Common For Newborn Babies to have a Stroke

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Teens who suffered strokes as babies have few side effects.

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Believe it or not, one in 4 thousand newborns suffer a stroke before during or after birth.

But, a stroke in a baby does not have the same lasting impact as those in adults.

Georgetown University researchers studied 12 youth who had a perinatal stroke that damage the left language side of the brain.

Scans showed all 12 teens and young adults now used the right side of their brains for language.

In fact their speech and language processing was normal.

The only signs of damage from perinatal stroke was a slight limp in some patients … and many did have slightly slower neural processing.

 

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