In a first, Hyderabad doctors perform rare heart surgery on foetus

In a significant medical breakthrough and a first in the country, a rare surgery on foetus was performed inside a pregnant woman's womb by doctors at a hospital in Hyderabad.

Pregnant women`s wine intake could cause pancreatic problems in yet-to-be born kids

A study has warned against use of Resveratrol supplements, which is a plant compound found in the skin of red grapes and in peanuts and berries, among other plants by pregnant women.

Haryana doctors arrested for sex determination tests

Two doctors, including a woman, were arrested by police Friday after health department officials found them conducting sex determination tests on pregnant women in Haryana`s Yamunanagar district.

Spain government takes tough stand on abortion

The Spanish government has given its consent to the tough abortion law that would not allow Spanish women to freely choose an abortion during the early stages of pregnancy.

Paracetamol`s long-term use affects foetus` development

A new study has suggested that long-term use of paracetamol during pregnancy could increase the risk of adverse effects on child development.

US doctors perform heart surgery on 25-week foetus

US surgeons have successfully performed a rare life-saving heart surgery on a 25-week-old foetus growing inside its mother`s womb.

Foetus found in US restaurant toilet

Owners of a popular sports-theme restaurant in US were shocked to discover a foetus in the women`s restroom when the toilet refused to flush properly.

116 convictions for violating sex determination law: Azad

About 288 cases of violation of sex determination test were reported last year and 116 resulted in convictions, union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Tuesday.

Alcohol consumption affects foetus` nervous system

Alcohol consumption during pregnancy has detrimental effects on fetal central nervous system development, a study suggests.

Babies in womb respond to their mother`s voice

Unborn babies in the womb recognises and react to their mother`s voice and also pay attention when mum`s read a story, a new study has revealed.

Good kidney health starts in the womb

Scientists have found that adverse conditions in the womb can affect kidney development in the foetus and have serious health implications for the child even decades later.

Foetus found in garbage heap in Rajasthan

A foetus was found in a heap of garbage in Vijay Nagar slum of the city, police said on Saturday.

Possible to detect autism in foetus: Study

Scientists have found a way of detecting and quantifying an infant`s risk of autism in the womb itself, says a new study conducted by scientists in the US.

`Plastic chemical may expose foetuses to cancer`

France`s food safety agency raised the alarm anew today over the use of bisphenol A, a chemical found in certain plastics, saying it said may expose unborn children to breast cancer later in life.

Foetus, not mother, was main focus: Savita`s death report

Ireland`s abortion laws are the strictest in Europe. Savita`s death caused widespread outrage in India and re-ignited protests and debate on abortion laws.

Doctors remove peach-sized tumour from a foetus` mouth

Doctors in the US have successfully removed a tumour from the mouth of a four-month-old foetus.

`World first` tumour operation in womb saves foetus

Surgeons were able to successfully remove a tumour from the mouth of a foetus, in what has been described as a “world first” procedure.

Mystery about why foetus isn’t rejected as foreign tissue during pregnancy solved

Researchers have come closer to answering the long-standing question of why a mother’s immune system does not reject a developing fetus as foreign tissue.

Soon, unborn babies to be tested for 3,500 genetic faults

Scientists were able to map the baby’s genetic code principally from tiny traces free-floating DNA.

Ultrasounds worsen Asia women shortage: UN

Increased access to technology that allows parents to know the sex of their foetus has left Asia short of 117 million women, mostly in China and India, the UN said today.