U.S. Teen pregnancy rate shows a dramatic decline

by Jennifer Borget posted in Mom Stories The United States doesn’t have teen birth rates worth bragging about, but we do have some new statistics worth celebrating. A report indicates the U.S. teen birth rate fell dramatically in the last 20 years, plunging 57 percent. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate…… […]

50 percent cesarean section delivery rate in China

Efforts must be made to decrease China’s increasing caesarean section rate, suggests a new commentary published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG). Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

Teen Birth Rate Has Dropped Dramatically in Last Two Decades: CDC

Title: Teen Birth Rate Has Dropped Dramatically in Last Two Decades: CDCCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/20/2014 9:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/20/2014 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet Pregnancy General

Mode of delivery following perineal tear, recurrence rate in subsequent pregnancies

There is an increased risk of severe perineal tearing during childbirth in women who had such a tear in a previous delivery, suggests a new study. Most women tear to some extent during childbirth and in some women the tear may be more extensive. The report found that among women who had a vaginal delivery […]

Heart rate variability may predict risk of disease in premature infants

Measuring variability of heart rate may identify premature infants at risk of developing necrotizing enterocolitis, a serious inflammatory condition that can lead to death, according to researchers. Necrotizing enterocolitis, or NEC, may lead to destruction of the intestinal wall and vital organ failure. It affects 6 to 10 percent of premature infants within the first […]

‘UK’s suicide rate highest among middle-aged men’

Suicide rates were in the news, with The Guardian reporting that men are at higher risk than women and The Daily Telegraph saying that middle-aged men are the highest risk group. The stories are based on a report on suicides in the UK for 2012. It reveals that overall, the number of people committing suicide […]