Hip replacement deaths drop by a half since 2003

“Death rates following hip replacement surgery fell by half in England and Wales,” reports the BBC News website. Its headline is based on a new study in The Lancet which looked at data from the National Joint Registry (NJR) over the course of eight years. The registry is an NHS database recording outcomes in artificial joint operations such […]

Nearly half of women at risk of preterm birth do not receive cheap drug that could prevent millions of newborn deaths

A major international study of more than 303,000 births in 29 low-income and middle-income countries has found that only half (52%) of women who are eligible to receive a simple, effective, low-cost treatment to prevent death and disability in their newborn babies are getting it. Use of antenatal corticosteroids was highly variable ranging from 16-20% […]

Half of eligible women going without drugs to reduce newborn deaths

Low-cost antenatal steroid injections can prevent death and disability in newborn babies, but a new study finds only half of eligible women are able to access these drugs. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

Eat More Vegetables Challenge Day 1: Fill Half Your Plate with Veggies

Simplify healthy meal planning by filling half your plate with veggies. That’s an easy way to know you’ll get the recommended amount of vegetables each day without worrying about the math. How many baby carrots are in a cup? How much broccoli equals a serving? Confused and overwhelmed by keeping track of cups or serving […]

Half of pregnant women who have hypertension and snore unknowingly have a sleep disorder

A substantial proportion of hypertensive pregnant women have obstructive sleep apnea, and many may not be aware. We know that habitual snoring is linked with poor pregnancy outcomes for both mother and child, including increased risk of C-sections and smaller babies,” says the lead author. “Our findings show that a substantial proportion of hypertensive pregnant […]