placenta

Placenta consumption risky for mother and baby, may cause sepsis

The placenta is an organ serving as the connection between mother and developing baby. 

Oct 01, 2017, 10:54 AM IST

A new drug that can block Zika virus' journey from mom to fetus!

Researchers at UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley identify a drug that may be able to block the Zika virus, which infects numerous cell types in the human placenta and amniotic sac.

Jul 20, 2016, 08:59 AM IST

Zika virus infects placenta, claim researchers!

The deadly zika virus can infect and replicate in immune cells from the placenta without even killing them.

May 28, 2016, 17:09 PM IST

Two vector-borne diseases that pass from mother to child

 The US researchers have identified two life-threatening vector-borne diseases that can be passed from mother to child through the placenta.

Jan 31, 2016, 14:52 PM IST

Foetal cells affect mother's health after pregnancy

 During pregnancy, cells of the foetus often migrate through the placenta, taking up residence in many areas of the mother's body, where their influence may benefit or undermine maternal health, a research has found.

Aug 30, 2015, 13:22 PM IST

Eating placenta doesn't benefit health: Study

US researchers have found no evidence to support the popular claims that eating the placenta after childbirth may protect new mothers against depression or boost their energy.

Jun 06, 2015, 14:52 PM IST

Healthy placenta home to mouth bacteria: Study

The placenta, long thought to be sterile, is home to a bacterial community similar to the one found in the mouth, a new research found.

May 22, 2014, 16:18 PM IST

Clamping umbilical cord soon after birth could hurt baby`s health

Clamping the umbilical cord too soon after birth could reduce the amount of blood that passes from mother to baby via the placenta, which could affect the baby`s iron stores and birth weight.

Aug 11, 2013, 12:28 PM IST

Poor mental health in adulthood triggered in the womb

A new research has linked hormonal imbalance in the placenta to anxiety and possible vulnerability to poor mental health in mice.

Aug 07, 2013, 11:04 AM IST

Kim Kardashian wants to eat own placenta to `look younger`

Kim Kardashian has revealed that she is interested in eating her own placenta after giving birth to her baby because she thinks it will make her look younger.

Jun 04, 2013, 14:17 PM IST

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.

Apr 26, 2013, 19:41 PM IST

Thin placenta at birth doubles risk of heart failure

Children with a thin placenta at birth have double the chances of dying from a sudden heart failure, warns a leading British physician.

Nov 04, 2012, 20:55 PM IST

Scientists find new stem cell treatment to cure cancer

In a breakthrough, scientists claim to have developed a revolutionary treatment using placenta stem cells to cure patients with immune system failure, including those with blood cancer.

Aug 19, 2012, 14:33 PM IST

Now, cord blood cells to treat neurological diseases

Cells from blood that remains in the placenta and umbilical cord after childbirth have been used to treat a variety of illnesses, from cancer and immune disorders to blood and metabolic diseases.

Jul 17, 2012, 11:49 AM IST

Fetuses can sense moms’ mental state

The fetus growing inside the mother’s womb gets signals about her mental state through the placenta, which effects the baby’s development after birth.

Nov 11, 2011, 13:16 PM IST

A foetus may die if the placenta is small

The size of a placenta can determine whether a foetus survives or not. A small placenta can mean the foetus is starved of food and oxygen and may cause it to die, says a new study.

Aug 03, 2009, 13:56 PM IST

A foetus may die if the placenta is small

The size of a placenta can determine whether a foetus survives or not. A small placenta can mean the foetus is starved of food and oxygen and may cause it to die, says a new study.

Aug 03, 2009, 00:00 AM IST