Healthy Living

Aug 15, 2014 7:27 AM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

Premature infants with thinking and memory problems catch up by adolescence

A new study suggests many premature infants with thinking and memory problems catch up to their peers by adolescence.

About half of babies born before 36 weeks have learning difficulties and often struggle in school, but researchers found those who had the best nutrition early in life, as well as intellectual stimulation in the home made the best progress.

Critics say the findings may be skewed because only the healthiest preemies were studied.

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