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Can COVID-19 be transmitted through breast milk?

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV).
Common signs of infection include fever, cough, running nose, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.(Unsplash)
Common signs of infection include fever, cough, running nose, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.(Unsplash)
Updated on May 02, 2020 05:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByDr Prathima Reddy

These tips can help men boost their fertility naturally

When a couple is having trouble getting pregnant, the focus often turns to a woman’s health. But men are equal partners in conception, they contribute approximately 40-50 per cent of all infertility cases.
Lifestyle factors may affect sperm parameters, pregnancy and miscarriage rates.(Unsplash)
Lifestyle factors may affect sperm parameters, pregnancy and miscarriage rates.(Unsplash)
Updated on May 01, 2020 07:13 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

Zika virus may spread through sexual contact, claims study

Zika virus is capable of replicating and spreading infectious particles within the outermost cells lining the vaginal tract, say researchers.
The findings provide molecular-level insights into how the virus can move from person to person through sexual contact.(AP)
The findings provide molecular-level insights into how the virus can move from person to person through sexual contact.(AP)
Updated on Apr 28, 2020 04:07 PM IST
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New York | ByIndo Asian News Service

India’s immunisation drive: Battling diseases, ensuring a healthy future

The government aimed to increase the immunisation coverage of children to 90%. The result was heartening
There is no reason for us to not make an effort to ensure 100% vaccination(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
There is no reason for us to not make an effort to ensure 100% vaccination(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 24, 2019 07:52 PM IST
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ByHarsh Vardhan

Men too have ticking ‘biological clock’ just like women

While the medical profession has not clearly accepted the definition of when does advanced paternal age begins, it ranges from 35 to 45.
The study found that men who are 45 and above can experience decreased fertility and put their partners at risk for increasing pregnancy complications such as gestational diabetes, preeclampsia and preterm birth.(Shutterstock)
The study found that men who are 45 and above can experience decreased fertility and put their partners at risk for increasing pregnancy complications such as gestational diabetes, preeclampsia and preterm birth.(Shutterstock)
Updated on May 13, 2019 10:39 AM IST
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Asian News International | ByAsian News International, Washington Dc

Google honours Lucy Wills who discovered folic acid

Google Doodle: Lucy Wills’ research on anaemia in pregnant women in 1928 led to the discovery of folic acid that helps prevent birth defects in babies.
Lucy Wills is attributed with discovering folic acid.(Google.com)
Lucy Wills is attributed with discovering folic acid.(Google.com)
Updated on May 10, 2019 12:08 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | ByIndo Asian News Service

Delhi may miss vaccine target over consent rider

Apart from that, the court has also asked the Delhi government to advertise the complete vaccination time-table, along with detailed pros and cons of the vaccine.
A worker holds a measles-rubella (MR) vaccine. Over 55 lakh children in Delhi were to be given the vaccine in two months.(AFP)
A worker holds a measles-rubella (MR) vaccine. Over 55 lakh children in Delhi were to be given the vaccine in two months.(AFP)
Published on Mar 21, 2019 02:53 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByAnonna Dutt

Pregnancy within a year of stillbirth not associated with risk of pregnancy loss

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends women to wait for at least two years after a livebirth and at least six months after a miscarriage or induced abortion before conceiving again.
Findings provide valuable evidence for recommended pregnancy spacing after a stillbirth.(Shutterstock)
Findings provide valuable evidence for recommended pregnancy spacing after a stillbirth.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Mar 05, 2019 01:20 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | ByIndo Asian News Service, Sydney

Should we worry about Zika virus? All you need to know about the outbreak

Twenty-two people in Jaipur have tested positive for Zika virus, the health ministry said. There is no vaccine for the virus which can cause severe birth defects in unborn children. Here’s all you need to know about the virus:
Zika virus is transmitted by daytime-active Aedes Aegypti mosquitos that also carry dengue, chikungunya viruses.(AP file photo)
Zika virus is transmitted by daytime-active Aedes Aegypti mosquitos that also carry dengue, chikungunya viruses.(AP file photo)
Updated on Oct 09, 2018 08:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRhythma Kaul

