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18 February 2011

Pre-term births may lead to developmental delays

A new study indicates that "late preiterm" infants face more developmental delays than their full-term peers and those delays may affect their school performance.

Bucking the notion that being born a few weeks early has no discernible impact on babies, a new study indicates that "late pre-term" infants face more developmental delays than their full-term peers and those delays may affect their school performance.

The study is reported in the journal Pediatrics.

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