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C-Sections Save Kids and Moms in Tanzania

It never ceases to amaze me how much the world says it wants to save children’s lives and how rarely it tries to do the one thing that has been proven to protect more youngsters than anything else—keeping their mothers alive. (Maybe if it was called “orphan prevention?”) That is why I was so pleased [...]

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Babies born early–even by a week–are more likely to have special education needs

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Premature infants have a known higher risk for poor neurological development, often leading to developmental and educational issues. However, these babies, born before 37 weeks, make up a small number of any generation, and new research shows that the 40 percent of babies born any more than a week before a full 40-week term are [...]

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Elective cesarean sections are too risky, WHO study says

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Despite medical advances and increasing access to improved obstetric care across the globe, surgical childbirths are still more risky for both mother and baby, according to an ongoing international survey by the World Health Organization (WHO). A new report from the survey, which was published online today in the medical journal The Lancet, found that [...]

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