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Excerpts From Our Final Newborn Screening Newsletter For The Year 2012

2012 proved to be a very productive year for Newborn Screening in India and the “2012 Newborn Screening Symposium” in Mumbai sponsored by NeoGen, Bio-Rad and GE Healthcare was one of the highlights. In this event, clinicians got a chance to hear directly from … Continue reading

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Newborns in India to be Screened for Neonatal Disorders

Sajimon P S, TNN Jul 10, 2012, 03.18AM IST ALAPPUZHA: The National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) is all set to start newborn-screening programmes in all government hospitals in the state. This is part of the mission’s bid to save newborn babies … Continue reading

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Neonatal screening ‘helps prevent impaired growth’

By Noimot Olayiwola/Staff Reporter The Neonatal Screening Programme in Qatar, established at the Hamad Medical Corporation nine years ago, has screened a total of 135,205 newborn babies for metabolic and endocrine diseases up to September this year, senior consultant and … Continue reading

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A ‘heeling’ touch to ensure newborns’ healthy future

For months, Naresh and Natasha Pandit (name changed) couldn’t get over the sudden loss of their first child. The baby had suddenly passed away in the middle of the night without even as much as a whimper. So when the … Continue reading

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Screening the genes

Low- and middle-income countries are catching up on the use of screening for birth defects. Jane Parry reports. Courtesy: World Health Organization. Original article by Jane Parry, available on http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/90/8/12-030812/en/ The application of genomic research to public health services in the last … Continue reading

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Information for Parents- Newborn Screening in India

In India, Newborn Screening is not mandatory and is not available in all the hospitals. Chances are, if you are having a baby, your hospital may or may not have Newborn Screening Test available. It’s important to note here that … Continue reading

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Share your Newborn Screening Story at 1 Billion Happy Babies

Congratulations to SBTS- Save Babies Through Screening Foundation on starting 1 Billion Happy Babies Stories, to support Newborn Screening and help raise awareness on its importance. SBTS is starting this program with the help of a a grant provided by Partners of … Continue reading

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Newborn Screening Symposium- September, 2012

FOGSI Perinatology Committee and the Association of Fellow Gynecolgists are hosting the 1st Newborn Screening Symposium in India- Newborn Screening- Let’s make a start!, at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai on September 30, 2012.  NeoGen Labs is a strong supporter of Newborn Screening in India and … Continue reading

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Dr. Robert Guthrie – “Father” Of Mass Newborn Screening

When we discuss about people who have left the deepest mark in phenylketonuria disorder history, two names notably stand out – Dr. Ivar Asbjørn Følling, who discovered PKU, and Dr. Robert Guthrie, the man who made the first practical PKU screening test. While … Continue reading

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Preconception and prenatal genetic testing, Newborn Screening of rare diseases : How to empower individuals and support personal and voluntary decisions?

Rare diseases are chronic, severe, sometimes life threatening, always costly for the health care and social systems. Prenatal genetic testing and screening are currently proposed to future parents for a number of diseases, and newborn screening is performed after birth … Continue reading

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