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New Research May Hold Clues About Preterm Births

New information may someday help prevent preterm births, the world's number one killer of young children. More babies and young children die because they were born preterm than from any other cause, according to Dr. Edward McCabe from the March of Dimes. "We’ve gotten some infectious diseases, diarrheal illnesses, malnutrition - those have been going down, so we’re making good gains there. But preterm birth has not been going down in many countries. It’s been increasing,"...

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