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An Introduction to Spirit Children: The Case of N’ma

The following is an excerpt from the introduction of my recent book, Spirit Children: Illness, Poverty, and Infanticide in Northern Ghana. The following ethnographic vignette introduces the spirit child phenomenon through the case of N’ma.  2,698 more words

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In Defense of Fluoride -- Guest Opinion

In a recent Lund Report, commenter Rick North stated a myriad of half-truths in regard to the public health initiative of water fluoridation. So, let’s sort things out, and bring the issue back into reality. 8 more words

Guest Opinion

IQ Losses Continue to Haunt Fluoride -- Guest Opinion

On September 19, Environmental Health Perspectives, a highly-respected journal, published a study linking higher fluoride levels in pregnant women to lower IQ’s in their children. 14 more words

Guest Opinion

Should women get a whooping cough vaccine during pregnancy?

Immunizing pregnant women with the whooping cough vaccine during their third trimester of pregnancy prevented 3 out of 4 cases of whooping cough in babies younger than two months, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 10 more words

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Europe Is Tackling Its Own Maternal Health Issues. Here's Why. #MakeMotherhoodCount

We know that women in low-and-middle income countries are especially prone to maternal mortality. Those of us of who write about maternal health and keep up with worldwide maternal health, mortality, and morbidity statistics understand that in the world’s poorest countries we find the worst outcomes for both mothers and their infants. 640 more words


Rural Hospitals Are Dying and Pregnant Women Are Paying the Price

Heavily reliant on Medicaid dollars, small hospitals shut down maternity wards just to stay afloat.

Three years ago, Lucia Parker gave birth to her first child surrounded by people she loved. 86 more words