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Smart ORS packaging could reduce infant mortality - Times of India

Many Victorian mothers, while intending to provide the best food and feeding methods for their infants, tragically caused the deaths of their own little ones. Although doctors condemned the bottles and infant mortality rates of the time were shocking – only two out of ten infants lived to their second birthday – parents continued to buy and use them. The bottles eventually earned the nickname, “Murder Bottles.”

Murder Bottles

Although doctors condemned the bottles and infant mortality rates of the time were shocking – only two out of ten infants lived to their second birthday – parents continued to buy and use them. The bottles eventually earned the nickname, “Murder Bottles.

Great example of how correlation does NOT imply causation.  It is sad that most people do not understand science.  Ask your students to propose other reasons for the data such as poverty or access to health care.  Better yet, have them come up with other positive correlations with infant mortality such as number of supermarkets or number of television sets.

In the CDC recommends 45 doses by 6 yrs. Higher infant mortality rates in countries with higher vaccination rates.

Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes.

Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes…

Funny pictures about The Reason Finnish Babies Sleep In Cardboard Boxes. Oh, and cool pics about The Reason Finnish Babies Sleep In Cardboard Boxes. Also, The Reason Finnish Babies Sleep In Cardboard Boxes photos.

A horse-drawn tram in south London. By the late 1800s there were thousands of horses on the roads and towns and cities began to smell like farmyards. Each horse deposited 30lb (14kg) of manure a day and two gallons (9 litres) of urine. Horse manure was being linked to infant mortality. The hunt was on for a new kind of traction.

In Pictures: A history of trams

A horse-drawn tram in south London. By the late 1800s there were thousands of horses on the roads and towns and cities began to smell like farmyards. Each horse deposited 30lb (14kg) of manure a day and two gallons (9 litres) of urine. Horse manure was being linked to infant mortality. The hunt was on for a new kind of traction.

Bandits’ Roost, Mulberry Street [New York], 1888  photo by Jacob Riis

Jacob Riis Bandits’ Roost, Mulberry Street [New York], 1888 photo by Jacob Riis. Considered one of the most crime-ridden and dangerous area of New York City.

Better housing The solution to infant mortality in the slums.

Better housing The solution to infant mortality in the slums. Artist: Anthony Velonis - New York - WPA Federal Art Project - - for New York City Housing Authority

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