infant mortality

Fewer babies dying worldwide

In a bit of welcome news on infant mortality rates worldwide, researchers at University of Washington are reporting a lower death rate for children under five than previous UNICEF estimates had calculated.

According to a new assessment of data, including birth and death records, as well as census and survey results, the authors found …

Our health care’s not so bad, Brits point out

In the heated exchanges flying back and forth about President Obama’s proposed health care reform, some barbs have been landing a bit far afield, namely, on the other side of the Atlantic. And while moaning about the National Health Service (NHS)—the United Kingdom’s universal health care provider—may be a favorite pastime for Brits, …