A new study reports pregnant women with PTSD are at increased risk of preterm birth.
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.
A new study reports preterm babies could be at increased risk of psychological and neurological problems due to weakened connections in certain brain networks linked to emotion, attention and communication.
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 Sirt1 can help glial cells to regenerate from progenitor cells in preterm babies with hypoxia related injuries.
A new study reports children born prematurely show less interest in other people compared to babies born full-term.
Preterm birth has significant and selective effects on functional networks in the frontal lobe, researchers report.
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Stress and depression during pregnancy can affect the fetus' sex and increase the risk of preterm birth. Mothers who experienced physical and psychological stress during pregnancy were less likely to have a baby boy. During pregnancy, the fetuses of stressed mothers had reduced heart rate movement coupling, indicating slower central nervous system development.
A new study could help explain why preterm babies are at higher risk of neurodevelopmental disorders.
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.
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.