Foetus

  • 28yearold woman delivers 10 stillborn babies on the way to hospital December 17, 2013

    In an extremely rare case, a 28yearold woman in Madhya Pradesh delivered 10 babies but all stillborn, a doctor said on Monday. Anju Kushwaha from Koti village in Satna district was being taken to the Sanjay Gandhi Memorial hospital, 125 km away in neighbouring Rewa district, after she went into...
  • US: Girls stopped for shoplifting at Victoria's Secret had human foetus in bag October 18, 2013

    Security guards who stopped two 17yearold girls suspected of shoplifting at a Victoria's Secret on Thursday found a human foetus inside a bag one of them was carrying, New York City police said. Both teens were placed in police custody after the discovery on Thursday afternoon at the midtown Manhattan lingerie...
  • Foetus found in a restaurant toilet in US August 21, 2013

    Owners of a popular sportstheme restaurant in US were shocked to discover a foetus in the women's restroom when the toilet refused to flush properly. The gruesome finding was made in the ladies' restroom at the Starters Pub in Lower Saucon Township, Northampton County in Pennsylvania. On Monday, after scrubbing the...
  • Maharashtra doctors aborting girl child in other states May 29, 2013

    Mumbai: After the crackdown by the Maharashtra government on the doctors allegedly indulging in aborting female fetus in the state, the racket has now shifted to the neighbouring states. The racket of aborting female fetus is now operating in the states bordering Maharashtra as the doctors have set up their...
  • Urgent need to check skewed sex ratio: Azad January 17, 2013

    New Delhi: There was an urgent need to overcome the malebiased sex ratio in the country through a combination of strategies, including new laws and advocacy, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Wednesday. "There is an urgent need to overcome malebiased birth ratios through a combination of strategies, including attention...
  • 4D scans show foetuses yawn in the womb: Study November 22, 2012

    London: Unborn babies not only hiccup, swallow and stretch in the womb, they also yawn, a new study has found. The 4D scans of 15 healthy foetuses, by Durham and Lancaster Universities, also suggest that yawning is a developmental process which could potentially give doctors another index of a foetus'...
  • Delhi doctor to pay five lakhs for botched up abortion November 13, 2012

    New Delhi: The city's top consumer court has asked a doctor to pay Rs 5 lakh compensation to a woman whose abortion he botched up not once but twice in 1997, leading to severe medical complications and her uterus being removed. Kusum Pahwa, a resident of west Delhi, alleged that she...
  • S Korea: Capsules holding human flesh found May 8, 2012

    Seoul: South Korea has seized thousands of smuggled drug capsules filled with powdered flesh from dead babies, which some people believe can cure disease, officials said on Monday. The capsules were made in northeastern China from babies whose bodies were chopped into small pieces and dried on stoves before being turned...
  • Maharashtra: 9 female foetuses found in drain June 11, 2011

    Parli, Maharashtra: Amidst the concerns of deteriorating sex ratio, nine female foetuses have been found in a drain in Maharashtra's Beed district. Police have registered an FIR against unknown persons after the story was first reported on IBN Lokmat. The shocking discovery comes amid concerns that Beed district has the lowest...
  • Battling cancer during pregnancy February 4, 2011

    Mumbai: It was the happiest moment of her life. A positive pregnancy test and yet, just six months later, the devastating news a diagnosis of advanced breast cancer. John Kazi, Cancer Patient said, "I thought I will die the next day. You know that's the big C word ...
  • Mom's bone marrow cure for unborn babies January 19, 2011

    London: Scientists, including an Indian origin researcher, claim to have developed a "miracle" stem cell treatment which uses mothers' bone marrow to cure deadly blood diseases in babies who are still in the womb. Stem cell transplants into unborn babies have long been a Holy Grail for doctors. Now, Dr Amar...
  • Chilean woman found carrying brainless foetus December 27, 2010

    Santiago: A Chilean woman, who is 36 weeks pregnant, has been found to carry a foetus which has no brain. After learning about her baby's condition, Claudia Pizarro, who also suffers from cancer of the uterus, has appealed to a court to let her undergo a therapeutic abortion. Pizarro presented an appeal...
  • World's first made-to-order cancer-proof baby in GB January 12, 2009

    New Delhi: British medical experts have reported a medical breakthrough. The first cancer proof baby was born in the country. That means children are no longer at risk of inheriting their mother's cancerous genes, despite there being an 80 per cent chance usually. The first baby girl in Britain to have...
  • Disabled, born in a nation which doesn't care August 6, 2008

    New Delhi: The Mehtas’ fight to abort their 26-week-old foetus has finally ended with the couple now deciding not to appeal their case in the Supreme Court. The Bombay High Court turned down their plea saying that allowing the abortion of a foetus older than 20 weeks is illegal. ...
  • Mehta abortion case: Hospital admits to clerical error August 5, 2008

    New Delhi: There has been a new twist in the Mehta abortion case. The JJ Hospital in Mumbai, which first told the Mehtas that their baby had a congenital heart disease, has said that there might have been a "clerical error" in the report which caused the debate in the...
  • Abortion law can't be amended for one case: Ramadoss August 5, 2008

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday rejected the plea of the Mehtas, who wanted to abort their 26-week-old foetus after tests and reports showed that the baby has a congenital heart defect. The Mehtas' advocate, Amit Kharkhanis, told CNN-IBN that they are not ruling out the option of filing...
  • Bangalore hospital in dock for dumping foetuses August 6, 2007

    Bangalore: Seven aborted fetuses are lined up at the government Victoria hospital in Bangalore -- five male, two female. They were found in an open dump yard by locals who informed the police. Says Head of Forensic Medicine Dept, Victoria Hospital, Dr P K Devadas, one of the doctors who...
  • India 360: Are sex determination tests misused? July 4, 2007

    With newspaper headlines screaming from the top A couple with daughters seek a son, the controversy has come to light after a Mumbai-based couple petitioned the Bombay High Court to permit them to balance their family which already has two daughters. While the Court has reserved its order for the...
  • 5th female foetus found in Udaipur September 5, 2006

    Udaipur: In yet another alarming case of foeticide in the span of one month in the city, an aborted female embryo was found under a bridge in the city, prompting the Rajasthan government to remove its chief medical and health officer and carry out extensive searches at local nursing homes. After...