Researchers from Northwestern University have developed wireless sensors for preterm babies. The team, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Save the Children, plans to conduct more trials later this year.
Biotech March 1, 2019
A new study published on April 25, suggested that preterm labor is caused by the premature awakening of the fetal immune system. The result of the study is significant in the future development of preterm labor treatments.
Biotech April 26, 2018
An artificial womb tested on lambs offers hope of preventing developmental problems that may arise due to preterm birth. What makes it a better alternative to incubators and ventilators?
Biotech April 28, 2017
A new research found a lymphocyte in the uterine lining of late births that could help in treating inflammation in pregnant women and help in avoiding preterm births, which have long-term consequences for children.
Public Health December 28, 2016
New recommendations from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists suggest a delay in the clamping of the umbilical cord. The recommendation is issued for both term and preterm infants and it is based on developmental benefits.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 25, 2016
An analysis of 31 earlier studies did not find independent link between adverse birth events and smoking while pregnant. Findings suggest preterm birth and low birth weight could be due to tobacco smoking during pregnancy.
Public Health September 8, 2016
BPA was linked to increased risk for premature birth. Pregnant women with high concentration of the plastic chemical in their blood are at increased risk of giving birth before their baby is due.
Life March 27, 2016
King's College London researchers developed QUiPP to help doctors identify women at risk of giving birth prematurely. The free app can reduce the number of complications and deaths linked to premature birth.
Life January 18, 2016
A new study found that a simple raisin test could help predict a toddler's academic performance come school age. The authors said the results of the research could help explain underachievement among preterm children.
Life November 20, 2015
Researchers found a direct link between short women and short pregnancies. Unknown genes affecting height contribute to the length of pregnancy. The shorter the expectant mother, the higher the risk is to preterm birth.
Life August 21, 2015
Kristi Warriner and Justin Nelson finally tied the knot, getting married by their baby’s bedside at the Cook Children’s Medical Center NICU.
Life November 12, 2014
The rate of premature births has declined in the U.S. for the seventh consecutive year. March of Dimes, a non-profit organization, says that the preterm birth rate is now on track to hit the 9.6 percent target of 2020.
Life November 7, 2014
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