Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Virus kills fewer African women than men: WHO study

Women in Africa are less likely to die from COVID-19 than men, but more likely to succumb to maternal complications due to limited access to reproductive services since the pandemic started, the UN said Thursday citing reports.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 increases mortality rate among pregnant women

Contracting COVID-19 while pregnant can have deadly consequences for the mother, a new study published today in American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology shows.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Boosting coverage of midwife care could avert deaths

(HealthDay)—About two-thirds of maternal deaths, neonatal deaths, and stillbirths could be averted with universal coverage of midwife-delivered interventions, according to a study published online Dec. 1 in The Lancet Global ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

No evidence found for SARS-CoV-2 vertical transmission to fetus

(HealthDay)—There is currently no evidence that SARS-CoV-2 undergoes intrauterine or transplacental transmission from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)-infected pregnant women to fetuses, according to a study published ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

CDC releases first data on maternal mortality since 2007

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics has released the first national data on maternal mortality since 2007. The data are presented in three National Vital ...

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