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Premature babies make fewer childhood friends, socialize less: Study

The researchers asked both the parents and the children how many friends the children had, and how often they saw their friends.

Feb 09, 2018, 17:49 PM IST

How preterm birth may affect baby's language skills decoded

Ultrasound studies reveal, for example, that, beginning at least as early as 25 weeks into gestation, foetuses will blink or move in response to externally produced sounds, he said.

Jan 16, 2018, 18:02 PM IST

Meet the youngest preemie born within just 24 weeks in Andhra Pradesh

The mother of the baby opted for IVF, but unfortunately, the baby was born nearly four months earlier than the due date – that is within 24 weeks of gestation – on September 8, 2017. 

Dec 27, 2017, 12:57 PM IST

World Prematurity Day: Smog in India can be venom for your preemie

One out of every four premature deaths in India in 2015, or some 2.5 million, was attributed to pollution, according to the study released in October by The Lancet Medical Journal.

Nov 17, 2017, 08:45 AM IST

Higher vitamin D dose may boost bone density in preemies

Rickets is a disease that leads to softening and weakening of bones in children due to Vitamin D deficiency.

Oct 14, 2017, 18:33 PM IST

WARNING: Pregnant women exposed to extreme heat at an increased risk of delivering prematurely

The findings showed that heat events occurring earlier in the warm season cause an increase in adverse outcomes relative to comparable events occurring later. 

Aug 09, 2017, 18:10 PM IST

This is why preemies are more vulnerable to flu as adults

Researchers say that premature babies who get exposed to hyperoxia -- excess supply of oxygen -- are more likely to lack key lung cells and may have an increased risk of experiencing severe respiratory viral infections later in life.

Jun 09, 2017, 18:16 PM IST

Premature birth puts babies at increased risk of heart failure in childhood!

The registry-based study, published in The Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC), involved 2.6 million individuals born between 1987 and 2012.

May 23, 2017, 20:27 PM IST

Premature newborns' vital signs to be monitored by new wireless camera system

The optical system cameras are sensitive enough to detect minute changes in skin colour.

Apr 10, 2017, 23:44 PM IST

Breastfeeding ups brain development in preemies

The findings showed that infants who received predominantly breast milk on more days during their neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) hospitalisation also had larger deep nuclear gray matter volume equivalent to babies born full-term.

Jul 29, 2016, 17:06 PM IST

Breastfeeding stimulates brain development in preemies

Zee Media Bureau

Apr 30, 2016, 13:35 PM IST

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.

Oct 19, 2015, 08:18 AM IST

Preemies likelier to struggle with complex cognitive tasks

Babies who are born preterm are at an increased risk for neuro-cognitive deficits, a new study has warned.

May 29, 2013, 19:57 PM IST

Tiniest babies growing up healthy despite odds

Most tiny pre-mature babies do poorly and many do not survive even with advanced medical care.

Dec 12, 2011, 16:44 PM IST

`Women who take vitamins have fewer preemies`

Multivitamins taken regularly around the time women get pregnant appear to lower risk of going into labor prematurely.

Aug 20, 2011, 12:57 PM IST

Probiotics help preemies gain weight

Probiotics can help extremely low birthweight infants (ELBW) gain weight, a new study has found.

May 01, 2010, 18:02 PM IST

Probiotics help preemies gain weight

Probiotics can help extremely low birthweight infants (ELBW) gain weight, a new study has found.

May 01, 2010, 00:00 AM IST