Pregnant women

Teenaged mothers at heart disease risk later in life

Teenaged mothers at heart disease risk later in life

Women whose first births occurred at older ages had lower average risk scores the lowest cardiovascular risk, however, was among women who had never given birth.

Nov 02, 2017, 14:42 PM IST
Lack of support may increase pregnant woman's biological age

Lack of support may increase pregnant woman's biological age

The researchers examined blood from pregnant women to evaluate the length of telomeres -- structures at the end of chromosomes that are used by scientists as a measure of biological (as opposed to chronological) age. 
 

Oct 17, 2017, 20:47 PM IST
Odisha: Rs 1000 for pregnant women to come to hospital

Odisha: Rs 1000 for pregnant women to come to hospital

The programme was launched after a number of incidents of pregnant women being carried on shoulder or cot or walking to reach hospital for delivery came to the fore.

Sep 23, 2017, 22:27 PM IST
Endometriosis may up risk of complications in pregnancy

Endometriosis may up risk of complications in pregnancy

The study showed that women with endometriosis had higher risks of miscarriage, preterm birth and placenta previa.
 

Sep 14, 2017, 12:56 PM IST
This simple test may help predict preterm births

This simple test may help predict preterm births

Up to 18 per cent of babies born worldwide arrive before they are full-term, defined as 37 weeks of gestation. 

Sep 06, 2017, 19:05 PM IST
Mothers-to-be take note! Consuming high-fat diet during pregnancy may affect kids' mental health

Mothers-to-be take note! Consuming high-fat diet during pregnancy may affect kids' mental health

A new study has warned that women who consume a high-fat diet during pregnancy may increase the risk of having babies with mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression.

Jul 22, 2017, 22:43 PM IST
Want to avoid a C-section delivery? Moderate exercise can help you cut the risk!

Want to avoid a C-section delivery? Moderate exercise can help you cut the risk!

Caesarean section can carry risks such as infections for the mother and breathing difficulties for the baby.

Jul 20, 2017, 14:18 PM IST
Restless legs syndrome ups risk of sleep-wake disturbances in pregnancy

Restless legs syndrome ups risk of sleep-wake disturbances in pregnancy

RLS is an irresistible urge to move your legs typically in the evenings.The results showed that 36 percent of women in their third trimester had RLS, and half of the women with RLS, had moderate to severe symptoms.

Jul 15, 2017, 12:55 PM IST
Daily aspirin could reduce preeclampsia risk in pregnant women

Daily aspirin could reduce preeclampsia risk in pregnant women

Preeclampsia is a potentially dangerous pregnancy complication characterised by high blood pressure, swollen feet, ankles and face and severe headaches. 

Jun 29, 2017, 13:18 PM IST

SC seeks Centre, West Bengal's reply on woman's plea for abortion

The petitioner in her plea said that she had suffered immense mental and physical anguish after coming to know of the abnormalities in her 21st week of pregnancy.
 

Jun 21, 2017, 22:24 PM IST
Govt issues clarifications on 'advice' to expecting mothers, says it's not a prescription

Govt issues clarifications on 'advice' to expecting mothers, says it's not a prescription

To have a healthy baby, a pregnant woman should avoid intercourse, anger, meat and bad company, as per a booklet released by Minister of State for AYUSH, Shripad Naik, in the run up to International Day for Yoga on June 21.

Jun 13, 2017, 16:02 PM IST
Zika affects 5% of babies with confirmed infections: US CDC

Zika affects 5% of babies with confirmed infections: US CDC

The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the first to include official numbers from the territory of Puerto Rico, which on Monday declared that its Zika epidemic had ended, based on data showing the number of new cases has fallen.

Jun 09, 2017, 10:01 AM IST
Consuming white rice in pregnancy may increase kids' obesity risk

Consuming white rice in pregnancy may increase kids' obesity risk

Refined grains, which are a major source of dietary carbohydrates, have been related to Type 2 diabetes, obesity and heart disease.

Jun 08, 2017, 16:30 PM IST
Most women don't have healthy weight during pregnancy

Most women don't have healthy weight during pregnancy

More than half gained too much weight during pregnancy while a quarter did not gain enough weight.

Jun 07, 2017, 13:51 PM IST
Vaccinating pregnant women year-round reduces risk of flu virus infection in babies!

Vaccinating pregnant women year-round reduces risk of flu virus infection in babies!

The study has showed that vaccinating pregnant mothers year-round is likely to reduce the infant flu virus infection rates by an average of 30 per cent, increase birth weights by 15 per cent and result in babies having less influenza.

May 16, 2017, 23:04 PM IST
Pregnant? Hot weather may increase your risk for gestational diabetes

Pregnant? Hot weather may increase your risk for gestational diabetes

A new study suggests that pregnant women who expose themselves to temperatures averaging 24 degrees Celsius or above are at greater the risk of developing gestational diabetes.

May 15, 2017, 16:13 PM IST
Pregnant women more likely to be victim of traumatic injury

Pregnant women more likely to be victim of traumatic injury

The researchers found that pregnant trauma victims, on average, suffered less severe injuries than their non-pregnant counterparts.

May 06, 2017, 23:38 PM IST
Pregnant or breastfeeding? Exposure to plastic chemical raises your child's risk for asthma

Pregnant or breastfeeding? Exposure to plastic chemical raises your child's risk for asthma

The chemical, called phthalates, can enter our bodies through the skin, foodstuffs or respiration.

May 05, 2017, 14:20 PM IST
Supreme Court directs AIIMS to examine poor woman with HIV seeking abortion

Supreme Court directs AIIMS to examine poor woman with HIV seeking abortion

The Supreme Court has directed the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) to set up a board to examine the medical condition of a poor woman suffering from HIV who is seeking medical termination of pregnancy after being sexually assaulted.

May 03, 2017, 18:50 PM IST
Medication treatment offers hope for pregnant women with opioid use disorder

Medication treatment offers hope for pregnant women with opioid use disorder

Medication for addiction treatment (MAT) with buprenorphine or methadone is an appropriate and accepted treatment for pregnant women with opioid use disorder (OUD), according to a new research.

Apr 15, 2017, 17:40 PM IST