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Tag: Newborns

Odisha To Start Aadhaar Enrolment Of Newborns In Hospitals

The Odisha government, in its bid to ensure 100 per cent Aadhaar coverage, has decided to enrol newborns, right after they are born in hospitals.

Maharashtra: Ten Newborns Die In Fire At Hospital In Bhandara
Maharashtra: Ten Newborns Die In Fire At Hospital In Bhandara

Bhandara: As many as ten newborn babies died after a fire broke out in the Special Newborn Care Unit of Bhandara District Civil Hospital in Maharashtra in the wee hours on Saturday, said doctors. The infants were aged between a month and three months, a doctor said. District civil surgeon Pramod Khandate said the fire […]

Women In 3rd Trimester Unlikely To Pass Covid Infection To Newborns

Washington: Pregnant women who are infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, during the third trimester are unlikely to pass the infection to their newborns, according to a new study. The study, funded by the US National Institutes of Health, followed 127 pregnant women who were admitted to Boston hospitals during the spring of […]

High insulin in newborns ups brain damage risk

London: Babies born with abnormally high levels of insulin are at the risk of suffering permanent brain damage and life-long disability, finds a study that showed it’s possible to predict when and how the condition may affect the child in the long-term. The generally rare condition, called congenital hyperinsulinism, can also be as common as […]

Women's Polycystic Ovary Syndrome may increase risk of autism in newborns

London: Children born to women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) may be more likely to develop autism, according to a study. PCOS is a condition caused by high testosterone which results in delayed onset of puberty, irregular menstrual cycles, and excess bodily hair. Previous studies had shown that autistic children have elevated levels of “sex […]

3 in 5 newborns not breastfed within first hour of life: Unicef

New Delhi: An estimated 78 million babies — or three out of five — worldwide are not breastfed within the first hour of life which puts them at higher risk of death and diseases and lower their chances of meeting physical and mental growth standards, according to a new Unicef and WHO report. However, India […]

Stressed newborns feel more pain, but don't cry

London: When newborn babies are under stress, their brains show a heightened response to pain, but the baby is unlikely to show it by crying, a new study has found. The findings showed that stress leads to an apparent disconnect between the baby’s brain activity and his/her behaviour. Stressed babies might appear not to respond […]