Newborn Vitamin A Reduces Infant Mortality in Johns Hopkins University Study  
7/7/2008 6:43:30 AM

EurekAlert -- A single, oral dose of vitamin A, given to infants shortly after birth in the developing world can reduce their risk of death by 15 percent, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The study is published in the July 2008 edition of the journal Pediatrics.