Health

WHO Africa sees 10-year growth in healthy life expectancy

Africa recorded a ten-year growth in its healthy life expectancy from 2000 to 2019, the World Health Organization Africa office said Thursday, exceeding the global average and progress seen in any other region over the same ...

Health

Maternal mortality jumped during COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts have taken a disproportionate toll on American mothers who were pregnant or just gave birth. Maternal mortality (i.e., deaths during pregnancy or in the early postpartum period) increased ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Five ways to improve the birth experience

Whether you're a first time parent or have had children before, you're probably willing to try anything to ensure you have the most positive birth experience you can. After all, the kind of birth experience you have can not ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

OB-GYNs call bans on abortion devastating for women's health

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn a woman's right to have an abortion marks a "very dark day in health care" that will leave patients at risk and doctors afraid to act, leaders of the American College of Obstetricians ...

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