WASHINGTON, June 3 (Reuters) – The majority of the world’s
poorer countries, which account for nearly all
childbirth-related deaths among newborns and mothers, are facing
a critical shortage of professional midwives who could ease the
problem, global health experts said on Tuesday.
Among 73 lower and middle income nations, just four -
Armenia, Colombia, Dominican Republic and Jordan – have adequate
resources in place, according to a review led by the United
Nations Populations Fund and the World Health Organization.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. federal government would not be allowed to spend money to block states from implementing their own medical marijuana laws under legislation passed by the House of Representatives as more states legalize using it to treat various ailments.
The Republican-led House of Representatives passed the measure late on Thursday as part of a larger bipartisan funding bill. The measure still needs approval in the Democrat-controlled Senate, and then to be signed into law by President Barack Obama.