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Young Adolescents Who Are Pregnant Face Higher Risk Than Older Women

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WHO aka the World Health Organization has found out some scary new facts!

Young adolescents face a higher risk of complications and death as a result of pregnancy than older women.

Almost 800 women die from pregnancy or child birth complications every day. Those numbers are

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The World's Health Ministers: Cut Premature Deaths By 25 Percent

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WHO, or the World Health Organization, has said that the world's health ministers have made a pact to cut premature deaths from chronic illnesses by 25% by 2025.

This means things like heart disease, diabetes, cancers and chronic respiratory illnesses!

They're the biggest killer globally, which is frightening — and they account for 36 million deaths a year. Which is 63 percent of all mortality, and one-quarter of premature deaths under the age of 60.

Take those facts and roll them around in your head for a while. Almost all of it is preventable!

They're going to target the four main risk factors, namely tobacco use, harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity.

One problem, though, is that they didn't really set specific guidelines on how to do this. Though, there was talk of reducing salt and tobacco consumption by 30% by 2025.

We expect to see some of those specifics by October, they say!

Good! We are SO glad something is being done and that we're on target!

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More Than 1 In 10 Babies Worldwide Born Prematurely

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We love babies, and while we get excited whenever we see one, we don’t want them poppin out too EARLY!

But according to the Born Too Soon Report, the first study of it’s kind led by the WHO (World Health Organization), one in ten babies are born prematurely (born before 37 weeks instead of a full-term 40 week pregnancy) around the world each year!!!

What’s worse is that

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Malaria Deaths Can Near Zero By 2015

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At least, that's what a report supported by the World Health Organization says.

Advances in medicine and increased funding has already cut malaria deaths in 43 countries by 38%, which is leading researchers to believe that MORE funding could bring deaths down to near zero by the end of 2015.

The WHO said the world can stop malaria deaths by 2015 if massive investment is made to ramp up control measures.

Robert Newman, director of WHO's global malaria programme, said in a statement:

"The results of the past decade exceed what anyone could have predicted and prove that malaria control is working."

Figures from the World Health Organization suggest the number of worldwide malaria deaths dropped to 781,000 in 2009 from nearly a million in 2000.

Whether or not Malaria deaths can actually disappear completely by 2015, it's exciting to hear that there is a definite decline. We hope WHO gets the funding it needs to continue that trend!

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Listen! Jessica Simpson Making Music Again

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The tune is called Who We Are and it is the theme song for her new Vh1 reality show.

Listen below!

Thoughts????

Do you like Jessica's new song???

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Do you like Jessica's new song???

  • No (61%)
  • Yes (39%)

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