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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 »

Waiting to Get Pregnant? Know the Risks

Today, more first-time moms are in their 30s and 40s, compared with the average age decades ago. But with later pregnancies come extra risks. Once you reach your mid-30s, the odds of premature birth, low birth weight, miscarriage, and birth defects rise. Older moms are also more likely to have pregnancy complications such as diabetes… Read More »