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Cooperation Between Faith-Based Organizations and UNFPA Critical to Maternal Health, Say Groups

... Fund, are critical to enhancing efforts to reduce maternal deaths and end violence against women. ... issues including humanitarian relief, migration, maternal health and women's empowerment. The 3-4 August ... outreach to increase support for work to reduce maternal death and end violence against women. To ...

Induced Labor May Improve Outcome in Risky Pregnancies

... of measures that the researchers labeled as poor maternal outcome, including death, eclampsia, pulmonary ... low platelet, or red blood cell, count). Poor maternal outcome occurred in 31 percent of the women who ... to a 29 percent lower risk for developing poor maternal outcome than those who were monitored, the study ...

Advocates for Health Millennium Development Goals Unite to Demand World Leaders Honor Funding Commitments

... chronically underfunding programs for AIDS, TB, maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health, ... their support for health systems strengthening, maternal and child health, and integrated health service ... as well as additional commitments made for maternal child health and health systems strengthening. ...

U of M researchers find childhood cancer risk rises with mother's age

... that although the absolute risk is low, advancing maternal age may be a factor and explain why, after other ... 7-10 percent, with every five-year increase in maternal age," Spector said. The researchers noted the ... for childhood cancer increases with advancing maternal age. Some of the possible explanations could be ...

Global Health Council Welcomes President Obama's Call in Ghana for Comprehensive Global Health Strategy

... the day with First Lady Michelle Obama to see the maternal health services provided at the U.S. Agency for ... the rate of both infant mortality but also maternal mortality is still far too high." During his ... is committed to working in partnership to reduce maternal and child deaths on the continent," said Jeffrey ...

Low birth weight linked to long-term respiratory problems

... including demographic characteristics and maternal smoking, the significant association between ... and adulthood. Dr. Walter notes that maternal smoking is a risk factor for low birth weight, ... he said. "[In this study] we did not find that maternal smoking confounded the affect of low birth weight ...

Strict maternal feeding practices not linked to child weight gain

... Obesity provides further evidence that strict maternal control over eating habits such as determining ... weight. "Our findings suggest that controlling maternal feeding practices probably do not cause increased ... were measured between 4-7 years and 7-9 years. maternal feeding practices were measured at each age ...

New Initiative Poised To Reduce Maternal Mortality Rates By More Than 25 Percent

... New Effort Addressing the Leading Cause of maternal Mortality to be featured in Upcoming Documentary ... groundbreaking new technologies in the field of maternal health sought to address this crisis head on. ... discuss dramatic results thus far in reducing maternal mortality utilizing this new technology and model ...

Overweight Moms More Likely to Have Asthmatic Kids

... might contribute to its development, including maternal smoking, the child's environment and more. ... data to account for confounding factors, such as maternal education, mode of delivery, maternal smoking during pregnancy, duration of ...

U.S. Maternal Health Program: Marks 20 Years of Support to Mothers and Childbearing Women

... research, prevent and treat the major causes of maternal death and disability in high burden countries. ... as breadwinners and bread-makers. By averting maternal death and disability that cost families and ... times greater than in the United States. USAID maternal health programs have helped to reduce under-5 ...

MiP Consortium awarded €11 million by EDCTP

... Malaria in pregnancy is a major cause of severe maternal anaemia and preventable low birth weight in ... Malaria also accounts for approximately 10% of maternal deaths, suggesting that an estimated 25,000 maternal deaths could be prevented each year by improved ...

Institution of a bedtime routine improves sleep in infants and toddlers, maternal mood

... of infant and toddler sleep, bedtime behavior and maternal mood. Results indicate that the establishment ... who rated their child's sleep as problematic. maternal mood also significantly improved. According ... quality of life. "There is no question that maternal mood and children's sleep impact one another. ...

ADA releases position paper on obesity, reproduction and pregnancy outcomes

... outcomes: Given the detrimental influence of maternal overweight and obesity on reproductive and ... Siega-Riz, PhD, RD, LDN, assistant professor of maternal and child health at the University of North ... offspring of normal-weight women, suggesting that maternal (obesity) alters development in the sensitive ...

Pregnant and Older May Mean More Complications

... Callaghan, a senior scientist in the CDC's maternal and Infant Health Branch in the Division of ... via cesarean, even if it means a disproportionate maternal risk as a trade-off. This is a cultural shift ... Callaghan, M.D., M.P.H., senior scientist, maternal and Infant Health Branch, Division of ...

