Tag: Pregnant women

Changes in social contact may have affected well-being of pregnant women

February 3, 2022

Research conducted at the University of Essex revealed the protective effect of social support on expectant mothers’ mental health, especially against symptoms associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic caused a notable spike in depression and anxiety in expectant mothers not surprisingly due to changes to maternity services forced by lockdown measures and other restrictions. […]

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Pregnant women, urban poor among Malaysians increasingly hit by diabetes

November 10, 2017

The number of Malaysians living with diabetes is alarming, particularly among pregnant women and the urban poor. In 2016, about 422 million (8.5%) of the world’s population above 18 years of age were diabetic patients. Of these, 199 million were women. In Malaysia, 3.6 million (17.5%) of the population aged 18 and over is a […]

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