A new study could help explain why preterm babies are at higher risk of neurodevelopmental disorders.
Brain connectivity at birth may impact emotional processing and social development later in childhood, especially in children born preterm. Researchers found children born preterm with a weaker uncinate fasciculus, the white-matter tract that connects brain regions associated with emotional processing, were more likely to interpret situations in a negative light.
Using exercise programs that help boost motor skills can help reduce problems with impulse control and aid cognitive development in children born preterm.
According to a new study, pregnant women who take SSRI antidepressants have lower risks of certain pregnancy complications. However, there is an increased risk of neonatal problems associated with mothers who take the medications.
A new study reports children born prematurely show less interest in other people compared to babies born full-term.
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.
It has been well known for a number of years that placing a baby to sleep on their stomachs increases the risk of SIDS. Researchers report a developmental abnormality more prevalent in premature and male babies, may contribute to SIDS risk, in conjunction to the sleep position.
A new study reports pregnant women with PTSD are at increased risk of preterm birth.
Preterm birth was associated with a profound reduction in connectivity between multiple brain regions and with the reconfiguration of the organization of functional brain networks.
A new study reports the brains of baby boys born prematurely are affected differently and more severely than premature females.
Preterm birth has significant and selective effects on functional networks in the frontal lobe, researchers report.