Tuesday, 29 November, 2022

Topic: Childbirth

Can we only form memories after the age of 2? Here’s what ‘infantile amnesia’ means

'Autobiographical' memories form a critical part of your development as a child, but it doesn't end there. There are more kinds.

7 home childbirths, grandma at 36 — In Bihar’s Musahar villages, few can access healthcare

Shanti Manjhi was 36 years old when she became a grandmother for the first time in January this year. That night, she notched up...

Temple posters, orders to priests: How Telangana district is fighting ‘auspicious’ caesareans

In April, Karimnagar collector issued instructions to doctors & priests against needless surgery. Hope is if 'auspicious date' perk is removed, parents will opt for natural birth.

Financial burden of child births is rising in India – even in free public health facilities

ISEC Bangalore researchers studied NFHS data to find that out-of-pocket expenditure for a normal delivery at a public facility is higher for rural households (Rs 5,368) than urban (Rs 4,330).

No big impact of childbirth on women’s job prospects, says UN study on rural Indian women

Published by United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research, the study was conducted on about 6,000 people in Rajasthan and Karnataka, most of them rural workers.

Indians didn’t make babies during lockdown, but abortion numbers higher, doctors say

Last year, UN projected India would lead nations that will see post-pandemic baby boom. This was largely attributed to breakdown of contraceptive services during lockdown.

BJP-ruled constituencies fare worst on all maternal health indicators, study shows

Northern states like UP and Bihar have the highest concentration of women suffering from anemia, a known cause of maternal deaths.

These Delhi women don’t shy away from breastfeeding in malls, metro or even Uber cabs

As health experts continue to emphasise the importance of breast milk for children, mothers around the country are fighting stares to nurse their little ones.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.