Maternal Health: More Than Just Survival!

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Postado originalmente em Girls' Globe:

Around the world, women and girls of reproductive age get pregnant – either by choice, through thoughtful planning, after years of longing or under less joyful circumstances. The news of expecting a baby, another family member, may come as a silent intuition or a shock combined with morning sickness, and every woman’s experience is unique.

Yet, mothers-to-be around the world face a wide variety of challenges. For women in least developed areas and in conflict or emergencies, becoming pregnant may pose a risk to one’s life. In developing countries the most common cause of death for adolescent girls is complications related to pregnancy or delivery.

Worldwide, there are women who do not want to get pregnant, but are unable to access (or afford) contraception or family planning services. Imagine walking to the pharmacy to pick up your choice of contraception, just to be informed that there is a stock-out…

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Mid-Autumn Memories

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Postado originalmente em Compass & Camera:

The Mid-autumn Festival ended a week ago, but here are a few photos from around town during this colorful month of mooncakes and lights. Chinatown was abuzz with activity as usual, with row after row of lighted flowers strung across Eu Tong Sen Street. Gardens by the Bay was aglow with massive light scenes — on land and floating in the water — depicting historic scenes, animals of the Chinese zodiac, and countries of the world. And Takashimaya, a favorite retail store, became a mooncake paradise with case after case of beautifully crafted parcels for sale from hotels and restaurants all over the city. If only they tasted as good as they look!

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PHT Morning Skate: Neely hopes RFAs Krug, Smith realize Bruins’ situation

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Postado originalmente em ProHockeyTalk:

PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

Bruins president Cam Neely hopes that restricted free agents Torey Krug and Reilly Smith “realize what the situation that we’re in.” He added that there’s not a whole lot Boston can do in the negotiations given its cap situation. (The Bruins Blog)

Meanwhile, Simon Gagne and Ville Leino should get fair shots at making the Boston Bruins’ roster after being invited to the team’s training camp. (CSN New England)

The Nashville Predators were the league’s best team on the draw last season, but they didn’t make the most of their faceoff wins. (The Score)

Cory Schneider is “excited and proud” to get the opportunity to follow in Martin Brodeur’s footsteps as the New Jersey Devils’ starting goaltender…

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