Obstetrics & gynaecology

2020 to 2021 saw no change in overall fetal mortality rates

From 2020 to 2021, there was no change in overall, early, or late fetal mortality rates, according to a January Vital Statistics Rapid Release report, a publication from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Five causes explain most fetal deaths from 2018 to 2020

Five selected causes of death accounted for 89.8 percent of fetal deaths in a reporting area of 41 states and the District of Columbia for 2018 to 2020, according to a report published online Oct. 19 in National Vital Statistics ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

CDC: Fetal mortality in United States in 2020 unchanged from 2019

The rate of fetal deaths at 20 weeks of gestation or more was 5.74 deaths per 1,000 live births and fetal deaths in 2020, which was not significantly different from the rate in 2019, according to the Aug. 4 National Vital ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Fetal mortality drops to historic low of 5.70 per 1,000 in 2019

(HealthDay)—The fetal mortality rate at 20 or more weeks of gestation in the United States was 5.70 per 1,000 live births or fetal deaths in 2019, down 3 percent from 2018, according to the Oct. 26 National Vital Statistics ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

CDC: Five causes account for 90% percent of fetal deaths

(HealthDay)—Five causes of death accounted for 89.5 percent of fetal deaths reported during 2015 to 2017, according to a report published April 15 in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Vital Statistics ...

Medical research

Using CRISPR to find muscular dystrophy treatments

CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology is best known for its potential role in correcting genetic diseases. But it can also be used as a tool to find genes that act as supporting players, making the disease better or worse. ...

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