Tag Archives: Preemies

Preterm Babies Less Likely to Have Romantic Relationships in Adulthood

[Source:  Psych Central] A new study has found that adults who were born pre-term — under 37 weeks gestation — are less likely to form romantic relationships, have sexual relations, or experience parenthood than those who were born full term. … Continue reading


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Early Lipids Boost Brain Growth for Vulnerable Micro-Preemies

[Source:  Science Daily] Compared with macronutrients like carbohydrates and proteins, lipid intake during the first month of life is associated with increased overall and regional brain volume for micro-preemies,” says Catherine Limperopoulos, Ph.D., director of MRI Research of the Developing … Continue reading


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Study Shows Preemies Developing Brains Benefit from Caffeine Therapy

[Source:  Medical X-Press] For many, starting the day off with caffeine from a cup of coffee is a must. In neonatal intensive care units, or NICUs, premature babies born under 29 weeks are given a daily dose of caffeine to … Continue reading


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Preterm Babies May Suffer Setbacks in Auditory Brain Development, Speech

[Source:  Medical X-Press] Preterm babies born early in the third trimester of pregnancy are likely to experience delays in the development of the auditory cortex, a brain region essential to hearing and understanding sound, a new study reveals. Such delays … Continue reading


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Adults Who Were Preterm Babies Have ‘Older’ Brains, Finds Study

[Source: Medical News Today] Researchers identified changes in the brain structure of adults born between 28 and 32 weeks gestation that corresponded with accelerated brain aging, meaning that their brains appeared older than those of their non-preterm counterparts. Lead study … Continue reading


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