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India joins 8 nations to improve quality of care around birth

India joins 8 nations to improve quality of care around birth

The WHO and other partners had launched the Quality of Care (QoC) Improvement Network around birth in February in Malawi.

Following in mommy's steps: Iceland's first baby born in 1980 gives birth to first one of 2017!

Following in mommy's steps: Iceland's first baby born in 1980 gives birth to first one of 2017!

Katrin was already a mother of two before the latest addition to her family, who now shares her birthday too!

Pregnant woman goes into labour, broadcasts it live to 200,000 people on Facebook!

Pregnant woman goes into labour, broadcasts it live to 200,000 people on Facebook!

The mother of two (now three), who is a director at an ad-agency, posted five videos showing live contractions and updates as her baby "moved down the birth canal".

Dalit woman gives birth in government hospital toilet

A Dalit woman gave birth inside a toilet of a government hospital here following which the Kerala Health Minister sought a report regarding the incident from authorities today.

Premature babies can become healthy with specialised care

Premature babies can become healthy with specialised care

Premature babies are those born before 37 weeks of gestation. Although some premature babies show normal growth, some may have continuing problems that adversely effect their growth and development.

Scientists establish link between cesarean birth and obesity in infants

A recent study conducted at the Purdue University on an indigenous group of Maya people fortified the link between Cesarean births and obesity in children.

Baby boy boom among Indian immigrants in Canada

A recent study has found that Indian-born women in Canada, who already have daughters, are giving birth to more males than expected, making the sex ratios skew toward boys.

MRI more accurate than ultrasound to predict preterm birth: Study

 For mothers-to-be, going for an MRI of the cervix area can give more accurate results than ultrasound to predict if some women will give a preterm birth, say researchers.

Why female newborns stay better protected from brain injury

It has been known for some time that male infants are more vulnerable to hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) - a type of brain injury - than females, but why this gender difference exists has remained a mystery.

Diabetes risk for South Asians kicks off at birth

 A new research has suggested that the risks of developing type 2 diabetes for South Asians, a group long known to suffer from substantially higher rates of both diabetes and heart disease, begins immediately at birth.

F N Souza's 'Birth' sold for USD 4 mn at New York auction

A painting by F N Souza, one of the founding member of the Indian Progressive Artists' Group, sold for a record over USD 4 million in a Christie's auction in New York, creating a new art record.