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Mothers’ Stress May Lead to Preterm Births, Faster Aging in Children

Stress in women either before or during pregnancy can increase the risk of preterm birth and accelerate aging in their offspring. Why do some people age faster than others? One potential answer, a new UCLA-led study indicates, is that a … Continue reading

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Baby’s First Breath Triggers Life-Saving Changes in the Brain

A baby’s first breath triggers a signaling system in the brain stem that helps support early breathing. The findings shed light on how problems with this neuropeptide system can increase the risk of SIDS. There are few moments in life … Continue reading

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Premature Birth Linked to Older ‘Brain Age’ in Adulthood

Neuroimaging study, conducted by King’s College London researchers, reveals accelerated brain aging during adulthood for those born very prematurely. Researchers noted those born preterms tended to have smaller global gray matter volume and some brain structure changes in areas associated … Continue reading

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