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Arrested Karnataka woman who did fatal abortion studied till Std 12: Cops

The 40-year-old woman arrested by Karnataka police on Wednesday for allegedly causing the death of a woman during an illegal abortion, had studied only till Std 12. She worked as an ‘aaya’ at a hospital before starting illegal abortions’ business at her house.  Kavita Badannavar aborted the four-month-old foetus of Sonali Kadam, a 32-year-old from Alate village in Kolhapur’s Hatkanangle. Sonali died during the procedure. The case has been transferred to Karnataka’s Bagalkot district as...

Pregnancy posed grave danger to mental health

A Bombay high court bench of Justices N R Borkar and Somasekhar Sundaresan has allowed a 19-year old to abort her 26-week foetus, citing reproductive autonomy. Earlier, a medical board had reviewed her plea for MTP beyond the permissible 24-week deadline. Although the foetus had no abnormalities, the medical board advised termination as the pregnancy posed a “grave danger” to the girl’s mental health. The teen had petitioned the HC on May 27 through advocate...

How to manage your pandemic baby’s temper tantrums

In a world still grappling with the aftereffects of covid-19, parents of children born in 2020 and 2021 — pandemic babies — face a new challenge: an unprecedented rise in temper tantrums. Born at a time when normal social activities were on pause, these infants struggle to communicate their feelings, leading to heightened emotional outbursts, say parents and early childhood experts.   “Juggling remote work and parenting, I often relied on digital devices to pacify...

‘Early marriage, more kids linked to hysterectomies’

Social factors, rather than medical reasons alone, seem to dictate decisions on hysterectomy surgeries for women in India, says a new research analysis. It found hysterectomy was two times more prevalent among women from the richest wealth quintile (17.3%) than among poorer women (7.7%). “Women belonging to other backward castes category, women belonging to the richest wealth quintile and those with a lower age of marriage were at a higher risk of undergoing hysterectomy,” said...

Stop Commercial Sale Of Human Milk, Warns Food Safety Body

The online sale of human milk has boomed with milk banks set up as non-profits collecting milk from lactating mothers and selling them at a profit. FSSAI has advised all activities related to human milk sales to be stopped. (representational) New Delhi: The country’s food regulator has warned against the unauthorized commercialization of human milk, stating that its rules do not permit the sale of such products. In an advisory dated May 24, the Food...

Longer, intense heatwaves lead to rise in premature births: Study

The increased frequency and intensity of heatwaves is resulting in preterm and early-term labor, a study has found. According to a new multi-institutional study published JAMA Network Open, premature births are increasing due to hot weather conditions to intense and prolonged heatwaves. The researchers analysed 5.3 crore births across the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the US over a 25-year period (1993-2017) in terms of daily counts of preterm and early-term births. NEW DELHI: The...

Mother of baby rescued after falling from fourth floor dies by suicide

The deceased, Ramya (33), wife of Venkatesh from Thiruvarur, was found hanging at her residence. The woman, who had been undergoing treatment for depression, was an employee of an IT company. On April 28, the infant had slipped from Ramya’s grasp while she was feeding it on the balcony of her apartment. The incident occurred at the VGN Stafford apartment in Thirumullavayal near Avadi. The child got stuck on a metal sheet above the parapet...

A Chinese dance move is leaving children permanently paralysed

These are some killer dance moves, quite literally. In a recent study by the Chinese Orthopaedic Association, it was revealed that the percentage of spinal cord injuries caused by the backbend exploded from just 4 per cent between 1992 and 2002 to a whopping 33.9 per cent between 2015 and 2019. The backbend, which is a crucial move in the Chinese folk dance, is the main cause of these injuries in children as young as five and...

Sonam Kapoor gained 32 kilos post-childbirth: ‘I was traumatised’

Sonam Kapoor gained 32 kilos post childbirth She was ‘traumatised’ by her weight gain but was focused on her baby Sonam and Anand Ahuja welcomed son Vayu in August 2022 Actor Sonam Kapoor shared that she gained 32 kilos after giving birth to her son, Vayu, in August 2022. She also discussed how everything in her life changed after welcoming Vayu into the world. Sonam Kapoor was blessed with son Vayu in August 2022. (Photo:...

No cellphone, jewellery use in ICU: Centre issues advisory for govt health workers

The recent advisory issued by the Centre regarding cellphone and jewellery use in the ICU is a necessary step towards ensuring infection control and patient safety. As responsible citizens, we must comply with these guidelines and support our healthcare workers who work tirelessly. Image Source: FREEPIKCentre issues advisory for government health workers. The recent advisory, issued by the Central Government, recommends that healthcare workers in ICUs refrain from using cell phones and all types of...

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