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Care of late-preterm preemies may be insufficient

In the last 15 years the U.S has seen a sharp increase in the number of babies born as late-preterm infants, between 34 and 37 weeks' gestation. This is approximately 400,000 children each year, comprising over 70 percent ...

Jan 03, 2011
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Are infant growth charts misleading?

Pre-term infants who are born either smaller or larger than expected for their gestational age face an increased risk of poor growth and development. Smaller babies are in greater danger of experiencing neurodevelopmental ...

May 21, 2010
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New Zealand women suffer long delays for abortions

Women in New Zealand wait an average of 25 days to get a termination of pregnancy, from the date of their first visit to the doctor. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Reproductive Health studied the ti ...

Jul 22, 2010
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Study examines interventions for extremely preterm infants

When compared with infants born between 1993 and 1995, more infants born at 22 to 24 weeks' gestation at one academic medical center in 2001 to 2003 received life-sustaining interventions but were no more likely to survive, ...

Oct 05, 2009
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