Obstetrics & gynaecology

The tiniest babies: Shifting the boundary of life earlier

Michelle Butler was just over halfway through her pregnancy when her water broke and contractions wracked her body. She couldn't escape a terrifying truth: Her twins were coming much too soon.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Viruses in the gut may warn of a deadly disease in preterm infants

Immediately after birth, human infants begin to develop a complex, interwoven fabric of microbes in their gut. Known collectively as the gut microbiome, this diverse ecosystem consists of bacteria, archaea, viruses and fungi, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Providing a potential treatment option to infants where there is none

A little over 1% of babies born in the U.S. in 2020 fell under the category of very low birthweight, meaning they weighed less than 1,500 grams at birth, or less than 3 pounds, 4 ounces. And considering that the Centers ...

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