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No benefit from nifedipine widely used to prevent premature births

No benefit from nifedipine widely used to prevent premature births

U.S. fails hundreds of thousands of its youngest citizens on the day they are born

U.S. fails hundreds of thousands of its youngest citizens on the day they are born

Reduced risk for pre-eclampsia among women who have aborted

Reduced risk for pre-eclampsia among women who have aborted

Warning to pregnant women - flaxseed oil 'ups' the risk of a premature birth

Warning to pregnant women - flaxseed oil 'ups' the risk of a premature birth

Antibiotics in preterm labour linked to cerebral palsy in infants

Antibiotics in preterm labour linked to cerebral palsy in infants

Single embryo advice to IVF clinics will reduce the number of multiple births

Single embryo advice to IVF clinics will reduce the number of multiple births

Brain growth and development in very premature or low-weight infants

Brain growth and development in very premature or low-weight infants

Premature births may be the result of undiagnosed infection

Premature births may be the result of undiagnosed infection

Infections of amniotic fluid may be a significant cause of premature birth

Infections of amniotic fluid may be a significant cause of premature birth

Preterm birth contributes to growing number of infant deaths

Preterm birth contributes to growing number of infant deaths

Increased risk for disabilities after preterm birth

Increased risk for disabilities after preterm birth

Susceptibility to pain is affected by premature birth and also genetics

Susceptibility to pain is affected by premature birth and also genetics

Fish oil supplements taken in last trimester could reduce risk of child developing asthma

Fish oil supplements taken in last trimester could reduce risk of child developing asthma

IVF babies at no greater risk of neurodevelopmental disorders

IVF babies at no greater risk of neurodevelopmental disorders

Children born from thawed frozen embryos have higher birth weight than those born where fresh embryos used

Children born from thawed frozen embryos have higher birth weight than those born where fresh embryos used

Misoprostol off-label use may have led to deaths

Misoprostol off-label use may have led to deaths

Experts to develop national response to growing crisis of premature birth

Experts to develop national response to growing crisis of premature birth

Babies born preterm more than twice as likely to have major birth defects as full-term infants

Babies born preterm more than twice as likely to have major birth defects as full-term infants

Extra iron for infants who don't need it might delay development

Extra iron for infants who don't need it might delay development

Factors affecting survival, disability of extremely premature infants identified

Factors affecting survival, disability of extremely premature infants identified