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Premature births

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

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

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

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

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

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

Preemies may be at osteoporosis risk in adulthood: Study

During the last few weeks of pregnancy, the mother's body transfers calcium to the growing foetus to boost its bone development. 

May 30, 2016, 22:52 PM IST

Ultrasound may detect signs of preterm labour

Ultrasound techniques may be able to detect cervical stiffness changes that indicate an increased risk of preterm labour in pregnant women, an international team of researchers has found.

Aug 19, 2015, 13:23 PM IST

Obesity drug use does not avoid babies from being born overweight

If a pregnant woman is on obesity medication, it does not mean that her baby won't be born overweight, says a new research.

Jul 11, 2015, 20:32 PM IST

Survivors of premature births may have lung of elderly

By the time they reach their early 20s, adult survivors of premature births may have a lung capacity that resembles the healthy elderly or casual smokers, says a study.

Apr 30, 2015, 13:05 PM IST

Substance that protects against premature birth found

Scientists have identified the substance that protects against premature births caused by infection.

Jan 13, 2015, 12:38 PM IST

Multi-vitamin supplement improves pregnancy outcomes

A multi-vitamin administered daily to pregnant women can help curb infant mortality in developing countries as it reduces the risk of premature births and increases infant birth weight, shows a trial carried out in rural Bangladesh.

Dec 24, 2014, 13:58 PM IST

Low-cost, inflatable baby incubator developed

In what could help reduce the number of deaths resulting from premature births, a researcher from Loughborough University in Britain has developed a low-cost, inflatable baby incubator for use in the developing world.

Nov 17, 2014, 16:51 PM IST

India leads in pre-term birth complication deaths: Lancet

Over 3.6 lakh children under age five die from pre-term birth complications each year in India, says an alarming study published in the prestigious journal The Lancet, adding that the complications of pre-term birth now outrank all other causes as the world's number one killer of young children.

Nov 17, 2014, 11:33 AM IST

Artshow puts danger of premature births in spotlight

A mother's journey with her preterm baby is captured through budding artists in a series of artworks, which aim to raise awareness about problems faced by mothers and babies due to premature deliveries.

Nov 13, 2014, 18:15 PM IST

Obesity before pregnancy linked to premature births

Women who are obese before they become pregnant face an increased risk of delivering a very premature baby, especially those that occur prior to 28 weeks of pregnancy, says a study.

Jun 26, 2014, 18:07 PM IST

Scientists pave way for treatments preventing premature births

Scientists from the University of Sheffield have discovered that a key gene in the womb, which stops labour occurring too early, is switched off by inflammation in the uterus at the time labour begins - a discovery which paves the way for developing new treatments to prevent premature births.

Mar 06, 2013, 12:15 PM IST

New 10-minute test to predict premature births

A simple ten-minute test in the UK can predict whether a woman is going to give birth prematurely, doctors claim.

Nov 17, 2012, 10:28 AM IST

Test to predict premature births discovered

Researchers have developed a new method to predict premature births, based on a new blood test that looks at two specific proteins, combined with an established ultrasound examination to measure the length of the cervix.

Sep 21, 2012, 21:56 PM IST

``Diet`` soft drinks linked to premature births

Drinking lots of artificially sweetened beverages during pregnancy increases the risk of premature births, according to a new study.

Aug 19, 2010, 15:36 PM IST