How Much Fish to Eat While Pregnant?

... should include fish in their diet for optimal maternal health and fetal growth and development. That ... dedicated to disseminating the latest science on maternal and child health. "There's simply no other ... Healthy Babies Coalition partnered with the maternal Nutrition Group, an independent group of ...

£2.8 million grant to raise standards in maternal and newborn health

... Medicine (LSTM) have been awarded 2.8m to improve maternal and newborn health in five target countries - ... babies. Dr Nynke van den Broek, Head of the maternal and Newborn Health Unit at LSTM, explained that ... and newborn care are critical to reducing maternal and newborn deaths. RCOG and LSTM will be ...

Experts from Africa and Asia to Discuss Maternal Health in Live Online Chat

... -- 189 world leaders have pledged to reduce maternal mortality by three-quarters by 2015. But maternal health has seen the least progress of all of the ... to women, to host a live online chat about maternal health. Who: Annie Raja, General ...

New Jersey to Launch New Statewide Effort to Promote Childhood Obesity Prevention

... of Children's Hospitals, the Central New Jersey maternal and Child Health Consortium, the American Academy ... Robyn D'Oria, Executive Director, Central NJ maternal & Child Health Consortium, said "The Central New Jersey maternal and Child Health Consortium, Inc. (CNJMCHC) is a ...

Procter & Gamble Gives Back With 'GIVE Health'

... three charitable programs, including Pampers maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Global Campaign, PUR ... visit www.pggivehealth.org . About Pampers maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Global Campaign: Pampers has partnered with UNICEF to help eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus, a preventable disease that ...

Philippine Birthing Centers Help New Mothers, Healthy Infants

... which is the most important factor in preventing maternal and newborn mortality," said Dr. Sadia Parveen, ... project, "Saving Women's Lives Through Improved maternal Care." Goals of the project include reducing ... to pregnancy; providing women access to safe maternal and newborn care; and improving community health. ...

Obese Moms More Likely to Have Babies With Birth Defects

... study senior author Judith Rankin, a reader in maternal and perinatal epidemiology at Newcastle ... and have an increased risk of perinatal death. maternal obesity has also been linked to the development ... SOURCES: Judith Rankin, Ph.D., reader, maternal and perinatal epidemiology, Newcastle University, ...

Landmark Rh Immune Globulin Celebrates 40 Years of Saving Babies' Lives

... RhoGAM(R) and MICRhoGAM(R) are intended for maternal administration. Do not inject the newborn infant. ... of postpartum use, the product is intended for maternal administration. Do not inject the newborn ... pregnancies or the reproduction capacity of the maternal recipient. Rh Blood Type RhoGAM or ...

Video: Pampers Together with Actress Salma Hayek Helps UNICEF Move Closer Toward Goal of Eliminating Deadly Tetanus Through Global 'One Pack = One Vaccine' Campaign

... to Witness Firsthand the Devastating Effects of maternal and Neonatal Tetanus CINCINNATI, Feb. 5 ... UNICEF. The campaign assists UNICEF in fighting maternal and Neonatal Tetanus (MNT) by generating funding ... of the 46 remaining countries yet to eliminate maternal and Neonatal Tetanus -- wherever the need is the ...

Moms Who Breast-Feed Less Likely to Neglect Child

... suggest hormone released during act reinforces maternal bond MONDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) ... breast-feeding that promotes and reinforces maternal behavior. Animal studies have shown that this hormone is critical for the initiation of maternal behaviors in animals," Strathearn said. "It may ...

AJWS Encouraged by Obama Move to Rescind Global Gag Rule

... way to stop the spread of HIV and reduce rates of maternal mortality is to set aside ideology and politics ... health and sexual health education, maternal health and well-baby care, and prevention and ... number of unsafe abortions and decrease rates of maternal mortality. Messinger believes that Obama's move ...

Severe Obstetric Complications on the Increase

... The study found the incidence of severe maternal complications increased. The biggest jump ... type of surgery, and it's a high contributor to maternal mortality," Meikle said. The percentage of ... in severe complications wasn't related to rising maternal age, but that some complications, such as the ...

