Pre-term Births Fall for Second Year in a Row

Pre-term Births Fall for Second Year in a Row

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baby-in-diapers.jpgThe US rate of pre-term births has fallen for the second year in a row, US researchers reported on Tuesday. The findings are good news, as babies born too early and too small are sicker and more likely to die than babies born after a full 39 weeks of gestation. ‘This marks the first two-year decline in the pre-term birth rate in nearly three decades, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.

(READ the report at Reuters)

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