The gap between black and white infant mortality is creeping up again, leaving researchers puzzled

After many years of a closing gap in infant mortality between black and white babies in the U.S., the gap is starting to widen again, and researchers are trying to…
The infant mortality rate for black babies in the U.S. slightly increased in 2015.

The gap in infant mortality between black and white babies in the U.S. had been steadily closing for nearly a decade, but appears to be widening, researchers said Monday in a new study.

The research team, led by Jay Kaufman of McGill University in Montreal, is still trying to figure out what’s going on — from 2005 to

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