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  • Smoking ban weakly linked to decline in preterm births

    Smoking ban weakly linked to decline in preterm births
    n">(Reuters Health) - Regional smoking bans might help make premature births less likely, but these policies on their own aren't the only factors that influence the odds of early arrivals, a Swiss study suggests. Plenty of previous research has li
  • U.S. teen births hit historic low with plunge in minority rate

    U.S. teen births hit historic low with plunge in minority rate
    n">The birth rate among teenagers in the United States has fallen to a historic low, with births by black and Hispanic teens down by nearly half over the past decade, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Thursday. Birth rat
    2016-04-28 TEENSUSABIRTHS
  • WHO expects Zika-linked birth defects beyond Brazil

    WHO expects Zika-linked birth defects beyond Brazil
    GENEVA Other countries in the Americas are likely to see birth defects linked to the Zika virus, the head of the World Health Organization's Americas arm told Reuters on Thursday. "Certainly in the Americas, Brazil is the first country with a massive
    2016-01-28 HEALTHBIRTHSZika
  • Ramadan fasting not linked to preterm births

    Ramadan fasting not linked to preterm births
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a small new study, pregnant women who fasted during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan were no more likely to give birth prematurely than women who didn't observe the fast. Lebanese researchers found no significant diffe
  • Premature birth tied to increased risk of ADHD

    Premature birth tied to increased risk of ADHD
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The earlier babies are born, the more likely they are to later get a prescription for ADHD medication, according to a new study from Sweden. Researchers found that babies born as little as three weeks before their due date
    2011-04-19 ADHDBIRTHS
  • Teen birthrate hits new low amid overall drop

    Teen birthrate hits new low amid overall drop
    CHICAGO The U.S. teen birthrate dropped to its lowest level in the seven decades government researchers have been tracking it, government researchers said on Tuesday. Babies born to American teens aged 15 to 19 fell 6 percent to a record 39.1 births
    2010-12-22 TEENSBIRTHS
  • Teen birth rates highest in southern states

    Teen birth rates highest in southern states
    CHICAGO Birth rates among U.S. teenagers vary widely by region, with the highest rates clustered in southern states and the lowest in the Northeast and upper Midwest, government researchers reported on Wednesday. Birth rates fell to 41.5 births per 1
    2010-10-20 TEENSUSABIRTHS
  • Economy giving U.S. women pause about motherhood?

    Economy giving U.S. women pause about motherhood?
    CHICAGO U.S. birth rates in 2009 declined for the second straight year, a sign the economy may be causing some women to think twice about having children, U.S. health officials said on Friday. Estimates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and P
    2010-08-27 ECONOMYUSABIRTHS
  • Pre-term births fall in U.S., government finds

    Pre-term births fall in U.S., government finds
    WASHINGTON The U.S. rate of pre-term births has fallen for the second year in a row, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday. The findings are good news, as babies born too early and too small are sicker and more likely to die than babies born after a f
    2010-05-12 USABIRTHS
  • Caesarean births hit record high in 2007

    Caesarean births hit record high in 2007
    WASHINGTON Nearly 1.4 million babies born in the United States in 2007 were delivered by Caesarean section, a record U.S. high and a larger number than in most other industrialized nations, health officials said on Tuesday. In 2007, nearly one-third
    2010-03-23 USABIRTHSCAESAREAN
  • Genes in mother, baby raise risk of preterm birth

    Genes in mother, baby raise risk of preterm birth
    CHICAGO Genes in the mother and the fetus play a role in the risk of preterm labor, a leading cause of infant death and disability, U.S. government researchers said on Thursday. They said gene variants in the mother and fetus can make them susceptibl
    2010-02-04 PRETERMBIRTHS
  • One in 10 births around world premature: WHO

    One in 10 births around world premature: WHO
    GENEVA One in 10 of the some 130 million births around the world each year is premature, the vast majority in poorer countries where chances of survival are low, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. An article in the U.N. agency's Janu
    2010-01-04 BIRTHS

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