Ghana: Govt Urged to Extend Maternity Leave

[Ghanaian Times] As the world celebrated international mothers' day on Monday, a number of breastfeeding mothers have appealed to the government for extension of maternity leave from three to five months.
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Conclusions: This case demonstrates the effectiveness of lifestyle interventions and psychospiritual support to enable dramatic clinical change without withdrawal syndrome after cessation of medication. More important, the initial failed tapering underpins the notion that a diligent meditation practice may be necessary to heal root-cause drivers of psychiatric symptoms and withdrawal syndrome. The results may serve to inform practitioners assisting patients who wish to discontinue benzodiazepine and other psychotropic medications or patients who would like to try a nonpharmaceutical approach as a first-line therapy. PM...
Source: Advances in Mind Body Medicine - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Adv Mind Body Med Source Type: research
[Nigeria Health Watch] "I don't want to be pregnant at this age. I want to continue my education". Says 17-year-old Precious Haruna as she comes out of a patent medicine store in her Karatudu community in Chikum Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State. Precious has come for a counselling session about the injectable contraceptive method she is using. She has just graduated from secondary school and says she is looking forward to her tertiary education. She says she is sexually active and does not want her dream of furt
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This study examined the impact on both the ability to become pregnant and pregnancy loss.Human Reproduction
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Scientists at the US National Institutes of Health said even low levels of caffeine were a risk before and during pregnancy after analysing data from 1,228 women.
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[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The Assistant Minister of Local government and Rural Development, Ms Botlogile Tshireletso, has called for formulation of policies that could promote safe abortion.
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-- Pregnant women should not ride roller coasters or other jarring rides at the amusement park, says the American Pregnancy Association. The rapid starts and stops and jerky motions that characterize these rides can lead to premature separation of...
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ConclusionsThis is the first randomised investigation of BP self-monitoring for the management of pregnancy hypertension and indicates that a large RCT would be feasible.
Source: Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Womens Cardiovascular Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 October 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Jaspreet Dhanda, James Gray, Ellen Knox, Amreen Bashir
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
This study involved 10 PT goats, in which a caesarean surgery was performed. Twenty-five kids were born after caesarean surgery of which 16 survived. A blood sample was collected from the jugular vein of the 10 goats and from the kids immediately after caesarean surgery (within 15  min). There were differences between the kids that survived and the kids that did not survive concerning the blood levels of pH (7.22 vs 7.00), base excess (− 9 vs − 18 mmol/L), pCO2 (46 vs 62  mmHg) and L-lactate (5.6 vs 16 mmol/L). Maternal ketoacidosis due to PT has a negative impact on th...
Source: Irish Veterinary Journal - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
In the original publication of this article [1], there are error in the Fig.  5, the “ml” should be replaced by “mL” (Fig. 5A) and “IFNγ” should be “IFN-γ” in Fig. 5A, B. The correct figure is below:
Source: Veterinary Research - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
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