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

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 (sciencedaily.com)

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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