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Study: Morning sickness during pregnancy protects baby in the womb, lowers risk of miscarriage

The cause of the morning sickness is not known, but the recent study revealed that it protects the foetus against toxins and various disease-causing organisms in foods and beverages

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New York, Sep 27 : During pregnancy, nausea, and vomiting or the “morning sickness” which occurs is associated with a lower risk of miscarriage, a study has found.

Morning sickness is something which typically begins in the morning and resolves as the day progresses. For most of the women, nausea and vomiting subside by the fourth month of pregnancy. Some may have these symptoms for the entire period of pregnancy till delivery.

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The cause of the morning sickness is not known, but the recent study revealed that it protects the foetus against toxins and various disease-causing organisms in foods and beverages.

“Our study evaluates symptoms from the earliest weeks of pregnancy, immediately after conception, and confirms that there is a protective association between nausea and vomiting and a lower risk of pregnancy loss,” said Stefanie N. Hinkle, lead author and scientist at NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) — a public health research organization in Maryland, US.

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The team analyzed a total of 797 women who had tested positive for pregnancy, with 188 ending in miscarriage.

By the eighth week of pregnancy, 57.3 percent of the women reported of experiencing nausea and 26.6 percent reported nausea along with vomiting.

After analyzing, the researchers found that the women experiencing ‘morning sickness’ were 50 to 75 percent less likely to have pregnancy loss as compared to those who had not experienced it.

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The study, appearing in JAMA Internal Medicine, was conducted by researchers at and other institutions.

– prepared by NewsGram team with inputs from IANS. Twitter: @PinazKazi

  • Anubhuti Gupta

    This just goes to show in a weird way that there’s reason for all suffering after all!

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Aadhaar Helpline Mystery: French Security Expert Tweets of doing a Full Disclosure Tomorrow about Code of the Google SetUP Wizard App

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Google’s admission that it had in 2014 inadvertently coded the 112 distress number and the UIDAI helpline number into its setup wizard for Android devices triggered another controversy on Saturday as India’s telecom regulator had only recommended the use of 112 as an emergency number in April 2015.

After a large section of smartphone users in India saw a toll-free helpline number of UIDAI saved in their phone-books by default, Google issued a statement, saying its “internal review revealed that in 2014, the then UIDAI helpline number and the 112 distress helpline number were inadvertently coded into the SetUp wizard of the Android release given to OEMs for use in India and has remained there since”.

Aadhaar Helpline Number Mystery: French security expert tweets of doing a full disclosure tomorrow about Code of the Google SetUP Wizard App, Image: Wikimedia Commons.

However, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommended only in April 2015 that the number 112 be adopted as the single emergency number for the country.

According to Google, “since the numbers get listed on a user’s contact list, these get  transferred accordingly to the contacts on any new device”.

Google was yet to comment on the new development.

Meanwhile, French security expert that goes by the name of Elliot Alderson and has been at the core of the entire Aadhaar controversy, tweeted on Saturday: “I just found something interesting. I will probably do full disclosure tomorrow”.

“I’m digging into the code of the @Google SetupWizard app and I found that”.

“As far as I can see this object is not used in the current code, so there is no implications. This is just a poor coding practice in term of security,” he further tweeted.

On Friday, both the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) as well as the telecom operators washed their hand of the issue.

While the telecom industry denied any role in the strange incident, the UIDAI said that he strange incident, the UIDAI said that some vested interests were trying to create “unwarranted confusion” in the public and clarified that it had not asked any manufacturer or telecom service provider to provide any such facility.

Twitter was abuzz with the new development after a huge uproar due to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman R.S. Sharma’s open Aadhaar challenge to critics and hackers.

Ethical hackers exposed at least 14 personal details of the TRAI Chairman, including mobile numbers, home address, date of birth, PAN number and voter ID among others. (IANS)

Also Read: Why India Is Still Nowhere Near Securing Its Citizens’ Data?