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Continuing a pregnancy to at least 39 weeks can cut a newborn's risk of death, even if the mother has carried the pregnancy to term, according to a new study.

In 2006, the infant death rate was 1.9 deaths Read More >>>

High rates of induced labor and Caesarean sections (C-sections) among low-risk women don't seem to make a difference in the health outcomes of newborns, according to a new study.

There did not seem to Read More >>>

Drugs Used in Newborns Need Better Study, Docs Say

Many medications commonly given to newborns still have not been officially approved for use in this very young population, despite recent law changes encouraging the study of drugs in children, a new Read More >>>

Newborn's Infection Came from Probiotics, Study Suggests

Probiotics, or "good bacteria," are generally thought to be safe for most people, but a newborn in Poland appears to have developed an infection after he was given a probiotic product, according to Read More >>>

Skin-to-Skin 'Kangaroo-Style' Care May Benefit Newborns' Health

Babies born with a low birth weight who are regularly held by their mothers skin-to-skin — or "kangaroo style" — may have a lower risk of dying prematurely, according to a new analysis of previous Read More >>>

Mothers' Obesity Linked with Biologically 'Older' Newborns

Babies whose mothers are obese may be biologically "older" than babies whose mothers are a normal weight, a new study from Belgium suggests.

Researchers analyzed information from 743 mothers ages 17 Read More >>>

UK and Canadian Infants Cry More Than US Newborns

It's a fact of life that newborns cry, but a new analysis of nearly 8,700 infants reveals that babies cry and fuss more in certain countries than in others.

The study looked at infants in eight countries: Read More >>>

Here's Why Newborns Know to Move Toward Mom's Nipple

Newborn babies can't do much, but place them on their mom's chest and they'll instinctively gravitate to the nipple, to breast-feed.  

But how do newborns know to do this?

A new study from Italy suggests Read More >>>