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  • Antidepressants in Pregnancy Tied to Slight Increase in Autism
    (20-Jul-2017)
    But difference in risk is quite small, experts say

  • Good Diet, Exercise While Pregnant Could Cut C-section Risk
    (20-Jul-2017)
    These healthy habits also lower odds for other obstetric complications, study shows

  • Antidepressants in Pregnancy Tied to Slight Increase in Autism
    (20-Jul-2017)
    But difference in risk is quite small, experts say

  • Good Diet, Exercise While Pregnant Could Cut C-section Risk
    (20-Jul-2017)
    These healthy habits also lower odds for other obstetric complications, study shows

  • Good Diet, Exercise While Pregnant Could Cut C-section Risk
    (20-Jul-2017)
    These healthy habits also lower odds for other obstetric complications, study shows

  • Antidepressants in Pregnancy Tied to Slight Increase in Autism
    (20-Jul-2017)
    But difference in risk is quite small, experts say

  • Can Fetal Alcohol Damage Be Undone?
    (19-Jul-2017)
    Two common medications show promise in lab rats, researchers report

  • Can Fetal Alcohol Damage Be Undone?
    (19-Jul-2017)
    Two common medications show promise in lab rats, researchers report

  • Impaired Eyesight May Be First Sign of Zika Damage in Babies
    (17-Jul-2017)
    All infants with prenatal exposure to the virus need a vision exam, researchers say

  • Asthma Control Essential in Pregnancy, Study Suggests
    (14-Jul-2017)
    Kids appear more likely to develop the disorder when moms aren't effectively treated

  • Asthma Control Essential in Pregnancy, Study Suggests
    (14-Jul-2017)
    Kids appear more likely to develop the disorder when moms aren't effectively treated

  • New Diabetes Treatment Teaches Rogue Immune Cells to Behave
    (14-Jul-2017)
    'Stem cell educator' provided at least 4 years' benefit for some people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, study says

  • Health Tip: Getting Toddlers to Try New Foods
    (13-Jul-2017)
    If at first you don't succeed, try again

  • Experimental Vaccines Might Shield Fetus From Zika
    (13-Jul-2017)
    A mouse study shows the vaccines protected unborn baby mice from the virus

  • Experimental Vaccines Might Shield Fetus From Zika
    (13-Jul-2017)
    A mouse study shows the vaccines protected unborn baby mice from the virus

  • Experimental Vaccines Might Shield Fetus From Zika
    (13-Jul-2017)
    A mouse study shows the vaccines protected unborn baby mice from the virus

  • Breast-Feeding May Lower Risk of MS, Study Says
    (12-Jul-2017)
    Benefits reported for women who nursed 15 months or more

  • No Sign That Antidepressants in Pregnancy Harm Kids' Brains: Study
    (12-Jul-2017)
    Large Swedish study found no link between mom's use of the drugs and kid's intellectual disability

  • Does Stress Worsen Chemical Harms in Pregnancy?
    (12-Jul-2017)
    Researchers find greater odds for low birth weight babies

  • No Sign That Antidepressants in Pregnancy Harm Kids' Brains: Study
    (12-Jul-2017)
    Large Swedish study found no link between mom's use of the drugs and kid's intellectual disability

  • Do Moms Who Smoke in Pregnancy Raise Their Odds for a Troubled Teen?
    (11-Jul-2017)
    Study found link between smoking and antisocial, criminal behavior in offspring

  • Malaria Drug Protected Mouse Fetus From Zika: Study
    (11-Jul-2017)
    More research is needed on effects in primates and humans, researcher says

  • Pregnancy Complication Costs U.S. Billions
    (11-Jul-2017)
    Preeclampsia rates have risen steadily since the 1980s

  • Do Moms Who Smoke in Pregnancy Raise Their Odds for a Troubled Teen?
    (11-Jul-2017)
    Study found link between smoking and antisocial, criminal behavior in offspring

  • Malaria Drug Protected Mouse Fetus From Zika: Study
    (11-Jul-2017)
    More research is needed on effects in primates and humans, researcher says

  • Dad-to-Be's Age Can Affect Fertility Treatment Success
    (10-Jul-2017)
    Biggest effects seen for younger women with older men

  • Dad-to-Be's Age Can Affect Fertility Treatment Success
    (10-Jul-2017)
    Biggest effects seen for younger women with older men

  • Sugary Drinks in Pregnancy Tied to Heavier Kids Later
    (10-Jul-2017)
    2 or more sweet drinks a day in second trimester linked to an extra 2 pounds in 8-year-olds

  • Sugary Drinks in Pregnancy Tied to Heavier Kids Later
    (10-Jul-2017)
    2 or more sweet drinks a day in second trimester linked to an extra 2 pounds in 8-year-olds

  • Guys, a Noisy Bedroom May Not Be Good for Your Fertility
    (07-Jul-2017)
    South Korean study found a quieter room was tied to better odds for fatherhood

  • Could a Sweet Tooth in Pregnancy Spur Allergies in Kids?
    (06-Jul-2017)
    As maternal sugar intake rose, so did allergies and asthma in kids by age 7, study found

  • Probiotic Supplements Failed to Prevent Babies' Infections
    (03-Jul-2017)
    Benefits of breast-feeding might have overshadowed any potential protective effects, doctors suggest

  • Widening 'Race Gap' in U.S. Infant Deaths
    (03-Jul-2017)
    After years of progress, there's been a recent rise in deaths for black babies, study finds

  • Teen Birth Rate Drops Again to All-Time Low: CDC
    (30-Jun-2017)
    Preterm deliveries and births to older moms are up, report finds

  • Teen Birth Rate Drops Again to All-Time Low: CDC
    (30-Jun-2017)
    Preterm deliveries and births to older moms are up, report finds

  • Teen Birth Rate Drops Again to All-Time Low: CDC
    (30-Jun-2017)
    Preterm deliveries and births to older moms are up, report finds

  • Can an Aspirin a Day Keep a Pregnancy Complication Away?
    (28-Jun-2017)
    Odds of preeclampsia dropped 62 percent for high-risk women who took a daily pill, study finds

  • Can an Aspirin a Day Keep a Pregnancy Complication Away?
    (28-Jun-2017)
    Odds of preeclampsia dropped 62 percent for high-risk women who took a daily pill, study finds

  • Tissue Testing Can Spot Zika at Birth: CDC
    (22-Jun-2017)
    Just 1 in 10 possible cases actually proved positive, report says

  • Breast-Feeding Tied to Lower Heart, Stroke Risk for Mom
    (21-Jun-2017)
    Study finds the longer a woman does it, the lower her risk drops

  • Breast-Feeding Tied to Lower Heart, Stroke Risk for Mom
    (21-Jun-2017)
    Study finds the longer a woman does it, the lower her risk drops

  • Most Mothers Have Been Victims of 'Mommy-Shaming,' Poll Finds
    (19-Jun-2017)
    Criticism of parenting skills usually comes from family members, on topics from discipline to diet

  • Most Mothers Have Been Victims of 'Mommy-Shaming,' Poll Finds
    (19-Jun-2017)
    Criticism of parenting skills usually comes from family members, on topics from discipline to diet

  • Medical Costs Soar for U.S. Babies Born Addicted to Opioids
    (15-Jun-2017)
    Yearly price tag for their care now tops $300 million, researchers report

  • Higher Pregnancy Weight Tied to Raised Odds for Birth Defects
    (15-Jun-2017)
    But researchers say absolute risk is low

  • Higher Pregnancy Weight Tied to Raised Odds for Birth Defects
    (15-Jun-2017)
    But researchers say absolute risk is low

  • Higher Pregnancy Weight Tied to Raised Odds for Birth Defects
    (15-Jun-2017)
    But researchers say absolute risk is low

  • Higher Pregnancy Weight Tied to Raised Odds for Birth Defects
    (15-Jun-2017)
    But researchers say absolute risk is low

  • Fever During Pregnancy Tied to Autism in Study
    (14-Jun-2017)
    But absolute risk is low, researcher says

  • Fever During Pregnancy Tied to Autism in Study
    (14-Jun-2017)
    But absolute risk is low, researcher says

  • Fever During Pregnancy Tied to Autism in Study
    (14-Jun-2017)
    But absolute risk is low, researcher says

  • Opioids Over-Prescribed After C-Sections: Studies
    (09-Jun-2017)
    Pills women don't use may end up in the wrong hands, researchers suggest

  • 1 in 20 Pregnant Women Infected With Zika Have Babies With Birth Defects: CDC
    (09-Jun-2017)
    Report from U.S. territories finds 120 newborns suffered range of devastating developmental problems

  • Heart Risks to Fetus From Bipolar Drug May Be Lower Than Thought
    (08-Jun-2017)
    Pregnant women taking lithium should discuss any concerns with doctor, researchers say

  • Babies' Fascination With Faces May Start in the Womb
    (08-Jun-2017)
    Ultrasound study detects this preference in 34th week of pregnancy, researchers say

  • Heart Risks to Fetus From Bipolar Drug May Be Lower Than Thought
    (08-Jun-2017)
    Pregnant women taking lithium should discuss any concerns with doctor, researchers say

  • Heart Risks to Fetus From Bipolar Drug May Be Lower Than Thought
    (08-Jun-2017)
    Pregnant women taking lithium should discuss any concerns with doctor, researchers say

  • Antidepressants During Pregnancy Safe for Baby: Study
    (07-Jun-2017)
    It finds newborns aren't more likely to be irritable, hard to feed or sleepless

  • Antidepressants During Pregnancy Safe for Baby: Study
    (07-Jun-2017)
    It finds newborns aren't more likely to be irritable, hard to feed or sleepless

  • Antidepressants During Pregnancy Safe for Baby: Study
    (07-Jun-2017)
    It finds newborns aren't more likely to be irritable, hard to feed or sleepless

  • Just 10 Cigarettes During Pregnancy Can Harm Kids
    (06-Jun-2017)
    Teens whose mothers smoked may have issues with thinking skills, study shows

  • Just 10 Cigarettes During Pregnancy Can Harm Kids
    (06-Jun-2017)
    Teens whose mothers smoked may have issues with thinking skills, study shows

  • Pregnancy Weight Gain: Too Much or Too Little Is Unhealthy
    (06-Jun-2017)
    Try to get to a healthy weight before conception, experts advise

  • Just 10 Cigarettes During Pregnancy Can Harm Kids
    (06-Jun-2017)
    Teens whose mothers smoked may have issues with thinking skills, study shows

  • Pregnancy Weight Gain: Too Much or Too Little Is Unhealthy
    (06-Jun-2017)
    Try to get to a healthy weight before conception, experts advise

  • Breast-Feeding May Reduce Pain From C-Section
    (05-Jun-2017)
    Study authors say finding provides another good reason to encourage women to nurse

  • Can Sharing Your Bedroom With Baby Come With Risks?
    (05-Jun-2017)
    Despite latest guidelines, odds of poorer sleep and SIDS are higher, study finds

  • Pregnancy Doesn't Raise Odds for Breast Cancer's Return
    (05-Jun-2017)
    Research involving more than 1,200 survivors shows childbearing has no effect on recurrence

  • Breast-Feeding May Reduce Pain From C-Section
    (05-Jun-2017)
    Study authors say finding provides another good reason to encourage women to nurse

  • Health Tip: Bleeding Gums During Pregnancy?
    (02-Jun-2017)
    What you can do

  • U.S. Teen Births Hit Historic Low: CDC
    (30-May-2017)
    Data from 2014 also shows that more older women are having children, study finds

  • U.S. Teen Births Hit Historic Low: CDC
    (30-May-2017)
    Data from 2014 also shows that more older women are having children, study finds

  • U.S. Teen Births Hit Historic Low: CDC
    (30-May-2017)
    Data from 2014 also shows that more older women are having children, study finds

  • Hospital 'Baby Boxes' May Help Prevent SIDS in Newborns
    (26-May-2017)
    The innovative take-home gift helped curb the dangerous practice of bed-sharing, study found

  • U.S. Moms-to-Be Often Victims of Assault
    (25-May-2017)
    Researchers recommended routine prenatal screening for violence and trauma

  • Stroke Risk Can Rise With Pregnancy-Linked High Blood Pressure
    (25-May-2017)
    Infections, clotting disorders, history of high blood pressure puts women with preeclampsia in jeopardy, study says

  • U.S. Moms-to-Be Often Victims of Assault
    (25-May-2017)
    Researchers recommended routine prenatal screening for violence and trauma

  • Stroke Risk Can Rise With Pregnancy-Linked High Blood Pressure
    (25-May-2017)
    Infections, clotting disorders, history of high blood pressure puts women with preeclampsia in jeopardy, study says

  • Haywire Immune Cells May Help Cause Baldness
    (25-May-2017)
    Cells that fight inflammation also play role in hair growth, mice study finds

  • Zika Arrived in Florida at Least Four Different Ways
    (24-May-2017)
    Virus strains came from the Caribbean and Latin America, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Storing Breast Milk Safely
    (22-May-2017)
    How, where and when to store it

  • Increasing Numbers of Pregnant Women Also Have Heart Disease
    (22-May-2017)
    Multiple specialists may be needed to care for these expectant moms, researcher says

  • Sleep Apnea May Boost Pregnancy Complications
    (22-May-2017)
    Longer hospital stays, more hysterectomies tied to the sleep disorder, study says

  • Increasing Numbers of Pregnant Women Also Have Heart Disease
    (22-May-2017)
    Multiple specialists may be needed to care for these expectant moms, researcher says

  • Sleep Apnea May Boost Pregnancy Complications
    (22-May-2017)
    Longer hospital stays, more hysterectomies tied to the sleep disorder, study says

  • Poverty Could Make Lupus Even Worse
    (19-May-2017)
    Second study saw pregnancy complications higher among non-whites

  • Poverty Could Make Lupus Even Worse
    (19-May-2017)
    Second study saw pregnancy complications higher among non-whites

  • Century-Old Technique May Help Infertile Couples Conceive Without IVF
    (18-May-2017)
    In study, flushing fallopian tubes with an oil allowed 40 percent of couples to achieve pregnancy

  • Some Lead Poisoning Tests May Be Faulty
    (17-May-2017)
    But the majority of tests are unaffected, U.S. officials say

  • Some Lead Poisoning Tests May Be Faulty
    (17-May-2017)
    But the majority of tests are unaffected, U.S. officials say

  • Odds for C-Section May Depend on Hospital
    (16-May-2017)
    Consumer Reports finds rates vary from 7 to 64 percent across U.S.

