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10th December 2014

Study finds link between government healthcare spending and maternal mortality rates across the EU

Reductions in government healthcare spending in the European Union (EU) are associated with increased maternal mortality rates, suggests a paper published in BJOG. However, if skilled […]
10th December 2014

Most maternal deaths are caused by deterioration in unrelated medical conditions

Two thirds of women who die during pregnancy or shortly afterwards do not die from complications of pregnancy but from other medical conditions—such as heart disease, […]
8th December 2014

Third trimester vaccinations are needed to protect infants from pertussis, report says

Vaccinating mothers during the third trimester of pregnancy would be the most effective way to protect infants against pertussis, health officials from the California Department of […]
5th December 2014

Italy’s gynaecologists demand government action to protect women’s abortion rights

Italian gynaecologists who support a woman’s right to abortion have warned that the procedure may become all but impossible within the next five to 10 years, […]