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Physicians have long known that necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a potentially lethal inflammatory condition that destroys a premature infant’s intestinal lining, is often connected to the development of severe brain injury in those infants who survive.(ANI)

Gut disease linked to brain injury in premature infants: Study

Bern | By Asian News International Posted by Shivani Kale
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 06:03 PM IST
Physicians have long known that necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a potentially lethal inflammatory condition that destroys a premature infant’s intestinal lining, is often connected to the development of severe brain injury in those infants who survive.
Very low birth weight infants often need blood transfusions to survive.(ANI)
Very low birth weight infants often need blood transfusions to survive.(ANI)

Study suggests higher red cell transfusion threshold offers no advantage for treating preterm infants

Asian News International | By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale
PUBLISHED ON DEC 31, 2020 06:07 PM IST
Very low birth weight infants often need blood transfusions to survive. A National Institutes of Health-funded study suggests that providing a higher threshold of red cells within accepted limits offers no advantage in survival or reduction in neurological impairment over a lower threshold.
The researchers of the study claimed that the children who undergo cataract removal have an increased risk of glaucoma, a sight-threatening condition that damages the optic nerve which is the connection between the eye and brain.(Unsplash)
The researchers of the study claimed that the children who undergo cataract removal have an increased risk of glaucoma, a sight-threatening condition that damages the optic nerve which is the connection between the eye and brain.(Unsplash)

Higher risk of glaucoma suspected in infants undergoing cataract surgery, says study

Maryland [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
PUBLISHED ON DEC 21, 2020 04:58 PM IST
A study of the National Eye Institute (NEI) funded by Infant Aphakic Treatment discovered that cataract surgery may lead to increased eye pressure and optic nerve damage in infants.
People during the ongoing anti-CAA protest at Shaheen Bagh in New Delhi, on Sunday.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
People during the ongoing anti-CAA protest at Shaheen Bagh in New Delhi, on Sunday.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
KEM Hospital has said there is no provision for compensation in such cases. Prince’s father Pannalal filed a complaint on Wednesday.(HT file photo)
KEM Hospital has said there is no provision for compensation in such cases. Prince’s father Pannalal filed a complaint on Wednesday.(HT file photo)

Infant burnt at KEM Hospital: Police case registered, probe on

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 06:36 AM IST
Two-month-old Prince Rajbhar suffered 22% burns on his left side on November 7 and later, his arm had to be amputated due to tissue damage.
The medical team from Koraput has been instructed to conduct proper screening and checkups and necessary tests of infants in the village for the next one week.(HT PHOTO.)
The medical team from Koraput has been instructed to conduct proper screening and checkups and necessary tests of infants in the village for the next one week.(HT PHOTO.)

In Odisha, infants died of respiratory infection, says visiting medical team

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2019 08:37 PM IST
The children aged between 2 and 5 months had died between October 13 and November 8. The villagers attributed the deaths to some ‘unknown disease’.
The study looked at the relationship between maternal stress and brain development in 251 premature kids.(Shutterstock)
The study looked at the relationship between maternal stress and brain development in 251 premature kids.(Shutterstock)

Stressed pregnancy might hinder infants’ brain development

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2019 04:19 PM IST
While stress is at no time considered healthy, maternal stress during or even before pregnancy can affect the infant’s brain development.
A woman, who was angry with her husband for marrying again, used a cloth to gag and kill his infant son from second wife at her home in north Delhi’s Wazirabad. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A woman, who was angry with her husband for marrying again, used a cloth to gag and kill his infant son from second wife at her home in north Delhi’s Wazirabad. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Angry with husband’s remarriage, Delhi woman kills second wife’s infant son

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2019 05:41 AM IST
The DCP said the 30-year-old woman hails from Bihar and had married a daily wage earner around seven years ago. Together, the couple has three children.
The research published in the journal, ‘Ophthalmology’ is a first-of-its-kind study led by St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.(Unsplash)
The research published in the journal, ‘Ophthalmology’ is a first-of-its-kind study led by St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.(Unsplash)

Eye medication may harm growing infants

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 03:15 PM IST
Researchers have found that a few drugs used to treat retinal diseases may mix with breast milk, further causing a safety issue for growing infants.
Rajasthan Police say Maya Singhadiya smothered her one-year-old son in June.(HT PHOTO)
Rajasthan Police say Maya Singhadiya smothered her one-year-old son in June.(HT PHOTO)

Rajasthan cops solve infant’s mysterious death, say mother smothered him

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Jaykishan Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 04:40 PM IST
The police said that while the medical report suggesting that the infant was smothered came a day after the child’s death, they waited for a psychiatric evaluation of his mother before announcing it.
The study also found that infants exposed to alcohol in the womb - which passes from the mother’s blood through the umbilical cord - had increased levels of cortisol, a potentially harmful stress hormone that can suppress the immune system and lead to ongoing health issues.(Shutterstock)
The study also found that infants exposed to alcohol in the womb - which passes from the mother’s blood through the umbilical cord - had increased levels of cortisol, a potentially harmful stress hormone that can suppress the immune system and lead to ongoing health issues.(Shutterstock)

