Preemies at greater risk of mental illness

One of every nine infants in the United States is born early and, thus, with increased risk of cognitive difficulties, problems with motor skills, and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorders and anxiety.

Dengue during pregnancy can increase premature birth risk

Getting infected by the dengue virus during pregnancy, especially those who are in the second or third trimester, can increase the risk of premature birth, say doctors.

Prematurely born babies likely to have socially withdrawn personality as adults

Babies born very prematurely are more likely to have socially withdrawn personalities as adults, a new study has found.

Premature birth can run in families: Study

Women who were born preterm are at an increased risk of giving birth to premature babies, new research says.

Premature birth alters brain connections

Premature birth can alter connectivity between key areas of the brain, putting kids at greater risk of neurodevelopmental problems such as autism, a new study has found.

Premature babies at higher risk of brain disorders

In the early stages of brain growth, a disturbance like a premature birth could affect its neuro-circuitry, leading to a higher risk of neurological disorders, says a new research.

Premature babies at greater risk of future hip replacements

 Low birth weight and premature birth are linked to increased risk of osteoarthritis-related hip replacements in adulthood, says a research.

Programme launched to identify causes of premature births

With over 25 per cent of the total premature birth related deaths occurring in India, the Centre has launched a national programme to identify the causes and predictive "biomarkers" of such births.

Premature birth linked to asthma

Is your kid suffering from asthma and wheezing disorders? The reason may be the child`s premature birth, research showed.

How diet could reduce premature birth risk

A new study suggests that pregnant women who drink water and eat a diet rich in fruit, vegetables and whole grain cereal could reduce their chance of premature birth.

Tips for tackling asthma during pregnancy

Nothing can be as dreadful as suffering from an asthma attack during pregnancy. A pregnant lady, as it is, goes through a lot of bodily and hormonal changes. Having an asthma attack during this period can seriously be the worst nightmare.

Bacterial presence during pregnancy linked to premature birth

A new research has suggested that a high presence of bacteria at the site where foetal membranes rupture may be the key to understanding why some pregnant women experience their "water breaking" prematurely.

Early `water breaking` linked to premature births

A new study indicates that the presence of a specific bacteria at the site where foetal membranes break prematurely leading to labour, may be a major cause of premature births.

Weight loss surgery can lead to premature birth

Women who have undergone bariatric (weight-loss) surgery are more likely to give birth to premature or small-for-gestational age babies, according to a new study.

Babies conceived in May likelier to be born `premature`

Women who conceive in May are more likely to give birth to underweight and premature babies, a new study has revealed.

Fish oil can prevent very premature births: Study

Very premature births can be prevented by taking oily fish supplements, a new study by an Australian scientist has claimed.

Sustained stress increases risk of miscarriage

Pregnant women living under sustained stresses are at an increased risk of miscarriage, a new study has revealed.

Improving oral health during pregnancy can cut risk of premature birth

Pregnant women who regularly see the dentist and hygienist may reduce their risk of a premature birth by a third, a new research has suggested.

A single abortion can up risk of premature birth

Aborting first-time pregnancies can increase the future risk of premature births by 37 per cent, a new study has claimed.

Cannabis use doubles risk of premature birth

Women who use marijuana can more than double the risk of giving birth to a baby prematurely, a new study has revealed.