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Indian woman designs device to detect newborn hearing loss

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 16:13

Indian designer and woman entrepreneur Neeti Kailas has designed a non-invasive, portable and easy-to-use device that detects hearing loss in newborns.

Vitamin C supplements may improve lung function in newborns of smoking women

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 10:28

Researchers have suggested that supplemental vitamin C taken by pregnant smokers improved measures of lung function for newborns and decreased the incidence of wheezing for infants through 1 year.

Why newborns get sick so often

Last Updated: Friday, November 01, 2013, 11:10

A new study has suggested that newborns are lacking in the toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3) that recognizes different viruses and mediates immune response to these viruses

Circumcised foreskins may provide new baldness treatment

Last Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013, 18:31

In a breakthrough, scientists have successfully grown human hair follicles in the laboratory using circumcised foreskins from newborns.

Gene mutation behind missing spleen in newborns identified

Last Updated: Friday, April 12, 2013, 18:42

Scientists have identified the defective gene responsible for a rare disorder in which children are born without a spleen, which makes them susceptible to life-threatening bacterial infections.

Signs of heart disease found in newborns of obese mums

Last Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 14:25

A new study has found first signs of heart disease in babies born to mums who are overweight or obese.

Air pollution raises Vitamin D deficiency risk in newborns

Last Updated: Sunday, September 16, 2012, 17:23

Gestational exposure to ambient urban air pollution, especially during late pregnancy, may contribute to lower vitamin D levels in offspring.

Crippling viral infections `cause asthma`

Last Updated: Monday, September 10, 2012, 17:38

Viral infections in newborns `cripple` the immune system and increase the risk of asthma later in life, a new study led by Indian-origin scientists has found.

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