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AIDS expert says global strategy needed to combat feminization of HIV/AIDS
...ong women, and mother-to-child transmission during childbirth
further contributes to the spread of the disease. Women are particularly vulnerable to such cultural factors as their relative lack of power in sexual relationships, widespread poverty, policies that deny women an education and tolerance of violence...
Study uncovers placental microtransfusions lead to transmission of AIDS virus during childbirth
...om pregnant women to their infants sometime during childbirth
is a huge international problem, studies have shown. Between 25 percent and 35 percent of babies born to untreated HIV-infected mothers become infected themselves. That's a half million newborn worldwide every year facing chronic illness and prematu...
Breast implants not associated with cancer risk, study reports
... higher number of births, and younger age at first childbirth
observed in the group of women who had undergone breast implantation. The authors write, "After an average follow-up of 18 years, and a maximum follow-up of 37 years, we found that women who have undergone breast implantation have a reduced risk fo...
100 percent of pregnant women have at least one kind of pesticide in their placenta
...the characteristics of parents, newborn babies and childbirth
with exposure to pesticides found in the mothers?placenta. Among the aspects associated with a higher presence of pesticides we find an older age, higher body mass index, less weight gained during pregnancy, lower educational level, higher workplace ...