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Depression May Lead to More Preemies Among Blacks

Expert thinks pre-pregnancy mood could partly explain disparity in birth rate ,,,, TUESDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) -- Black women are twice as likely to give birth prematurely as white women, and a greater likelihood of depression may play a role in that, a new study suggests. Res...

More 'Extreme' Preemies Surviving

Almost 70% of babies born at 22-26 weeks make it to 1st birthday, study finds,,,,,, TUESDAY, June 2 (HealthDay News) -- Advances in the care of extremely premature infants mean that about 70 percent of these tiny newborns now survive their first year of life, Swedish researchers report...

Study finds preemies more likely to score positive

(Boston) Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC), in collaboration with other medical centers, have found that children born more than three months premature, are at three times the risk for screening positive on the modified checklist for auti...

Sepsis Therapy in Preemies Fails to Boost Survival

Study suggests future treatments should focus on wider view of antibacterial defenses FRIDAY, Jan. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Boosting the immune systems of premature babies with blood cell growth factor fails to prevent sepsis or improve survival rates, a new study shows. Premature bab...

Drugs to Treat Lung Damage in Preemies May Harm Brain

Even when given before birth, glucocorticoids tied to cognitive, motor control problems in mice MONDAY, Nov. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Glucocorticoid drugs used to treat chronic lung damage in premature infants caused brain injury in mice and may cause cognitive and motor control problems...

Tel Aviv University gives preemies a fighting chance

When a child is born premature and more than one in ten infants in the U.S. is its future is already compromised. One of the common problems associated with premature births is brittle bones, or osteopenia of prematurity (OOP). It can cause bone fractures and rickets in the infant, and osteoporo...

Music May Temper Pain in Preemies

Analysis finds benefits, but some question results beyond soothing of infants,,,, WEDNESDAY, May 27 (HealthDay News) -- Playing music seems to reduce pain and encourage feeding in premature infants, University of Alberta researchers report. Music is being widely used in neonatal un...

Additional Steroid Dose May Help Preemies

Fewer babies have complications, without ill effects, study finds THURSDAY, Jan. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Giving a second dose of steroids to babies still in the womb can reduce their post-birth respiratory problems and does not seem to affect their growth the way multiple courses can, ...

Multiple Doses of Steroids Don't Help Preemies

More than one course can lead to smaller babies, study says THURSDAY, Dec. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women at risk of preterm delivery who are given multiple doses of steroids to help their fetus tend to give birth to low birth-weight babies with smaller head circumference, a new...

Epsom Salt Cut Cerebral Palsy Rate in Half Among Preemies

Researchers note most hospitals already stocked with simple, inexpensive solution THURSDAY, Jan. 31 (HealthDay News) -- An infusion of Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) given just before delivery to pregnant women at high risk for preterm birth cut the rate of cerebral palsy among these n...
Preemies in Biological News

Breathless babies: Preemies' lung function shows prolonged impairment

... which is breathing. But now research suggests that even relatively healthy preemies confront deficits in lung function that last into their second year, if not... full term counterparts is well established, but researchers were unsure if preemies underwent a catch-up period of lung function development. To determine if t...
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