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A new study has indicated that cancer survival rates are improving in 15 to 24 year olds.
Experts from across Africa have gathered for a conference in Kigali, Rwanda, designed to help develop actions plans to improve adolescent reproductive health provision.
Politician Dr Azra Pechuho, a member of the Pakistan People's Party, has called for greater efforts to support the role of midwives across the nation in order to help mothers during childbirth.
Babies who are breastfed are often healthier and less susceptible to severe illnesses, it is claimed.
Midwives must be sensitive to local customs and beliefs if they are to help reduce maternal mortality levels in the developing world, it has been claimed.
Neonatal units looking after premature babies should be more family orientated, according to research released by the POPPY project.
Violence and sexual abuse against women is the most pervasive, yet least recognised set of human rights violations in the world, it has been suggested.
Tunisian health officials have discredited a woman who claimed to be pregnant with 12 babies, it has been reported.
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has expressed concern about rising levels of malnutrition in the Central African Republic (CAR).
New research has indicated that women of Hispanic origin who migrate to the US are at a greater risk of developing certain cancers than other ethnic groups.