  • Health Tip: Getting an X-Ray During Pregnancy
    (16-May-2017)
    Here's what you can do

  • Odds for C-Section May Depend on Hospital
    (16-May-2017)
    Consumer Reports finds rates vary from 7 to 64 percent across U.S.

  • As Temps Rise, Risk of Pregnancy Complication May Too
    (15-May-2017)
    Extreme cold seems to reduce the chances; heat raises the odds, study suggests

  • As Temps Rise, Risk of Pregnancy Complication May Too
    (15-May-2017)
    Extreme cold seems to reduce the chances; heat raises the odds, study suggests

  • Zika Risk May Be Lower Than Thought for Some Pregnant Women
    (09-May-2017)
    U.S. study found only 1 of 185 who traveled to active areas tested positive, and baby wasn't infected

  • Another Reason to Breast-Feed: It's Good for Baby's Belly
    (08-May-2017)
    30 percent of beneficial bacteria in infants' intestinal tract comes from breast milk, study finds

  • Another Reason to Breast-Feed: It's Good for Baby's Belly
    (08-May-2017)
    30 percent of beneficial bacteria in infants' intestinal tract comes from breast milk, study finds

  • Reading to Babies Translates Into More Literate Preschoolers
    (04-May-2017)
    Study found moms who read to their infants had children with better vocabulary, reading skills

  • Mom's Money Worries May Mean Smaller Baby
    (03-May-2017)
    Researchers suggest doctors look for ways to help poorer women during pregnancy

  • Babies Born Addicted to Opioids Often Struggle With Learning
    (03-May-2017)
    They're more likely to have disabilities and developmental delays, researchers say

  • Mom's Money Worries May Mean Smaller Baby
    (03-May-2017)
    Researchers suggest doctors look for ways to help poorer women during pregnancy

  • Babies Born Addicted to Opioids Often Struggle With Learning
    (03-May-2017)
    They're more likely to have disabilities and developmental delays, researchers say

  • Mom's Money Worries May Mean Smaller Baby
    (03-May-2017)
    Researchers suggest doctors look for ways to help poorer women during pregnancy

  • Babies Born Addicted to Opioids Often Struggle With Learning
    (03-May-2017)
    They're more likely to have disabilities and developmental delays, researchers say

  • Some Antibiotics Linked to Miscarriage Risk
    (01-May-2017)
    Study finds certain meds seem safer than others, but overall danger is low, researchers say

  • Some Antibiotics Linked to Miscarriage Risk
    (01-May-2017)
    Study finds certain meds seem safer than others, but overall danger is low, researchers say

  • Some Antibiotics Linked to Miscarriage Risk
    (01-May-2017)
    Study finds certain meds seem safer than others, but overall danger is low, researchers say

  • Happy Mom Means Less Colicky Baby
    (28-Apr-2017)
    Mothers' support system also seems to have protective effect, study suggests

  • Repeat Teen Births Still a Problem in United States: CDC
    (27-Apr-2017)
    Too few teens use the most effective birth control after having a first baby

  • Could Smoking in Pregnancy Affect a Grandkid's Autism Risk?
    (27-Apr-2017)
    Study shows a generations-long link, but research can't prove cause-and-effect

  • Repeat Teen Births Still a Problem in United States: CDC
    (27-Apr-2017)
    Too few teens use the most effective birth control after having a first baby

  • Could Smoking in Pregnancy Affect a Grandkid's Autism Risk?
    (27-Apr-2017)
    Study shows a generations-long link, but research can't prove cause-and-effect

  • Repeat Teen Births Still a Problem in United States: CDC
    (27-Apr-2017)
    Too few teens use the most effective birth control after having a first baby

  • Routine Tests Urged for Pregnancy Complication Preeclampsia
    (25-Apr-2017)
    Expert panel recommends blood-pressure check at every prenatal visit

  • Health Tip: Pregnant Women Need Omega-3 Fats
    (21-Apr-2017)
    Fish low in mercury are safest

  • Home Birth Safe for Some, But Not All, Women
    (21-Apr-2017)
    Certain factors make home delivery too chancy, pregnancy experts say

  • Home Birth Safe for Some, But Not All, Women
    (21-Apr-2017)
    Certain factors make home delivery too chancy, pregnancy experts say

  • Moms-to-Be Are Heeding Store Warnings About Alcohol
    (21-Apr-2017)
    Drinking down 11 percent in states where liquor retailers must post signs, study finds

  • Zika Can Harm Babies' Vision, Too
    (18-Apr-2017)
    Study of 43 South American infants found damage to retinas and optic nerves

  • Studies Question Link Between Mom's Antidepressant Use, Autism in Kids
    (18-Apr-2017)
    After accounting for other factors that raise chances of the disorder, the increased risk disappeared

  • Zika Can Harm Babies' Vision, Too
    (18-Apr-2017)
    Study of 43 South American infants found damage to retinas and optic nerves

  • Studies Question Link Between Mom's Antidepressant Use, Autism in Kids
    (18-Apr-2017)
    After accounting for other factors that raise chances of the disorder, the increased risk disappeared

  • Pot Smoking Common Among Pregnant Teens: Survey
    (17-Apr-2017)
    Doctors voice concerns about harms to developing fetus

  • Epilepsy: Another Potential Zika Threat to Babies
    (17-Apr-2017)
    CDC team says up to half of infants exposed to the virus develop seizures

  • Pot Smoking Common Among Pregnant Teens: Survey
    (17-Apr-2017)
    Doctors voice concerns about harms to developing fetus

  • Shooting Ranges Pose Hidden Risks: Study
    (14-Apr-2017)
    Exposure to lead residue from firing guns can bring health harms, researchers say

  • Breast-Feeding Success Hinges on Support for Mom, Baby
    (11-Apr-2017)
    Limiting visitors early on and relying on the help of a lactation expert can get mothers off to a good start

  • Breast-Feeding Success Hinges on Support for Mom, Baby
    (11-Apr-2017)
    Limiting visitors early on and relying on the help of a lactation expert can get mothers off to a good start

  • Can Stem Cell 'Patch' Help Heart Failure?
    (05-Apr-2017)
    Small improvement seen over one year in early study

  • Scientists Probe Zika's Path to the Fetus
    (04-Apr-2017)
    Virus uses a cellular mechanism to cross into the placenta, upping the danger of birth defects

  • Birth Defects Strike 1 in 10 U.S. Pregnancies Affected by Zika
    (04-Apr-2017)
    CDC report also says too few babies are tested for the virus

  • Far Fewer Kids Are Dying Worldwide, but Gains Are Uneven
    (03-Apr-2017)
    While study found great progress, problems persist in South Asia and parts of Africa

  • Obesity in Early Pregnancy May Raise Child's Risk of Epilepsy
    (03-Apr-2017)
    The heavier the mom, the greater the odds of the seizure disorder, study suggests

  • Vaccinating Pregnant Moms Protects Babies From Whooping Cough
    (03-Apr-2017)
    Benefit is dramatic for newborns who are too young to be vaccinated, researchers say

  • Obesity in Early Pregnancy May Raise Child's Risk of Epilepsy
    (03-Apr-2017)
    The heavier the mom, the greater the odds of the seizure disorder, study suggests

  • Obesity in Early Pregnancy May Raise Child's Risk of Epilepsy
    (03-Apr-2017)
    The heavier the mom, the greater the odds of the seizure disorder, study suggests

  • Health Risks Grow as Young People Born With HIV Age
    (31-Mar-2017)
    About 10,000 Americans were infected at birth, and many are now young adults with medical issues, study finds

  • Cases of Zika-Linked Birth Defects Dropped in Brazil in 2016
    (29-Mar-2017)
    The South American country was the epicenter of the mosquito-borne disease a year earlier

  • Got the HPV Vaccine Before You Knew You Were Pregnant? Don't Worry
    (29-Mar-2017)
    Accidental exposure after conception isn't linked to risks for baby, researchers say

  • Cases of Zika-Linked Birth Defects Dropped in Brazil in 2016
    (29-Mar-2017)
    The South American country was the epicenter of the mosquito-borne disease a year earlier

  • Got the HPV Vaccine Before You Knew You Were Pregnant? Don't Worry
    (29-Mar-2017)
    Accidental exposure after conception isn't linked to risks for baby, researchers say

  • Study: Plenty of IV Fluids May Make Childbirth Safer, Easier
    (28-Mar-2017)
    Review found it lowered risk of cesarean delivery, shortened labor

  • Study: Plenty of IV Fluids May Make Childbirth Safer, Easier
    (28-Mar-2017)
    Review found it lowered risk of cesarean delivery, shortened labor

  • Breast-Feeding May Not Lead to Smarter Preschoolers
    (27-Mar-2017)
    But study suggests that children who were nursed may be less hyperactive at age 3

  • Older Mothers May Raise Better-Behaved Kids, Study Suggests
    (23-Mar-2017)
    Tendency of moms to mellow with age may play role in children having fewer social, emotional problems

  • Young Cancer Survivors Can Face Higher Risk of Pregnancy Complications
    (23-Mar-2017)
    Findings emphasize the importance of counseling these women, before and during pregnancy

  • No Evidence Fish Oil in Pregnancy Makes for Brainier Kids
    (21-Mar-2017)
    No intellectual benefits seen at age 7, researchers say

  • Common Cold Can Be Dangerous After Bone Marrow Transplant
    (21-Mar-2017)
    Rhinovirus far more worrisome in those with weakened immune systems, researchers say

  • U.S. Sees Big Drop in Number of Babies Born With HIV
    (20-Mar-2017)
    Case numbers fell steeply between 2002 and 2013, but even more could be done, experts say

  • Eating for Two Often Doesn't Translate Into a Healthier Diet
    (17-Mar-2017)
    Many pregnant women don't meet national nutritional guidelines, U.S. study finds

  • Eating for Two Often Doesn't Translate Into a Healthier Diet
    (17-Mar-2017)
    Many pregnant women don't meet national nutritional guidelines, U.S. study finds

  • Eating for Two Often Doesn't Translate Into a Healthier Diet
    (17-Mar-2017)
    Many pregnant women don't meet national nutritional guidelines, U.S. study finds

  • Many U.S. Women Have No Access to Fertility Clinics: Study
    (15-Mar-2017)
    Among those of childbearing age, 29 percent had no clinic, while another 11 percent had only one

  • Stem Cells Hold Promise, Peril in Treating Seniors' Eye Disease
    (15-Mar-2017)
    One report warns of 3 women blinded by macular degeneration treatment in 'trial,' another details success story

  • Tests to Spot 'Preemie' Birth Risk Ineffective in First Pregnancies
    (14-Mar-2017)
    Finding suggests other screens are needed for this group of women, researcher says

  • Can Supplements Ward Off the 'Baby Blues'?
    (13-Mar-2017)
    Researchers look to nutrients to offset temporary brain-chemical changes in new mothers

  • Can Supplements Ward Off the 'Baby Blues'?
    (13-Mar-2017)
    Researchers look to nutrients to offset temporary brain-chemical changes in new mothers

  • Most Women Stop Drinking After Positive Pregnancy Test, Study Finds
    (09-Mar-2017)
    Researchers 'pleasantly surprised' by fact that most quickly made the healthy choice

  • More Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Protect Kids From High Blood Pressure
    (08-Mar-2017)
    If mothers have heart disease risk factors, nutrient benefits children, study suggests

  • More Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Protect Kids From High Blood Pressure
    (08-Mar-2017)
    If mothers have heart disease risk factors, nutrient benefits children, study suggests

  • More Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Protect Kids From High Blood Pressure
    (08-Mar-2017)
    If mothers have heart disease risk factors, nutrient benefits children, study suggests

  • Obesity in Pregnancy Tied to Cerebral Palsy Risk in Kids
    (07-Mar-2017)
    But study authors stress that a cause-and-effect link wasn't proven

  • Obesity in Pregnancy Tied to Cerebral Palsy Risk in Kids
    (07-Mar-2017)
    But study authors stress that a cause-and-effect link wasn't proven

  • Can Mom's Vitamin E Head Off Child's Asthma Risk?
    (06-Mar-2017)
    Association only significant with type of nutrient found in highest amounts of safflower, sunflower oils

  • Can Mom's Vitamin E Head Off Child's Asthma Risk?
    (06-Mar-2017)
    Association only significant with type of nutrient found in highest amounts of safflower, sunflower oils

  • Could Common Insecticides Be Tied to Behavior Issues in Kids?
    (02-Mar-2017)
    Study can't prove cause-and-effect, but children exposed in utero to pyrethroids had more problems

  • Risk of Birth Defects 20 Times Higher for Zika Moms: CDC
    (02-Mar-2017)
    Finding highlights importance of preventing infection during pregnancy, researchers say

  • Could Common Insecticides Be Tied to Behavior Issues in Kids?
    (02-Mar-2017)
    Study can't prove cause-and-effect, but children exposed in utero to pyrethroids had more problems

  • Risk of Birth Defects 20 Times Higher for Zika Moms: CDC
    (02-Mar-2017)
    Finding highlights importance of preventing infection during pregnancy, researchers say

  • Researchers Create Artificial Mouse 'Embryo'
    (02-Mar-2017)
    Experiment used two types of gene-modified stem cells to help scientists understand early development

  • Antiviral Flu Drugs Safe in Mid-to-Late Pregnancy: Study
    (01-Mar-2017)
    No higher rates of complications seen in babies when mom took these meds after 22 weeks of pregnancy

  • Antiviral Flu Drugs Safe in Mid-to-Late Pregnancy: Study
    (01-Mar-2017)
    No higher rates of complications seen in babies when mom took these meds after 22 weeks of pregnancy

  • Mildly Low Thyroid Function in Pregnancy Not a Threat: Study
    (01-Mar-2017)
    No difference in brain functioning seen in kids assessed to age 5

  • Antiviral Flu Drugs Safe in Mid-to-Late Pregnancy: Study
    (01-Mar-2017)
    No higher rates of complications seen in babies when mom took these meds after 22 weeks of pregnancy

  • Mildly Low Thyroid Function in Pregnancy Not a Threat: Study
    (01-Mar-2017)
    No difference in brain functioning seen in kids assessed to age 5

