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Kanda’s bail plea rejected (Second Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda was Thursday denied bail in Geetika Sharma's suicide case by a Delhi court which asked police to probe if ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Prenatal pesticide exposure, childhood cough are linked


September 6th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) Children exposed to the widely used pesticide additive piperonyl butoxide (PBO) in their mother's womb have heightened risk of non-infectious cough, when they reach the age ... Read more...

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Exposure to PCBs worsens asthma symptoms


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 2 (IANS) Children exposed to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), used in a range of industrial products, could aggravate their asthma symptoms, new research suggests.PCBs were regularly used between ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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...

Posted in Life Style |

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...

Posted in Health |

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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Chhattisgarh doctors questioned on womb removals


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 23 (IANS) Health officials in Chhattisgarh Monday finished the two-day questioning of nine doctors accused of removing wombs of young women to make money under the National Health ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Babies of HIV-positive women show exposure to antiretrovirals


July 22nd, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Hair and blood samples from three-month-old infants born to HIV-positive mothers surprisingly show exposure, both in the womb and from breast-feeding, to the antiretroviral drugs being ... Read more...

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Baby’s cancer removed while in mother’s womb


June 23rd, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 23 (IANS) An unborn baby girl in the US was detected with an extremely rare cancerous tumour in the mouth, but doctors successfully removed it in one of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Genetically engineered calf bred in China


June 11th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 11 (IANS) Scientists at a north China university say they have bred the world's first genetically-modified calf that will produce low-lactose milk in two years. The calf, named ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Promiscuity, divorce, separation gripping Britons


June 2nd, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) A senior Church of England bishop has warned that promiscuity, separation and divorce have assumed "epidemic" proportions in Britain.Rt. Rev Richard Chartres said it as he ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ricky Martin poses for photos for first time with his kids


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 22 (IANS/EFE) Ricky Martin posed for the first time with his twins, Matteo and Valentino, and partner Carlos for an interview he gave to the Spanish edition of ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Are we programmed to be fat in the womb?


March 16th, 2012 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
London, March 16 (IANS) If the extra pounds you are saddled with don't go away no matter what you do, the reason maybe your mother.Research suggests a mother's lifestyle can ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Gene that makes men aggressive found


March 8th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 8 (IANS) The "macho" gene which makes men behave more aggressively than women under stress has been discovered.They say this one gene could explain why men have a ... Read more...

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Chinese officials sacked for dumping baby bodies


March 1st, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 1 (IANS) Two officials at a hospital in China were Thursday sacked for dumping the bodies of 16 dead foetuses and babies as "hospital waste". The bodies were ... Read more...

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A German village where every house has a cancer patient


February 13th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 13 (IANS) A village in Germany has left health experts baffled as almost every household there has a resident suffering from cancer, a media report said Monday.The Wewelsfleth ... Read more...

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Briton becomes country’s first male to give birth


February 12th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 12 (IANS) A Briton who had a sex change operation after being born a woman has become the country's first male to give birth following hormone treatment to ... Read more...

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Counselling surrogate moms to give up their babies


January 15th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) When the bundle of surrogate joy is delivered to the biological parents, there is happiness in their eyes. But, for the surrogate mother, it ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Two top lawyers’ contest on Lokpal


December 29th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) Two top lawyers - Arun Jaitley of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Abhishek Manu Singhvi of the Congress - set the pace ... Read more...

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Donna Kelly was lying upside down for months to save her baby


December 21st, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A mother sacrificed her comfort for three months in order to save her unborn baby. Donna Kelly was warned by doctors that the only way she was ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Coffee may protect against cancer of the uterus


November 23rd, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 23 (IANS) Long-term consumption of coffee may be associated with a reduced risk of cancer of the endometrium -- or the lining of the uterus or womb, says ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Two Argentine men find out they were switched at birth


November 16th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Nov 16 (IANS/EFE) Two men living a few blocks from each other in the Argentine town of Azul learned at the age of 34 that a nurse inadvertently ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Foetus can sense mum’s mental condition


November 11th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) A growing foetus is bombarded with messages from its mom -- not just about heartbeats but also chemical signals, including those about the mother's mental state, ... Read more...

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Encounter with bugs gears infants against allergies


November 3rd, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 3 (IANS) Infants who encounter a wide range of bacteria are less at risk of developing allergies later in life."In our study of over 400 children, we observed ... Read more...

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Regular aspirin halves cancer risk


October 30th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 30 (IANS) Taking aspirin regularly halves the risk of developing hereditary cancers, new research has found.These cancers develop as a result of a gene fault parent, including those ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Enzyme trips fertility, triggers miscarriage


October 17th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 17 (IANS) An enzyme that acts as a fertility switch could trip conception in women or cause a miscarriage depending on its high or low levels.The findings could ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Indian Army’s officer training set for massive reform


October 12th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The training of Indian Army officers is set for a major change with a decision Wednesday introduce courses on national, strategic and technical aspects in ... Read more...

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Warring placenta, uterus trigger preeclampsia


October 11th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 11 (IANS) A battle raging within the womb - between the father's biological motive to produce a big and healthy baby versus the mother's need to live through ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Overweight mothers give birth fat babies


September 26th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 26 (IANS) Childhood obesity originates in the mother's womb, says a new study which used the latest technology to monitor fat levels in unborn babies. These babies, part ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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...

Posted in Health |

Natural compound prevents diabetes


September 4th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 4 (IANS) Resveratrol, a natural compound found in grapes, mulberries and peanuts is effective against diabetes, claims a study.Resveratrol has been shown to extend the lifespan of many ... Read more...

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Baby stolen from Colombian woman’s womb


September 3rd, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 3 (IANS/EFE) A 19-year-old pregnant Colombian woman's unborn child was stolen after she was drugged and cut open, authorities in the northern province of Magdalena said.The case occurred ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Child’s early life decides its health in future


August 17th, 2011 - 10:08 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) The first thousand days of a child's life are of paramount importance, for they determine what sort of health condition the baby will have in lateral ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Lauryn Hill is a mum again!


July 27th, 2011 - 1:57 am ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Grammy Award-winning singer Lauryn Hill has given birth to her sixth child.The former "Fugees" star welcomed a baby boy Saturday, reports express.co.uk."Mother and baby are fine. ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Caffeine consumption can drive female infertility


July 21st, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 21 (IANS) Caffeine reduces muscle activity in the fallopian tubes that carry eggs from a woman's ovaries to her womb, which can reduce a woman's chance of becoming ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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