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Amid Criticism on FDA Response, News of a 3rd Infant Death

FDA says investigation is in early stages on baby said to have consumed Abbott baby formula

(Newser) - The FDA has learned about the third death of an infant who reportedly consumed Abbott Laboratories' baby formula, linked to bacterial contamination. The agency said it received a consumer complaint related to the January death on June 10, per the Wall Street Journal . It had already disclosed that four infants...

FDA Posts Analysis of Pfizer Shots for Kids Under 5

Says the kid-sized dose appears to be safe and effective

(Newser) - Update: The FDA on Sunday posted its analysis of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children under age 5, announcing that the kid-sized doses do appear to be safe and effective. The agency posted a similar analysis of Moderna's vaccine for the youngest age group last week. Next up: Wednesday'...

'Smart' Pacifier May Improve Babies' Health Care
New Tool for Babies' Health:
a 'Smart' Pacifier
new study

New Tool for Babies' Health: a 'Smart' Pacifier

Device monitors electrolytes without the need to draw blood

(Newser) - Add pacifiers to the list of "smart" devices. Researchers at Washington State University have created one designed to improve health care for babies in the ICU, reports CBS News . As they explain in the journal Biosensors and Bioelectronics , the devices helped nurses and doctors monitor electrolytes in hospitalized infants...

These Were 2021's Top Baby Names
These Were 2021's
Top Baby Names

These Were 2021's Top Baby Names

Olivia, Liam take No. 1 spots, per Social Security Administration rankings

(Newser) - Olivia and Liam have a stubborn streak. Not anyone in particular with those names, but the names themselves, which rose, once again, to the top of the Social Security Administration's annual list of top baby names. For the 2021 version of the rankings, Olivia sees the No. 1 spot...

Deputy Heard Baby's Cries Amid Fire, Started Climbing

William Puzynski saves 1-year-old girl from 3rd-floor balcony in Orlando

(Newser) - A local sheriff's deputy was in the right place at the right time when an apartment building in Orlando, Fla., went up in flames over the weekend. Per WKMG , William Puzynski of the Orange County Sheriff's Office was on patrol around 4am Saturday when a call was radioed...

Mom Who Left Baby in Woods in 1993 Convicted of Murder

Ohio's Gail Eastwood-Ritchey now faces life in prison in 'Geauga's Child' case

(Newser) - An Ohio woman who abandoned her newborn in the woods nearly 30 years ago was convicted of murder Monday and now faces up to life in prison. Gail Eastwood-Ritchey was "stoic" as the verdict was read in court, though one of her lawyers "widened his eyes, seeming stunned,...

Cops: Mom Left 8-Month-Old Alone in Field Overnight

8-month-old Niguel Jackson was found after hourslong search in Louisiana: 'Baby was tough'

(Newser) - A woman showed up at a fire station in Baton Rouge, La., on Tuesday evening for unspecified medical assistance, but it wasn't until Wednesday morning, when she was being taken to a facility for treatment, that she happened to mention her baby, authorities say. That mention led to what...

Giving Cash to Poor Moms May Help Babies' Brains
Cash Aid to Moms May
Result in Smarter Babies
new study

Cash Aid to Moms May Result in Smarter Babies

Study shows gains in development for infants

(Newser) - It's a study loaded with political implications—researchers say giving cash aid to low-income mothers appears to help the brain development of their babies. The New York Times reports the difference spotted after one year is modest, the equivalent of "moving to the 75th position in a line...

After the Plane Landed, Baby Found in Bathroom Trash Can

The child survived

(Newser) - Two stories of abandoned newborns made headlines over the holiday weekend:
  • A plane that departed Madagascar and arrived in Mauritius on Saturday underwent a routine customs check upon landing—with results that were anything but routine. The BBC reports the airport staff discovered a newborn baby in the trash can
...

They Handed Their Baby Over the Fence. 2 Months Later, No Word

Afghan mom and dad handed infant to US troops at Kabul airport in August, haven't seen baby since

(Newser) - On Aug. 19, Mirza Ali Ahmadi, his wife, and five children headed to the Kabul airport, hoping to flee the country as the Taliban wrested control of Afghanistan. Of the family of seven, however, just six ended up on an evacuation flight to Qatar, then to Germany and the US,...

