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Poverty, child, maternal deaths high in India: UN report

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 08:44

India continues to battle poverty, child and maternal deaths, according to a United Nations report on the Millennium Development Goals that said while several key global targets have been met, more sustained effort is needed to cover disparities by the 2015 deadline.

Having babies later in life may help women live longer

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 12:26

Researchers have claimed that women who embraced motherhood later in their lives have greater odds for surviving to an unusually old age.

Deploying midwives in poor nations could avert millions of maternal and newborn deaths

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 10:30

Researchers have said that a small increase in number of skilled birth attendants in the world`s poorest nations could save the lives of a substantial number of women and their babies.

Harsh Vardhan outlines key to reduce maternal and child deaths

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 10:09

Asserting that the goal of ending preventable child and maternal deaths by 2035 is well within reach, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has outlined six key actions to accelerate achieve this goal.

Midwifery pivotal in saving lives during pregnancy

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 13:02

A new series has revealed that midwifery has a crucial part to play in saving the lives of millions of women and children who die during and around the time of pregnancy.

Maternal deaths falling, but not fast enough: WHO

Last Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014, 09:35

Global maternal deaths have fallen sharply in recent decades, but women in sub-Saharan Africa are still by far the most likely to perish while pregnant, the World Health Organisation said on Friday.

Maternal health: Despite progress, India has highest number of deaths

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 19:25

Healthcare system in India seems to be improving in the last ten years as far as maternal deaths are concerned. According to a report released by the United Nations (UN), the country has witnessed a decline in maternity mortality rates between 1990 and 2013.

Smoking during pregnancy may raise heart defects risk in babies

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 11:11

Researchers have shown that risk for congenital anomalies is highest among babies born to older women who smoke.

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