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.