Pediatrics

Infant mortality rates highest for non-hispanic blacks

(HealthDay)—Mortality rates are much higher for infants of non-Hispanic black women than for infants of other race/ethnic groups, according to the Aug. 1 National Vital Statistics Reports, a publication from the U.S. Centers ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study highlights RSV burden on infants in Nicaragua

Respiratory syncytial virus, a major cause of lower respiratory tract infections, is behind one of every four deaths from acute illness for children under 2 years old in Nicaragua, according to a new University of Michigan ...

Pediatrics

How to protect your baby from unsafe products

(HealthDay)—In an average year, close to 70,000 children under age 5 go to the emergency department because of injuries from common nursery items, according to the journal Pediatrics. About 90% of these injuries happen ...

Pediatrics

Blankets, bed-sharing common in accidental baby suffocations

Accidental suffocation is a leading cause of injury deaths in U.S. infants and common scenarios involve blankets, bed-sharing with parents and other unsafe sleep practices, an analysis of government data found.

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