New York — New research suggests that doctors can cut the risk of cerebral palsy in half for very premature babies by giving their mothers magnesium sulfate just before they give birth.
In the government-funded study, researchers gave an infusion of magnesium sulfate to women about to give birth to a premature baby to see if it would reduce the risk of cerebral palsy.
More than 2,200 hundred women who were 24 to 31 weeks pregnant were enrolled in the study. Infants born before 37 weeks are considered premature.
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