Having alcohol during pregnancy alters genes in infants

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 01:48 PM IST
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders can include physical or intellectual disabilities as well as behavioural and learning problems.
The State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) team received information about the incident at around 8am after which it launched a search and rescue operation.(HT Photo)
The State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) team received information about the incident at around 8am after which it launched a search and rescue operation.(HT Photo)

6, including infant, die after house gives way in rains in Uttarakhand

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Kalyan Das
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 01:24 PM IST
The deaths happened in three separate incidents in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district, which has been battered by heavy rains.
An inquiry by the Ghaziabad district administration has implicated three government doctors of negligence after they allegedly delayed treatment to a critical infant boy who later died at MMG District Hospital.(Representative Photo, Shutterstock)
An inquiry by the Ghaziabad district administration has implicated three government doctors of negligence after they allegedly delayed treatment to a critical infant boy who later died at MMG District Hospital.(Representative Photo, Shutterstock)

Doctors didn’t treat baby without Rs 1 registration slip, infant died: Probe

Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad | By Peeyush Khandelwal
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 10:25 PM IST
The probe report says Mohammad Irshad, 32, and his wife Rukhsana, 27, had come to the hospital around 10.30am on June 17 with their son, aged one and half months, who had difficulty breathing.
According to the officials, it appears that Granth was murdered. Doctors in their initial opinion said that the infant died of choking and that fingerprints were also found on his neck.(Representative image)
According to the officials, it appears that Granth was murdered. Doctors in their initial opinion said that the infant died of choking and that fingerprints were also found on his neck.(Representative image)

Parents of one-year-old in Rajasthan accuse each other of killing the infant

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 01:34 PM IST
The father of the boy has alleged that when he returned from his morning walk on Sunday, his wife Maya did not open their room’s door even after 20 minutes of knocking.
Two infants, born on May 19, died at a government hospital in Giridih district early morning on Tuesday(AFP)
Two infants, born on May 19, died at a government hospital in Giridih district early morning on Tuesday(AFP)

Two infants die at Giridih hospital, kin rough up doctors

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Manish Raj
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2019 07:41 AM IST
Family members claimed the infants developed medical complications after being administered a wrong injection by one of the doctors of the hospital.
Image for representation(AP file photo)
Image for representation(AP file photo)

Tamil Nadu ex-nurse held for trying to sell infants

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2019 10:35 PM IST
A former nurse at a government hospital and her husband were arrested in Tamil Nadu’s Rasipuram on Thursday for their alleged involvement in illegal adoption of babies.
The matter came to light this morning after some villagers of Kondapur found two charred bodies in a plot layout and alerted the police.
The matter came to light this morning after some villagers of Kondapur found two charred bodies in a plot layout and alerted the police.

Man sets wife, infant on fire after quarrel in Telangana

Hyderabad | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON FEB 11, 2019 11:56 AM IST
A 27-year-old man was arrested for allegedly killing his wife and later setting her and their four-month-old baby boy on fire near here following an argument, police said Sunday.
Four members of a family, including a 12-day-old infant, were found dead in a house in Madhya Pradesh’s Raisen district on Tuesday evening, police said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Four members of a family, including a 12-day-old infant, were found dead in a house in Madhya Pradesh’s Raisen district on Tuesday evening, police said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

4 of a family, including 12-day-old infant, found dead in Madhya Pradesh’s Raisen

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2019 09:39 AM IST
Police said the bodies have been sent for a postmortem examination and that prima facie carbon monoxide inhalation poisoning could be the reason behind the deaths.
Parentese can improve the infant’s language development(Photo by Alyssa Stevenson on Unsplash)
Parentese can improve the infant’s language development(Photo by Alyssa Stevenson on Unsplash)

Know how parents’ coaching improves infants’ language skills

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c. [usa]
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2018 03:42 PM IST
Speaking directly to the baby with a style of speech known as ‘parentese’ can improve the infant’s language development. Parentese is the way of talking slowly and clearly, often with exaggerated vowels and intonation.
The findings reveal that children of fathers aged 45 years or more had a 14% higher risk of being premature in addition to low birth weight (less than 2,500gm) compared to those whose fathers were aged 25 to 34 years.(Unsplash)
The findings reveal that children of fathers aged 45 years or more had a 14% higher risk of being premature in addition to low birth weight (less than 2,500gm) compared to those whose fathers were aged 25 to 34 years.(Unsplash)

Father’s age can play a role in pregnancy outcome, baby’s health

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2018 05:23 PM IST
A new study shows that as the age of the father increases so does the risk of the infant being born prematurely, having low birth weight and requiring healthcare support after delivery.
Breastfeeding and its benefits depends on mother’s characteristics and how much they know about nutrition.(Shutterstock)
Breastfeeding and its benefits depends on mother’s characteristics and how much they know about nutrition.(Shutterstock)

