Breathing program may help save newborns' lives: studies

Jan 22 2013, 13:00 IST
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SummaryTraining midwives and other birth attendants to help babies start breathing immediately after birth if they need help may prevent stillbirths and newborn deaths in the developing world, according to two US studies.

College in Belgaum, Karnataka, and colleagues, found.

According to United Nations data, 32 babies die in India for every 1,000 live births, and 26 per 1,000 die in Tanzania.

The Helping Babies Breathe program is supported in part by the Laerdal Foundation for Acute Medicine. Laerdal Medical manufactures breathing simulators and other products related to the program's work. (Reporting by Elaine Lies)

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