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Tag: Babies

At Nearly 60000, India Records Highest Number Of Babies Born On New Year's Day: UNICEF

United Nations: More than 3,71,500 babies were born worldwide on New Year’s Day and India is estimated to have recorded the highest number of births at around 60,000, according to the UN’s children’s agency. UNICEF said that an estimated 371,504 babies were born around the world on New Year’s Day. Fiji in the Pacific was […]

At 20.1 million, India expected to have highest births since COVID-19 declared as pandemic: UNICEF

United Nations: India is projected to record the highest number of births in the 9 months since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic in March, with more than 20 million babies expected to be born in the country between March and December, according to a top UN body. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned that […]

At 67,385, India Records Highest Number Of Babies Born Globally On New Year's Day: UNICEF

United Nations: Nearly 400,000 babies were born around the world on New Year’s Day with India recording the highest number of these births worldwide at 67,385, the UN children’s agency said. An estimated 392,078 babies were born around the world on New Year’s Day, according to UNICEF. Of this, an estimated 67,385 babies were born […]

Babies In ICU Can Be Better Protected From Parental Bacteria

New York: Researchers have developed and tested a relatively simple strategy for reducing the chance of parents exposing their babies in the NICU to one of the most commonly diagnosed and potentially deadly microbial scourges in a hospital: Staphylococcus aureus. “Traditional procedures for preventing hospital-acquired Staph infections in the NICU have primarily focused on keeping […]

17% Of Babies To Be Born Globally On Jan 1 Will Be Indian

New Delhi: An estimated 67,385 babies will be born in India, in 2020 on New Year’s Day, UNICEF said on Wednesday. Indian babies will account for 17 per cent of the estimated 3,92,078 babies to be born globally on New Year’s Day. Fiji in the Pacific will most likely deliver 2020’s, first baby. The US, […]

Breast milk, saliva can boost oral health in babies

Sydney: Besides being a source of nutrition, breast milk also plays an important role in shaping a healthy oral microbiome in babies, suggests a study. The study, led by Queensland University of Technology (QUT), showed that the growth of some microbes was inhibited for up to 24 hours following breast milk and saliva mixing. This […]

Breastfeeding can lower risk of maternal high BP: Study

New York: Breast milk not only provides nutrition to babies, but also protects mothers from developing high blood pressure (BP) for longer-term, suggests a study. Hypertension is relatively common in pregnancy and lactation may be a means through pregnancy-related vascular risk factors including chronic hypertension, gestational hypertension, and preeclampsia could be mitigated. The findings by […]

12 dead babies found in boxes, plastic bags in Kenya

Nairobi: Twelve dead babies have been found stuffed in boxes and plastic bags in a Kenyan hospital, prompting an investigation on the orders of Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko. Sonko said he went to the Pumwani Maternity Hospital on Monday after he received reports of negligence. “During the impromptu visit, I uncovered 12 bodies of infants […]

Newborn twins found abandoned at Bolangir Railway station

  Bolangir: Two newborn twin baby girls were found abandoned inside a toilet at Bolangir railway station in the wee hours on Sunday. Both the babies, believed to be two-months-old, were found inside a bag, sources said. The matter came to light after a passenger spotted them inside the toilet and informed railway officials who […]

Man's bid to sell 2 of newborn triplet girls foiled

  Cuttack: Childline officials today foiled an alleged child sale attempt by a man after his wife delivered triplet girls at SCB Medical College & Hospital in Cuttack. Sashikant Lenka, a Bhadrak resident, who allegedly tried to sell two of his newborn babies, was stopped after Childline officials reached the medical and thwarted the alleged […]

Babies infer motivations of others much earlier than thought: Study

New York: A 10-month-old infant can tell how badly you want something by observing how hard you work to achieve it, says new research which suggests that we learn to infer motivations of others much earlier than previously thought. The ability to assess how much someone values a particular goal requires integrating information about both […]

Babies' early 'term' birth linked to poor respiratory fitness

Sydney: Babies born early in a full-term pregnancy range may be more likely to have poor cardiorespiratory fitness through adolescence and young adulthood, according to a new research study. Cardiorespiratory fitness reflects the ability of the body to supply oxygen to muscles during physical activity and also affects metabolic and cardiovascular health throughout a person’s lifetime. […]

Older siblings may up risk of flu among babies

London: Children under six months old with an older sister or brother are more than twice as likely to be admitted to hospital with flu than children who do not have older siblings, says a new research. Flu can be serious in very young children because it can cause lung infections and breathing difficulties. It […]

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One million babies born in US using IVF: Report

Washington: At least one million babies have been born in the US using in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) and other assisted reproductive technologies, a report has said. The latest report was released this week by the US Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), which started to collect data on assisted reproductive technologies (ART) in 1985, Xinhua news […]

Infants find their voice in company of other babies

All new mothers, please take note! Ensure that you put your six-month-old baby in the company of other babies and not adults. This is to prepare them to "find their own voice" sooner

Air pollution puts kids at allergy risk

Toronto: Exposure to outdoor air pollution during the first year of life increases the risk of developing allergies to food, mould, pets and pests, says a study. The sensitivity to allergens is associated with exposure to traffic-related air pollution during infancy, the findings showed. “This is the first study to find a link between air […]