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2014-04-16 10:09:13

Higher maternal body mass index (BMI) before or in early pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of fetal death, stillbirth, and infant death, with women who are severely obese having the greatest risk of these outcomes from their pregnancy, according to a study in the April 16 issue of JAMA. Worldwide, approximately 2.7 million stillbirths occurred in 2008. In addition, an estimated 3.6 million neonatal deaths (death following live birth of an infant but before age 28 days) occur...

2013-11-27 16:25:35

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today President Barack Obama signed into law S. 252, the PREEMIE Reauthorization Act, a bill to reauthorize federal research, education and intervention activities related to preterm birth and infant mortality. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130214/DC59689LOGO) "The PREEMIE Act represents the federal government's commitment to reducing the devastating toll of preterm birth," stated Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, President of...

2013-11-15 10:56:58

Solutions Pathway article published in The Lancet Global Health Leading researchers and global health organizations today issued a call-to-action to advance a comprehensive research agenda to address the global burden of preterm birth, which has become the leading cause of newborn deaths worldwide. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth...

2013-11-14 20:24:58

Article Published in The Lancet Global Health BETHESDA, Md., SEATTLE and WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading researchers and global health organizations today issued a call-to-action to advance a comprehensive research agenda to address the global burden of preterm birth, which has become the leading cause of newborn deaths worldwide. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130214/DC59689LOGO) The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Eunice Kennedy...

2013-09-26 12:29:43

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Senate has passed S. 252, the PREEMIE Reauthorization Act. The bipartisan legislation reauthorizes federal research, education and intervention activities related to preterm birth and infant mortality. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130214/DC59689LOGO) "The March of Dimes applauds the passage by the Senate of the PREEMIE Reauthorization Act," said Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, President of the March of Dimes....

Infant Mortality Rates In The US Are Down
2013-04-18 04:48:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The infant mortality rate in the US fell 12 percent from 2005 to 2011, with improvements reported in all major racial and ethnic groups, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a report issued on Wednesday. According to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the country´s infant mortality rate fell from 6.87 infant deaths per 1,000 live births in 2005 to 6.05 infant deaths per 1,000 live births...

2013-04-12 15:38:17

Reanalysis of the World Health Organization's Antenatal Care Trial (WHOACT) shows that there is an increased risk of fetal death at between 32 and 36 weeks for women who have a reduced antenatal care package, finds research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Reproductive Health. Original analysis of the WHOACT concluded that reducing antenatal visits of low risk women from eight to four was not detrimental to their or their babies' health and could cut costs. Based on this...

2013-04-10 13:28:52

In a molecular genetic evaluation involving 91 cases of intrauterine fetal death, mutations associated with susceptibility to long QT syndrome (LQTS; a heart disorder that increases the risk for an irregular heartbeat and other adverse events) were discovered in a small number of these cases, preliminary evidence that may provide insights into the mechanism of some intrauterine fetal deaths, according to a study in the April 10 issue of JAMA, a Genomics theme issue. "Intrauterine fetal...

2013-03-08 04:20:40

DUBLIN, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/jchzjd/global_neonatal) has announced the addition of the "Global Neonatal Warming Equipment Market 2010 - 2014" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) This comprehensive report on global neonatal warming equipment comprises - Quantification and analyses of the market for neonatal warming...

2013-03-04 23:08:54

Future tools should build on success of current scores to improve care for vulnerable infants, according to U-M research published in Pediatrics Scoring methods commonly used to evaluate Newborn Intensive Care Units (NICU) are inconsistent, according to new research from the University of Michigan. The research published last week in the journal Pediatrics compared 10 well-known scores that have been developed to evaluate NICUs. The researchers found more differences than similarities....