Breastfeeding is not solely responsible for infant’s health and well being

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2018 11:55 AM IST
Researchers from the University at Buffalo found that the benefits of breastfeeding, reported in the vast majority of prior research, could be influenced by the mother’s characteristics, such as what they know about health and nutrition.
The main reasons behind infant deaths remain to be lack of access to water, sanitation, proper nutrition or basic health services.(Representative image)
The main reasons behind infant deaths remain to be lack of access to water, sanitation, proper nutrition or basic health services.(Representative image)

18% of all under-15 child deaths occur in India, says UN report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2018 10:41 PM IST
About 8,02,000 infant deaths were reported in India in 2017, the lowest in five years, but the infant death numbers still remained the highest in the world, according to the report.
The administration has set up a medical team to investigate into exact cause of the death.(Representative photo)
The administration has set up a medical team to investigate into exact cause of the death.(Representative photo)

Two infants die at Jharkhand government-aided shelter home, probe ordered

Ranchi, Hindustan Times | By Sanjoy Dey
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2018 10:39 PM IST
Father of one of the deceased girls, who was shifted from a Missionaries of Charity shelter home to government-aided shelter in Khunti, alleged his daughter was not handed over despite repeated requests.
The car, which hit the child, has been impounded.(HT Photo)
The car, which hit the child, has been impounded.(HT Photo)

Woman runs over waiter’s 18-month-old in parking area of North Delhi club

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Karn Pratap Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2018 10:10 AM IST
The woman driving the car is a member of the Roshanara club in north Delhi.
This is the first such sentencing in Rajasthan after a law entailing capital punishment to those convicted of raping a child below 12 years of age came into force, police said.(File/AFP)
This is the first such sentencing in Rajasthan after a law entailing capital punishment to those convicted of raping a child below 12 years of age came into force, police said.(File/AFP)

19-year-old gets death for raping infant in Alwar, first judgement under amended Pocso Act

Hindustan Times, Alwar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2018 10:25 PM IST
A special court in Rajasthan Saturday sentenced to death a 19-year-old youth for raping a seven-month-old child in Alwar district in May
According to the baby’s parents, when they reached the hospital the door of the ambulance got jammed and remained locked for more than 30 minutes.(Representative Photo)
According to the baby’s parents, when they reached the hospital the door of the ambulance got jammed and remained locked for more than 30 minutes.(Representative Photo)

Two-month-old infant dies in ambulance as the door jams, say parents

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2018 10:04 AM IST
A two-month-old infant allegedly died in Raipur on Tuesday after the door of the ambulance, which was carrying him to a hospital, did not open due to a malfunction.
Five boys, aged between 9 and 14, had allegedly gang-raped the eight-year-old girl on July 12 when her parents were not at home in Sahaspur, around 25 km from Dehradun.(REUTERS)
Five boys, aged between 9 and 14, had allegedly gang-raped the eight-year-old girl on July 12 when her parents were not at home in Sahaspur, around 25 km from Dehradun.(REUTERS)

12-yr-old planned Uttarkhand gangrape, had molested an infant too: Police

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Kalyan Das
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2018 10:54 PM IST
A 12-year-old boy, one of the five minors accused of gangraping an eight-year-old girl in Uttarakhand, had earlier molested a one-year-old girl in the village and the plan to rape the minor was also allegedly hatched by the same boy
No surgery or tracheostomy was required to extract the earring.(HT photo)
No surgery or tracheostomy was required to extract the earring.(HT photo)

Mumbai doctors remove 2-inch earring from infant’s windpipe

Hindustan Times | By Sadaguru Pandit, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2018 11:08 AM IST
Khushi Soni swallowed the earring while playing at her Kurla residence last week.
As per the data released by the hospital, 111 infants died in the first five months of 2018, ending May 20.(Reuters Representative Photo)
As per the data released by the hospital, 111 infants died in the first five months of 2018, ending May 20.(Reuters Representative Photo)

111 infants die in 5 months in Adani foundation hospital: Report

Press Trust of India, Bhuj | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2018 06:41 PM IST
According to the hospital superintendent G S Rao, delay in referring children to the hospital is one of the reasons for deaths, as crucial time is wasted in travelling to Bhuj from interior parts of Kutch district
According to reports, the train had halted on the outers of Allahabad junction for an extended period, following which the condition of the already ill child deteriorated(Shutterstock/Representative Photo)
According to reports, the train had halted on the outers of Allahabad junction for an extended period, following which the condition of the already ill child deteriorated(Shutterstock/Representative Photo)

Infant dies ‘due to heat’ in train, passengers create ruckus

Hindustan Times, Allahabad | By K Sandeep Kumar, Allahabad
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2018 12:59 PM IST
A five-month-old infant died in a sleeper coach in Dibrugarh-New Delhi Brahmaputra Mail allegedly due to excessive heat on Friday.
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