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Girl Foetus Aggravates Asthma Symptoms

Pregnant women who suffer from asthmatic symptoms, carrying a girl foetus are more likely to go through severe asthma symptoms than those carrying a male foetus, // according to a recent study. Michael B. Bracken and other researchers at Yale School of Medicine studied 702 pregnant women throughout...

Female Foetus Can Survive More Stress

The weaker male foetus can easily be destroyed by the stress that is caused by disasters like earthquakes and other natural calamities including severe famine.// The ones that manage to survive will have a longer life than average, according to a study conducted by researchers belonging to the Univ...

Common Environmental Chemicals Hamper Ovary Development in Foetus

Researchers have found that exposing a developing female sheep foetus to low doses of commonly present environmental chemicals can disturb the development of the ovary. The study was conducted by a team of researchers led by Dr. Paul Fowler at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. ...

Chlorpyrifos Affects Mental Development of Foetus

Children exposed to chlorpyrifos-an insecticide, while in their mother’s womb, show significant reduction in mental and motor development by three years of age and also have a// higher risk for behavior problems. This observation was made in a peer-reviewed study conducted by Academy of Pediatrics....

Madhya Pradesh Doctors Remove 15-yr-old Dead Foetus

In a bizarre and medically shocking incident, a 35-year-old woman in Madhya Pradesh survived carrying a dead foetus for over 15 years.// She was however operated upon Friday at the government hospital at Khargone, 348 km from here, and the dead foetus weighing a kilo-and-half was finally remov...

Anxiety likely to affect the foetus

Research suggests that anxiety during pregnancy can increase a mother's risk of having a hyperactive child. A study indicated that women who were very anxious// in the last three months of pregnancy had children with more behavioural problems. Lead researcher Professor Vivette Glover, of Impe...

Cancer survivors at greater risk of birth complications; special monitoring needed

...cancer than in age-matched controls." The ovarian reserve, or capacity of the ovary to provide eggs capable of fertilisation, is established in the foetus and decreases during a woman's reproductive lifetime. Women with a poor ovarian reserve are less likely to conceive, even with assisted reproduction t...

Hospital Clinic awarded by CEREBRA Foundation for its excellence in early diagnosis of brain damage

... This multidiscipline study has several development lines, including, among others, research on new and innovating imaging techniques to visualize the foetus brain, or the detection of biomarkers in the mother helping to detect and reduce the impact of brain damage acquired during the prenatal stage. To ach...

Pollution shrinks fetus size: Brisbane study finds

... Exposure to air pollution significantly reduces foetus size during pregnancy, according to a new study by...llow Dr Adrian Barnett said the study compared the foetus sizes of more than 15,000 ultrasound scans in Bris..."If the pollution levels were high the size of the foetus decreased significantly." Dr Barnett said with ...

Doctor Protests may Hinder Portugal's New Abortion Law

... previously had among the most restrictive laws in Europe, only allowing terminations if a woman had been raped, if her health was in danger or if the foetus was malformed. Catholic Church officials in the country have called for continued respect for doctors who refuse to perform abortions and cont...

New Book Gives Gruesome Account of India Girl Killings

... The Lancet has put the loss of females at 10 million over the past two decades. "With technology making it easier to find out the gender of a foetus in earlier stages of pregnancy, these numbers will only increase," said journalist Gita Aravamudan, author of "Disappearing Daughters". Aravam...

New Technology Makes Diagnosis of Abnormal Pregnancy Cheaper

...is will ensure women do not suffer much." In ectopic pregnancy, the foetus may get attached to fallopian tubes, abdomen or even the cervix area. As none of these areas have enough space, the mother suffers pain. When the foetus grows, it can even result in bursting of the organ, leading to major compli...

Fine Particulate Matter from Traffic may Reduce Unborn Babies Birth Weight

...nd Poland have for example shown that polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), which are produced during incomplete combustion processes, can reach the foetus and influence its growth. ...

Pregnant Irish Teenager Wins the Right to Abort

...ain to abort her fourth month old brain-damaged fetus. The 17-year-old who cannot be named, known only as Miss D, last week found out that the foetus she is carrying suffers from anencephaly, a severe deformity that means that a major part of the brain, scalp and skull is missing. If the child is ca...

Longer Bed Rest may Harm Pregnant Women

...t if they suffer (blood) spotting, contractions before 37 weeks' gestation, high blood pressure or have a history of pre-term labor, as well as if the foetus appears to be growing abnormally, according to the New York Times. A majority of the women rest at home, while others are hospitalized, the rep...

C Section On The Rise In Obese Women

...y lower levels of C sections than their British counterparts. The common reasons for C sections are the foetal distress and the inability of the foetus to move ahead. Prof James Walker, of St James's University Hospital, Leeds said that the babies of obese women tend to be fat which is likely to restr...

Fish Intake Linked to Higher IQ in Offspring

...s against recommendations of seafood consumption during pregnancy, which state women should not eat more than 340 grams per week to avoid exposing the foetus to trace amounts of pollutants in the fish, like methyl mercury, dioxins, and polychlorinated biphenols (PCBs). The new research, published toda...

Mother’s Cells in Diabetic Child Produce Insuli

...y was that perhaps, in some situations, too many cells cross from mother to foetus in pregnancy.” Earlier it was thought that probably the child loses t...alf-matched cells because the child acquired the cells during its life as a foetus while its immune system was still developing." "If cells with the pot...

As these women box on, do they risk becoming mothers?

... the hormone system makes periods irregular and due to that they have less chances of getting pregnant. Even if they conceive and if there is a female foetus the high level of testosterone in the mother's body will lead to masculine features in the child." Kaul also said that the chances of osteoporos...

