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Environmental pollution is biggest cause of asthma: Experts

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) India has witnessed a huge rise in asthma in the past decade, especially among children, due to a spike in environmental pollution, experts have said. Asthma is a chronic respiratory disorder due to inflammation of the airways in our lungs. Some of the common symptoms of asthma include breathlessness, tightness in the chest, and night cough. Over 300 mill...

28 days ago
A gift of good health on this World Health Day

New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) PlanMyMedicalTrip.com, a Pune based e-commerce platform that provides affordable medical services, has planned a gift of 'good health' for people across nine cities in India on the occasion of World Health Day on April 7. A host of medical procedures, tests and packages will be available at incredible discounts on World Health Day for residents in Pune, Mumbai, ...

1 month ago
Premature babies at higher risk of developing autism

Tokyo, April 1 (IANS) Premature babies are more likely to show lack of interest in social skills than infants born full-term, reveals a study adding that such babies are at higher risk of developing autism. The findings showed that premature birth is linked to lack of development of social communication skills, which ultimately leads to autism. Premature babies show a different a...

1 month ago
Premature babies at higher risk of developing autism

Tokyo, April 1 (IANS) Premature babies are more likely to show lack of interest in social skills than infants born full-term, reveals a study adding that such babies are at higher risk of developing autism. The findings showed that premature birth is linked to lack of development of social communication skills, which ultimately leads to autism. Premature babies show a different a...

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Khloe Kardashian wanted baby to 'fix' her marriage

Los Angeles, March 25 (IANS) Reality TV personality Khloe Kardashian tried a fertility treatment so that she gets pregnant in order to fix her marriage with former basketball star Lamar Odom. But she is now relieved it did not work. On her show Kocktails With Khloe, she said: I do want to have a baby in life. I tried IVF and all that. At the time, I was like, 'Oh, I've got to have a baby...

1 month ago
Online start-ups helping foreign patients get best deals in India

New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) The surge in foreign patients seeking Indian health facilities for specialised and cost-effective medical care has resulted in the mushrooming of online start-ups that help foreign nationals find the best treatment in the country. One such medical tourism start-up, PlanMyMedicalTrip.com, which was started nine years back, is now serving as a one-stop solution p...

2 months ago
IVF, often blamed for rise in twin births, could reduce it

New York, March 5 (IANS) Although it is partly the cause for the rise in twin birth rate in recent years, in vitro fertilisation (IVF) could also be the most promising solution to reducing unintended twin births, argues an expert from Brown University. The twin birth rate in the US has surged over the last 30 years, mostly because of reproductive technologies including in IVF. T...

2 months ago
Chrissy Teigen shuts down critics after IVF confession

Los Angeles, Feb 26 (IANS) Supermodel Chrissy Teigen has slammed people who are reaching for outrage over her In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) confession. On Wednesday morning, the supermodel revealed that she picked the sex of her upcoming child during IVF. I've made this decision, she said. Not only am I having a girl, but I picked the girl from her little embryo. I picked her and ...

2 months ago
Egg freezing attracting young Indians, but social approval a far cry

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Former Miss World Diana Hayden, 42, gave new hope to women who are in no rush to becoming mothers when she gave birth to her first child born out of her egg that she froze eight years ago. But while young Indians feel that freezing of human egg is a smart move for career-oriented women, social stigma continues to be attached to the new-age fertilisation process, ...

2 months ago
Gangaram hospital's first: IVF from parents with translocation defects

New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) A hospital here has emerged as the first medical institution in India to successfully perform in vitro fertilization (IVF) from parents with 'translocation defects'. A translocation defect is a genetic defect in the structural arrangements of chromosomes, which interferes in the production of normal eggs and sperms, leading to repeated abortions. Under t...

2 months ago
Seeking respect for scientists, minister pays tribute to IVF pioneer

New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) There is a need for society to respect doctors, researchers and scientists, so that they can transfer their knowledge across the world without the barriers that they usually face, Union minister Harsh Vardhan said on Saturday. In making his point, Harsh Vardhan, who is science and technology minister, paid tribute to Subhash Mukhopadhyay, the mastermind of the fi...

2 months ago
Farah Khan gets three million Twitter followers on triplets birthday

Mumbai, Feb 11 (IANS) On the occasion of her triplets's eighth birthday on Thursday, choreographer-director Farah Khan's Twitter account hit three million followers. With her children Anya, Czar and Diva turning eight, Farah took to her micro-blogging site to share the news with images of her triplets. One image showed the time when the babies were born and another image showed t...

3 months ago
Soy-rich diet protects women from BPA health risks

New York, Jan 28 (IANS) Regularly consuming a soy-rich diet may protect women who are undergoing infertility treatment from poor success rates linked to bisphenol A exposure, a new study suggests. Bisphenol A (BPA) is an endocrine-disrupting chemical found in a variety of food containers, including polycarbonate plastic water bottles and can linings. BPA can mimic estrogen, one of the tw...

3 months ago
Tyra Banks welcomes her first child via surrogacy

Los Angeles, Jan 28 (IANS) Supermodel Tyra Banks and her boyfriend Erik Asla have announced that they have welcomed their first child together, a boy. The baby was born via surrogacy. Banks, 42, announced the news by uploading a photograph of the newborn's knitted hat on Instagram on Wednesday, reports aceshowbiz.com. The best present we worked and prayed so hard for is finally h...

3 months ago
Genetic pattern linked to IVF failure identified

London, Jan 25 (IANS) Scientists have identified a specific genetic pattern in the womb that can reveal the reason behind why In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) treatment fails repeatedly in some women. According to experts, the discovery of genetic abnormality in the womb would help clinicians understand why IVF succeeds or fails in some women. Many women undergo a number of IVF cycl...

3 months ago
Embryonic stem-cell therapy can treat incurable conditions: Researcher Geeta Shroff

New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Fifteen years ago when scientists the world over were still trying to understand the health benefit of the human stem-cell technology, an Indian specialist in the field took a step that left many in the scientific community bemused. In 2000, she developed two purely human embryonic stem cell lines from just one fertilised egg. The cell-based therapy has since hel...

3 months ago
Indian start-up to launch tests for rare cancers

Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) A Chennai-based personalised medicine start-up is all set to launch advanced tests for precise identification of three rare cancers, a company official said on Tuesday. Swagene, one of the winners at Empresario 2016 -- IIT-Kharagpur's annual global business model competition, has developed tests for sarcomas (soft tissue cancers) such as rhabdomyosarcoma, synovial ...

3 months ago
New Mumbai IVF centre to cut infertility treatment cost

Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) In a bid to make infertility treatment accessible to a larger section of the childless couples, the public trust Nowrosjee Wadia Maternity Hospital has opened a in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) centre in Mumbai that could dramatically bring down the cost of infertility treatment. The Wadia Assisted Reproduction Technology Centre recently inaugurated by Maharashtra Healt...

3 months ago
Plan to bring 15,000 retiring Indian-origin British doctors to India

Bengaluru, Jan 9 (IANS) The Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO) on Saturday said it was planning to bring 15,000 retiring Indian-origin doctors from Britain to provide expertise to short staffed medical institutions in India. With huge shortage of doctors in India, we are trying to bring in services of about 15,000 retiring doctors from the United Kingdom to provide...

4 months ago
Bid adieu to menstrual cramps

New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Get respite from the monthly menstrual cramps by using a hot water bag on your lower abdomen and lower back, and by avoiding dairy products, meats and legumes as these can cause bloating and worsen the pain, says an expert. Indira Ganeshan, director of capital-based Irene IVF Centre, has shared how to ease the pain: * Hot water bag on your lower abdomen a...

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