People with older-looking brains were born with lower birth weight and genes for smaller brains compared to those with normal aging brains, a new study reports. As both factors present early in life, researchers say "brain age" is likely related to early life influences and not so much on events that occur later in life.
Average IQ was significantly lower for adults who were born with either a very low birth weight or born very prematurely, a new study reports.
A new study sheds light on why children born with very low birth weight often suffer from cognitive problems.
Researchers report motor problems associated with preterm birth could be due to defects in peripheral nerves.
Researchers report the adult IQ of preterm and low birth weight babies can be predicted by the age of two, but for full term babies, IQ can not be predicted until they are six.