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“Small for Gestational Age” lowers cognitive performance from infancy to adulthood

Cognitive performance in childhood can be negatively impacted if an infant was Small for Gestational Age (SGA, birthweight <10% for gestation). As existing research did not show coinciding results on whether lower IQ scores continue to be present in adulthood, Eves et al. conducted an observational study to assess differences in IQ scores between SGA adults and Appropriate for Gestational Age (AGA) adults. The study compared the impact of low familial socioeconomic status and quality…
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Low Birth Weight may be Linked to Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a degenerative disease of the eyes and is one of the most common causes for visual impairment in industrialised countries. In the past multiple studies have linked visual degeneration to low birth weight.     Fetal development is suspected to play a role in the development of age-related macular degeneration, but the link between low birth weight and AMD has not been well studied yet. To further investigate this link,…
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Extreme heat may increase the risk of premature birth

Exposure to extreme heat waves during the last week of gestation might cause premature birth defined as birth before 37 weeks of gestation. A cohort study in California with 1,967,300 mothers showed consistent results with higher numbers of preterm birth in women who experienced an extreme heat episode in the week prior to labor. The publication „Extreme heat episodes and risk of preterm birth in California, 2005-2013“ describes a large population-based cohort study, in…
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New study HAPP-e is looking for participants from all over the world

Studying the health of adults born preterm is the aim of the EU-funded study HAPP-e, which has been recently launched. Focus point of HAPP-e is an electronic cohort. Researchers will follow a group of adults born preterm over a longer period of time and study the participant’s health and life conditions.  Both recruitment and follow-up of will entirely be performed using digital tools, such as a web-platform. This makes the study…
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Series of RECAP cohorts – part 5: The Bavarian Longitudinal Study (BLS)/Bayerische Entwicklungsstudie (BEST)

Following our series about cohorts of the EU-funded project ‘Research on European Children and Adults born Preterm’ (RECAP preterm), we are delighted to give you an insight into The Bavarian Longitudinal Study (BLS)/Bayerische Entwicklungsstudie (BEST). It is led by Professor Dieter Wolke (University of Warwick, UK) and Professor Peter Bartmann (University Hospital Bonn, Germany). The BLS started off as a geographic whole population study of infants, who were born between January 1985 and March 1986 and admitted to neonatal special care…
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Preterm babies are less likely to form romantic relationships in adulthood

Adults who were born preterm (under 37 weeks gestation) are less likely to have a romantic relationship, a sexual partner and experience parenthood than those born full term. The meta-analysis by researchers at the University of Warwick with data from up to 4.4 million adult participants showed that those born preterm are 28% less likely to ever be in a romantic relationship. A study of up to 4.4m adult participants has shown that those who were born preterm (under 37…
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Series of RECAP cohorts – part 2: the cohorts of the EPICure Studies in the United Kingdom and Ireland

In our new series about cohorts of the EU-funded project „Research on European Children and Adults born Preterm“ (RECAP preterm), we recently reported about the ESTONIA I & II cohorts. We are happy to present you a second example, the cohorts of the EPICure studies in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Find out more in this article by the current team of lead researchers, Professor Neil Marlow, Professor Elizabeth Draper, and Dr Samantha Johnson. “EPICure” is a series of studies…
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