More than two hours of daily screen time was linked to lower IQ and behavioral issues in 6- and 7-year-olds born very prematurely.
Wildfire smoke exposure raises risk for preterm birth
Exposure to wildfire smoke increases a pregnant woman's risk of giving birth three or more weeks early, a new Stanford study found.
Predicting premature birth in low-resource settings
A blood test that predicts if a baby will be born prematurely works well for pregnant women in developing countries, a Stanford-led study found.
Proximity to oil and gas wells linked to prematurity risk
Living near an oil and gas well in California's San Joaquin Valley during pregnancy is linked to increased risk of spontaneous preterm birth, finds Stanford study.
To prevent premature birth, computers ID drug that may help
A widely used antacid may help prevent premature births, new Stanford-UCSF research that used computing to match existing drugs with diseases suggests.
Common brain injury in premature babies may be tied to specific cells
Using a lab model, Stanford researchers identified a type of developing brain cell that is profoundly changed by exposure to low oxygen levels.
Explore a cornucopia of accomplishments in prematurity research
A compilation of stories highlights the work of Stanford prematurity experts, who are advancing how we understand and predict premature birth.
Genetic differences in protein key to pregnancy may help explain preterm birth rates
Genetic diversity in the receptor for a key reproductive hormone may help explain why some populations have higher rates of preterm birth than others.
Blood test for pregnant women predicts premature birth, says Stanford-led research
A Stanford-led research team has developed a simple blood test for pregnant women that shows, with 75-80 percent accuracy, which pregnancies will end in premature birth.