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Spring Conception Ups Risk of Preterm Birth

Babies conceived in the spring may be at increased risk of being born prematurely, a new study suggests. Full story

Study links smoking bans to fewer pre-term births

LONDON (Reuters) - Banning smoking in enclosed public places can lead to lower rates of preterm birth, according to Belgian researchers who say the findings point to health benefits of smoke-free laws even in very early life. Full story

Premature Births Linked to Scarcity of Men

Increasing fathers' support during pregnancy may lower rates of premature babies and babies born too small, new research suggests. Full story

Women born early may face difficult pregnancies

Pregnancy complications are more common among women who were themselves born early, a new study finds. Full story

Decline in teen pregnancies, premature births

   A new report from the CDC finds a "sharp decline" in teen pregnancies, and fewer premature births as well. NBC's Erika Edwards reports.

Price slashed for drug to prevent preemie birth

The price of an expensive drug to prevent early births has been cut by more than half. Full story

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Premature labor drug spikes from $10 to $1,500

Preemie births inch down, but still a big problem

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  Price hike for preemie drug angers doctors

A drug that prevents preterm delivery faces massive cost hike, outraging doctors and patients. NBC's Erika Edwards reports.

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This undated photo, provided by the New York City Police Department on Monday March 4, 2013, shows Julio Acevedo, 44, who police are looking for in connection with the death of an expectant couple that was killed in a car accident in Brooklyn early Sunday morning and their premature baby, who was d