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Indian women who had migrated to Australia were more likely than Australian-born women to have caesarean sections or instrumental births, the study found. http://www.flickr.com/photos/34547181@N00

Migrant women less likely to have unassisted birth: study

Some groups of migrant women in Australia are at a higher risk of medical interventions in childbirth that may lead to health…
Current methods of examining newborn babies’ hearts in the first days of life are not particularly effective. jeremysalmon/Flickr

How a simple test could save babies from dying of heart disease

More babies die from undiagnosed congenital heart defects than from any other abnormality. But a simple test which is safe, painless and takes only a couple of minutes could help identify these babies…
Hundreds of cases of serious heart defects in newborns are missed in Australia each year. AAP/Victorian Department of Health

Simple test for heart defects in babies should be routine

Newborn screening for life-threatening congenital heart defects using pulse oximetry - a simple, low-cost test - is the most…

Spoon fed babies may end up fatter

What is seen as a staple food for many babies may be detrimental as researchers have found that babies who were spoon fed…

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