premature births

Test to predict premature births discovered


September 21st, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Sep 21 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new method to predict premature births, based on a new blood test that looks at two specific proteins, combined with an established ... Read more...

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Premature babies survive better in neonatal ICUs


July 24th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) Premature babies have greater chances of surviving in high-level neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) than in general hospitals, and this benefit is considerably larger than previously ... Read more...

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Common parasite linked to severe birth defects


April 15th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 15 (IANS) Scientists have identified specific strains of the Toxoplasma gondii parasite, which may account for premature births and severe birth defects in the US. Pregnant women can ... Read more...

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Flu shots ensure birth of healthy babies


February 22nd, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) Immunising pregnant women against flu virus seems to ensure the birth of healthy and normal weight babies, says a new study.The study, a randomized controlled trial ... Read more...

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Asthmatic women risk unborn child’s health


February 20th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 20 (IANS) Many pregnant asthmatic women, who may be remiss in using the right medication, may end up risking the health of their unborn child, a study ... Read more...

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Rise in temperature can lead to stillbirths


December 16th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 16 (IANS) Increase in temperature levels can affect pregnant women more than others, resulting in more stillbirths and shorter pregnancies, says an Australian study.Adrian Barnett, associate professor at ... Read more...

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Premature kids likely to face behavioural problems


December 6th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) Children born prematurely have greater chances of experiencing behavioural or emotional problems or both in the pre-school years, a study reveals. While the rate of premature ... Read more...

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New blood test will warn of premature births


September 6th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) A new blood test could warn mothers whether they are at risk of giving premature birth. About 80 percent of premature births can be pinpointed early ... Read more...

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HIV-infected teens ‘at high risk for pregnancy, complications’


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have revealed that teenage girls and young women infected with HIV get pregnant more often and suffer pregnancy complications more frequently than their HIV-negative peers.The ... Read more...

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Decongestant use during pregnancy cuts risk of premature birth: Study


August 31st, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 31 (ANI): The results of a new study indicate that the use of over-the-counter decongestants during pregnancy cuts the risk of premature births.Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) epidemiologist ... Read more...

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Diet soft drinks cause premature births


August 19th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Pregnant women should avoid artificially sweetened diet soft drinks, as a study has linked them with premature births. Research conducted on almost 60,000 pregnant women in Denmark found ... Read more...

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‘Diet’ soft drinks linked to premature births


August 19th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 19 (ANI): Drinking lots of artificially sweetened beverages during pregnancy increases the risk of premature births, according to a new study.The study, conducted on almost 60,000 pregnant women in Denmark, ... Read more...

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Now, an early labour detector to prevent premature births


July 22nd, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): A team of students has designed an early-labour detector that can pick up very early signs that a woman is going into labour too soon.The find could have ... Read more...

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Overweight, obese mums ‘at higher risk of premature births’


July 21st, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): Being overweight and obese could up your risk of giving birth to a premature baby, says a new study.The babies could also suffer from numerous health problems due ... Read more...

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Kicking the butt before pregnancy could save babies’ lives


June 9th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has concluded that if more women quit smoking before they became pregnant, it would save infant ... Read more...

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Half of pregnant Chinese women face hazards of 2nd-hand smoke


May 29th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 29 (ANI): Almost fifty percent of pregnant Chinese women are plagued by second-hand smoke, a recent survey has revealed.The survey by the Horizon Research Consultancy Group involved nearly 300 ... Read more...

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H1N1 tied to serious health risks for pregnant women


May 25th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): Mums-to-be who contract the H1N1 flu strain are at risk for obstetrical complications including fetal distress, premature delivery, emergency cesarean delivery and fetal death, says a new report.The ... Read more...

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Large dose of vitamin D in pregnancy cuts premature births


May 2nd, 2010 - 2:56 am ICT by IANS
London, May 2 (IANS) Women should take up to 10 times the current recommended dose of vitamin D during pregnancy, experts have said after it was found to cut premature birth by ... Read more...

