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Looming U.S. Zika Threat Highlights Perennial Low-Birth Weight Crisis for Black Moms

Catherine Cubbin | Posted 04.07.2016 | Parents
Catherine Cubbin

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.

World Population Could Almost Quadruple By 2100 If Access To Contraception Doesn't Improve

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.11.2014 | Impact

World population levels could soar to explosive heights if contraception doesn’t become readily available to women in developing countries. Frida...

WATCH: 14 Facts That Prove Humanity Is In Better Shape Than You Think

Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News

With all the doom and gloom in the news, it's easy to feel pessimistic about the state of things. But maybe that's because we're not hearing enough of...

Hospital Under Scrutiny For Baby Deaths

cnn.com | Posted 08.04.2013 | Business

(CNN) -- Tabitha and Lucas Rainey were beginning to get suspicious....

Amid All Things Royal Baby, Moms Worldwide Deal With These 5 Devastating Maternal Health Issues

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.23.2013 | Impact

Because the media did all but install a Flipcam in Kate Middleton’s uterus, the world has now become full-on experts in a whole host of pregnancy-re...

LOOK: The Best And Worst Places To Be A Baby

Sarah Medina | Posted 09.17.2012 | Impact

A new study reveals huge strides in reducing the global infant mortality rate -- and also highlights some longstanding roadblocks. UNICEF's "2012 P...

Midwife Who Delivers For Poor In Indonesia Named CNN Hero Of The Year

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.12.2011 | Impact

After 11 weeks of voting, readers named Robin Lim -- who has delivered more than 4,000 babies for free in Indonesia -- as the 2011 CNN Hero of the Yea...