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HDFC Standard Life sells 4,000 Smart Woman policies


July 24th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 24 (IANS) Private life insurer HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Ltd has sold around 4,000 Smart Woman policies targeted at women since its launch last month, said a ... Read more...

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Pregnancy stress can affect baby’s iron status: Study


April 30th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Newborns, whose mothers experience stress during the first trimester of pregnancy, may end up with a low iron content and poor health later, says a new ... Read more...

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Simple blood test can now predict premature birth risk


April 19th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): Until now, there was no way to predict a woman's chance of giving birth prematurely.A simple blood test taken during the second trimester of a pregnancy can ... Read more...

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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...

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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...

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HIV-infected teens ‘at high risk for pregnancy, complications’


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have revealed that teenage girls and young women infected with HIV get pregnant more often and suffer pregnancy complications more frequently than their HIV-negative peers.The ... Read more...

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Actress Patsy Palmer gives birth to her 4th child - a baby boy


December 14th, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Eastenders actress Patsy Palmer has become a mother for the fourth time, when she gave birth to a baby boy. She already has 2 children (nine-year-old Fenton ... Read more...

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Fight obesity to fight ailments, say doctors (Nov 26 is Anti-Obesity Day)


November 26th, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) From heart disease to high blood pressure, urological complications to those related to pregnancy, obesity attracts a whole lot of ailments, doctors said Friday as India observed ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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...

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Celine Dion and expected twin boys are ‘fine’


September 2nd, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): Singer Celine Dion's rep has dismissed reports of the star's pregnancy complications and insisted everything is fine.The singer is expecting twin boys in November.Recent reports in a ... Read more...

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Celine Dion denies pregnancy complication reports


September 2nd, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) Singer Celine Dion's publicist has denied reports suggesting that the pregnant singer has suffered a major health setback. The singer, who is expecting twin boys by the end of ... Read more...

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Pregnancy complications linked to depression in mums


August 4th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 4 (ANI): A new study by Dutch researchers has found that women who have complications in pregnancy or a difficult labour stand a much greater chance of having post-natal depression ... 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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Boring household not good for pregnant women: Study


June 1st, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 1 (IANS) A new research suggests that "boring and repetitive" household chores raises the odds of giving birth prematurely. Exercise, however, is good for both mother and unborn child. Dailymail.co.uk ... Read more...

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Folate could prevent alcohol-induced congenital heart defects in mice


May 25th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): High levels of the B-vitamin folate (folic acid) could prevent heart birth defects induced by alcohol exposure in early pregnancy, a condition known as foetal alcohol syndrome, according ... Read more...

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Food insecurity ‘ups risk of greater weight gain, pregnancy complications’


May 4th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new study by researchers in the U.S. has shown that living in a food-insecure household during pregnancy may increase the odds of greater weight gain and pregnancy ... Read more...

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Mothers pass on the ‘curse of morning sickness’ to daughters


April 30th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 30 (ANI): Mothers-to-be are three times more likely to suffer from severe morning sickness if their mums did, a new study claims.According to the study of 2.3 million births, mothers ... Read more...

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Baby’s sex drives response to pregnancy stress


April 30th, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): The sex of the baby determines the way it responds to stressors during pregnancy and its ability to survive pregnancy complications, a University of Adelaide research has shown.Male ... Read more...

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Bariatric surgery ‘cuts risk of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy’


April 14th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 14 (ANI): Bariatric surgery significantly reduces risk of dangerous hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, a new study claims.Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy include gestational hypertension, preeclampsia and eclampsia."We have long known that ... Read more...

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Padma Lakshmi hospitalised for pregnancy complications


January 31st, 2010 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 30 (IANS) Author Salman Rushdie's ex-wife Padma Lakshmi was recently hospitalised after experiencing complications during pregnancy. Lakshmi, 39, had to be hospitalised due to certain complications. Details of Lakshmi's medical ... Read more...

