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Cabinet approves pan-India implementation of maternity benefit program: All you need to know

Cabinet approves pan-India implementation of maternity benefit program: All you need to know

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave ex-post facto approval to pan-India implementation of maternity benefit program which now has been extended to all districts of the country with effect from January this year.

 

Prenatal cocaine exposure increases drug abuse risk among teens

Prenatal cocaine exposure increases drug abuse risk among teens

The study showed that in utero exposure to cocaine doubles the risk of tobacco and marijuana use as early as age 15 and substance abuse by 17.

The power of a hug: A loving embrace is the secret to your baby's good health!

The power of a hug: A loving embrace is the secret to your baby's good health!

There are emotional benefits that hugs have for your bundle of joy.

Maternal deaths: New inhaled form of medication a miracle for expecting moms?

Maternal deaths: New inhaled form of medication a miracle for expecting moms?

According to the researchers at Monash University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) in Australia, the inhalable, dry-powder form of the drug oxytocin may help prevent mothers from dying in childbirth due to more bleeding than normal.

Maternity Bill passed: Why it is good for the mother, baby and everyone

Maternity Bill passed: Why it is good for the mother, baby and everyone

The development is surely a significant moment for working women, particularly, who are pregnant or are planning to have a child because sufficient maternity leave is crucial for health of mother and child.

Maternal depression may increase risk of social-emotional problems in kids

Maternal depression may increase risk of social-emotional problems in kids

A new study has found that mothers with early and chronic depression may increase the risk of kids developing social-emotional problems.

Good news for Mothers: Govt likely to add more funds in Budget for maternity benefit scheme

Good news for Mothers: Govt likely to add more funds in Budget for maternity benefit scheme

In what could be a major boost for gender equality and mothers in particular, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is likely hike allocation for the Ministry of Women and Child Development by 20 percent with an emphasis on universalising the maternity benefit scheme.

Natural breast augmentation absolutely safe for young mothers: Doctors

Natural breast augmentation absolutely safe for young mothers: Doctors

Natural Breast Augmentation -- a procedure where the breasts' size is increased by transferring fat -- is completely safe for young mothers as lactation and other functions are preserved, doctors said on Saturday.
 

Women who become mothers at or after 25 live longer, says study

Women who become mothers at or after 25 live longer, says study

The study by researchers at University of California San Diego in the US is the first to look at age at first child-birth in relation to longevity.

Childhood bullying may lead to obesity

Childhood bullying may lead to obesity

 Children who are bullied in primary and secondary school are nearly twice as likely to be overweight at the age of 18 than non-bullied children, finds a study.

Parenting can be more straining for mothers: Study

Parenting can be more straining for mothers: Study

A new study conducted at the Cornell University shows that while both the parents enjoy spending time with their children, managing them carries more strain for mothers.

Mother's marijuana use may harm foetus' growth

 Mothers' exposure to cannabinoid -- compound found in marijuana -- either smoked or eaten in candy bars, may affect the development of babies in the womb, researchers say.

Maternal diabetes may up health risks in babies

Babies born to mothers with gestational diabetes (which develops during pregnancy) or pre-gestational diabetes (prior to pregnancy) may be at an increased risk of developing malformations, abnormal size, jaundice and low blood sugar, says a new study.

Shocking! Here priest slept with more than 100 girls and mothers allowed it – Know why

Shocking! Here priest slept with more than 100 girls and mothers allowed it – Know why

In a recent interview to a television channel, one of the holy men claimed to have had sex with more than 100 girls and women.

Helicopter parenting may up depression risk in your kids

Students who had mothers who allowed them more autonomy reported higher life satisfaction, physical health and self-efficacy. 

Good news for mothers! Now Railways to provide baby food at stations

Good news for mothers! Now Railways to provide baby food at stations

Named as Janani Sewa, railways will ensure availability of essential items like hot milk and water at stations under the scheme.

Planning a baby shower? Here's how you can nail the perfect look

Planning a baby shower? Here's how you can nail the perfect look

Work on the eyes, highlight your cheek bones and contour your face well with bronzer to get the perfect 'mommy to be' look, says an expert.

Mother's Day: Popular TV celebs recall moments when they made their mothers' proud

Mother's Day: Popular TV celebs recall moments when they made their mothers' proud

Here’s taking a look at what some of the most popular faces on Indian TV have to say about Mother’s Day.

NASA-inspired 'miracle suit' helps new mothers survive blood loss

NASA-inspired 'miracle suit' helps new mothers survive blood loss

Zee Media Bureau

Washington: This 'miracle suit' inspired from NASA research on inflated anti-gravity suit or G-suit is saving new mothers across the globe from death.