C-Sections Rise, Teen Birth Rate Falls in 2008

Teen birth rates are down, but more older women are having babies. Credit: Getty Images Americans had fewer babies in 2008, but more of them were delivered by cesarean section -- up to nearly a third, and more of them were born to older...A survey also found that the the number of women between 40 and 49 having babies went up.

World Death Rate for Children Younger Than 5 Sees Drop

Some 4 million children -- who might not have survived childhood had they the misfortune of being born about 10 years earlier -- will not die this year. Worldwide death rates among children younger than 5 dropped about 2 percent between 1990 and...


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