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How conflict affects women`s reproductive health

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 13:02

Gender-based violence, sexually transmitted infections including HIV, and maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity all flourish in times of conflict, says a review, suggesting clinicians need to be sensitive and aware of the unique challenges of women`s reproductive health needs in such times.

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.

Surgery on weekends, afternoons ups death risk: Study

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 13:17

In a first that shows cyclic influences on hospital mortality in patients after surgery, a new research says that the risk of death is the highest following surgery conducted on weekends, in the afternoon or in February.

Stressed social relationships can lead to early death: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 20:09

According to a new study, troubled relationships and frequent arguments with friends/family puts one`s health at a great risk and can induce early death.

Male infertility linked to mortality

Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014, 13:53

Men who are infertile because of defects in their semen appear to be at increased risk of dying sooner than men with normal semen, according to a new study.

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.

Maternal deaths on the rise in US: Study

Last Updated: Sunday, May 04, 2014, 13:57

The United States is among the eight countries in the world to experience an increase in maternal mortality since 2003 - joining Afghanistan and countries in Africa and Central America, a study said.

Chinese women`s life expectancy rises

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 14:19

The life expectancy of Chinese women has increased from 73.33 years in 2000 to 77.37 years in 2013, indicating considerable improvement in their health, according to the country`s health authorities.

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