obstetrics and gynaecology

Test to predict premature births discovered


September 21st, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Sep 21 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new method to predict premature births, based on a new blood test that looks at two specific proteins, combined with an established ... Read more...

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Pregnancy-related cancers up by 70 percent


September 11th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 11 (IANS) There has been a 70 percent increase in cancers diagnosed during or soon after pregnancy, based on a study of 1.3 million births between 1994 and ... Read more...

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Diabetic women less likely to be sexually satisfied


July 26th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) Diabetic women are just as keen on sexual activity as their non-diabetic sisters, but tend to experience lower sexual satisfaction, says a study.University of California San ... Read more...

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Women fearing childbirth have longer labour


June 27th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, June 27 (IANS) Women who fear childbirth tend to have longer labour than women who have no such fear, suggests a new research. Researchers found that average labour duration ... Read more...

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Baby’s cancer removed while in mother’s womb


June 23rd, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 23 (IANS) An unborn baby girl in the US was detected with an extremely rare cancerous tumour in the mouth, but doctors successfully removed it in one of ... Read more...

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‘Moderate drinking during pregnancy doesn’t harm baby’


June 20th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 20 (IANS) Pregnant women can have a glass or two of alcoholic beverages daily without harming their child, says a new Danish study. Popular belief has it that ... Read more...

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Women take longer to deliver babies than 50 years ago


April 1st, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 1 (IANS) Women take longer to deliver babies today than they did 50 years ago, according to an analysis of nearly 140,000 deliveries, conducted by researchers at ... Read more...

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Abnormal breathing in sleep triggers hyperactivity in kids


March 5th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 5 (IANS) Young children who have difficulty in breathing while asleep tend to develop hyperactivity and aggressiveness, as well as emotional symptoms and difficulty with peer relationships.The study, ... Read more...

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Young women often fail to spot weight gain


January 11th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Texas, Jan 11 (IANS) Young women fail to recognize weight gain which may be as much as 5 kg, putting them at risk for cardiovascular disease and other obesity-related conditions. ... Read more...

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Junk food lowering Delhi girls’ puberty age: Doctors


November 1st, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) The age at which girls attain puberty has come down from 10 to 8 years in the national capital and doctors have blamed junk food ... Read more...

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New blood test will warn of premature births


September 6th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) A new blood test could warn mothers whether they are at risk of giving premature birth. About 80 percent of premature births can be pinpointed early ... Read more...

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Rare surgery performed in Abu Dhabi hospital


September 6th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 5 (IANS/WAM) A rare surgery, which required removal of 11 uterine tumors weighing about three kilograms, has been successfully performed at an Abu Dhabi hospital.The main difficulty ... Read more...

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Soon, birth control pill for men sans steroids


June 5th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (IANS) Researchers are developing what may be the first oral contraceptive for men without any side effects as it does not contain steroids.Columbia University Medical Centre researchers ... Read more...

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Pregnant women may pass toxins in GM foods to babies


May 20th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (IANS) Pregnant women, beware! The milk you are drinking to nourish your unborn baby may be harmful.Toxic pesticides which are implanted into genetically modified (GM) food crops ... Read more...

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Illegal trade of placenta unearthed in China


May 7th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 7 (IANS) Human placentas are being illegally sold for 20 yaun (about $3) each at a hospital in southern China, a media report said Saturday. Placentas are considered ... 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...

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Haryana finds remedy for doctors’ shortage


April 20th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 20 (IANS) Faced with an acute shortage of specialists in government hospitals, Haryana's health department has decided to sponsor post-graduate studies of doctors on the condition that they ... Read more...

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Frozen ovary tissue put back into infertile woman


March 28th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 28 (IANS) A woman, who become infertile after chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer, has had frozen ovary tissue inserted back into her by a robot in a pioneering ... Read more...

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Womb transplants possible next year: Expert


March 27th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 27 (IANS) Womb transplants that would allow childless women to have babies could be possible early next year, according to a medical expert. The forecast will bring hope ... Read more...

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In rare case, woman delivers after ovarian tumour surgery


February 22nd, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) In what doctors call a first for India, a Mumbai-based woman who had undergone a critical laparoscopic ovarian tumour surgery delivered a healthy girl child and both ... Read more...

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Rent-a-womb: India becoming surrogate pregnancy hub


February 15th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhulika Sonkar New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Surrogate pregnancy, an assisted reproductive technique (ART) in which a woman carries in her womb the baby of another woman, has seen a spurt in ... Read more...

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Pregnant women can wear sky-high heels: Experts


February 10th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe, now seven months pregnant, is never seen without sky-high stilettos.Stylish indeed, but some wonder if Zoe is risking the safety of her body and ... Read more...

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Women aged 35 ‘are six times more likely to suffer fertility problems’


January 28th, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 28 (ANI): Doctors have warned couples not to leave it too late to try for a baby as it can lead to fertility problems in women.With more and more women ... Read more...

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First woman press photographer among 32 Padma women awardees


January 25th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Two years before she turns 100, Homai Vyarawalla, India's first woman photo-journalist, was Tuesday named among the 32 women for the civilian Padma awards in the fields ... Read more...

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Antioxidants may help men with fertility issues: Study


January 19th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): A new research has suggested that men who are struggling to make their partner pregnant could boost their chances by taking antioxidants.The new systematic review has provided evidence ... Read more...

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Gurgaon hospital launches state-of-art birthing centre


January 15th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Jan 15 (IANS) A super speciality hospital in Gurgaon Saturday launched 'Happy Nest', a state-of-art birthing centre with individualised labour rooms where the family has an option to be part of ... Read more...

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Pregnant women in US carry risky multiple chemicals


January 14th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) Practically all pregnant women in the US carry multiple chemicals, including the banned ones, says a new study. The study is the first to take note of all ... Read more...

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China sets up bank to freeze eggs of women cancer patients


December 26th, 2010 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Dec 26 (IANS) China will set up an egg bank for women suffering from cancer to store their ovum in freezer so they can have babies before undergoing chemotherapy or a ... Read more...

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Forced birth may cause emotional problems for babies


November 4th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 4 (IANS) Babies born with the help of forceps or a suction cup are more likely to have emotional problems, a study has revealed.Forceps or a suction cup is ... Read more...

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17 week foetus breaks into big smile


October 11th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 11 (IANS) The beaming smile is unmistakable - it sits well on the tiny face of a foetus just 17 weeks old.The scan seems to suggest that a baby can ... Read more...

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Foetus captured on film smiling at just 17 weeks


October 11th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 11 (ANI): The scan of a 17 weeks old foetus appearing to give a smile implies that a baby can experience feelings such as happiness and pain much earlier in ... Read more...

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Novel approach offers new insights into causes of pre-eclampsia


October 7th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 7 (ANI): Universities of Cambridge and Nottingham have joined hands to come up with a new approach that could offer new insights into the hypertension that frequently blights pregnancy-a condition ... Read more...

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Fertility treatment can lead to male babies


September 29th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 29 (IANS) Certain types of In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) treatment may enhance odds of having a boy.Some methods tip the gender balance to as many as 128 boys being born ... Read more...

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Researchers create first artificial human ovary


September 15th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) Researchers have created the first artificial human ovary. The advance provides a potentially powerful new means for conducting fertility research and could also yield infertility treatments for cancer patients."An ... Read more...

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Soon, simple blood test to predict preeclampsia in early pregnancy


September 14th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): Using sophisticated emerging technologies and data analysis, researchers have identified 14 simple metabolites with high accuracy to predict in early pregnancy which women are at risk of developing ... Read more...

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