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A Controlled Before-and-After Perspective on the Improving Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Survival Program in Rural Bangladesh: An Impact Analysis

There has been substantial progress in reducing maternal, neonatal and under-five mortality rates over the past two decades…

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Dexamethasone reduces deaths in newborns with meningitis

Giving newborns with meningitis dexamethasone significantly reduces deaths, a randomized study involving 80 patients in a New Delhi hospital has found: Key Point: Neonatal meningitis was less likely to result in death and other serious problems when treated with dexamethasone prior to administration of antibiotics. Babies were also less likely… 

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White matter brain injuries in infants may predict altered childhood cognitive function

Giving preterm infants qualitative MRIs when they reach term-equivalent age may help predict cognitive impairments as late as age 9, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics. The study found that white matter injury found at 38 weeks to 42 weeks was correlated with altered cognitive function at… 

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Checklist improves essential childbirth care practices

Implementation of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Safe Childbirth Checklist program during childbirth led to improvement in the delivery of essential care practices, according to a prospective pilot study conducted at a sub-district level birth center in Karnataka, India. Currently, the infant mortality rate per 1,000 live births in India… 

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