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Vitamin D supplements can prevent premature births


May 1st, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 1 (IANS) Taking vitamin D supplements during pregnancy is not only safe for mother and baby but it can also prevent preterm labour births and infections, says a new study. In ... Read more...

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‘Smallest ever’ baby born in Germany, survives


March 4th, 2010 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Goettingen (Germany), March 4 (DPA) A baby weighing just 275 grams has been born in Germany and survived, the lowest weight for a viable birth of a boy ever recorded, doctors said ... Read more...

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Premature births leading cause of infant deaths


February 11th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Family history, infection and stress all may play a role in raising a woman's risk of having a premature baby, which is the leading cause of infant deaths. But ... Read more...

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US to provide free health tips to new moms on mobile phones


February 5th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 5 (IANS) Pregnant women and new mothers in the US will be able to get health information delivered regularly to their mobile phones by free text messages under an ... Read more...

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Antibiotic fails to prevent preterm labor


December 1st, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): A new British study has found that antibiotic azithromycin is ineffective in preventing preterm labour.Scientists at Liverpool looked into the effectiveness of the antibiotic in keeping a check ... Read more...

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Mums-to-be on prescription drugs likely to have kids with congenital defects


November 18th, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Expectant mothers consuming prescription drugs are at an increased risk of suffering miscarriage or give birth to kids with major congenital abnormalities, reveals a Canadian study."I never expected ... Read more...

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Million premature babies die every year


October 5th, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 5 (IANS) More than one million infants die worldwide every year because they are born too early, according to a recently released White Paper, The Global and Regional Toll of ... Read more...

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1 million premature babies worldwide die every year


October 5th, 2009 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 5 (ANI): Over one million infants who are born too early die each year, according to a new White Paper.Titled 'The Global and Regional Toll of Preterm Birth', it shows ... Read more...

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Dark chocolate ‘cuts death risk in heart attack survivors’


August 15th, 2009 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
London, Aug 15 (ANI): A chocolate fix twice a week could be good for heart attacker sufferers, suggests a new study.The research, published in the Journal of Internal Medicine, has found that ... Read more...

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Chemicals in consumer products likely to cause premature births


July 7th, 2009 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 7 (IANS) A common contaminant present in consumer products, including cosmetics, may be causing an alarming rise in premature births, according to a new study. Phthalates are commonly used compounds in ... Read more...

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Chemicals in common consumer products linked to pre-term births


July 7th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): A group of common environmental contaminants called phthalates, which are present in many industrial and consumer products including everyday personal care items, may play a role in premature ... Read more...

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Progesterone treatment ‘doesn’t prevent preterm birth in twin pregnancy’


June 11th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 11 (ANI): Scientists at University of Edinburgh have found that a treatment that prevents premature births in single pregnancies may be not work for women expecting more than one child.The ... Read more...

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Lower drinking age encourages promiscuity, premature births


May 25th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 25 (IANS) Lowering legal drinking age not only encourages promiscuity among young people, but also results in unwanted pregnancies and premature births, a new study has found. "Our findings suggest that ... Read more...

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Preemies lack ”death net” needed to fight severe infection


March 22nd, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 22 (ANI): Newborn infants, born either at term or prematurely, lack a DNA net, called a neutrophil extracellular trap (NET), cast by mature white blood cells to fight severe ... Read more...

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Scientists link premature births to mental illness


January 2nd, 2009 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 1 (ANI): Researchers at Sweden''s Karolinska Institute have found a link between premature births and mental illness.The study involving more than 500,000 infants found that preemies were twice as ... Read more...

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Economic stress affecting teeth, causing gum disease


December 11th, 2008 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) It may sound far fetched but stress due to economic recession is harming dental structure and causing gum diseases, doctors in the national capital said Thursday. “Growing ... Read more...

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Drug widely used to prevent premature births shows no benefit


November 27th, 2008 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 27 (ANI): A new study has shown that nifedipine, a drug which is widely used to prevent premature births, works no better than a placebo at maintaining pregnancy after ... Read more...

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