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2010-03-11 23:01:00

New, National Amnesty International Report Finds Systemic Failures and Shocking Disparities in Maternal Health Care, Contributing to High Rates of Deaths and Rising Incidences of 'Near Misses' NEW YORK, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amnesty International called on President Obama today to quickly establish an Office of Maternal Health to lead government action to reduce soaring pregnancy-related complications and maternal deaths nationwide. The human rights organization said the...

2010-03-11 23:01:00

29 Percent of Women Live in a Medically Underserved Area NEW YORK, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In releasing a new report on maternal health nationwide, Amnesty International today revealed that flaws and shocking disparities in maternal health care that the government is ignoring lead to two to three women dying daily in the United States from pregnancy-related complications, with half of these deaths believed preventable, according to the Centers for Disease Control. A...

2010-03-11 23:01:00

38 Percent of Women Live in a Medically Underserved Area NEW YORK, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In releasing a new report on maternal health nationwide, Amnesty International today revealed that flaws and shocking disparities in maternal health care that the government is ignoring lead to two to three women dying daily in the United States from pregnancy-related complications, with half of these deaths believed preventable, according to the Centers for Disease Control. A...

2010-03-11 23:01:00

61 Percent of Women Live in a Medically Underserved Area NEW YORK, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In releasing a new report on maternal health nationwide, Amnesty International today revealed that flaws and shocking disparities in maternal health care that the government is ignoring lead to two to three women dying daily in the United States from pregnancy-related complications, with half of these deaths believed preventable, according to the Centers for Disease Control. A...

2010-03-11 23:01:00

43 Percent of Women Live in a Medically Underserved Area NEW YORK, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In releasing a new report on maternal health nationwide, Amnesty International today revealed that flaws and shocking disparities in maternal health care that the government is ignoring lead to two to three women dying daily in the United States from pregnancy-related complications, with half of these deaths believed preventable, according to the Centers for Disease Control. A...

2010-03-11 23:01:00

49 Percent of Women Live in a Medically Underserved Area NEW YORK, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In releasing a new report on maternal health nationwide, Amnesty International today revealed that flaws and shocking disparities in maternal health care that the government is ignoring lead to two to three women dying daily in the United States from pregnancy-related complications, with half of these deaths believed preventable, according to the Centers for Disease Control. A...

2010-03-11 23:01:00

New York Is 47th Among All States in Maternal Mortality; 40 Percent of Women Live in a Medically Underserved Areas NEW YORK, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In releasing a new report on maternal health nationwide, Amnesty International today revealed that flaws and shocking disparities in maternal health care that the government is ignoring lead to two to three women dying daily in the United States from pregnancy-related complications, with half of these deaths believed preventable,...

2010-03-08 15:07:00

ATLANTA, March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, Health & Development International (HDI) announced the results of its Rapid Maternal Mortality and Obstetric Fistula Prevention Project today, in advance of its second hosted global meeting on this topic to be held at The Carter Center in Atlanta on March 9 and 10. This is the world's first pilot project devoted to the rapid prevention of obstetric fistula in women. Obstetric fistula is...

2010-02-23 11:15:38

New GAPPS Repository of data, tissue specimens will be resource for researchers worldwide A new report issued Feb. 22 identifies the enormous global impact of preterm birth and stillbirth"”and what can be done to decrease it. Globally, an estimated 13 million babies are born preterm each year. Newborn deaths now account for more than 42 percent of mortality in children under the age of five, a rise from 37 percent in the year 2000. Additionally, an estimated 3.2 million are...

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2010-02-18 14:13:22

More than 500,000 women die each year worldwide due to complications arising from pregnancy and childbirth. Half of these women live in sub-Saharan Africa. A research team from the King Juan Carlos University (URJC) in Madrid says these women are not dying as a result of any illness, but rather from a lack of basic healthcare measures. "Maternal mortality is a good indicator of a country's healthcare situation and of the inequalities between men and women", Jos© Luis...


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'