CHICAGO (AP) — An 8-year-old boy has died of complications from being born prematurely after his mother was fatally shot, authorities said.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana and Mississippi are at the top of states when it comes to preterm births.
NOLA.com / The Times-Picayune says a recent report from the March of Dimes gave Louisiana an 'F' rating and the second-highest preterm birth rate in the country.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers are studying placentas from births at a local hospital to identify structural changes in fetal membranes that could help determine when a premature birth is likely to occur.
The Morgridge Institute for Research this month began studying four placentas from UnityPoint Health-Meriter, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. The study could examine up to 70 placentas, which are typically discarded.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Babies born too early have a greater chance of death before they reach their first birthday.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City playmaker David Silva says his son is "fighting day by day" after being born prematurely.
The Spain international missed two of City's four games over the festive period to return to his native country for what the Premier League club said were personal issues.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's infant mortality rate has increased based on 2016 data, state health officials said.
The Alabama Department of Public Health, in a news release Thursday, said the rate of 9.1 infant deaths per 1,000 live births in 2016 is the highest since 2008. That represents the deaths of 537 infants who did not reach 1 year of age. There were 59,090 live births that year.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's rate of babies born prematurely has reached its highest point in seven years, yet researchers say the reason remains a mystery.
DETROIT (AP) — A new effort led by Detroit and Wayne State University seeks to reduce premature births and infant mortality in the city.
Mayor Mike Duggan recently announced a citywide effort to reduce preterm birth and infant mortality with SisterFriends Detroit and Make Your Date Detroit . It includes pairing medical resources with community-based support to help mothers and babies.