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Here’s everything you need to know about women and diabetes

Problem of diabetes on women is unique as the disease can affect both the mother and her unborn child.

03 Dec 2018 3:08 PM

Pregnancy losses increase risk of heart disease, says study

Study stated that women who experience pregnancy loss and do not go on to have children are at greater risk of cardiovascular disease.

01 Dec 2018 1:04 PM

Pregnancy losses increase risk of heart disease, says study

Study stated that women who experience pregnancy loss and do not go on to have children are at greater risk of cardiovascular disease.

30 Nov 2018 2:26 PM

Woman's baby bump turns out to be 25 kg stone cyst

Keely needed a five-hour long operation to remove the growth, and shed a third of her body weight in the process.

29 Nov 2018 8:48 PM

Here’s how smoking during pregnancy affects babies

The research examined potential reasons for this phenomenon, using a tissue, which is normally discarded following birth.

24 Nov 2018 8:46 AM


Caffeine in tea, coffee may be risky to foetus, says study

Every additional 100 milligrams of caffeine taken daily during first trimester of pregnancy was associated with 72-gram lower birth weight.

23 Nov 2018 9:00 PM

Caffeine in tea, coffee may be equally risky to foetus

Researchers say the public doesn’t seem to recognise tea’s caffeine content

23 Nov 2018 9:49 AM

Pregnant women who take paracetamol could lower child's IQ, raise risk of autism

Findings conclude that balance of hormones in the uterus are altered by taking paracetamol, also known as acetaminophen (APAP).

19 Nov 2018 7:09 PM

Tobacco availability increases smoking rates in pregnant women

Smoking during pregnancy is a critically important public health

14 Nov 2018 3:06 PM

Prenatal exposure to insecticides can affect mental health of children

In the wake of the findings, researchers have called for immediate government intervention to phase out all organophosphates.

12 Nov 2018 1:20 PM


Mothers should wait at least a year between pregnancies

Conceiving again too soon increases the risk of premature labour, stillbirth and even maternal death, scientists discover.

30 Oct 2018 7:34 PM

Gay couple make history: Carry same baby inside their bodies in new treatment

The treatment saw eggs being taken from Bliss, 36, and fertilised with donor sperm in the lab.

30 Oct 2018 3:57 PM

Same-sex couple carry the same child thanks to reciprocal IVF

The couple who got married in 2015 had met six years back and both of them wanted to have children.

29 Oct 2018 7:07 PM

Painkillers during pregnancy linked to early puberty in girls

Researchers examined the correlation between intake of the analgesic paracetamol during pregnancy and a child's pubertal development.

25 Oct 2018 5:33 PM

Smoking during pregnancy may cause early puberty in kids

Study found children of mothers who smoked more than 10 cigarettes a day during pregnancy, entered puberty three to six months earlier.

25 Oct 2018 10:11 AM


Week 34 of pregnancy reduces breast cancer risk, says study

Previous research highlighted how women under age of 30 can reduce their risk of contracting breast cancer later in life by having a baby.

24 Oct 2018 9:47 AM

Father's nicotine exposure linked to child's poor cognition: Study

Nicotine exposure for women is recognised as a significant risk factor for behavioural disorders such as ADHD.

21 Oct 2018 5:21 PM

Elite athletes not at higher risk of birth complications

For the current study, researchers examined data on three groups of women going through their first pregnancies.

21 Oct 2018 1:26 PM

Inducing labour at 39 weeks can benefit mother, baby

It could reduce the risk of need for respiratory support in newborns.

18 Oct 2018 10:12 AM

Pain following childbirth predicts postpartum depression, study finds

The symptoms of postpartum depression may appear at any time in the first year of a newborn's life, and may last weeks or even months.

17 Oct 2018 10:29 AM