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Steroids used in premature deliveries may lead to behavioral problems

Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013 |
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(NEWSCHANNEL 3) – There is new information about steroid use and premature babies.

Researchers now say the injections given to pregnant women ahead of premature delivery may increase a baby's risk of behavioral problems later on, problems like ADHD.

Doctors often give steroids to mothers before they deliver early to help the baby's lungs develop.

They say the immediate benefits of steroids on a baby's health outweigh possible long-term risks.



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