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295,000 babies screened for metabolic and endocrine disorders

295,000 babies screened for metabolic and endocrine disorders

Over 295,000 babies born in Qatar since 2003 have been screened for metabolic and endocrine disorders, including rare diseases, as part of the National Newborn Screening Programme ...

Over 100 high-risk newborns safely moved to WWRC

Over 100 high-risk newborns safely moved to WWRC

The newly opened NICU at the WWRC extends across two floors, offering a spacious environment for over 100 high-risk or critically ill newborns.

60 Rohingya babies born a day in Bangladesh refugee camps: UN

60 Rohingya babies born a day in Bangladesh refugee camps: UN

More than 16,000 Rohingya babies have been born in refugee camps located in Cox's Bazar since the influx began.

Australia's 'Man with the Golden Arm' gives blood for last time

Australia's 'Man with the Golden Arm' gives blood for last time

The Australian Red Cross Blood Service said James Harrison had donated his blood more than 1,100 times over six decades.

Women urged to breastfeed their babies for healthy growth

Women urged to breastfeed their babies for healthy growth

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is marking the World Breastfeeding Week by encouraging more women to breastfeed their babies. This year's theme is ‘Sustaining Breastfeeding Together’.

Thailand confirms two cases of Zika-linked microcephaly

Thailand confirms two cases of Zika-linked microcephaly

Thailand confirmed on Friday that the Zika virus had caused two cases of microcephaly, a condition that results in babies being born with small heads, the first time it has been linked to Zika in Southeast Asia.

Indian IVF doctors slam move to ban commercial surrogacy

Indian IVF doctors slam move to ban commercial surrogacy

Leading Indian fertility doctors and surrogate mothers criticised a move to ban commercial surrogacy, saying it will severely limit options for childless couples and women who carry others' babies as a way out of poverty.

Vietnamese girls switched at birth returned to biological parents

Vietnamese girls switched at birth returned to biological parents

Two Vietnamese girls switched at birth have been returned to their biological parents after three years, local media reported on Tuesday.

Zika found in sperm after record 93 days: report

Zika found in sperm after record 93 days: report

The Zika virus has been found alive in a man's sperm after a record 93 days, according to a new report that adds to the many unknowns surrounding the foetus-harming germ.

Mother admits killing babies in one of Germany's worst cases

Mother admits killing babies in one of Germany's worst cases

A woman on trial in one of Germany's worst infanticide cases, involving eight dead babies, confessed on Tuesday to killing several of them but said she could not remember how many.

Zika virus may spread to Europe, WHO warns

Zika virus may spread to Europe, WHO warns

The Zika virus, an infectious disease linked to severe birth defects in babies, may spread into Europe as the weather gets warmer, although the risk is low, health officials said on Wednesday.

Women infected with Zika should continue to breastfeed: WHO

Women infected with Zika should continue to breastfeed: WHO

Women infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus should continue to breastfeed their babies as there is currently no proof of a risk of transmission, the World Health Organization said.