Electronic toys affect language used during infants' playtime

 Does your toddler play with electronic toys that produce lights, words and songs? A new study warns that children playing with electronic toys get to make less use of language compared to those playing with books or traditional toys such as a wooden puzzle, a shape-sorter and a set of rubber blocks.

Infant electrocuted to death in Delhi

A one-year-old boy, whose family was visiting relatives here, was electrocuted on Thursday morning when he came in contact with live wire, police said on Friday.

Moradabad: Infant found abandoned inside a bag on a train

A newborn was found abandoned inside a bag on a train in Moradabad, UP.

Blocking light can brighten preemies' survival chances

 The survival rate of preemies -- premature babies -- born between 26 to 31 weeks of gestation can be improved by blocking light from reaching the intravenously-fed infused nutritious mixture they depend on for survival, says a new study.

Kerala: Police probing who dumped baby in washing machine

The dumping of a 20-day old baby in a washing machine in Kerala is being probed by the police.

Infant killed by uncle allegedly for exorcism ritual in Uttar Pradesh

An alleged exorcist sacrificed his eighteen-month-old niece and took out her organs to perform exorcism in Motipur area here, police said here on Saturday.

Infant mauled to death by stray dogs in Gujarat

A one-and-half-year-old baby girl was mauled to death by around five stray dogs in the city on Friday, police said.

Infant hidden in drawer by mom minutes after birth dies in US

 In a shocking incident, an infant died of suffocation after her 25-year-old mother allegedly put her in a plastic bag and hid in desk drawer minutes after giving birth inside office bathroom in the US state of Michigan.

Father sells newborn daughter for Rs 25,000 in Bengal

A daily wage earner allegedly sold his newborn daughter to a teacher in Dhupguri area here for Rs 25,000 even as police has arrested a middleman who helped in striking the deal.

18-month-old girl raped in UP

An eighteen-month-old Dalit girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour in Sadar area here, police said on Tuesday.

Breastfeeding women treat sex as survival strategy

 In a first such study that focuses on how women experience sex after having babies, US researchers have revealed that more time in the bedroom after delivery may be a survival strategy to keep the relationships with their partners alive and well.

Delhi doctors conduct open heart surgery on 18-hour-old baby

Mayank Agarwal was born with a congenital heart condition. Three-and-a-half mon-ths later, he is a perfectly normal baby. He was born in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, with a critical heart defect called total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC).

A new born undergoes open heart surgery at Fortis

 An infant underwent an open heart surgery within 18 hours of being born at a city hospital here, the youngest reported case in the country till date as claimed by the doctors.

2 persistent environmental pollutants may still have adverse effects on infant growth

A new study has revealed exposure to two persistent environmental pollutants may affect infant growth.

Two women commit suicide along with infant daughters

 Two women allegedly committed suicide by jumping before a moving train with their infant daughters near Obulavaripalli here, police said on Friday.

Infant among Australia suspect`s sex abuse victims: Philippines

 An 18-month-old girl was among the children allegedly sexually abused by an Australian man arrested in the Philippines last month, government investigators said Monday.

Stolen South African infant found after 17 years

 A newborn who was stolen from her mother`s arms 17 years ago from a South African hospital and grew up not knowing her biological parents, has been traced at last, a media report said Friday.

Man used baby as club to attack lover, S African court told

 A man accused of murdering his baby daughter by using her as a club to attack his girlfriend has appeared in a South African court, local media reported today.

Bihar woman sells 15-day-old to arrange for dowry

 In a shocking incident, an elderly woman allegedly sold her infant grandson for Rs.50,000 to arrange for dowry for her daughter`s marriage in Bihar`s Muzaffarpur district, police said Saturday.