Low Birth Weight

New evidence on risks of advanced maternal age

Many of the risk factors associated with pregnancy are more harmful when the expectant mother is over 35. According to an extensive, register-based study carried out at the University of Eastern Finland, the risks associated ...

Feb 11, 2015
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Preemies may have psychiatric problems as adults

The good news is that people born as extremely low birth weight babies are less likely than others to have alcohol or substance use disorders as adults. The less encouraging news is that they may have a higher ...

Feb 09, 2015
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Low birth weight (LBW) is defined as a birth weight of a liveborn infant of less than 2,500 g. regardless of gestational age

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