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Better care, stronger laws needed to save 30 million babies on the brink of death

New York, Dec 14 (IBNS): Nearly 30 million babies each year -  nearly a quarter of the total - are born too soon, too small or become sick, requiring specialized care to survive beyond the first month of life, according to a new report by a global coalition that includes the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO).

Babies kicking in the womb are creating a map of their bodies: Study

London, Dec 10 (IBNS): The kicks a mother feels from her unborn child may allow the baby to ‘map’ their own body and enable them to eventually explore their surroundings, suggests new research led by UCL in collaboration with UCLH.

Breast milk may help babies’ brain development: Study

London, Sept 22 (IBNS): Babies born before their due date show better brain development when fed breast milk rather than formula, a study has found.

Premature babies make fewer friends, but not for long, finds study

London, Feb 6 (IBNS): Premature babies make fewer friends, feel less accepted by peers and spend less time socialising in early childhood – but this improves when they get to school – according to new research by an international research collaboration, including the University of Warwick, UK.

About 3,500 babies in the US are lost to sleep-related deaths each year: Report

New York, Jan 10 (IBNS): There are about 3,500 sleep-related deaths among U.S. babies each year, including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), accidental suffocation, and deaths from unknown causes.

Behaviour not indicative of pain in stressed babies, says study

London, Dec 2 (IBNS): In stressed newborn babies, behaviour alone is not a reliable way of assessing pain, according to new UCL and UCLH research.

Babies understand when words are related, finds study

Washington, Nov 22 (IBNS): The meaning behind infants’ screeches, squeals and wails may frustrate and confound sleep-deprived new parents. But at an age when babies cannot yet speak to us in words, they are already avid students of language.