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How physicians can help with efforts to decrease child mortality in India

The United Nation’s Millennium Development Goal 4 (MDG4) calls for a reduction in childhood mortality by two-thirds between 1990 and 2015. A recent paper from the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF’s Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group tracks worldwide progress in childhood mortality. The investigators found that the number of… 

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Preterm births on the rise in India and across the globe

Between 1990 and 2010, 48 out of 65 nations with reliable data in both the developed and developing world experienced an increase in preterm births, according to a recent study. Key Point: Preterm birth can lead to serious complications and death in the neonate. Physicians can counsel patients to lower… 

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