  • Kids Mean Less Shuteye for Mom, While Dad Slumbers On
    (27-Feb-2017)
    Study finds big differences in how youngsters affect parents' sleep

  • Little Weight Gain in Pregnancy Tied to Schizophrenia Risk in Kids: Study
    (22-Feb-2017)
    Malnutrition may cut levels of essential nutrients that prevent some mental disorders

  • Little Weight Gain in Pregnancy Tied to Schizophrenia Risk in Kids: Study
    (22-Feb-2017)
    Malnutrition may cut levels of essential nutrients that prevent some mental disorders

  • Little Weight Gain in Pregnancy Tied to Schizophrenia Risk in Kids: Study
    (22-Feb-2017)
    Malnutrition may cut levels of essential nutrients that prevent some mental disorders

  • Scientists Probe Zika's Devastating Effect on Pregnancy
    (21-Feb-2017)
    Mouse study shows how infection crosses placenta to harm the fetus

  • Scientists Probe Zika's Devastating Effect on Pregnancy
    (21-Feb-2017)
    Mouse study shows how infection crosses placenta to harm the fetus

  • Kids Born to Older Moms Score Higher on Thinking Tests
    (20-Feb-2017)
    Children with younger moms once had the advantage, but that trend has reversed, study finds

  • Don't Punish Pregnant Women for Opioid Use, Docs Say
    (20-Feb-2017)
    Better prevention and treatment, not jail time, would stem surge in drug-addicted newborns

  • Don't Punish Pregnant Women for Opioid Use, Docs Say
    (20-Feb-2017)
    Better prevention and treatment, not jail time, would stem surge in drug-addicted newborns

  • Don't Punish Pregnant Women for Opioid Use, Docs Say
    (20-Feb-2017)
    Better prevention and treatment, not jail time, would stem surge in drug-addicted newborns

  • Don't Punish Pregnant Women for Opioid Use, Docs Say
    (20-Feb-2017)
    Better prevention and treatment, not jail time, would stem surge in drug-addicted newborns

  • Stem Cell Transplants May Help Some With Multiple Sclerosis
    (20-Feb-2017)
    Review found younger patients fared better over 5 years, though some deaths reported

  • Lingering Baby Weight? Don't Blame the Pregnancy
    (17-Feb-2017)
    Researchers find weight gain speeds up a year after delivery, suggest motherhood might be the reason why

  • Lingering Baby Weight? Don't Blame the Pregnancy
    (17-Feb-2017)
    Researchers find weight gain speeds up a year after delivery, suggest motherhood might be the reason why

  • Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes Poses Risks for Mom, Baby
    (16-Feb-2017)
    Study confirms numerous hazards, and experts stress the condition must be treated immediately

  • Hey Fellas, Depression Can Strike New Dads, Too
    (16-Feb-2017)
    Men who are stressed or in poor health seem to be at special risk, study shows

  • More 'Extreme Preemies' Are Surviving
    (15-Feb-2017)
    Babies born at 22 and 24 weeks still face tough odds, but neonatal care improvements have been key, doctors say

  • More 'Extreme Preemies' Are Surviving
    (15-Feb-2017)
    Babies born at 22 and 24 weeks still face tough odds, but neonatal care improvements have been key, doctors say

  • Does a Baby's Sex Affect Mom's Immunity During Pregnancy?
    (14-Feb-2017)
    Study may explain why women carrying girls might have worse symptoms of some conditions like asthma

  • Does a Baby's Sex Affect Mom's Immunity During Pregnancy?
    (14-Feb-2017)
    Study may explain why women carrying girls might have worse symptoms of some conditions like asthma

  • The Motherlode of 'Mother Love' Chemicals
    (13-Feb-2017)
    Moms secrete more dopamine when watching their own babies, study finds

  • Daily Aspirin May Help Prevent Some Recurrent Miscarriages
    (09-Feb-2017)
    Approach seemed to help women with high blood levels of a 'marker' for inflammation, study found

  • Daily Aspirin May Help Prevent Some Recurrent Miscarriages
    (09-Feb-2017)
    Approach seemed to help women with high blood levels of a 'marker' for inflammation, study found

  • Certain Bacteria May Affect Preterm Birth Risk
    (03-Feb-2017)
    Bad 'bugs' tied to raised risk of early delivery, while good ones seem to be protective, researchers say

  • Obstetric Complications Tied to Slightly Upped Risk for Autism
    (03-Feb-2017)
    Study suggests link, but one expert stressed that most complicated pregnancies result in babies without autism

  • Obese Couples May Take Longer to Conceive
    (03-Feb-2017)
    His weight appears to affect pregnancy success, too, study finds

  • Obese Couples May Take Longer to Conceive
    (03-Feb-2017)
    His weight appears to affect pregnancy success, too, study finds

  • Certain Bacteria May Affect Preterm Birth Risk
    (03-Feb-2017)
    Bad 'bugs' tied to raised risk of early delivery, while good ones seem to be protective, researchers say

  • Obese Couples May Take Longer to Conceive
    (03-Feb-2017)
    His weight appears to affect pregnancy success, too, study finds

  • Do Weekend Deliveries Pose Risks for Moms?
    (02-Feb-2017)
    Women have slightly higher chances of complications if giving birth Saturday or Sunday, research suggests

  • Do Weekend Deliveries Pose Risks for Moms?
    (02-Feb-2017)
    Women have slightly higher chances of complications if giving birth Saturday or Sunday, research suggests

  • Can Pregnancy Harm Your Heart?
    (02-Feb-2017)
    Links uncovered between preterm birth, multiple children and future cardiac problems

  • Curbing Excess Weight Gain in Pregnancy May Not Lower Risk for Complications
    (27-Jan-2017)
    Study found no benefit, suggesting that obesity's effects on a pregnancy may begin before conception

  • Should Pregnant Women Always Be Treated for Underactive Thyroid?
    (26-Jan-2017)
    New study finds the therapy may have potential risks, and specialists say more study is needed

  • Scientists Create Part-Human, Part-Pig Embryo
    (26-Jan-2017)
    One goal of this stem cell research is to create organs for transplant

  • Premature or Early Menopause More Likely in Women Without Kids: Study
    (25-Jan-2017)
    Odds also greater if monthly periods started at 11 or younger, researchers say

  • Deportation Fears Tied to Poor Birth Outcomes for Hispanics
    (25-Jan-2017)
    After immigration raid, women had increased risk of preterm birth, low birth weight babies, research contends

  • Study Counters Link Between Excess Pregnancy Weight and Overweight Kids
    (24-Jan-2017)
    Connection is likely in the genes, researchers say

  • Gestational Diabetes a Risk Factor for Postpartum Depression: Study
    (23-Jan-2017)
    It found chances increased even more if woman had suffered an earlier bout of depression

  • Most Cow's Milk Baby Formulas Don't Up Risk of Type 1 Diabetes
    (19-Jan-2017)
    But one type of formula may be linked to greater chances if given in week 1, study suggests

  • U.S. Health Care Costs From Birth Defects Total Almost $23 Billion a Year
    (19-Jan-2017)
    CDC study finds many cases involve babies, but care may be needed for a lifetime

  • FDA Offers Guidance on Fish Intake for Kids, Pregnant Women
    (18-Jan-2017)
    Agency recommends 2-3 servings of 'best choices' weekly

  • FDA Offers Guidance on Fish Intake for Kids, Pregnant Women
    (18-Jan-2017)
    Agency recommends 2-3 servings of 'best choices' weekly

  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome a Global Problem: Report
    (17-Jan-2017)
    Countries with highest alcohol use during pregnancy include Belarus, Britain, Denmark, Ireland and Russia

  • Steep Rise in Births to U.S. Women Using Opioids
    (17-Jan-2017)
    Few treatment programs deal with substance abuse in expectant moms, federal report says

  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome a Global Problem: Report
    (17-Jan-2017)
    Countries with highest alcohol use during pregnancy include Belarus, Britain, Denmark, Ireland and Russia

  • Steep Rise in Births to U.S. Women Using Opioids
    (17-Jan-2017)
    Few treatment programs deal with substance abuse in expectant moms, federal report says

  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome a Global Problem: Report
    (17-Jan-2017)
    Countries with highest alcohol use during pregnancy include Belarus, Britain, Denmark, Ireland and Russia

  • Steep Rise in Births to U.S. Women Using Opioids
    (17-Jan-2017)
    Few treatment programs deal with substance abuse in expectant moms, federal report says

  • Kids Born to Opioid-Addicted Moms Seem to Fare Poorly in School
    (16-Jan-2017)
    By 7th grade, 4 out of 10 failed to meet standards in at least one academic area, study finds

  • Health Tip: Ward Off Infections During Pregnancy
    (16-Jan-2017)
    Suggestions to protect yourself

  • Kids Born to Opioid-Addicted Moms Seem to Fare Poorly in School
    (16-Jan-2017)
    By 7th grade, 4 out of 10 failed to meet standards in at least one academic area, study finds

  • Kids Born to Opioid-Addicted Moms Seem to Fare Poorly in School
    (16-Jan-2017)
    By 7th grade, 4 out of 10 failed to meet standards in at least one academic area, study finds

  • Could Mom's Pre-Pregnancy Blood Pressure Predict Baby's Gender?
    (12-Jan-2017)
    Higher -- but still normal -- readings may mean a boy, study suggests

  • Doctors Describe First U.S. Case of Locally Acquired Zika in Pregnancy
    (12-Jan-2017)
    Baby shows no signs of brain abnormalities, but report urges doctors to be alert

  • Pregnancy OK for Most Women With Congenital Heart Conditions: Report
    (12-Jan-2017)
    Preconception counseling helps moms-to-be understand potential risks, doctors say

  • Doctors Describe First U.S. Case of Locally Acquired Zika in Pregnancy
    (12-Jan-2017)
    Baby shows no signs of brain abnormalities, but report urges doctors to be alert

  • Pregnancy OK for Most Women With Congenital Heart Conditions: Report
    (12-Jan-2017)
    Preconception counseling helps moms-to-be understand potential risks, doctors say

  • New Guidelines Reaffirm Prenatal Folic Acid to Curb Birth Defects
    (10-Jan-2017)
    Women of childbearing age should take 400 to 800 micrograms daily, task force recommends

  • New Guidelines Reaffirm Prenatal Folic Acid to Curb Birth Defects
    (10-Jan-2017)
    Women of childbearing age should take 400 to 800 micrograms daily, task force recommends

  • New Guidelines Reaffirm Prenatal Folic Acid to Curb Birth Defects
    (10-Jan-2017)
    Women of childbearing age should take 400 to 800 micrograms daily, task force recommends

  • Are Heartburn Meds During Pregnancy Linked to Asthma in Kids?
    (09-Jan-2017)
    Analysis suggests, but doesn't prove, that these children were one-third more likely to see a doctor for asthma

  • Are Heartburn Meds During Pregnancy Linked to Asthma in Kids?
    (09-Jan-2017)
    Analysis suggests, but doesn't prove, that these children were one-third more likely to see a doctor for asthma

  • Can Teeth Repair Themselves Without Fillings?
    (09-Jan-2017)
    Animal experiments suggest damaged choppers can be stimulated to fix cavities

  • Study Casts Doubt on Long-Used Morning Sickness Drug
    (05-Jan-2017)
    But some doctors don't think pregnant women prescribed Diclectin should worry

  • Coping With Sleep Loss During Pregnancy
    (04-Jan-2017)
    Changing hormones, anxiety and heartburn can lead to insomnia

  • Can Parents' Weight Hinder Toddlers' Development?
    (03-Jan-2017)
    Study links -- but doesn't prove -- Moms', Dads' obesity tied to delayed social and problem-solving skills

  • Don't Ban Anonymous Sperm Donations: Study
    (30-Dec-2016)
    Researchers say it could shrink donor pool, lead to higher fees

  • Fish Oil During Pregnancy May Cut Kids' Asthma Risk
    (29-Dec-2016)
    High doses linked to 30 percent drop in children's odds of developing the airway disease, study finds

  • Fish Oil During Pregnancy May Cut Kids' Asthma Risk
    (29-Dec-2016)
    High doses linked to 30 percent drop in children's odds of developing the airway disease, study finds

  • More Than Half of Brazilian Women Avoid Pregnancy Due to Zika Fear
    (23-Dec-2016)
    In excess of 1,800 cases of birth defects linked to the mosquito-borne virus have hit the country so far

  • More Than Half of Brazilian Women Avoid Pregnancy Due to Zika Fear
    (23-Dec-2016)
    In excess of 1,800 cases of birth defects linked to the mosquito-borne virus have hit the country so far

  • Past Kidney Damage Linked to Pregnancy Problems
    (22-Dec-2016)
    The high blood pressure condition preeclampsia is 6 times more common, study finds

  • Past Kidney Damage Linked to Pregnancy Problems
    (22-Dec-2016)
    The high blood pressure condition preeclampsia is 6 times more common, study finds

  • Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Kidney Damage in Kids
    (22-Dec-2016)
    Raised risk of reduced organ function seen in 3-year-olds whose moms smoked while pregnant

  • Past Kidney Damage Linked to Pregnancy Problems
    (22-Dec-2016)
    The high blood pressure condition preeclampsia is 6 times more common, study finds

  • Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Kidney Damage in Kids
    (22-Dec-2016)
    Raised risk of reduced organ function seen in 3-year-olds whose moms smoked while pregnant

  • Delay in Clamping Umbilical Cord Benefits Babies, Doctors Say
    (21-Dec-2016)
    New guideline follows research showing that waiting 30 to 60 seconds boosts iron levels throughout 1st year

  • Mothers of Kids With Severe Birth Defects May Have Shorter Lives: Study
    (20-Dec-2016)
    But the overall risk of early death is still quite low

  • Routine Testing for Genital Herpes of Little Benefit: U.S. Experts
    (20-Dec-2016)
    Early diagnosis won't change course of the STD, which is incurable, advisory panel says

  • Routine Testing for Genital Herpes of Little Benefit: U.S. Experts
    (20-Dec-2016)
    Early diagnosis won't change course of the STD, which is incurable, advisory panel says

  • Used Safely, Donor Breast Milk Can Help Preemie Babies
    (19-Dec-2016)
    But pediatricians' group warns against informal 'milk-sharing' or buying it online