The Controversial Stem Cell Transplant Surgery a Failure, Patient died

...ity that aids speaking, breathing and swallowing. The Chinese operation involved the transplantation of around two million cells from an aborted foetus into Mrs Terpstra's brain and was performed by surgeons at Beijing West Hill Hospital. This operation is banned in many countries including New ...

Cell Transplants Can Even Help In Restoring Vision

...n fact able to support the development of new functional photoreceptors.' However to get involved in such transplants in human, stem cells from a foetus during the second trimester of pregnancy is considered to be at the same stage of development as that of mice. But Dr Robert MacLaren, a specialist at...

New foetal scans are misleading

...ther than the science behind them. It is accepted generally that although a foetus appears to be smiling, it is not doing so in the way we smile." "When the...manity of the unborn child. "Most people will recognise that a very early foetus is incapable of surviving outside the womb without being told by a scientis...

Private Hospital in Rajasthan Booked for Foeticide

...graphic test was conducted on a 25-year-old woman in the hospital on July 25, according to hospital records. The documents revealed that a 16-week-old foetus was allegedly removed on the same day by one of the doctors. A sting operation by a private television channel last month had exposed the practi...

Iodine Deficiency affects IQ of Children

...r children as well as play a role on the incidence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)'. Until 13 - 15 weeks gestation a developing foetus relies solely on the presence of the mother's thyroid hormones to ensure 'neuropsychological development' because its thyroid gland is not yet functio...

Experts Advice That Pregnant Women Should Receive Flu Vaccination

...luenza pandemic years.In addition to the risk of influenza infection to pregnant women, there may be potential benefits in maternal vaccination to the foetus or newborn.” It was noted by the sub group that there was a risk of side effects, but analysis done in the US, where pregnant women are given a ...

Puff-packs to sport potent pictures of smoking-peril

...f smoking, intended to be a potent warning// to ward off the smoking habit. The pictorial representation could be diseased lungs, a dying smoker and a foetus in the womb. A website installed by the Department of Health, is soliciting opinion from the public regarding opinions about a range of pictures ...

Bad Publicity for the Hospital With Respect To Dwarfism Abortion Case

...e woman, known as Mrs X, had the procedure six years ago after learning the foetus may have dwarfism. The Medical Practitioners Board after investigating the ...peal said the woman requested an abortion after ultrasound tests showed the foetus had skeletal dysplasia, commonly known as dwarfism. Senator McGauran in 200...

Liquid Respiration Respirator For Premature Babies

...nd natural activity we carry on in order to live. Before birth it is done through the placenta, and after with the Lungs. // Normally the lungs of the foetus are filled with amniotic liquid and, at birth, the first cry activates this respiration surface. But the main problem with premature babies is that th...

Efficacy of fish oil supplements in pregnancy.

...HA.// These have been found to be heart-protective. It has been found that DHA plays an important role in nervous system and eye development in the foetus therefore pregnant women should consume it. The alternative to fish-oil supplements is dietary fish, but caution is warranted here as well. In this...

No need to hassel with children at meal time, just eat when pregnant!

...mb. Making the task of mothers // easier by advising them to eat whatever they want their babies to when they are pregnant. According to science a foetus can swallow about 500 millilitres of amniotic fluid a day and it is believed that those first-savoured flavours play a big role in dictating a child's...

India’s smallest premature baby brings immense joy to Indian parent

... than 26 weeks //has been saved due to appropriate medical care. This will be the third case of saving such babies. A full term pregnancy means the foetus completes nine months and a week. If the baby is delivered before full-term pregnancy, it is called a premature delivery. It often poses serious probl...

Folic Acid Retards Mental Decline In Middle Aged Subjects

...min B6) can slow down the cognitive decline in middle aged subjects. Folic acid or Vitamin B9 has been known to help in the brain development of foetus and infants for a long time now. Due to this reason it is administered to pregnant women. The current study was a three year long study involved...

Folic acid retards mental decline in middle aged

... Folic acid or Vitamin B9 has been known to help in the brain development of foetus and infants for a //long time now. Due to this reason it is administered to pregnant women. A new study conducted by scientists at Wageningen Universi...

Developmental Origins of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

...oetal growth, which is linked to the more severe symptoms of PCOS in the daughter, usually resulting in an early clinical diagnosis of the syndrome. A foetus that has been affected by restricted growth is more likely to have problems with insulin metabolism in later life due to an underlying metabolic probl...

Gene linked to 'Missing Eye' condition in newborns

...e in every 100,000 births. In this condition, babies are born without eyes i.e. they are born with empty eye sockets. This condition occurs due to the foetus not developing eyes in the normal way in the first 28 days of pregnancy. Babies born with this condition are often fitted with prosthetic eyes to allo...

Dangers from lead

...is that even if women were exposed when they were teenagers, they would still be at risk well into their 20s and maybe 30s, as well. The may reach the foetus through a process called demineralization. ...

Snoring could be a warning

...jury or even death in the mother and the foetus. Women can try to reduce their blood pressure by resting or with medication. But drugs may put the foetus at risk, and sometimes even the maximum dose fails to get blood pressure down. New Scientist magazine reports that a team from Umea University in Swed...

Pregnant smokers could harm their child

...e University of Pittsburgh say the link may be caused by damage done to the foetus by tobacco smoke while in the womb. Earlier studies have shown that childre...actor. "It is possible that there may be some physiological effect when the foetus is developing so the child becomes predisposed to smoking because they are ...

Birth weight key factor in heart diseases

...y after his first birthday, the risk of adult heart disease increased further. This is because of poor nourishment in the womb which probably makes a foetus divert resources from muscle development to the brain. So, the lightweight baby will have a tendency to put on fat after birth and develop a bod...
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