Stress may influence preemies' brain development

10/5/2011 | U.S. News & World Report

Exposure to stress in the neonatal intensive care unit may influence the brain development of premature babies, according to a study in the Annals of Neurology. Researchers examined the stress exposure of 44 babies born before 30 weeks' gestation and found a connection between increased stress and decreased frontal and parietal brain width. However, they said that more research is needed.

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