As per World Population Prospects – The 2012 Revision, the population of India will cross the population of China by 2028. The projected population for India in 2028 will be 1.454 billion, while that of China will be 1.452 billion. The projection of population of India by the year 2060 is not available. The Government … Read more
Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad inaugurated the Mother and Child Tracking Facilitation Center at the National Institute of Health and Family Welfare, here today. Speaking at the occasion Sh Azad said that Mother and Child Tracking System (MCTS) initiative was launched under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) in December 2009. … Read more
A study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry suggests an association between smoking during pregnancy and increased risk for developing bipolar disorder (BD) in adult children. Researchers evaluated offspring from a large cohort of pregnant women who participated in the Child Health and Development Study (CHDS) from 1959-1966. The study was based on 79 … Read more
A total of Rs 553 crores was given to the States / UTs for mainstreaming of AYUSH under National Rural Health Mission during 2009-13. This resulted in the establishment of new AYUSH facilities in 803 Primary Health Centres, 113 Community Health Centres, 24 District Hospitals and up-gradation of 379 exclusive AYUSH hospitals and 415 Dispensaries … Read more
The 54th All India Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology began in Mumbai. The AICOG is the most important annual event on the academic calendar of the Federation of Obstetric and Gynecological Societies of India and thereby every specialist involved with women’s health in India. Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare … Read more
Babies only hours old are able to differentiate between sounds from their native language and a foreign language, scientists have discovered. The study indicates that babies begin absorbing language while still in the womb, earlier than previously thought. Sensory and brain mechanisms for hearing are developed at 30 weeks of gestational age, and the new … Read more
Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai is pregnant revealed by her father-in-law and legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan. “I am going to become a grandfather. Aishwarya expecting. So happy and thrilled,” Mr Bachchan tweeted. Aishwarya Rai is married to actor Abhishek, Mr Amitabh Bachchan’s son. This will be the couple’s first baby. It’s not yet know when the … Read more
Novel H1N1 (referred to as “swine flu” early on) is a new influenza virus causing illness in people. This new virus was first detected in people in the United States in April 2009. Other countries, including Mexico and Canada, have reported people sick with this new virus. This virus is spreading from person-to-person, probably in much the same way that regular seasonal influenza viruses spread.
Alcohol consumption during pregnancy is a significant public health problem and may result in a wide range of adverse outcomes for the child. Many Fetal Alcohol Syndrome patients have problems coping with stress; they have learning disabilities, infections, and increased susceptibility to diseases.
The Government of Canada announced a $3.9 million investment in Canada’s largest study of environmental chemicals in pregnant women and their babies. To mark National Child Day and the one-year anniversary of the Chemicals Management Plan on December 8, the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Health, Canada announced this important step.