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Fatty diet during pregnancy may cause cancer in offspring


September 12th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) Pregnant women who gorge on fatty foods may increase the chances of their daughters and even grand-daughters developing breast cancer in later life, the Daily Mail ... Read more...

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Women exposed to PFCs have obese babies


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) Pregnant women who are exposed to common environmental chemicals, especially polyfluoroalkyl compounds (PFCs), have smaller babies at birth but larger at 20 months, according to an ... Read more...

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I feared I was pregnant: Sharapova


August 28th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova said she feared she was pregnant when she contracted a stomach bug earlier this month.Sharapova withdrew from the Canadian ... Read more...

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UP scraps admission fee in government hospitals


August 23rd, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 23 (IANS) The admission fee of Rs.35 has been scrapped in all government hospitals of Uttar Pradesh from Thursday, an official said.The orders in this regard were issued ... Read more...

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Infants of obese mothers slow developers


August 7th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) Pregnant women who are overweight or obese affect how their children grow up and develop, at least initially.A team led by a University of Iowa ... Read more...

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Mindfulness helps women deliver healthier babies


August 3rd, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) First-time pregnant women who heed their own emotional and physical changes, tend to give birth to healthier babies than others who don't, according to a latest ... Read more...

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Stressful pregnancy could harm child


August 1st, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) A study in Britain has revealed that stress during pregnancy could have its affect on the unborn child's health in years to come and researchers suggest ... Read more...

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25 jailed for illegal abortions in China


July 31st, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 31 (IANS) Up to 25 people in China's Anhui province have been sentenced to prison or put under surveillance for administering illegal foetal gender tests and abortions, a ... Read more...

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Hepatitis awareness programme launched for Mumbai slums


July 28th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) Marking World Hepatitis Day, National Liver Foundation Saturday launched an awareness and medical care programme on hepatitis-B in the city's slums.The voluntary organisation's pilot project named ... Read more...

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Gisele Bundchen shows off her baby bump on the beach


July 26th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, July 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Supermodel Gisele Bundchen is pregnant with her second child. She already has one son Benjamin with her husband Tom Brady. She is also a step-mother to ... Read more...

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‘Pregnant women more vulnerable to Hepatitis E-induced liver failure’ (July 28 is World Hepatitis Day)


July 26th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) In one of the widest single-centre studies conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here, it was found that water-borne Hepatitis E ... Read more...

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Swine flu deaths rise to 133 in Brazil


July 25th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, July 25 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian health authorities reported the deaths of 10 more people in the southern part of the country from the AH1N1 swine flu virus, bringing the ... Read more...

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Dubai launches health campaign


July 25th, 2012 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 24 (IANS/WAM) The Dubai government has launched a campaign to create awareness on the dangers of passive smoking.The initiative was launched by the Department of Economic Development (DED) ... Read more...

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Problems follow as floods recede in Assam


July 12th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Pajarbhanga (Barpeta), July 12 (IANS) Floods in Assam are almost over but not the problems of the victims.Most people in Pajarbhanga village, 15 km from Barpeta town in lower Assam, ... 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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Maharashtra textile town in grip of jaundice


June 18th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolhapur (Maharashtra), June 18 (IANS) More than 500 new cases of jaundice have been reported from the textile town of Ichalkaranji in Kolhapur district in the last four days and ... Read more...

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Haryana takes another step to stop female foeticide


May 9th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 9 (IANS) In a major step to prevent sex determination and female foeticide, the Haryana government announced Wednesday that pregnant women will have to submit a photocopy of ... Read more...

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‘India fourth worst in maternal care’


May 8th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India is the fourth worst place to be in for mothers among 80 less developed countries, the annual State of the World's Mothers report said ... Read more...

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Haryana not to hire teachers on contract any more


May 1st, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 1 (IANS) Appointment of teachers in Haryana will no longer be made on contractual basis, a minister said Tuesday."Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today (Tuesday) ordered that ... Read more...

