Tag Archives: Preemies

Gut Microbiome of Premature Babies is Associated With Stunted Growth

[Source;  Medical X-Press] The more abnormal the microbiome in NICU infants, the more likely they are to experience stunted growth even at 4 years of age. While the growth stunting of premature infants has been well known, the role of … Continue reading


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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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