Tag Archives: Babies

Act now or babies will DIE, charities warn

Act now or babies will DIE: Charities beg firm behind a ‘miracle £450,000 drug’ for crippling genetic condition to work with NHS to make it available Spinraza, or nusinersen, is proven to reverse spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) Officials are trying to get it on the NHS in England, Wales and Northern Ireland Most sufferers battling… Read More »

Democrats block Senate bill requiring medical care for babies that survive abortion

Senate Democrats on Monday blocked an effort to pass legislation clarifying that babies who survive attempted abortions must receive medical care. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., rejected the motion to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, authored by Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., and co-sponsored by other Republicans. Sasse had sought to pass the bill via… Read More »

Giving babies and toddlers antibiotics can increase the risk of obesity

Antibiotics can be lifesaving, but they can have serious downsides — including increasing the risk of obesity when they are given early in life, according to a recent study. Antibiotics kill bacteria. That can be a very good thing when the bacteria are causing a serious infection. But antibiotics don’t limit themselves to killing infection-causing… Read More »