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(as) innocent as a newborn babe

1. Blameless or faultless. I swear, I didn't pull the fire alarm—I'm innocent as a newborn babe!
2. Unsophisticated, inexperienced, or gullible. This is her first job—she's as innocent as a newborn babe.
See also: babe, innocent, newborn

*innocent as a lamb

 and *innocent as a newborn babe 
1. guiltless. (*Also: as ~.) "Hey! You can't throw me in jail," cried the robber. "I'm innocent as a lamb."
2. naive; inexperienced. (*Also: as ~.) She's eighteen years old, but innocent as a newborn babe.
See also: innocent, lamb
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The global newborn screening market spans across five major regions, namely, Latin America, Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East and Africa.
Neonatal sepsis refers to bacteremia and associated clinical signs and symptoms occurring in the first month of life.9,10 It is among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in newborns. As the immune system of newborns has not fully developed at birth, they are relatively immunocompromised, rendering them vulnerable to infections.11 In this prospective study, we aimed to evaluate the maternal and neonatal vitamin D status and the effect of vitamin D levels on the development of neonatal sepsis.
UCH's Chief Medical Director, Professor Temitope Alonge, said some newborn deaths were an aftermath of mothers that were poorly fed who ended up with malnourished babies.
To ensure entitlement to thisbenefit, "newborns need to be in the facility for at least 24 hours after birth except those who warrant immediate referral to a higher level facility," PhilHealth said.
They reminded that almost three decades ago, the Convention on the Rights of the Child guaranteed every newborn the right to the highest standard of health care, and it is time for countries around the world to make sure the legislative, medical, human and financial resources are in place to turn that right into a reality for every child.
In case of premature infants, newborns and younger children, lack of verbal communication skills does not equal lack of pain perception [3].
ISLAMABAD -- United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Friday on World Prematurity Day said that each year over 600 newborns die in Pakistan due to complications related to birth asphyxia, prematurity and sepsis.
The Kangaroo Mother Care initiative is being introduced in these centres and awareness raising activities are ongoing towards improving care for the newborn at home including timely and appropriate referrals for small and sick newborns.
However, the number of newborn deaths is still high and continued efforts are imperative to save preciously lives," the UNICEF press release said further.
Parents' concerns are a source of reliable information to recognize newborn's health needs and then provide effective neonatal and pediatric nursing care to support parenting.
Newborn Evolution takes this model and works with clients to merge these two very different theories, so the end result is greater career success, and increased salaries by incorporating Jungian Psychology and Eastern Philosophies.
In April 25 letters to leaders of the House and Senate Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Committee on Appropriations, APHA and 25 other health and advocacy organizations thanked the leaders for strongly supporting federal newborn screening programs.
figure By COLLINS OMULObr figure By NJOKI CHEGEbr Mothers and newborns were on Wednesday morning left in pain and stranded following a 2am fire at the maternity wing of Mbagathi Hospital in Nairobi.The fire is suspected to have been caused by a power blackout that plunged the hospital into pitch darkeners after one of the main switches was blown up.
Qatar's newborn screening programme, established in 2003, has enabled the early diagnoses of over 850 babies born with various diseases and disorders.