Scientists Search For Causes Of Preterm Birth And Better Ways To Test For Risk

Scientists are in the early stages of developing new tests that could predict accurately if a woman is at risk of delivering her baby early.

Preterm birth, a leading cause of death in infants, remains stubbornly hard to prevent. Researchers are on the hunt for a better understanding of what causes it and better ways to diagnose risk.

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