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Military spouses face higher perinatal depression risk


January 14, 2019 Women whose partners are away on military deployment are at greater risk of developing mental illness during the perinatal period, according to a review paper published in the Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps. Researchers from Anglia Ruskin University's Veterans and Families Institute for Military Social Research (VFI) ..... Read More

Emergency caesareans put new mothers at higher risk of developing postnatal depression


January 23, 2019  A new study has revealed first-time mothers who give birth via unplanned caesarean section are 15% more likely to experience postnatal depression.   The author of the study is calling for more mental health support for women whose babies are delivered via emergency caesarean section, or C-section — a ..... Read More

Fertility among women on wane across AP: Survey


January 30th, 2019 VIJAYAWADA: Total fertility rate ( TFR) among women in Andhra Pradesh is much less than the national average of 2.3 per woman.   While the lowest TFR in the country is 1.6, AP has a TFR of 1.7, and the urban TFR is as low as 1.5, says the National ..... Read More

Enhancing WHO’s standard guideline development methods


28 January 2019 ¦ Recommendations in WHO guidelines are based on sound scientific evidence. Fundamental steps in the process for guideline development include formulating key questions, evidence retrieval and synthesis, and appraisal of the quality of the evidence. But the methods used in these steps were originally conceived for the ..... Read More

Experts body calls for accelerated efforts to reduce maternal, newborn deaths and still births


New Delhi, 21 January 2019: An expert group has called for strengthening and expanding sexual and reproductive health services in Member countries of WHO South-East Asia Region, to reduce deaths of mothers and babies, which despite substantial decline in recent years continues to be at unacceptable levels.   “Though millions of ..... Read More
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