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2010-09-17 13:42:13

Educational gender gap closing; findings offer new path for accelerating progress in child health Women are advancing further in school than at any time in recent history, a trend that is having a tremendous impact on child mortality, according to new research from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. Between 1970 and 2009, mortality in children under age 5 dropped from 16 million to 7.8 million annually, and IHME researchers estimate that...

2010-09-01 09:00:00

LONDON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- EMI Music unveils today the complete tracklists and cover art for a broad selection of remastered John Lennon albums and new collections to be released on CD and digitally on 4 October (5 October in North America). Announced last month, EMI Music's global John Lennon 'Gimme Some Truth' catalogue campaign is being overseen by Yoko Ono and commemorates the music legend's 70th birthday on 9 October, 2010. Featured in the sweeping initiative are eight...

2010-08-31 13:27:03

Teen perception of bonding and control with mothers and fathers Canadian teenagers enjoy more freedom than French and Italian peers, according to a new study published in the Journal of Adolescence. The investigation, which examined how parents fashion emotional bonds and exert behavioural control with adolescents, was led by scientists from the University of Montreal, the Universit© de Rennes in France and the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Italy. Canada,...

2010-08-05 13:31:49

The incidence of premature babies has been stable or even increased over time. The phenomenon brings with it the possibility of neurological, sensorial, respiratory, cognitive or psychomotor consequences for the child, both in the short and the medium term. These consequences also are a concern to child psychiatrists and psychologists, as it is currently known that the progress of a premature baby and the appearance or otherwise of problems depend largely on the family environment, above all...

2010-06-24 07:00:00

-- With One Woman Dying Nearly Every Minute of Every Day in Pregnancy or Childbirth, CARE Asks World Leaders to Commit to $4 Billion Annually to Improve Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Globally -- WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CARE supports the Canadian government's prioritization of maternal and child health at the upcoming G8 Summit and calls on all G8 nations to come prepared to reach an agreement for concrete funding commitments to support health care interventions...

2010-06-22 15:39:59

Press release from PLoS Medicine Sub-Saharan Africa has only 11% of the world's population, yet more than half of the world's maternal, newborn and child deaths, and two-thirds of the world's AIDS deaths. New data reveal that the pace of mortality reduction is accelerating. With only 5 years remaining before the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) should be met, urgent action in countries is needed "” not global statistics and competitions over estimates. Two new articles in this week's...

2010-06-18 01:33:08

Benefit for infants born to black women may be greatest, study suggests Studies have shown fathers who are active in their children's upbringing can significantly benefit their children's early development, academic achievement and well being. Now, a new study by University of South Florida researchers suggests that a father's involvement before his child is born may play an important role in preventing death during the first year of life "“ particularly if the infant is black. The USF...

2010-05-25 09:03:52

Not using effective contraception once becoming sexually active multiplies up to 6 times the risk for teen pregnancy The effective use of contraception once becoming sexually active is the best way to avoid unwanted pregnancy during adolescence. This is just one of the conclusions of a study by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Universidad Complutense in Madrid which additionally reveals that using no contraception or using it well after starting sexual relations increases...

2010-05-12 06:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Labor Commissioner Angela Who: Bradstreet Denise Padres, Deputy Chief, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement Wendy Wright, Lactation Consultant and Founder of Lactation Navigation, LLC What: Seminar & Networking Event Thursday, May 13 - three events When: throughout the day 8:00 -9:00 12:00 Noon...

2010-05-07 07:10:00

SAN JUAN ISLAND, Wash., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- "We each have three mothers and an online Mother's Day activity now enables us to express our love for each of them," says Dr. Michael J. Cohen, the director of Project NatureConnect at Akamai University and the Institute of Global Education. The three mothers he refers to are identical with respect to birthing and nurturing our lives; we know and love them as our human mother, Mother Nature and Mother Earth. Each is a living being whose womb...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'