BAGHDAD: A fire tore through the maternity ward of one of Baghdad’s largest hospitals Wednesday, killing at least 12 premature babies, medical and security officials said.
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LONDON: Almost $122 million is needed to prevent and manage the medical complications of the Zika virus spreading throughout the Americas and causing birth defects in babies, the World Health Organization said on Friday.
Babies born in October are at a higher risk of contracting an illness than any other month, says a new research.
BUCHAREST: Romania’s health minister resigned on Monday in the wake of scandals in the country’s hospitals, including the death of three babies from a mysterious infection.
MIAMI: Babies who engage in musical play may have an easier time picking up language skills, suggested a study Monday.
GENEVA: Independent experts to the World Health Organization began deliberating on Monday whether to declare a global emergency over the Zika virus, which has been linked to thousands of birth defects in Brazil.
PARIS: About 7,200 babies are stillborn every day — some 2.6 million per year — and half of these deaths occur during delivery, according to a quintet of studies published by The Lancet on Tuesday.
Babies often suffer unnecessary pain in clinical studies, potentially breaching international standards for ethical research, according to a new review of the medical literature.
ATHENS: At least 28 people, half of them babies and children, drowned in another migrant tragedy off Greece on Sunday, the coastguard said.
LONDON: The brains of babies “light up” in a similar way to adults when exposed to the same painful stimulus, suggesting they feel pain much like adults do, researchers said on Tuesday.