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Indonesia is still a long way off its maternal mortality rate target, according to one healthcare professional.
A Ghanaian minister has urged the nation's Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) to enforce the use of insecticide treated mosquito nets to help reduce malaria and improve the number of maternal deaths and infant mortality rates.
Infants who have persistent issues with crying, sleeping or feeding at an early age are more likely to have behavioural problems in later childhood, it has been claimed.
Reducing the amount of post-natal care new mothers receive could well lead to a reduction in the number of women who breastfeed, one commentator has suggested.
Women with an aggressive form of breast cancer could potentially benefit from a diabetes drug, researchers in the UK have found.
Scientists from the Breakthrough Research Unit at the University of Manchester used a new method, based on the food which cancer cells eat, to predict whether patients could benefit from metformin.
Maternal diet can affect a child's DNA, causing them to be obese later in life, new research has revealed.
The food a mother-to-be eats during gestation can cause an epigenetic change in her child's DNA, the international study, including researchers from the UK, Singapore and New Zealand, found.
Scientists in the US and Finland have discovered a gene they believe is linked to premature births.
The researchers said they hope their study could result in the creation of a test for women who are at risk of giving birth prematurely.
When deciding whether to consume any alcohol during pregnancy, mothers-to-be need to think about the indirect effects of the drink, one UK charity has suggested.
Jacqui Clinton, health campaigns director for Tommy's, said pregnant women should really refrain from alcohol consumption completely in order to reduce their risk of suffering a premature birth.
High induction and first-caesarean delivery rates in low-risk pregnancies do not result in healthier newborn babies, a new study has revealed.
Research published in the Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine revealed that interventions during delivery have no bearing on the health of new babies.
The risks surrounding in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) could be reduced if single embryo transfer rules were mandatory, new research suggests.
Researchers from Canada reviewed information on hospital records from the neonatal care unit at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Quebec for their study.
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