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Top women's health news
The breast cancer rates in the UK are the 11th worst in the world due to people's lifestyles, according to a new study.
Some 89 women out of every 100,000 develop breast cancer in the country every year, according to the latest data from the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF).
Women who have survived cancer during childhood should breastfeed if they are able to, according to a new US study.
Researchers found that breastfeeding could help reduce the impact of lasting effects caused by cancer treatment.
The UK's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) has published a guide addressing the ways in which pregnant smokers can be helped to give up.
According to Nice, infant mortality rates could be reduced if mothers-to-be were encouraged to quit smoking during their pregnancy.
Efforts to eradicate female genital mutilation in Mauritania have moved forward after an Islamic law against the practice was passed in the country.
A mother's stem cells could potentially cure deadly blood diseases in babies while they are still in the womb, a new study has revealed.
Researchers from the US took bone marrow cells from a pregnant mother and injected them into her unborn child.
The Scottish government is set to advise women hoping to fall pregnant to begin taking vitamin D supplements, BBC Scotland reports.
As well as this, the government is also expected to urge mothers not to wait too long before introducing solid food to their children.
Women who have a poor diet during their pregnancy are likely to affect the brain development of their unborn child, according to a new study.
Scientists from the US studied baboons, finding the food intake of a pregnant female had an impact on their brain development and intelligence of their offspring.
The post-natal recovery of a woman is important as it has an impact on their future health, according to one women's health expert.
The majority of pregnant women in the UK have not had the flu jab, according to health minister Andrew Lansley.
Mr Lansley said the number of women who have had the vaccination has risen this year, but he admitted 70 per cent are still unprotected.
Nigeria's newborn death rate is rising and remains the highest of any African country.
According to new figures published by the country's Ministry of Health, newborn deaths make up 28 per cent of total deaths for those under the age of five.
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