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Mums-to-be with multiple sclerosis less likely to suffer complications


November 19th, 2009 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): A new study has revealed that pregnant women with multiple sclerosis are at a modest risk of suffering complications or having caesarean deliveries.They are less likely to ... Read more...

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India fails to check maternal deaths: Human Rights Watch (Lead)


November 4th, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) India is falling behind other nations in meeting international commitments to improve obstetric care as it does not adequately monitor deaths and injuries in the critical period ... Read more...

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India failing to check maternal deaths: NGO


November 4th, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) India is falling drastically behind other countries in meeting international commitments to improve obstetric care as it has failed to adequately monitor deaths following childbirth, an NGO ... Read more...

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India behind other nations in child care: Human Rights Watch


November 4th, 2009 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Nov 4 (IANS) India is falling behind other nations in improving obstetric care as it does not adequately monitor deaths and injuries in the critical period following childbirth and fix ... Read more...

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Lifestyle could be hurdle to fertility: study


July 6th, 2009 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 6 (IANS) Many people link obesity, smoking, drugs and stress with infertility problems, but lifestyles could also come in the way of conception for many couples. A University of Adelaide ... Read more...

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Sanjay Suri only saving grace in ‘Anubhav’ (IANS Review; Rating: *)


June 5th, 2009 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
By Arpana Film: "Anubhav"; Cast: Sanjay Suri, Gul Panag, Jackie Shroff, Anoop Menon, Shruti Seth, Meeta Vashisht, Kalpana Pandit and Raj Zutshi; Director: Rajiv Nath; Rating: *Directors like Sudhir Mishra and Zoya ... Read more...

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Movie Review: Anubhav (2009)


June 5th, 2009 - 7:36 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Anubhav – A not so pleasant experienceRating: 1.5 out of 5*Starring: Sanjay Suri, Gul Panag, Jackie Shroff, Mita Vasisht, Shruti Seth, Raj Zutshi, Sudha Chandran and Anoop MenonDirector: Rajiv NathAnubhav (Sanjay ... Read more...

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New test will predict risky pregnancies


May 12th, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 12 (IANS) Researchers are developing the first genetic test to predict which pregnancies are most likely to develop complications, long before symptoms surface. Led by Claire Roberts, associate professor at ... Read more...

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Better oral hygiene may help reduce pregnancy complications


March 31st, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 31 (ANI): Expecting mothers could reduce the risk of complications in their pregnancies and new-born babies by paying closer attention to oral hygiene, scientist have suggested.Bacteria from a mother's mouth ... Read more...

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Bariatric surgery reduces pregnancy complications for obese women


March 25th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): A study by researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev''s (BGU) Faculty of Health Sciences has suggested that obese women can reduce the risk of medical and ... Read more...

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Pregnant women with high blood pressure risk future complications


January 30th, 2009 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 30 (IANS) Healthy women who experience high blood pressure during pregnancy risk future complications like chronic hypertension, diabetes and blood clots, according to a new study. The findings show that ... Read more...

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High BP during pregnancy ups hypertension, diabetes risk in later life


January 30th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): Women who suffer from high blood pressure during pregnancy are at a higher risk of chronic hypertension and type 2 diabetes for the rest of their lives, ... Read more...

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Maradona distraught that his daughter might have a miscarriage


November 19th, 2008 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Glasgow (Scotland), Nov.19 (ANI): New Argentina football coach Diego Maradona is reportedly distraught over fears that his daughter Giannina might suffer a miscarriage. Giannina, the partner of Argentinas star striker Sergio ... Read more...

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Rural women at greater risk of BP disorders during pregnancy


November 9th, 2008 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
!-- NO IMAGE -- Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): Social factorsincluding living in a rural countymay increase the risk of pre-eclampsia and pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH), according to new study.Several factors, such as older ... Read more...

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How women with lupus can boost their chances of healthy pregnancies


October 27th, 2008 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): Rheumatologists at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York have now uncovered how women suffering from systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), an autoimmune disease, can have successful pregnancies. Earlier, ... Read more...

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