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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

Fathers more stressed for preemies than mothers

An increased level of stress might also impact the parenting of the child and alter the level of attachment between the babies and their parents. 

Dec 06, 2017, 20:27 PM IST

Preemies with brain injuries more at depression risk: Study

For the study, published in the journal eLife, the team used a combination of PET and MRI scans of the brain to identify the precise changes to chemistry and structure of the brain following early brain damage. 

Nov 28, 2017, 18:32 PM IST

World Prematurity Day: Famous people who were born early

Babies born these early face complications that are inversely related to gestation.

Nov 17, 2017, 13:31 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

Delaying umbilical cord clamping can prevent deaths of premature babies: Study

Globally, about 15 million babies are born before 37 weeks gestation annually and one million die.

Nov 01, 2017, 10:22 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

Giving caffeine to premature babies may improve their breathing ability and lung function: Study

The findings found that premature babies who are given caffeine perform significantly better in tests that measure their ability to breathe out at 11 years old.

Jul 15, 2017, 23:22 PM IST

Premature babies often catch up to peers in school: Study

A study following more than 1.3 million premature babies born in Florida found that two-thirds of those born at only 23 or 24 weeks were ready for kindergarten on time, and almost 2 percent of those infants later achieved gifted status in school.

Jun 12, 2017, 23:54 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

Artificial womb for premature babies? This baby sheep is growing inside a plastic bag

The approach might one day help nurture and protect premature babies outside the uterus, providing a better chance for survival and eliminating the health risk of pregnancy.

Apr 26, 2017, 14:18 PM IST

Scientists successfully test artificial womb in animals; say it could help increase survival chances in human preemies!

The plastic 'womb' consists of a mixture of warm water and added salts, similar to amniotic fluid, to support and protect the foetus.

Apr 26, 2017, 00:38 AM 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

Karan Johar's emotional post on his kids Yash-Roohi being premature will move you to tears – Read

In an emotional post shared on social media, the filmmaker whose children were born almost 10 weeks before full-term, jotted down a heart-whelming note revealing that he was terrified initially on learning that there were complications with his babies' birth. 

Mar 27, 2017, 16:46 PM IST

Drug used to prevent preterm births may do more harm than good

The drug, a synthetic progestogen hormone called 17-alpha hydroxyprogesterone caproate, was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2011.

Mar 15, 2017, 14:56 PM IST

Over a million premature births in India caused by expectant mothers breathing polluted air: Study

There are many risk factors for preterm birth – from the mother's age, to illness, to poverty and other social factors and recent research has suggested that exposure to air pollution could also be a risk factor.

Feb 16, 2017, 21:05 PM IST

Premature babies more likely to face anxiety issues later

Extremely low birth weight babies were found to be at increased risk for particular mental health problems, beginning in childhood and extending at least into their 30s, according to the study.

Feb 15, 2017, 16:35 PM IST

Vitamin B12 deficiency during pregnancy linked to increased risk of preterm birth

But Vitamin B12 deficiency during pregnancy was associated with a 21 per cent increased risk of giving birth prematurely.

Jan 26, 2017, 14:03 PM IST