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900,000 Chinese born with birth defects every year


September 12th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 12 (IANS) Around 900,000 babies are born with birth defects in China every year, the health ministry said Wednesday.This constitutes about 5.6 percent of the total number of ... Read more...

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‘Death of babies in Pakistan hospital fire shocking’


June 9th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 9 (IANS) The death of seven babies in a fire at a hospital in Lahore is shocking, said a Pakistani daily that noted the "total absence of fire-extinguishing ... Read more...

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Online paedophile network busted in Italy


March 9th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Milan, March 9 (IANS) At least 10 people have been arrested in Italy while 112 others are being probed for allegedly viewing and disseminating videos and images through an international ... Read more...

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Bihar to use eunuchs to improve birth registration


March 4th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 4 (IANS) Worried over the lowest ever birth and death registration figures in Bihar, the state government has decided to engage eunuchs and traditional cremation workers called 'doms' ... Read more...

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Eight babies die in Russian hospital


January 22nd, 2012 - 4:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Eight newborn babies have died in a children's hospital in western Russia, forcing officials to launch an investigation.The deaths took place in the North Caucasus ... Read more...

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10 infants die in Andhra hospital


September 2nd, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 2 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy Friday ordered a probe into the deaths of 11 infants in two days at a government-run hospital, ... Read more...

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Over 70 newborn infected with TB in Rome hospital


September 1st, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) More than 70 newborn babies have been infected with tuberculosis (TB) in one of Italy's largest and most modern hospitals, local media said Thursday.According to ... Read more...

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Virus causes hearing loss among newborns


June 22nd, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 22 (IANS) A viral infection that causes hearing loss and intellectual disability in newborn babies is greatly under-diagnosed, a report said.Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common viral infection that ... Read more...

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Pakistani doctor held for selling babies


June 4th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 4 (IANS) A Pakistani lady doctor here has been arrested for selling newborn babies.Fatima, a doctor, was arrested from a private hospital Thursday night on the charge of ... Read more...

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Russia plans ‘child abandonment’ centres


May 31st, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian women who do not want to keep their newborn babies will be able to leave their children anonymously in special centres if new legislation ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Child Protective Services visit Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon


May 15th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 15 (IANS) Child Protective Services officials paid a visit to new parents Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon after they welcomed their twins Moroccan and Monroe, following allegations ... Read more...

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Pregnant women living near highways likelier to give birth prematurely


April 4th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 04 (ANI): A new research has suggested that women who live near freeways and highways are more likely to give birth prematurely.The link between the concentration of major road routes ... Read more...

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Babies ‘can remember melodies they heard in the womb’


March 9th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): Newborn babies are able to recognize the melodies they heard while they were inside the wombs of their mothers, according to a new study.Scientists played music to ... Read more...

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Tanzania police arrest suspect over mass baby grave


February 2nd, 2011 - 1:58 am ICT by BNO News
DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA (BNO NEWS) -- Police on Tuesday arrested the alleged prime suspect over the dumping of ten newborn babies in a shallow pit near a hospital in Dar es ... Read more...

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Meet the Brit couple that was forced to cancel wedding ten times


January 26th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 26 (ANI): Planning a wedding usually takes a lot of hard work and time, but for a British couple it was more like a nightmare, after they were forced to ... Read more...

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Southampton Varsity probing if deaf have better language skills


December 16th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 16 (ANI): The University of Southampton is investigating whether deaf teenagers have better language skills if they are identified as deaf just after they are born. The scientists will investigate ... Read more...

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Cost-effective, life-saving intervention for severe childhood malaria


November 30th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): A new study has suggested that giving emergency artesunate suppositories to children with suspected severe malaria before referring them for treatment is a cost-effective intervention.The research, led by ... Read more...

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‘Introspection’ brain networks fully formed in newborn babies


November 2nd, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): Brain areas thought to be involved in introspection and other aspects of consciousness are fully formed in newborn babies, a new study has found.The new research challenges some ... Read more...

