Preterm birth puts baby boys at higher risk of death and disability

Groundbreaking global studies on preterm birth and disability carried out by almost 50 researchers at 35 institutions and launched in association with World Prematurity Day finds baby boys are at a higher risk of death and disability due to preterm birth than baby girls. These disabilities range from learning problems and blindness to deafness and motor problems, including cerebral palsy.The six major papers in Pediatric Research, published by Nature, show that boys are 14 percent more likely to be born preterm than girls. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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