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2013-11-23 23:02:49

The Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) of Women's Excellence are now offering visits for patients who are not yet pregnant but are considering pregnancy in the very near future. A preconception visit will get a new pregnancy off to a healthy start. Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (PRWEB) November 23, 2013 Thinking about starting a family? Prevention is the best medicine. The Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs), Tracie Achrem and Chris Borowski, of Women's Excellence in Midwifery are now...

2013-11-21 08:28:13

"Magnet Effect" caused by access to innovative ultrasound technology includes positive clinical trends in antenatal visits and newborn deliveries ANDOVER, Mass., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest neonatal mortality rate (32 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2012) and accounts for 38 percent of neonatal deaths globally.[i] Concomitantly, the maternal mortality rate is estimated at 500 deaths per 1,000,000 live births representing 162,000 maternal deaths...

2013-11-19 08:28:36

Initial commitment of $6 million dedicated to addressing growing U.S. problem WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that Merck for Mothers has launched programs aimed at decreasing the number of women across the United States who die from or suffer severe complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2013-11-04 16:28:28

Gary M. Shaw, DrPH Receives Agnes Higgins Award BOSTON, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A researcher who showed that what a woman consumes during pregnancy may increase her baby's risk of developing a birth defect will receive the March of Dimes Agnes Higgins Award for outstanding achievements in the field of maternal-fetal nutrition. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130214/DC59689LOGO) Gary M. Shaw, DrPH, is professor and associate chair for Clinical...

2013-10-02 12:05:01

Community health officers (health workers who are not trained midwives) can safely give injections of the drug oxytocin to prevent severe bleeding after delivery (postpartum hemorrhage) when attending home births in rural areas of Ghana, according to a study by US and Ghanaian researchers in this week's PLOS Medicine. The researchers, led by Cynthia Stanton from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the US, also found that oxytocin injections halved the risk of postpartum...

2013-09-29 04:20:14

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia, Sept. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Marketing Summit Malaysia 2013 kicked off today with global marketing experts sharing the view that marketing in the 21(st) century requires a new partnership between government, enterprise and civil society, focused on creating and sharing prosperity. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130929/HK88382 ) Dr Fahim Kibria, Secretary General and Chief Marketing Officer of World Marketing Summit Group, delivered a...

2013-09-23 23:02:54

Funds Will Ensure Delivery of Essential Services and Commodities to Help Save Millions of Lives and Position the Global Community to Achieve MDGs 4 and 5 New York, NY (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 Today, the World Bank Group, UNICEF, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Norway announced a collective total of USD $1.15 billion in funding over the next three years to accelerate progress toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5, and to ensure...

2013-09-23 20:22:31

NEW YORK, September 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- - Since the MDGs' launch, many notable health successes resulted from coordinated actions by many contributors from public and private sectors and civil society. - Pharmaceutical companies lead over 220 partnerships to strengthen health systems and improve peoples' health in low- and middle-income countries. - Research-based pharmaceutical industry's contributions to...

2013-09-09 23:04:07

Today, the United Nations Foundation and Planned Parenthood Federation of America are honoring the life and legacy of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg with the third annual International Family Planning Hero Award. (PRWEB) September 09, 2013 Women in the U.S. and around the world lost an unwavering champion back in June. Today, the United Nations Foundation and Planned Parenthood Federation of America are honoring the life and legacy of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg with the third...

2013-09-04 11:53:59

A global group of experts has established research priorities addressing care for women prior to pregnancy, in a consensus statement published in PLOS Medicine this week. Sohni Dean and Zulfiqar Bhutta from the Aga Khan University, Karachi, collaborated with colleagues to identify the most important research areas for preconception care that need to be addressed in order to reduce deaths and disability in women and children. Prevention of maternal and child mortality has featured...