Boppy Recalls Millions of Cushions After 8 Reported Infant Deaths

The Boppy Company lounger pads, which federal regulators say can cause suffocation, were sold by retailers including Pottery Barn Kids, Walmart, Target and Amazon.

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Racial Inequities Persist in Health Care Despite Expanded Insurance

A series of studies in an influential medical journal takes a close look at longstanding gaps in medical care.

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Fisher-Price Recalls Rock ‘n Glide Soothers After 4 Infant Deaths

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the sleeper was not safe for infants because of the risk of suffocation.

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Why So Many People Are Resisting Vaccination

Vaccines helped people overlook their vulnerabilities even as many of them became suspicious of the benefits of those shots.

#baby-boomers, #children-and-childhood, #conspiracy-theories, #epidemics, #infant-mortality, #vaccination-and-immunization

How the Human Life Span Doubled in 100 Years

Between 1920 and 2020, the average human life span doubled. How did we do it? Science mattered — but so did activism.

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In Terms of Child Mortality, It’s a Good Time for Public Health

Despite the crises of 2020, parents can realistically expect that children born today will outlive them. That wasn’t always the case.

#antibiotics, #babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #cholera, #epidemics, #infant-mortality, #parenting, #smallpox, #vaccination-and-immunization

I’m Jealous of the ‘Easy’ Pregnancy I Never Had

Processing the trauma, and envy, that followed losing a baby.

#anxiety-and-stress, #infant-mortality, #parenting, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #premature-babies

Childbirth in Venezuela, Where Women’s Deaths Are a State Secret

We spent weeks following women inside the country’s health care system, which has been crippled by a broken economy overseen by an increasingly authoritarian government.

#caracas-venezuela, #hospitals, #infant-mortality, #maduro-nicolas, #maternal-mortality, #medicine-and-health, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #venezuela, #women-and-girls