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Oz researcher finds radical therapy to save MAS babies


October 25th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 25 (ANI): A radical therapy to save newborn babies who may die from a birth complication caused by inhaling their own waste, has been unveiled by Australian researcher.Meconium Aspiration ... Read more...

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Fish oil during pregnancy ‘does not cut risk of post-natal depression’


October 20th, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): There is no evidence to confirm that taking fish oil during pregnancy reduces the risk of post-natal depression, according to a new study from the University of Adelaide.Professor ... Read more...

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Jaundice in newborns may be linked to autism


October 13th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 13 (ANI): Newborn babies diagnosed with jaundice may be at higher risk of developing autism later on, according to a new study.As part of the research, Rikke Damkjaer Maimburg of ... Read more...

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Umbilical cord blood not the right indicator to measure allergy risk


October 6th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): While testing blood samples from the umbilical cords of newborn babies to assess the risk of allergy, researchers have found that the biomarker in the blood that indicates ... Read more...

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New research could ‘protect newborn babies from HIV infection’


October 4th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 4 (ANI): A new research at Oregon Health &Science University may have uncovered a new weapon for combating HIV as it is passed from mother to newborn child."Mother-to-infant transmission of ... Read more...

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400,000 pregnant women among flood affectees in Pakistan


September 26th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 26(ANI): The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has estimated that some 400,000 pregnant women are among the 20 million food-affected people in Pakistan.According to official figures, nearly 50,000 of ... Read more...

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Babies with low Vitamin D face double risk of schizophrenia


September 8th, 2010 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 8 (IANS) Newborn babies with low levels of Vitamin D face double the risk of schizophrenia later in life. A study conducted by the Queensland University Brain Institute confirmed ... Read more...

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Mum’s cuddle eases baby’s pain from jabs


September 2nd, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) Mums giving newborn babies a cuddle seems to ease their pain from jabs, finds a recent study. Toddlers are given sugary water before being administered an injection or ... Read more...

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Snoring husbands turn women into beastly bedfellows


August 4th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) All it takes is a gentle snore to turn a woman into a beastly bedfellow. Watching her husband nod off the moment his head hits the pillow unleashes ... Read more...

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Home births could put babies at risk, say docs


July 30th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 30 (ANI): Following a recent study that showed home births are three times riskier for newborns than hospital births, a leading medical journal has said that women do not have ... Read more...

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French mother charged with killing eight babies (Lead)


July 29th, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, July 29 (IANS) A 45-year-old woman, who is the mother of two grown-up girls, has been charged with the murder of her eight newborn babies in France. Dominique Cottrez, a ... Read more...

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Chinese men to find it tougher to get wives


July 11th, 2010 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 11 (IANS) Young Chinese men of marriageable age will soon find it tougher to look for a wife because there will be 24 million more young men than women of ... Read more...

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Unwanted teenage pregnancies rising alarmingly in Malaysia


June 26th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by ANI
Petaling Jaya (Malaysia) June 26 (ANI): Teenage pregnancies are becoming a disturbing trend in Malaysia, with a large number of girls seeking help from the Welfare Department about their predicament.The department has ... Read more...

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How mum’s kiss can protect newborns from infections


June 18th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Zealand, June 18 (ANI): Mum's kiss could give newborn babies lifelong protection against sore throats and ear infections, found a world-first study in New Zealand.The University of Otago study aims to ... Read more...

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Half of new mums not comfy with breastfeeding in public


June 17th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 17 (ANI): Three fourth of new mothers say they try to avoid breastfeeding in public because they feel uncomfortable, according to a survey.Despite strong opposition from retailers, advocates have made ... Read more...

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Women Deliver 2010: Lot more needs to be done to save women’s lives


June 6th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby Ramakant – CNS"At the global level we don't only have the issue of deaths of women and child, pregnancy and child-birth related situations, but it is the discrepancy between these ... Read more...

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60 Minutes: Are the phthalates safe?


May 24th, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Phthalates are a group of chemicals used in the production of soft and flexible plastics. Scientists say that there are traces of phthalates in almost all ... Read more...

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