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UNICEF says Pakistan is riskiest country for newborns

UNICEF says Pakistan has world's highest neonatal mortality rate; 46 out of every 1,000 children born in Pakistan die
Updated: 3 hours ago

Extending postpartum health care could save new mothers

Sixty days after giving birth, women with health insurance through Show-Me Healthy Babies and MO HealthNet lose their postpartum coverage
Published: 02/16/18

Oregon reports increase in deaths related to meth use

State numbers show that deaths connected to the use of methamphetamine have reached higher rates than previously recorded in Oregon, surpassing the death rates from heroin and nearly matching the rates from opioids
Published: 02/15/18

The Latest: Gov. Democrats pan Sununu's speech

Gov. Chris Sununu is being praised by fellow Republicans after his State of the State speech, but Democrats call it short on specifics
Published: 02/15/18

Report ranks West Virginia 12th in crash mortality

Transportation researchers report that West Virginia's fatality rate from road crashes exceeded the national average in 2015 though it was lower than 11 other states
Published: 02/13/18
Former Aussie leader blames funding for indigenous setbacks

Former Aussie leader blames funding for indigenous setbacks

An Australian prime minister who a decade ago set an ambitious timetable for ending indigenous disadvantage has blamed a lack of government funding for slow progress
Published: 02/12/18
Australia's Aboriginal life expectancy gap widens

Australia's Aboriginal life expectancy gap widens

A report has found that Australia has failed to close the gap between the life expectancies of its Aboriginal and non-indigenous people and the difference is widening
Published: 02/08/18

Analysis: No clear health impact from 3M chemicals

A new analysis by the Minnesota Department of Health finds drinking water contaminated by 3M Co. apparently has not caused higher rates of cancer or low birth weights in parts of Washington County compared with the rest of the state
Published: 02/07/18

Shaheen, Hassan help secure opioid funding agreement

New Hampshire Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan say they have helped to secure an agreement to provide an additional $6 billion to respond to the national opioid epidemic over the next two years
Published: 02/07/18

Study: N Carolina midlife whites dying more from 'despair'

Researchers at East Carolina University have found that middle-aged whites in North Carolina are dying at an unprecedented rate
Published: 02/07/18