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Hormone end to premature births

Los Angeles, Feb. 7 (Reuters): A dramatic increase in the number of premature babies might be brought under control if high-risk pregnant women received injections of a readily available hormone, according to new research.

Injections of a synthetic form of the naturally occurring hormone progesterone were shown to prevent more than a third of pre-term births in women with a history of giving birth early, according to a study presented in San Francisco yesterday.

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