Navigation Links
Preterm birth rate drops 3 percent
Date:4/6/2010

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., APRIL 6, 2010 The nation's preterm birth rate dropped for the second consecutive year.

New nationwide statistics show a 3 percent decline in the preterm birth rate, according to a report released today by the National Center for Health Statistics.

March of Dimes officials say they are encouraged and hope that the decline is a new trend in infant health. The data are based on 99.9 percent of U.S. births and the improvement must be confirmed in the final data.

"We're beginning to see the benefits of years of hard work by the March of Dimes and its partners. This decline, although small, is heartening," said Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, president of the March of Dimes. "It means about 14,000 babies were spared the health risks of an early birth. We hope that this is just the beginning of what's possible, and that efforts such as health care reform and our programs to make women and their doctors aware of things they can do to lower the risk of a preterm birth will continue to bear fruit in years to come."

The preterm birth rate dropped to 12.3 percent, according to the report, "Births: Preliminary Data for 2008," which was released today by the National Center for Heath Statistics. That's down from the 2007 preliminary rate of 12.7 percent. The declines follow a more than 20 percent increase in the preterm birth rate between 1990 and 2006.

Premature birth is a serious and costly problem, the March of Dimes says. Even with the decline in the preterm birth rate, more than a half million babies are born too soon in the United States each year, costing the nation more than $26 billion annually. Babies who survive an early birth often face lifelong health challenges, including cerebral palsy, blindness, hearing loss, learning disabilities, and other chronic conditions. Even infants born "late preterm" between 34 and 36 weeks gestation have a greater risk of re-hospitalization, breathing problems, fee
'/>"/>

