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Five years later, mom meets paramedics who helped with breech delivery

They call him The Littlest Hobo.

No, really. Five-year-old Aiden’s middle name is Bo, to reflect the fact he was literally born on the road, just past the sign at Langham on Highway 16 that marks 32 kilometres to Saskatoon. 394 more words

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Hurtubise: Here's why we mark Menstrual Hygiene Day

The subject is still so taboo, it’s rarely discussed. Yet every day, more than 800 million women and girls around the world have their periods. In countries such as Canada, they put up with the pain and inconvenience, often wishing it were no longer a subject considered too embarrassing to discuss in public. 573 more words

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Researchers slowly homing in on risk of Zika birth defect

NEW YORK — As the international epidemic of Zika virus disease has unfolded and led to devastating birth defects for at least 1,300 children in eight countries, an agonizing question has persisted: What is the chance that an infected pregnant woman will have a baby with these defects? 803 more words

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Infants whose mothers eat lots of fruit while pregnant score better on tests

It might be time to alter the old adage, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” to include a few more fruits.

A University of Alberta study published in the journal EbioMedicine in April found that mothers who consumed more fruit, such as tomatoes and oranges, during pregnancy gave birth to children who performed better on developmental testing. 367 more words

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Air Pollution Tied to Stillbirth in Small Study

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) — “Suggestive evidence” of a link between air pollution and increased risk of stillbirth is growing, according to a new review. 236 more words

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One in three women worldwide held back by malnutrition. A Canadian investment aims to change that

COPENHAGEN — Luz Maria De-Regil has seen a lot of tired women in the 15-plus years she has been working on women’s health in developing regions as far-flung as Latin America and Southeast Asia. 1,059 more words

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Second walrus pup born at the Quebec City aquarium

The Quebec City aquarium is celebrating the birth of another baby walrus.

A male pup was born overnight Sunday and aquarium staff reported that mother and baby are doing fine. 355 more words

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