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NOV 15, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Boys a bit more likely than girls to be born early

Overall, Lawn said about 7 percent of survivors have two of the most burdensome disabilities: neurologic-developmental impairment ranging from learning disabilities to cerebral palsy, and vision loss. Worldwide, 52 percent of them are estimated to have some degree of neurodevelopmental impairment, the report found. [...] the risk of impairment in middle-income countries is double that of wealthy countries like the U.S. Middle-income countries are missing out on a lesson the U.S. learned the hard way several decades ago, that giving these tiny babies too much oxygen can trigger a ... Read More

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