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Newborns sense touch differently: Study

Infants in the first four months of life apparently feel that touch and wiggle their feet without connecting the sensation to you, researchers found.

Japan newborn babies in 2014 fewest on record: Government

 Japan`s estimated number of newborn babies last year fell to 1.001 million, the lowest figure on record, further contributing to the ageing and shrinking of the country`s population, official data showed Thursday.

Delaying cutting of umbilical cord by 2 minutes good for newborns

Scientists have claimed that delay in cutting of the umbilical cord by 2 minutes makes newborns develop better in their first days of their lives.

Babies' brains grow rapidly

Human brains develop rapidly after birth, reaching half their adult size within just three months, according to a new study which also found that male brains grow more quickly than those of female babies.

5.5 million newborn and stillborn babies die every year

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

Faster growing babies have higher IQ: Study

Newborn babies who grow faster in the first four weeks are likely to have a higher IQ later in life, a new study has found.

Polish woman arrested over deaths of her 5 babies

A prosecutor says a Polish woman has been arrested on suspicion of killing at least five of her newborn babies.

Newborn death rates decrease worldwide: WHO

Global death rates among newborns under one month old are dropping but developing nations, including India, are still reporting a disproportionately high level of such deaths, a study by the World Health Organisation showed.

Killings of newborn babies on the rise in Pakistan

Over 1,000 infants were killed or abandoned to die in Pakistan last year.