Low Birth Weight

For whom the births (and worms) toll

Human childbirth is not only unpleasant, it's also assumed to take a toll on women's health, even while women have a greater life expectancy. A new study led by UC Santa Barbara researchers, however, finds that indigenous ...

Jul 22, 2016
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Premature babies may grow up to have weaker bones

Among the many important processes that happen during a woman's last few weeks of pregnancy is the transfer of calcium to the growing foetus to boost bone development. But what happens if this transfer is interrupted when ...

May 30, 2016
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Boost minimum wage and babies benefit: study

(HealthDay)—Raising the minimum hourly wage in every state by as little as $1 above the federal level might lead to fewer infant deaths and cases of low birth weight babies, a new study suggests.

Jun 16, 2016
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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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