Premature birth

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‘Kangaroo mother care’ best for early and low birth-weight babies, says WHO
Premature or tiny newborns should go directly into sling worn by caregiver where possible, states latest advice

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

15, Nov, 2022 @4:38 PM

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NHS hospital did not reveal babies’ deadly bacteria infections
Exclusive: St Thomas’ hospital in London did not reveal publicly that four premature babies – one of whom died – were infected

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

23, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Girl born four months premature named honorary 41st runner in Grand National
Jockey Club nominates Betty Batt, now four, who spent first year of her life in Alder Hey, to raise funds for the hospital

Geneva Abdul

29, Mar, 2022 @3:41 PM

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Hospital robots will save the lives of hundreds of premature babies
The technology is already enabling consultants to work at multiple sites at once, saving vital time

James Tapper

21, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Melbourne’s Covid lockdown restrictions led to fewer preterm births, and researchers want to examine why
An Australian study on pregnant women during the 2020 pandemic found a 30% reduction in babies born prematurely

Melissa Davey Medical editor

09, Sep, 2021 @5:21 AM

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Lack of skin-to-skin care for small and premature babies hits survival rates
Life-saving techniques fall out of favour on maternity wards in developing countries over Covid fears

Karen McVeigh

18, Mar, 2021 @4:19 PM

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Polluted air killing half a million babies a year across globe
State of Global Air report says indoor air quality causing two-thirds of the deaths and affecting health in the womb

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

21, Oct, 2020 @4:01 AM

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Guardian Public Service Awards: workforce wellbeing winner
A London borough leads the way with a benefits scheme to help new parents who are under pressure

Debbie Andalo

27, Nov, 2019 @9:16 AM

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Artificial womb: Dutch researchers given €2.9m to develop prototype
Model from Eindhoven University will surround baby with fluid and deliver oxygen and nutrients via umbilical cord

Nicola Davis

08, Oct, 2019 @11:13 AM

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Premature babies healthier when parents help with hospital care, study shows
Babies in trial put on more weight in first three weeks and parents were less stressed

Sarah Boseley Health editor

07, Feb, 2018 @11:30 PM

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Mothers in early 30s have lowest risk of premature birth, study finds
Women in their early thirties have a 1% chance of early birth, with the risk rising to 1.2% for those over 40, analysis shows

Juliette Jowit

31, Jan, 2018 @7:00 PM

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‘I never knew whether I’d take my two premature babies home’
The premature birth of twins Albie and Reuben set off four traumatic months as they struggled to survive and their parents fought to cope. Giulia Rhodes talks to the boys’ mother, Courtney Bryant, as this gruelling time finally ends

Giulia Rhodes

09, Dec, 2017 @6:30 AM

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