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General Category => Preterm Labor: Anything and Everything => Topic started by: Angela on March 17, 2009 at 10:44 PM

Title: Article: Being born too early can do lasting damage.
Post by: Angela on March 17, 2009 at 10:44 PM
What do you all think about this article? Too negative? Or realistic?

(Reuters Health) – Being born too early can do lasting damage. A team reports that many 12-year-olds who were born prematurely with a very low birth weight have lower IQs and more developmental problems than similarly aged children who were born at term.

Dr. Betty R. Vohr of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and colleagues compared outcomes of 375 children with birth weights between 600 and 1250 grams born between 1989 and 1992 with 111 age-matched full-term "control" children.

MORE: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090316/hl_nm/us_preterm_birth_can_have_persistent_effect_1 (http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090316/hl_nm/us_preterm_birth_can_have_persistent_effect_1)