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Doctor warns mothers to stop using camphor in babies’ clothes

Doctor warns mothers to stop using camphor in babies’ clothes

Ghana News, Health & Wellbeing
A paediatrician at the Bono Regional Hospital in Sunyani, Dr. Bright Asiamah, has called on mothers to stop using naphthalene balls in their babies’ clothes. He said that naphthalene balls can cause jaundice, a condition that causes the skin and eyes to turn yellow. Newborn jaundice is a common condition that occurs in about 60% of babies. It is caused by a buildup of bilirubin, a yellow pigment, in the blood. Bilirubin is produced when red blood cells break down. In newborns, the liver is not fully developed and cannot remove bilirubin from the blood as quickly as it should. Naphthalene balls are made of a substance called camphor. Camphor can break down red blood cells, which can lead to jaundice. Dr. Asiamah said that mothers should stop using naphthalene balls in their bab...
Ukraine: Premature Babies Struggling For Life In Bombed Cities

Ukraine: Premature Babies Struggling For Life In Bombed Cities

International
Doctors have begun seeing a sharp rise in the number of premature births in some areas of Ukraine, as the conflict enters its second month. Prenatal clinics in both Kharkiv and Lviv have told the BBC that the rate of preterm births has doubled or tripled in the past few weeks, as a result of stress and medical issues linked to the war. Read Full Story .... HERE >>> :   Source: BBC

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