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Bedrest for high-risk pregnancies may be linked to premature birth

September 9, 2019

Newborns whose mothers spent more than one week on bedrest had poorer health outcomes, according to a new…
House move during early pregnancy linked to heightened premature birth risk

August 2, 2019

Moving to a new residence during the first three months of pregnancy is linked to a heightened risk…
Vaginal microbiome may influence preterm birth risk

May 31, 2019

The composition of the vaginal microbiome is an indicator of whether a woman will experience preterm birth, or…
Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at risk of giving birth prematurely

April 24, 2019

Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at increased risk of delivering their baby prematurely. The risk increases…
Battle of the Bacteria: Study Identifies Possible Causes of and Protectors Against Premature Birth

April 4, 2019

Seven types of bacteria and certain immune factors in a woman’s vagina and cervix may be responsible for…
Scientists designed a robot to reduce pain for premature babies

April 2, 2019

Skin to skin contact is very important for newborns, but is it not always available, especially for premature…
Omega-3 can reduce chances of premature birth

November 16, 2018

Premature births can be dangerous and have life-long effects. It is the best for the baby to stay…
Children born premature can ‘catch-up’ at school

October 19, 2018

University of Bristol researchers, looking at the school test data of 12,586 children in the Children of the…
Calm the Immune System, Halt Premature Birth

October 15, 2018

Premature birth is the leading cause of infant death and disability in the U.S., and costs billions in…
Old drug could have new use helping sick premature babies

October 8, 2018

Researchers from The University of Western Australia, King Edward Memorial Hospital and Curtin University are investigating whether an…
Improving lung function in prematurely-born children

April 27, 2018

Born Early Breathe Easy (Bebe), is aiming to establish if lung problems which are common in babies born…
Premature hearts less able to cope with exercise

March 21, 2018

Changes in the structure and function of the hearts of people born prematurely may make them less able to…
Mothers shouldn’t select delivering babies early – difference of just a couple of weeks may cause life-long effects

October 1, 2017

You know that premature babies have lower chances of survival at the beginning of their lives. They have…
Premature birth linked to older ‘brain age’ in adult life

September 26, 2017

New King’s College London research suggests that babies born very prematurely show accelerated brain development in adult life,…
Premature births cost health plans $6 billion annually

September 25, 2017

A new study estimates employer-sponsored health plans spent at least $6 billion extra on infants born prematurely in…
Explaining bursts of activity in preterm human brains

September 13, 2017

The source of spontaneous, high-amplitude bursts of activity seen in the brains of preterm babies, which are vital…
Repair of fetal membranes could reduce preterm births

September 6, 2017

Bioengineers working together with clinical practitioners have potentially found a way to reduce preterm births and prevent early…
Sleep Disorders Linked to Preterm Birth in Large California Study

August 10, 2017

Pregnant women who are diagnosed with sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and insomnia appear to be at…
Infants Born Preterm May Lack Key Lung Cells Later In Life

June 12, 2017

Mice born into an oxygen-rich environment respond worse to the flu once fully grown due to an absence…
Scientists Create a Fluid-Filled Artificial Womb for Preterm Babies

April 28, 2017

Researchers led by a fetal surgeon Alan Flake at the Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia have developed a new…
Experiencing nightmare scenarios before discharge boosts confidence of parents of premature babies

April 25, 2017

Anxiety is a common emotion experienced by first-time parents, one that is felt even more so among parents…
Study suggests new way to prevent vision loss in diabetics and premature babies

March 23, 2017

Researchers at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, part of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, have identified…
Low Levels of Vitamin B12 in Pregnancy May Increase the Risk of Preterm Birth, Study Finds

February 20, 2017

Nutrition during pregnancy affects the growing fetus, and identifying appropriate nutritional supplementation in pregnancy has been a hot…
NICU study highlights need to reduce loud noises, boost beneficial sounds

February 9, 2017

Premature babies often spend the first several weeks of life in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), where, ideally,…
Premature babies don’t use sensory-prediction brain process that may be key to development

January 27, 2017

Babies born prematurely don’t use their expectations about the world to shape their brains as babies born at…
Brain impairments in premature infants may begin in the womb

January 10, 2017

Even before they are born, premature babies may display alterations in the circuitry of their developing brains, according…
Sirt1 regulates proliferation and regeneration of glial progenitor cells after injury

December 20, 2016

Preemie brains hold specialized cells in reserve that can repair brain injury suffered early in life Developing brains…
Study shows need for improved, stable eye screening of premature babies

December 19, 2016

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) occurs when abnormal blood vessels grow over the retina and may lead to blindness…
Premature Adult Death Identified in Individuals Born Preterm

December 14, 2016

Almost one in 10 people worldwide are born preterm. It’s known that premature birth is associated with a…
Kangaroo mother care helps premature babies thrive 20 years later

December 12, 2016

Study funded by Saving Brains shows Kangaroo Mother Care kids 20 years later are better behaved, have larger…
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