Innovative Birth Simulator Device Trains Women To Handle Life-Threatening Complications

August 31, 2013 by  
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Expectant mothers in developing nations don’t always have the luxury of a nearby hospital or well-trained OB/GYN. Instead, when the baby decides it’s ready to be born, they must rely on the assistance of midwives and family friends. Unfortunately, this often means that thousands of newborn babies and mothers die of complications during childbirth that could have been prevented with adequate tools and well trained birth assistants. A Norwegian company recently debuted a low-cost, portable birthing education kit that could better prepare midwives for potential complications, and reduce child and maternal mortality rates by 47% in developing countries. READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: babies , childbirth , developing nations , education , healthcare , Natalie Collection , parenting , pregnancy        

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Obama Administration to Scrutinize Shell’s Arctic Drilling Plan

January 9, 2013 by  
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Anti-arctic oil drilling campaigners sighed with relief yesterday as Shell’s Kulluk oil rig that ran aground in Alaska with some 140,000 gallons of diesel on board was safely towed away , not only because the arctic is still safe, but because the ordeal highlighted the complications associated with drilling under the Beaufort and Chukchi seas and Shell’s lack of preparedness to do so. Responding duly to a series of mishaps in the harsh but fragile environment, Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has launched a six month investigation to scrutinize Shell’s arctic drilling plan . Read the rest of Obama Administration to Scrutinize Shell’s Arctic Drilling Plan Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags:

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