  • Used Safely, Donor Breast Milk Can Help Preemie Babies
    (19-Dec-2016)
    But pediatricians' group warns against informal 'milk-sharing' or buying it online

  • Pregnancy May Spur 'Mothering' Changes in a Woman's Brain
    (19-Dec-2016)
    Imaging shows adaptations in gray matter, but no sign that memory is affected

  • Pot Use in Pregnancy on the Upswing, Study Finds
    (19-Dec-2016)
    Researchers concerned about possible harm to fetus

  • Pot Use in Pregnancy on the Upswing, Study Finds
    (19-Dec-2016)
    Researchers concerned about possible harm to fetus

  • Pregnancy May Spur 'Mothering' Changes in a Woman's Brain
    (19-Dec-2016)
    Imaging shows adaptations in gray matter, but no sign that memory is affected

  • Pot Use in Pregnancy on the Upswing, Study Finds
    (19-Dec-2016)
    Researchers concerned about possible harm to fetus

  • MRI Helps Assess Fetal Brain Abnormalities: Study
    (15-Dec-2016)
    Researchers recommend its use mid-pregnancy if ultrasound picks up potential problem

  • MRI Helps Assess Fetal Brain Abnormalities: Study
    (15-Dec-2016)
    Researchers recommend its use mid-pregnancy if ultrasound picks up potential problem

  • Health Tip: Avoid Useless Calories During Pregnancy
    (14-Dec-2016)
    Sugar-laden foods are a no-no

  • Birth Defects From Zika More Far-Reaching Than Thought
    (14-Dec-2016)
    Studies found greater prevalence than believed, more neurological problems cropping up months after birth

  • FDA Issues Anesthesia Warning for Pregnant Women, Kids Under 3
    (14-Dec-2016)
    A long time under or repeated episodes of sedation may pose risk to developing brains, agency says

  • FDA Issues Anesthesia Warning for Pregnant Women, Kids Under 3
    (14-Dec-2016)
    A long time under or repeated episodes of sedation may pose risk to developing brains, agency says

  • Study Shows How Zika Attacks Infant Brain
    (13-Dec-2016)
    Virus can copy itself thousands of times, persist for more than 7 months

  • 'Kangaroo Mother Care' May Improve Preemies' Lives Into Adulthood
    (12-Dec-2016)
    Skin-to-skin nurturing linked to increased survival, better social and behavioral outcomes, study finds

  • Rural Hospitals See Surge in Opioid-Dependent Babies
    (12-Dec-2016)
    Cases have skyrocketed because of widespread maternal drug abuse, study says

  • Rural Hospitals See Surge in Opioid-Dependent Babies
    (12-Dec-2016)
    Cases have skyrocketed because of widespread maternal drug abuse, study says

  • Zika-Linked Birth Defects Surge in Colombia: CDC
    (09-Dec-2016)
    Study suggests the scourge of microcephaly tied to the mosquito-borne virus is no longer limited to Brazil

  • More Pregnant Women Getting Flu Shot, But Improvement Needed
    (08-Dec-2016)
    All U.S. women should get the vaccine in pregnancy, but only about half do now, researchers say

  • Are Catholic Women Less Likely to Breast-Feed?
    (06-Dec-2016)
    Study suggests that possibility, review authors say, but more research needed to confirm findings

  • Are Catholic Women Less Likely to Breast-Feed?
    (06-Dec-2016)
    Study suggests that possibility, review authors say, but more research needed to confirm findings

  • C-Sections May Be Causing Evolutionary Changes
    (05-Dec-2016)
    Surgical delivery might be widening gap between baby's size and mother's pelvis, researchers say

  • C-Sections May Be Causing Evolutionary Changes
    (05-Dec-2016)
    Surgical delivery might be widening gap between baby's size and mother's pelvis, researchers say

  • C-Sections May Be Causing Evolutionary Changes
    (05-Dec-2016)
    Surgical delivery might be widening gap between baby's size and mother's pelvis, researchers say

  • Could Low Vitamin D Levels at Birth Mean Higher MS Risk?
    (01-Dec-2016)
    Perhaps, but researchers aren't ready to recommend routine supplementation during pregnancy

  • Could Low Vitamin D Levels at Birth Mean Higher MS Risk?
    (01-Dec-2016)
    Perhaps, but researchers aren't ready to recommend routine supplementation during pregnancy

  • Researchers Put Embryo Development 'On Hold' in Mice
    (23-Nov-2016)
    Putting stem cells into hibernation has potential implications for infertility, cancer, regenerative medicine

  • Researchers Put Embryo Development 'On Hold' in Mice
    (23-Nov-2016)
    Putting stem cells into hibernation has potential implications for infertility, cancer, regenerative medicine

  • New Fetal Views in 3-D
    (21-Nov-2016)
    Doctors combine MRI, ultrasound to create more lifelike images of inside the womb

  • New Fetal Views in 3-D
    (21-Nov-2016)
    Doctors combine MRI, ultrasound to create more lifelike images of inside the womb

  • Do Women Who Have Kids Later Live Longer?
    (17-Nov-2016)
    Those who give birth at age 25 or older more likely to live to 90, study suggests

  • Online Calculator May Help Couples Predict Fertility Rx Success
    (17-Nov-2016)
    But researchers say they plan to fine-tune the tool

  • Do Women Who Have Kids Later Live Longer?
    (17-Nov-2016)
    Those who give birth at age 25 or older more likely to live to 90, study suggests

  • Moms' Rheumatoid Arthritis May Be Linked to Epilepsy Risk in Kids
    (16-Nov-2016)
    Researcher stressed that most children born to women with the autoimmune condition not at risk for seizures

  • Moms' Rheumatoid Arthritis May Be Linked to Epilepsy Risk in Kids
    (16-Nov-2016)
    Researcher stressed that most children born to women with the autoimmune condition not at risk for seizures

  • Could C-Section Birth Raise Child's Risk of Obesity?
    (14-Nov-2016)
    Study suggests passage through birth canal confers protective gut bacteria to newborns

  • Tracking Blood Sugar in Pregnancy Might Lower Heart Defect Risk for Baby
    (14-Nov-2016)
    Study strengthens tie between gestational diabetes and these congenital anomalies

  • New Moms Get No Iron Boost From Eating Placenta: Study
    (11-Nov-2016)
    Trend popular because advocates say practice speeds recovery after childbirth, boosts mothers' mood and energy

  • Too Much Iron Linked to Gestational Diabetes
    (11-Nov-2016)
    Supplements should only be given to pregnant women with low iron levels, diabetes expert suggests

  • Too Much Iron Linked to Gestational Diabetes
    (11-Nov-2016)
    Supplements should only be given to pregnant women with low iron levels, diabetes expert suggests

  • Discovery Speeds Creation of Healthy Heart Cells From Scar Tissue
    (10-Nov-2016)
    Mouse study findings might lead to better treatments for heart failure in humans

  • Premature Calcium Deposits May Trigger Premature Births
    (09-Nov-2016)
    Mother's water can break too soon, researchers report

  • Premature Calcium Deposits May Trigger Premature Births
    (09-Nov-2016)
    Mother's water can break too soon, researchers report

  • Premature Calcium Deposits May Trigger Premature Births
    (09-Nov-2016)
    Mother's water can break too soon, researchers report

  • Blood Test May Spot Babies at Risk for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
    (09-Nov-2016)
    Study singled out infants who showed physical, mental signs of exposure

  • Premature Calcium Deposits May Trigger Premature Births
    (09-Nov-2016)
    Mother's water can break too soon, researchers report

  • Premature Calcium Deposits May Trigger Premature Births
    (09-Nov-2016)
    Mother's water can break too soon, researchers report

  • Blood Test May Spot Babies at Risk for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
    (09-Nov-2016)
    Study singled out infants who showed physical, mental signs of exposure

  • Self-Harm a Cause of Death During Pregnancy and for New Moms
    (08-Nov-2016)
    Suicide, overdoses are occurring when expecting and in first year of motherhood; depression a likely factor, study finds

  • Self-Harm a Cause of Death During Pregnancy and for New Moms
    (08-Nov-2016)
    Suicide, overdoses are occurring when expecting and in first year of motherhood; depression a likely factor, study finds

  • Antibody Treatment Shields Fetus From Zika -- in Mice
    (07-Nov-2016)
    Human-derived protein shows promise, but must still be tested in human trials

  • Urine Samples May Yield Clues to Fetal Health
    (04-Nov-2016)
    Doctors could then suggest needed lifestyle changes, researchers say

  • Be Alert for PTSD After Pregnancy Loss
    (02-Nov-2016)
    45 percent of women who miscarried reported struggling with the mental disorder

  • Be Alert for PTSD After Pregnancy Loss
    (02-Nov-2016)
    45 percent of women who miscarried reported struggling with the mental disorder

  • DNA May Influence Your Reproductive Decisions
    (01-Nov-2016)
    Age of first childbirth involves more than just personal choice, study suggests

  • Common Vaccine Safe for Mother, Fetus
    (01-Nov-2016)
    Finding should reassure women who get Tdap shot to help protect their infant against whooping cough

  • Common Vaccine Safe for Mother, Fetus
    (01-Nov-2016)
    Finding should reassure women who get Tdap shot to help protect their infant against whooping cough

  • U.S. Premature Births Rise for 1st Time in 8 Years
    (01-Nov-2016)
    March of Dimes' report finds significant geographic and racial disparities

  • U.S. Premature Births Rise for 1st Time in 8 Years
    (01-Nov-2016)
    March of Dimes' report finds significant geographic and racial disparities

  • Every Day in the Womb Boosts Babies' Brain Development: Study
    (31-Oct-2016)
    Growth is exponential in third trimester, researchers report

  • Every Day in the Womb Boosts Babies' Brain Development: Study
    (31-Oct-2016)
    Growth is exponential in third trimester, researchers report

  • Health Tip: Sleeping When You're Pregnant
    (28-Oct-2016)
    Suggestions to help fight insomnia

  • Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Risk of Pregnancy Complications
    (28-Oct-2016)
    Women who had procedure less likely to have large babies, need C-sections than obese women, review finds

  • Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Risk of Pregnancy Complications
    (28-Oct-2016)
    Women who had procedure less likely to have large babies, need C-sections than obese women, review finds

  • Male Birth Control in a Shot: Promising, But More Work Needed
    (27-Oct-2016)
    Injections as effective as other contraceptives, but side effects prompted early halt of trial

  • Less Labor Pain, Lower Postpartum Depression Risk?
    (26-Oct-2016)
    Reduced inflammation one possible reason for the association, researcher says

  • Less Labor Pain, Lower Postpartum Depression Risk?
    (26-Oct-2016)
    Reduced inflammation one possible reason for the association, researcher says

  • Birthing Pool Not the Place to Deliver, New Guidelines Say
    (25-Oct-2016)
    Immersion may help during early labor, but poses risks during delivery, ob-gyns advise

  • Doctors Should Promote Breast-Feeding to Patients: Panel
    (25-Oct-2016)
    Education, practical help urged by U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

  • Birthing Pool Not the Place to Deliver, New Guidelines Say
    (25-Oct-2016)
    Immersion may help during early labor, but poses risks during delivery, ob-gyns advise

  • 'Laughing Gas' May Not Ease Pain During Childbirth: Study
    (24-Oct-2016)
    Nitrous oxide gaining interest among expectant mothers in the United States, researchers report

  • Pregnancy May Boost Stroke Risk in Younger Women: Study
    (24-Oct-2016)
    But absolute risk is very small; researchers not sure of reasons why

  • Pregnancy May Boost Stroke Risk in Younger Women: Study
    (24-Oct-2016)
    But absolute risk is very small; researchers not sure of reasons why

  • New Clues on How Zika Causes Brain Birth Defects
    (19-Oct-2016)
    Virus appears to hijack certain cells involved in normal head and brain development, scientists say

  • Having Baby Too Soon After Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Risks
    (19-Oct-2016)
    A suitable interval, plus proper nutrition, key to ensuring healthy mom and baby, study finds

  • New Clues on How Zika Causes Brain Birth Defects
    (19-Oct-2016)
    Virus appears to hijack certain cells involved in normal head and brain development, scientists say

  • Expecting Twins or Triplets? What You Should Know Before They Arrive
    (18-Oct-2016)
    They're double or triple the fun -- and the work -- but having a game plan helps, pediatricians say

  • Expecting Twins or Triplets? What You Should Know Before They Arrive
    (18-Oct-2016)
    They're double or triple the fun -- and the work -- but having a game plan helps, pediatricians say

  • CDC Updates Spending Plans to Combat Zika
    (18-Oct-2016)
    Some goals: prepare states for future outbreaks, and track virus' effects on the unborn

  • Fewer Birth Defects for Older Moms Who Have Fertility Treatments
    (17-Oct-2016)
    In vitro fertilization cut the rate in half for women over 40, study finds

  • Fewer Birth Defects for Older Moms Who Have Fertility Treatments
    (17-Oct-2016)
    In vitro fertilization cut the rate in half for women over 40, study finds

  • Fewer Birth Defects for Older Moms Who Have Fertility Treatments
    (17-Oct-2016)
    In vitro fertilization cut the rate in half for women over 40, study finds

  • Protein in Breast Milk May Reduce Hospital Infections in Preemies
    (14-Oct-2016)
    Lactoferrin is safe for newborns and might prevent pneumonia and meningitis, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Preparing Your Baby for a Sibling
    (14-Oct-2016)
    What you can do

  • More U.S. Women Hope for Motherhood, With 2 Kids Ideal
    (13-Oct-2016)
    Federal report finds half of those under 45 expect to have a child

  • How to Prepare Your Child for a New Brother or Sister
    (13-Oct-2016)
    Children's reactions to family changes depend on their age, pediatric experts advise

  • More U.S. Women Hope for Motherhood, With 2 Kids Ideal
    (13-Oct-2016)
    Federal report finds half of those under 45 expect to have a child

  • Exercise Typically Healthy During Pregnancy, Olympic Panel Says
    (13-Oct-2016)
    But statement notes that more studies are needed on intense workouts while expecting

  • Exercise Typically Healthy During Pregnancy, Olympic Panel Says
    (13-Oct-2016)
    But statement notes that more studies are needed on intense workouts while expecting

  • Why Parenting May Be More Stressful for Mom
    (12-Oct-2016)
    Mothers are often doing household chores, but dads get more play time with the kids, study finds

