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Conservationists fear for Zimbabwe rhino

(AP) -- Conservationists raised the alarm Thursday for Zimbabwe's rare rhinos after a sharp increase in poaching because of a breakdown of law enforcement in this troubled southern African country.

Apr 16, 2009
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Baby boomlet: US births in 2007 break 1950s record

(AP) -- More babies were born in the United States in 2007 than any year in the nation's history, topping the peak during the baby boom 50 years earlier, federal researchers reported Wednesday.

Mar 18, 2009
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Preterm birth rate drops

The nation's preterm birth rate declined slightly in 2007 - a finding that the March of Dimes hopes will prove to be the start of a new trend in improved maternal and infant health.

Mar 18, 2009
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Preterm births rise 36 percent since early 1980s

New government statistics confirm that the decades-long rise in the United States preterm birth rate continues, putting more infants than ever at increased risk of death and disability.

Jan 07, 2009
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