March of Dimes: U.S. still has highest preterm birth rate

March of Dimes: U.S. still has highest preterm birth rate

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Although the U.S. preterm birth rate improved and is the lowest in 15 years, the country still earned a "C" on the March of Dimes Report Card, officials say.

Superdelegates pressured in key states

WASHINGTON, May 3 (UPI) -- Increasing pressure is being put on Democratic superdelegates in Maryland, Virginia and the Washington area as presidential primaries continue, analysts say.

Neighborhood barriers add to obesity

NEW YORK, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Neighborhood characteristics such as income, housing, supermarkets and barriers to physical activity add to the U.S. obesity problem, a review found.

Campaign to reduce premature babies

NEW YORK, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Latin pop star Thalia has joined with the March of Dimes to educate U.S. women on what they can do to reduce their chances of having a premature baby.

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Patient privacy may be difficult to maintain in genetic research, scientists develop a gene therapy that mimics the action of calcium channel blockers on the heart, and other genetic research news.
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Bunny Stevenson dead at 76

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- LaVerne Harris Stevenson, an award-winning journalist who challenged the roles of women in 1950s newspapers, died Friday of lung disease in North Carolina. She was 76.

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Wilkins resigns as Va. speaker

RICHMOND, Va., June 14 (UPI) -- S. Vance Wilkins Jr. has become the first speaker of the House in Virginia's history to resign.

Va. House Speaker urged to resign

RICHMOND, Va., June 12 (UPI) -- Virginia Democratic Lt. Gov. Timothy Kaine and Republican Attorney General Jerry Kilgore put aside their partisan differences Wednesday to urge House Speaker S.
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In preparation of deployment to Indonesia with the Naval Environmental Preventive Medicine Unit, Ron Berard sprays uniforms with Permethrin mosquito repellant on December 30, 2004 in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The unites will assist humanitarian relief efforts by providing water quality testing, bug spraying, and medical care for Tsunami survivors. .. (UPI Photo/Jennifer L. Bailey via Navy)..
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