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Study Challenges Delivery as Cerebral Palsy Cause

A new study challenges the common belief that cerebral palsy is caused by brain injuries to newborns during delivery. Instead, researchers found most neurological damage comes from problems much earlier in pregnancy. NPR's Jon Hamilton reports.

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Jon Hamilton is a correspondent for NPR's Science Desk. Currently he focuses on neuroscience and health risks.

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