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17 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Single motherhood tied to poorer health in later life

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Raising a child alone may take a lasting toll, leading to poorer health and more struggles with daily tasks after age 50, according to a new international study. Social safety nets and resources from extended families may blunt this effect in some countries more than others, and researchers found the association with poor health ...

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20 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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This Solar-Powered Kit Is Saving Hundreds Of Thousands Of Mothers' And Newborns' Lives

When Dr. Laura Stachel stepped into a maternal health clinic in Nigeria for the first time in 2008, she was “stunned and appalled,” the obstetrician-gynecologist told KQED. The off-grid facility was so strapped for resources that, at night, the midwives delivered babies just by light of candles or kerosene lamps. Those conditions would prove precarious for any birth, but were ...

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MAY 20, 2015 - Huffington Post

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How To Help Your Baby While Saving Vulnerable Infants Around The World

A new Kickstarter campaign offers parents a way to keep their babies at a comfortable temperature while also helping infants in developing countries. The campaign aims to fund Little Lotus, a line of baby swaddles, sleeping bags and blankets that have special technology inspired by NASA spacesuits which allows the products to constantly absorb and release heat from the baby's ...

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MAY 20, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Rate of newborn babies in opiate withdrawal on the rise in U.S.

By Janice Neumann (Reuters Health) - The rate at which infants are suffering withdrawal after being born to mothers on opioid pain killers has increased five-fold since 2000, according to a new U.S. study. “I think the scope of the problem is staggering,” said Dr. Stephen Patrick, a neonatologist who led the research. “It really calls into question, are we ...

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MAY 19, 2015 - Huffington Post

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19 Works Of Art That Show Breastfeeding Has Always Been Beautiful

With the way breastfeeding mothers are often treated in public, one would think that nursing a baby is some sort of taboo, new age practice. But as this empowering Instagram account shows, that couldn't be further from the truth. The images posted on Breastfeeding Art serve as an important reminder that nursing is a totally normal phenomenon that has been ...

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