Latest Infant mortality Stories
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.
New research may offer hope for extremely preterm infants. Advances in medical interventions have resulted in higher survival rates for extremely preterm infants.
A county in Wisconsin demonstrated that the black infant mortality gap of 3:1 can be eliminated, U.S. health officials said Thursday.
Model Collaboration and Mother's Day Challenge Grant Demonstrate Effectiveness of Public-Private Partnerships to Address Unmet Global Health Needs NEW YORK, and FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Two days before Mother's Day, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, announced its continued support for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) campaign to vaccinate mothers and children in developing countries against maternal and...
March of Dimes Hopes It's the Start of a Long-Term Trend in Infant Health WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's preterm birth rate declined slightly in 2007 - a finding that the March of Dimes hopes will prove to be the start of a new trend in improved maternal and infant health.
High obesity and smoking rates have moved Louisiana to the top of a U.S. list, marking it the unhealthiest state.
Is Colorado making the grade when it comes to helping its babies get a healthy start? New information released by the March of Dimes on the sixth annual Prematurity Awareness Day suggests it is not.
Rates of infant mortality in the United States are higher than many industrialized nations, with progress declining in recent years, according to a new report released Wednesday by the CDC.
By SHANTEE WOODARDS Staff Writer Anne Arundel County could avert nearly 150 deaths a year if it had as many college-educated residents as Howard and Montgomery counties, according to the findings of a study released this morning.
By JEREMY COX Scientists have found a new weapon in the battle against Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: a ceiling fan. Children who slept in a room ventilated by a fan had a 72 percent lower chance of dying from SIDS vs.
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