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21 July 2011

Preemies catch up in teen years

By the age of 16, children born very prematurely are able to catch up to kids born at full term in their ability to identify the names of things, according to a new study.

By the age of 16, children born very prematurely are able to catch up to kids born at full term in their ability to identify the names of things, according to a new study.

The Canadian and US researchers compared more than 300 children born early and weighing less than 1.5 kg to 41 children who were born after a full-length pregnancy of 37 weeks.

 
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