No. 1 killer of young kids: preterm birth

November 17, 2014 2:05 PM

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No. 1 killer of young kids: preterm birth

This July 25, 2006, handout photo provided by the March of Dimes Foundation shows a baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY. (AP Photo/Jennifer Coate, March of Dimes Foundation)

Each day, more than 3,000 children under age 5 die from preterm birth complications—meaning that, for the first time ever, premature birth is the biggest killer of young children around the globe.

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