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Infant hair reveals life inside the womb!

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 12:05

Hairs can reveal a lot, from your personality to even drug abuse or hormonal changes. Now, add foetus growth in the womb to the hair list.

Pregnant women with high BP risk preterm delivery and low birth weight

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 11:52

Researchers have said that pregnant women with chronic hypertension (high blood pressure) are highly likely to suffer from adverse pregnancy outcomes such as preterm delivery, low birth weight and neonatal death.

Anti-depressants during pregnancy linked to autism and developmental delays in boys

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 14:52

Researchers have found that prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), a frequently prescribed treatment for depression, anxiety and other disorders, was associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and developmental delays (DD) in boys.

Gaining too much or too little weight during pregnancy raises risk of an obese child

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 10:07

Researchers have said that women, who gain too much or too little weight during pregnancy, are at risk of having obese child.

Control pregnancy weight to avoid obesity in kids

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 19:58

Gaining both too much or too little weight during pregnancy appears to increase the risk of having an overweight or obese child, a study involving an Indian-origin researcher finds.

Antidepressants and breastfeeding can mix: Study

Last Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 02:24

Women on antidepressants are more successful at breastfeeding their babies if they keep taking the medication, a new study has found.

Nearly 1,700 US teens turn mothers per week: Report

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 10:13

Births to younger teens aged between 15 and 17 have declined over the past 20 years in the US, but still account for about a quarter of teen births, or nearly 1,700 births a week, a report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed.

Heat waves increase chances of early-term delivery by 27%

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 21:01

Researchers have suggested that when temperatures reach 32 degree Celsius or higher over a period of four to seven days, the risk of early-term delivery is 27 per cent higher than on typical summer days.

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