Health

CDC: US still faces too many repeat teen births

(HealthDay)—Although rates of repeat births among teens are on the decline, tens of thousands of American teens are still getting pregnant for a second time, according to research published in the April 28 issue of the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate can cut HBV transmission

(HealthDay)—Use of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) during pregnancy can reduce the rate of mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV), according to a study published in the June 16 issue of the New England ...

Health

Improving health outcomes for mother and baby

After the birth of their baby most women see their health care professionals, with the focus often on the baby's health. Yet 10 to 15 per cent of new mothers in New Zealand will suffer from postnatal depression.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Infertility a common problem for Otago-Southland women

Infertility is common amongst women aged 25–50 years in the south of New Zealand and significant health resources go towards helping them become mothers, new University of Otago research suggests.

Health

Somalia worst place to be a mother

Somalia is the worst country on Earth to be a mother, according to a report published by Save the Children on Monday which calls for more action to protect mothers and children in crisis-hit areas.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Rate of women with pregnancy-associated cancer on the increase

The rate of pregnancy-associated cancer is increasing and is only partially explained by the rise in older mothers suggests new research published today (5 September) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

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