According to a study recently published in the Annals of Neurology, serious head injuries may lead to premature brain aging and might contribute to dementia and other serious maladies. By continuing this research and improving upon brain age prediction models, it may become more possible for North Carolina residents and their doctors to detect, prevent and treat a wide range of degenerative diseases.
North Carolina expectant mothers may be interested to know exactly what a placental abruption is. A placenta abruption occurs when the placenta separates from the wall of the uterus before the baby is delivered. This can be dangerous because the placenta is what provides nourishment to the child before it is born. There are several risk factors that can contribute to a placental abruption.
Expectant mothers in North Carolina may be rethinking inducing their labor after a study showed links between the practice and later causes of autism in children. Also referenced in the study was the fact that stress to a fetus, such as a birth injury, made the chances of a child developing autism much higher than normal. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated that about 23 percent of all U.S. births were induced.