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Babies Born Prematurely More Likely to Have Cerebral Palsy

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

The July 17, 2008 New England Journal of Medicine reported that for children born at term (40 weeks) the risk of cerebral palsy 0.1 percent compared to 9.1 % for babies born between 23 and 27 weeks.  Those premature babies when grown were also more likely to be unemployed and to be receiving Social Security benefits. 

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