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A woman has had her fertility restored in an experimental treatment after chemotherapy left her infertile, it has been reported.
Dr Stinne Bergholdt from Denmark had part of her right ovary removed and frozen before she underwent treatment for a rare bone cancer, Ewing's Sarcoma.
Teen pregnancy rates in the UK fell by 3.9 per cent between 2007 and 2008, new data shows.
Official figures from the Office for National Statistics show that 1,325 girls under 18 in England and Wales fell pregnant in 2008.
The number of pregnancies among under-16s also fell over the period, dropping by 7.6 per cent to 7,577.
Excessive weight gain during the first few months of pregnancy can lead to an increased risk of gestational diabetes, it has been claimed.
A study detailed in the March issue for Obstetrics and Gynecology found that the risk of gestational diabetes increased by 50 per cent if mothers-to-be piled on the pounds too soon.
Newborn care practices in Uganda are not up to standard and are contributing to the nation's four million neonatal deaths.
A study published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth looked at a number of mothers with infants aged between one and four months, dividing them into groups depending on their socioeconomic status.
Acupuncture helps treat depression in pregnant women, a new study claims.
The research, which was conducted at Stanford University in the US, highlighted that two-thirds of women who were treated with acupuncture reported improvements in their symptoms.
Unsafe abortions are still a major cause of maternal deaths in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana, it has been claimed.
According to the annual reports of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Ridge Hospital, Tema General Hospital and the La General Hospital, haemorrhage and hypertension are also common causes of maternal death, states the Ghana News Agency.
Acupuncture may be more effective in relieving period pain than most commonly-issued drugs, the findings of a new study suggest.
A basic training programme has been used to dramatically reduce the number of stillbirths in rural parts of six developing countries.
Doctors in the UK have been urged to abide by strict neonatal guidelines following more than 500 safety incidents.
The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) has warned doctors in the country that they must adhere to dosage instructions when administering the antibiotic gentamicin to newborn babies.
All doctors in India should undergo neonatal resuscitation training, a new study has suggested.
According to the research by the Department of Neonatology of the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (DNAIMS), doctors in the country often lack the training to ensure that a baby takes its first breath.
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