The global survey on air pollution indicates its deleterious impacts on future generations.
A simple test with a single raisin and a plastic cup can predict a child's academic achievement down the line.
Certain types of microbial communities or microbiota may increase the risk of premature birth, according to researchers at Stanford University. A new study monitored the bacterial neighborhoods in different parts of a woman's reproductive tract, which can potentially determine the risk.
New findings published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society show that adult survivors of preterm births may have issues with lung capacity at an earlier age.
While previous research has shown that preterm babies may have brains that fall behind those born at term, scientists have now found that by the time they become teenagers, the brains of preterm babies can catch up.
Preterm birth, or the birth of an infant prior to 37 weeks of pregnancy, affects 500,000 babies each year and contributed to 35% of infant deaths in 2009. Now, a new study has shown that preterm births affect a child’s cognitive abilities.