Tag - babies



Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Nov 30, 2021
Violence by fathers against newborns in Japan shows urgent need for education
When some infants show an aversion toward their fathers, experts warn against interpreting this as rejection, cautioning that it is a sign of cognitive development.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Mar 6, 2021
Can't sleep? Treat yourself like a baby
Techniques used to help babies snooze may also work on grown-ups.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Sep 19, 2019
Gut feeling: Baby stool study finds bacteria different after C-section births, offering immune system clues
A huge study of babies' stool samples has found key differences between infants born vaginally and via Cesarean section, offering clues about the development of the human immune system, researchers said on Wednesday.
Japan Times
Aug 23, 2019
Japan's baby food market growing steadily despite low birthrate
Japan' baby food market is on a steady expansion track despite a falling number of children thanks to growing demand from working parents seeking convenient, precooked baby food.
Japan Times
May 1, 2019
Former Japanese adult film actress Sora Aoi reports birth of twins in online streaming event
Japanese actress Sora Aoi, who is hugely popular in China, gave birth to twin boys on Wednesday and reported their safe delivery to her fans from her hospital bed in a live online video viewed more than 1 million times.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Apr 5, 2019
Japan medical panel starts talks on uterus transplants
The Japanese Association of Medical Sciences (JAMS) has established a committee to discuss whether uterus transplants should be allowed in Japan, sources with knowledge of the matter have said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 27, 2019
World's smallest baby boy, born weighing 268 grams, now healthy and sent home from Tokyo hospital
Keio University in Tokyo said Tuesday that a baby with a birth weight of 268 grams had been released from care at its hospital after growing to a weight of 3,238 grams, becoming the smallest boy in the world to be sent home healthy.
Japan Times
Dec 21, 2018
Number of babies born in Japan in 2018 lowest since records began; population decline the highest
The figures reveal the difficulty of the governmentu2019s goal of raising the total fertility rate amid the population decline.
Japan Times
Nov 28, 2018
Chinese scientist reveals second gene-altered pregnancy under way
The Chinese researcher who claims to have created the world's first genetically-altered babies revealed a possible second pregnancy had resulted from his project, highlighting the dilemmas facing China's leaders as they attempt to control a nascent industry racing to dominate genomics research globally.
Japan Times
Apr 24, 2018
Tokyo man switched at birth seeks out parents, and answers
For a Tokyo man, being told by friends and neighbors that he looked nothing like his parents was a source of pain growing up, and his own suspicions that he might not be his parents' biological son proved to be true many years later.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 30, 2018
Pediatric center requests OK to launch embryonic stem cell trial for liver treatment
A medical institution has applied for permission to carry out a clinical trial that will attempt to use embryonic stem cells to treat babies with a severe liver condition, which would be a first for Japan.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 4, 2018
Kawasaki mom arrested after dead newborn's body found in suitcase
A 36-year-old mother has confessed to abandoning the body of her newborn in a suitcase near her apartment in Kanagawa Prefecture, police said Sunday.
Jan 19, 2018
Woman gives birth on Joban Line train in Chiba
A woman gave birth to a baby girl on a train at a station in Chiba Prefecture on Friday. The mother and child were taken to a hospital by ambulance, firefighters said.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 9, 2018
Japanese baby products firm Ficelle makes full-scale Thai debut
Ficelle Inc. is advancing into Thailand in earnest to promote its popular baby clothing brand and other products to cash in on expected strong demand in one of Southeast Asia's largest markets.
Japan Times
Dec 22, 2017
Births in Japan head for new all-time low
Japan is on track to produce only 941,000 babies for 2017 u2014 the lowest since the statistic started being tracked in 1899, health ministry data show.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Dec 16, 2017
Kumamoto 'baby hatch' hospital proposes anonymous childbirth
The hospital in Kumamoto that hosts Japanu2019s only u201cbaby hatchu201d is lobbying for a way to let women in unwanted pregnancies anonymously give birth.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jun 2, 2017
Population takes record dip as births fall below 1 million for first time since 1899
The annual number of babies born in Japan fell below 1 million for the first time in 2016, while over 1.3 million people died, resulting in the largest population decline on record, a government survey showed Friday.
Apr 10, 2017
Infant botulism claims 6-month-old Tokyo boy who was fed honey
A 6-month-old boy in Adachi Ward, Tokyo, died late last month of infant botulism after his family fed him honey, according to the metropolitan government.
Mar 6, 2017
Japan's second baby hatch postponed
The planned establishment of Japan's second baby hatch, a place where people can anonymously leave unwanted babies, in Kobe has been put off, according to the nonprofit organization preparing to manage the facility.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 9, 2017
Kanagawa center taps diagnostic advances to detect fetal heart ailments
Advances in ultrasonic diagnostic technology have given a ray of hope to pregnant women whose babies have serious cardiac ailments.


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