10 Things You Need To Know About India’s Amended Maternity Bill

The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016, protects the jobs of women during their maternity period and entitles her full payment in absence from work. Here’s what you need...

SC allows woman to abort 24-week pregnancy

The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed a 22-year-old woman to terminate her 24-week pregnancy on the ground that it would endanger her life. The law prohibits termination of...

Pregnant woman in India asked to give up her dogs –...

Sanjana Madappa’s message to everyone telling her to get rid of her dogs (including her doctor) when she was pregnant was loud and clear – ‘Not without my...

Couples catch’em younger than babies

Radha, who became a mother of twins a few months ago, did not tell her family about a novel medical procedure, she and her husband tried to conceive...

C-sections are changing evolution?

Caesarean sections that help difficult births – such as when a baby cannot fit through its mother’s pelvis – are affecting human evolution, according to a new study....

Meet your fetus in virtual reality

A groundbreaking new scanning technology is allowing parents to meet their unborn children in three dimensional virtual reality for the very first time. The technique works by merging ultrasound...

Risks of anti-depressants during pregnancy

Children of mothers who used anti-depressants during pregnancy are at increased risk of having speech or language disorders, warns a new study. Mothers who purchased anti-depressants at least twice...

Heart beats 16 days after conception

The first tick of a baby’s heart happens as early as 16 days after conception and not 21 days as earlier thought, according to a new study by...

Link between Vit D and ADHD?

Mothers who take vitamin D during pregnancy may reduce the risk of their children developing attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - one of the most common neuro-behavioural disorders. A...

Paracetamol during pregnancy

Acetaminophen (paracetamol) during pregnancy may increase risk of hyperactivity in kids, a recent study published in the JAMA Pediatrics suggests. The study also states that further research and...
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