Men who delay fatherhood put health of partners, unborn children at risk

Men who delay starting a family have a ticking ‘biological clock,’ just like women, which may affect the health of their partners and children; according to Rutgers researchers

Men who delay fatherhood put health of partners, unborn children at riskThe study, which reviewed 40 years of research on the effect of parental age on fertility, pregnancy and the health of children, was published in the journal Maturitas. “While it is widely accepted that physiological changes that occur in women after 35 can affect conception, pregnancy and the health of the child, most men do […]

Taking naps during pregnancy tied to healthy birth weight  

Pregnant women who nap regularly may reduce their baby’s risk of low birth weight, according to a recent study from China. Low birth weight, defined as less than 5.5 pounds (2,500 grams), is associated with adverse health outcomes in childhood and adulthood, including respiratory illnesses, diabetes and hypertension

Taking naps during pregnancy tied to healthy birth weight  “Low birth weight is one of the feared outcomes of pregnancy, and novel insight into risk factors is welcome,” said Dr Ghada Bourjeily, a sleep researcher at Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School in Providence, Rhode Island, who wasn’t involved in the study. “Sleep, its quality, and duration are emerging as risk factors for various […]

Caffeinated drinks during pregnancy tied to lower birth weight babies

In their paper published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the group describes their study of 941 mother and baby pairs born in Ireland and how they fared when the mothers consumed caffeine

Caffeinated drinks during pregnancy tied to lower birth weight babiesPrior research has shown that consuming caffeine while pregnant can lead to problems with a developing baby, but until now, researchers believed there was a safe level. Women have been told if they drink fewer than two cups of coffee or three cups of tea per day, there will be no adverse impact on their […]

What are the health risks associated with IVF?

A recent study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, by a team from the University of Bern, Switzerland, shed light on the risk of blood pressure and heart-related problems being slightly higher among IVF babies. IVF or in-vitro fertilization is the most common and most effective method of ART

What are the health risks associated with IVF?While millions of babies have been born via assisted reproductive technology (ART), experts are still studying how the use of such technologies might impact long-term health. Research has largely looked at younger individuals so far since the oldest person born via assisted reproduction is Louise Brown, who is only 40 years old. Researchers examined the […]

Under nutrition in children continues to be a major public health problem

The National Nutrition Week will be observed throughout the country from 1st to 7th September. The theme of the National Nutrition Week for 2018 is ‘Optimal Infant & Young Child Feeding Practices: Better Child Health’

Under nutrition in children continues to be a major public health problemThe basic objective of this annual event is to intensify awareness generation on the importance of nutrition for health which has an impact on development, productivity, economic growth and ultimately national development. Nutrition is an issue of survival, health and development for current and succeeding generations. Children who are born with a low birth weight […]

Low birth weight associated with lower IQ throughout life

Compared to babies born at 2.5 kg or less, infants with a birth weight of 3.5 to 4 kg scored more than five points higher on IQ tests at age 28 and again at age 50, the study found

Low birth weight associated with lower IQ throughout lifeA recent study from Denmark suggest that being born at below-normal weight is associated with a lower intelligence quotient (IQ) not only in childhood and young adulthood, but even at age 50. Researchers found IQ differences between underweight and normal-weight babies remained stable into midlife, and even within the normal birth weight range, higher weights […]

235 districts to be covered under Phase-II of POSHAN Abhiyaan

315 districts were already covered under phase-I of POSHAN Abhiyaan. The balance of 167 districts out of 718 districts will be covered in Phase III of the Abhiyaan

235 districts to be covered under Phase-II of POSHAN AbhiyaanThe first meeting of National Council on India’s Nutrition Challenges under POSHAN Abhiyaan held today in New Delhi. 235 districts to be covered under Phase-II of POSHAN Abhiyaan bringing the total number to 550 Home based Care for Young Child (HBYC) to be the crucial component of POSHAN Abhiyaan. The meeting was chaired by Dr […]

K’taka: Kangaroo Mother Care helps triplets to survive against all odds

Having triplets is a dream for many. In October 2016, when Renuka Hadapad gave birth to three girls, little did she know that her life would take a different turn. After a prolonged stay in the hospitals for the kids to survive, everything from the past year has been a struggle. Here’s why

K’taka: Kangaroo Mother Care helps triplets to survive against all oddsKangaroo Mother Care (KMC) or skin-to-skin contact is a relatively new concept that has been proven to be a successful support system for newborn preterm babies. This technique has come to the rescue of triplets this time. When Renuka Hadapad gave birth to triplets in the last week of October 2016 in Koppal, Karnataka, she […]