Monthly Archives: September 2011

September 26 is World Contraception Day


Today, September 26, marks the 5th anniversary of World Contraception Day. It is celebrated in about 70 countries worldwide and aims for ‘a world where every pregnancy is wanted’. Various events are undertaken in different countries to spread awareness of … Continue reading

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HPV Vaccine is a ‘life-saving’ vaccine – AAP


The American Academy of Pediatrics has taken an aggressive stance in response to false statements about HPV vaccines that have been made recently in the US Republican presidential campaign, including misinformation such as the HPV vaccine is dangerous and can … Continue reading

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‘An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away’


I am sure most of us have come across this phrase at some point in our daily lives. It has been put to the test by time and numerous research studies that have only added more significance to it. Yet … Continue reading

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Study shows that breast and cervical cancer kills more women globally than labour


For years, it was assumed that young women in poor countries had a higher risk of dying in childbirth than from cancer. But a new study shows that’s changing: Breast and cervical cancers are killing more women than labour in … Continue reading

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