You have heard about the excessive use of air conditioners (AC) being one of the factors influencing global warming and climate change. But did you know, use of air conditioners during peak summers is also one of the causes behind premature deaths?
Around 76.23 percent of the 113 couples surveyed in Mumbai, who conceived through assisted reproductive techniques (ART) had pre-term deliveries. Also, the rate of Caesarean-section deliveries among these couples was 98 percent, showed a pilot study undertaken by National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (NIRRH), a branch of Indian Council of Medical Research.
The World Health Organization estimates 15 million babies are born premature every year — and almost a million of these babies die from complications every year. The survival rate, however, may vary depending on the type of treatment or care provided after birth, according to a new study.
Every year, one out of every nine babies in the US is born premature and can spend weeks in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Now new technology is helping preemies grow faster, and sending them home sooner.