The number of babies born in Japan fell an estimated 5.9% this year to fewer than 900,000 for the first time since the government started compiling data in 1899, the welfare ministry said on Tuesday.
Parents, please take note. Researchers have revealed that less active infants may accumulate more fat, which in turn may put them at risk for obesity later in life.
Gunmen disguised as police attacked a hospital in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, killing 24 people including two newborn babies from a maternity clinic.
"About 100 children are already waiting for their parents in different centres of reproductive medicine. And if quarantine is extended, then it will not be about hundreds, but about thousands,” said ombudswoman Lyudmila Denisova.
The Zika virus is spread by mosquitoes, and can cause pregnant mothers to give birth to babies with a pattern of defects and disabilities called "congenital Zika syndrome."
Among those parents who have come up with novel monikers for their newborns, is a couple hailing from the Indian state of Chhattisgarh who named their twins Covid and Corona.
Suliyat Adulkareem, 29, gave birth to the babies, two boys, and two girls, at the Latifa Hospital for Women and Children on July 1.
Researching the impact that releasing antibiotics from manufacturing plants into India’s waterways has on the spread of potentially fatal drug-resistant infections is among the five new projects jointly announced by India and the UK to tackle anti-microbial resistance (AMR).