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Warren Street baby: Student helps deliver newborn at Tube station

Image copyright BTP Image caption The London Ambulance Service was called to Warren Street Station A medical student who helped deliver a baby at a central London Tube station said it was a panicked situation. Hamzah Selim, 21, was on his way home from an anatomy lecture when he heard a woman screaming for help at Warren Street Station on Tuesday afternoon. The first-year medic rushed to help the woman, who was standing in a “pool of blood” alongside her sister, and used his jumper to protect the newborn. The…

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Malta airlifts newborn and mother from migrant ship

Image copyright AFP Image caption The baby was taken to hospital in Malta after being born three days earlier on a beach in Libya Malta has airlifted a newborn and his mother from a Spanish migrant rescue ship and rejected accusations that it had refused food to more than 300 other migrants on board. The baby was born three days earlier on a beach in Libya and his life was in danger, the Proactiva charity said. Proactiva’s boat was refused entry to Malta and Italy, while France, Tunisia and Libya…

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Athletics: Felix and new-born daughter ‘fine’ after emergency C-section

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Six-time Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix gave birth to her daughter Camryn via emergency C-section last month and despite the premature birth, both mother and child were “doing fine,” U.S. Track and Field said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Olympic Champion and Member of LA2028 AAC Allyson Felix gives a speech at the presentation of Los Angeles 2028 at the 131st IOC session in Lima, Peru September 13, 2017. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo Medical complications required the baby to be born at 32 weeks and she will need additional…

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Woman’s ovarian cyst ‘weight of seven newborn babies’

Image copyright Keely Favell / Hook News A woman lost a third of her bodyweight after surgery to remove a 26kg ovarian cyst – the weight of seven newborn babies. Despite multiple negative pregnancy tests, doctors insisted Keely Favell must be pregnant as her stomach grew in size. When asked questions about baby due dates, she spared people’s embarrassment by playing along. But the 28-year-old believed herself to be “just fat”. Ms Favell, from Swansea, started gaining weight in 2014. “I’ve always been chunky, but over the course of a…

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Paris zoo says hello to Java, its newborn baby orangutan

PARIS (Reuters) – A Paris zoo has welcomed a new addition to its menagerie – a baby Borneo orangutan called Java. The zoo at the French capital’s Jardin des Plantes (Botanical Gardens) said Java, a female, was born in the afternoon of Oct. 17. It was mum Theodora’s third time giving birth while dad Banggi became a father for the first time. As journalists snapped pictures of mother and baby on Wednesday, Theodora cradled Java in her arms before putting her over her shoulder. “She’s doing very well. She’s suckling…

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Number of newborn babies taken into care doubles – report

Image copyright Getty Images A new study suggests the number of newborn babies in England taken into care at birth has continued to rise. Population-level data show that over eight years the number of infants taken into care has more than doubled, from 1,039 in 2007-8 to 2,447 in 2016-17. A newborn is defined as a baby less than seven days old. Newborns are typically taken into care when when a child is assessed as suffering, or at risk of suffering, significant harm in the family home. The study showed…

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Killer whale mother finally lets dead newborn calf go, after 17 days

Image copyright Ken Balcomb, Center for Whale Research Image caption Whale J35 is seen here earlier supporting her dead calf A killer whale has stopped carrying her dead newborn calf after at least 17 days, during which she covered 1,000 miles (1,600km), scientists say. The whale “vigorously chased a school of salmon with her pod-mates in Haro Strait” off Canada’s Vancouver Island, the Center for Whale Research said. “Her tour of grief is now over and her behaviour is remarkably frisky.” Killer whales have been known to carry dead calves…

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Dad ‘breastfeeds’ his newborn daughter when mum can’t

Image copyright Maxamillian Kendall Neubauer When a Wisconsin couple went into hospital for the birth of their baby it was not just mum who had an eventful night, dad had to step up in a way he never imagined. April Neubauer’s delivery was not easy, she had pre-eclampsia, and high blood pressure. Then a seizure resulted in an emergency Caesarean section. As baby Rosalie was born on 26 June, April had another seizure, and was whisked away for further treatment and recovery, having not yet held her baby. Instead little…

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Newborn planet pictured for first time

Image copyright ESO / A. Müller et al. Image caption The planet is visible to the right of its star, which has been obscured Astronomers have captured the image of a planet that’s still forming in the disk of gas and dust around its star. Researchers have long been on the hunt for a baby planet, and this is the first confirmed discovery of its kind. Young dwarf star PDS 70 is less than 10 million years old, and its planetary companion is thought to be between five and six…

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