newborns

900,000 Chinese born with birth defects every year


September 12th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 12 (IANS) Around 900,000 babies are born with birth defects in China every year, the health ministry said Wednesday.This constitutes about 5.6 percent of the total number of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Over 1,700 killed in Karachi in 2012: Report


September 10th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) A total of 1,725 people, including 78 children, were killed in Pakistan's port city of Karachi in the first eight months of this year, says a ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Breast milk promotes gut bugs that give baby immunity


August 28th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) A unique property in breast milk promotes gut bugs that give infants greater immunity from infections than any infant formula, according to a US study."This study ... Read more...

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Britain braces for deadly sheep virus


August 9th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) A virus that causes lambs and calves to be born dead or with serious deformities could spread across Britain by the end of year, experts warned ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Key cell signals inhibit babies’ ability to fight infection


August 8th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Infants are prone to sickness due to under-developed immune systems, but it may be possible to activate crucial cells to help them fight off diseases from ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Infants of obese mothers slow developers


August 7th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) Pregnant women who are overweight or obese affect how their children grow up and develop, at least initially.A team led by a University of Iowa ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Mindfulness helps women deliver healthier babies


August 3rd, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) First-time pregnant women who heed their own emotional and physical changes, tend to give birth to healthier babies than others who don't, according to a latest ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Premature babies survive better in neonatal ICUs


July 24th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) Premature babies have greater chances of surviving in high-level neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) than in general hospitals, and this benefit is considerably larger than previously ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Thai sextuplets named after car brands


July 7th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, July 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Thai woman who delivered six children this May has named them after her favourite car brands -- Audi, Fortune (Toyota Fortuner), Porsche, Mini, Volkswagen ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Iodine deficiency leaves third of world population at risk’


July 5th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 5 (IANS) Iodine deficiency leaves one third of the world's population exposed to adverse health conditions that can cause everything from mild learning difficulties to severe retardation, cretinism ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Medical intern criticised for teasing babies


June 4th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 4 (IANS) A Chinese medical intern posted photos of her teasing new-born babies and holding them upright while their heads drooped, prompting action from authorities.Xiao Shiyu, a student ... Read more...

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Environment not genes govern testosterone levels


May 10th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 10 (IANS) Comparing testosterone levels of five-month-old pairs of twins, both identical and non-identical, researchers have found the hormone's levels are governed by environmental factors, not genes."Testosterone is ... Read more...

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Rare illness turns two Britons into kids


May 2nd, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 2 (IANS) Two Britons seem to be ageing in reverse after contracting a bizarre condition which is rapidly making them behave like kids.The two brothers -- Matthew, 39, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Alert employees save 64 newborns in Assam hospital


April 21st, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 21 (IANS) Timely intervention by intensive care unit employees saved 64 young lives from choking to death at a hospital here Saturday.A major tragedy was averted at the ... Read more...

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70,000 newborns in Nigeria are HIV positive


April 13th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, April 13 (IANS) About 70,000 newborns in Nigeria are HIV positive, a top government official of the west African nation has revealed.Director-General of the National Agency for the Control ... Read more...

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Spanish government to set up stolen babies database


April 13th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 13 (IANS/EFE) Following a wave of allegations of illegal adoptions, Spain's government pledged Thursday to set up a database of infants who may have been stolen during the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Most London babies have foreigner as parent


February 22nd, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 22 (IANS) Two of every three newborns in London have at least one foreign-born parent, statistics reveal.In some areas, more than four in five newborns has a mum ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Child rights panel questions Bengal on infant deaths


February 7th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Taking cognizance of deaths of new-born babies in various hospitals of West Bengal, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) Tuesday said it ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

19 infants die in two Bengal hospitals


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 3 (IANS) Highlighting the poor state of health services in West Bengal, 19 infants have died in two district government hospitals in the past two days, a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

High testosterone retards language skills in boys


January 30th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 30 (IANS) Boys exposed to high levels of testosterone in the foetal stage are twice as likely to experience retarded language development. "An estimated 12 percent of toddlers ... Read more...

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Chinese welfare home embraces abandoned kids


January 30th, 2012 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 30 (IANS) A shelter home in north China's Hebei province has emerged as a big ray of hope for life for many newborns who are abandoned by their ... Read more...

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Molecular pathology boon for prenatal diagnosis: Expert


January 28th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Around half a million newborns in India suffer from congenital genetic disorders every year - the highest in the world - but advances like molecular ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

42 percent children under five underweight: Report


January 10th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Over 40 percent of children under five in 100 focus districts in India are underweight -- double the average for sub-Saharan Africa -- and ... Read more...

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Tripura woman gives birth to triplets


January 10th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 10 (IANS) A 24-year-old woman has given birth to triplets at a government hospital in Tripura, a health official said Tuesday."Pratima Nama delivered two daughters and a son ... Read more...

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Drug reverses damage caused by seizures: US study


January 2nd, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 2 (IANS) Researchers at Boston's Children's Hospital have detailed how early-life seizures disrupt normal brain development. They have also showed in a rat model that it might be ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New moms, dads unable to live upto ‘perfect’ parent tag


December 1st, 2011 - 9:29 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) Parents of newborns might not quite be able to live upto the tag of 'perfect' moms and dads, thrust on them by the society, says a ... Read more...

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Child rights panel slams facilities in Bengal hospital


November 26th, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 26 (IANS) Slamming lack of infrastructure at West Bengal's Malda district hospital where a series of crib deaths occurred in October and November this year, India's apex ... Read more...

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18-year-old gives birth to triplets


November 20th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 20 (IANS) An 18-year-old has given birth to triplets in a government hospital in Tripura, a health official said Sunday."Basana Debbarma, 18, delivered three sons at the Teliamura ... Read more...

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Two Argentine men find out they were switched at birth


November 16th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Nov 16 (IANS/EFE) Two men living a few blocks from each other in the Argentine town of Azul learned at the age of 34 that a nurse inadvertently ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Russia places boxes for mothers to drop off unwanted babies


November 8th, 2011 - 3:19 am ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- Russian hospitals have begun to introduce so-called baby boxes where new mothers will be able to place their unwanted newborns, officials said on Monday.According to the RIA ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

South Africa gifts one ton oranges to ’seven-billionth’ baby


November 4th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kaliningrad (Russia), Nov 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) South Africa's Citrus Growers' Association has granted a gift certificate of a ton oranges to the mother of newborn Pyotr Nikolayev from Kaliningrad, who ... Read more...

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Hungry babies can smell mom’s milk


October 6th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 6 (IANS) Just as adults find the smell of freshly cooked food irresistible, hungry babies too can sniff their mothers' milk.Tiny glands on the breast produce a fluid ... Read more...

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25 percent of British babies born to foreign mothers


August 26th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 26 (IANS) One out of four babies born in Britain in 2010 were born to migrant women, including those from India and Pakistan, official statistics show.Figures released by ... Read more...

Posted in World |

A quiet revolution saving rural children’s lives (Aug 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week)


July 31st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Jhabua (Madhya Pradesh), July 31 (IANS) Eleven months ago, Rudra was born as a severely underweight infant in a remote village called Semrod in Jhabua, a predominantly tribal and one ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Mothers breastfeed wrong newborns after hospital mix-up


July 19th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, July 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A mix-up at a private hospital in Australia led to two mothers breastfeeding the wrong babies for eight hours. Officials at the hospital have indicated that they ... Read more...

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