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A new United Nations (UN) report has stated that the global effort to reduce the number of new HIV/Aids infections, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, is failing, reports Associated Press.
A combination of preventable factors is causing Ugandan women with fistula to be neglected by society.
A new study from the University of British Columbia has found that progesterone treatment can help to reduce the severity of some menopause symptoms.
Conventionally, hot flushes and night sweats are treated with oestrogen, but recent reports have linked prolonged exposure to additional amounts of the hormone to an increased risk of stroke and cancer.
Infants born to mothers who experience stress in the first trimester are more likely to have low iron concentrations in the blood, according to the results of a new study.
Scientists have found that a higher maternal age increases the risk of a child developing autism in later life.
The joint study by a team at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and King's College London found that children of mothers older than 35 had a 30 per cent increased risk of developing autism, while children of mothers under the age of 20 had the lowest risk.
Women who go through the menopause early are twice as likely to suffer from osteoporosis as they age, according to the results of a new study.
The report, published in BJOG, analysed the long-term health implications of early menopause.
Caesarean sections have been shown to be a cost effective way of improving public health in developing nations.
Education is the most effective way to combat female genital mutilation (FGM) in Gambia, one activist has stated.
The most effective way of caring for pregnant women who experience a prelabour rupture of the membranes is to monitor them and wait, rather than inducing birth.
The 2013 African Cup of Nations will be used to promote the importance of Aids prevention programmes across the continent.