Nigeria:  2.1% of Married Women Use Contraceptives in Bauchi’

Sep 15, 2017 0

Only 2.1 per cent of married women in Bauchi State are using a modern method of contraceptive, which is lower than the national rate of 10 per cent. This was disclosed yesterday by the Country Director of Health Policy Plus, with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Mr. Onoriode Ezire, who noted that because of the low practice of contraceptive in the state, the population of Bauchi is likely to reach 26 million by 2050 as against the present population of about five million. ...

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UK: placenta accrete-Woman suffered a life-threatening pregnancy complication, called for awareness

Sep 15, 2017 0

A woman who suffered a life-threatening pregnancy complication has called for more awareness of the condition. Ceri Bostock, who lives near Penygroes, Gwynedd had placenta accreta during her pregnancy with her third child, Shari Fflur, born four months ago. It affects about one in every 6,000 pregnancies, when all or part of the placenta attaches to the muscular layer of the uterine wall. ...

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Endometriosis may cause of complications in pregnancy

Sep 14, 2017 0

Pregnant women with endometriosis a chronic gynecologic disease are at greater risk for a host of complications during pregnancy and at delivery, including preterm birth and cesarean section, a study has shown. The study showed that women with endometriosis had higher risks of miscarriage, preterm birth, and placenta previa. The condition was associated with the birth of infants who were small for their gestational age. ...

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 Study shows hormone pills don’t shorten older women’s lives

Sep 13, 2017 0

Taking hormone pills for several years after menopause didn’t shorten older women’s lifespans, according to the longest follow-up yet of landmark research that transformed thinking on risks and benefits of a once popular treatment. That research was halted early when unexpected harms were found from using replacement hormones — estrogen alone or with progestin — versus dummy pills for five to seven years. More breast cancer, heart attacks and strokes occurred in women on combined pills, and those on estrogen pills had more strokes. ...

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Mozambique: 10m Dollars to Fight Malaria in Pregnancy

Sep 13, 2017 0

Lelio Marmora, the Executive Director of Unitaid, an international body that works closely with the World Health Organisation (WHO), said in Maputo on Monday that ten million US dollars will be invested in combating malaria among pregnant women. ...

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UK: Antibiotics- Pregnant women to get Group B Strep treatment during early labor 

Sep 13, 2017 0

All pregnant women who go into labour too soon should be given antibiotics to protect their baby from a potentially deadly infection called Group B Strep (GBS), say new guidelines. Hundreds of newborn babies a year in the UK catch it. With prompt treatment, most can make a full recovery. Currently, two in every 20 infected babies develops a disability and one in every 20 dies. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists wants to change this. It says any woman who goes into labour before 37 weeks should be offered antibiotics as a precaution, even if her waters have not broken and the protective amniotic sac surrounding the baby in the womb is still intact.  Group B Strep bacteria can live harmlessly in the lower vaginal tract – about one in four women has it – and it can be passed on to the baby during delivery.  Most women will not realise they are a carrier.  The updated guidelines from the RCOG say pregnant women should be given information... ...

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 Rwanda: Teen Pregnancies- Women’s Council to Focus on fighting unwanted pregnancies in 2018

Sep 12, 2017 0

The National Women’s Council’s main focus for 2018 will be fighting unwanted pregnancies among girls in the country. The remarks were made yesterday during the council’s general assembly meeting in Kigali. The meeting was convened to reflect on what was achieved in 2016/2017 as well as looking at the priorities for the remaining part of 2017 and 2018. Aurore Umuhoza, the coordinator of the National Women Council in Kigali said after the meeting that many different things that were planned by the council for 2016/2017 was achieved and where that more efforts were needed were fighting early unwanted pregnancies among the girls. ...

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 Belly fat in postmenopausal women may elevate cancer risk

Sep 11, 2017 0

Menopause, also known as the climacteric, is the stage in a woman’s life when her menstrual periods stop permanently, signaling the end of her reproductive years. It happens when there are no more eggs in your ovaries. Because eggs stimulate your body to produce oestrogen, the levels of oestrogen in the blood drop, resulting in menopausal changes in the body when they are exhausted. It is a testing phase for every woman, especially when it happens earlier than expected. The fluctuating hormonal changes – including hot flashes and vaginal dryness, sleep disturbances and sometimes even anxiety and depression – can take a toll on them. ...

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