“New Evidence on Main Cause of Cerebral Palsy”

Another blow to the theories that have proved such a fertile source of litigation over the past few decades: “A new study undermines the long-held belief among obstetricians that oxygen deprivation, or hypoxia, is the main cause of cerebral palsy in premature infants. The study, published in the October issue of The American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, found that the brain injury that leads to cerebral palsy was much more commonly associated with infection than with hypoxia.” (Nicholas Bakalar, New York Times, Nov. 2). Virginia Postrel comments (more on stored Google search page — note the nature of most of the advertising).

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