Buttigiegs' Halloween Post Brings Both Smiles, Concern

2-month-old Joseph August, who was a traffic cone for Halloween, was in hospital for the holiday

(Newser) - A Halloween surprise from the Buttigieg family drew both likes and expressions of support after an Instagram post by the transportation secretary's husband. "Happy Halloween from these #twinfrastructure safety advocates!" Chasten Buttigieg wrote , with one of his accompanying pictures showing Pete Buttigieg as he held one of...

Former First Daughter Gives Birth to First Daughter

Barbara Bush, daughter of George W. Bush, and husband Craig Coyne welcome Cora Georgia

(Newser) - Former first daughter Barbara Bush has given birth to her first child, a baby girl. Cora Georgia Coyne was born Monday in Maine, not far from the family's Walker's Point compound in Kennebunkport, former President George W. Bush said in a statement Tuesday, per the AP . He said...

Baby Born on Evacuation Plane Gets Fitting Name

Meet Reach, named for the C-17 aircraft with 'Reach 828' call sign

(Newser) - The name of a baby girl born last weekend aboard a military aircraft evacuating her mother out of Afghanistan has been revealed—and it's in honor of the plane that carried her family away from the Taliban-seized country. Gen. Tod Wolters, the head of the US European Command, told...

Family Member Have a Baby? Hug a Bag of Rice

It's a workaround in Japan for relatives who can't visit with newborns during the pandemic

(Newser) - Congratulations, you're the proud new grandfather of a bouncing baby ... bag of rice? That's the idea behind a product created by Kome no Zoto Yoshimiya, a rice company in Japan owned by Naruo Ono. Relatives who can't visit new parents due to the pandemic will instead receive...

'Ray of Hope': World's Smallest Baby at Birth Goes Home

Kwek Yu Xuan was just 7.47 oz. when born. A year later, she's a healthy 14 pounds.

(Newser) - When Kwek Yu Xuan was born in early June 2020, four months early, the tiny newborn was about 9.5 inches long and weighed just 7.47 ounces—about how much an apple weighs, making her the smallest baby ever born, per the BBC . Yu Xuan's mother, who had...

She Didn't Think She Could Get Pregnant While Pregnant. Wrong
She Didn't Think
She Could Get
Pregnant While
Pregnant. Wrong
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She Didn't Think She Could Get Pregnant While Pregnant. Wrong

UK woman gives birth to rare superfetation 'super twins,' conceived 3 weeks apart

(Newser) - Rebecca Roberts' first shock when she went for an ultrasound at around 12 weeks during her pregnancy was finding out she was having twins. The second shock was more of a mystery: Doctors were baffled as to why one of the UK woman's fetuses was much bigger than the...

Toddler to Release First Album, Recorded While Still a Fetus

Luca Yupanqui's 'Sounds of the Unborn' comes out on April 2

(Newser) - If Nirvana hadn't named its final studio album In Utero, Luca Yupanqui may have had the perfect name for her own debut. Instead, the US toddler will have to settle for the slightly wordier Sounds of the Unborn when her album drops on April 2, the results of her...

Nurses Saw Fire in Newborn Unit. For 10 Infants, It Was Too Late

Officials did manage to rescue 7 babies at hospital in Bhandara, India

(Newser) - A fire broke out in the intensive care unit of a government-run hospital in western India early Saturday, killing 10 infants, police and news reports said, per the AP . A preliminary investigation suggests the fire was caused by an electrical short circuit, a police rep says. The Press Trust of...

Ex-Arizona Official Jailed for 'Baby-Selling' Scheme
They Hoped to Adopt. They
Walked Into a 'Baby Mill'
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They Hoped to Adopt. They Walked Into a 'Baby Mill'

Ex-Arizona official jailed for 'baby-selling' scheme prosecutors say spanned 3 states

(Newser) - A former Arizona elected official and adoption lawyer has been sentenced to six years in prison in Arkansas for what prosecutors say was a scheme that involved smuggling dozens of pregnant women from the Marshall Islands into US states to give birth, reports the Washington Post . Paul Petersen, 45, "...

Baby Waiting to Be Born for 28 Years Is Finally Here

Molly Gibson, born from an adopted embryo frozen in 1992, sets a world record

(Newser) - In a twist on adoption, a Tennessee infant born in October now holds a world record that was previously claimed by her big sister. Per the New York Post , Tina and Ben Gibson had tried to have a child for five years, but they'd struggled to conceive (Ben has...

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