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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, and/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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It also highlights that the risk of dying as a newborn varies enormously depending on where a baby is born and newborn survival is closely linked to a country's income level.
is sometimes referred to as a PKU test: Even though health professionals may refer to newborn screening as a PKU test, the name can be misleading.
However, the reality is huge inequities exist in South Asia and not enough women and their newborns benefit from quality care.
The availability of rural health facilities in various parts of the region also contributed in convincing parents to deliver their babies in the hospitals and for them to subject their children to the required newborn screening.
Given the success of therapeutic hypothermia for moderate to severe newborn encephalopathy, many neonatologists are expanding the indications for treatment.
The global newborn screening equipment market is expected to grow at a faster rate during the forecast period.
The subject of newborn and maternal health cannot be of greater importance to families, society and the world.
Throughout the Series, evidence and experience from some of the most improved, as well as the worst affected, countries shows that newborn and maternal deaths are preventable," Professor Bhutta said.
They said that globally and in Pakistan newborn mortality is very high and constitutes around two third of under 5 child deaths in Pakistan.
The authors conclude that although the use of newborn circumcision for WV
Newborn screening can help prevent death or disability, if treatment follows (1,3).
The newborn was discovered by a cleaner who received a complaint from a passenger who had found an excessive amount of blood in the bathroom.
This inexpensive assay of a dried blood sample taken from a newborn facilitates early detection of the condition and its highly effective treatment using a special diet.
Newborn screening is one of the most vigorous expressions of public health genetics.