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Good news on stillbirths and neonatal deaths

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i572 (Published 04 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i572

Great news on births

Rates of stillbirths and neonatal deaths dropped across the whole of Europe between 2004 and 2010, according to data from the Euro-Peristat project (J Epidemiol Community Health doi:10.1136/jech-2015-207013). This applied equally to countries with high or low rates, meaning that everyone is doing something better. The challenge is to share lessons and embed them in practice.

Another inverse care law

A survey of nearly 30<thin>000 Danish citizens shows that, compared with others, people with long term conditions report more difficulties in understanding health information and engaging with healthcare providers (BMJ Open doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009627). It's …

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