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2012-09-25 23:03:27

Eight Grants Given to Improve Women´s and Children´s Health Using Mobile Technology New York, NY (PRWEB) September 25, 2012 The Innovation Working Group (IWG) and mHealth Alliance announced the eight 2012 winners of catalytic grants today at a luncheon event held in support of Every Woman Every Child. The IWG mHealth catalytic grant mechanism, funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) and implemented in partnership with the World Health Organization...

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...


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