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Better medical care could slash UK mortality rate during pregnancy

Better medical care could slash UK mortality rate during pregnancy

Up to two in five deaths among UK mothers who die in pregnancy or shortly afterwards could be prevented with better care, a new report suggests. A detailed examination of 124 maternal deaths found 41% may have been prevented if they had received gold-standard care. The findings prompted researchers to warn all pregnant women not to stop taking medication without seeking expert ...

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California declares emergency to fight hepatitis A outbreak

California declares emergency to fight hepatitis A outbreak

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday declared a state of emergency to combat a hepatitis A outbreak that has claimed 18 lives in San Diego. Brown said the federally-funded supply of vaccines is inadequate. His proclamation allows the state to buy vaccines directly from manufacturers and distribute them. The declaration “allows us to move very swiftly,” Dr. Gil Chavez, epidemiologist at the ...

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