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From airline-pilot procedure, comes inspiration to save dying Indian mothers

My first piece for India Spend, a data journalism website.


31 Things That Can Save Dying Indian Mothers

Deepa Padmanaban, October 20, 2014

A 12-point checklist created for airline pilots to check human errors during flying inspired a similar list for Indian health workers, leading, in a test, to a drastic fall in the number of mothers who die during childbirth. 1,182 more words

A Bus Of Our Own

Bringing Back Our Girls : The Women's Health Challenge

According to the Nigerian government, a ceasefire deal has been struck with Boko Haram. On Friday, October 17, 2014, the chief of defense staff and senior presidential aide that an agreement has been reached to release the 200 kidnapped Boko Haram girls. 348 more words

The Necessity of a Gendered Approach to HIV/AIDS

Written By: Marie-Claire Klassen

 Malilapa Mate says that if you had seen her five months ago, she wouldn’t be the vivacious, smiling young mother she is today. 692 more words


Could vitamin D make childbirth less painful?


Low vitamin D levels could make childbirth more painful, according to a new study.

Vitamin D deficiency is common during pregnancy, especially among high-risk women, including vegetarians, those with little sun exposure, and members of ethnic minorities, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says. 44 more words


This Device Helps Babies "Pop Out" Like a Cork From a Bottle

TALK ABOUT INSPIRED CREATIVITY! Jorge Odon was inspired to help pregnant mothers in prolonged labor after watching a party trick that uses a plastic bag to get a cork out of a wine bottle. 338 more words

Health Innovation

Call to Action: Create Your Social Media Presence

While social media inherently has the ability to break down previously constructed physical, geographic, social or economic boundaries it also has the ability to create an illusion of connectivity that often times cannot replace genuine, face to face, heart to heart connection. 431 more words

Social Media

First hour of life for newborns: a timeline

Laura Sanders of Science News recently published a post on a Timeline of a Baby’s First Hour.

In the post, she stumbles upon a 2011… 755 more words