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A baby box aims to save infant and maternal lives

September 14, 2015 -- Under a new student-led nonprofit aimed at reducing infant and maternal mortality in South Asia, expectant mothers would receive a free box full of newborn essentials like baby clothes, diapers, and wipes, as well as health-related items such as a…

Childhood abuse linked to sleep disturbances in pregnancy

A history of childhood abuse is associated with increased odds of stress-related sleep disturbances for women during pregnancy, according to researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and colleagues. The study is believed to be the first to associate abuse…

Maternal health better basis for baby growth standards

According to a growing body of evidence by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers and others, charts measuring babies’ healthy development are more effective as a diagnostic tool if they are based on the health of mothers, rather than on a…

Premature deaths could be reduced by 40%

The number of premature deaths worldwide could be reduced by 40% by 2030 with political commitment and sustained international efforts, according to a new study in The Lancet. The study suggests that half of all deaths under age 50 and a third…

Saving Lives that Give Life

[FORUM VIDEO] Investing resources in the health and well-being of women benefits societies in multiple ways. Recent years have witnessed the global development community focused increasingly on advanc