News tagged with newborns

Malawi trial saves newborn lives

A five-year programme that mobilised communities to improve the quality of care for mothers and newborns reduced newborn mortality by 30 percent and saved at least 1,000 newborn lives in rural Malawi.

Jun 24, 2013
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The secret of DNA methylation

Methylation refers to a chemical modification of DNA and this modification can occur in millions of positions in the DNA sequence. Until now, scientists believed that this epigenetic phenomenon actively reduced the expression ...

Jun 18, 2013
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IQ link to baby's weight gain in first month

(Medical Xpress)—New research from the University of Adelaide shows that weight gain and increased head size in the first month of a baby's life is linked to a higher IQ at early school age.

Jun 17, 2013
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New law reignites debate over Germany's 'baby hatch'

Germany's "baby hatches", where women can safely leave their unwanted newborn, have come under fire as the government pushes a new law to guarantee a child the right to eventually know its mother's identity.

Jun 01, 2013
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