Omega-3 supplements could reduce the number of premature births

South Australia has launched a world-first programme to reduce premature births by testing omega-3 levels during pregnancy and giving supplements when they are low Health 28 February 2022 By Alice Klein Omega-3 fish oil can be taken as daily supplements R_Szatkowski/Shutterstock Giving omega-3 supplements to pregnant women with low levels of this fatty acid could … Read more

Premature births: Chewing gum while pregnant linked to lower risk in Malawi

Malawi has the highest rate of premature births in the world, but a study suggests a simple intervention with sugar-free chewing gum can reduce the problem Health 3 February 2022 By Clare Wilson Chewing gum Imaginechina Limited / Alamy Stock Photo Chewing sugar-free gum twice a day during pregnancy is linked with a lower rate … Read more

Waiting 60 Seconds Before Cutting The Umbilical Cord Can Save Lives, Study Finds

Waiting just 60 seconds to clamp umbilical cords¬†gives very premature babies a better shot at life, reducing the risk of death and disability in the first two years of childhood by almost one-fifth, new research shows. ¬† The Australian-led study, conducted in 25 hospitals across 7 countries, looked at health outcomes of more than 1,500 … Read more