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2012-04-11 22:09:44

Ensuring good health prior to conception minimizes risk of complications in pregnancy A newly published article in the journal Nursing for Women's Health highlights the importance of a woman's ability to time her childbearing. The author asserts that contraception is a means of health promotion and women who work with their health care providers to ensure they are healthy prior to conceiving can minimize their risk of complications during pregnancy and childbirth. According to the...

2012-03-22 12:19:34

Long-term field research results in practical strategy In the hope of reducing maternal mortality in a region where 1 woman in 31 loses her life as she carries or gives birth to her baby, a workshop has been organized in Mali today by the Global Health Initiative of the University of Montreal Superhospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) and the Government of Mali's Ministry of Health. Since 2006, researchers affiliated with the CRCHUM, the University of Montreal and the University of Bamako have...

2012-03-14 14:00:00

Mercy Hospital is addressing the three main health challenges in the developing world: lack of access, inability to pay for treatment and a shortage of doctors. In Sierra Leone, 1 in 21 women will not survive child birth, one of the highest rates in the world. Mercy Hospital and the Sierra Leonean United Methodist Church (UMC) health network are looking for opportunities to improve impact and efficiency to reduce maternal and child mortality. It's not about just bringing more equipment,...

2012-01-18 22:51:09

Sustainability is Key to Success, Says Study from Wake Forest Baptist 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. New research from lead author Medge Owen, M.D., a professor of obstetrical anesthesiology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, outlines how QI initiatives that demonstrate best practices and care can increase overall survival...

2011-10-21 09:15:28

Violent deaths are outpacing traditional causes of maternal mortality, such as hemorrhage and preeclampsia, and conflicts with intimate partner are often a factor, researchers report. "We found that the mortality rate from homicide and suicide were more common than what we think of as traditional causes of maternal mortality," said Dr. Christie L. Palladino, an obstetrician-gynecologist and educational researcher at Georgia Health Sciences University. "It's not what you want to read, but...

2011-09-21 12:14:08

International efforts to address maternal and child health challenges appear to be working, yet few countries will meet Millennium Development Goals for maternal mortality and child mortality With four years left for countries to achieve international targets for saving the lives of mothers and children, more than half the countries around the world are lowering maternal mortality and child mortality at an accelerated rate, according to a new analysis by the Institute for Health Metrics...

2011-08-30 11:37:52

ESC EURObservational Research Programme registry in Pregnancy and Heart Disease finds maternal Pre-existing heart disease in pregnancy remains a concern. Complications are frequent and in some cases may be life-threatening for both the mother and her child. In Europe maternal heart disease has now become the major cause of maternal death during pregnancy. As interim data from the ESC's special registry on pregnancy in cardiac disease suggests, the numbers of women at risk is not in...


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