The health department has identified a little over 1,000 persons--- children and pregnant women--who missed the mandatory vaccination for preventable diseases in Coimbatore district and they would be covered under the Centre's 'Mission Indradhanush' programme, a top official said on Monday.
About 22 to 25 per cent of women in India stand a chance of being affected with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM), a condition in which women without previously diagnosed diabetes exhibit high blood glucose levels during pregnancy, especially during third trimster.
Pregnant women who were exposed to high levels of common household chemicals found in plastics, cosmetics and air fresheners had children whose intelligence suffered years later, a US study said Wednesday.
With mounting evidence linking diet to neurodegenerative damage, the trend of vegan diet in India could be a concern for the population, particularly pregnant women, an Australian expert warned Wednesday.
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Saturday flagged off 45 ambulances under the first phase of the Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram, the national initiative of the health ministry to benefit pregnant women and newborns.