Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicPregnant women

Topic: pregnant women

Newborns to entreprenuers—Indian hospitals need a perinatal service package. It’s a win-win

Many Indian hospitals don't have in-house physiotherapists or dieticians & most new mothers pay little attention to themselves. But there's a solution.

Pregnant woman injured in Russian attack on Ukraine maternity hospital dies with baby

Russia claimed Ukraine had armed the maternity hospital to use as base, Ukraine President called the hospital offensive ‘genocide’.

ANMs unable to detect high-risk pregnancy, but here’s how Assam is fixing it: IAS officer

UNICEF and Assam govt carried out a pilot project in some districts. The main objective was to understand the critical gaps in the state's sub-centres and ANMs.

In Alipurduar, the bridal ‘palki’ is now an oxygen-equipped lifesaver for far-flung villages

Started a month ago by Alipurduar DM SK Meena, ‘ambulance service’ serves 11 villages located at a height of 4,600 ft in a core area of north Bengal’s Buxa Tiger Reserve.

Pregnant women vaccinated with mRNA shots pass protection to babies, study finds

The study finds that 36 newborns tested at birth had antibodies to protect against Covid-19 after their mothers were vaccinated with shots from Pfizer Inc.-BioNTech SE or Moderna Inc.

SC seeks Centre’s reply on plea for priority Covid vaccination of pregnant women in 2 weeks

Advocate Vrinda Grover appeared for Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights, and said pregnant women & lactating mothers should be declared as high-risk categories.

In Patiala district, 63 medical teams have a big job — keeping pregnant women with Covid safe

Dr Ekta, 29, heads Patiala’s Antenatal Care Cell, set up by Punjab govt on 10 May, to track all pregnant women in the district who turn Covid positive.

Dexamethasone use to treat pregnant women with Covid may cause birth defects in babies: Study

The study found that the use of dexamethasone, as well as antithrombotics and HIV medications, was associated with a high risk of premature birth.

Pregnant, lactating women should not be given Covid vaccine yet, says health ministry

In a letter to all states, the ministry said no vaccine trial has included pregnant or lactating women or minors, and hence they should not be given the vaccine initially.

Air pollution likely led to 29% pregnancy loss in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh — Lancet study

Study in Lancet Planetary Health also finds that pregnancy loss associated with air pollution is more common in the northern plains of India and Pakistan.

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A health worker immunises a pregnant woman at a health centre in Aurangabad, India

Newborns to entreprenuers—Indian hospitals need a perinatal service package. It’s a win-win

Many Indian hospitals don't have in-house physiotherapists or dieticians & most new mothers pay little attention to themselves. But there's a solution.

Richest Asian, busiest dealmaker: Gautam Adani’s Rs 1,32,124 crore spree

A $10.5 billion pact announced Sunday marked some 32 acquisitions for the Adani Group this past year, with the ambitious tycoon rapidly diversifying his business into new areas.

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Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2020.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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