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2.8mn women, newborns die every year: UN
Global child and maternal deaths have fallen sharply in recent decades, but new UN statistics released Thursday show unequal progress, with more than five childbirths a minute ending in tragedy.
New wireless monitors will let parents cuddle fragile newborns
A new wireless system for monitoring the vital signs of the most fragile newborns — those born prematurely or with debilitating diseases — could make it easier for parents to have skin to skin contact with their babies, a preliminary study suggested.
Ebola clinical trials begin as UN warns of newborns infected in DRC
Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have approved clinical trials for four experimental Ebola treatments, even as the deadly disease's outbreak among newborn babies raises new fears.
Cooling therapy for vulnerable newborns achieves 88 percent survival rate
Almost 90 percent of newborns who received a pioneering therapy aimed at preventing brain damage due to oxygen starvation during birth survived.
China records 17.6m newborns in 2017
A total of 17.58 million babies were born in Chinese hospitals in 2017, according to figures released by the China’s National Health Commission.
Newborns rated 'less cute' than older babies
Parents who aren't feeling that magical bond with their newborn babies need not panic.
Working to reduce brain injury in newborns
Research-clinicians at Children's National Health System led the first study to identify a promising treatment to reduce or prevent brain injury in newborns who have suffered hypoxia-ischemia, a serious complication in which restricted blood flow deprives the brain of oxygen.
Newborns' hospital care quality may be tied to race
The quality of care provided to critically ill newborns is linked with multiple factors, including — in some hospitals — the infants’ race, according to a study from California.
Number of newborns estimated at 360,000 for 2017
The number of newborn babies in South Korea is expected to be around 360,000 for all of 2017, data showed, marking the first time for the figure to fall below 400,000.
New sepsis risk model reduces antibiotic use in newborns
Researchers at Kaiser Permanente have reduced the use of antibiotics in newborns by nearly 50 percent with the development of neonatal sepsis risk calculator.
Co-sleeping with newborns still debatable
Should you co-sleep with your baby? It’s one of the great parenting debates.
High-risk newborns susceptible to disability
Babies born with low birth weight and other complications at birth, termed as high-risk newborns are more prone to developmental delays and other disabilities than healthy newborns, say Indian researchers.
Baby formula poses higher arsenic risk to newborns
In the first US study of urinary arsenic in babies, Dartmouth College researchers found that formula-fed infants had higher arsenic levels than breast-fed infants, and that breast milk itself contained very low arsenic concentrations.
Unlocking kidney riddle in newborns
Researchers are closer to understanding why babies born with smaller kidneys have a high risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
Poor sanitation blamed for death of  mothers, newborns
Lack of safe water, sanitation and hygiene in birth settings kills mothers and newborns in the developing world, a new study showed.

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