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Hepatitis A-like virus identified in seals

Hepatitis A-like virus identified in seals

Scientists in the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health have discovered a new virus in seals that is the closest known relative of the human hepatitis A virus. The finding provides new clues on the emergence of hepatitis A. The research appears in the July/August issue of mBio, […]

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The global cost of unsafe abortion

The global cost of unsafe abortion

Seven million women a year in the developing world are treated in healthcare facilities for complications following unsafe abortion, finds a study published today (19 August) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (BJOG). Every day, approximately 800 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. Unsafe abortion accounts for 8 […]

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Single interrupted pregnancy may impact later deliveries, new research finds

Single interrupted pregnancy may impact later deliveries, new research finds

Tel Aviv University researchers say only one incident of abortion or miscarriage can have repercussions for subsequent pregnancies It has been well established that women who have had several abortions or miscarriages are likely to face a slightly higher risk of complications in subsequent pregnancies. They may experience vaginal bleeding during early pregnancy, preterm birth, […]