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Weight gain increases risk of stillbirth, patients dissatisfied with foreign nurses and the instant baby calming trick

A round-up of the morning’s health news headlines

Gaining weight between pregnancies increases the risk to the second child, reports the Guardian.

A study found women who put on as little as 6kg after their first pregnancy had a 30-50% higher risk of having a stillborn baby or a baby dying in its first year.

Hospitals with more nurses recruited from overseas experience a drop in patient satisfaction ratings, reports the Express.

Professor Anne Marie Rafferty, study co-author from King’s College London, said: ‘Language differences, cultural expectations, and professional norms of different countries may all contribute to patients’ perceptions and create challenges for rapid and effective decision-making for acutely ill hospitalised patients.’

A new technique to calm a crying baby instantly has gone viral on social media, reports the Telegraph.

The video viewed more than a million times since Sunday shows Dr Robert Hamilton, founder of Pacific Ocean Pediatrics in Santa Monica, using a technique called ‘The Hold’, or facilitated tucking.

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