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Pregnant Moms Who Use Mouthwash Not as Likely to Have Preemies, Study Finds

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"Floss, floss, floss!" You've been commanded by dentists for years to heed that advice. Now, it may be time to add "mouthwash, mouthwash, mouthwash!" to your oral health routine.
A new study finds pregnant moms ...
Researchers find women with periodontal disease have more premature babies than moms with healthy gums.

Effects of Premature Birth Felt into Adulthood

Researchers find premmies face health and social problems as they grow. Credit: Getty Images
The effects of being born premature apparently can last well into adulthood.
MSN reports researchers from the University of Rhode Island fo...
Researchers find premmies face health and social problems as they grow.

Woman Told to Abort Pregnancy or Die Chooses Death

Donna Blanks, 32, was warned that her ongoing kidney problems meant that pregnancy was likely to kill her and was told to terminate her baby if she wanted to survive, but she refused. Credit: Caters News /
Opponents of legal abortion...
A Welsh woman fulfills a lifelong dream of becoming a mother -- at the expense of her own life.

Premature Babies Stand Better Chance at Specialized Hospitals, Study Shows

A preemie's chance of survival goes up 62 percent at Level III hospitals. Credit: Damon Dahlen, AOL
If your baby is born prematurely, the odds that he or she will survive increase dramatically if you can get to a specialized hospital. Here's ho...

Rapid Weight Gain in Preemies Helps IQ

Higher weights could translate into higher IQs. Credit: Getty Images
Premature babies who pack on the pounds in their first years of life have higher IQs by the time they reach primary school than those who gain weight more slowly, a new study ...

March of Dimes Gives U.S. a "D" in Premature Births

By 2010, the federal government hopes to reduce premature births to no more than 7.6 percent born before 37 weeks. It looks like they have a lot of work to do to reach their goal. The March of Dimes recently graded each of the 50 states on a repor...

Infections linked to premature births

According to a recent report, infections may be the cause of many premature births. Studies showed the more serious the infection, the more likely the premature birth and the sicker the infant. Studies also reported finding bacteria or (yick!) fungi...

Nancy Grace bringing her babies home

CNN anchor Nancy Grace had much to be thankful for on Thursday, when she was finally allowed to bring her newborn son home from the hospital. John David and his twin sister Lucy Elizabeth were born prematurely on November 4 after Grace suffered a pul...

World's most premature baby home

Tiny Amillia Taylor is finally home from the hospital. The world's most premature surviving baby spent a grueling 4 months in the hospital after being born weighing just 10 ounces. Wow. That's unfathomable. Previously, babies under 14 ounces were tho...


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