Expectant mothers who run a risk of delivering babies much before the full term are administered steroids. Now, a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Adelaide , has found that subjecting expectant mothers to repeated doses of steroids benefits their babies by reducing potential breathing difficulties during delivery. Researchers studied 980 women and their 1100 babies from the Adelaide Women's and Children's Hospital. Research leader Professor Caroline Crowther said that while the benefit of a single steroid dose is established, the study sought to gauge the effectiveness of several doses of steroids. She said 'The results show that for babies who are exposed to the repeat steroids they had less lung disease when they were born. So they had less respiratory distress syndrome which is one of those complications of being born early.' << DIA-B: Barking up the Right Vine Parents, More Cautious On Food Allergies >> Recommended Reading Anabolic Steroids Anabolic steroids can produce power- packed, adrenaline – pumping performances but they also reflect a saga of condemnation and shame. READ MORE Are Steroids Bad For You? Steroids are miracle drugs but have to be used with caution. Some steroids are illegal to use, without prescription. Most steroids have severe side effects hence, these must be taken under strict medical supervision. READ MORE Cannabis Cannabis has a long history of medicinal, recreational, and industrial use and comes from a bushy plant with thick sticky flowers called Cannabis Sativa READ MORE Drug Abuse The use of Drugs for reasons other than its prescribed recommendation, is known as Drug abuse or substance abuse. Drug abuse or substance abuse is initiated by various biological and social factors. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Drug Interaction Checker Drug Side Effects Calculator Noscaphene (Noscapine) More News on: CannabisDrug AbuseAnabolic SteroidsAre Steroids Bad For You?