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Preterm Birth, Pneumonia Leading Causes of Death for Children Under 5

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Nearly 2 million children younger than 5 died worldwide in 2013 of complications from premature birth and pneumonia, a new study shows. 286 more words

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Healthy Lifestyle Before Pregnancy May Cut Gestational Diabetes Risk

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Healthy lifestyle habits could prevent about half of all diabetes cases that develop during pregnancy, a new study finds. 361 more words

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Spacing Between Sibling Births Tied to Autism Risk in Study

TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Children conceived either less than one year or more than five years after the birth of a sibling could be at increased risk for autism, a new study suggests. 445 more words

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Recessions May Thwart a Woman's Motherhood Plans Forever: Study

By Randy Dotinga
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — When unemployment rates climb, women tend to put the brakes on motherhood. And for many young women, that decision may turn out to be a permanent choice, new research suggests. 540 more words

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IUDs, Implants Should Be First-Line Birth Control for Teen Girls: Pediatrics Group

By Amy Norton
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Long-acting contraceptive devices should be the first choice of birth control for teenage girls, new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics state. 729 more words

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Better-Informed Women Order Fewer Prenatal Gene Tests, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The more they know about prenatal genetic testing, the less likely pregnant women are to have the tests, a new study finds. 325 more words

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Maureen McTeer: How Harper can lead on maternal health

Prime Minister Stephen Harper spoke this week at the United Nations, dedicating part of his speech to child and maternal health. He is to be congratulated for the work he has undertaken to hold countries accountable for funding national systems that will improve women’s health in their role as mothers. 493 more words

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