Tag Archives: Preemies

Higher Risk of Depression, ADHD Among Preemies

[Source: Psych Central] A new Canadian study has found that extremely low birth weight babies may have a higher risk of psychiatric problems in adulthood than other infants born at normal birth weights. Low birth weight infants, however, are less … Continue reading

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Low-Birth-Weight Children ‘Associated with Lower Academic Outcomes’

[Source:  Medical News Today] Previous research has found that low birth weight is associated with a variety of adverse outcomes in later childhood. Studies reported on by Medical News Today have suggested that low-birth-weight babies are more likely to have autism spectrum disorder, psychiatric … Continue reading

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Scientists Identify Potential Cause of 40% of Pre-Term Births

[Source: Medical News Today] Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and UCL (University College London) have identified what they believe could be a cause of pre-term premature rupture of the fetal membrane (PPROM), which accounts for 40 percent … Continue reading

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Preterm Children’s Brains Can Catch Up Years Later

[Source:  Science Daily] There’s some good news for parents of preterm babies — latest research from the University of Adelaide shows that by the time they become teenagers, the brains of many preterm children can perform almost as well as … Continue reading

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Preterm Babies’ Language Skills Better When Exposed to Adult Speech

[Source:  Medical News Today] The linguistic benefits of talking to babies has been well documented, as their brains rapidly develop, allowing them to make millions of new connections. Now, researchers looking at the effects of adult speech on preterm infants … Continue reading

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