Tag: Preterm birth

Scientists Develop Wireless Sensors That Monitor NICU Babies

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

Preterm Babies Possibly Mistaking Mothers’ Uterus As Hostile Host During Preterm Labor

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

Artificial Womb May Prevent Developmental Problems In Preterm Babies

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

Study Finds Immune Cell Function In Mothers Critical To Avoiding Preterm Births

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

Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping Offers Infant Health Benefits

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

Marijuana Use During Pregnancy Not Linked To Birth Risks: Study

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

Plastic Chemical BPA Used In Food Containers Linked To Premature Births

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

This New App Can Help Predict Risk Of Premature Birth In Pregnant Women

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

Raisin Test May Predict How Well Your Toddler Will Do In School

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

Shorter Women More Prone To Premature Births Says Study

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

Couple Weds Next to Their Premature Baby in Texas NICU

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

Preterm birth rates down in U.S., hits 2020 goal: March of Dimes

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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