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WHO: Air pollution causing seven million premature deaths a year
The World Health Organization strengthened its air quality guidelines on Wednesday, saying air pollution was now one of the biggest environmental threats to human health, causing seven million premature deaths a year.
Risk of retinal disease halved in premature infants through supplements
A Swedish study led by the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, shows that risk for a severe form of retinopathy of prematurity, which can cause blindness in extremely premature babies, was halved when the newborns were given a new supplement combining various fatty acids.
Scottish premature baby who fought off COVID now 'thriving'
The parents of one of the pandemic's youngest COVID survivors have said that six months on she is "thriving".
Babies born at 22 weeks 'can now survive'
Improving survival rates for extremely premature babies mean it is now possible to save the lives of babies born at 22 weeks, guidance said.
Increased AC use boosts pollution, causes premature deaths: Study
You have heard about the excessive use of air conditioners (AC) being one of the factors influencing global warming and climate change. But did you know, use of air conditioners during peak summers is also one of the causes behind premature deaths?
Nutrient supplement 'boosts growth of breastfed premature babies'
A supplement given to breastfed premature babies after they leave hospital can prevent weight loss at a crucial time in their development, a small study suggested.
Flu shots tied to lower risk of premature death with heart failure
People with heart failure who get flu shots may be less likely to die prematurely than their counterparts who don’t get vaccinated, a Danish study suggests.
Most nations falling short of UN targets  to cut premature deaths from chronic diseases
People in the UK, US and China have a higher risk of dying early from conditions like cancer, heart disease and stroke than people in Italy, France, South Korea and Australia.
More premature births, C-sections in assisted reproductive techniques cases
Around 76.23 percent of the 113 couples surveyed in Mumbai, who conceived through assisted reproductive techniques (ART) had pre-term deliveries. Also, the rate of Caesarean-section deliveries among these couples was 98 percent, showed a pilot study undertaken by National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (NIRRH), a branch of Indian Council of Medical Research.
Premature infants at greater risk of SIDS
A new study from Rutgers University researchers has found that premature infants are still at a greater risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
Premature deliveries double due to late marriages: Survey
South Korean premature birthrate has nearly doubled in the past 16 years, a survey showed, with a growing number of women getting married late and experiencing difficulties having babies.
Camera system could replace sensors to monitor premature infants
New cameras capable of medically monitoring premature babies in incubators have been developed as part of the Swiss research program Nano-Tera.
HDL levels, premature death interlinked
Foods such as salmon, mackerel and sardines along with fruit and beans are commonly touted for helping reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack by boosting levels of 'good cholesterol' in our blood.
Hospital blaze leaves 12 premature babies dead in Iraqi capital
A fire has ripped through a hospital in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad, killing 12 premature babies, local officials say.
Depression of either parent linked to premature birth
Depression in both expectant mothers and fathers increases the risk of premature birth, found a new study.

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