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maternal mortality rate highest in texas


a 2016 university of maryland study discovered that texas has the highest maternal mortality rate in the entire developed world. however, in spite of knowing this fact a few months later after the study was published, texas lawmakers did nothing to address the problem or take steps to curb it, the a...






rise in texas maternal deaths absent from state’s legislative agenda


every texas legislator should know by now that more mothers are dying less than a year after giving birth. at least that’s what lisa hollier believes. hollier is chairwoman of the state’s task force on maternal mortality and morbidity, which reported in july that 189 texas mothers died less than a y...






to find out whether outlawing abortion hurts mothers, look at data from chile


the data appears to contradict the idea that either abortion rates remain constant or maternal mortality rises when legal abortions are prohibited.






report: african women ahead as lawmakers, but face violence


african women have made significant progress including higher female participation in many legislatures than in britain and the united states — but women on the continent also face "daunting" challenges in high rates of sexual violence, maternal mortality and hiv infections, said a report released tuesday.






report: african women ahead as lawmakers, but face violence


united nations (ap) — a report on women’s rights in africa praises significant progress including female participation in many african legislatures outpacing britain and the united states. but it also points to what it calls “daunting” challenges such as high rates of sexual violence, maternal mortality and hiv infections among women. the report was released […]






running the numbers on mortality rates suggests obamacare could be killing peopl


could obamacare be behind the strange, unexplained increase in american mortality rates? it’s hard to know for sure, but some evidence suggests it.






pope raises own mortality in rallying youth to lead church


rome (ap) — pope francis urged young people to lead the church’s future saturday even as he voiced doubts that he’d be around much longer to see it. the 80-year-old pope referred to his own mortality twice in the span of a few minutes during a vigil service to rally enthusiasm for the catholic church’s […]






pope raises own mortality in rallying youth to lead church


rome (ap) — pope francis is urging young people to lead the church’s future even as he voices doubts about whether he’ll be around much longer to see it. the 80-year-old pope referred to his own mortality twice in the span of a few minutes saturday during a service to rally young people to attend […]






strangers meeting in a snowstorm in vermont


you drive into the storm and meet five friends you didn't know before, you feel their mortality and your own, the snow is falling.






former rcmp officer who tortured and sexually abused his son had ptsd, psychiatr


'the internal invisible damage will be with him forever,' his maternal aunt said at the sentencing hearing. the boy's father gained full custody after his mother died






get cooking: my grandmother’s mayonnaise


every morning of her adult life, my maternal grandmother sat at the corner of her kitchen table, cracked an egg, found its yolk and made mayonnaise.






india's rising temperatures already deadly, study shows


heat-related mortality may increase as 25 percent of country's total population lacks access to electricity.






tharparkar residents feel ignored after zardari snub


politicians and officials accused of glossing over worsening poverty and child mortality rates in sindh's tharparkar.






why trains run down grizzlies: ‘after six years of study, parks canada, canadian


'death on cp tracks is the number one human cause of grizzly bear mortality in banff national park'






tharparkar residents feel ignored after zardari snub


politicians accused of glossing over worsening poverty and child mortality rates blighting sindh province's tharparkar.






tranexamic acid can reduce maternal deaths 'by a third'


trial of 20,000 women shows deaths from heavy bleeding after giving birth reduced by 30 percent with tranexamic acid.






trump state department authorizes women's suffering and deaths


the defunding of the united nations family planning agency will wreak havoc across the globe. think that’s an over dramatic title?imagine that you’re in a refugee camp, pregnant and without access to medical care. imagine that you’re living in latin america — pregnant, poor, and without access to medical care.now imagine going into labor without clean water, a way to cut the umbilical cord, or a clean bed to have your baby on.that is what women around the world have faced and died from as the result.many more would have suffered if not for programs like the united nations family planning agency.the unfpa has saved countless lives, even in the most dire of places. us funding underpins a host of programs, from "dignity kits" distributed to women after the earthquake in nepal to "birthing






put your baby to sleep in a cardboard box? a finnish idea is winning converts in


baby boxes, which were started in finland 80 years ago, helped to substantially reduce the country's infant mortality rate






how to talk so kids will listen - and stop lying, begging and pouting


my maternal grandmother was alive for the first six years of my daughter's life, and i often wonder how odd my parenting style appeared to her — a style i would label generously as "jump up at every whimper and smother the baby with kisses." my grandmother was born in 1918, during a slightly less...






roger ailes lived fearlessly amid the specter of death


when i met roger ailes, in 2012, one of the first things i noticed about him was his acute sense of his own mortality. he talked about it then and in many of our subsequent conversations.






