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Stress likely to reduce brain size of preterm babies


October 4th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) Infants born prematurely are placed in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to help them develop fully. They are likely to be exposed to stress factors ... Read more...

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Painkillers double risk of miscarriage: Study


September 7th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) Painkillers such as ibuprofen double the risk of miscarriage in pregnant women, a study claims.Scientists warn that tens of thousands of expectant mothers are taking the ... Read more...

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Punjab orders probe into female foeticide case


April 1st, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 1 (IANS) While the Punjab government is patting itself for improvement in sex ratio in the state, the health department Friday ordered an enquiry into an alleged incident ... Read more...

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Daily dose of aspirin ‘could help pregnant women’


August 25th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 25 (ANI): Taking aspirin daily during pregnancy could help prevent complications in women at risk of high blood pressure, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) has said.High ... Read more...

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The 15 secrets to a happy marriage


July 16th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 16 (ANI): An author has fished out decades of scientific research to identify the secrets of a happy married life.According to The Telegraph, Anneli Rufus, a journalist and author, has ... Read more...

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Spain’s new abortion law comes into force


July 6th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 6 (IANS/EFE) Spain's controversial abortion law, which allows girls at 16 and above to terminate a pregnancy in the first 14 weeks without informing their parents, has come into force. ... Read more...

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Drinking during pregnancy likely to damage fertility in sons


June 30th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) Mothers who drink alcohol while they are pregnant may be damaging the fertility of their future sons, a new study says. Doctors in Denmark found that if mothers had ... Read more...

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11-yr-old Mexican rape victim wants to keep baby despite pressure to abort


April 26th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 26 (ANI): An 11-year-old girl in Mexico, who became pregnant after she was allegedly raped by her stepfather, has decided to keep the baby despite pressure from women's groups to ... Read more...

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New magnetic detector pinpoints tiny foetal heart’s problem


April 6th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS) One of the world's most powerful magnetic detectors is helping screen high-risk pregnant women for rare but very serious foetal heart rhythm problems. The passive detector, mounted on ... Read more...

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‘Smallest ever’ baby born in Germany, survives


March 4th, 2010 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Goettingen (Germany), March 4 (DPA) A baby weighing just 275 grams has been born in Germany and survived, the lowest weight for a viable birth of a boy ever recorded, doctors said ... Read more...

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Five foetuses found in Nepal’s holy river


January 7th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Jan 7 (IANS) Five foetuses in a plastic bag fished out by a ragpicker from a dump by the side of one of Kathmandu valley's holiest - and most polluted - ... Read more...

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Women develop emotion-reading superpowers during pregnancy


December 15th, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 15 (ANI): A new study by scientists in the UK has shown that raging hormones during pregnancy not only prompt mood swings, but may also lead to a heightened ability ... Read more...

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Jaipur doctors save world’s lightest baby


October 24th, 2009 - 8:03 pm ICT by ANI
Jaipur, Oct. 24 (ANI): Doctors in Jaipur have successfully saved the world's lightest baby, who was kept on a ventilator for over a month since his birth.The baby, who was born on ... Read more...

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Massive protest in Madrid against abortion law reform


October 18th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Oct 18 (EFE) A massive protest has been held here against the government's reform of the voluntary-abortion law. The Spanish government approved last September the reform of the abortion law making 16 ... Read more...

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Triplets born at 33 weeks, on third anniversary on Sept 30!


October 9th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Triplets born at 33 weeks, on third anniversary on Sept 30!London, Oct 9 (ANI): In a coincidence of sorts, triplets were born to a 30-year-old woman on her third wedding anniversary on ... Read more...

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Israeli woman in 39th week of pregnancy dies of swine flu


September 14th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Sep 14 (DPA) A 33-year-old mother of ten children, in her 39th week of pregnancy, died in Jerusalem from swine flu, Israel's health ministry said Monday. The woman with flu symptoms and ... Read more...

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Apex court faces tricky question on motherhood


July 20th, 2009 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court was Monday faced with a tricky question - can a mentally challenged girl, who had become pregnant after being raped, be allowed to give ... Read more...

