Babies Born in Mississippi Are Less Likely to Reach First Birthday Than…

Mississippi has the highest infant mortality rate in the United States. According to the state's health office, for every 1000 babies born, 9.4 die before their first birthday, a mortality rate tantamount to those of underdeveloped countries. While there is no one, clear explanation for the problem, experts indicate… » 11/14/12 10:40am 11/14/12 10:40am

Even Adele's Tour Rider Is A Tear-Jerker

A copy of temporarily sidelined songstress Adele's tour rider is making the rounds, and from it, it seems as though she's a woman of excellent backstage taste— small plates of individually wrapped sandwiches, high quality beer, bite sized chocolate bars, and cash donations to a charity that helps people cope with the… » 12/06/11 4:30pm 12/06/11 4:30pm

We're Number One... In Infant Mortality!

If you'd like to rev up your rage engines before the workweek, check out the op-ed section of the New York Times. One piece summarizes what many of us were already thinking- that the GOP has declared what amounts to a legislative "war on women" and have tried to restrict women's rights under the guise of "cutting the… » 2/27/11 3:19pm 2/27/11 3:19pm