLPGA) has announced a five-year campaign to bring liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), a clean, safe and efficient cooking fuel, to developing ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Mom’s emotions affect child’s dental health: Study


August 23rd, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) A mother's emotional health and education level during her child's earliest years influence oral health at age 14, says a new study.Researchers at the Case Western ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Civic agencies get court notice on illegal hookah bars


August 1st, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to civic agencies on a plea seeking action against restaurants which are running hookah bars illegally.NGO World Lung ... Read more...

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Marijuana doubles premature birth risk


July 19th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 19 (IANS) Women who quaff marijuana can more than double the risk of giving birth to a baby prematurely, according to an international study.Preterm or premature birth, at ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Low birth weight, poor diet impair girls’ learning ability


July 18th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 18 (IANS) Lower birth weight and poor diet in childhood can lead to poor learning and behaviour in children, particularly girls, according to a new study.Researchers from Australia's ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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...

Posted in Health |

Best time for birth of twins is 37 weeks


June 15th, 2012 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 15 (IANS) Twins born to women in the early birth group at 37 weeks were significantly less likely to be small for their gestational age, according to a ... Read more...

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Bengal government orders inquiry into crib deaths


May 24th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) In the wake of frequent deaths of infants in government-run hospitals in the state, the West Bengal health department has directed all sub-divisional, district hospitals ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Hand-hygiene reduces healthcare-acquired infections’ (May 5 is World Hand Hygiene Day)


May 4th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Friday said the number of infections acquired during medical or surgical procedures can be brought down by 50 percent ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Teen mothers account for quarter of all births in Mexico


April 8th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 8 (IANS/EFE) Mothers aged 14-19 account for roughly 480,000, or 24 percent, of Mexico's 2 million annual births, authorities said.The figures were provided by Alejandro Rosas Solis, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Half of Indian kids under five underweight: NGO


February 15th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) Around 48 percent of children under five years of age in India are underweight, ranging from 20 percent of the child population (under-five years) in Sikkim ... Read more...

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Armed conflicts result in underweight babies


January 19th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) Pregnant women exposed to armed conflict have greater chances of giving birth to underweight babies. "Our results provide another reason why pregnant women deserve special attention ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Bengal reports more crib deaths, seven dead in 24 hours


January 18th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) The horror of crib deaths in West Bengal returned Wednesday with seven infants, aged between three hours to three months, dying in a 24-hour period in ... Read more...

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IVF babies from frozen embryos healthier


January 9th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 8 (IANS) IVF babies born from frozen embryos are heavier and healthier than those born from fresh embryos, a study has shown.The study involved measuring the weight and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

World’s tiniest premature babies doing well


December 12th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) In 1989, Madeline Mann became the world's tiniest surviving baby after birth at the Loyola University Medical Centre (LUMC). She weighed 280 grams, just about the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Extra calcium may not prevent premature birth


October 9th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 9 (IANS) Calcium intake has no effect on preventing premature birth or low infant birth weight, a review of its potential benefits suggests.Experts agree that during pregnancy, a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pollution ups odds of premature birth by 30 percent


October 7th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 7 (IANS) Traffic-related pollution in cities ups the odds of premature birth by 30 percent among pregnant women.A study of 100,000 births found that the "toxic" chemicals emitted ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Secondhand smoke linked to deafness


July 19th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) If you have been exposed to secondhand smoke (SHS) in adolescence, there are chances you may become progressively deaf. Studies have linked exposure to SHS pre-natally ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Mother’s salt intake may spike child’s BP


July 7th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 7 (IANS) Too much or too little salt consumed during pregnancy has an adverse effect on the prenatal development of the offspring's kidneys. It can lead to high ... Read more...

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Link between low birth weight and H1N1 flu revealed


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Two research papers have shown that women who contracted H1N1 were more likely to give birth to lower birth weight babies as compared with women who had "influenza-like ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mum’s stress in pregnancy ‘puts female offspring at obesity risk’


April 13th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): A mother's nutritional or psychological stress during pregnancy and breast-feeding may prompt changes in her infant's genes that increase the child's risk of obesity later in life, according ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Heavy drinking during pregnancy ‘ups premature birth risk’


April 11th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 11 (ANI): Previous studies have linked alcohol consumption during pregnancy to an increased risk of miscarriage, premature birth, and low birth weight.But how much alcohol can a woman safely ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mums abused in childhood more likely to have low-birth weight babies


March 30th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): A new study has suggested that mothers abused as children have increased risk for giving birth to low-birth weight infants.The findings, by researchers at the University of Washington, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bad relationship with spouse causes ‘pre-baby blues’


March 14th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 14 (ANI): A new study has found that a bad relationship with the husband or partner is the strongest predictor of maternal emotional distress during pregnancy.Anxiety and depression during pregnancy ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bad relations with spouse causes ‘pre-baby blues’


March 12th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 12 (IANS) New research shows that a bad relationship with the husband or partner is the strongest cause of maternal emotional distress during pregnancy.Anxiety and depression during pregnancy ... Read more...

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Low birth weight children ‘programmed to eat more’


March 10th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): A new study has revealed that low birth weight children are "programmed" to eat more because they develop less neurons in the region of the brain that controls ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Passive smoking ups risk of still births by 23 percent


March 10th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 10 (IANS) Passive smoking increases the risk of still birth by 23 percent and was linked to a 13 percent increased risk of congenital birth defects, a new ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Passive smoking can harm your unborn baby


March 10th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): A new study, led by researchers at Nottingham University, has revealed that pregnant non-smokers who breathe in the second-hand smoke of other people are at an increased risk ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

WHO backs joint efforts to save lives in southeast Asia


March 9th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) As the southeast Asian region accounts for 26 percent of the world population and continues to struggle with a huge disease burden, the World Health ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Smoking early in pregnancy linked to risk of heart defects in infants


March 1st, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, March 1 (ANI): A new study has found that maternal cigarette smoking in the first trimester was associated with a 20 to 70 percent greater likelihood that a baby would ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Smoking during pregnancy may cause heart defects in infants


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) Children born to pregnant women who have been smoking in the first three months of their pregnancy may suffer from heart defects, a study has found.The study conducted ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Conceiving again within a year trebles autism risk


January 10th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 10 (IANS) Women who conceive within a year after giving birth could be putting their next child at increased risk of autism. Such babies are three times more likely to ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New model to predict accurate outcomes for IVF created


January 5th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): UK researchers have suggested that couple-and treatment-specific factors can be used to provide infertile couples with an accurate assessment of the likelihood of having a successful outcome following ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

De-stress, eat jaggery to ensure baby isn’t low birth weight


December 23rd, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Priyanka Sharma New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) A new survey has revealed a high incidence of low birth weight babies in urban India. So, if you are an expecting mom, here's how ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

GE Healthcare to distribute infant warmers in rural India (With Image)


December 17th, 2010 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 17 (IANS) Global medical equipment maker GE Healthcare Friday announced that it would soon distribute low-cost infant warmers in rural India in partnership with social enterprise Embrace to help improve ... Read more...

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