Womb transplant: Motherhood was once ‘her’ dream, but now it’s a reality

On May 18, 2017, the baby’s mother, Meenakshi Walan, got a uterus transplant. Meenakshi’s mother had donated her uterus to her, because her daughter's uterus was damaged and she couldn’t conceive a baby. And now, 17 months after getting her mother’s womb, Meenakshi has delivered a baby girl at the Galaxy Care Hospital, in Pune, on October 18

Womb transplant: Motherhood was once ‘her’ dream, but now it’s a reality“I am extremely happy. Something that was impossible two years ago, is a reality today. I wanted a child from such long time and today I have one. My joy knows no bounds. I cannot express my happiness. I am experiencing this kind of happiness for the first time,” said Meenakshi Walan, Vadodara woman who […]

Medical marvel: Premature baby born at 375 grams survives, beating all odds

The child is claimed to be the smallest surviving baby in Southeast Asia by Rainbow Hospital, Hyderabad. The baby was discharged weighing 1.980 kg

Medical marvel: Premature baby born at 375 grams survives, beating all oddsBaby girl Cherry was born to proud parents Nitika and Saurabh hailing from Chhattisgarh and delivered at Rainbow Children’s Hospital in Hyderabad. She was born premature at 25 weeks gestation (nearly 4 months earlier than expected date), under the extensive care received at the hands of a multi-disciplinary team of medical experts led by Dr […]

Medical miracle: Premature twin babies with low birth weight survive against odds

These ultra-micro-preemies are among the smallest twins to ever survive in India. The twins weighed just 475 and 617 gram at the time of birth  

Medical miracle: Premature twin babies with low birth weight survive against oddsA frightening dream transformed to reality for couple Shobha Kunwar and Ganpat Singh, when their twin baby boys, born weighing just 475 grams and 617 grams, fought for four months to survive a stormy course in the neonatal ICU of Jivanta Children’s Hospital, Udaipur. Born to Shobha Kunwar and Ganpat Singh from Jalore, Rajasthan, the […]

Medical miracle: Brain-dead woman kept alive for 123 days to give birth to her children

Frankielen da Silva Zampoli Padilha died during pregnancy from a stroke. Doctors saved her nine-week-old embryos after their hearts continued to beat. Hospital staff sung and talked to her bump to replicate a mother's love. Doctors said the babies had no hope of surviving after their mother's death. They were born as healthy premature babies

Medical miracle: Brain-dead woman kept alive for 123 days to give birth to her childrenA brain dead pregnant woman was kept alive for 123 days – the longest time ever – before delivering twins by emergency caesarean section. Frankielen da Silva Zampoli Padilha, 21, from Campo Largo in south Brazil, died during pregnancy in October last year after suffering a stroke. Doctors decided to save the nine-week-old embryos after […]

Udaipur’s tiny brave heart ‘stable’ after surgery

Miracle baby, as the doctors call him, weighed just 470 grams at birth; underwent complicated heart surgery when he was just 15 days old

Udaipur’s tiny brave heart ‘stable’ after surgery‘Miracle baby’ – that’s what the doctors are calling the baby from Udaipur, who weighted merely 470 grams at birth and underwent a complex heart surgery just 15 days into this world. Now a month old, the infant is now ‘stable’, weighs 607 grams and is recuperating at Jivanata Children Hospital in Udaipur. Doctors and […]

Woman fights 7 tumours in her body using 100 billion cells of her own immune system

Celine Ryan, 50, has an unusual genetic makeup that allowed treatment to work. She is now cancer-free, though not considered cured. Treatment was a form of immunotherapy

Woman fights 7 tumours in her body using 100 billion cells of her own immune systemThe remarkable recovery of a woman with advanced colon cancer, after treatment with cells from her own immune system, may lead to new options for thousands of other patients with colon or pancreatic cancer, researchers are reporting. Her treatment was the first to successfully target a common cancer mutation that scientists have tried to attack […]

Mumbai woman amazes doctors, survives on dialysis for 17 years

31-year-old Ganisha Mohite, daughter of a handcart-puller, was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease 17 years ago. Poverty and unable to find donor in family has forced her to undergo dialysis for so long

Mumbai woman amazes doctors, survives on dialysis for 17 yearsIt’s been 17 years since Ganisha Mohite has been visiting Holy Spirit Hospital thrice a week to undergo dialysis. Doctors treating Mohite say poverty and unable to find a suitable donor in family has forced Mohites to embrace this struggle for life. Mohite, a 31-year-old Andheri (Mumbai) resident, and her parents have however surprised doctors […]

‘Tortured by evil twin sister for 26 years,’ says woman who is relieved of a tumour in her brain

Ph.D. student Yamini Karanam suffered from the condition called teratoma for 26 years which severely affected her everyday living

‘Tortured by evil twin sister for 26 years,’ says woman who is relieved of a tumour in her brainWhen 26-year-old Ph.D. student Yamini Karanam began having trouble with her listening and reading comprehension, she grew more and more concerned. The condition got so severe that it became difficult to understand conversations and every day situations. Eating and talking became painful. Headaches became more frequent and severe. It got so bad that she couldn’t […]

London woman delivers baby using ovary removed and frozen at age 9, creates history

This breakthrough in fertility preservation could mean people who undergo cancer treatment in childhood no longer have to worry about potential infertility, as chemotherapy often causes infertility in women

London woman delivers baby using ovary removed and frozen at age 9, creates historyA woman in London has made medical history by being the first woman to successfully have a baby using an ovary that was frozen before puberty and retransplanted inside of her. This breakthrough in fertility preservation could mean people who undergo cancer treatment in childhood no longer have to worry about potential infertility. Moaza Al […]

140kg woman delivers baby with help from 16-member medical team in China

The team comprising obstetricians, anaesthetists, paediatricians, midwives and nurses, spent two hours assisting the woman. This is the second time she has become a mother

140kg woman delivers baby with help from 16-member medical team in ChinaOn Tuesday afternoon (Dec 13) at the delivery room of Hunan Provincial People’s Hospital in Changsha, came a touching moment: A pregnant woman with unusual weight successfully delivered a baby with the help of 16 medical staff members. The woman, who weighed 140kg with the baby, suffers from several diseases, including pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, pulmonary […]