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Odisha: Abandoned Infant Girl Found Near Rail Track In Koraput

Jeypore: A two-month-old girl abandoned beside a rail track near Kakariguma in the district was rescued by the Childline officials on Wednesday. The infant, whose identity is yet to be established, was found in a critical condition as stray dogs mauled her. A local youth, whose sister is a member of the district Childline, first […]

Air pollution may cut heart rate response to stress in infants

New York: Exposure to air pollution during pregnancy is associated with reduced cardiac response to stress in their six-month-old infants, warns a new study. Decreased heart rate variability, as observed in this study, is a known risk factor for mental and physical health problems in later life. Variability in how the heart rate responds to […]

Maternal, Infant Health Improves In India

New Delhi: Community-based health programmes in parts of India, Ethiopia and Nigeria have been successful in improving health care for mothers and newborns, but inequities still exist, says a new study. The study was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). According to the researchers, underlying inequities in these rural settings mean that more […]

Deepika Padukone and her 'Child'

Mumbai: On Ranveer Singh’s 34th birthday on Saturday, his wife Deepika Padukone posted a throwback image of the actor in which he is seen sucking on a shaved ice.   View this post on Instagram   Sensitive & emotional,caring & compassionate,generous & gentle,funny & intelligent,delightful & faithful…all this and so much more… To my husband,my […]

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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 […]

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Stray dogs feed on severed head of infant at Sishu Bhawan

Cuttack: In a shocking incident, some stray dogs were found feeding on the severed head of a newborn on the premises of Sishu Bhawan on Monday. As per reports, 3 to 4 dogs were caught in the act around 9 pm yesterday. But it is unclear how they got the body part of the deceased […]

Man arrested for killing 13-day-old daughter

Angul: Police have arrested a man today for allegedly killing his 13-day-old daughter by throwing her in a well in Chhanchunia village of Angul district. The matter came to light on July 6 when the infant had suddenly gone missing. Initially, a fake story of the baby being taken away by dogs was spread across […]

Tension erupts after infant death; police resort to lathicharge

Nayagarh: Tension erupted at Nayagarh district headquarters hospital today following the death of an infant, who died after swallowing a bottle cap. According to sources, an 8-month-old baby of Golgola village under Nuagaon block had swallowed a bottle cap while playing this Sunday following which he was admitted to the headquarters hospital. But he died […]

Newborn snatched by monkey found dead

Bhubaneswar: A pall of gloom descended upon Talabasta village in Banki after body of the newborn boy, who was earlier snatched by a monkey from his parents, was recovered from a well on Sunday. According to reports, a few locals had spotted the body of the 16-day-old newborn floating in the well when they had […]

Newborn rescued from garbage dump in Cuttack

Cuttack: A newborn girl, dumped in a garbage heap at Nua Sahi under Bidanasi police limits in Cuttack, was rescued by locals on Saturday. According to police, a local resident named Bachani Behera spotted the newborn near the garbage dump and rescued her. Later, police and Childline officials were alerted, who rushed to the spot […]

Mentally challenged father poisons infant in Bhanjanagar

Bhanjanagar: A man allegedly fed poison to his two-month old daughter at Dihapadhala here in Ganjam district. The accused is reportedly a mentally challenged person. The infant has been admitted to Bhanjanagar sub-divisional hospital. Her condition is stated to be critical. The incident took place in absence of other family members in the house. “My […]

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Family quarrel claims life of infant in Nayagarh

Bhubaneswar: A four-months-old girl child became victim of a family quarrel at Godipalli under Odagaon police station in Nayagarh district yesterday. According to sources, the father of the girl, Shatrughan, had a fight with her wife, Mamali, after a quarrel. Vexed on it, the father of Shatrughan attacked Mamali with a wooden stick when it […]

27-day-old branded with hot iron, hospitalised

Nabarangpur: In yet another instance of inhuman practice based on superstition, a 27-day-old baby girl of Kangra village under Tentulikhunti block was branded with hot iron to cure her stomach ailments. The victim has been identified as the daughter of Santoshi Bag and Arun Bag. According to sources, the matter came to the fore after […]

8-month-old branded with hot iron; hospitalised

Rourkela: In an inhuman act, an eight-month old boy was branded with hot iron by way of treatment for an ailment at Renjeda village under K. Balang police limits here. According to reports, the baby boy, identified as Pritam Singh, son of Bisikesan Singh, was suffering from pneumonia. The baby was branded with hot iron […]

Nabarangpur: Infant branded with hot iron dies in hospital

Nabarangpur: In a tragic incident, the one-month old girl child who was branded with hot iron bangles at Kenduhuda village under Papadahandi block of the district on Tuesday, died at the district headquarters hospital on Thursday afternoon while undergoing treatment. The baby, who was suffering from some ailment, was branded by hot iron bangles by […]

8-month old infant branded with hot iron

Nabarangpur: In another instance of inhuman activity based on superstation, an eight months old infant was allegedly branded with hot iron by his father in the name of treatment at Mahuvata village under Raighara police limits. According to reports, the baby boy, son of Rama Ganda, was suffering from Asthma. Ganda on February 19 branded […]