This news is based on the following article: Mathew S, Mathur D, Chang A, et al. Examining the effects of ambient temperature on pre-term birth in central Australia. Int J Environ Res Public Health 2017; 14: 147. doi: 10.3390/ijerph14040147
This study is of particular interest because it was conducted in central Australia, where global warming is an important public health concern. It shows that exposure to extreme heat increases the risk of preterm birth and calls for further studies in semi-arid and desert zones.