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Clue Found to Cognitive Problems in Preemie Boys

Researchers have known that boys born prematurely are at a greater risk for developmental and cognitive problems than girls. A new study in the Journal of Pediatrics finds an intriguing reason why. Premature boys, by age 8, have less white matter -- the material that allows different parts of the brain to communicate with each other. NPR's Michelle Trudeau reports.

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