infant mortality

Who is being tested for BRCA?A study looks at who is being tested for BRCA mutations as testing becomes more common. Also, a look at the impact of Zika virus on birth defects using benchmark data. Plus: How is the United States doing with infant mortality?
OB/GYN Stat Bite: Fetal and perinatal mortalityA new CDC report shows that while perinatal mortality rates are continuing to decline—down 10% since 2000—the US fetal mortality rate for the latest study period (2006–2012) did not improve.
Home nurse visits decrease maternal and infant mortalityDisadvantaged mothers who receive regular home visits by nurses during pregnancy and through their child’s second birthday are less likely to die from all-cause mortality and their children are less likely to die from preventable causes than their counterparts who do not have such visits.
Are there racial disparities in infant mortality and prematurity?The epidemiology of racial disparity in prematurity and infant mortality is a complex problem, say the authors, and public health programs are part of the solution.