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Poor health care in Russia maybe causing Decline in its Population

...ations, and every second newborn discharged from a maternity clinic is suffering health problems. The number of normal births declined from 45.3 percent in 1992 to just 30 percent last year, said Olga Frolova, head of the statistics department of Russia's Academy of Medical Science. She thinks that the decli...

Barcodes to become newborns' ID

...f newborns as barcodes, has been introduced in the maternity ward of La Zarzuela Hospital in Madrid, Spain. As soon as babies are born, their fingerprints, and those of their// mothers, are stored in electronic barcodes which mother and baby wear on their wrists. The barcodes also contain other information, i...

Chance of water births being urged for mums-to-be

...being given the choice. The NCT has now urged all maternity units to provide the option of giving birth in water, for every healthy woman with a low risk pregnancy. They suggested having a birthing pool in every delivery room and training all midwives to support women who wish to use them. Belinda Phipps, chi...

Developmental Origins of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

...75. They decided to first contact the mothers from maternity hospital records and then interview the daughters. So far 544 women have been interviewed, all who are aged between 30 and 32. The study included a detailed report on the medical history as well as birth details. The details also included birth weigh...

Trained Counselors Counseling Pregnant Smokers To Quit May Not Work

...se heavily addicted women who continue to smoke at maternity booking is unlikely to be effective enough to provide good value for money, say the authors. Nicotine replacement therapy is effective in the general population but is not routinely recommended during pregnancy. However, the authors suggest that mid...

‘India China Bhai Bhai’ on health Issus

...on stability through reducing infant mortality and maternity mortality. For that, we have launched massive immunization programmes and a new innovative plan called ASHA," he said. Plans were there to train around 2.5 lakh 'Accredited Social Health Activists' (ASHA) in all villages to work with rural women and ...

Effective family control measures and stem cell research focus of Indian Government

...on stability through reducing infant mortality and maternity mortality. Massive immunization programs and a new innovative plan called ASHA have been launched recently. He said the government would train around 2.5 lakh 'Accredited Social Health Activists' (ASHA) in all villages to work with rural women and a...

‘Life Cell’ In India Can store Cord Blood Stem Cells and Save Live

...ells from cord blood are discarded everyday in all maternity hospitals as a bio-medial waste, however this precious source can give a renewed// hope to many and prove to be a life saver for many patients suffering from debilitating conditions. Cord blood in fact can help cure more than 75 ailments. It is n...

Specialist rural GPs to get incentive in Australia

...a highly skilled procedural workforce if the rural maternity units or hospitals where they work are closed to save money," he said. "We look for real commitments from our state and territory governments to maintain our small rural hospitals and communities."...

London Hospital Provides Specialized Care For Pregnant Women

A dramatic improvement in the maternity care is expected, with a London- based NHS hospita...to be the gold standard in the delivery of quality maternity care as it can precipitate a substantial reduction in the level of epidural anesthesia administered ...

Doctor Shortage Affects Women And Babies' Health

... all women to have safe, supportive and accessible maternity care. Specialist medical care is vital for women with more complex pregnancies and for those who develop complications or need a medical opinion during pregnancy or labour."...

Biotechnology Initiatives Planned In Hyderabad

...d bio-medical research center and state-of-the-art maternity hospital to be set up by the Pacific Health Care Holdings, Singapore; an agri biotech park at International Crop Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)) at Patancheru on the city outskirts; a dedicated township life city for those employe...

New Sensor To Monitor Oxygen Deprivation In Babies During Birth

...s necessary before commercial use of the device by maternity hospitals. Oxygen deprivation affects 1 in nearly 1000 babies and poses a serious risk of brain damage if unattended. Currently, there are no reliable tests that provide useful clinical information about fetal hypoxia or oxygen deprivation with a g...

Midwives demand that pregnant women should be made to pay for epidurals!

...e an epidural, which costs about £500 in a private maternity hospital. The epidural though relieves pain during child birth, the RCM's education and research committee says women having epidurals are more likely to then need some other form of intervention. Therefore they should be encouraged to avoid it! The...

To Wait Or Not

.... As it becomes clearer that hospitals and their maternity wards seem to be using more resources for fewer patients, hospitals like the New York-Presbyterian Hospital and the Columbia University Medical Center have begun tracking inductions. According to Dr Sarah Kilpatrick, head of the OB/GYN department a...

Department of Health Encourages Women To Deliver Babies At Home

... underlined its commitment to delivering choice in maternity services in its 2005 manifesto, the National Service Framework for children and maternity and the recent White Paper Our Health, Our Care, Our Say.' The National Childbirth Trust has laude...

Breast-Feeding In Public – Will The Society Accept It

...g mothers. Most industrialized nations guarantee maternity leave for up to 16 weeks at 75-100% of pay. Norway exceeds that by providing up to 42 weeks of maternity leave with full pay or 52 weeks with 80% pay. The U.S., however, allows a woman 12 weeks of unpaid l...

Breastfeeding Mothers Arrested For Public Indecency

...g mothers. Most industrialized nations guarantee maternity leave for up to 16 weeks at 75-100% of pay. Norway exceeds that by providing up to 42 weeks of maternity leave with full pay or 52 weeks with 80% pay. The U.S., however, allows a woman 12 weeks of unpaid l...

NHS Billions Spent on High Cost Computer Scheme

...ganized this week. Stroud faces the closure of a maternity hospital while in Berkeley a community hospital is closing. Several hospitals have also been required to reduce the number of beds for the elderly, mentally sick. This has resulted in most hospital services being concentrated in Cheltenham and Bris...

Diabetic women may suffer a complicated pregnancy

... nearly four times higher than that in the general maternity population. The rate of major congenital anomaly...abetes), more than double than that in the general maternity population. Because of this increased risk, the authors say that women with diabetes should take a...

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