Latest Preterm birth Stories

2013-11-19 12:35:47

The odds of preterm delivery appear to increase for pregnant women exposed to phthalates, chemicals people are exposed to through contaminated food and water and in a variety of products including lotions, perfumes and deodorants, according to a study published by JAMA Pediatrics, a JAMA Network publication. Prematurity is a leading cause of infant death and the effects of environmental exposures on preterm birth (defined as fewer than 37 weeks of gestation) are understudied. Exposure to...

2013-11-15 10:56:58

Solutions Pathway article published in The Lancet Global Health Leading researchers and global health organizations today issued a call-to-action to advance a comprehensive research agenda to address the global burden of preterm birth, which has become the leading cause of newborn deaths worldwide. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth...

Premature Boys At Higher Risk Than Girls
2013-11-15 11:16:47

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Boys are at a much higher risk for death or disability due to being born prematurely compared to girls. This finding is just one of many reported in six major papers recently published by the journal Pediatric Research ahead of the third annual World Prematurity Day on Sunday, November 17. "Baby boys have a higher likelihood of infections, jaundice, birth complications, and congenital conditions but the biggest risk for baby boys is...

2013-11-14 23:29:21

On November 17th, World Prematurity Day, the thyroid advocacy blog Hypothyroid Mom builds awareness about the dangers of maternal hypothyroidism and preterm birth in memory of all the premature babies lost to hypothyroid moms. (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 HypothyroidMom.com reveals research on the dangers of hypothyroidism in pregnancy, including placental abruption, preterm birth, low birth weight, neonatal intensive care admission and neonatal respiratory distress syndrome. Despite...

Obesity Surgery Linked To Risky Pregnancy
2013-11-13 16:15:13

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists writing in the journal BMJ say women who have had an obesity surgery are at an increased risk during pregnancy. In 2008, nearly half a billion people were classified as obese around the world. The health condition is believed to result in a two to four year reduction in life span, and eight to ten years for those who are morbidly obese. Bariatric surgery is considered to be one of the most effective methods to help reduce...

Study Finds Link Between Pre-Term Births, Retinal Detachment
2013-11-08 10:44:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online According to new research appearing this month in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), premature children face a much greater risk of eventually experiencing retinal detachment than their full-term counterparts. In the first large-scale, population-based investigation into the link between preterm birth and later retinal detachment, researchers discovered a link between birth before 32 weeks...

Latest Preterm birth Reference Libraries

2011-04-28 17:02:45

Labor Induction is a process of giving an artificial start to birth with medical intervention or other methods. When an induction is not performed for emergency or other medical reasons, the method is considered an elective process. The decision to induce labor has increased in recent years due to its convenience or because it easily accommodates busy schedules. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, however, say that labor should only be induced when it is more risky...

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