More than 5,000 pregnant women in Colombia have Zika virus: Govt

More than 5,000 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the country`s national health institute said on Saturday, as the disease continues its rapid spread across the Americas.

WHO advises women on Zika protection but no travel advisories

The World Health Organisation advised women on Wednesday on how to protect themselves from Zika, particularly if pregnant, but also reassured them that most women in areas affected by the mosquito-borne virus will give birth to "normal infants."

Pregnancy may help women at PTSD risk

The findings highlight the need to screen pregnant women for possible undiagnosed PTSD.

Barbados confirms three Zika cases in pregnant women

Barbados on Tuesday confirmed three cases of Zika in pregnant women, bringing to seven the number of people on the Caribbean island with the virus, which is believed to be linked to birth defects.

More than 3,100 pregnant women in Colombia have Zika virus – government

More than 3,100 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Saturday, as the disease continues its rapid spread across the Americas.

Zika Virus: All you need to know about the vector-borne disease - Part II

The Zika virus that has been rapidly spreading over the past few days, most prominently in Brazil, has now been reported to have been found in 21 countries in the Caribbean, North and South America.

Zika Virus: All you need to know about the vector-borne disease

The Zika virus that has been rapidly spreading over the past few days, most prominently in Brazil, has now been reported to have been found in 21 countries in the Caribbean, North and South America.

Red emergency alert against 'dangerous 7'

The WHO had on Thursday issued a warning to all countries, including India, who have the vector of Aedes mosquito, adding that the Zika virus is "spreading explosively" and could infect as many as 4 million people in the Americas.

Red emergency alert against 'dangerous 7'- Part II

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Zika virus: All you need to know about the mosquito-borne disease

The Zika virus that has been rapidly spreading over the past few days, most prominently in Brazil, has now been reported to have been found in 21 countries in the Caribbean, North and South America.

'Only 5 percent pregnant women get counselling for thyroid disorders'

 Only five percent of India's women get counselling for thyroid disorders during pregnancy, increasing the risk of a slew of medical complications, including miscarriages and postpartum bleeding, a white paper on the issue said.

Increased hospital births not reducing maternal deaths in India

The so called Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) programme successfully increased births at facilities, but due to its implementation in a fragile health system context, it has been less effective at reducing fatalities.

Pregnancy fair aims to create awareness on miscarriages

Many pregnant women took part in a two-day pregnancy fair held here with an aim to create awareness on miscarriages and various types of diseases women usually suffer during pregnancy.

Coconut water best for pregnant women

Apart from other beneficial qualities, it has been found that coconut water is one of the best source of nutrients for pregnant women.

Bengal plans 24x7 helpline for sick kids, pregnant women

State health service director B.R. Satpathi said the proposal is "under consideration."

Is it safe to have sex during pregnancy?

Is sex during pregnancy safe or not?

Chennai floods: Bengaluru man comes forward to foot hospital bills of pregnant women

Chennai floods: Bengaluru man comes forward to foot hospital bills of pregnant women

With Chennai flood-hit like never before and intra-city transport severely impacted, a Bengaluru based individual has offered to foot the hospital bills of pregnant ladies who develop labour pains.

Mobile phone-based alerts for pregnant women launched

A mobile phone-based alert system for pregnant women in rural areas was launched here on Monday to help them stay healthy till delivery.

High blood-sugar in pregnancy ups baby's heart defect risk

Although the risks of gestational diabetes have been well-studied, less attention has been paid to smaller metabolic changes in pregnancy.

New programme for patients, pregnant women in Odisha

In order to help patients and pregnant women from inaccessible areas reach their nearest hospital or motorable road, a new programme has been launched in Rayagada district of Odisha under which 183 remote villages will be provided with a specially-designed sling each.