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Laser technique to separate twin foetuses in womb


June 8th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) It is a medical procedure that is fast opening a world of hope for women in India pregnant with identical twins.For foetuses sharing blood vessels ... Read more...

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Premature kids likely to face behavioural problems


December 6th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) Children born prematurely have greater chances of experiencing behavioural or emotional problems or both in the pre-school years, a study reveals. While the rate of premature ... Read more...

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Hudson’s panic call


May 1st, 2011 - 8:45 am ICT by IANS
London, May 1 (IANS) Actress Kate Hudson is starting to panic as she enters her final few weeks of pregnancy.The Hollywood actress is expecting a child with her rocker ... Read more...

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Streptococci, E. coli put newborns at risk for sepsis


April 26th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): A study has found that the most frequent pathogens associated with sepsis are group B streptococci (GBS) in full-term infants and Escherichia coli in pre-term infants.The new nationwide, ... Read more...

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Pregnancy stress ups behavioural risks among kids


April 21st, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 21 (IANS) Stressful events experienced during pregnancy are associated with higher risk of behavioural problems in children in later years, according to a study.Stressful events include financial and ... Read more...

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Repeated stress in pregnancy ups risk of behavior problems in kids


April 21st, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): Experiencing repeated stress during pregnancy increases the risk of behavioural problems in children, according to a new study.Common stressful events included financial and relationship problems, difficult pregnancy, job ... Read more...

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Eating fish oil while pregnant may cut risk of postpartum depression


April 13th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): Eating fish during pregnancy could cut risk of developing postpartum depression, according to a new study.It found that the omega-3 fatty acids found in oily fish such as ... Read more...

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Severely obese women need to watch weight during pregnancy


February 12th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Severely obese women who gain less than the recommended amount of weight during pregnancy are likely to stay healthy, suggests a new study.In contrast, obese and non-obese women ... Read more...

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Enzyme may explain preeclampsia symptoms in pregnant women


January 5th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Researchers have discovered that a significant increase of an enzyme in the blood vessels of pregnant women with preeclampsia could explain some of the symptoms associated with the ... Read more...

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FDA approves first oral contraceptive that increases folate levels


September 27th, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by BNO News
WAYNE, NEW JERSEY (BNO NEWS) -- Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Monday announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new oral contraceptive (OC) that increases folate levels ... Read more...

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Childhood exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls lowers immune response to vaccination


June 21st, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 21 (ANI): Children exposed to polychlorinated biphenyls ((PCBs) early in life demonstrate a diminished immune response to vaccinations, suggests a new study.PCBs are long-lived environmental contaminants that are suspected to ... Read more...

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Celine Dion Elated Due To Her Pregnancy With Twins


June 5th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 5, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Celine Dion, the famous vocalist and entrepreneur of French Canadian bloodline, has a reason to be immensely ecstatic. It was a known fact that ... Read more...

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One in 10 fathers get baby blues, shows study


May 20th, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (IANS) A recent study has revealed that men are as likely as women to suffer from post-natal depression. According to the study, done by the Eastern Virginia Medical School, one ... Read more...

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Vitamin C and E supplements don’t cut risk for BP disorders of pregnancy


April 8th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 8 (ANI): Vitamin C and E supplements are of no help when taken in early pregnancy to reduce the risk for the hypertensive disorders and their complications that occur ... 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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Mums-to-be with low hormone levels likely to struggle in labour


December 23rd, 2009 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): Pregnant mothers who have low levels of a hormone produced by thyroid gland are more likely to have longer and harder labour.A team of Dutch researchers have found ... Read more...

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Pregnant women mount strong immune response to single H1N1 flu vaccine dose


November 3rd, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): Healthy pregnant women tend to develop a strong immune response following just one dose of 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine, according to initial results from an ongoing clinical trial.Sponsored ... Read more...

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Hormonal fluctuations make singing during pregnancy a tough task


October 31st, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): Professional singers find it difficult to strike the right note during pregnancy because of hormonal changes, says a new study.Until recently, researchers did not know if this effect ... Read more...

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Trials to test H1N1 vaccine efficacy in HIV-infected pregnant women underway


October 10th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): Scientists have launched a trial to test the efficacy of 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine in HIV-infected pregnant women.The vaccine, manufactured by Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, contains inactivated 2009 ... Read more...

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Plastic exposure in the womb may make girls aggressive, hyperactive


October 6th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, Oct 6 (ANI): Expectant mothers exposed to chemical BPA, commonly found in plastics, are likely to have daughters with aggressive and hyperactive nature, according to a new study.Bisphenol A, also known ... Read more...

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Babies delivered before 39 weeks in womb have lower IQs


June 24th, 2009 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, June 24 (ANI): While babies born at 37 or 38 weeks are though to be full term, scientists have now found that such tots have slightly lower IQs, and a modestly ... Read more...

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Why women store fat more efficiently than men


April 7th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 7 (ANI): Oestrogen, the female sex hormone, reduces a woman's ability to burn fat after having a meal, say researchers.The finding, by Sydney endocrinologist Associate Professor Tony O'Sullivan, of the ... Read more...

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Quitting smoking before 15th week ‘reduces pregnancy risks’


March 27th, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 27 (ANI): Women who stop quit smoking early enough in pregnancy can cut the risk of having premature or small babies, says a new study.The British Medical Journal study suggests ... 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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Drug widely used to prevent premature births shows no benefit


November 27th, 2008 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 27 (ANI): A new study has shown that nifedipine, a drug which is widely used to prevent premature births, works no better than a placebo at maintaining pregnancy after ... Read more...

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Fat women at increased miscarriage risk


November 14th, 2008 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 14 (ANI): Women whore overweight are at an increased risk of miscarrying a perfectly healthy baby, a shocking new research has found.According to the study, when it comes to ... Read more...

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Simple blood test could detect hypertension risk


November 4th, 2008 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) A simple blood test could help detect the risk of preclampsia, or hypertension, during the first three months of pregnancy, a recent study has said. Women with ... Read more...

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Good bacteria has eczema on the run


September 10th, 2008 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 10 (IANS) A probiotic supplement, applied to the affected part, significantly halted eczema in infants under two, according to a study. Researchers from Universities of Otago and Auckland investigated the ... Read more...

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Court rejects plea to abort foetus with heart defects (Lead)


August 4th, 2008 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 4 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Monday rejected a plea by a Mumbai couple seeking to abort their 25-week unborn child who was found to have congenital heart defects - ... Read more...

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Miracle baby born after full-term ovarian pregnancy


May 30th, 2008 - 2:43 pm ICT by admin
By Neena Bhandari Sydney, May 30 (IANS) Surviving all odds, baby Durga has become perhaps the world's first baby to be born after a full-term ovarian pregnancy at the Darwin Private Hospital in ... Read more...

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British Parliament rejects changes in abortion law


May 21st, 2008 - 6:19 am ICT by admin
DPA London, May 21 (DPA) Attempts by opposition Conservatives to tighten Britain's liberal abortion laws were defeated late Tuesday, when Parliament voted to leave the upper time limit for pregnancy termination at 24 ... Read more...

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Factors influencing survival of extremely premature babies identified


April 30th, 2008 - 12:58 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): Researchers claim that they have identified factors that may affect the survival and disability risk of extremely premature infants.Gestational age has long been used to predict ... Read more...

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Little proof that binge drinking while pregnant harms foetus


November 14th, 2007 - 2:21 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): A new study has found a little substantive evidence that binge drinking while pregnant seriously harms the developing foetus. Heavy drinking throughout pregnancy has been consistently linked to ... Read more...

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