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Welcome to the Media Pages for Action Medical Research which have been designed for journalists seeking press releases and general information about the charity. We are Action Medical Research, for children, for life - the leading UK-wide medical research charity dedicated to helping babies and children.

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Latest press release

21 March 2017

New study asks: can different types of milk feed help protect premature babies from life-threatening bowel condition NEC?

Researchers at the University of Oxford and the University of Southampton have the go ahead to begin a study to find out which milk feeds could help protect premature babies from a life-threatening bowel condition called necrotising enterocolitis (NEC).

The year-long study has been made possible with a grant of £26,262 from children’s charity Action Medical Research.

The research will involve analysing data on the feeding patterns and type of milk given to more than 400 premature babies.

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