June 8, 2012

Top Countries for Premature Births

THURSDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) — Worldwide, nearly 15 million babies were born prematurely in 2010 — more than one in 10 of all births. The […]
March 16, 2012

Stressed Parents May Affect Preemie Behavior Later

THURSDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) — When parents of very small premature infants are stressed or depressed, their children are more likely to develop behavioral problems […]
March 6, 2012

Ban on Public Smoking Linked to Fewer Preterm Deliveries

TUESDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) — A smoking ban in Scotland is associated with decreases in preterm deliveries and underweight babies, a new study finds. The […]
March 5, 2012

Late Preemie Birth May Be Linked to Higher Asthma Risk

MONDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) — Babies born just a few weeks early appear to face a greater risk of developing asthma when compared with children […]
October 21, 2011

Warning Signs for Health Problems Seen in Young Adults Born Prematurely

FRIDAY Oct. 21 (HealthDay News) — Young adults who were born very prematurely have higher blood pressure and more fat despite a normal body weight, both […]
September 28, 2011

Lung Function of Late Preemies May Improve With Age

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28 (HealthDay News) — Just like extremely premature babies, infants born between 33 and 34 weeks’ gestation can have impaired lung function at ages […]
June 24, 2011

Effects of Premature Birth May Stretch Into Adulthood: Study

THURSDAY, June 23 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests that the adverse effects of pre-term birth can extend well into adulthood.  The latest findings, from a […]
April 28, 2011

Higher Oxygen Levels Improve Preemie Survival: Study

WEDNESDAY, April 27 (HealthDay News) — Babies born prematurely need supplemental oxygen to survive, but just how much has been a matter of debate. A new […]
March 7, 2011

Prems: The Precarious Balancing Act

It’s one thing for you to decide that your baby should fit into your routine and not you into his, but a new trend accommodating both […]
February 2, 2011

Better Nutrition Seems to Help Preemies With Lung Disease

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 2 (HealthDay News) — Better nutrition and greater weight gain may help improve lung function in premature babies with a lung disease called bronchopulmonary […]
January 12, 2011

Premature Babies – What You Need To Know

Babies are considered to be premature or pre-term when they are born before 37 weeks. The causes of premature births vary, though moms with multiples are […]