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Computer to predict premature births

July 12, 2007 No Comments »

Australian researchers are melding mathematics with medicine to develop a computer program they hope will be able to predict whether a pregnant woman will give birth prematurely. The scientists are studying hormone levels in blood samples provided by 500 pregnant ... Read More »

Brain challenge for premature babies

July 1, 2007 No Comments »

Babies born very prematurely have markedly less developed brains than those born at full term, a two-year Victorian study has revealed. The study, which examined magnetic resonance images of premature babies’ brains and compared them with those of full-term infants, ... Read More »

Doctors launch National Premmie Day

June 10, 2007 No Comments »

Doctors are warning parents of a virus that is potentially life-threatening to infants, particularly premature babies, on the first National Premmie Day. The day has been launched with a warning about respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, a common virus that ... Read More »

Celecoxib offers promise for premature babies

May 20, 2007 No Comments »

Scientists have found evidence that the cox-2 inhibitor celecoxib, a common pain reliever used to treat arthritis, may offer a new way to reduce the risk of the most common cause of brain damage in babies born prematurely.The work involves ... Read More »