Preterm babies are at significant risk of health and development problems, highlighting the need to get prevention strategies right.
New research has found a commonly used method of preventing early or pre-term birth (delivery of a baby before 37 weeks) may in fact be causing more to occur, and leading to further problems.
During the first few minutes after birth a baby can receive 80-100 millilitres of blood – nearly a third of their blood volume.
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One of the most common surgical procedures undertaken in the world today – one that every human alive has undergone – is the clamping and cutting of the umbilical cord at birth.
The study confirmed a link between low birth weight and adult height.
New research shows how genetics, not just environmental factors, play a role linking birth weight to adult health problems…
The foreskin is the most sensitive part of the penis.
For centuries, children have been subjected to cultural and medicalised practices that were ultimately proven harmful and a violation of basic bodily integrity. Such practices have included foot binding…