infant mortality

Here's how they're saving the lives of more premature babies.
The USA, compared to other industrial nations, is among the worst in regard to protecting and improving the well-being of children and families.
A week almost to the hour after our plane bound for Atlanta left Port-au-Prince, Hurricane Matthew arrived with its 145-MPH
You just read that title and thought "I know my kid is mortal. I've faced this." And I would agree with you before my daughter was diagnosed with cancer. But I didn't realize what my child's mortality really was until it slapped me in the face.
Mr. Phung collects unborn babies and aborted fetuses from the various clinics around the city on his motorbike.
After losing their infant sons during their first week of daycare, these moms are petitioning the presidential candidates to fight for paid family leave for all American families.
The contaminated water in Flint mobilized a nation, sparked visits from National leaders, and brought in donations and supplies from all over. The outrage had a focus - corroded pipes. What happens then, when the method of contamination is unknown?
For America's poor, life expectancy statistics resembles those in developing countries.
The country's ministry of public health is helping women become midwives.
Asare Regina and Mr. Pewudie Emmanuel, Traditional Birth Attendants Teaching Project, Akpafu Mempeasem, Ghana. Trainings
Investing in education is key to improving the wellbeing of underserved children.
As Zika makes its way north, pregnant women should be concerned about small babies, not only small heads. Despite being world-class and first-rate in every way, for at least a century, the United States has been satisfied in accepting the fact that some newborn babies just won't make it, especially black ones.
Food insecure children are more likely to be behind in social skills and reading performance in kindergarten. By elementary school they are four times more likely to need mental health counseling.
In 2015, some 303,000 women died from childbirth or pregnancy-related complications. Yet that figure, disturbing as it is, is dwarfed by the number of young mothers who suffer injury, infection and disease after giving birth.
Playwrights Bring Gendered Social Inequalities to Life in Montenegro. Senka Domović Bulut is working closely with Director
When I was pregnant with my first child 17 years ago, I had the usual worries compounded by my knowledge as an obstetrician and high-risk pregnancy specialist. I knew first-hand the impact of prematurity and other complications. Like other moms-to-be, I hoped to deliver a healthy baby. As a research physician, I was eager for evidence-based knowledge to make this a reality.