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More babies born at 23 weeks are surviving, study shows
Washington Post

Doctors have made substantial progress in saving the earliest premature babies, with fewer illnesses and disabilities among them, according to a report issued Tuesday by an agency of the National Institutes of Health that looked at two decades of developments in the field.

Babies born between 22 and 28 weeks of gestation and who weighed 400 to 1,500 grams (14.1 to 52.9 ounces) have benefited from new practices instituted between 1993 and 2012, the period of the study, said Rosemary Higgins, program scientist for the neonatal research network at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, who was senior author on the paper.

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