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Premature Births

Report Reveals Which Gender Is More Likely To Be Born Premature

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 11.15.2013 | Parents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Boys are slightly more likely to be born premature than girls, and they tend to fare worse, too, says a new report on the health o...

The Dilemma of a Hardcore Environmentalist: Trying Not to Scare the S#*+ Out of My Family, or Succumb to Defeatist Apathy

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

Yes, this is turning into a mutant species horror movie. We, the people, are being biologically changed, by chemicals that disrupt our endocrine and neural development.

Report Recommends Steps To Prevent Preterm Births

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 11.16.2012 | Parents

WASHINGTON -- For all the miracle stories of tiny preemies who survive, the sad reality is that scientists know far too little about what triggers pre...

15 Million Of World's Babies Are Born Prematurely

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 07.02.2012 | Parents

WASHINGTON — About 15 million premature babies are born every year – more than 1 in 10 of the world's births and a bigger problem than pre...

Vermont Gets an 'A' for Reducing Preterm Births

Adam Wolfberg, M.D. | Posted 01.08.2012 | Parents
Adam Wolfberg, M.D.

The March of Dimes sets high standards when it evaluates the efforts states make to reduce the number of babies born prematurely. No state has ever earned an "A." Until now.

Catherine Pearson

New Study Ties Traffic Pollution To Premature Births

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.07.2011 | Parents

With estimates suggesting that one in every eight babies in the U.S. is born premature, preterm births are a serious public health issue. New research...

In Down Economy, Older Moms' Births Still Up In US

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — U.S. births fell in 2008, probably because of the recession, updated government figures confirm. The one exception to the trend was th...

What is Driving the Surge in US Premature Births? $$?

Birgitta Lauren | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Birgitta Lauren

The US infant mortality rate is worse than most developed countries both in Europe and Asia. Twenty-one countries rate better than the US.