Babies born below the 25th percentile for birth weight are at higher risk for developmental concerns than children born between the 25-75 percentiles, with the smallest babies carrying the most risk.
A child's weight at birth could determine their risk of being diagnosed with a mental health disorder later in life. Researchers found for every kilogram below average birth weight, the more likely a child was to experience mental health problems through childhood and adolescence.
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.