Tag: Baby

Baby, Adult Brains 'Sync Up' During Play

New York: Researchers have found that infants and adults are likely to be on the same wavelength, experiencing similar brain activity in the same brain regions during play. The research team from Princeton University has conducted the study on how baby and adult brains interact during natural play, and they found measurable similarities in their neural […]

OTV Impact: Admin Extends Support to Infant With Hydrocephalus condition

Angul: Within hours after a report was telecast on OTV, the Angul district administration extended support to the family of the two-month-old baby who is suffering from hydrocephalus (a brain related disease) condition. While the local administrative officials handed over a cheque worth Rs 10,000 to the family, the district collector has ordered the Chief […]

Woman Who Delivered Baby On Capital Hospital Premises Narrates Her Ordeal

Bhubaneswar: A day after the child delivery incident on footpath on the premises of Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar came to the fore, the woman who delivered the baby today narrated her shocking ordeal and levelled serious allegations of apathetic attitude by hospital authorities. In an exclusive interview to OTV, the woman Pana Murmu said that […]

Health tips: Natural ingredients can protect baby's skin in summer

Being a parent, you might always be anxious and concerned about your little one, and being a new parent comes with a different set of worries, especially during seasonal changes. You are often worried about the skin changes that your baby might face, and more so during summer. The increase in temperature can lead to […]

Long travel during pregnancy may harm baby

New York: Women who travel long distances to their workplaces during pregnancy are likely to birth underweight babies. According to a study, for pregnant women who commute over 80 km to work, each 16 km increased the probability of having a low-birth-weight baby 14 per cent. Further, increasing travel by 16 km over the 80 […]

After Kandhamal residential school shame, another minor delivers baby in Jajpur

Jajpur: Close on the heels of a class-VIII schoolgirl delivering a baby inside a residential school in Kandhamal, another minor girl has delivered a baby girl at Baghuapala village under Kalinganagar police limits in Jajpur district on Thursday triggering outcry in the area. Soon after the girl was delivered, both the baby and mother were […]

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Vitamin C may offset effects of maternal smoking on baby, says study

New York: Although smoking during pregnancy is reported to have an adverse effect on foetus health, a new study shows that regular intake of Vitamin C by smoker mom-to-be may help reduce harm done to infant’s lungs after birth. The study showed that at three months of age, infants whose mothers took 500 mg of […]

6 ways to manage dry, itchy skin in babies

New Delhi: Babies have delicate skin, which is sensitive to humidity and changes in the weather. Cold weather affects the skin even further by causing rashes, redness and itching. Most rashes are harmless and go away on their own. However, in some situations, the skin condition can become chronic and difficult to manage. Atopic dermatitis, […]

Breast milk may boost brain development of premature babies

London: Premature babies fed with breast milk are more likely to have better brain development than those fed on formula milk, a new study has found. According to studies, pre-term birth is associated with changes in the part of the brain’s structure that helps brain cells to communicate with one another, known as white matter. […]

Baby elephant abandoned by herd rescued by villagers

Athagarh: A seven-month-old baby elephant abandoned by its herd was rescued from a canal by villagers of Nuagaon near Khuntuni today. A few villagers, who spotted the animal this morning, rescued it and carried the calf to the village on their shoulders. On being informed, forest officials rushed to the village and sent the baby […]

‘Mentally Unstable’ Woman sets herself afire along with 9-month-old daughter

Baripada:  A woman allegedly set herself and her 9-month old daughter on fire in Jayabila village under Sadar police limits of Baripada. Though they were rushed to the Hospital, they succumbed to the burn injuries there. The woman identified as Thakur Mani Singh, a resident of Telibila village under Baripada sadar police limits, was at […]

Poverty-stricken mother hands over newborn boy to another man

  Dhenkanal: A woman in Odisha’s Dhenkanal district handed over her newborn son to another man expressing her inability to upbring the child up due to abject poverty. The incident was reported from Kankadahad Rupabedha village. The woman, Damayanti, wife of Bhushan Patra, had delivered a baby boy on May 9. However, citing poverty Damayanti […]

Stressed newborns feel more pain, but don't cry

London: When newborn babies are under stress, their brains show a heightened response to pain, but the baby is unlikely to show it by crying, a new study has found. The findings showed that stress leads to an apparent disconnect between the baby’s brain activity and his/her behaviour. Stressed babies might appear not to respond […]

Premature baby dies for want of ventilator in Nashik hospital

Nashik: A premature baby has died due to lack of ventilator facility in the Nashik Civil Hospital. A 23-year-old woman from Dhanshet village in the tribal-dominated Peint taluka of the district on Monday night delivered the boy after 32 weeks of pregnancy at a rural hospital in Harsul, Nashik’s civil surgeon Suresh Jagdale said today. […]

Two-month-old branded with hot iron, hospitalized

Malkangiri: A two-month-old baby boy of Chitrangapalli village in Malkangiri district was rushed to the district headquarters hospital today after being branded with hot iron by a village quack. According to reports, the parents, suspecting stomach pain of their child, consulted a village quack today. The quack applied iron branding on the tummy of the […]