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2014-09-22 23:02:02

Today at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) annual meeting, Mayor Vincent Gray joins Aegis Health Security in announcing its ‘Stronger2gether – One City 4 Healthier Babies’ initiative aimed at improving birth outcomes and lowering the infant mortality rate in the District of Columbia to 5.0 deaths per 1,000 live births by 2020. New York, New York (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 Today, at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) annual meeting, Mayor Vincent Gray joins Aegis Health Security...

2014-08-12 11:16:44

Wiley While a rise in cesarean section (C-section) delivery rates due to breech presentation has improved neonatal outcome, 40% of term breech deliveries in the Netherlands are planned vaginal deliveries. According to a new Dutch study that is published today in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, a journal of the Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology, there is a 10-fold increase in fetal mortality in vaginal delivery for breech presentation compared to...

2014-08-04 23:05:55

Grant proposals must address factors contributing to poor birth outcomes, infant mortality. Baltimore (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) is committing up to $3.3 million over the next three years in programs seeking to improve birth outcomes and lower infant mortality rates in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia. CareFirst, the region’s largest health insurer, has issued a request for proposals from community health centers, nonprofit...

2014-01-31 23:34:05

The rate of infant and maternal mortality for Blacks is twice the rate for Whites in the U.S., so it is important to address barriers to care that Black women face. To celebrate Black History Month, Praeclarus Press and the Simkin Center at Bastyr University offer a webinar that teaches nurses, midwives, physicians, and lactation consultants how to make their practices welcoming to African American women, thereby addressing disparities in infant and maternal mortality. Amarillo, Texas...

Men More Than Four Inches Taller Now Than A Century Ago
2013-09-02 13:19:31

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Using data from health surveys and military registries, a University of Essex researcher has found that the average height of European men has grown 4.3 inches from the early 1870s to 1980, according to a new report in the journal Oxford Economic Papers. Timothy Hatton, a professor of economics at Essex, said the development was probably the result of an overall improvement in population health, particularly the drop in the infant...

2013-06-06 19:54:35

More indigent patients sought treatment though care remained free When health care reform in Thailand increased payments to public hospitals for indigent care, more poor people sought medical treatment and infant mortality was reduced, even though the cost of medical care remained free for the poor, a new study shows. The study, “The Great Equalizer: Health Care Access and Infant Mortality in Thailand,” funded in part by the National Institutes of Health, found that...

2013-05-10 23:27:35

While the overall infant mortality rate for Maryland is declining, other birth statistics are startling: 12.5% of babies are born premature; 8.8 percent are born with low-birth weights; and 7.6% die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome before they reach the age of four months. The 6th Annual Cradle of Hope Luncheon Awards Ceremony and Auction on May 17th honors those who work to make a difference in the health of Maryland's at-risk mothers and babies. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) May 10, 2013 The...

Infant Mortality Rates In The US Are Down
2013-04-18 04:48:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The infant mortality rate in the US fell 12 percent from 2005 to 2011, with improvements reported in all major racial and ethnic groups, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a report issued on Wednesday. According to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the country´s infant mortality rate fell from 6.87 infant deaths per 1,000 live births in 2005 to 6.05 infant deaths per 1,000 live births...


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