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Japan newborn gets liver stem cells in world first

May 21, 2020 - 2:36 PM

The newborn is suffering from urea cycle disorder, where the liver is not capable of breaking down toxic ammonia

Newborn saved from garbage death in Greece

Dec 18, 2019 - 10:32 PM

'The baby was fortunate in its misfortune...there was a delay in the day's collection,' says Kalamata mayor Thanassis Vassilopoulos

Tunisia health minister quits over deaths of newborns

Mar 10, 2019 - 7:26 PM

'Those responsible for any negligence will face legal proceedings," Prime Minister Youssef Chahed says

Mini miracle: 'Record-breaking' premature baby leaves Tokyo hospital

Feb 27, 2019 - 4:18 PM

The tiny tot weighed just 268 grams – under 10 ounces -– when he was delivered at 24 weeks, reportedly after he stopped growing in the womb. He was so small he fit in an adult's cupped hands.

This undated handout released by Japan's Keio University Hospital on February 27, 2019 shows a five-day-old baby, who weighed 268 grams at birth, at the hospital in Tokyo. A baby born in Tokyo weighing less than 300 grams (10 ounces) has gone home healthy, become the smallest newborn boy in the world to leave hospital safely. After five months of treatment, the baby boy now weighs 3.238 kilos, is breastfeeding normally, and has been discharged, Keio University Hospital said. Handout / Keio University Hospital / AFP

Yoga and cheesecake for new moms in plush Chinese 'sitting centers'

Jun 08, 2018 - 11:51 PM

The setting may resemble a 5-star hotel, but this is a 'sitting center' on Shanghai's outskirts where mothers pay up to $11,000 a month to stay with their newborns

NEW MOMS. Sitting centers are the 'in' thing for new Chinese moms in Shanghai. Photo by AFP

Dead baby found in Qatar Airways plane toilet

Oct 10, 2016 - 5:42 PM

It is unclear whether the woman gave birth on board the flight or if the body of the baby was somehow brought on board

FOUND IN TOILET. A dead newborn was found in a toilet of a Qatar airways flight to Jakarta.

Major study confirms moms' smoking changes fetal DNA

Apr 01, 2016 - 8:45 AM

It is well established that pregnant women should not smoke but these new results reveal that smoking during pregnancy leaves a lasting mark on the genome that persists into childhood

Palace cautions public on Zika virus

Jan 30, 2016 - 2:18 PM

The health department also advises pregnant mothers to postpone their plans to travel to the Americas where the virus is spreading rapidly especially if the trip is not urgent

STAY ALERT. Government cautions Filipinos against the threat of the Zika virus, which is spreading rapidly in the Americas. File photo from Wikipedia

PH's 'Unang Yakap' can save babies in Western Pacific

Mar 05, 2015 - 5:53 PM

WHO says immediate skin to skin contact between a newborn and mother – a concept born in Manila – is beneficial during the first critical hours after birth

UNANG YAKAP. Filipino mothers breastfeed their newly born babies during the 'First Embrace' campaign for Early Essential Newborn Care of the World Health Organization (WHO) inside Fabella government maternity hospital in Manila, Philippines, March 4, 2015. Photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

Japan newborn babies in 2014 fewest on record

Jan 01, 2015 - 1:48 PM

The number marks an all time low for the fourth straight year The estimated number of people dying in 2014 totals 1 269 million rising for the 5th straight year

Protecting the newborn and the unborn

Apr 29, 2014 - 3:38 PM

The Philippines is among the top 10 countries in the world with high inequality in newborn deaths between the richest and the poorest

NEWBORN DEATHS. In the Philippines, 12 in 1,000 babies die during their first 28 days of life. Original image from Shutterstock

Forum on ending newborn deaths set

Apr 05, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Save the Children says an estimate of 2 9 million babies died within 28 days in 2012 Of this number around 1 million babies passed away on their first day of life

Hope for Coby: A growing community of life savers

Feb 01, 2014 - 11:30 AM

Even strangers who follow Coby s story on social media have started various fundraising events for the newborn

A FATHER'S LOVE. Emer Castillo's only birthday wish is for Coby to be healed completely. Photo by Lea Castillo

New mommy? 4 things to know now

Nov 17, 2013 - 1:23 PM

Being a new mom is overwhelming and that’s an understatement Here’s a lifeline: 4 important things to keep in mind

PRECIOUS. Take a deep breath, parenting is about being flexible