Consuming fish oil in pregnancy can help manage kids’ blood pressure later in life

Obese young children may have less risk for high blood pressure if their mother took the omega-3 fatty acid DHA, found in fish oil, during pregnancy, new research suggests

Consuming fish oil in pregnancy can help manage kids’ blood pressure later in lifeThe findings could be important since rising numbers of children are obese and experiencing hikes in blood pressure. That could have long-term consequences for their health, said study co-author Susan Carlson. She’s professor of nutrition at the University of Kansas. “It is known that blood pressure tracks over time, such that people with higher blood […]

Maha health department on high alert to tackle any probable Zika outbreak in state

Last year, with Zika virus cases being reported in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu, the Maharashtra state health department has formed a team to keep a check on all tourists spots

Maha health department on high alert to tackle any probable Zika outbreak in stateWith cases of Zika virus reported in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu last year, the Maharashtra state health department has formed a surveillance team to keep a check on all tourists spots where people from different states visit. Dr Mahendra Jagtap, an entomologist from Maharashtra, said, “So far, no case is reported in […]

Pregnancy high blood pressure linked to dementia decades later, reveals study

Pregnant women who develop preeclampsia, a condition involving dangerously high blood pressure, have more than three times higher risk of dementia later in life than women who don’t have this pregnancy complication, researchers say

Pregnancy high blood pressure linked to dementia decades later, reveals studyA leading cause of preterm birth, preeclampsia is an inflammatory blood vessel disorder that occurs in 2 per cent to 10 per cent of pregnancies, usually after 20 weeks’ gestation. In addition to high blood pressure, the condition can cause abnormally high levels of protein in the urine and fluid retention. Based on records for […]

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 […]

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 […]

Advanced maternal age linked with increased risk of preterm birth

Women who plan for a baby at the age of 40 and above may increase the risk of delivering preterm before the 37th week of pregnancy. The study focused on preterm babies delivered during weeks 32 to 36 of pregnancy, as well as on extremely premature infants delivered before 32 weeks

Advanced maternal age linked with increased risk of preterm birthThe higher risk of preterm births for women over 40 may not be completely explained by their greater use of reproductive technology or medical interventions like induced labour or planned caesarean deliveries, a Canadian study suggests. The study confirmed that women over 40 do have the highest risk of preterm births: 7.8 % of pregnancies […]