preterm births

15 million babies born prematurely every year


May 3rd, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Fifteen million babies are born too soon every year and 1.1 million die shortly after birth, making premature birth the second leading cause of death in ... Read more...

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Right medical care can cut risk for newborns in older mums


December 8th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): New research from Tel Aviv University suggests that the right kind of medical care and facilities can overcome risks for babies when postponing childbearing.Prof. Yariv Yogev and his ... Read more...

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Late-preterm babies ‘at greater risk for cognitive, emotional problems’


November 23rd, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): A new study has suggested that late-preterm babies, those born between 34 and 36 weeks, face an increased risk of cognitive and emotional problems.The findings held up ... Read more...

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Smoking ban leads to major decrease in maternal smoking, pre-term births


November 11th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A new study revealed that strong smoke-free policies can improve foetal outcomes by significantly reducing the prevalence of maternal smoking.Researchers from the University of Colorado School of ... Read more...

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Gum-disease linked to preterm births


September 16th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 16 (ANI): A new study has found a possible link between the success of gum-disease treatment and the likelihood of giving birth prematurely.A collaboration led by a periodontal researcher from ... Read more...

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Late preterm birth increases risk of respiratory illness


July 28th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): A new research has found that babies born between 34 weeks and 37 weeks gestation are much more likely to have respiratory illness compared to infants born at ... Read more...

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Optimal weight gain for obese moms-to-be depends on obesity level


April 23rd, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): The safe weight gain for obese mothers-to-be depends on level of obesity, says a new study by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and the ... 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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Cervical length screening in women could reduce preterm birth


February 6th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 6 (ANI): Screening women for signs of a shortening cervix could help reduce preterm births, researchers believe.Experts at Yale School of Medicine also think that using ultrasound to screen low-risk ... Read more...

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Preterm births higher among women from deprived areas


December 2nd, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 2 (ANI): Women from deprived areas are twice as likely to have very preterm births than those from more affluent areas, say researchers.They say that receiving equal care, poor women ... 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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Brain malformations linked to preterm birth


July 3rd, 2009 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): Brain malformations are significantly associated with preterm birth, according to new research from Wake Forest University School of Medicine.This is the first time that any team of researchers ... Read more...

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Pregnant women consuming flaxseed oil quadruple premature birth risk


October 28th, 2008 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Pregnant women consuming flaxseed oil are four times more likely to have premature baby births, according to a new study.Led by University of Montreal researchers, the study ... Read more...

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Study shows pre-eclampsia may be an autoimmune disease


July 28th, 2008 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 28 (ANI): Researchers from University of Texas-Houston Medical School have revealed that pregnancy-induced high blood pressure or pre-eclampsia might be an autoimmune disease.In the study conducted using a mouse ... Read more...

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C-sections a key factor in preterm birth increase


May 28th, 2008 - 5:46 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 28 (ANI): Cesarean sections are responsible for almost all of the increase in singleton preterm births, according to a new study.Researchers from the March of Dimes and the U.S. ... Read more...

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