pregnancy http://kmuw.org en Prenatal DHA Lowers Risk Of Pre-Term Birth http://kmuw.org/post/prenatal-dha-lowers-risk-pre-term-birth <p>Newly-published research from the University of Kansas shows prenatal supplements of the omega-3 fatty acid called DHA reduce the risk of severely-premature birth and low birth weight.</p><p>Babies who are born before 34 weeks of gestation are typically very tiny, and are at elevated risk of death or disability.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">A five-year study by University of Kansas researchers Susan Carlson and John Colombo says those outcomes are much less likely when mothers-to-be take </span>DHA<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> supplements.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 12:51:47 +0000 Bryan Thompson 13355 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 2.27.13 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-22713 <p><em>A Kansas Senate committee rejects Brownbacks third-grade reading plan; University of Kansas study shows DEA reduces risk of pre-term birth.</em></p><p><strong>Senate Panel Rejects Kansas Reading Initiative</strong></p><p>A Kansas Senate committee Tuesday rejected Gov. Sam Brownback's proposal to hold back third-graders who fail the state reading test.</p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 11:59:31 +0000 Briana O’Higgins & Kate Clause 13356 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 2.27.13