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British Nurse Lucy Letby, already convicted of killing 7 babies, found guilty in attempted killing

Jul. 02, 2024 12:32 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British neonatal nurse who is serving a life sentence for murdering seven babies and attempting to murder six others was convicted Tuesday of trying to kill another infant in her care. Lucy Letby, 34, tried to kill a baby girl known as Child K in February 2016 at...

A growing community of breast milk donors in Uganda gives mothers hope

Jun. 02, 2024 08:09 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Early last year, Caroline Ikendi was in distress after undergoing an emergency Caesarean section to remove a stillborn baby and save two others. Doctors said one of the preterm babies had a 2% chance of living. If the babies didn’t get breast milk — which...

`Micropreemie' baby who weighed just over 1 pound at birth goes home from Illinois hospital

May. 14, 2024 15:12 PM EDT

NEW LENOX, Ill. (AP) — A baby girl who weighed just over one pound when she was born prematurely in November has beaten the odds and gone home with her parents after spending her first six months at a suburban Chicago hospital. Nyla Brooke Haywood was treated to a send-off party...

Premature baby girl rescued from her dead mother's womb dies in Gaza after 5 days in an incubator

Apr. 26, 2024 08:13 AM EDT

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — A premature Palestinian infant, rescued from her mother's womb shortly after the woman was killed in an Israeli airstrike, has died, her uncle said Friday. Sabreen Jouda died in a Gaza hospital on Thursday after her health deteriorated and medical teams...