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Niger Ousts Afghanistan As Worst Place To Be A Mother
2012-05-10 11:46:59

Just days before Mother’s Day, the Save the Children foundation released their 13th annual ranking of the best and worst countries to be a mom.

Preterm Births Soar Worldwide
2012-05-03 05:07:02

A new study, “Born Too Soon: The Global Action Report on Preterm Birth,” reports that 15 million babies are born preterm, more than 1 million die as a result of being born early, and three-quarters of the babies could be saved if cost-effective interventions were made.

2012-02-17 11:09:19

Canada's ranking in international child health indexes would dramatically improve if measurements were standardized.

2012-01-18 22:51:09

A large regional hospital in Ghana saw a reduction in maternal and infant deaths after continuous quality improvement (QI) initiatives were put into place through a collaborative partnership.

2011-11-18 03:50:38

The nation's preterm birth rate slipped under 12 percent for the first time in nearly a decade, the fourth consecutive year it declined, potentially sparing tens of thousands of babies the serious health consequences of an early birth.

2011-09-21 13:04:08

Women whose first pregnancy ended in infant death are significantly more likely to have a subsequent stillbirth finds new research published today (21 September) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.