Latest Preterm birth Stories

2013-11-25 23:00:09

Premature birth appears to trigger developmental processes in the white matter of the brain that could put children at higher risk of problems later in life, according to a study being presented Sunday, December 2, at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Chicago, Ill. (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 Premature birth appears to trigger developmental processes in the white matter of the brain that could put children at higher risk of problems later in life,...

2013-11-25 09:48:09

Steroid injections given to pregnant women before premature birth may increase the child's risk of later behavioral and emotional difficulties, a study has found. Mothers who are expected to give birth prematurely are often given an infusion of glucocorticoids, which mimic the natural hormone cortisol. This treatment is vital for helping the baby's lungs mature, but the new research suggests it may also increase the risk of mental health problems including attention-deficit/hyperactivity...

Healthy Lifestyle Uncomplicated PRegnancy
2013-11-22 10:19:19

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) on Friday revealed that women who maintain a healthy lifestyle before and during pregnancy are more likely to have an uncomplicated pregnancy. In their report, the researchers outlined several lifestyle choices women could make to increase the chance of a healthy pregnancy, including regular fruit intake, maintaining a healthy weight, reducing blood pressure, stopping drug use...

2013-11-21 14:19:14

Study shows a relative increase of 322 percent for severe pre-eclampsia A latest study by researchers at the Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia University Medical Center reports that pre-eclampsia, characterized by an elevation in the blood pressure and excess protein in the urine of pregnant women, has a 1.5-fold to 2-fold higher incidence in first pregnancies. The condition, which causes complications in approximately 3-6% of all pregnancies, is also associated with high risks...

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...

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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