Latest Infant mortality Stories
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting â„¢, in San Francisco, researchers will present findings that prove that the use of fetal heart rate monitors lowers the rate of infant mortality.
High birth weight in First Nations (North American Indian) babies are linked to a higher risk of postneonatal death (infant deaths that occur from 4 weeks to 1 year of age).
Life expectancy declines slightly according to latest CDC deaths report ATLANTA, Dec.
Number of Preterm Infants Drops to 523,033 WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 23,500 babies were spared the serious health consequences of an early birth in 2008, according to new data released today by the National Center for Health Statistics.
Unexplained disparity in preterm births exists among black infants and infants of other races. ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov.
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