News tagged with birth weight

Study suggests infant deaths can be prevented

An international team of tropical medicine researchers have discovered a potential method for preventing low birth weight in babies born to pregnant women who are exposed to malaria. Low birth weight is the leading cause ...

Feb 13, 2013
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Teen births hit record low, CDC reports

(HealthDay)—Teen birth rates have dropped yet again, reaching a historic low, and the number of babies being born early or with a low birth weight has also declined, a new U.S. government report shows.

Feb 11, 2013
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Samoan obesity epidemic starts at birth

As some Pacific island cultures have "westernized" over the last several decades, among the changes has been a dramatic increase in obesity. Researchers don't understand all the reasons why, but even a decade ago in American ...

Feb 05, 2013
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