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 […]

High gluten diet in pregnancy linked to higher risk of diabetes in kids

Gluten is a general name for the proteins found in wheat, rye, and barley and is suggested to affect the development of type 1 diabetes. In animal studies, a gluten free diet during pregnancy almost completely prevented type 1 diabetes in offspring, but no intervention study has been undertaken in pregnant women

High gluten diet in pregnancy linked to higher risk of diabetes in kidsA high gluten intake by mothers during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of their child developing type 1 diabetes, suggests a study published by The BMJ today However, the researchers say that further studies are needed to confirm or rule out these findings before any changes to dietary recommendations could be justified. To […]

Babies born to obese mothers are more likely to face complications, finds study

Babies born to obese mothers are more likely to face complications, finds studyPregnant women who are obese or overweight are at an increased risk of complications, such as needing caesarean sections, developing gestational diabetes, and even the dangerous high blood pressure known as preeclampsia. Obesity may be as important (as) hypertension and diabetes as a modifiable risk factor to improve birth outcomes, the study authors wrote in […]

Smoking during pregnancy may affect your grandchildren

Girls whose maternal grandmothers smoked during pregnancy are 67 percent more likely to display certain autism-like traits, and 53 percent more likely to be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder

Smoking during pregnancy may affect your grandchildrenWomen who need to quit smoking have another reason to consider for saying no to cigarettes, new research offers up more evidence that the habit has negative repercussions—not just for the smoker, and not just for the smoker’s children, but for the smoker’s grandchildren, too. Coming on the heels of several years of research into […]

Using fish oil during pregnancy helps strengthen child’s bones and muscles

Fish oil supplement in the later stages of pregnancy is associated with a higher body mass index (BMI) in children in the first six years of life, which is explained by an increase in total lean and bone mass at 6 years of age, but with no increase in fat mass, suggest the findings of a large randomised controlled trial published by The BMJ today

Using fish oil during pregnancy helps strengthen child’s bones and musclesIn the past, studies have shown that taking fish oil supplements during pregnancy could lead to an increase in the birth weight of infants. Now, researchers from Denmark and the United Kingdom suggest this intake could go on to have a beneficial impact on children’s growth later in life. The study titled “Effect of fish […]

Less sleep during pregnancy can lead to gestational diabetes, says study

Babies born to mothers with gestational diabetes tend to have high birth weights. Women who have gestational diabetes are at an increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes later. Their babies are also at an increased risk for type 2 diabetes as well as obesity

Less sleep during pregnancy can lead to gestational diabetes, says studyThe amount of time spent sleeping in the United States has dropped significantly in the past twenty years with almost a quarter of women and 16 per cent of men experiencing insufficient sleep. Now, a new study has found that lack of sleep among pregnant women may be a contributing factor to the development of […]

Paternal smoking can increase miscarriage risk, warns study

Based on data for nearly 6 million pregnancies, researchers found that women whose partner smoked during the first few months of the pregnancy were 17 per cent more likely to miscarry than women with non-smoking partners

Paternal smoking can increase miscarriage risk, warns studyWould-be fathers may increase their partner’s risk of miscarriage by smoking during the pregnancy, or even during the time leading up to conception, a large study from China suggests. Women whose partner quit smoking around the time of conception had an 18% lower risk of miscarriage than those whose smoking partner didn’t quit, the study […]

Pregnant women with obesity, diabetes may have kids with psychiatric disorders

Pregnant women who have both severe obesity and diabetes may be more likely to have children with autism, ADHD and other psychiatric disorders than mothers who don’t have either condition during pregnancy, a new study suggests

Pregnant women with obesity, diabetes may have kids with psychiatric disordersEven without diabetes, severely obese mothers were 67% more likely to have children with mood and stress disorders than women who maintained a healthy weight during pregnancy, the study found. With pre-existing diabetes, obese mothers were more than six times as likely as other women to have children with ADHD, conduct issues or autism. These […]

Lucknow: Doctors operate on a twin with no heart, inside mother’s womb

Doctors in Lucknow performed this complicated surgery in order to save the life of a healthy baby who was supplying blood to an underdeveloped foetus twin. The surgery was performed in the nick of time as the baby was on the brink of heart failure

Lucknow: Doctors operate on a twin with no heart, inside mother’s wombDoctors attached to Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, have saved a life of a baby, who was growing with a twin who did not have a heart inside the mother’s womb Doctors say the baby who was developing normally, was pumping blood to his own body and the body of the […]

Maha: Doctors giving their all to ensure survival of premature born twins

A tribal woman in Dharni, Amravati has given birth to twin girls who were prematurely born at just seven months. The birth weight of these baby girls is extremely low. The doctors have said that the survival rate of such babies is very low, but they are doing their best to take care of these babies and ensure that they live on

Maha: Doctors giving their all to ensure survival of premature born twinsThe woman delivered the twins on Saturday, August 26. The twin baby girls were born weighing just 550 grams and 450 grams at a Sub District Hospital in Dharni. The girls are being monitored in a special chamber in the Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Vipin Khadse, Medical […]