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3 Million Newborns Die Within First Month

by Joe DeCapua The humanitarian organization Save the Children has released its annual State of the World’s Mothers report. It says despite much progress being made in reducing maternal and child

Africa Health

Africa: Babies Dying Gets Me Where It Hurts

By Juanita Williams Johannesburg — “Eight thousand newborn babies will die during this conference.” That statement by Karen Bell, facilitator and journalist at the first Global Newborn Health Conference last


Europe’s undocumented migrants struggle to access healthcare

NAIROBI, (IRIN) – Europe’s financial crisis and rising xenophobia are complicating access to medical treatment for undocumented migrants, according to a new report by the international NGO Médecins du Monde


Surgical complications and errors bring in more money for hospitals

Hospitals may make more money causing surgical errors than preventing them. A report published on April 17 in JAMA showed that surgical errors mean longer stays, additional care — and


How to decode your child’s cold and allergy symptoms (use this checklist)

By A runny nose, itchy and watery eyes, cough, and sore throat are common when the seasons change — but are your child’s symptoms caused by the common cold