Scented products can put your life at risk, can contain chemicals that cause cancer

Your favourite scented products may be bad for health, can contain chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects, endocrine disruption and other health conditions.
A study released by the Breast Cancer Prevention Partners found a host of unlisted chemicals in commonly used products, with most coming from the scents used to boost their allure.(Unsplash)
A study released by the Breast Cancer Prevention Partners found a host of unlisted chemicals in commonly used products, with most coming from the scents used to boost their allure.(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 27, 2018 03:24 PM IST
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Bloomberg | ByLauren Coleman-Lochner, Bloomberg

Lucknow: Docs perform rare surgery to treat child born with incomplete food pipe

A six-year-old child born with esophageal atresia, a rare birth defect in which a baby is born without a part of the tube that connects the mouth to stomach (esophagus), became the first Indian child to be operated by Kimura technique.
The child who had been living only on milk was seen eating chocolate at the King George’s Medical University in Lucknow.(Representative image)
The child who had been living only on milk was seen eating chocolate at the King George’s Medical University in Lucknow.(Representative image)
Published on Sep 27, 2018 12:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByGaurav Saigal, Lucknow

Fertility problems, uterine defects can affect chances of pregnancy

Uterine anomalies, a condition where the structure and contour of the uterus differ from normal, is the main cause of infertility
Uterine problems can lead to infertility.(Shutterstock)
Uterine problems can lead to infertility.(Shutterstock)
Published on Aug 06, 2018 03:27 PM IST
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Asian News International | ByHT Correspondent

Pope Francis says abortion to avoid birth defects is like Nazi attempts at creating pure race

Under Nazi eugenics programmes, people were forcibly sterilised and killed in an attempt to “clean” the chain of heredity of those with physical or cognitive disabilities.
Pope Francis looks on during his pastoral visit in Alessano, southern Italy on April 20.(Reuters)
Pope Francis looks on during his pastoral visit in Alessano, southern Italy on April 20.(Reuters)
Updated on Jun 17, 2018 10:21 AM IST
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Pune’s Sassoon hospital performs second successful live kidney transplant

Doctors from the Sassoon hospital said that the boy suffered from a birth defect called ectopic kidney in which the kidney is located in an abnormal position.
According to doctors, this was the fifth kidney transplant performed at the Sassoon General Hospital, and the second successful live kidney transplant.(HT REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO)
According to doctors, this was the fifth kidney transplant performed at the Sassoon General Hospital, and the second successful live kidney transplant.(HT REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO)
Updated on May 04, 2018 06:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByHT Correspondent

Antiepileptic drugs if used by pregnant women could lead to birth defects

Current theories have focused on side effects of these drugs and not on the primary targets because of the prevailing view that during early stages of nervous system development neural activity is neither apparent nor relevant.
The research could inform the development of new epilepsy medications that are safer for pregnant women.(Shutterstock)
The research could inform the development of new epilepsy medications that are safer for pregnant women.(Shutterstock)
Published on May 02, 2018 04:31 PM IST
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Asian News International | ByHT Correspondent

Do you live in a highly noise-polluted area? Beware, it could negatively affect your unborn child. Yeshwant Oke explains

Noise pollution has an impact on the foetal life giving rise to premature deliveries and increasing congenital birth defects, said Oke.
Yeshwant Oke during his lecture on Tuesday.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
Yeshwant Oke during his lecture on Tuesday.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 18, 2018 04:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByPrachi Bari

Ladies, your early 30s is a good time to have a baby. Here’s why

More and more women and men these days are opting to marry late, which pushes starting a family to an even later age. But for those who do want experience parenthood, however delayed, it is advisable to start thinking about it in your late 20s and plan a baby by your early 30s.
The biological clock is real and postponing parenthood to your 40s, say doctors, can cause serious health problems.(Getty Images)
The biological clock is real and postponing parenthood to your 40s, say doctors, can cause serious health problems.(Getty Images)
Updated on Apr 05, 2018 03:45 PM IST
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Asian News International | ByAsian News International
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