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Scientists closer to developing anti-malaria shot


August 6th, 2012 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 6 (IANS) Australian researchers have made a major breakthrough in the quest for a vaccine against malaria, which snuffs out a million lives every year, particularly of children.The ... Read more...

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Standing long hours affects babies’ growth


June 28th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) Pregnant women who work more than 25 hours a week and those who stand "often" in jobs more likely to have smaller children, a study has ... Read more...

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Scientists figure out why foetus is not rejected


June 10th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) An important discovery seems to answer a question that has long perplexed scientists - why a mother's immune system does not reject a developing foetus as ... Read more...

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24 newly discovered lizard species face extinction


April 30th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Half of the 24 new lizard species known as skinks, all discovered on the Caribbean islands, may be close to extinction and the other half are ... Read more...

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Slimming before pregnancy ensures healthier births


April 15th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 15 (IANS) Even if obese women eat healthy during pregnancy, their babies may suffer future health problems. So it is advisable to lose body weight before going in ... Read more...

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After 14 miscarriages, mum finally gives birth to a healthy baby


March 7th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After having 14 miscarriages, a 32-year-old woman has finally experienced the joy of motherhood. Maria Pridmore went through an agonizing 13-year period during which she had ... Read more...

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Asthmatic women risk unborn child’s health


February 20th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 20 (IANS) Many pregnant asthmatic women, who may be remiss in using the right medication, may end up risking the health of their unborn child, a study ... Read more...

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Foetus can sense mum’s mental condition


November 11th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) A growing foetus is bombarded with messages from its mom -- not just about heartbeats but also chemical signals, including those about the mother's mental state, ... Read more...

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Warring placenta, uterus trigger preeclampsia


October 11th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 11 (IANS) A battle raging within the womb - between the father's biological motive to produce a big and healthy baby versus the mother's need to live through ... Read more...

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Baa! Sheep can memorise 50 other sheep faces


October 3rd, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 3 (IANS) Sheep may have a reputation for being dumb, but when it involves recognising their own or their friends and foes, they have excellent memories.Graeme Martin, professor ... Read more...

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Babies born to obese mums at risk for iron deficiency


May 1st, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1(ANI): A new study has revealed that babies born to obese mothers are at risk for iron deficiency, which could affect infant brain development.In non-pregnant adults, obesity-related inflammation hinders ... Read more...

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Maternal obesity could affect child’s brain growth


May 1st, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) Babies born to obese mothers may suffer from iron deficiency, which could affect the development of their brains, a study says. In non pregnant adults, obesity-related ... Read more...

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Genetic changes that may predispose women to pre-eclampsia found


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): A team of scientists have discovered genetic defects that appear to predispose women to a common pregnancy-related medical problem called preeclampsia that can threaten the life of both ... Read more...

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ADAM-12 gene ‘may hold key to cancer, arthritis and cardiac treatments’


March 9th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): University of Missouri scientists have found that ADAM-12 gene could play a major role in the fight against cancer, arthritis, and cardiac hypertrophy, or thickening of the heart's ... Read more...

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Simple blood test to detect Down’s syndrome cuts miscarriage risk


March 7th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 7 (ANI): Scientists have developed a simple blood test to check unborn children for Down's syndrome, which would save pregnant women from undergoing invasive examinations that risk losing their baby. ... Read more...

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Blood group anomaly ’caused Tudor king’s reproductive issues, mental impairment’


March 4th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): A new study has claimed that blood group anomaly could have been the reason for Tudor king's reproductive problems as well as his mental and physical impairment.Catrina Banks ... Read more...

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Stillborn Brit baby ‘comes back to life after 25 minutes’


March 3rd, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 3 (ANI): A British baby girl who died in the womb and was stillborn amazed doctors by coming back to life after 25 minutes.The drama began moments after Rachel Claxton, ... Read more...

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Parents give birth to twins - one ebony, the other ivory!


February 25th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): An Ohio couple has given birth to twins but this is no ordinary pair, because one baby is white, and the other is black.Triniti has ebony-coloured skin and ... Read more...

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Gene that controls immune system linked to preeclampsia


February 15th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Scientists have found that the placentas of women who suffer preeclampsia during pregnancy have an overabundance of a gene associated with the regulation of the body's immune system.The ... Read more...

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Why HIV-uninfected babies of mums with HIV are more prone to infections


February 9th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Scientists have found that babies whose mothers have HIV, but are not HIV-infected themselves, are born with lower levels of specific proteins in their blood called antibodies, which ... Read more...

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Bacteria linked to preterm births, developmental problems in newborns


January 28th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Scientists say the type of bacteria that colonize the placenta during pregnancy could be associated with preterm birth and other developmental problems in newborns."The fetal inflammatory response appears ... Read more...

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Food-borne bacteria causes difficult-to-treat heart infections


January 27th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have found that particular strains of a food-borne bacteria are able to invade the heart, leading to serious and difficult-to-treat heart infections.The bacteria Listeria monocytogenes is commonly ... Read more...

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Food-borne bug causes fatal heart infection


January 27th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) Researchers have found that particular strains of a food-borne bug are able to invade the heart, causing serious and difficult-to-treat infections.The bacteria Listeria monocytogenes is commonly found ... Read more...

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Right medical care can cut risk for newborns in older mums


December 8th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): New research from Tel Aviv University suggests that the right kind of medical care and facilities can overcome risks for babies when postponing childbearing.Prof. Yariv Yogev and his ... Read more...

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Promising novel diagnostic biomarker for ectopic pregnancies identified


November 5th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): Scientists in the UK have discovered a promising novel diagnostic biomarker for ectopic pregnancy.In the western world, deaths from ectopic pregnancy are not common but in the ... Read more...

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20 percent young Britons clueless about umbilical cord


October 7th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 7 (IANS) Twenty percent of Britons aged 18 to 25 think an umbilical cord is a musical note, being clueless about it actually connecting a baby to its mother's womb. ... 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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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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Fasting during pregnancy may harm your unborn baby


August 12th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 12 (ANI): Pregnant women could be putting their unborn babies at risk by fasting during Ramadan, says a new study.As part of the research, Nick Ashton at the University of ... Read more...

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Eating chocolate halves life-threatening risks during pregnancy


July 9th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 9 (ANI): A study has suggested that eating chocolate at least three times a week can help reduce life-threatening conditions from developing in pregnant women.The study found that women who ... Read more...

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Chocolate reduces risk of premature birth


July 9th, 2010 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (IANS) Eating chocolate can almost halve a woman's risk of developing pre-eclampsia, a condition which increases blood pressure and reduces the transfer of oxygen and nutrients to the baby ... Read more...

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New warning to pregnant women who smoke


May 31st, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 31 (ANI): Health experts have voiced concern about the number of women who continue to smoke throughout pregnancy, warning them the health of their unborn babies is at risk.The British ... Read more...

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Early umbilical cord clamping may interrupt ‘nature’s first stem cell transplant’


May 25th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): The practice of clamping the umbilical cord just after birth should be delayed just a few minutes longer, urge researchers at the University of South Florida's Center of ... Read more...

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Oral bacteria in pregnant mother can cause complications


May 11th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Researchers from Case Western Reserve University have warned that even healthy expecting women can be at risk for pregnancy problems caused by oral bacteria.They have begun to ... Read more...

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Oral bacteria can target pregnancy in healthy women


May 11th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) Oral bacteria can target pregnancy in healthy women, says a new study. Researchers from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) have begun to understand how and which bacteria from ... Read more...

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