  • Mom-to-Be's Antidepressant Use May Be Tied to Speech Issues in Child
    (12-Oct-2016)
    Study shows a link but can't prove cause and effect, and experts stress that overall risk is small

  • Zika Virus Can Damage Fetal Brain Late in Pregnancy: Study
    (12-Oct-2016)
    Finding challenges thinking that fetus is only in danger during first trimester

  • DEET Repellents Safe in Pregnancy to Prevent Zika, Researchers Say
    (11-Oct-2016)
    Analysis of available evidence on the insecticide finds no cause for concern

  • Prenatal Factors May Raise Child's Risk for OCD
    (06-Oct-2016)
    Smoking and C-sections appear to boost the odds for the psychiatric disorder, study suggests

  • Prenatal Factors May Raise Child's Risk for OCD
    (06-Oct-2016)
    Smoking and C-sections appear to boost the odds for the psychiatric disorder, study suggests

  • C-Section Raises Risk of Blood Clots After Childbirth: Review
    (04-Oct-2016)
    Chances highest among those getting emergency cesareans

  • C-Section Raises Risk of Blood Clots After Childbirth: Review
    (04-Oct-2016)
    Chances highest among those getting emergency cesareans

  • Zika Causes Widespread Damage to Fetal Brain
    (03-Oct-2016)
    Infected moms-to-be should have regular ultrasounds, study author says

  • Zika Causes Widespread Damage to Fetal Brain
    (03-Oct-2016)
    Infected moms-to-be should have regular ultrasounds, study author says

  • CDC: Pregnant Women Should Avoid Southeast Asia Due to Zika
    (30-Sep-2016)
    Meanwhile, French report shows virus can infect sperm

  • 2nd Antibiotic Halves C-Section Infection Rate: Study
    (29-Sep-2016)
    Two medications are better than one, researchers say

  • 2nd Antibiotic Halves C-Section Infection Rate: Study
    (29-Sep-2016)
    Two medications are better than one, researchers say

  • 2nd Antibiotic Halves C-Section Infection Rate: Study
    (29-Sep-2016)
    Two medications are better than one, researchers say

  • U.S. Teen Births Hit Another Record Low: CDC
    (28-Sep-2016)
    Less sex, more contraception is the 'magic' formula, experts say

  • U.S. Teen Births Hit Another Record Low: CDC
    (28-Sep-2016)
    Less sex, more contraception is the 'magic' formula, experts say

  • 1st Baby Born With DNA From 3 Parents
    (27-Sep-2016)
    Technique designed to help couples who carry rare genetic mutations

  • Is Morning Sickness a Good Thing?
    (26-Sep-2016)
    Women who experienced nausea, vomiting had 50 to 75 percent lower risk of pregnancy loss, study finds

  • Can Pregnancy Problems Foretell Future Health Risks?
    (26-Sep-2016)
    Gestational diabetes, high blood pressure might raise odds of same conditions later in life, cardiologist says

  • Is Morning Sickness a Good Thing?
    (26-Sep-2016)
    Women who experienced nausea, vomiting had 50 to 75 percent lower risk of pregnancy loss, study finds

  • Can Pregnancy Problems Foretell Future Health Risks?
    (26-Sep-2016)
    Gestational diabetes, high blood pressure might raise odds of same conditions later in life, cardiologist says

  • Is Morning Sickness a Good Thing?
    (26-Sep-2016)
    Women who experienced nausea, vomiting had 50 to 75 percent lower risk of pregnancy loss, study finds

  • Can Stress Lower a Woman's Fertility?
    (21-Sep-2016)
    Greatest impact is around ovulation time, research suggests

  • CDC Ends Zika Travel Advisory for Miami Neighborhood
    (19-Sep-2016)
    Pregnant women still urged to protect themselves from mosquito bites

  • Tourette Threat Surges for Babies When Mom Smokes in Pregnancy
    (16-Sep-2016)
    Researchers probe increased risk of chronic tics and other disorders due to prenatal nicotine exposure

  • More Evidence That Zika Causes Microcephaly
    (16-Sep-2016)
    Study of Brazilian newborns spots virus far more frequently in blood tests of babies with the birth defect

  • Tourette Threat Surges for Babies When Mom Smokes in Pregnancy
    (16-Sep-2016)
    Researchers probe increased risk of chronic tics and other disorders due to prenatal nicotine exposure

  • CDC May Lift Zika Travel Advisory for Miami Neighborhood
    (15-Sep-2016)
    And report says Congress moves closer to OKing more funding to fight the mosquito-borne disease that causes birth defects

  • Stem Cells Transplanted in Monkeys Without Anti-Rejection Drugs
    (15-Sep-2016)
    Scientists say goal is to create banks of stem cells that could be used for any human patient

  • Is Summer Peak Time for Diabetes Tied to Pregnancy?
    (14-Sep-2016)
    Swedish study suggests, but can't prove, that rising temperatures might raise risk

  • Diabetes During Pregnancy Could Pose Harm to Baby
    (13-Sep-2016)
    Study highlights links to numerous complications, but experts say many can be prevented

  • For Teens With Leukemia, Pregnancy Tests Often Neglected
    (12-Sep-2016)
    Risk of chemo-related birth defects needs to be considered, researchers say

  • Monkey Study Shows How Zika May Harm Baby's Brain Development
    (12-Sep-2016)
    Findings suggest virus starts to cause damage in fetus shortly after mother's infection

  • For Teens With Leukemia, Pregnancy Tests Often Neglected
    (12-Sep-2016)
    Risk of chemo-related birth defects needs to be considered, researchers say

  • Monkey Study Shows How Zika May Harm Baby's Brain Development
    (12-Sep-2016)
    Findings suggest virus starts to cause damage in fetus shortly after mother's infection

  • What New Moms Need to Know About Pumping Breast Milk
    (11-Sep-2016)
    Use these safety tips to protect your baby from disease-causing germs

  • What New Moms Need to Know About Pumping Breast Milk
    (11-Sep-2016)
    Use these safety tips to protect your baby from disease-causing germs

  • Know Your Risk for Ovarian Cancer -- and the Symptoms
    (09-Sep-2016)
    Because early signs are often easy to ignore, 140,000 women worldwide die of the disease every year

  • CDC's Frieden: We're Nearly Out of Money to Fight Zika
    (09-Sep-2016)
    He urges Congress to allocate more funding to combat the virus that causes severe birth defects

  • Excess Pre-Pregnancy Weight May Slightly Raise Baby's Cerebral Palsy Risk
    (08-Sep-2016)
    But, study found overall odds remain quite low

  • Excess Pre-Pregnancy Weight May Slightly Raise Baby's Cerebral Palsy Risk
    (08-Sep-2016)
    But, study found overall odds remain quite low

  • Excess Pre-Pregnancy Weight May Slightly Raise Baby's Cerebral Palsy Risk
    (08-Sep-2016)
    But, study found overall odds remain quite low

  • Delivering Twins at 37 Weeks May Help Prevent Stillbirths
    (07-Sep-2016)
    If babies share placenta, delivery should probably occur a week earlier, research suggests

  • Congress Can't Agree on Additional Funding to Fight Zika
    (07-Sep-2016)
    Health officials say the money is needed as more infections are reported in Florida

  • Delivering Twins at 37 Weeks May Help Prevent Stillbirths
    (07-Sep-2016)
    If babies share placenta, delivery should probably occur a week earlier, research suggests

  • Cord-Blood Transplants Show Promise in Leukemia Treatment
    (07-Sep-2016)
    Donors and recipients don't need to be a perfect match, researcher says

  • MRIs Safe During First Months of Pregnancy: Study
    (06-Sep-2016)
    But using contrast agent should be avoided, experts add

  • Cesarean Birth Linked to Risk of Obesity in Childhood
    (06-Sep-2016)
    Odds even greater when compared to siblings who were born vaginally, study finds

  • U.N. Tightens Safe Sex Guidelines for Visitors to Zika Zones
    (06-Sep-2016)
    Male and female travelers, with or without symptoms, should practice safe sex or abstinence for 6 months after return

  • MRIs Safe During First Months of Pregnancy: Study
    (06-Sep-2016)
    But using contrast agent should be avoided, experts add

  • Cesarean Birth Linked to Risk of Obesity in Childhood
    (06-Sep-2016)
    Odds even greater when compared to siblings who were born vaginally, study finds

  • CDC Awards $2.4M to 5 Locales to Fight Zika
    (02-Sep-2016)
    The goal: To assist in monitoring and dealing with Zika-related birth defects

  • Newer Epilepsy Drugs May Be Safer During Pregnancy
    (01-Sep-2016)
    Small British study says two drugs don't harm a child's mental development, but popular older one does

  • Newer Epilepsy Drugs May Be Safer During Pregnancy
    (01-Sep-2016)
    Small British study says two drugs don't harm a child's mental development, but popular older one does

  • Strong Link Emerges Between Zika, Spikes in Temporary Paralysis Cases
    (01-Sep-2016)
    Multi-country analysis documents increases in Guillain-Barre syndrome when virus is spreading

  • 3 Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes Found in Florida
    (01-Sep-2016)
    A first for continental U.S.; 95 other tested mosquitoes Zika-free, officials say

  • 3 Steps to Lower a Woman's Risk of Premature Birth
    (31-Aug-2016)
    Study finds there's lots mothers-to-be can do to help ensure they deliver at full-term

  • 3 Steps to Lower a Woman's Risk of Premature Birth
    (31-Aug-2016)
    Study finds there's lots mothers-to-be can do to help ensure they deliver at full-term

  • Funds to Fight Zika Nearly Exhausted: CDC
    (31-Aug-2016)
    Mosquito season in Gulf Coast states only half over, officials say

  • 3 Steps to Lower a Woman's Risk of Premature Birth
    (31-Aug-2016)
    Study finds there's lots mothers-to-be can do to help ensure they deliver at full-term

  • 3 Steps to Lower a Woman's Risk of Premature Birth
    (31-Aug-2016)
    Study finds there's lots mothers-to-be can do to help ensure they deliver at full-term

  • In Mice, a Way for Stem Cells to Build Bone
    (31-Aug-2016)
    Study results could lead to engineering human cells and tissues, researchers say

  • Researchers Find Another Way Zika Can Harm Babies
    (30-Aug-2016)
    Close to 6 percent who were diagnosed with microcephaly also had hearing loss

  • Heart Birth Defects Dropped After Folic Acid Was Added to Food
    (29-Aug-2016)
    Canadian study found that structural problems saw biggest declines

  • 3 Drugs Identified to Potentially Fight Zika Virus
    (29-Aug-2016)
    But only one is already approved in the United States

  • Heart Birth Defects Dropped After Folic Acid Was Added to Food
    (29-Aug-2016)
    Canadian study found that structural problems saw biggest declines

  • Health Tip: Losing Hair After Pregnancy
    (24-Aug-2016)
    Here's what can help

  • Season of Conception May Affect Fetal Brain Growth
    (24-Aug-2016)
    Babies conceived in winter more apt to have learning problems and vitamin D might play a role, study finds

  • Could Weight-Loss Surgery Boost Odds of Preemie Birth?
    (24-Aug-2016)
    Monitoring is essential, especially later in pregnancy, study suggests

  • Zika May Persist for Months in Newborns, Study Shows
    (24-Aug-2016)
    Brazilian infant appeared outwardly fine at birth, but neurological troubles arose later

  • Season of Conception May Affect Fetal Brain Growth
    (24-Aug-2016)
    Babies conceived in winter more apt to have learning problems and vitamin D might play a role, study finds

  • Could Weight-Loss Surgery Boost Odds of Preemie Birth?
    (24-Aug-2016)
    Monitoring is essential, especially later in pregnancy, study suggests

  • Breast-Feeding Rates Climb, But Many Moms Quit Early: CDC
    (23-Aug-2016)
    American Academy of Pediatrics recommends babies get only breast milk for the first 6 months of life

  • Breast-Feeding Rates Climb, But Many Moms Quit Early: CDC
    (23-Aug-2016)
    American Academy of Pediatrics recommends babies get only breast milk for the first 6 months of life

  • Scans Show Range of Zika-Linked Infant Brain Defects
    (23-Aug-2016)
    Images of the brains of Brazilian newborns and fetuses suggest the virus affects multiple sites

  • Banned PCB Chemicals Still Tied to Autism in U.S. Kids
    (23-Aug-2016)
    These toxins have lingered in the environment, study authors say

  • Mouse Study Suggests Stem Cells May Reverse Stroke Damage
    (22-Aug-2016)
    Experimental treatment helped new brain cells grow

  • Steroid Treatments May Boost Preemies' Risk of Eye Problems
    (19-Aug-2016)
    Babies with very low birth weights are often given steroids to improve lung function

  • Could Diet in Pregnancy Raise Child's Odds for ADHD?
    (18-Aug-2016)
    Study underscores importance of good prenatal nutrition

  • Zika Kills Vital Nervous System Cells in Adult Mice, Study Finds
    (18-Aug-2016)
    Researchers are investigating why the virus is attracted to neural stem cells in the brain

  • New Moms' Hair Loss Usually Temporary, Expert Says
    (17-Aug-2016)
    Blame falling estrogen levels, and use these expert tips to conceal post-partum shedding

  • New Moms' Hair Loss Usually Temporary, Expert Says
    (17-Aug-2016)
    Blame falling estrogen levels, and use these expert tips to conceal post-partum shedding

  • Antipsychotic Meds Pose Little Danger to Fetus, Study Finds
    (17-Aug-2016)
    Researchers report no significant rise in defects for babies exposed during first trimester

  • Antipsychotic Meds Pose Little Danger to Fetus, Study Finds
    (17-Aug-2016)
    Researchers report no significant rise in defects for babies exposed during first trimester

  • Antipsychotic Meds Pose Little Danger to Fetus, Study Finds
    (17-Aug-2016)
    Researchers report no significant rise in defects for babies exposed during first trimester

  • Celiac Disease Risk May Be Tied to Time, Place of Birth
    (16-Aug-2016)
    Swedish study finds lower risk of the digestive disorder in babies born in winter or cooler climates

  • Acetaminophen During Pregnancy May Up Risk of ADHD in Kids
    (15-Aug-2016)
    But only association found, and researchers say women should still take the painkiller if needed

