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New approach for tackling the causes of infertility Special

Tsukuba - Researchers have found that a single gene mutation can lead to infertility. The gene affects the sex organs and this makes reproduction impossible. This new insight increases the scientific understanding of infertility.

Heart surgeon works on man that delivered him 45 years ago

Sacramento - As a delivery room doctor at Sutter Memorial Hospital, Jim Affleck contributed to the lives of thousands of individuals and families, and little could he have known then that one of those babies someday would help the doctor extend his own life.

Baby wipes recalled due to potential bacterial infection risk

A brand of baby wipes has been recalled due to a potential contamination risk, which could occur due to the presence of pathogenic bacteria. The bacteria were found following laboratory testing.

How infertility has changed in modern times Special

Infertility is a major concern for many families. Although the problem can cause distress, resolution of the situation is much better these days than it was a few years ago. Digital Journal has spoken to a leading fertility expert to find out more.

Khloe Kardashian buys personalized dolls for North West

Khloe Kardashian recently shared pictures of the personalized dolls she bought for her niece, North West. The dolls are miniature versions of North’s parents, Kanye and Kim.

Immune system of babies appears 'strong'

Most studies suggest that the immune system of new-born babies is weak. However, new research indicates that the baby’s immune cells may have the ability to trigger an inflammatory response to bacteria.

Breast or bottle, which is best for babies?

Is breast milk or bottle milk best for babies? Or is there no difference? This is a reoccurring debate. A new study, using infant rhesus monkeys, argues that breast milk is best for a child’s developing immune system.

New concerns over three person IVF Special

London - The U.K. Department of Health announced today that it will continue with efforts to gain Parliamentary approval for the experimental technique known as three-person IVF. This move trajectory has raised concerns with a campaign group.

Child banned from donut shop after asking if woman was pregnant

Monroe - A manager at a Connecticut donut shop told a four-year-old boy that he was no longer allowed to come in after the child asked a woman if she was pregnant or just really liked donuts.

Cooling babies may reduce longer-term brain damage

London - New research suggests that cooling babies who have been deprived of oxygen at birth improves their chances of growing up without disabilities such as cerebral palsy.

Three babies dead from contaminated nutrient feed

London - Three babies have died and 19 are ill with blood poisoning after being given a contaminated batch of liquid food. The liquid feed was manufactured by a U.K. company called ITH Pharma.

Little-known facts about using frozen donor egg to have a child Special

When women delay motherhood, some women wait only to find their eggs are not viable. For these women, donor eggs are the only option to carry a baby. A leading health expert has spoken with Digital Journal to reveal more about this issue.

Possibility of three-parent babies moves closer

The U.K.’s human embryo research agency has reported that a new mitochondrial replacement technique is safe and could be approved soon, paving the way for three-parent IVF.

Why do babies cry at night?

The obvious answers are because the baby is hungry, wet, cold or lonely. Wrong, according to new research: babies cry because they don't want any siblings.

Woman suspected of killing 7 babies over 10 years

Pleasant Grove - Seven dead babies have been found in separate cardboard boxes inside a garage in Pleasant Grove, Utah, with the oldest thought to have died a decade ago.

'Kangaroo care' trumps incubators for Colombian babies

Bogot - At Bogota's San Ignacio hospital, Cesar Algeciras often spends five hours straight in the neonatal intensive care unit, lovingly clutching his premature son to his bare chest.

Do sleep machines put your baby at risk?

According to a string of new reports, electronic devices made to lull infants to sleep by producing soothing sounds can, at maximum volume, be loud enough to damage their hearing.

Aborted babies used as heating source in United Kingdom

Thousands of aborted and miscarried babies were incinerated and used to heat at least two hospitals in the United Kingdom according to an investigation.

Preterm babies and risks from gut bacteria

Babies born prematurely often withstand complications of early birth only to suffer late-onset sepsis at 72 hours of age. Researchers have discovered that preterm babies' guts harbor infectious microbes that can cause late-onset sepsis.

Breast pump recalled for electric shock risk

A brand of breast pumps has been withdrawn from the market due to an electrical fault. The fault poses a potential risk of electrocuting the user.

Australian police dig for 'multiple' baby graves at rural home

Brisbane - Police in Australia were digging up a rural property on Tuesday searching for what reports said were "multiple babies" in secret graves.Officers swooped on a house near Gin Gin, 370 kilometres (230 miles) northwest of Brisbane, after a tip-off that chi...

U.K. could legalize three-parent IVF

Regulators in the U.K. are said to be close to approving a new mitochondrial replacement technique for creating embryos with less risk of developing certain heritable diseases.

Should FDA allow three-way babies?

The U.S. FDA is seeking public comments on a new technology that has the potential to circumvent mitochondrial diseases by producing embryos using DNA from three people.

Should prenatal DNA tests become the new standard?

Researchers suggest that a standard prenatal tests should be stopped and that a new prenatal DNA test should become the new standard to detect Down syndrome in fetuses.

Trying to conceive? 10 sex myths debunked Special

With Valentine's Day approaching, a leading expert in fertility, Dr. John Rapisarda, has debunked 10 common sex myths for couples trying to conceive.

Babies react best to ‘happy sounds’

Babies seem to react best to certain sounds (dubbed "happy sounds" by a research team). Scientists are starting to figure out exactly why these sounds are so alluring to infants.

Two sets of New Year's twins born in separate years (video)

In a rather rare occurrence this New Year's, two sets of twin babies were born in separate years, in two different countries. There will be no fighting over birthdays in these two families.

Personal care products might be harmful to babies

Lotions, shampoos and other personal care products (PCPs) could be exposing babies to harmful chemicals over a period of time, according to new research conducted in the U.S.

Drugs used for newborns need more study

A new study warns that many medications commonly given to newborns have not been officially approved for use for babies.

Triplet births decline as IVF use increases

Number of U.S. pregnancies resulting in three or more babies has gone down since 1998. This coincides with the use of IVF treatments.
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A baby holding a person's finger
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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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New born babies
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The house in Pleasant Grove  Utah  where the bodies of seven babies were found in the garage.
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 babi...
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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Screenshot of babies with pacifier
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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.
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Screenshot from a LiveLeak video
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kids asleep
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Seagulls nested on the roof of the old mill in Fuengirola  Spain - family dinner.
Seagulls nested on the roof of the old mill in Fuengirola, Spain - family dinner.
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Jude (left) & Samson (right)  3 and 2 years old respectively
Jude (left) & Samson (right), 3 and 2 years old respectively
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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 - stretching those wings.
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Mother with two seagull babies  who fell from the nest  but seem to be doing OK where they are.
Mother with two seagull babies, who fell from the nest, but seem to be doing OK where they are.
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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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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.
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