Tag Archives: Newborn

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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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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Low Awareness Costs Big to SCD Kids

Payal Gwalani, TNN Jun 24, 2012, 01.07AM IST NAGPUR: Till she turned eight, Devanand Ubale of Jalgaon did not even know his daughter suffered from sickle cell disease. The little girl kept battling various discomforts that come with the condition, and … Continue reading

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Sickle Shaped Threat

Sickle cell anaemia is a rare genetic blood disorder which may cause body pains and if not treated at the right time could prove to be fatal Your child has been suffering from immense pain and weakness. If you have … Continue reading

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Know about Newborn Screening before your baby arrives

This could be one of the most important things to learn before your precious baby arrives.  Don’t be like me;  I – lucky beyond belief – learned about newborn screening last minute in the hospital after Alena was born.  The … Continue reading

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Leading Newborn Screening Organization Announces Partnership to Support Advocacy on Global Level

CINCINNATI, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Save Babies Through Screening Foundation (SBTS), the only national volunteer-run nonprofit organization devoted exclusively to the advocacy of newborn screening (NBS), is pleased to announce a new partnership with World Solutions Against Infectious Diseases(WSAID). Since 2010, WSAID … Continue reading

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To save a life, no amount is too much

Sanjana Praveen Shivanka is 20 months old and has severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID). The Sri Lankan ‘bubble baby’, suffered from a condition which forced him to live in a sterile environment as his immune system was seriously compromised. Like 16 … Continue reading

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