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Public Health in the News (12/10/17 - 12/16/17)

By Grace Bellinger, NPHR Blog Editor

Global

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Improving Maternal and Newborn Health in Malawi

The Health Foundation’s paper, “Improving maternal and newborn health in Malawi,” analyzes the structure and impact of MaiKhanda, a program set in Malawi particularly designed to address the issue of maternal health. 94 more words

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Sign away mamas: Formula consent forms are based on unscientific fearmongering

As part of their “baby-friendly” initiatives, some hospitals now require women to sign consent forms before receiving formula. These forms purport to list the “harms” associated with “a single bottle” of formula, and ask that parents signify their understanding that formula should not be given unless medically necessary. 1,202 more words

Breastfeeding

Public Health in the News (11/26/17 - 12/2/17)

By Grace Bellinger, NPHR Blog Editor

Global

News

Research and Education Help Babies Born Too Early

A typical pregnancy lasts 40 weeks, but about 10 percent of babies in the U.S. are born preterm (before 37 weeks’ gestation) or premature. Less time in the womb means the infants’ organs are immature and not yet ready to function on their own. 440 more words

Scientific Research

Today is Prematurity Awareness Day: Here's to raising awareness of the problem AND solutions.

I prefer to start with the statistics because it helps us to get a sense of the magnitude of the issue and incenses us to initiate change. 541 more words

Maternal Health

Thinking About Becoming A Mommy - A Few Reasons Why Your Health Status is So Important

Hi everyone! I am have been MIA from the blogging world, and truly have missed it. The last 3-4 months have been crazy, and I just haven’t had time to sit down and let me thoughts flow. 791 more words

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