Latest Maternal health Stories

2012-07-11 05:47:38

Improving access to health care for minority women of childbearing age could improve pregnancy outcomes and reduce racial differences in infant mortality, according to an article in Journal of Women´s Health, a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free on the Journal of Women´s Health website. Infant mortality rates for non-Hispanic blacks and other minorities are much higher than for non-Hispanic whites. Better preconception...

2012-04-26 09:32:07

Using statistical tools to examine World Health Organization data, researchers found that in cases of obstructed labor, Caesarean delivery saves cost as well as lives Surgery, often thought to be too expensive for wholesale global health delivery, can be a highly cost-effective means of improving health in the developing world. According to World Health Organization estimates, a significant number of nations are insufficiently providing Caesarean deliveries to meet demand, resulting in...

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...

2011-12-23 23:55:00

Project HOPE says health education has been driving force in rebuilding healthy and stable lives for women and children in post-tsunami Indonesia and in helping rebuild shattered health care system. Millwood, VA (PRWEB) December 23, 2011 Maternal and Child Health Programs Empowering Communities for Better Health Global NGO Project HOPE says health education has been the driving force in rebuilding healthy and stable lives for women and children in post-tsunami Indonesia, and in helping to...

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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).