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Newborn baby being weighed in a hospital. The scales show a weight of 3.82 kilograms, which is a healthy weight for a newborn baby. A newborn baby's weight is recorded so that the weight of the baby can be tracked as it develops over the coming months. A decrease in weight, or slow increase in weight, can be an indication of health problems. The weights of the babies are also used to produce medical statistics for the population of an area. Photographed in 2006, in maternity house 5 in Rostov, Russia.
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