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Feed Science Daily: Better Births Feature Continuous Care For Moms, 'Kangaroo' Care For Kids (

When it comes to giving birth, some traditional approaches could result in happier and healthier moms and newborns, according to two research reviews. Women who have a midwife, doula or a supportive family member with them throughout labor are more likely to have a shorter labor, less likely to use painkillers during labor and more likely to be satisfied with their childbirth experience, compared to those who receive regular hospital care.

Feed Science Daily: 'Smart' Fabrics Integrate Biosensors To Monitor Respiration Rate And Body Temper (

Researchers have fabricated and tested two similar but slightly different biosensors that can measure important physiological signs. Integrated into "smart" fabrics -- garments with wireless technology -- the sensors will be able to monitor a patient's respiration rate and body temperature in real time and thus provide point-of-care diagnostics to health-care professionals and greater freedom for patients.

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