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2013-11-01 00:20:50

US Earns a "C" on the 2013 March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Card WHITE PLAINS, N.Y, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States' preterm birth rate dropped for the sixth consecutive year in 2012 to 11.5 percent, a 15-year low. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130214/DC59689LOGO) Six states - Alaska, California, Maine, New Hampshire, Oregon and Vermont - earned an "A" on the March of Dimes 2013 Premature Birth Report Card as their preterm birth rates met the March of Dimes...

2013-05-21 12:27:48

March of Dimes, Leading Ohio Research Centers and Hospitals Launch New Collaboration to Understand and Prevent Prematurity COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three major Ohio universities and four hospitals have joined with the March of Dimes Foundation to establish a new collaborative research program aimed exclusively at finding the unknown causes of premature birth. The March of Dimes intends to invest $10 million in the program over five years. (Logo:...

2013-02-11 13:46:10

In a study to be presented on February 14 between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. PST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting , in San Francisco, California, researchers will report findings suggesting an increased risk of early (less than 35 weeks) preterm birth when intra-amniotic debris is present in nulliparous women with a short cervix. The babies born to women with debris had worse outcomes than those born to women without debris, likely due to the earlier...

2012-12-05 11:07:56

Studies predict a rise in number of children with lifelong health problems Research published on bmj.com today suggests that although more babies survived shortly after extreme preterm birth in England in 2006 compared with 1995, the number with major conditions on leaving hospital remained largely unchanged. A second study, also published today, shows some improvement in the number of extremely preterm children who survived without disability at 3 years of age, but no change in the...

2012-11-15 12:27:25

BINGHAMTON, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with tomorrow's National Premature Infant Awareness Day, the National Perinatal Association announced today the release of the Multidisciplinary Guidelines for the Care of Late Preterm Infants, created to deliver evidence-based instructions and tools on the management and care of late preterm infants - an often underserved, yet at risk group. Developed in collaboration with more than 20 healthcare professionals and organizations,...

US Premature Births Down Fifth Straight Year
2012-11-13 15:29:25

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The premature birth rate in the U.S. dropped for the fifth consecutive year in 2011, making it the lowest number in a decade. The latest report found that the U.S. preterm birth rate dropped to 11.7 percent, earning the country a "C" on the 2012 March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Card. Four states, including Vermont, Oregon, New Hampshire and Maine, earned an "A" on the report card as their preterm birth rates met the...

2012-10-08 07:24:41

ROME, October 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- "Although Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5 encompasses reduction of maternal mortality and improvement of sexual and reproductive health, every MDG has an impact on women's health: eradication of poverty, gender equality, reduction of child mortality, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria," commented Professor Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, President-Elect of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), presenting the...

2012-10-04 10:29:28

Mother-baby outcomes eventually leveled off, say Children's Hospital of Philadelphia researchers After a series of Philadelphia hospitals started closing their maternity units in 1997, infant mortality rates increased by nearly 50 percent over the next three years. The mortality rates subsequently leveled off to the same rate as before the closures, but pediatric researchers say their results underscore the need for careful oversight and planning by public health agencies in communities...

2012-10-03 10:23:05

--Mother-Baby Outcomes Eventually Leveled off, Say Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Researchers-- PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After a series of Philadelphia hospitals started closing their maternity units in 1997, infant mortality rates increased by nearly 50 percent over the next three years. The mortality rates subsequently leveled off to the same rate as before the closures, but pediatric researchers say their results underscore the need for careful...

2012-07-25 10:24:14

--Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Researchers Review Medical Outcomes in Three States-- PHILADELPHIA, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Premature babies are more likely to survive when they are born in high-level neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) than in hospitals without such facilities, and this benefit is considerably larger than previously reported. The likelihood that an extremely premature baby will survive if born in a high-technology, high-volume hospital unit was...