Tag: neonatal mortality

Weight gain during pregnancy may help shorter women have healthy babies

Bhavya Khullar New Delhi: A new study has shown that little weight gain during pregnancy may be beneficial for the child, for shorter women who are more likely to deliver low birth weight babies. Gaining about 490 grams of weight every week during pregnancy reduces the risk of delivering a low birth weight baby in short-statured women

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Probiotic can prevent infections in infants

Dinesh C Sharma New Delhi: Thousands of infants die due to infections in the first few weeks of their life. A bulk of these deaths can be prevented with an inexpensive probiotic-based preventive therapy developed by a group of Indian and American scientists. The therapy has been tested in over 4,500 infants from 149 villages

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