  • Acetaminophen During Pregnancy May Up Risk of ADHD in Kids
    (15-Aug-2016)
    But only association found, and researchers say women should still take the painkiller if needed

  • Acetaminophen During Pregnancy May Up Risk of ADHD in Kids
    (15-Aug-2016)
    But only association found, and researchers say women should still take the painkiller if needed

  • Study IDs 2 Zika Virus Proteins Linked to Microcephaly
    (11-Aug-2016)
    Discovery might one day lead to a way to prevent the birth defect, scientists say

  • Study IDs 2 Zika Virus Proteins Linked to Microcephaly
    (11-Aug-2016)
    Discovery might one day lead to a way to prevent the birth defect, scientists say

  • Frozen Embryos May Boost Pregnancy Odds for Some Women
    (10-Aug-2016)
    Study finds they beat fresh embryos in polycystic ovary syndrome patients undergoing IVF

  • Frozen Embryos May Boost Pregnancy Odds for Some Women
    (10-Aug-2016)
    Study finds they beat fresh embryos in polycystic ovary syndrome patients undergoing IVF

  • What Mom-to-Be Eats Determines Bugs in Baby's Gut: Study
    (09-Aug-2016)
    Scientists say finding is key because these microbes play role in immune system development and more

  • What Mom-to-Be Eats Determines Bugs in Baby's Gut: Study
    (09-Aug-2016)
    Scientists say finding is key because these microbes play role in immune system development and more

  • What Mom-to-Be Eats Determines Bugs in Baby's Gut: Study
    (09-Aug-2016)
    Scientists say finding is key because these microbes play role in immune system development and more

  • U.S. Maternal Death Rate Is Rising
    (08-Aug-2016)
    Up 27 percent since 2000 among pregnant women or new mothers, but better reporting may play a role

  • U.S. Maternal Death Rate Is Rising
    (08-Aug-2016)
    Up 27 percent since 2000 among pregnant women or new mothers, but better reporting may play a role

  • U.S. Maternal Death Rate Is Rising
    (08-Aug-2016)
    Up 27 percent since 2000 among pregnant women or new mothers, but better reporting may play a role

  • Half of U.S. Women Weigh Too Much Before Getting Pregnant
    (05-Aug-2016)
    Excess weight puts mom and baby at risk, ob-gyn expert says

  • Half of U.S. Women Weigh Too Much Before Getting Pregnant
    (05-Aug-2016)
    Excess weight puts mom and baby at risk, ob-gyn expert says

  • Vitamin D Levels May Fall When Women Stop Taking Birth Control
    (04-Aug-2016)
    Expectant mothers or those trying to get pregnant should make sure they get enough of the nutrient, researchers say

  • Breast-Fed Preemies Do Better on Skills Tests: Study
    (03-Aug-2016)
    Research points up the need to support new mothers' efforts to breast-feed

  • Success of 'Cervical Stitch' May Depend on the Thread: Study
    (03-Aug-2016)
    Common procedure is performed to prevent preterm labor

  • Task Force: Routine Genital Herpes Screening Not Recommended
    (02-Aug-2016)
    Unless someone has symptoms, testing offers little benefit because the sexually transmitted disease has no cure

  • Task Force: Routine Genital Herpes Screening Not Recommended
    (02-Aug-2016)
    Unless someone has symptoms, testing offers little benefit because the sexually transmitted disease has no cure

  • CDC Awards $16M in Fight Against Zika
    (02-Aug-2016)
    Health experts warn pregnant women to avoid downtown Miami neighborhood

  • The Mystery of the Female Orgasm Solved?
    (01-Aug-2016)
    Was it necessary for reproduction? It may have helped ovulation in evolutionary past, scientists say

  • Miami's Zika Infections Up to 14: Officials
    (01-Aug-2016)
    Health experts warn pregnant women to avoid downtown neighborhood

  • Almost 3 in 10 Women Get Pregnant Naturally After Fertility Treatments
    (29-Jul-2016)
    Most conceptions occurred within 2 years of stopping assisted reproduction therapies, study reports

  • Pregnancy Problems More Likely With Baby Boys, Study Suggests
    (29-Jul-2016)
    Gender-related differences seem to start before birth

  • Health Tip: Choosing a Pregnancy Pillow
    (28-Jul-2016)
    It could help you sleep better

  • Timing Conception Might Help Reduce Zika Risk in Affected Areas
    (28-Jul-2016)
    Researcher suggests attempting pregnancy when mosquito activity is low to avoid birth defects

  • Timing Conception Might Help Reduce Zika Risk in Affected Areas
    (28-Jul-2016)
    Researcher suggests attempting pregnancy when mosquito activity is low to avoid birth defects

  • Zika Now Tied to Miscarriage
    (27-Jul-2016)
    Dutch case finds woman's infection in South America may have spurred her pregnancy loss

  • Exercise May Keep Diabetes in Check During Pregnancy
    (27-Jul-2016)
    Short walks and some strength training each week made a difference for obese women, researchers say

  • Quitting Smoking While Pregnant: What Works
    (27-Jul-2016)
    Nicotine patches, Zyban helped 4 out of 5 women, study says

  • Exercise May Keep Diabetes in Check During Pregnancy
    (27-Jul-2016)
    Short walks and some strength training each week made a difference for obese women, researchers say

  • Quitting Smoking While Pregnant: What Works
    (27-Jul-2016)
    Nicotine patches, Zyban helped 4 out of 5 women, study says

  • Zika Now Tied to Miscarriage
    (27-Jul-2016)
    Dutch case finds woman's infection in South America may have spurred her pregnancy loss

  • Put Birth Control in Place Right After Childbirth
    (26-Jul-2016)
    Placement of IUD, contraceptive implant after delivery helps prevent accidental pregnancy, doctors advise

  • Put Birth Control in Place Right After Childbirth
    (26-Jul-2016)
    Placement of IUD, contraceptive implant after delivery helps prevent accidental pregnancy, doctors advise

  • Induced Labor Won't Raise Autism Risk in Kids, Research Suggests
    (25-Jul-2016)
    Large study should allay fears that procedure might play a role, researchers say

  • 1.6 Million Child-Bearing Women in Latin America Could Get Zika: Study
    (25-Jul-2016)
    Scientists used data on births, climate and other mosquito-borne infection to estimate outbreak

  • Some Pregnant Women Still Travel to Zika-Affected Areas
    (22-Jul-2016)
    41 New York City moms-to-be tested positive for the potentially devastating virus after trips abroad

  • Some Pregnant Women Still Travel to Zika-Affected Areas
    (22-Jul-2016)
    41 New York City moms-to-be tested positive for the potentially devastating virus after trips abroad

  • New Clues to Zika's Threat to Fetus, and How to Stop It
    (19-Jul-2016)
    Scientists say the virus uses 2 routes to reach the fetus, but an antibiotic may halt that transmission

  • Cartilage Grown in Lab Might One Day Help Younger Arthritis Sufferers
    (19-Jul-2016)
    Made of patients' stem cells and synthetic 'scaffolding,' it may cut need for hip replacement, scientists say

  • Heavy Moms Likelier to Pile Food on Kids' Plates: Study
    (15-Jul-2016)
    Researcher suggests parents serve normal portions and let kids ask for more if they don't feel full

  • Research Sees Potential to Make Bone, Muscle From Human Stem Cells
    (14-Jul-2016)
    Could be a major advance for regenerative medicine, scientists say

  • If 1st Baby's Early, 2nd Will Be Too: Study
    (12-Jul-2016)
    Chances just as high for women who go into labor naturally as those who are induced

  • If 1st Baby's Early, 2nd Will Be Too: Study
    (12-Jul-2016)
    Chances just as high for women who go into labor naturally as those who are induced

  • If 1st Baby's Early, 2nd Will Be Too: Study
    (12-Jul-2016)
    Chances just as high for women who go into labor naturally as those who are induced

  • Smoking in Pregnancy May Be Under-Reported
    (07-Jul-2016)
    About 1 in 6 expectant moms seems unable to kick the cigarette habit, researchers say

  • Smoking in Pregnancy May Be Under-Reported
    (07-Jul-2016)
    About 1 in 6 expectant moms seems unable to kick the cigarette habit, researchers say

  • Smoking in Pregnancy May Be Under-Reported
    (07-Jul-2016)
    About 1 in 6 expectant moms seems unable to kick the cigarette habit, researchers say

  • U.S. Army, French Drugmaker to Join Forces on Zika Vaccine
    (06-Jul-2016)
    Sanofi Pasteur says it has produced vaccines for viruses related to Zika

  • U.S. Army, French Drugmaker to Join Forces on Zika Vaccine
    (06-Jul-2016)
    Sanofi Pasteur says it has produced vaccines for viruses related to Zika

  • Pregnancy Flu Shot Protects Newborn for 8 Weeks: Study
    (05-Jul-2016)
    Effectiveness drops dramatically after that

  • Many Smartphone 'Fertility Apps' May Not Work
    (01-Jul-2016)
    In study, only 6 had perfect score in predicting fertile days

  • How Pregnancy Can Trip You Up
    (01-Jul-2016)
    Even in first trimester, center of mass shifts forward, research shows

  • Zika Brain Damage May Occur in Babies With Normal-Sized Heads
    (30-Jun-2016)
    Study suggests microcephaly birth defect isn't always present; cases may be underreported

  • Zika Brain Damage May Occur in Babies With Normal-Sized Heads
    (30-Jun-2016)
    Study suggests microcephaly birth defect isn't always present; cases may be underreported

  • Hundreds of U.S. Clinics Sell Unapproved Stem Cell 'Therapies'
    (30-Jun-2016)
    Study identifies hot spots around the country

  • Stem Cells Deemed Safe for ALS Patients
    (29-Jun-2016)
    But further research needed to see if injections into spine would provide any benefit, researchers say

  • Success in Mice Shows Zika Vaccine 'Feasible'
    (28-Jun-2016)
    Two candidates provided protection after just one shot; clinical trials planned for later this year

  • Zika Infection May Give Future Immunity, Monkey Study Suggests
    (28-Jun-2016)
    But researchers also found evidence that pregnancy may lengthen time virus stays in body

  • Success in Mice Shows Zika Vaccine 'Feasible'
    (28-Jun-2016)
    Two candidates provided protection after just one shot; clinical trials planned for later this year

  • Zika Infection May Give Future Immunity, Monkey Study Suggests
    (28-Jun-2016)
    But researchers also found evidence that pregnancy may lengthen time virus stays in body

  • Blood Pressure Problems During Pregnancy, Heart Trouble Later?
    (27-Jun-2016)
    Spotting risk early may help women make healthy lifestyle changes sooner, study author says

  • Blood Pressure Problems During Pregnancy, Heart Trouble Later?
    (27-Jun-2016)
    Spotting risk early may help women make healthy lifestyle changes sooner, study author says

  • New Treatment Shows Promise for Crippling Knee Arthritis
    (24-Jun-2016)
    Small study found single shot of patient's own stem cells improved pain, mobility

  • Dallas Confirms 10 Zika Cases in Pregnant Women
    (23-Jun-2016)
    All were infected while traveling abroad; number of U.S. cases continues to rise

  • Dallas Confirms 10 Zika Cases in Pregnant Women
    (23-Jun-2016)
    All were infected while traveling abroad; number of U.S. cases continues to rise

  • Health Tip: Exercising During Pregnancy
    (21-Jun-2016)
    Check with your doctor first

  • Boost Minimum Wage and Babies Benefit: Study
    (16-Jun-2016)
    Suggests a $1 increase linked to 4 percent drop in infant deaths, fewer low birth weight babies

  • Single Working Moms Carry a Heart Burden
    (16-Jun-2016)
    Stress, finances may boost cardiovascular risks for U.S. mothers, study says

  • CDC Reports Six Cases of Birth Defects Caused by Zika
    (16-Jun-2016)
    Three babies born with defects, while three pregnancies were lost or ended due to brain damage caused by virus

  • CDC Reports Six Cases of Birth Defects Caused by Zika
    (16-Jun-2016)
    Three babies born with defects, while three pregnancies were lost or ended due to brain damage caused by virus

  • Antibiotics, Formula Feeding Might Change Baby's 'Microbiome'
    (15-Jun-2016)
    C-section birth may also diminish diversity of these colonies of helpful microbes, study shows

  • Antibiotics, Formula Feeding Might Change Baby's 'Microbiome'
    (15-Jun-2016)
    C-section birth may also diminish diversity of these colonies of helpful microbes, study shows

  • Timing of Zika Infection in Pregnancy May Be Key to Birth Defect Risk
    (15-Jun-2016)
    Colombian study found no cases of microcephaly when infection occurred in 3rd trimester

  • Timing of Zika Infection in Pregnancy May Be Key to Birth Defect Risk
    (15-Jun-2016)
    Colombian study found no cases of microcephaly when infection occurred in 3rd trimester

  • Breast-Feeding a Boon to Preemies' Hearts: Study
    (14-Jun-2016)
    Improvements seen in function and size 20 years later

  • Breast-Feeding a Boon to Preemies' Hearts: Study
    (14-Jun-2016)
    Improvements seen in function and size 20 years later

  • Zika Could Spread in Southern Europe This Summer
    (14-Jun-2016)
    Conditions will be ripe for transmission via Aedes aegypti mosquito, study warns

  • Antibiotics May Blunt Breast-Feeding's Benefits
    (13-Jun-2016)
    Infants given the drugs were prone to infections and obesity in childhood, researchers say

  • Couples Living in Zika Areas Should Delay Pregnancy, WHO Advises
    (10-Jun-2016)
    Agency acknowledges it's the only sure way to avoid having babies born with severe brain defect

  • Couples Living in Zika Areas Should Delay Pregnancy, WHO Advises
    (10-Jun-2016)
    Agency acknowledges it's the only sure way to avoid having babies born with severe brain defect

  • MS Stem Cell Therapy Succeeds But Poses Risks
    (10-Jun-2016)
    Toxic side effects of heavy chemo could limit use, researcher says

  • Upside of Late Delivery: Possible Brain Boost?
    (07-Jun-2016)
    Researchers find higher test scores during school years, but also risk of physical disabilities

  • Pregnant or Planning to Be? How to Protect Yourself From Zika Virus
    (07-Jun-2016)
    Men must do their part too, fetal medicine doctor says

  • Upside of Late Delivery: Possible Brain Boost?
    (07-Jun-2016)
    Researchers find higher test scores during school years, but also risk of physical disabilities

