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Young infants with fever may be more likely to develop infections, suggests study

In a new study, researchers determined that for an infant less than eight weeks old, having a fever was associated with a doubled risk for developing serious bacterial infections, including meningitis and infections of the blood or urinary tract. Based on the findings, the researchers encourage parents of infants younger than eight weeks old to […]

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Maha doc to conduct study on pregnant women to investigate the benefits of music therapy

In addition, researchers think that every baby is born hardwired, as it were, with what has been termed ‘communicative musicality.’ Put simply, babies respond positively to, and have an appreciation of, simple musical structures, melodies and simple vocal sounds. We are all familiar with ‘baby talk’ – the way we instinctively alter the tone of […]

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Mother’s physical and emotional health during pregnancy has an effect on baby’s health

Dr Andrew Lutzkanin, a physician in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Penn State Health, has a research interest in perinatal outcomes. He said the journey to motherhood taxes a woman in more ways than one. Because about half of all pregnancies nationwide are unintended, he said he doesn’t always have a chance […]

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Mumbai: Women crushed to death under fast train, but ‘miracle baby’ survives

It was a regular Sunday afternoon on May 19 at Jogeshwari railway station, people were going about their work. All of a sudden a woman jumps on to the railway track with her eight-month-old baby in tow. A fast-train cruising at a great speed surges ahead, as the train approaches the woman throws herself before […]

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Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at a high risk of preterm birth

  These are the findings from researchers at Karolinska Institutet and the Sahlgrenska Academy in Sweden, published in Annals of Internal Medicine. In a previous study published in The BMJ, the research group showed that pregnant women with type 1 diabetes were at an increased risk of having babies with heart defects. Now, a new […]

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