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Falling short of the mark on maternal health in Pakistan

The clock is ticking on the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals as the 2015 deadline approaches. For University of Alberta researcher Zubia Mumtaz, that raises a lot of questions about her area of research—matern ...

Jan 31, 2014
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Woman challenges Ireland's abortion ban at UN

An Irishwoman whose fetus bore a fatal heart defect has filed a United Nations petition against Ireland because the predominantly Catholic country outlaws abortions in such circumstances.

Nov 13, 2013
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Rate of cardiovascular disease expected to rise in the US

(HealthDay)—The combined effects of aging of the population and the obesity epidemic are expected to increase the prevalence of cardiovascular disease in the United States, according to research published in the October ...

Oct 11, 2013
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