Navigation Links
Premature Babies Can Lead Normal Lives

Prematurely born children can also lead normal lives in a competitive world, according to a recent study conducted by the McMaster University’s Saroj Saigal. Where educational achievements are concerned, // there is not much difference between those who were born prematurely, and those with a normal birth weight. Earlier research suggested premature babies face a greater risk of problems in behavior and academic achievement.

The researchers studied 166 children born weighing 1.1 to 2.2lbs (0.5 to 1 kg) and 145 comparable normal birth weight children until they were in their mid-20s. The researchers based their study on the hypothesis that the children of lower birth weight would have lower levels of educational achievement and employment and would be less independent.

A significant majority of young adults who were low birth weight infants have overcome earlier difficulties to become functional members of the society. The study found that 82% of low birth weight children graduated from high school, compared to 87% of normal birth weight. And about a third of the children, all of them born during 1977-1982, in each group went into post-secondary education.

There were also no significant differences between the groups in terms of independent living, marriage or cohabitation, the researchers said. However in a sub-analysis, a larger proportion of extremely low birth weight participants, 26%, were not employed due to chronic illness or permanent disability compared to normal birth weight subjects (15%).

It was important that parents of very premature babies did not ‘wrap their children up in cotton wool’ and inadvertently damage their chances of living independently, Gillian Fletcher, former president of the National Childbirth Trust and an antenatal teacher said.

Edited (IANS
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Unpredictable Premature Birth
2. Benefits of Nitric Oxide in the Treatment of Premature Infants
3. Premature Babies More Likely If Women Have Higher Protein Albumin In Urine
4. Hyaluronic Acid – A Boon To The Problem Of Premature Infant
5. Premature Aging Can Be Managed With Anti-Cancer Drugs In Future
6. Number Of Babies Born Prematurely Nears Historic Half Million Mark In US
7. Physicians To Discuss Ways To Save Premature Babies From RSV
8. Winter Premature Babies Face Threat From Lung Disease
9. New Research To Study Brain Changes In Premature Births
10. Difficult Pregnancy Linked to Premature Heart Problems
11. Critical Decisions Have To Be Taken By Mothers Of Premature Babies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Brent Kasmer, a legally blind and certified personal trainer ... through a fitness app. The fitness app plans to fix the two major problems leading ... a one size fits all type program , They don’t eliminate all the ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents ... the American College of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and ... highly effective treatment for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... First Choice Emergency Room , ... Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , ... our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health ... of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , The Wellness at Work Awards ... at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was one of 42 businesses to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who have experienced ... feelings, many turn to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a ... has released tools for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Roche (SIX: ... 510(k) clearance for its Elecsys BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) assay ... sepsis or septic shock. With this clearance, Roche is ... a fully integrated solution for sepsis risk assessment and ... with bacterial infection and PCT levels in blood can ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 ... CAPR ), a biotechnology company focused on ... today announced that patient enrollment in its ongoing ... Duchenne) has exceeded 50% of its 24-patient target. ... in the third quarter of 2016, and to ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Bracket , a leading clinical ... generation clinical outcomes platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) 6.0, at ... 26 – 30, 2016 in Philadelphia , ... Outcome Assessment product of its kind to fully integrate with ... Bracket eCOA 6.0 is a flexible platform for electronic clinical ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: