Study finds high prevalence of depression and anxiety in children and adolescents during COVID-19 pandemic

Children and adolescents (aged 0–19 years) account for almost 1.9 billion of the global population, most of whom live in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs). This phase of life brings significant…

After Delhi High Court, Bombay High Court Allows Pregnancy Termination Post 33Weeks; When Will Pregnant Women Choose For Themselves?

In a progressive decision last week, a division bench of the Bombay High Court in ABC v. State of Maharashtra & Anr. upheld the Right to Dignity of a 33-week-old…

Pregnant Amy Childs joins Imogen Thomas and Kym Marsh at the Monster High Freaky Friday party

At the end of October, the TV star revealed that she is expecting twins – a boy and a girl – with her boyfriend Billy Delbosq.    And on Friday, pregnant…

Common illness in pregnant mums linked to high risk of death in children

MUMS-to-be with this common illness are more likely to see their children die before they turn 19, a study claims. The condition, which triggers raised blood pressure in mothers, can…

Former Paramount High student alleges she was encouraged to get an abortion after a teacher got her pregnant, pretended to be dead

PARAMOUNT, Calif. (KABC) — A former student at a Paramount school alleges that a teacher got her pregnant at 16 and staff members then took elaborate steps – including faking…

Spectroscopy reveals a high abundance of microplastics in human placenta

Scientists have used a spectroscopy technique to identify and characterize microplastics in the human placenta. The study published in the journal Science of The Total Environment provides a detailed overview…

High blood pressure more likely among frozen embryo pregnancies: study

A Norwegian study published this month found that pregnant people who undergo frozen embryo transfers are more likely to develop hypertensive disorders during pregnancy. One such disorder, preeclampsia, occurs after 20…

People with high BP should avoid contraceptives – Don

A professor of gynaecology and obstetrics, Abiodun Omole-Ohonsi, has advised that people with high blood pressure should avoid the use of contraceptives in order to avoid adverse effects. Omole-Ohonsi gave…

Study finds better academic outcomes among high school students with disabilities in inclusive settings

Indiana high school students with disabilities who spent 80% of their educational time in general education classrooms scored higher on state reading and math assessments and were better prepared for…

Booster vaccination maintains high efficacy against malaria in African children

Researchers from the University of Oxford and their partners have today reported new findings from their Phase 2b trial following the administration of a booster dose of the candidate malaria…