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Latest Infant mortality Stories

2011-11-13 23:01:00

First-Ever World Prematurity Day Honors One Million Premature Babies Who Die Every Year WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The March of Dimes will join organizations in Europe, Africa and Australia on Nov. 17 to hold the first-ever World Prematurity Day and call on governments worldwide to reduce death and disability caused by premature birth. Worldwide, 13 million babies are born early every year, including more than half a million in the...

2011-10-10 09:48:00

WARREN, Mich., Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On October 20, 2011 Art Van Furniture's flagship store in Warren, Mich. will be transformed into the lively streets of New Orleans for "A Night of Charity in the Big Easy," where guests can dine on delicious Cajun cuisine, listen to soulful jazz music, witness unique performances and dance the night away - while supporting two great causes in the community. St. John Providence Health System's Infant Mortality Program empowers...

2011-09-21 13:04:08

Women whose first pregnancy ended in infant death are significantly more likely to have a subsequent stillbirth finds new research published today (21 September) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Black women experienced the highest rates of stillbirth in subsequent pregnancy, the study by US researchers from the University of South Florida and the University of Rochester found. Infant mortality accounts for an estimated 5.75 million deaths annually...

2011-09-19 23:15:00

First-Ever World Prematurity Day for Advocacy, Public Awareness WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The March of Dimes today announced its commitment to the United Nation's "Every Woman Every Child" program with a new global advocacy and awareness campaign on the tragic toll of death and disability caused by preterm birth. The centerpiece of the campaign is the first-ever annual World Prematurity Day to be held on 17 November 2011. Partners in this initiative...

Despite Over 20,000 Deaths Daily, Child Mortality Rate Is Falling
2011-09-16 05:16:27

   UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) released a study this week showing the mortality rate of children under the age of five years old has fallen to 7.6 million global deaths in 2010 from more than 12 million in 1990, Reuters is reporting. Dr. Margaret Chan, director general of the WHO explains, “This is proof that investing in children´s health is money well spent, and a sign that we need to accelerate that investment through the coming years.”...

2011-08-25 12:26:04

In a long-running randomized study of over 3,000 preterm infants, those whose care included the Heart Rate Observation System, or HeRO® monitor, experienced greater than 20 percent reduced mortality, effectively saving one infant's life for every 48 who were monitored. The results of this multicenter study of the HeRO monitor, co-sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and Medical Predictive Science Corporation (MPSC), appear in The Journal of Pediatrics. HeRO is a pioneering...

2011-08-05 14:12:50

A groundbreaking new study published in the journal, Health Affairs, suggests that increases in public health spending result in healthier people, especially in communities with fewer resources. The study was co-authored by Glen P. Mays, the new F. Douglas Scutchfield Endowed Professor in Health Services and Systems Research at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health. At UK, Mays is affiliated with the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Services and Systems Research,...

2011-07-05 23:01:00

New Online Center Consolidates Information to Make Free Material Easier to Access WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The March of Dimes has launched a new online Prematurity Prevention Resource Center (PPRC) that combines all its valuable materials on prematurity into one section of its web site. The PPRC offers the web's most comprehensive source of online information on prematurity and prematurity prevention. It includes the most current information from the...

2011-05-23 16:01:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Adding just a few more weeks of pregnancy can cut a newborn's risk of death in half - even if the pregnancy has reached "term" -- adding more evidence to the argument that continuing a pregnancy to at least 39 weeks is crucial to a baby's health. The research by a team of investigators from the March of Dimes, the National Institutes of Health and the US Food and Drug Administration found that although the overall risk of...

2011-02-14 14:53:32

In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting â“ž¢, in San Francisco, researchers will present findings that prove that the use of fetal heart rate monitors lowers the rate of infant mortality. There have been a handful of small studies conducted in the past that looked at the effectiveness of fetal heart rate monitors, but none of them were large enough to be conclusive. "There was some...