Boys a bit more likely than girls to be born early

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Posted: Friday, November 15, 2013 12:00 am

WASHINGTON (AP) - Boys are slightly more likely to be born premature than girls, and they tend to fare worse, too, says a new report on the health of the world's newborns.

"This is a double whammy for boys," said Dr. Joy Lawn of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, who led the team of researchers. "It's a pattern that happens all over the world."

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