Tag Archives: Preemies

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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Smallest Preemies Not at More Risk of Adult Mental Health Issues

[Source:  Psych Central] A population health study of very preterm and very-low-birth-weight individuals finds that these early births are not associated with anxiety and mood disorders later in life. The finding challenges earlier research that suggested increased risks. The study will appear … Continue reading


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A Mother’s Voice May Help Stabilize Preterm Infants

[Source:  Medical X-Press] A recent review of published research indicates that hearing their mother’s voice can benefit the health of preterm infants. The review included 15 studies with 512 infants from 2000 to 2015. Hearing the maternal voice, either recorded … Continue reading


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