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Keeping premature babies on antibiotics too long may raise superbug infection risks  

Antibiotics given to 80% of premature babies may alter their gut bacteria for DECADES – and leave them more vulnerable to superbugs, study finds Researchers compared premature babies treated with antibiotics for 21 months to preemies treated for a week and untreated full-term babies Heavily-treated infants had less diverse bacteria in their guts and, of what… Read More »

Risk Of Premature Birth Is Reduced With Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Researchers have found a reduction in premature birth risk with an increased intake of omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids intake while pregnant. With approximately 15 million babies born too early annually, premature birth is a major global health concern. Premature birth is the number 1 cause of death for under 5 year old children worldwide,… Read More »

A Prescription For What Costs $117 Billion A Year And 10 Percent Of Premature Deaths In America

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) this month released the first-ever revision to the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans since the document’s first publishing in 2008. In it, the HHS underscored not only the essential role the guidelines play in setting the bar for a more physically active nation, but also the… Read More »