Pediatrics

2003 to 2017 saw drop in infant mortality due to birth defects

From 2003 to 2017, there was a decrease in infant mortality attributable to birth defects (IMBD) overall, although considerable differences were seen in the decreases by maternal and infant characteristics, according to research ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Neural tube defect prevalence 7.0 per 10,000 in HIV-exposed

(HealthDay)—The prevalence of neural tube defects (NTDs) is 7.0 per 10,000 live births in HIV-exposed pregnancies, which is similar to the prevalence in the general population, according to research published in the Jan. ...

Cardiology

High birth number may harm cardiovascular health in women

(HealthDay)—Multiparity is associated with poorer cardiovascular health, especially among women with five or more live births, according to a study recently published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Health

CDC: U.S. life expectancy up slightly, mortality lower in 2017

(HealthDay)—Life expectancy has increased slightly in the United States, and mortality is lower than in 2007, according to a report published Oct. 30 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center ...

Health

Tackling inequality could save millions of children

An unprecedented study mapping child deaths over almost two decades finds that nearly half of the 5.4 million under-five deaths in 2017 can be attributed to differences in child death rates within and across countries.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Mother or baby die in child birth every 11 seconds: UN

Global child and maternal deaths have fallen sharply in recent decades, but new UN statistics released Thursday show unequal progress, with more than five childbirths a minute ending in tragedy.

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