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Premature birth affects brain health of infants, suggests study

For the study, researchers used high-density electroencephalography (EEG) and other tools to map interactions between different brain regions when babies were in active sleep and quiet sleep.

Preterm babies can face several health risks after they are out of NICU

The earlier their problems are diagnosed, the better the chances for proper development of the baby's brain and body. Parents need to enroll in a follow-up to regularly evaluate the child's health.


‘We need more advanced neonatal intensive care facilities’

Deliveries are usually fraught with tension and problems can be unpredictable; therefore, it is important for hospitals to be equipped with a good Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) facility.

Neonatal care: Incubation for preterm babies explained

At the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, through incubators, specialised care is provided to newborn babies. It protects them from infection, allergens, excessive noise or light levels.

Fathers more stressed for preemies than mothers

According to researchers, while finally bringing a baby home is really wonderful, it can also be stressful because of sleep deprivation, the lack of control and having to respond constantly to the baby's needs.

After 4 months of birth, city’s youngest premature baby set to go home

The last reported youngest babies were triplets, who were born after a gestation period of 24 weeks in Mumbai in 2011.


10 yrs after death,newborn’s parents granted relief for medical negligence

Commission also found Safdarjung Hospital to be guilty of denying the baby access to the nursery.

Extremely premature babies show higher autism risk

Children born extremely preterm may face a much higher-than-average risk of developing autism later in childhood,a new study suggests.

Genes in mother,baby raise risk of preterm birth

Genes in the mother and the foetus play a role in the risk of preterm labor,a leading cause of infant death and disability,US government researchers said.