Local OB-GYN seeks to improve infant mortality rate - OAOA.com

A doctor’s research at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in Odessa is garnering the worldwide attention of medical organizations that believe it could significantly lower the number of premature births and increase the percentage of babies who live past their first year.

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His work is quite technical, of course, but it may be somewhat simplified to say that the good bacteria, or lactobacilli, may be developed in complex “biofilm” structures that counteract bad bacteria and clear the way for healthy births by curing infections in the vagina and strengthening the immune system.

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