Contact: Elizabeth Lynch
elynch@marchofdimes.com
914-997-4286
March of Dimes Foundation
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Ford CEO Asks Nation to March to Prevent Preterm Birth
2. Treating Gum Disease May Thwart Preterm Births
3. Successful treatment of periodontal disease lowered preterm birth incidences
4. March of Dimes Provides $2.6 Million in New Funding for Preterm Birth Research
5. Genes May Influence Preterm Births
6. New Research Shows Genes of Pregnant Women and Their Fetuses Can Increase the Risk of Preterm Labor
7. Ultrasound measurement of fetal adrenal gland a better predictor of preterm birth
8. Genes of pregnant women and their fetuses can increase the risk of preterm labor
9. NIH scientists identify maternal and fetal genes that increase preterm birth risk
10. Omega-3 Supplements Dont Reduce Risk of Preterm Birth
11. Sushi & Breastfeeding Join Birth Defects & Preterm Birth as Leading Concerns of Moms
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/31/2014)... 2014 For many, fall turns daily life ... Ragweed is the most common cause of fall hay fever ... most common symptoms of ragweed allergy include a stuffed up ... allergy can also lead to wheezing, asthma attacks, and sinusitis. ... allergist about allergy immunotherapy - the only treatment shown to ...
(Date:8/31/2014)... order to celebrate the coming of autumn, Guangdong FODAY ... a big promotion. Now, all the global clients can access ... cars are made with great materials. FODAY Automobile strives to ... matter of fact, it is providing big discounts on many ... of cheap cars can visit its website for more details. ...
(Date:8/31/2014)... 2014 LabDoor.com tests the purity and ... According to their website, “We buy products in the ... stores and online sites. No manufacturer-supplied samples are permitted ... Healthy with LabDoor,” a recent study was performed on ... in the United States for Vitamin D3 content, heavy ...
(Date:8/31/2014)... (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 In the ... of states have proposed legislation to require mandatory labeling ... can make informed purchasing decisions that affect their own ... industry leader advocating for stringent measures to eliminate GMOs ... its “Information, Communication, Engagement” (I.C.E.) initiative with the objective ...
(Date:8/31/2014)... 2014 Twin to twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) ... Colp before they were born, but an innovative fetal surgery at ... the chance at life. , Now, their parents David and Theresa ... surgery option available in St. Louis at the St. Louis Fetal ... Market Pub House (6655 Delmar Blvd, St Louis, MO 63130) on ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:AllergyEasy Announces Success Helping Patients Build Immunity To Autumn Ragweed Pollens With Under-the-tongue Drops 2Health News:AllergyEasy Announces Success Helping Patients Build Immunity To Autumn Ragweed Pollens With Under-the-tongue Drops 3Health News:#1 Rank Awarded to NutriGold’s Vitamin D3 Gold Supplement for the "Best Value" in Vitamin D 2Health News:#1 Rank Awarded to NutriGold’s Vitamin D3 Gold Supplement for the "Best Value" in Vitamin D 3Health News:#1 Rank Awarded to NutriGold’s Vitamin D3 Gold Supplement for the "Best Value" in Vitamin D 4Health News:NutriGold Announces its I.C.E. Initiative to Educate Consumers about GMOs in Dietary Supplements 2Health News:NutriGold Announces its I.C.E. Initiative to Educate Consumers about GMOs in Dietary Supplements 3Health News:After a Rare Diagnosis Threatened Their Boys’ Lives, Parents Build Awareness About TTTS and Fetal Surgery Options at The SSM St. Louis Fetal Care Institute. 2Health News:After a Rare Diagnosis Threatened Their Boys’ Lives, Parents Build Awareness About TTTS and Fetal Surgery Options at The SSM St. Louis Fetal Care Institute. 3
... fasciitis, researchers say , , MONDAY, Dec. 1 (HealthDay ... fast, effective, non-invasive treatment for the painful foot ... combination of "dry-needling" and steroid injections guided by ... 95 percent success rate in tackling a condition ...
... NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 1 Medication therapy management,(MTM) provider ... , New members ... Burcham; and Kevin Hutchinson. The three join an ... hone its MTM services, which work,to guard against medication ...
... take a close look at,the Part D drug coverage ... year. Medicare HMO and PPO plans in many ... deductibles with partial coverage,throughout the "gap" or "donut hole" ... $4,350 in out-of-pocket costs). HealthMetrix,Research Inc. screened over ...
... visit a dentist,in the mid-Michigan area, don,t be surprised if ... , Delta Dental of ... Care Association are spearheading a pilot,project designed to have dentists ... in patients. , "Dentists ...
... according to a large study performed at Leiden University ... study consisted of 1,331 patients who had suspected coronary ... artery segments were analyzed during the study. "We found ... stenosis in our patients; specificity was 91%," said Lucia ...
... shows for the first time how microscopic crystals form sound ... ends of cilia tiny cellular hairs in the ear ... important role in detecting sound, maintaining balance and regulating movement. ... for the most common form of vertigo. Known as benign ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New Twist on Treatment of Foot Pain 2Health News:New Twist on Treatment of Foot Pain 3Health News:PharmMD Expands Advisory Board 2Health News:HealthMetrix Research Finds Medicare Advantage Plans Offer Seniors Opportunity to Lower Their 2009 Out-of-Pocket Drug Costs 2Health News:Dental and Medical Communities Piloting Partnership in Mid-Michigan To Detect and Defeat Disease 2Health News:Dental and Medical Communities Piloting Partnership in Mid-Michigan To Detect and Defeat Disease 3Health News:Can you hear me now? How the inner ear's sensors are made 2
(Date:8/29/2014)... , Aug. 29, 2014 Does your doctor ... nearly 800 doctors have recommended marijuana to the over 112,000 ... 20. But the majority of the other roughly 20,300+ active ... know very little about it – even though a poll ... adults say they have tried it. ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... -- Diseases largely eradicated in the United ... was declared eliminated in 2000, yet the CDC reports ... highest incidence in 20 years. In July, ... a problem of "epidemic proportions." ... these preventable diseases—in part because some parents (more than ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... CITY, Calif. , Aug. 29, 2014  Abaxis, ... company manufacturing point-of-care blood instrumentation and consumables to the ... Clint Severson , Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will ... Best Ideas Conference 2014 on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 ... at the Omni Berkshire Place Hotel in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Medical Rules Marijuana Sales in Colorado But Most Doctors Still in the Dark 2Medical Rules Marijuana Sales in Colorado But Most Doctors Still in the Dark 3Medical Rules Marijuana Sales in Colorado But Most Doctors Still in the Dark 4Vaccines at the Crossroads: Outbreaks On the Rise Across America 2Vaccines at the Crossroads: Outbreaks On the Rise Across America 3Abaxis, Inc. to Present at CL King's 12th Annual Best Ideas Conference 2014 2
... as We Age, Becomes Squarer, Makes You Look Older, ... Your face,may be giving away your age, and it ... eyelids. A study in January,s Plastic and,Reconstructive Surgery(R) (PRS), ... Surgeons (ASPS), found that as we age, the,lower jaw ...
... Colo. and MONTREAL, Jan. 9 Pharmion,Corporation ... (TSX: MYG) today announced,the enrollment of the ... trial (Trial,CL002) evaluating MGCD0103, the Companies, isotype-selective ... with,Vidaza(R) (azacitidine for injection), Pharmion,s DNA demethylating ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Looking Older? How Square is Your Jaw Line? 2Pharmion and MethylGene Start Phase 2 Combination Clinical Trial With MGCD0103 and Vidaza(R) in Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma or Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma 2Pharmion and MethylGene Start Phase 2 Combination Clinical Trial With MGCD0103 and Vidaza(R) in Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma or Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma 3Pharmion and MethylGene Start Phase 2 Combination Clinical Trial With MGCD0103 and Vidaza(R) in Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma or Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma 4Pharmion and MethylGene Start Phase 2 Combination Clinical Trial With MGCD0103 and Vidaza(R) in Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma or Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma 5Pharmion and MethylGene Start Phase 2 Combination Clinical Trial With MGCD0103 and Vidaza(R) in Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma or Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma 6Pharmion and MethylGene Start Phase 2 Combination Clinical Trial With MGCD0103 and Vidaza(R) in Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma or Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma 7
... Laparoscopic Instruments incorporate a layered design unique ... and monitored to prevent stray electrosurgical burns ... by insulation failure or capacitive coupling; a ... built into all AEM Instruments provides a ...
... AEM Laparoscopic Instruments incorporate a layered design ... shielded and monitored to prevent stray electrosurgical ... caused by insulation failure or capacitive coupling; ... shield built into all AEM Instruments provides ...
... incorporate a layered design unique in the ... to prevent stray electrosurgical burns along the ... failure or capacitive coupling; a well-documented patient ... all AEM Instruments provides a neutral return ...
... 5mm AEM Laparoscopic Instruments incorporate a layered ... are shielded and monitored to prevent stray ... instrument caused by insulation failure or capacitive ... protective shield built into all AEM Instruments ...
Medicine Products: