For over 60 years we’ve been saving and changing lives through medical research and have spent over £100m, funding some amazing breakthroughs. Today in the UK, there are hundreds of thousands of sick and disabled children who need help. We find and fund the best research to help these children.
Just the name itself sounds nasty and necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) is certainly that. It’s a serious bowel disease that typically strikes without warning, mainly affecting premature babies who are already very vulnerable.
The way premature babies are fed in hospitals could be set to change following the results of a research programme – funded by children’s charity Action Medical Research* – which were published online in the journal Pediatrics, 9 April 2012.