dcfs: south elgin toddler revived with narcan removed from home


a toddler treated with narcan for apparent narcotic overdose symptoms has been placed with his maternal and paternal grandparents while police and the illinois department of children and family services investigate, officials said. dcfs is investigating the mother and father for allegations of...






pope raises own mortality in rallying youth to lead church


pope francis urged young people to lead the church's future saturday even as he voiced doubts that he'd be around much longer to see it.






beyoncé's performance was a show of maternal strength


grammys 2017 live updates: beyoncé's performance brings crowd to their feet while she sits in a chair feb. 12, 2017, 7:21 p.m. who will win album of the year? will beyoncé or adele make history? how music's biggest night pans out is anyone's guess. but one thing is certain: the 59th grammy awards...






videos reportedly show gruesome abuse of young kansas boy


kansas city, mo. (ap) — the maternal grandmother of a 7-year-old kansas boy whose remains were found in a pigsty says she has seen videos that detail gruesome abuse the boy suffered at the hands of his father and stepmother. judy conway, of emporia, says the videos came from more than 30 security cameras placed […]






kendrick lamar takes on life, death, near-misses and second chances


in the video for kendrick lamar’s recent single “humble.,” his hair bursts into flame. lamar makes music like an artist running out of time. just about everyone on the planet eventually feels their mortality, but for lamar, the urgency translates into works of art that burn with purpose, that take...






kendrick lamar takes on life, death, near-misses and second chances in 'damn.'


in the video for kendrick lamar’s recent single “humble.,” his hair bursts into flame. lamar makes music like an artist running out of time. just about everyone on the planet eventually feels their mortality, but for lamar, the urgency translates into works of art that burn with purpose, that take...






unbelievable: the extreme 'freedom caucus' in texas kills more than 100 bills—wh


the extreme right in texan statehouse stages mother's day tantrum over the defeat of a handful of its own bills. famed political humorist molly ivins liked to call texas the “national laboratory for bad government,” which is why the nation as a whole should look with trepidation at the events that transpired last week in the state legislature. while the national press was riveted — for good reason! — by the ongoing scandal surrounding president donald trump’s firing of fbi director james comey, the texas legislature upped the ante when it comes to destroying the government in the name of right-wing ideological purity.in sum, the self-described “freedom caucus” in the austin legislature, claiming that the republican-controlled body is somehow not conservative enough, decided to go o






studies find no evidence for autism link to antidepressant use


one day after a study questioned the putative link between autism and maternal use of antidepressants, two more studies provide more definitive evidence suggesting there is no causal link. the studies examined data on mothers and children with autism spectrum disorder in sweden and ontario, canada....






correction: africa-malaria vaccine story


in a story april 24 about tests in africa for a malaria vaccine, the associated press reported erroneously that the world health organization is hoping to wipe out malaria by 2040. in fact, who wants to reduce malaria mortality rates by at least 90 percent by 2030.






professor has taken ‘selfie’ every day for last 30 years


boston (ap) — long before they were called selfies, karl baden snapped a simple black and white photo of himself. then he repeated it, every day, for the next three decades. baden’s “every day” project officially turns 30 on thursday and he says he has no intention of stopping. the stark contemplation on mortality and […]






dog takes over as tiger cubs’ ‘nanny’ at cincinnati zoo


cincinnati (ap) — the cincinnati zoo has called again on a canine to play the role of nanny for other animals’ babies. the latest assignment for blakely the australian shepherd is to be a companion for three malayan tiger cubs. their mother’s maternal instincts didn’t kick in after their feb. 3 birth, and zoo staffers […]






rogue machine's surprisingly sentimental drama from the co-writer of 'birdman'


the oscar-winning co-writer of the film “birdman,” alexander dinelaris, toys with themes of human mortality and the after-effects of pathological parenting in his frustratingly uneven play “still life,” now at rogue machine theatre. the action centers on carrie ann (laurie okin), a successful professional...






lucy casado, matriarch of lucy's el adobe cafe and an l.a. fixture, dies at 91


lucy casado, matriarch and gatekeeper of the landmark hollywood restaurant lucy’s el adobe cafe — a home away from home for musicians, politicians and those looking for either, has died at 91. casado was a comforting, maternal figure to those who began arriving at the restaurant in the early 1960s...






scientists investigate large number of humpback whale deaths


government scientists launched an investigation thursday into an unusually large number of humpback whale deaths from north carolina to maine, the first such "unusual mortality event" declaration in a decade.






cincinnati zoo staff caring for 3 newborn malayan tiger cubs


cincinnati (ap) — three malayan tiger cubs are being cared for in the cincinnati zoo’s nursery. the zoo says the first-time mother’s maternal instincts didn’t kick in, raising the threat to the cubs that their body temperatures would get too low without their mother’s warmth. the zoo says nursery staffers are keeping them warm and […]