Hospitals charging money from patients under PM-JAY to face stern action

97% of hospital bills paid through household savings, reveals govt survey

This survey was carried out before the Ayushman Bharat scheme took root in India. Hence, its impact be revealed. Although it showed that the available schemes at the central and state level have made little to no difference. The survey was conducted from July 2017 to June 2018. Data was collected from 5,55,114 households spread […]

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Unavailability of ambulance leads to death of Marathi actress and her newborn baby post-delivery

Relatives of the deceased actress, Pooja Zunjar, claimed she would have been alive had they managed to get an ambulance on time. The incident took place on Sunday morning (October 20) in Hingoli district, in the Marathwada region, around 590 kms from Mumbai. According to a news report, Pooja was rushed to a primary health […]

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Mother or baby die in child birth every 11 seconds: UN report

Two reports by several United Nations’ agencies showed clear global progress in reducing the number of pregnant women or new mothers and young children who die each year, pointing to improved access to affordable, quality health services. “In countries that provide everyone with safe, affordable, high-quality health services, women and babies survive and thrive,” World […]

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What is Tokophobia? Here’s all you need to know about it

Childbirth can clearly be a scary prospect. For women who have not given birth before, it is the great unknown. Research into women’s concerns and fears suggests that women may be anxious about the risk of injuries or complications, pain, their ability to give birth, losing control, and interactions with health professionals. Even women who […]

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Migraine increases the risk of complications during pregnancy and childbirth

This is documented by an extensive register-based study recently published in the scientific journal Headache and carried out at the Department of Clinical Epidemiology at Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark. “The study shows that pregnant women with migraine more often have complications in connection with their pregnancy and childbirth than women who don’t […]

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Mother’s physical and emotional health during pregnancy has an effect on baby’s health

Dr Andrew Lutzkanin, a physician in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Penn State Health, has a research interest in perinatal outcomes. He said the journey to motherhood taxes a woman in more ways than one. Because about half of all pregnancies nationwide are unintended, he said he doesn’t always have a chance […]

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Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at a high risk of preterm birth

  These are the findings from researchers at Karolinska Institutet and the Sahlgrenska Academy in Sweden, published in Annals of Internal Medicine. In a previous study published in The BMJ, the research group showed that pregnant women with type 1 diabetes were at an increased risk of having babies with heart defects. Now, a new […]

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Why do woman have irregular periods post childbirth? Here’s what you need to know

Understanding an important factor and after-effect of childbirth – ‘irregular periods’, is something every woman should be aware of. Irregular periods after delivery, are a normal phenomenon that is expected after childbirth. The causes are multiple, some interlinked, but all of them play their part in irregular periods. The commonest causes are: Breastfeeding This is […]

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In a rare case, father passes on HIV to newborn son

After a 4-year-old boy in Portugal was diagnosed with HIV, the biggest question was how he got the infection. His mother, for example, didn’t have it (women with HIV can pass the virus to babies). An investigation revealed a surprising source: leaky blisters on the boy’s father’s skin. The new report, published Sept. 20 in […]

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