Tag Archives: Preemies

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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Recent Progress Seen in Lessening Cognitive, Motor Delays in Very Premature Babies

[Source Psych Central] Extremely preterm babies — those born between 22 to 24 weeks gestation — continue to face unfavorable odds, as only about one in three survive. But a new study led by Duke Health shows that these rates are slowly … Continue reading


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Brain Impairments in Premature Infants May Begin in the Womb

[Source:  Science Daily] Even before they are born, premature babies may display alterations in the circuitry of their developing brains, according to a first-of-its kind research study by Yale School of Medicine researchers and their colleagues at the National Institutes … Continue reading


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More PT Benefits Bone Strength in Low Weight/Pre-Term Infants

[Article Source: Medical News Today, Image Source: iStockPhoto] Study shows that a twice daily program of assisted range-of-motion exercises provides significant benefits for bone strength, potentially decreasing the risk of low bone density and future fractures in very low birth … Continue reading


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