Too Many Pregnant Women Are Dying In Rural America

Pregnancy and childbirth care is one such instance, according to a recent deep data dive from the Wall Street Journal. Pregnant people in rural areas of the U.S. died of pregnancy-related complications 64% more often in 2015 than people in urban areas, according to the WSJ — which is a shift from 2000, when maternal death rate was higher in urban areas. Truly terrifying data visualizations from the report show how drastically rural areas are in need of doctors.

Too Many Pregnant Women Are Dying In Rural America

Pregnancy and childbirth care is one such instance, according to a recent deep data dive from the Wall Street Journal. Pregnant people in rural areas of the U.S. died of pregnancy-related complications 64% more often in 2015 than people in urban areas, according to the WSJ — which is a shift from 2000, when maternal death rate was higher in urban areas. Truly terrifying data visualizations from the report show how drastically rural areas are in need of doctors.

Yemen: aid offers ‘only hope of survival’ in cholera epidemic, says Priti Patel

11/08/2017 Kate Hodal 0

Development secretary says ‘catastrophic disaster’ is looming unless foreign donors follow UK lead to tackle disease that has infected half a million Yemenis

Humanitarian aid is “the only hope Yemeni people have to survive”, said the UK development minister, Priti Patel. She warned Yemen is “on the brink of catastrophic disaster” unless the international community follows Britain’s lead to stem the cholera epidemic.

Heavy rains, stagnant water and overflowing rubbish bins have stoked a second wave of the outbreak, which has so far swept across 90% of the country, infecting almost half a million people and killing 1,900 since it began in 2015.

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Origami Organs: This ‘Tissue Paper’ Could Help Regenerate a Heart or Uterus

These new “tissue paper” materials retain the cellular properties of the organ, so they could help the body regenerate the relevant organ tissue to aid healing of wounds, scientists said. “Because it has components that are found in the actual tissue in the organs, the cells will recognize it once it’s implanted,” study co-author Ramille Shah, assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, said of the tissue paper in a video statement. Lead study author Adam Jakus, formerly a materials engineer at Northwestern University, had created an ink made of an ovary for use in a 3D printer.

Origami Organs: This ‘Tissue Paper’ Could Help Regenerate a Heart or Uterus

These new “tissue paper” materials retain the cellular properties of the organ, so they could help the body regenerate the relevant organ tissue to aid healing of wounds, scientists said. “Because it has components that are found in the actual tissue in the organs, the cells will recognize it once it’s implanted,” study co-author Ramille Shah, assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, said of the tissue paper in a video statement. Lead study author Adam Jakus, formerly a materials engineer at Northwestern University, had created an ink made of an ovary for use in a 3D printer.