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Why Are Teen Moms Poor?

May 20, 2012

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Surprising new research shows it’s not because they have babies. They have babies because they’re poor. By Matthew Yglesias|Posted Monday, May 14, 2012, at 5:01 PM ET Surprising new research shows that babies don’t make teen moms poor. Being poor causes them to have babies.iStockphoto. Delivering the commencement address last weekend at the evangelical Liberty […]

HEALTH: Treat the mother – save the baby

May 16, 2012

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Photo: Super.heavy/FlickrSomething to smile about… LONDON, 16 May 2012 (IRIN) – The past decade has seen great advances in child survival, but while toddlers and small children are benefiting, the death rate for new-born babies remains stubbornly high. Now a new report suggests that paying more attention to their mothers’ health, and focusing on certain […]

What Makes a 21st Century Mom?

May 13, 2012

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May 10, 2012 Moms will be moms. Photo courtesy of Flickr user Sean Dreilinger It’s never been easy to be a mom. I don’t speak from personal experience, of course, but my mother had eight kids and, as I remember it, that was no slice of heaven. You could make the case that all the […]

Grandmothers Reduce Incidence of Breast Cancer?

May 13, 2012

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May 9, 2012 A grandmother in Ethiopia carries her grandchild. Image courtesy of Wikicommons As Mother’s Day approaches, let’s take a moment to celebrate grandmothers. Grandmothers have traditionally been important members of the family who help their daughters raise children. Some anthropologists have suggested that the evolutionary benefits of grandmothering may explain why women have […]

The State of The World’s Mothers

May 12, 2012

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by Suzi ParraschMay 11, 2012 As the mother of two teenagers, my greatest concern tonight is what to put on the dinner table, chicken or fish, pasta or pizza? A world away, in Ethiopia’s Amhara region, 32 year old Alemeneshe, pictured here breastfeeding her one year old son Ayalres, has far graver things to worry […]

Time’s breastfeeding cover is pure front

May 12, 2012

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Rather than challenging taboos, Time’s shock tactics exploit society’s existing shame and confusion about sex and maternity Victoria Bekiempisguardian.co.uk, Friday 11 May 2012 Time magazine’s ‘Are You Mom Enough?’ breastfeeding cover, 21 May 2012 When the Time magazine cover for a story on attachment parenting “Are You Mom Enough?” hit the web this week, the […]

To Save Mothers, Let’s Lower 5 Basic Risks

May 10, 2012

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WeNews commentator Thursday, May 10, 2012 Eighty percent of all maternal deaths globally can be attributed to five basic risks. Let’s do more to treat hemorrhage, infection, unsafe abortion, hypertensive disorders and obstructed labor. (WOMENSENEWS)–While working in remote Papua New Guinea last year with Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres my team and I heard about […]