Business students competing in this year’s Kellogg Biotech and Healthcare Competition at Northwestern University had an imaginary budget of $10 million and a not-so-simple challenge: figure out how to convince Nigerian health workers and new parents to apply a potentially…

About 10 in 100,000 babies worldwide are born with herpes, according to the first-ever estimate of the global burden of neonatal herpes infection.   An international team of researchers used prevalence and incidence data among 15- to 49-year-old women and 2010-2015 birth…

More births in health care facilities in low- and middle- income countries translates to a reduced risk of sepsis to neonates and overall gains in child survival. But poor-quality facilities face grave risks from antimicrobial resistance, write Ramanan Laxminarayan and…

Nearly 1/3 of the world’s newborn deaths occur in India where 58,000 babies die annually from superbugs. With that number bound to increase, "India is absolutely in the frontline for the problem of antibiotic resistance globally," says Ramanan Laxminarayan, director of the…

The rate of newborns in the US suffering from a syndrome linked to opioid exposure in the womb shot up almost 300% from 1999 to 2013, according to the CDC. Examining available hospital data from 28 states during those years, the researchers found that incidence of Neonatal…