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2014-03-27 08:34:33

New Advocacy Grants Will Strengthen Reproductive Health Rights in Nicaragua, Burkina Faso, Senegal and Uganda NEW YORK, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced the launch of a multi-faceted $50 million reproductive health program to prevent maternal deaths and help more women freely and safely make decisions about when to have children. At the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning, Michael R. Bloomberg committed $50 million to Family Planning 2020...

2014-02-21 08:26:12

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- K-V Pharmaceutical Company ("KV") announced today that Gregg Raybuck, a healthcare veteran with extensive experience in women's and children's health, has been appointed President of the Company's newly created Maternal Health Division, which will focus on marketing and developing FDA-approved products that address pregnancy management. This comes as part of a broader reorganization of the Company's operations that has created two new business units -...

2014-01-23 23:01:36

At the World Economic Forum, Key Partners Share “Achievement Roadmap” to Save at Least 2.2 Million At-Risk Children’s Lives in 2015 Davos, Switzerland (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 At an event at the World Economic Forum, key advocates for achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) presented a 700 day Achievement Roadmap to save the needed 2.2 million children’s lives to reach the global child health MDG by the December 31, 2015 deadline. This roadmap is in...

2014-01-23 16:24:30

Childbirth Connection Becomes Program of National Partnership for Women & Families WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two powerhouses that have been working for decades to improve the health of women, moms and families announced today that they have joined forces, with Childbirth Connection becoming a core program of the National Partnership for Women & Families. Childbirth Connection was founded in 1918 as the Maternity Center Association; its mission is to...

2014-01-09 08:29:10

Partnership reveals improved maternal health outcomes in Uganda and Zambia pilot districts WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of women dying during pregnancy and childbirth declined sharply over one year in eight pilot districts in Uganda and Zambia where Saving Mothers, Giving Life has deployed a battery of life-saving interventions, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-led public-private partnership announced today. The first annual report, a...

2013-12-16 23:21:29

“I subscribed to the Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Baby Text Messaging Service because we badly needed this information” says Khalifan Ramadan, who is one of the 300,000 Tanzanian registrants the service counts after its first year. The implementing mHealth Tanzania Partnership team states that partnerships are key for an effective mHealth initiative. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PRWEB) December 16, 2013 Khalifan benefits from the well working integrated partnership model that is at the core...

2013-12-13 23:04:28

Leading women's health website rebrands to better serve its community. Portland, ME (PRWEB) December 13, 2013 Women's Health Network signaled a new direction by recently introducing its new name, new website (http://www.womenshealthnetwork.com) and dynamic new team of women’s health experts. Formerly known as Women to Women’s Personal Program, this highly popular website has helped millions of women find the best, most effective solutions to their most common health concerns...

2013-12-02 21:09:31

The new report, “Maternal Mortality in France,” coordinated by Inserm Unit U953, Epidemiological Research Unit on Perinatal Health and Women’s and Children’s Health, announces a reduction in the rate of mortality due to postpartum hemorrhage—the leading cause of maternal mortality in France—for the 2007-2009 data compared to 2004-2006. Twenty recommendations have been formulated by the French National Expert Committee on Maternal Mortality with the aim of raising awareness among...

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...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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