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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Simple New Test Offers Hope for Predicting Premature Births

Experts suspect that the hormone progesterone plays some part and studies are underway to test whether giving women more of this hormone during pregnancy cuts the risk of a preterm birth.

The latest work by researchers at University College London and King's College London, suggests monitoring progesterone levels in saliva could provide a cheap and convenient early marker for the condition.

link: BBC NEWS | Health | Saliva test for early birth risk


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