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FOCUS ON HEALTH - Fifteen million babies are born prematurely each year and the United States fared badly in the first country–by–country comparison.
The study by the World Health Organization and hundreds of other child and health related organizations, suggests a variety of factors are causing premature births in America.
Too many American women have health problems like obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and smoking.
Other factors include teen pregnancy or women older than 35 giving birth to twins or triplets after in vitro fertilization.
The report, that took three years, is the first to compare premature birthrates in 184 countries.
Meat will hopefully be made safer by a new USDA tracing method.
The goal is to eliminate any food safety problems before they spread rather than fighting an outbreak once it's found.
The new strategy changes how the U.S. Department of Agriculutre traces e–coli contaminated food and requires meat and poultry processors to notify federal officials within 24 hours when they identify a contaminated product.
According to the CDC, foodborne diseases annually sicken one in six Americans.
A study shows Washington, DC is the best city for women to live in.
The research was done as part of a project called the Measure of America.
The study compared differences in the women's education, earnings, marital status and life expectancy in 25 of the most populated metropolitan areas.
Rounding out the top five are San Francisco, Boston, Minneapolis–St. Paul and New York City.