Providing new mothers with a “baby box” – a cardboard bassinet with a mattress and fitted cotton sheet – reduces the likelihood that they’ll adopt the unsafe habit of sharing a bed with their newborn, new research shows.
NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Thousands of survivors of devastating floods and landslides in Sri Lanka are at risk of potentially fatal diseases such as dengue fever, charities warned on Monday as the death toll from the disaster continued to rise.
PARIS (Reuters) – Duck farmers in southwestern France resumed operations on Monday with the latest outbreak of bird flu now deemed to be under control after the culling of millions of birds and a six-week halt to production.
KINSHASA (Reuters) – Democratic Republic of Congo’s health ministry has approved the use of a new Ebola vaccine to counter an outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever in its northeast that has killed four people, a spokesman said on Monday.
SOFIA (Reuters) – Bulgaria said on Saturday it would conduct checks on different food products of multinational companies sold in the Balkan state and compare them with food sold in richer western European countries, amid concerns over quality.