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

A new study, “Born Too Soon: The Global Action Report on Preterm Birth,” reports that 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 cost-effective interventions were made.

2012-02-17 11:09:19

Canada's ranking in international child health indexes would dramatically improve if measurements were standardized.

2012-01-18 22:51:09

A large regional hospital in Ghana saw a reduction in maternal and infant deaths after continuous quality improvement (QI) initiatives were put into place through a collaborative partnership.

2011-11-18 03:50:38

The nation's preterm birth rate slipped under 12 percent for the first time in nearly a decade, the fourth consecutive year it declined, potentially sparing tens of thousands of babies the serious health consequences of an early birth.

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.

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

UNICEF and the World Health Organization 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.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.