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Reuters reports on a study finding that “Steroid injections given to pregnant women before they deliver a premature baby may increase the risk of the child developing behavioral and emotional problems later in life.” These steroids are often given to women who are expected to give birth...
About 1 million babies die as a direct result of preterm birth, and now research shows that this risk may be higher in males, the Associated Press reports. “7 percent of survivors have two of the most burdensome disabilities: neurologic-developmental impairment ranging from learning disabilities to...
The Associated Press reports that four infants presented to the hospital with brain or stomach bleeding this year due to parents rejecting a Vitamin K shot that is usually administered to infants early in life. The parents rejected the shot, which prevents internal bleeding and improves clotting, because...