Join IDEAS December 18 for this month’s web seminar: Maternal, perinatal and child death…

This Wednesday, December 18, our colleagues at IDEAS will host this month’s edition of its monthly web seminar series.  This month’s seminar will focus on the issue of maternal, perinatal and child death reviews, drawing  on PMNCH Knowledge Summary #27, which IDEAS developed earlier this year, and covers different types of death review processes, as […]

True documentation of the human cost a maternal death (Tanzania)

Disney movies often spring from the tragedy of a maternal death– think Cinderella, Snow White, Bambi, the Fox & the Hound, Finding Nemo, Beauty & the Beast and on it goes. We know that not only is the premature death of any woman is a tragedy, but that obviously there are effects for at least […]

Running 7 minutes a day ‘halves heart death risk’

"Running for just a few minutes each day can reduce the risk of dying from heart disease," The Guardian reports. Ultimately, you can’t outrun the Grim Reaper. But this news accurately reflects the results of a large long-term US study on health outcomes. And unlike yesterday’s superficially similar brief exercise story, this study seems to have […]

Bindi Irwin talks “biggest lie” after dad’s shocking death

by Sara McGinnis posted in Celebrities As Bindi Irwin grows into a young woman it seems she’s getting increasingly comfortable with sharing how she’s felt about her father, Steve Irwin’s, death in 2006. “I remember after we lost dad, so many adults came up to me and said, ‘Honey, time heals all wounds,’” the young… […]

Claims that men are being ‘nagged to death’ inflated

“Nagging could drive men to an early grave, study suggests,” The Independent reports. A Danish study found that both sexes were adversely affected by constant nagging, but men seemed to be more vulnerable. A cohort study was conducted with the aim of evaluating the association between stressful social relations and death from any cause. What […]

Mothers with higher BMI have increased risk of stillbirth, infant death

Higher maternal body mass index (BMI) before or in early pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of fetal death, stillbirth, and infant death, with women who are severely obese having the greatest risk of these outcomes from their pregnancy, according to a study. The authors suggest that several biological mechanisms could explain the association […]

Gene associated with cerebral palsy and death in very preterm babies

In a study to be presented on Feb. 6 at 2:45 p.m. CST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting™, in New Orleans, researchers will report that a variant in SERPINE1, a gene involved in inflammation and blood clotting, is associated with cerebral palsy and death in very preterm babies. Pregnancy […]