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The World Health Organization (WHO) has hailed the improvement in child survival rates across the globe over the last year.
According to the group, about 15 million children are born pre-term each year. However, WHO stated that the number of babies that survive is going up.
A UN resolution on banning female genital mutilation (FGM) has been commended by a campaign group.
The government in Indonesia has been told it must do more to stop female genital mutilation (FGM) being carried out.
A new study has suggested that the success of a commonly used breast cancer drug could depend on a woman's levels of a certain liver enzyme.
Scientists at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center and the Austrian Breast and Colorectal Cancer Study Group examined how genetic differences in CYP2D6 affect the way tamoxifen works.
The First Lady of Uganda Janet Museveni has called for an end to female genital mutilation (FGM) and for stronger punishments for those who continue to carry it out.
A new report from the charity Unicef has highlighted the huge number of children dying from pneumonia in Pakistan.
Dr Tariq Iqbal and Dr Aurangzaib Kamal visited the country this week and held a forum on the disease - which is caused by the bacterium Streptococcus Pneumonia - in conjunction with the government of Balochistan and the Society of Social Development.
Many women are in the dark about how much weight it is healthy to gain during pregnancy, according to a new study.
It is essential to put on some weight before the birth of a child, but too much can result in gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia.
Governments across the globe have been urged not to overlook the issue of female genital mutilation (FGM).
Despite life expectancy and healthcare improving across the world in recent years, child and maternal mortality rates remain stubbornly high in parts of Africa.
Being obese after the menopause could increase a woman's chances of developing aggressive forms of breast cancer, according to a new study.
The research, carried out at the University of Colorado Cancer Centre and published in Cancer Research, tracked where in the body excess calories were stored.
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