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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...

2013-02-21 23:01:18

According to the World Health Organization, one baby dies every 21 seconds because they are not breastfed. In the U.S., infant mortality rates are more than double for African Americans compared to Whites; breastfeeding decreases the disparity. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) February 21, 2013 In 2000, 189 heads of state issued the UN Millennium Declaration and established eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). One of the most important goals is MDG 4:Reduce child mortality. According to the...

Fewer Babies Being Born To Teenage Mothers In 2011
2013-02-11 08:38:46

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Fewer babies were born in the US in 2011 than in the previous two years, and babies born to teen mothers dropped to record lows, according to data by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The new data, based on an annual summary of vital statistics, also shows that fewer women gave birth in their 20s than in previous years. However, the CDC statistics show that the number of babies born to older woman, those in...

Americans Are Sicker And Die Younger Than People In Other Developed Countries
2013-01-10 11:04:20

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report shows that Americans live in poorer health and die at younger ages than people in other developed countries–and researchers say the gap is steadily growing. The report also shows that Americans are also dying at far higher rates due to guns, car accidents and drug use than their foreign counterparts. Although researchers have known for some time that the US fares poorly in comparison to other rich nations, most...

2012-06-25 23:15:45

Government awards will enable health program to expand to more families in Southern California San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 25, 2012 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) have awarded multi-year grants to PCI for its California Border Healthy Start (CBHS) Project, totaling $1.25million. Continuing a DHHS grant from 2007-2012, the second phase of CBHS will be from 2012-2014. The grant is entirely by HRSA, and PCI was...

Niger Ousts Afghanistan As Worst Place To Be A Mother
2012-05-10 11:46:59

Just days before Mother´s Day, the Save the Children foundation released their 13th annual ranking of the best and worst countries to be a mom. To get these results, the foundation measured 165 countries in areas such as breastfeeding rates, infant mortality and mothers´ education. Norway, Iceland and Sweden have topped the charts, respectively, as the world´s best places to be a mother. America has risen to 25th place, up from last year´s 31st. According to this...

Preterm Births Soar Worldwide
2012-05-03 05:07:02

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com A new study, “Born Too Soon: The Global Action Report on Preterm Birth,” reports that almost half a million babies (12.0 out of 100 births) are born prematurely in the U.S. every year. This is a higher rate than 130 countries in the world, including many impoverished countries. In all the world, 15 million babies are born preterm, more than 1 million die as a result of being born early, and three-quarters of the babies could be saved if...


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