pregnancy and childbirth

‘Kids of 40-plus moms are smarter’


May 22nd, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 22 (IANS) Moms over 40 years take heart - your kids are not only healthier but also smarter than offspring of younger women and less likely to have ... Read more...

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Shubha Mudgal to perform for cause


March 24th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Veteran singer Shubha Mudgal is set to perform at a fusion concert for the cause of promoting safe and healthy pregnancy and childbirth.The concert "Aakhir ... Read more...

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India, others making efforts to save children, women: UN


September 20th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Countries around the world, including India, are making significant progress in efforts to save the lives of women and children who die of preventable causes, ... Read more...

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Genes a crucial factor in urinary incontinence


April 5th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A study of twins at the University of Gothenburg and Karolinska Institutet (Sweden) has revealed that genetic factors can explain half of people's susceptibility to urinary incontinence.Urinary incontinence ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

McGregor supports Unicef campaign


April 3rd, 2011 - 6:15 am ICT by IANS
London, April 3 (IANS) Scottish actor Ewan McGregor who is the longtime ambassador of Unicef is backing a campaign for the organisation to provide medical equipment to save the lives ... Read more...

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Breast pumps, lactation supplies are now tax deductible in US


February 11th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 11 (ANI): Unlike India, where there are no rebates whatsoever on life-saving drugs, even breast pumps and lactation supplies are tax deductible in the US.The Internal Revenue Service's new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Asia’s maternal mortality rate declines 52 percent: Report


September 15th, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Asia's maternal mortality rate declined by 52 percent in the last two decades against a 34 percent decline globally, a report released Wednesday said. In Asia, the number ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Caffeine in energy drinks improves athletic performance


August 18th, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) Popular energy drinks promise superior athletic performance and weight loss, a new study says. "Most of the performance-enhancing effects of energy drinks can be linked to their caffeine ... Read more...

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Teen mums more likely to have premature babies


July 9th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 9 (IANS) A study suggests that pregnant girls aged between 14 and 17 years are at higher risk of giving birth to premature babies, especially if it is a second ... Read more...

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Pregnant teen mums ‘at higher preterm birth risk’


July 9th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Pregnant teenagers are more likely to give birth prematurely and have a small baby than women in their 20s, says a new study.Ali Khashan, from University College Cork, ... Read more...

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G8 pledges $7.3 bn for poor countries


June 26th, 2010 - 6:52 am ICT by IANS
Huntsville (Canada), June 26 (DPA) World leaders and donor groups have pledged $7.3 billion in aid by 2015 to reduce child mortality and save women in poor countries from dying in childbirth, ... Read more...

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Harnessing Technology to Empower Women


June 10th, 2010 - 12:15 am ICT by admin
By Shobha Shukla - CNSWhile new information technology enables instantaneous access to vital health information, advances in medical technology for use in low-resource settings enable access to cutting edge care in some ... 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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Women Deliver 2010: Invest in women, it pays


June 5th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by admin
By Shobha Shukla – CNSThe world's largest conference on women's health and empowerment in more than a decade opens on Monday, June 7, at Washington DC, USA, with a call to ... Read more...

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Save mothers, invest more in their health care: Shabana


May 7th, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi May 7 (IANS) Thousands of mothers die during child birth so we need to invest more to save them, says actress and activist Shabana Azmi. "This Mother's Day is a ... Read more...

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Webby Award for video on Indian woman


May 6th, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 6 (IANS) "In Silence: Maternal Mortality in India," a video about the life and death of an Indian mother, has won a Webby People's Voice Award, Human Rights Watch ... Read more...

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G8 urged to help reduce maternal, child mortality


April 26th, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New York, April 26 (IANS) G8 development ministers should take a strong stand on fulfilling the global promise to reduce maternal and child mortality and eliminate health disparities among nations and communities, ... Read more...

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Strategies to cut maternal mortality in India


April 21st, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Better family planning, provision of safe abortion, and improved intrapartum and emergency obstetrical care could reduce maternal mortality in India by 75 percent in less than a decade, ... Read more...

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New discovery may help prevent life-threatening malaria in mums-to-be


February 5th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Danish scientists have made a novel discovery that would help in preventing life-threatening malaria in pregnant women and their unborn children.The team from University of Copenhagen have ... Read more...

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UK unsuccessful in halting female genital mutilation


December 20th, 2009 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 20(ANI): Hundreds of British schoolgirls are facing the horrifying prospect of female genital mutilation (FGM) over the Christmas holidays, as experts warn that the practice still exists across the country.The ... Read more...

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Nicole Kidman loved having bigger boobs while nursing


November 17th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Aussie actress Nicole Kidman has revealed that she loved the curves that came with pregnancy and childbirth, as it gave her the chance to have bigger breasts.Kidman, ... Read more...

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World maternal mortality rate is an outrage, says Ban Ki-moon


May 19th, 2009 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, May 19 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday slammed the world's progress on lowering the maternal mortality rate, calling it an "outrage". Speaking at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, ... Read more...

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Modern life rendering women ignorant and ill-equipped to deal with motherhood


March 3rd, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): With more and more women moving long distances away from close family for work, many of them tend to be ignorant and ill-equipped to cope with pregnancy ... Read more...

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Sweden’s IKEA gives $48 mn to help India’s poor


February 24th, 2009 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 24 (IANS) The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) initiatives supporting some of the poorest people in India, particularly women and children, are set to receive a $48 million boost ... Read more...

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Expectant mothers should be given monthly allowance: Planning Commission


January 15th, 2009 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Planning Commission has suggested that expectant mothers in rural areas be provided Rs.1,000 during the last three months of pregnancy and six months after delivery to ... Read more...

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78,000 Indian women die in pregnancy, childbirth annually: Unicef


January 15th, 2009 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) As many as 78,000 women die each year in India from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth, according to a Unicef report released here Thursday.This implies that ... Read more...

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Choosing your mate has little to do with society’s attitudes


June 17th, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): When it comes to making choice of a sexual partner, attitudes of families and the public have little impact on an adult.Instead, the individual's unique experiences and ... Read more...

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Massage for little ones: Osteopathy is a trend in children’s medicine


May 6th, 2008 - 11:32 am ICT by admin
DPA Dusseldorf (Germany), May 6 (DPA) Six-month-old Leon lies relaxed on Dennis Guelden's massage table as the osteopath rubs the child's torso, applies gentle pressure on other places and massages elsewhere. The treatment ... Read more...

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Pak to receive 41 million dollars from UK for healthcare


April 7th, 2008 - 10:15 am ICT by admin
Islamabad, Apr.7 (ANI): The Department for International Development (DFID) in Britain will mark World Health Day on Monday by giving the Pakistan Government 41 million dollars for its healthcare needs. DFID officials ... Read more...

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