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2014-04-17 16:26:50

Help IMA World Health delivers 10,000 Safe Motherhood Kits to South Sudan WASHINGTON, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every minute, a woman dies of complications from pregnancy or childbirth and many more suffer infection or injury. This Mother's Day, IMA World Health offers a gift idea that celebrates life by delivering Safe Motherhood Kits(TM) to strife-torn South Sudan, where maternal mortality rates are among the highest in the world. IMA's Safe Motherhood Kits...

2014-03-31 08:29:27

HAMILTON, ON, March 31, 2014 /CNW/ - This Mother's Day weekend, ten communities across Canada will host fundraising walks to improve maternal health in the developing world, where childbirth is one of the leading causes of death among adolescent girls and women. In Ontario, "Steps to Deliver Change" Walks will take place in the communities of Bradford West Gwillimbury, Cambridge, Dundas, East Toronto, London, St. Jacobs, Stouffville, and Sudbury. Two Ontario high schools will...

Children Tend To Be More Active When Their Moms Are Too
2014-03-24 10:58:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Mothers raising a small child may want to stay active just to keep up with their toddler, but according to a new study in the journal Pediatrics active moms establish a dynamic lifestyle pattern for their children as well – a pattern that is often carried through to adulthood. Conducted by a team of British researchers, the new study equipped both children and mothers with activity monitors. The UK team found that youngsters are not...

Breastfeeding Give Babies A Cognitive Boost For A Variety Of Reasons
2014-02-27 06:05:54

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over the years, many studies have shown that breastfed children score higher on IQ tests, and perform better in school. None of those studies, however, has been able to show why this is true. Theories seeking to explain why this is true include the mother-baby bonding time, something in the milk itself, and some unseen attribute of mothers who breastfeed their babies. A new study from Brigham Young's sociologists, published in The...

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...

Virgin Births Detailed In Christmas Edition Of The British Medical Journal
2013-12-18 06:03:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online For Christians around the world, this time of the year centers around the story of a virgin birth, but new research appearing in the holiday edition of the British Medical Journal (BMJ) reports that as many as one out of every 200 babies born in the US were delivered by women claiming never to have had sex. In the study, researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill interviewed 7,870 females between the ages of...

2013-10-17 11:04:22

Spatial and non-verbal skills differ little from those of kids born to older moms Contrary to popular belief, the intellectual development of children born to teen mums does not lag behind that of children born to mums in their 20s and 30s, finds research published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. While there is some difference in the speed of language development, the spatial and non-verbal skills of children born to teen mums don't differ from those of children born to...

2013-10-08 13:18:39

Contaminated water breeds low-weight babies, sometimes born prematurely Pregnant women living in areas with contaminated drinking water may be more likely to have babies that are premature or with low birth weights (considered less than 5.5 pounds), according to a study based at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Featured in the Canadian Journal of Economics, the study shows that the effects of contaminated water—which include numerous...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.