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Worldwide mortality rates on decline

September 15, 2017

Mortality rates have decreased across all age groups worldwide during the last 5 decades, and deaths in children younger than 5 years decreased to less than 5 million for the first time.

However, these decreases are not uniform, and there remains significant diversity in certain components of age-specific mortality in some countries.

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Nearly eight in 1,000 infants worldwide born with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

September 7, 2017
Globally, approximately 8 in every 1,000 infants are born with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, with the highest prevalence noted in South Africa, Croatia and Ireland
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Maternal cell phone use does not impact child development

September 5, 2017
Mobile phone use in the first trimester of pregnancy is not likely to cause adverse effects on a child’s neurodevelopment, and may even have a positive impact…
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Personalized interventions reduce risk for SIDS

September 1, 2017
Tailored interventions that target specific components of parents’ behavior can lower the occurrence of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, according to a…
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Early-Life Exposure to Antibiotics, Alterations in the Intestinal Microbiome, and Risk of Metabolic Disease in Children and Adults

Pediatric Annals, November 2015, Volume 44 Issue 11
The intestinal microbiome is a complex ecosystem of microorganisms that colonize the human gastrointestinal tract. The…
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Infectious Diseases: May 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

With improved diagnostic tools and increasingly rapid turnaround on results, we have never lived at a better time to…
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Timely diagnosis crucial to reduce needless testing, hospitalization for infant UTIs

November 23, 2016
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