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Both preterm and post-term birth increases risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder

The causes of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are complex and remain unclear. A recent study, involving more than 3.5 million children, now shows that the risk of ASD may slightly increase for each week a baby is born before or after 40 weeks of gestation. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder, affecting 1% to 2% of children worldwide. Children with this disease cannot initialize or take part in social communication and have repetitive behaviours. The reasons may be…
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British Association of Perinatal Medicine’s (BAPM) webinar on prioritising family-integrated Care

Why is it relevant to consider families as primary caregivers of their baby? What are the effects of mother-infant separations and what are the four C’s of closeness? Among others, those were the questions addressed by the webinar of the British Association for Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) – a partner of the FiCare research group.  A set of excellent international speakers gave presentations all under the heading of “Getting to Zero Separation: Prioritising Family Integrated Care for our new normal” and…
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World Prematurity Day 2019: Global claim out now

On 17 November, we will once more unite for World Prematurity Day. For the third time, the global community will celebrate jointly along with the common motto: Born too Soon: Providing the right care, at the right time, in the right place. We warmly invite you to share this year’s global claim and join this worldwide campaign.  This year, we will highlight the importance to ensure high-quality care for every baby, to provide nurturing care for the best start in…
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Preventing preterm births in Romania: new project by Asociatia Prematurilor

Asociatia Prematurilor, one of our collaboration partners in Romania, started a new project called ‘Caravan for pregnant women and mothers at risk’. The objective is to prevent preterm births in the country by providing preventive medical check-ups for pregnant women from disadvantaged areas in Romania. The initiative aims to evaluate and monitor pregnant women in ten disadvantaged localities in Romania, with a high infant mortality. Therefore, a mobile caravan accompanied by two doctors,…
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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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