  • Pregnant or Planning to Be? How to Protect Yourself From Zika Virus
    (07-Jun-2016)
    Men must do their part too, fetal medicine doctor says

  • Upside of Late Delivery: Possible Brain Boost?
    (07-Jun-2016)
    Researchers find higher test scores during school years, but also risk of physical disabilities

  • Pregnant or Planning to Be? How to Protect Yourself From Zika Virus
    (07-Jun-2016)
    Men must do their part too, fetal medicine doctor says

  • Double Stem Cell Transplant May Help Fight a Childhood Cancer
    (07-Jun-2016)
    Tandem treatments might give survival edge to kids with neuroblastoma, researcher says

  • Report Hints Zika Can Spread Through Oral Sex
    (03-Jun-2016)
    French finding adds to growing evidence that sexual transmission of the virus more common than thought

  • Zika Threat Calls for Extra Mosquito Protection This Summer
    (02-Jun-2016)
    Experts offer tips on how to avoid infection

  • Stem Cells May Offer New Hope to Stroke Survivors
    (02-Jun-2016)
    Experimental procedure helped restore movement even a year post-stroke, small study finds

  • Girl With Zika Birth Defect Born at New Jersey Hospital
    (01-Jun-2016)
    The mother was apparently infected in her home country of Honduras, reports indicate

  • Most Americans Aware of Zika Threat, But Gaps in Knowledge Remain
    (31-May-2016)
    Mosquitoes main source of transmission, but many don't know virus can be spread through sex, HealthDay/Harris Poll finds

  • Zika Infections Through Sex More Common Than Thought: WHO
    (31-May-2016)
    Women planning to become pregnant should wait 8 weeks if they or partner live in areas where infections are occurring

  • Is Smoking During Pregnancy Tied to Offspring's Schizophrenia Risk?
    (27-May-2016)
    Scientists measured evidence of exposure in the womb and found an association, but not proof

  • Breast Milk Best From the Breast?
    (26-May-2016)
    Babies were more likely to get ear infections if they were fed pumped milk, study found

  • Some Experts Question Extent of Zika Threat to U.S.
    (26-May-2016)
    They say Gulf Coast states face risk, but most other states probably don't

  • Air Pollution Tied to Stillbirth in Small Study
    (25-May-2016)
    More research needed to explore potential link

  • Pot While Pregnant May Raise Premature Birth Risk: Study
    (25-May-2016)
    Experts' advice to expectant mothers on marijuana use is same as for alcohol and tobacco: Don't do it

  • Air Pollution Tied to Stillbirth in Small Study
    (25-May-2016)
    More research needed to explore potential link

  • Whooping Cough Shot Safe for Pregnant Women
    (23-May-2016)
    It also offers short-term protection to vulnerable newborns, researchers say

  • Whooping Cough Shot Safe for Pregnant Women
    (23-May-2016)
    It also offers short-term protection to vulnerable newborns, researchers say

  • Extreme 'Preemies' Often Have Lifelong Challenges
    (23-May-2016)
    Despite difficulties, study finds most live independently

  • Folic Acid for Moms-to-Be Not as Effective as Thought?
    (20-May-2016)
    Study authors stress women should still take the B vitamin before and during pregnancy

  • Cases of Pregnant U.S. Women With Zika Triple Under New Counting Method
    (20-May-2016)
    Two registries will track those who show lab evidence of infection, whether or not they ever had symptoms

  • Prior C-Section Raises Risk of Complications With Home Birth
    (19-May-2016)
    Experts point to lack of constant fetal monitoring, inability to perform emergency delivery if needed

  • Health Tip: Watch Medication Use During Pregnancy
    (19-May-2016)
    Here's what medical experts recommend

  • Prior C-Section Raises Risk of Complications With Home Birth
    (19-May-2016)
    Experts point to lack of constant fetal monitoring, inability to perform emergency delivery if needed

  • Prior C-Section Raises Risk of Complications With Home Birth
    (19-May-2016)
    Experts point to lack of constant fetal monitoring, inability to perform emergency delivery if needed

  • Pain, Epilepsy Drug Lyrica May Increase Birth Defects Risk, Study Suggests
    (18-May-2016)
    Expectant mothers should probably avoid the drug, experts say, although study didn't prove cause and effect

  • Pain, Epilepsy Drug Lyrica May Increase Birth Defects Risk, Study Suggests
    (18-May-2016)
    Expectant mothers should probably avoid the drug, experts say, although study didn't prove cause and effect

  • Pain, Epilepsy Drug Lyrica May Increase Birth Defects Risk, Study Suggests
    (18-May-2016)
    Expectant mothers should probably avoid the drug, experts say, although study didn't prove cause and effect

  • When New Moms Work Longer Hours, Breast-Feeding Takes a Back Seat
    (16-May-2016)
    Study found little change at 20 hours a week or less, but full-time employment was a different story

  • Children's Brains 'Light Up' at Sound of Mom's Voice
    (16-May-2016)
    Regions linked to emotions, facial recognition and social function were all activated in scan study

  • Many Fertility Apps, Websites Miss the Mark
    (13-May-2016)
    Study found only 4 of 53 online calculators accurately predicted best days for conception

  • Gestational Diabetes May Lead to More Body Fat on Babies
    (12-May-2016)
    Finding held even when mom-to-be's blood sugar condition was well-controlled

  • Gestational Diabetes May Lead to More Body Fat on Babies
    (12-May-2016)
    Finding held even when mom-to-be's blood sugar condition was well-controlled

  • Gestational Diabetes May Lead to More Body Fat on Babies
    (12-May-2016)
    Finding held even when mom-to-be's blood sugar condition was well-controlled

  • Mouse Models Reveal How Zika Infects Fetuses
    (11-May-2016)
    Virus attacks placenta first, then fetus, study shows

  • Too Much Folic Acid in Pregnancy Tied to Raised Autism Risk in Study
    (11-May-2016)
    But researchers stress that women should not throw away their supplements

  • Too Much Folic Acid in Pregnancy Tied to Raised Autism Risk in Study
    (11-May-2016)
    But researchers stress that women should not throw away their supplements

  • Mouse Models Reveal How Zika Infects Fetuses
    (11-May-2016)
    Virus attacks placenta first, then fetus, study shows

  • Study Links Excess Pre-Pregnancy Weight, Smoking to Heavy Kids
    (10-May-2016)
    Childhood obesity seems more likely when mothers are less educated

  • What You Need to Know About the Zika Virus
    (09-May-2016)
    As mosquito season approaches, people can take simple steps to protect themselves, health officials say

  • With Zika at the Doorstep, U.S. Health Officials Brace for Battle
    (09-May-2016)
    The mosquito-borne virus, which causes birth defects, expected to hit Gulf Coast states like Florida, Louisiana and Texas

  • Artificial Sweeteners During Pregnancy May Make for Heavier Infants
    (09-May-2016)
    Study found women who used them every day had babies who were twice as likely to be overweight by age 1 year

  • Artificial Sweeteners During Pregnancy May Make for Heavier Infants
    (09-May-2016)
    Study found women who used them every day had babies who were twice as likely to be overweight by age 1 year

  • What You Need to Know About the Zika Virus
    (09-May-2016)
    As mosquito season approaches, people can take simple steps to protect themselves, health officials say

  • Child's Obesity Tied to Mom's Pregnancy Weight: Study
    (09-May-2016)
    Elevated blood sugar may also 'imprint' baby for extra pounds

  • Targeted Drug-Delivery System May Treat Pregnancy Complications
    (09-May-2016)
    Approach used for fighting tumors could also safely get medicines to placenta, mouse study suggests

  • 5 Tips for New Moms
    (08-May-2016)
    Talk to a doctor before giving babies any vitamins or medications, FDA says

  • Zika Destroys Fetal Brain Cells, Lab Study Finds
    (06-May-2016)
    Virus appears to activate an immune system response that turns off or stunts cell development

  • Zika Destroys Fetal Brain Cells, Lab Study Finds
    (06-May-2016)
    Virus appears to activate an immune system response that turns off or stunts cell development

  • Zika Destroys Fetal Brain Cells, Lab Study Finds
    (06-May-2016)
    Virus appears to activate an immune system response that turns off or stunts cell development

  • Some Teen Girls Coerced Into Pregnancy: Study
    (05-May-2016)
    Small review finds high schoolers as young as 14 have had boyfriends who control their reproductive choices

  • Preemies' Brains Get Boost From Breast Milk
    (03-May-2016)
    MRI scans found infants who drank more of it had more brain tissue, study found

  • Expectant Mom's Flu Shot Protects 2
    (03-May-2016)
    Infants benefit when a woman gets her influenza immunization during pregnancy, study confirms

  • Expectant Mom's Flu Shot Protects 2
    (03-May-2016)
    Infants benefit when a woman gets her influenza immunization during pregnancy, study confirms

  • Health Tip: Avoid Alcohol While Nursing
    (29-Apr-2016)
    Help keep baby safe

  • Kids of Older Moms May Have a Leg Up on Their Peers
    (29-Apr-2016)
    They tend to be taller, better educated, and societal changes over time may be behind trend, study suggests

  • Kids of Older Moms May Have a Leg Up on Their Peers
    (29-Apr-2016)
    They tend to be taller, better educated, and societal changes over time may be behind trend, study suggests

  • Kids of Older Moms May Have a Leg Up on Their Peers
    (29-Apr-2016)
    They tend to be taller, better educated, and societal changes over time may be behind trend, study suggests

  • Teen Birth Rate at Record Low in U.S.
    (28-Apr-2016)
    They're delaying sex, using more effective birth control, CDC researcher says

  • Two Genes May Raise Odds for Fraternal Twin Pregnancies
    (28-Apr-2016)
    Variants make the release of multiple eggs more likely, researchers say

  • Births of Triplets, Quadruplets on Decline in U.S.: Report
    (28-Apr-2016)
    Improvements in infertility treatments led to fewer risky multiple births by 2014, experts say

  • Mild Air Pollution of Concern in Pregnancy
    (28-Apr-2016)
    Study found risk for a leading cause of premature birth began below EPA standards

  • Teen Birth Rate at Record Low in U.S.
    (28-Apr-2016)
    They're delaying sex, using more effective birth control, CDC researcher says

  • Births of Triplets, Quadruplets on Decline in U.S.: Report
    (28-Apr-2016)
    Improvements in infertility treatments led to fewer risky multiple births by 2014, experts say

  • Mild Air Pollution of Concern in Pregnancy
    (28-Apr-2016)
    Study found risk for a leading cause of premature birth began below EPA standards

  • Could a Cellular Tweak Someday 'Switch Off' Gray Hair?
    (28-Apr-2016)
    Scientists spot a molecular signal controlling skin and hair color

  • Mom's Pre-Pregnancy Weight May Help Predict Child's Size
    (27-Apr-2016)
    Study also found six months of breast-feeding offered protection against excess pounds in child

  • Mom's Pre-Pregnancy Weight May Help Predict Child's Size
    (27-Apr-2016)
    Study also found six months of breast-feeding offered protection against excess pounds in child

  • Mom's Pre-Pregnancy Weight May Help Predict Child's Size
    (27-Apr-2016)
    Study also found six months of breast-feeding offered protection against excess pounds in child

  • Mom's Pre-Pregnancy Weight May Help Predict Child's Size
    (27-Apr-2016)
    Study also found six months of breast-feeding offered protection against excess pounds in child

  • Drug for Yeast Infections May Raise Miscarriage Risk, FDA Warns
    (26-Apr-2016)
    Agency recommends alternatives to fluconazole for mothers-to-be until its review is complete

  • Drug for Yeast Infections May Raise Miscarriage Risk, FDA Warns
    (26-Apr-2016)
    Agency recommends alternatives to fluconazole for mothers-to-be until its review is complete

  • Fewer Children May Explain Why More Women Now Outlive Men
    (25-Apr-2016)
    As number of births started to decline century ago, females began living longer than males, researchers suggest

  • Female Pelvis Widens, Then Shrinks Over a Lifetime, Study Finds
    (25-Apr-2016)
    Timing of shifts, at puberty and menopause, suggest that estrogen is steering changes, researcher says

  • Fewer Children May Explain Why More Women Now Outlive Men
    (25-Apr-2016)
    As number of births started to decline century ago, females began living longer than males, researchers suggest

  • Certain Cancers Seem Less Likely for Kids of Hispanic Moms Born Outside U.S.
    (25-Apr-2016)
    Analyzing immigrant population can help identify tumor causes, researcher says

  • Fewer Children May Explain Why More Women Now Outlive Men
    (25-Apr-2016)
    As number of births started to decline century ago, females began living longer than males, researchers suggest

  • Contraception Safety Program for Acne Drug Failing in Canada
    (25-Apr-2016)
    Accutane raises risk of birth defects, but many women taking it don't follow guidelines to avoid pregnancy, study finds

  • Female Pelvis Widens, Then Shrinks Over a Lifetime, Study Finds
    (25-Apr-2016)
    Timing of shifts, at puberty and menopause, suggest that estrogen is steering changes, researcher says

  • Contraception Safety Program for Acne Drug Failing in Canada
    (25-Apr-2016)
    Accutane raises risk of birth defects, but many women taking it don't follow guidelines to avoid pregnancy, study finds

  • Businesses Should Be Mindful of Zika Danger to Workers, CDC Says
    (22-Apr-2016)
    One advisory: Let employees who feel nervous about travel to endemic areas stay put

  • Health Tip: How You Change During Early Pregnancy
    (20-Apr-2016)
    Here's what to expect

  • After Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes, Healthy Diet May Ease Blood Pressure
    (19-Apr-2016)
    Eating nutritious foods seems to counter higher risk, researchers find

  • After Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes, Healthy Diet May Ease Blood Pressure
    (19-Apr-2016)
    Eating nutritious foods seems to counter higher risk, researchers find

  • After Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes, Healthy Diet May Ease Blood Pressure
    (19-Apr-2016)
    Eating nutritious foods seems to counter higher risk, researchers find

  • Have Scientists Found 'Virginity Genes'?
    (18-Apr-2016)
    Study suggests link between timing of first sex, first baby and DNA

  • U.S. Health Experts Debate Advice to Women Once Zika Virus Arrives
    (15-Apr-2016)
    At issue: should women be told to avoid getting pregnant during mosquito season

