In East Africa
Apr 26th, 2012
(IRIN) – A lack of awareness of the importance of skilled hospital deliveries in Ethiopia, cultural beliefs, and transport challenges in rural areas are causing a high number of deaths during childbirth, say officials. Only 10 percent of deliveries take place within health facilities, according...
Jan 12th, 2012
Dr Ramya Ramaswami Maternal mortality among black African women in the UK is up to seven times higher than it is among white women. Doctors’ surgeries are misunderstanding their obligations to migrant patients, says Dr Ramya Ramaswami The Confidential Enquiry into Maternal and Child Health (CEMACH), ...
Jan 28th, 2011
Doctors have issued a stark warning to couples not to leave it too late to try for a baby. With more and more women pursuing careers, they and their partners are leaving parenthood to at least their late thirties. But women aged 35 are six times more likely to have problems conceiving compared to tho...
In Children & Youth
Jan 13th, 2011
New data shows that as the death toll in Nigeria is falling, the percentage of deaths that happen in the first month of life is increasing. Newborn deaths now make up 28% of all deaths under five years compared to 24% two years ago. Six out of 10 mothers give birth at home without access […]...
Jan 10th, 2011
The Telegraph reported two women who became pregnant despite having contraceptives implanted in their bodies. Kimberly Heales and Jane Wilkinson, both 22 and from the UK, had life-turning events after having known that they conceived despite having received contraceptive implants for some time. Heale...
Nov 28th, 2010
About 114 women die daily from pregnancy and child birth complications in Nigeria according to the World Health Organization and World Bank statistics. Disclosing the startling statistics in a workshop on ‘Improving Access to maternal and child care services’ organised by the South-South zonal office...
Nov 16th, 2010
A male scientist says he’s discovered what makes women happy. It’s a hormone called oxytocin, says Paul Zak, a researcher at Claremont Graduate University. Zak presented evidence to back his case today at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego. Produced naturally in the body, o...