Researchers Find Way to Predict Child’s Vocabulary And Their Ability to Group Objects

One-year-old infant's ability to group objects according to the names associated with them - as opposed to their appearance alone - offers a glimpse into how their vocabulary will develop by the time they are 18 months, shows a new study. The study underscores importance of talking to your baby well before they can talk back. "Imagine you are taking your baby for a visit to the primate house at the zoo," said lead author Brock Ferguson from Northwestern ...
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51-Year-Old Woman With Multiple Sclerosis Acts As Surrogate, Gives Birth To Her Granddaughter

A 51-year-old woman with Multiple Sclerosis in North Dakota volunteered to act as a surrogate for her daughter, gave birth to her own granddaughter. Sherri Dickson, 51, came forward to carry the child for her daughter Mandy Stephens and son-in-law Jamie, after her daughter went into premature labor and lost the baby. She made the decision despite her age and a diagnosis of MS. But Dickson's MS is in remission, and researchers believe becoming pregnant may ...
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Indian Government Can Help Private Sectors Set Up Healthcare Facilities

On august 31, Minister of State for the Prime Minister Office, Dr. Jitendra Singh, suggested that the government could provide public facilities and other support to the private sector for setting up clinics, medical schools, medical colleges and diagnostic facilities in order to supplement the efforts of the government in providing healthcare services. Addressing 'FICCI HEAL 2015', the annual flagship healthcare conference of FICCI on the theme, 'India's Healthcare: ...
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By 2020 Indian Healthcare Sector To Be (Dollar) 280 Billion In Size With the Right Policy Framework

Growing at a compound annual growth rate of 16%, by 2020, India's healthcare sector is expected to be (Dollar) 280 billion in size. But it is in "dire need" of right policy framework and infrastructure push, says a report. With the healthcare industry seeing a robust growth trajectory, workforce in the sector is expected to be at 7.4 million in 2022, said the report -- 'Healthcare: The Neglected GDP Driver'. The sector, which was at (Dollar) 73.92 billion in 2011, is expected ...
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Dengue Cases on Rise in Delhi, Over 300 Cases Reported in a Week

Delhi reported 301 dengue cases in the past one week, said the civic bodies. Corporation officials said that over 830 cases of dengue have been recorded in the month of August, which is highest for the period in the past five years. In all, 937 cases were reported till August 2010. Among those affected are a Palestinian diplomat and his two sons. Sources said Abd Elrazeg Abu Jazer, first secretary in Palestine embassy, was admitted to a private hospital in Chanakyapuri ...
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Indian NGO Starts Campaign to Promote Use of Folic Acid to Prevent Birth Defects

An awareness campaign has been launched to prevent birth defects by promoting the use of 'Folic Acid' among expectant mothers. According to experts, the numbers of birth defect cases are rising in India. The incidences of severe birth defects are more than 25,000 to 40,000 per year. "Birth defects are responsible for a greater proportion of infant and childhood mortality in India. Also, the number of infants born with genetic disorders and birth defects in India ...
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