Mothers, Newborns at High Risk in Developing World

... simple. There is an inextricable link between maternal and infant survival," Caryl Stern, president and ... access to here in the U.S., it is easy to take maternal and prenatal care for granted, but every year, the number of maternal deaths worldwide exceeds 500,000, including about ...

Antacid Medication in Pregnancy May Increase Childhood Asthma

... Population-based study links maternal prescriptions with child health data. ... or prescriptions for allergy medications by 2006. maternal use of acid-suppressive medicines was associated ... Asthma was the most commonly reported condition; maternal use of acid-suppressive medications increased its ...

Mom's Cells Prime Fetal Immune System

... with human tissue, the researchers found that maternal cells were present in the developing fetal ... (Treg), which blocked fetal T-cell responses to maternal cells," Mold said. Mold's team also showed ... more effective in blocking T-cell responses to maternal cells than they were to paternal cells," Mold ...

Newborns exposed to maternal smoking more irritable, difficult to soothe

... less attention has focused on the effects of maternal smoking on newborn neurobehavior. In the ... and 28 unexposed were healthy and full-term. maternal social class, age and alcohol use were similar in ... and excitable. "Although the effects of maternal smoking at 10 to 27 days were subtle, in ...

Doc to Dock Completes Maternal Health Wing at Kumasi South Regional Hospital in Ghana

... new fully furnished and completely operational maternal Health wing. Local women may now seek and ... to assess the needs for a new and much needed maternal health wing. The hospital through local funding ... hospital in Greater Kumasi with a free standing maternal and infant health building. This hospital now ...

Bariatric Surgery Before Pregnancy Benefits Moms, Babies

... having weight-loss surgery have a lower risk of maternal and newborn complications than pregnant women who ... women who'd had bariatric surgery had lower maternal complication rates than obese women, including ... (0 percent vs. 3.1 percent). In addition, maternal weight gain was reduced in women who'd had ...

Patience during stalled labor can avoid many C-sections, UCSF study shows

... associated with significantly increased risk of maternal hemorrhage, requiring a blood transfusion, and ... delivered full-term. The researchers examined maternal outcomes such as maternal infection, endomyometritis, postpartum hemorrhage ...

Eating Fish, Breast-Feeding Boosts Infant Development

... MONDAY, Sept. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Greater maternal consumption of fish and longer periods of ... provide additional evidence that moderate maternal fish intake during pregnancy does not harm child ... university news release. Researchers from the maternal Nutrition Group at the Department of Epidemiology ...

Calcium during pregnancy reduces harmful blood lead levels

... -- with significant adverse consequences--making maternal bone lead stores a threat even if current ... exposures to mothers or from the mobilization of maternal skeletal lead stores accumulated from prior years ... or nursing infant can still be at great risk from maternal stores of lead. Lead exposure during fetal ...

Eating fish while pregnant, longer breastfeeding, lead to better infant development

... to a study of mothers and infants from Denmark. maternal fish consumption and longer breastfeeding were ... provide additional evidence that moderate maternal fish intake during pregnancy does not harm child ... School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and the maternal Nutrition Group from the Department of ...

UNC receives record $181 million grant to evaluate health, poverty and gender programs worldwide

... the monitoring and evaluation of family planning, maternal and child health, nutrition and HIV/AIDS programs ... Curtis, Ph.D., research associate professor of maternal and child health in the School of Public Health ... Gustavo Angeles, Ph.D., assistant professor of maternal and child health in the School of Public Health ...

Children of Older Fathers at Risk for Bipolar Disorder

... controlling for parity (number of children), maternal age, socioeconomic status and family history of ... copy errors should not increase in number with maternal age. Consistent with this notion, we found smaller effects of increased maternal age on the risk of bipolar disorder in the ...

Children of older fathers more likely to have bipolar disorder

... controlling for parity [number of children], maternal age, socioeconomic status and family history of ... copy errors should not increase in number with maternal age. Consistent with this notion, we found smaller effects of increased maternal age on the risk of bipolar disorder in the ...

March of Dimes Announces Nursing Scholarship Recipients

... 8 Outstanding Nurses Recognized for Dedication to maternal and Infant Health WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 7 ... the country who work tirelessly to improve maternal and infant health," said Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, ... her midwifery degree to help stem the tide of maternal mortality in developing countries, and then to ...
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