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Spain takes first step towards historic 'stolen babies' law

Madrid - Spanish lawmakers voted unanimously Tuesday in favour of examining an "historic" bill to probe the "stolen babies" scandal that saw scores of newborns snatched from their parents during and after Francisco Franco's dictatorship.

Peru police bust alleged baby trafficking gang

- Authorities in Peru said Thursday they had busted an alleged baby trafficking ring that included the country's former police chief.

Doctor found guilty but escapes punishment in Spain 'stolen baby' case

Madrid - An elderly Spanish doctor escaped punishment on Monday in the country's first "stolen babies" trial, despite a court finding him guilty of taking a newborn baby from her mother for illegal adoption under the Franco dictatorship.

Spain set for verdict in first 'stolen babies' trial

Madrid - Spain was set Monday for the verdict in the first trial linked to thousands of suspected cases of newborns stolen from their mothers during and after Francisco Franco's dictatorship.

Verdict in Spain's first 'stolen babies' trial due Monday

Madrid - The verdict in Spain's first trial linked to thousands of suspected cases of babies stolen from their mothers during and after Francisco Franco's dictatorship is due on Monday.

Eleven years jail sought for accused in Spain 'stolen babies' trial

Madrid - Spain's first trial linked to thousands of suspected cases of babies stolen from their mothers during the Franco dictatorship wrapped up Tuesday with prosecutors seeking 11 years jail for the elderly former gynaecologist in the dock.

Spain trial over 'stolen babies' set to resume

Madrid - Spain's first trial linked to thousands of suspected cases of babies stolen from their mothers during the Franco era will resume in a Madrid court on Tuesday, decades after the scandal broke.

The pain, shock and anger of two Spanish 'stolen babies'

Madrid - Jose Maria Garcia Gonzalez was 35 and getting official documents for his wedding when he found out he was adopted.

Doctor in the dock in Spain's first Franco-era 'stolen babies' trial

Madrid - An 85-year-old doctor appeared in the dock on Tuesday in the first trial in Spain over thousands of suspected cases of babies stolen from their mothers during the Franco era amid emotional protests outside the Madrid court.

Spain's first Franco-era 'stolen babies' trial begins

Madrid - An 85-year-old Spanish doctor will appear in a Madrid court on Tuesday, the first person to go on trial over thousands of suspected cases of babies stolen from their mothers during the Franco era.

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

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

Who has access to your DNA data?

San Fransisco - Since 1983, for each baby born in the state of California, a sample of DNA has been taken by the government. Finding out where this biological sample is stored and who can have access to it is proving challenging.

Wearable graphene sensors to monitor the health of babies

Brighton - Monitoring the health of babies is an important concern that many parents share. Many of the emerging wearable devices are relatively inaccurate. Better monitoring accuracy can be introduced through the application of graphene-based sensors.

Robot designed to treat birth defects

Sheffield - A new robot has been devised, which can be implanted into the human body, to treat the condition esophageal atresia. The condition is a rare form of birth defect.

Boogie Woogie, Baby!: Dutch infants take a shine to Mondrian

Den Haag - Ever wondered which artist is most preferred by babies? If it's up to the organisers of a tour for parents with small children in the Netherlands on Tuesday, the works of abstract artist Piet Mondrian win hands down.

Environment around babies affects later health

A new study has shown babies subjected to poor environmental health in the first few months are more likely to develop problem health conditions as they become older. The specific concern is with inflammation in adulthood.

Babies with engaged fathers learn faster

London - Babies with involved fathers during the first few months of life learn faster, a new study into the psychology of early learning has found.

Illegal levels of arsenic found in baby foods

Belfast - A review of samples taken of baby rice food has found over half of the products on shelves to contain illegal levels of inorganic arsenic. The food is out-of-step with European Union regulations.

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.
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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.
Jude (left) & Samson (right)  3 and 2 years old respectively
Jude (left) & Samson (right), 3 and 2 years old respectively
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Screenshot of babies with pacifier
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A Summer Scene
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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 sitting on the nest.
Seagulls nested on the roof of the old mill in Fuengirola, Spain - mother gull sitting on the nest.
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Seagulls nested on the roof of the old mill in Fuengirola, Spain - stretching those wings.
Seagulls nested on the roof of the old mill in Fuengirola  Spain mother gull with one of the babies.
Seagulls nested on the roof of the old mill in Fuengirola, Spain mother gull with one of the babies.
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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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A baby learning from his mother
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Seagulls nested on the roof of the old mill in Fuengirola, Spain - chicks get adventurous.
New born babies sleep at a private hospital in India's Kolkata
New born babies sleep at a private hospital in India's Kolkata
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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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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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New born babies
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Seagulls nested on the roof of the old mill in Fuengirola, Spain - family dinner.

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