Monday, 11 June 2018

Half of premature births could be avoided with simple bacteria test 

Half of premature births could be avoided with simple bacteria test Up to half of premature births could be prevented if women were simply tested for harmful bacteria, scientists say.

Researchers found that a new technique could identify the risk at routine check-ups, helping to ensure swift treatment.

Premature birth is the biggest cause of death for young children worldwide.

Scientists from a charity led by fertility expert Prof Robert Winston found that a new swab test could check if women were carrying potentially harmful bacteria in their reproductive tract. The Telegraph

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