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Chinese firms probed for offering foetal videos


May 1st, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 1 (IANS) Health authorities in Chinese business hub Shanghai have launched an investigation after a few medical facilities reportedly offered foetal ultrasound photography that includes 3D photos and ... Read more...

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A dai steps toward ensuring safe motherhood in Rajasthan (With images)


May 1st, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beh Charan (Rajasthan), May 1 (IANS) She has assisted in the birth of almost the entire village population. At 65, Charki Devi, a dai or midwife in a Rajasthan village, ... Read more...

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Women with heart disease likely to have girls: Iran study


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 22 (IANS) Women with some heart disease are more likely to give birth to girls, says a study conducted by a university in Iran. It found that 75 ... Read more...

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70,000 newborns in Nigeria are HIV positive


April 13th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, April 13 (IANS) About 70,000 newborns in Nigeria are HIV positive, a top government official of the west African nation has revealed.Director-General of the National Agency for the Control ... Read more...

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Slum dwellers on hunger strike in Kolkata


April 12th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 11 (IANS) A group of slum dwellers of east Kolkata's Nonadanga area, whose shanties were razed by civic officials Wednesday went on a hunger strike demanding the government ... Read more...

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Pregnant diabetics more prone to birth defect: Study


April 5th, 2012 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Pregnant women with diabetes are more likely to have birth defects than women without the condition, a study by a Britain-based major research-intensive university said ... Read more...

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Fascism proving its meaning in Bengal: Mahasweta Devi


April 4th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 4 (IANS) Months after terming the West Bengal government led by Mamata Banerjee "fascist", Magsaysay awardee Mahasweta Devi Wednesday said the word is proving its meaning in ... Read more...

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Dieting pregnant women likely to have obese children


April 3rd, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 3 (IANS) Women who become pregnant while dieting are more likely to have a child that could be obese or diabetic in later life, a British study suggests.Researchers ... Read more...

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Shilpa takes Lamaze classes for easy pregnancy


April 1st, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Actress Shilpa Shetty, who is expecting her first child with husband Raj Kundra in May, has started taking Lamaze classes and finds the exercise insightful ... Read more...

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Chemicals in toys, tin cans fuel obesity


March 20th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 20 (IANS) Chemicals that mimic or interfere with the effect of hormones could be fuelling the obesity epidemic, warns a report.The chemicals, found in mobile phone cases and ... Read more...

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Ukraine declares measles outbreak


January 16th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, Jan 16 (IANS) Ukraine Monday declared an outbreak of measles, with at least 883 cases of the infectious disease reported across the country so far.Sergey Platov, a top official ... Read more...

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Rise in temperature can lead to stillbirths


December 16th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 16 (IANS) Increase in temperature levels can affect pregnant women more than others, resulting in more stillbirths and shorter pregnancies, says an Australian study.Adrian Barnett, associate professor at ... Read more...

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Bugs can convert drugs into deadly toxins


December 5th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 5 (IANS) Bugs can convert traces of drugs, present in sewage, into deadly toxins, especially during the water treatment process. The process mimics a similar transformation in the ... Read more...

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Obama announces more resources for AIDS fight


December 2nd, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 2 (IANS/EFE) President Barack Obama Thursday renewed the US government's commitment to the worldwide fight against AIDS by announcing the allocation of more resources and the establishment ... Read more...

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Dip in AIDS deaths: UN report (Dec 1 is World AIDS Day)


November 30th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Nov 30 (IANS) The number of people dying due to HIV-AIDS has declined by nearly 0.4 million in the last five years due to improved healthcare, a UN report ... Read more...

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Aim to eliminate HIV-AIDS from South-East Asia by 2015: WHO (Dec 1 is World AIDS Day)


November 30th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) With the profile of HIV-AIDS undergoing transformation from a life-threatening emergency to a manageable chronic infection, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Wednesday urged South-East Asian ... Read more...

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