Osteoporosis: Risk in young mothers

While we are all aware that osteoporosis is most common in older people, there has been a considerable rise in the number of younger people being affected by it, including premenopausal women in their 20s, 30s and 40s. The term ‘premenopausal’ refers to women who are still having regular menstrual periods and have not yet reached menopause, says Dr AbhijitKale, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, S.L Raheja Hospital - A Fortis Associate Hospital

Osteoporosis: Risk in young mothersOsteoporosis is bone loss that is serious enough to result in fragile bones, increasing the risk of fracture by multifold. Younger women who tend to restrict what they eat in order to lose weight are at a higher risk of Osteoporosis and fractures. This also includes young mothers, since the baby growing in its mother’s […]

Mothers exposure to air pollution might shorten baby’s life

Babies with higher exposure to fine particle pollution during gestation had shorter caps on the ends of their chromosomes, according to the researchers, who suggest the findings offer a possible biological reason for health problems encountered by kids who live where smog and traffic exhaust is pervasive

Mothers exposure to air pollution might shorten baby’s lifePollution affects us even in the womb: Women who are exposed to air pollution during pregnancy have babies with shorter telomeres (a genetic biomarker), a study published Monday in JAMA Paediatrics found. The length of telomeres, caps at the end of chromosomes, similar to shoelace tips, is considered a marker of biological ageing. Based on their results, […]

Minor rape victim approaches Bombay High Court to end 26-week pregnancy

Recently, across India, a number of cases have surfaced where people are approaching the judicial authorities to terminate the over 20-week pregnancy of the women. In India, the Section 3 of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1971, does not allow abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Doctors feel that there is a need to make amendments in the MTP Act

Minor rape victim approaches Bombay High Court to end 26-week pregnancyA father of a 16-year-old rape victim has approached the Bombay High Court seeking permission to terminate victim’s 26-week pregnancy. The high court, on October 10, had directed the KEM Hospital to form a medical board of expert doctors and examine the present health condition of the victim. The court had asked the board to […]

Taking multivitamins during pregnancy may protect kids from autism, says study

Researchers found that children born to mothers who used multivitamins during pregnancy - "with or without additional iron or folic acid" - were less likely to have autism with intellectual disability, compared with mothers who did not use these supplements

Taking multivitamins during pregnancy may protect kids from autism, says studyStudy co-author Brian K. Lee, of the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, and colleagues say that their study is only observational, but that the findings suggest that prenatal vitamin use for autism prevention should be further investigated. Autism – which is also known as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) – […]

SC to hear the plea of 3 women who crossed the 20-week abortion limit

In India, the Section 3 of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1971, does not allow abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. This will be the first time that three cases which have crossed the 20-week limit will be heard on the same day. Meanwhile, on October 3, US House passed a legislation criminalising abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy

SC to hear the plea of 3 women who crossed the 20-week abortion limitThree women who have crossed the 20-week abortion limit, are looking forward for October 6, when the Supreme Court will hear the plea to abort their unborn child suffering from life threatening abnormalities This will be the first time that three cases which have crossed the 20-week limit will be heard on the same day. In India, […]

Swimming has a host of benefits for your mind, body, and soul

here are a host of benefits you may gain from swimming laps regularly.

Swimming has a host of benefits for your mind, body, and soulYou may have heard that experts recommend adults get 150 minutes of moderate activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity each week. Swimming is an excellent way to work your entire body and cardiovascular system. An hour of swimming burns almost as many calories as running, without all the impact on your bones and joints. Works your […]

Woman delivers baby inspite of getting breast cancer during pregnancy

Motherhood is always a happy feeling for any woman. When a woman is pregnant she always thinks about her yet to be born child. Even the minor complications during her pregnancy scares her. Imagine a mother being told she has breast cancer while she is pregnant? That’s the battle this supermom has fought

Woman delivers baby inspite of getting breast cancer during pregnancyShikha Khandelwal was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 when she was pregnant. 33-years-old then, she took the struggle head on and fought it with grace. Happily, delivered her child. It all began in July 2015, when she started getting breathless and found lumps in her breast. So she visited Dr LH Hiranandani hospital at […]

Obesity and late pregnancies major contributing factor behind C-sections, say doctors

Maternity figures given by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists show the numbers of both elected and emergency Caesarean sections have gone up despite a fall in the overall number of births

Obesity and late pregnancies major contributing factor behind C-sections, say doctorsNew figures recently published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists indicate that cases of rising obesity and older mothers are behind thousands of extra cases of Caesarean births. Maternity figures given by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists show the numbers of both elected and emergency Caesarean sections have gone up despite […]

Do you stand for longer period? You may suffer from varicose veins

A lot of people suffer from varicose veins and the number is continuously increasing. But there is a lack of awareness regarding the same. Owing to which, on September 23, Wockhardt hospital organised a free camp and a workshop to educate people about this neglected condition. More than 100 people from Mumbai and Navi Mumbai participated in this camp

Do you stand for longer period? You may suffer from varicose veinsVaricose veins are caused by standing for longer period or by standing and working continuously. To create awareness amongst the masses, Sterling Wockhardt hospital of Vashi organised a workshop. According to doctors, if one stands and works continuously on one place, then they suffer from varicose veins. Varicose veins are enlarged, swollen, and twisting veins, […]

‘Breastfeeding is beneficial to both mother and child’

Studies say that those mothers who successfully breastfeed in the first 24 hours are less prone to depression that may occur due to hormone changes and other factors like poor sleep, tiredness and pain caused due to stitches. Breastfeeding also helps the uterus to contract thereby aiding in its return to its natural position in the pelvis

‘Breastfeeding is beneficial to both mother and child’It is a well-known fact that breastfeeding is essential for a newborn baby and that the mother’s milk is the best source of nutrition, aiding in sturdy growth and development of the child. It is not for nothing that we say that ‘Breast milk is the Best milk’. However, what many of us do not […]