Better data can save the lives of Texas mothers.

What makes Texas famous? Ranches? Oil? Breakfast tacos?

These days, the question worth asking is what makes Texas infamous. The Lone Star State has started making headlines across the globe for maternal mortality.

It's true that far too many Texas mothers die during pregnancy or within a year following giving birth and that African-American Texans are at greatest risk. However, a new study has found that the data underlying these disturbing headlines is imprecise, with the study's co-author noting that she was surprised at "just how bad the data was" ("Bid to halt maternal deaths hurt by bad data," Page A1, Jan. 4).

Aqua Golden Missisipi (AGM) Mekarsari menggelar pengobatan gratis bagi umum dan ibu hamil di aula Desa Mekarsari, Kecamatan Cicurug, Kabupaten Sukabumi, Selasa (22/1/2018).

"Tujuan kami dari divisi CSR melaksanakan baksos pengobatan gratis ini, untuk menekan tingkat kematian ibu hamil dan balita," ujar kepala pabrik Aqua Golden Misissppi Mekarsari, Nanang Rismadi, kepada sukabumiupdate.com.

A large prospective study published in Brain Sciences has found that suboptimal maternal cholesterol levels, in particular low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, may increase the risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in offspring. 

Yuelong Ji, MS, MSPH, of the Center on Early Life Origins of Disease, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland, and colleagues also found that the male fetus appears to be more vulnerable to maternal cholesterol levels.

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