4,000 Black Infants Every Year

4,000: That’s the number of black infants who die — but who would be saved each year in the U.S. if they had all the health and medical benefits enjoyed by white babies.

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Poverty and Its Effects on Infant and Maternal Health

It’s not news that poorer families often have poorer health and educational outcomes. But current research is casting new light on this relationship. For instance, the conditions that attend poverty can be toxic to the developing brain, leading to long-term behavioral and cognitive difficulties. The lack of access to affordable, nutritious food in low-income neighborhoods is another public health issue that is getting increased attention. Here’s a roundup of recent research.

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