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Baby skin sensor heart checks are 'invaluable', say doctors

Researchers say all newborn babies should have a simple extra check for serious heart defects which can otherwise go undetected.

A study, published in the medical journal The Lancet, suggests using a skin sensor to check blood oxygen levels which can alert doctors to any problems straight away making it easier to treat them.

Branwen Jeffreys reports.

  • 05 Aug 2011
  • From the section Health
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