fevereiro 03, 2008

Medical news

Nearly Four Young Children Die Every Minute in India

DELHI (Reuters Health) Jan 24 - India accounts for the highest numbers of neonatal, infant and childhood deaths in the world each year, according to a report on the state of world's children released by UNICEF on this week.
Though India ranks 49th in the overall ranking for child mortality, in absolute numbers India has the largest share, with malnutrition responsible for nearly half of these deaths, according to the UNICEF report.

Reuters Health Information 2008. © 2008 Reuters Ltd.

High Caffeine Intake During Pregnancy May Increase Risk for Miscarriage

A high intake of caffeine during pregnancy increased the risk for miscarriage, according to the results of a population-based, prospective cohort study reported in the January 21 Online First issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

However, critics speculate that miscarriage risk appears higher with caffeine intake because women with morning sickness, who are more likely to carry a pregnancy to term, avoid caffeine.

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