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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.

5.5 million newborn and stillborn babies die every year

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 13:05

New data on global newborn deaths and stillbirths show 5.5 million "invisible deaths" every year.

Environmental factors linked to autism, intellectual disability

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 21:24

Scientists have linked autism and intellectual disability in newborn males with genetic changes that could result from harmful environmental factors, a study said.

Govt scaling up newborn care units for better services

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 18:29

Newborn care units across the country are being scaled up under the National Rural Health Mission in association with UNICEF to address monitoring gaps in the quality of service at these facilities, an official said Tuesday.

Early skin-to-skin contact associated with higher breastfeeding rates

Last Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013, 19:10

A new study has revealed that skin-to-skin contact between mother and baby in the delivery room is linked positively to an increased likelihood for exclusive breastfeeding.

How birth gets newborn`s brain ready to sense the world

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 15:36

A new study has revealed that the actual act of birth in mice causes a reduction in a brain chemical called serotonin in the newborn mice, triggering sensory maps to form.

Briton sets record with 6kg baby in Spain

Last Updated: Thursday, August 08, 2013, 22:38

A 40-year-old UK expat woman has given birth to the biggest baby ever born naturally in Spain, a girl weighing 6.2 kilogrammes - almost twice the size of an average newborn.

Newborn care unit at MKCG lacks infrastructure

Last Updated: Monday, July 22, 2013, 16:34

The much-hyped special newborn care unit (SNCU) at MKCG Medical College and Hospital here is functioning without ventilators, intensive care units (ICU) and some other necessary equipments, even though it handles on an average 50 newborns daily.

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