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Spanish woman first to bear twins after ovarian tissue transplant


March 24th, 2009 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Valencia (Spain), March 24 (DPA) A 39-year-old Spanish former breast cancer patient will become the world's first woman to give birth to twins after receiving a transplant of her own ovarian tissue, ... Read more...

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Catholic Church contests abortion for raped nine-year-old


March 5th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, March 5 (RIA Novosti) Brazil's Catholic Church has spoken out against plans for an abortion for a nine-year-old girl who was raped by her stepfather, national media reported citing ... Read more...

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Apex court to examine if abortion be allowed after 20 weeks


February 13th, 2009 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Can women be allowed to undergo abortion beyond the 20th week of pregnancy, the legal limit, in case the foetus is detected with life threatening deformities? The ... Read more...

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Supreme Court issues notice to Centre on abortion law


February 13th, 2009 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Centre on the petition challenging a law prohibiting abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy in case of ... Read more...

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Chemicals in food packaging, clothing may be linked to infertility


January 31st, 2009 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) Perfluorinated chemicals or PFCs, widely used in food packaging, pesticides, clothing, upholstery, carpets and personal care products - may be linked with infertility in women. The study by ... Read more...

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US octuplet mum already had six children


January 31st, 2009 - 4:08 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Jan 31 (DPA) The mother of octuplets born Monday in California already had six children under the age of seven, but declined to abort some of the eight foetuses, her ... Read more...

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Household chemicals can reduce womens fertility


January 29th, 2009 - 11:16 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): Chemicals commonly found in food packaging, upholstery and carpets may reduce a woman''s fertility, warn experts.Researchers have found the first evidence that perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) chemicals that ... Read more...

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Longer maternity leave results in fewer C-sections and increased breastfeeding


January 5th, 2009 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): In two new studies, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have found that taking maternity leave before and after the birth of a baby is beneficial ... Read more...

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Cruel blow for parents as ‘dead’ child revives, to die again


December 13th, 2008 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kollam (Kerala), Dec 13 (IANS) It was a double blow for the parents of new born twins who were declared dead by the doctors. To the surprise of the mother, the baby ... Read more...

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Hairspray exposure raises birth defect risk


November 22nd, 2008 - 11:38 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 22 (ANI): Women who are exposed to hairspray during the early stages of pregnancy are more than twice as likely to give birth to a son with the genital ... Read more...

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Baby girl born midair on Finnair flight


November 21st, 2008 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Nov 21 (IANS) A baby girl was born aboard a Finnair flight from Bangkok to Helsinki, above Kazakhstan at an altitude of 11,000 metres, officials said. The baby's Swedish mother, who ... Read more...

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Maternal smoking can up birth defect risks


November 6th, 2008 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): Pregnant women who have a smoking habit are more than twice as likely to have children with a cleft palate or lip birth defect, a new study ... Read more...

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Depressed pregnant women twice as likely to give birth prematurely


October 24th, 2008 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): A new study researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research has revealed that depressed pregnant women have twice the risk of preterm delivery than pregnant women ... Read more...

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Depression during pregnancy doubles risk of premature delivery


October 23rd, 2008 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 23 (IANS) Depressed pregnant women face twice the risk of premature delivery than their counterparts with no such symptoms, according to a new study. Besides the increased risk of premature ... Read more...

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Prenatal biochemical screening detects only 50pc chromosomal abnormalities


June 2nd, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by admin
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Italian researchers suggest that women be better informed on the limitation of diagnostic tests like prenatal biochemical screening, which are widely used to look for chromosomal abnormalities ... Read more...

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Stretching better than walking to cut pre-eclampsia risk during pregnancy


May 29th, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 29 (ANI): Stretching exercises may be better than walking when it comes to reducing the risk of preeclampsia for pregnant women who were physically inactive before pregnancy, and who ... Read more...

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World’s first surgery in womb in case of premature rupture of foetal membrane


November 14th, 2007 - 3:01 am ICT by admin
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