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Spain's first 'stolen babies' case to come to trial

Madrid - A former doctor will stand trial in Madrid for allegedly stealing a newborn from her mother and giving her to another woman, a practice thought to have affected thousands of families during Spain's dictatorship.

Spain's first 'stolen babies' case to come to trial

Madrid - A former doctor will stand trial in Madrid for allegedly stealing a newborn from her mother and giving her to another woman, a practice thought to have affected thousands of families during Spain's dictatorship.

Spain's first 'stolen babies' case to come to trial

Madrid - A former doctor will stand trial in Madrid for allegedly stealing a newborn from her mother and giving her to another woman, a practice thought to have affected thousands of families during Spain's dictatorship.

Yeast found in guts of babies increases asthma risk

A study performed in Ecuador has shown a yeast in the gut of new babies to be a strong predictor that the babies will go on to develop asthma.

Thais in the mood for love as Valentine fever sweeps nation

Bangkok - Babies dressed as cupids, underwater weddings and a government vitamin giveaway to encourage procreation were all part of Thailand's imaginative and bizarre events Tuesday to mark Valentine's Day.

Baby’s sex affects a woman’s immunity while pregnant

There has been anecdotal evidence for several years: that whether a woman is carrying a boy or a girl her health differs. Now medical evidence indicates that the sex of the baby affects the immunity of the expectant woman.

Wearable tech for babies — something else to worry about?

Tech firms are racing to develop technology for babies so that parents can monitor vital signs from afar (a step up from the classic baby monitor). However, psychologists warn that monitoring data about 'vital signs' only causes parents to worry more.

Activist moms group aims to reduce infant mortality

Columbus - A new support group, comprised of activists and moms in Ohio, has been formed to help reduce the rate of infant mortality. The group Moms2B is a seeking to address the social disparities that affect infant death rates and ill-health.

Scanning the brains of infants to predict disabilities

Toronto - A new way of assessing a premature infant’s brain, following birth, can predict whether the child will go onto develop a disability. The research has been empirically tested and there is a high level of predictability.

Acupuncture alleviates infantile colic

The thought of acupuncture and babies may make people wince, but a new study suggests that such measures may help to alleviate excessive crying (due to infantile colic).

Women who hold a baby on the left side bond more closely

Women who hold their baby on their left side tend to bond more closely with their child than women who tend to hold their baby on the right hand-side, according to a new psychological study.

Baby Tech Summit aims at Millennials

Las Vegas - The Baby Tech Summit, held during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, takes place this week and much of the focus is on the "Millennial mom and dad." Digital Journal looks ahead.

Cesarean births are changing how we evolve

Amsterdam - Cesarean sections (or C-sections) save the lives of mothers and babies, and they are also a ‘lifestyle’ choice for some expectant mothers. This area has been examined by researchers to see what the impact is upon human evolution.

Babies should sleep in parents' room for first year

San Francisco - New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics advise that to reduce the risk if SIDS, infants should sleep in their parents' room for the first year but in their own crib or bassinet.

New concerns over Zika birth defects

Austin - The association of Zika virus disease with the birth defect microcephaly has been widely reported. As more data is gathered, research from Brazil shows this is just one of several birth defect related concerns.

Studying the guts of babies predicts asthma

Microbiologists are now certain that characterizing the gut microorganisms of new born babies informs about the likelihood of babies going on to develop diseases such as asthma later in life.

Sperm shortage in New Zealand, two year waiting list

Due to changes in legislation and a high demand, New Zealand has a sperm shortage. The dearth of sperm is such that a woman wishing for a sperm donation needs to wait for around two years.

Why a mother’s voice soothes her children

The voice of a child’s mother provides psychological comfort and it lowers levels of the stress hormone cortisol, according to new research of school-aged children.

Potentially hazardous particles in powdered baby formula

Nanoparticles with potential health risks have been detected in popular powdered baby formula products. This is based on new research conducted on behalf of Friends of the Earth.

Should babies be given cow's milk to boost mother's milk?

When it comes to feeding babies, breast milk wins every time over formula milk in terms of overall health future development. To add to this, a new study has found that a baby's diet could be enriched with cow's milk.

San Francisco approves paid leave for parents of newborns

San Francisco - To all the benefits of being a new parent in a place like San Francisco, the city's Board of Supervisors just added another: fully paid time off.

Antibiotic soap can alter a baby’s gut bacteria

Antibiotic soaps containing the active ingredient triclocarban, which can be purchased in stores, could, during pregnancy and breast-feeding, alter a baby’s composition of intestinal bacteria . This could have health implications.

What you may not know about California's lead-tainted water

Los Angeles - Like Flint, Michigan, California is facing its own problems with lead-tainted water. Nowhere is this clearer than the tiny town of Vernon, situated five miles south of downtown Los Angeles. Here, the Exide battery plant spewed lead for decades.

Study: Olive and sunflower oil are bad for babies

Manchester - According to a new study, putting either olive or sunflower oil onto a baby's skin weakens the natural defenses of the skin, leading to potential health issues.

Whooping cough transmitted by siblings

A new U.S. study has found that infants are more likely to catch whooping cough from their siblings and rather than from their mothers. This could change established health practices.

Op-Ed: Having children can increase unhappiness

The image of smiling parents, cute child in two, sauntering happily through a woodland or meandering around a shopping mall could be a myth, according to new research.

Brand name baby food, fruit snacks subject to nationwide recall

A pair of popular Canadian snack foods for children and babies are being recalled over fears of spoilage, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Shrinking Portuguese town turns to cash-for-babies scheme

Sanl - Rather than turn into a ghost town, one Portuguese village facing an exodus of young adults and dwindling birth rates came up with an answer: pay parents 5,000 euros for every new baby.

Hidden virus in human genome may protect embryos

A newly discovered retrovirus embedded in the human genome may help protect embryos from other viruses, and influence fetal development.

Three-Parent IVF agreed in the U.K.

London - The British parliament has voted to allow techniques that could help couples produce babies with a reduced chance of passing on heritable mitochondrial diseases.
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Seagulls nested on the roof of the old mill in Fuengirola  Spain - chicks get adventurous.
Seagulls nested on the roof of the old mill in Fuengirola, Spain - chicks get adventurous.
Seagulls nested on the roof of the old mill in Fuengirola  Spain - parent with full beak.
Seagulls nested on the roof of the old mill in Fuengirola, Spain - parent with full beak.
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Mother with two seagull babies, who fell from the nest, but seem to be doing OK where they are.
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Jude (left) & Samson (right), 3 and 2 years old respectively
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Screenshot from a LiveLeak video
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Seagulls nested on the roof of the old mill in Fuengirola, Spain mother gull with one of the babies.
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A baby holding a person's finger
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The house in Pleasant Grove, Utah, where the bodies of seven babies were found in the garage.
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A baby learning from his mother
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Screenshot of babies with pacifier
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Seagulls nested on the roof of the old mill in Fuengirola, Spain - stretching those wings.
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New born babies sleep at a private hospital in India's Kolkata
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Seagulls nested on the roof of the old mill in Fuengirola, Spain - preparing the family meal as babies wait on the roof.
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Seagulls nested on the roof of the old mill in Fuengirola, Spain - family dinner.
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Seagulls nested on the roof of the old mill in Fuengirola, Spain - mother gull sitting on the nest.