Study: Late preterm babies not at greater risk for ADHD, learning disabilities

08/26/2013 | DailyRx.com

Slightly premature birth, between 34 and 37 weeks of gestation, was not significantly linked to increased odds of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or learning disabilities, compared with full-term birth, a study in the journal Pediatrics showed. The findings suggest that late preterm children may not need to be closely monitored for signs of learning problems any more than their full-term peers.

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