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Creating Happy Families
Mothers love their children in ways that are emotional and sometimes unreasonable. A tame mother cat can turn into a projectile of dangerous fur when her kittens are threatened. Mothers are often forced to make unnatural decisions concerning their children. Here are few examples: • Which of my six children will eat today?: Most often, it will be the girl child and the mother who go hungry • Which of my children will...
Pushing Newborn Deaths and Stillbirths Up Global Health Agenda
WASHINGTON , May 20 2014 (IPS) - Delegates to this week's annual meeting of the World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva should agree on an ambitious agenda to sharply cut the rate of newborn deaths and stillbirths over the next two decades, according to maternal and infant health experts. Reducing the rates of newborn deaths and stillbirths has lagged significantly behind the remarkable progress achieved in cutting mortality...
Stunting: The Cruel Curse of Malnutrition in Nepal
RASUWA, Nepal, Jul 22 2014 (IPS) - Durga Ghimire had her first child at the age of 18 and the second at 21. As a young mother, Durga didn't really understand the importance of taking care of her own health during pregnancy. "I didn't realise it would have an impact on my baby," she says as she sits on the porch of her house in Laharepauwa, some 120 kilometers from Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, nursing her third newborn...
The Effect of Overpopulation on Public Health
The world population is growing at an alarming rate. But overpopulation is seldom discussed as a public health issue. Just how many of us are there and how is our rising population affecting human health?
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