Latest Infant mortality Stories

2009-05-28 11:50:17

A county in Wisconsin demonstrated that the black infant mortality gap of 3:1 can be eliminated, U.S. health officials said Thursday.

2009-05-08 08:30:00

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...

2009-03-18 12:20:00

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.

2008-12-05 07:10:00

High obesity and smoking rates have moved Louisiana to the top of a U.S. list, marking it the unhealthiest state.

2008-11-12 06:00:20

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.

2008-10-16 16:10:00

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.

2008-10-09 18:00:36

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.

2008-10-09 18:00:36

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.

2008-10-09 09:00:10

By Lynne Wilde II Deseret News In a report released Tuesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Committee to Build a Healthier America, Utah children fared well in one category and not as well in another.

2008-09-19 09:00:40

Hampton Roads Virginia is known for being the birthplace of presidents. It's also becoming well-known for its infant mortality rate. The state's infant death rate is 18th highest in the country, with 7.2 deaths per 1,000 live births, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Word of the Day
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
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