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Study Challenges Delivery as Cerebral Palsy Cause

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Study Challenges Delivery as Cerebral Palsy Cause

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Study Challenges Delivery as Cerebral Palsy Cause

Study Challenges Delivery as Cerebral Palsy Cause

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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.