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New e-learning resource: Preterm birth information for education professionals

Professor Samantha Johnson and the PRISM (Premature Infants’ Skills in Mathematics) Study team developed a new e-learning resource for teachers to help explain the impact being born preterm can have on a child’s development and learning, as well as practical ways teachers can support them at school. The e-learning resource is now free to schools and teachers throughout the world at www.pretermbirth.info In previous studies, the researchers had found out that education professionals lack…
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New book “A tiny little one” by Kevyt for parents of preterm children, families, friends, and relatives

The Finnish Association for Preemie Families, Kevyt, has published a book called Kevyt Pienokainen (A tiny little one). The book is meant for parents of preterm children, families, friends and relatives. It is also targeted for health care and education professionals, students, and researchers. The aim of the book is to give peer support and research-based information, as well as help to the professionals to understand the point of view of families. The book contains over 30 articles written by…
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EFCNI supports study by c4c research collaboration on paracetamol in preterm babies

Since last year, EFCNI has been involved as a third party representing the voice of patients and parents in the new conect4children (c4c) consortium, a research collaboration to build a European paediatric clinical trial network that aims to facilitate the development of new drugs and other therapies for the entire paediatric population. c4c now announced that it selected its first portfolio of pan-European paediatric studies aimed at advancing the understanding of high priority medicines commonly used in babies, children, and young people in Europe.…
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Lung function in children born extremely preterm

Some babies born too early show signs and symptoms later in life that may be long-term consequences of preterm birth. To look at this in more detail, follow-up studies are of great importance. Their results provide a scientific basis for follow-up and continuing care. A study from Sweden recently analysed lung function in 6½-year-old children born at less than 27 weeks. These extremely preterm born children had suffered from immature lungs after birth, and almost all of them had developed…
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