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2010-06-25 13:52:00

Statewide Program Significantly Reduces Inappropriate Scheduling of Births before 39 Weeks CINCINNATI, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A statewide Ohio program significantly reduced the monthly rate of inappropriately scheduled births before 39 weeks gestation, helping to avoid expensive neonatal intensive care unit admissions and decrease the risk of infant deaths, according to two studies by the Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative recently published in the American Journal of Obstetrics...

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2010-05-12 14:00:00

Researchers reported on Tuesday that the US rate of pre-term births has fallen for the second year in a row.

2010-05-11 10:45:00

Rates Drop for Most States and Ethnic and Gestational-Age Groups WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time in three decades, the nation - and most states - saw a two-year decline in preterm birth rates, indicating that strategies implemented over the past seven years have begun to pay off, according to the March of Dimes. "In 2003, we began a national campaign to reduce the terrible toll of premature birth because every baby deserves a healthy start in life,"...

2010-02-23 11:15:38

New GAPPS Repository of data, tissue specimens will be resource for researchers worldwide.

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2010-02-18 09:40:00

The rate of stillbirths in rural areas of six developing countries fell more than 30 percent following a basic training program in newborn care for birth attendants.

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2009-11-03 14:05:00

A new study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that premature births are the main reason the United States lags behind most European countries in infant mortality.

2009-11-03 10:55:00

March of Dimes Calls for Research to Prevent Preterm Birth WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Nov.

2009-10-05 07:20:00

LOS OLIVOS, Calif., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- America's infant mortality ranking is 42nd on the world stage placing the U.S. in the company of countries including Guam, Cuba and Croatia.

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2009-08-20 06:30:00

US life expectancy has risen to a record high of nearly 78 years, while the age-adjusted death rate fell to 760.3 deaths per 100,000, according to a new report issued Wednesday by the CDC.

2009-06-08 07:57:55

New research may offer hope for extremely preterm infants. Advances in medical interventions have resulted in higher survival rates for extremely preterm infants.


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