  • Makers of Corn Masa Flour Can Add Folic Acid
    (14-Apr-2016)
    Vitamin helps prevent birth defects

  • Zika Virus Causes Brain Defects in Babies: CDC
    (13-Apr-2016)
    Agency says evidence confirms infection during early pregnancy leads to severe form of microcephaly

  • What Women Should Do to Guard Against Vision Loss
    (12-Apr-2016)
    They're more likely than men to lose sight from cataracts, glaucoma and other eye diseases, experts say

  • Life-Saving Health Care in Poor Nations Would Cost $5 Per Person: Study
    (11-Apr-2016)
    Money could expand basic health care services for mothers, babies and children in 74 nations

  • Common Infection Caused First U.S. Uterus Transplant to Fail, Hospital Says
    (11-Apr-2016)
    Blood supply to implanted organ was compromised, forcing its removal

  • Mom's Obesity, Diabetes May Spur Fetus to Grow Too Fast
    (08-Apr-2016)
    Finding suggests doctors might want to screen at-risk women sooner

  • Mom's Obesity, Diabetes May Spur Fetus to Grow Too Fast
    (08-Apr-2016)
    Finding suggests doctors might want to screen at-risk women sooner

  • Short Gap Between Pregnancies Tied to Higher Autism Risk?
    (07-Apr-2016)
    Data review can't prove cause-and-effect, but suggests that ideal spacing between children is 2 to 5 years

  • Short Gap Between Pregnancies Tied to Higher Autism Risk?
    (07-Apr-2016)
    Data review can't prove cause-and-effect, but suggests that ideal spacing between children is 2 to 5 years

  • Short Gap Between Pregnancies Tied to Higher Autism Risk?
    (07-Apr-2016)
    Data review can't prove cause-and-effect, but suggests that ideal spacing between children is 2 to 5 years

  • Pot Use During Pregnancy Tied to Low Birth Weight Babies
    (06-Apr-2016)
    Study also finds raised risk of newborns needing intensive care, but it doesn't prove cause-and-effect

  • CDC Zika Summit Details Plans to Fight Mosquito-Borne Illness
    (01-Apr-2016)
    The primary concern is potential for birth defects, officials say

  • Scientists Grow and Transplant Functioning Skin Onto Mice
    (01-Apr-2016)
    It's a promising start, but human version may be a decade or more away, researcher says

  • Flu Shot Might Cut Stillbirth Risk
    (31-Mar-2016)
    Australian researchers find possible link in large-scale study

  • Smoking During Pregnancy Seems to Alter Fetal DNA, Study Finds
    (31-Mar-2016)
    Discovery could help explain link between expectant moms' tobacco use and kids' health problems

  • Flu Shot Might Cut Stillbirth Risk
    (31-Mar-2016)
    Australian researchers find possible link in large-scale study

  • Smoking During Pregnancy Seems to Alter Fetal DNA, Study Finds
    (31-Mar-2016)
    Discovery could help explain link between expectant moms' tobacco use and kids' health problems

  • Flu Shot Might Cut Stillbirth Risk
    (31-Mar-2016)
    Australian researchers find possible link in large-scale study

  • Study Explores Mechanism Between Zika Virus, Birth Defects
    (30-Mar-2016)
    Protein on fetal stem cells provides pathway for Zika; discovery might lead to infection-blocking drugs, researchers say

  • Study Explores Mechanism Between Zika Virus, Birth Defects
    (30-Mar-2016)
    Protein on fetal stem cells provides pathway for Zika; discovery might lead to infection-blocking drugs, researchers say

  • Study Explores Mechanism Between Zika Virus, Birth Defects
    (30-Mar-2016)
    Protein on fetal stem cells provides pathway for Zika; discovery might lead to infection-blocking drugs, researchers say

  • First Treatment Approved for Disease Linked to Stem Cell Transplant
    (30-Mar-2016)
    Liver condition is rare, but deadly

  • Preterm Births Tied to Smog Cost U.S. Billions
    (29-Mar-2016)
    Researchers estimate toll of dirty air that triggers early birth can exceed $4 billion a year

  • Preterm Births Tied to Smog Cost U.S. Billions
    (29-Mar-2016)
    Researchers estimate toll of dirty air that triggers early birth can exceed $4 billion a year

  • Many Americans Misinformed About Zika Virus
    (29-Mar-2016)
    Harvard poll shows they don't know how virus spreads or how it affects health

  • Preterm Births Tied to Smog Cost U.S. Billions
    (29-Mar-2016)
    Researchers estimate toll of dirty air that triggers early birth can exceed $4 billion a year

  • Many Americans Misinformed About Zika Virus
    (29-Mar-2016)
    Harvard poll shows they don't know how virus spreads or how it affects health

  • Caffeine Intake -- Even Dad's -- Linked to Miscarriage, Study Says
    (25-Mar-2016)
    Behaviors prior to conception influence pregnancy loss

  • Caffeine Intake -- Even Dad's -- Linked to Miscarriage, Study Says
    (25-Mar-2016)
    Behaviors prior to conception influence pregnancy loss

  • Caffeine Intake -- Even Dad's -- Linked to Miscarriage, Study Says
    (25-Mar-2016)
    Behaviors prior to conception influence pregnancy loss

  • CDC Sets New Guidelines on Sex After Zika Exposure
    (25-Mar-2016)
    Men with known infection from the virus should wait 6 months before condom-free sex, agency says

  • More U.S. Women Delivering Babies at Home or Birth Centers
    (24-Mar-2016)
    Most tended to be low-risk pregnancies and Pacific Northwest saw greatest increase, study finds

  • More U.S. Women Delivering Babies at Home or Birth Centers
    (24-Mar-2016)
    Most tended to be low-risk pregnancies and Pacific Northwest saw greatest increase, study finds

  • More U.S. Women Delivering Babies at Home or Birth Centers
    (24-Mar-2016)
    Most tended to be low-risk pregnancies and Pacific Northwest saw greatest increase, study finds

  • 'Love Hormone' Levels in Pregnancy May Point to Risk for Postpartum Depression
    (24-Mar-2016)
    Goal is to identify and treat this mental health issue early

  • Women Who Survive Childhood Cancer Stand Good Chance of Having Kids: Study
    (23-Mar-2016)
    But same may not be as true for male survivors

  • Health Tip: Getting Enough Calories During Pregnancy
    (22-Mar-2016)
    Here's a breakdown by trimester

  • Pre-Pregnancy Stress May Affect Baby's Size
    (22-Mar-2016)
    Higher levels of the hormone cortisol linked to low birth weight infants, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Getting Enough Calories During Pregnancy
    (22-Mar-2016)
    Here's a breakdown by trimester

  • Pre-Pregnancy Stress May Affect Baby's Size
    (22-Mar-2016)
    Higher levels of the hormone cortisol linked to low birth weight infants, study suggests

  • CDC: 116 Cases of Zika in U.S. Residents in First 2 Months of Year
    (21-Mar-2016)
    Nearly all had a probable link to travel to a Zika-endemic area outside the United States, agency says

  • Women Who've Battled Postpartum Depression Often Limit Family Size
    (18-Mar-2016)
    They're unlikely to have more than two kids, researchers say

  • Women Who've Battled Postpartum Depression Often Limit Family Size
    (18-Mar-2016)
    They're unlikely to have more than two kids, researchers say

  • CDC: 116 Cases of Zika in U.S. Residents in First 2 Months of Year
    (18-Mar-2016)
    Nearly all had a probable link to travel to a Zika-endemic area outside the United States, agency says

  • Scientists Assess Risk to Pregnant Women Infected With Zika
    (16-Mar-2016)
    A woman infected in 1st trimester has 1 in 100 chance of delivering baby with microcephaly, data suggests

  • Scientists Say They've Created New Type of Stem Cells
    (16-Mar-2016)
    Carrying just one copy of human DNA instead of two, they might treat diseases where genetically identical cells are better

  • Anxiety, Depression May Reduce Women's Success With IVF: Study
    (15-Mar-2016)
    Researchers link these mental health problems to lower rates of pregnancy and live births

  • Repeat C-Section May Have No Long-Term Health Risk for Baby
    (15-Mar-2016)
    Scottish study finds no significant differences in learning disabilities, risk for various conditions

  • Mom's Weight, Blood Sugar Levels May Affect Newborn's Size
    (15-Mar-2016)
    Study found women who had more genes for obesity, high blood sugar levels tended to have heavier babies

  • Mom's Smoking May Put Kids at Higher Risk of COPD in Adulthood
    (11-Mar-2016)
    Risk was almost tripled when mothers smoked heavily, but study didn't prove cause and effect

  • Severe Migraines Linked to Complications During Pregnancy, Childbirth
    (11-Mar-2016)
    Women older than 35 appear most at risk, study finds

  • Severe Migraines Linked to Complications During Pregnancy, Childbirth
    (11-Mar-2016)
    Women older than 35 appear most at risk, study finds

  • If Younger Sibling Arrives Before 1st Grade, Kids Less Likely to Be Obese: Study
    (11-Mar-2016)
    But children who didn't have a younger sibling by first grade much more likely to be obese

  • Severe Migraines Linked to Complications During Pregnancy, Childbirth
    (11-Mar-2016)
    Women older than 35 appear most at risk, study finds

  • In Zika Fight, FDA Gives Tentative OK to Tests of Gene-Modified Mosquito
    (11-Mar-2016)
    Agency says testing the insects in Florida Keys poses little risk to people, animals and the environment

  • Another Neurological Disorder Tied to Zika
    (10-Mar-2016)
    It may cause meningoencephalitis, an infection and swelling of the brain, researchers say

  • Zika Poses Serious Threat to Puerto Rico: U.S. Health Officials
    (10-Mar-2016)
    They say funds needed to battle the virus, which has been linked to severe birth defects

  • Combo Treatment Protects Pregnant Women, Fetuses From Malaria in Study
    (09-Mar-2016)
    Findings suggest older medication is losing effectiveness, researchers say

  • Woman Who Had 1st U.S. Uterus Transplant Loses the Organ Due to Complication
    (09-Mar-2016)
    Doctors at Cleveland Clinic aren't yet revealing what went wrong, but stress that procedure does have risks

  • Scientists Use Stem Cells to Correct Infant Cataracts
    (09-Mar-2016)
    Leaving these cells behind during removal of damaged tissue led to regeneration of new, clear lens

  • Lack of Stem Cells May Be Key to Repeat Miscarriages
    (08-Mar-2016)
    Potential clues to recurrent loss might found in lining of uterus, researchers say

  • Lack of Stem Cells May Be Key to Repeat Miscarriages
    (08-Mar-2016)
    Potential clues to recurrent loss might found in lining of uterus, researchers say

  • Most Pediatricians Don't Ask About Mom's Depression
    (07-Mar-2016)
    About 4 in 10 moms with young kids affected, which can have harmful effects on families, researchers say

  • Low Prenatal Vitamin D Linked to Later MS in Offspring
    (07-Mar-2016)
    Study compared Finnish adults with and without multiple sclerosis, but more research is needed

  • First U.S. Uterus Transplant Patient Grateful for Chance to Have Children
    (07-Mar-2016)
    She will have to wait a year before she can try to become pregnant, Cleveland Clinic doctors say

  • Safe Treatments Available for Expectant Moms' Skin Conditions
    (04-Mar-2016)
    But dermatologist recommends using only the mildest effective ones

  • Safe Treatments Available for Expectant Moms' Skin Conditions
    (04-Mar-2016)
    But dermatologist recommends using only the mildest effective ones

  • Safe Treatments Available for Expectant Moms' Skin Conditions
    (04-Mar-2016)
    But dermatologist recommends using only the mildest effective ones

  • Scientists Report Insights Into Zika Virus and Birth Defect
    (04-Mar-2016)
    The pathogen appears to attack cells crucial to the developing fetal brain

  • Inducing Labor May Not Boost C-Section Risk
    (02-Mar-2016)
    Study also found that prompting delivery in 39th week did not affect health of baby or mother

  • Vitamin D While Pregnant Won't Boost Most Infants' Bone Health, Study Says
    (02-Mar-2016)
    Only babies born in winter might benefit from mom's 'sunshine vitamin' supplements

  • Inducing Labor May Not Boost C-Section Risk
    (02-Mar-2016)
    Study also found that prompting delivery in 39th week did not affect health of baby or mother

  • Steep Decline in Unintended Pregnancies in U.S., Study Finds
    (02-Mar-2016)
    Falloff may be attributed to growing IUD use

  • Inducing Labor May Not Boost C-Section Risk
    (02-Mar-2016)
    Study also found that prompting delivery in 39th week did not affect health of baby or mother

  • Study Finds Shortage of Surgeries in World's Poorest Countries
    (01-Mar-2016)
    Report reveals 'huge disparities' around the globe

  • Traffic Pollution Tied to Preterm Birth Risk for Asthmatic Women
    (01-Mar-2016)
    Exposure could affect aspects of fetal development, study suggests

  • Traffic Pollution Tied to Preterm Birth Risk for Asthmatic Women
    (01-Mar-2016)
    Exposure could affect aspects of fetal development, study suggests

  • Zika Found in 9 U.S. Pregnancies, Outcomes Often Severe: CDC
    (29-Feb-2016)
    Four cases ended in either miscarriage or abortion, one involved severe birth defect

  • Zika Found in 9 U.S. Pregnancies, Outcomes Often Severe: CDC
    (29-Feb-2016)
    Four cases ended in either miscarriage or abortion, one involved severe birth defect

  • Zika Found in 9 U.S. Pregnancies, Outcomes Often Severe: CDC
    (29-Feb-2016)
    Four cases ended in either miscarriage or abortion, one involved severe birth defect

  • Urinary Incontinence Risk Rises Slightly After Vaginal Birth, Study Finds
    (26-Feb-2016)
    But the risks that come with an elective C-section must be considered as well, experts say

  • Zika Found in 9 U.S. Pregnancies, Outcomes Often Severe: CDC
    (26-Feb-2016)
    Four cases ended in either miscarriage or abortion, one involved severe birth defect

  • Health Tip: Prepping for Pregnancy
    (26-Feb-2016)
    Get to a healthy body weight

  • Urinary Incontinence Risk Rises Slightly After Vaginal Birth, Study Finds
    (26-Feb-2016)
    But the risks that come with an elective C-section must be considered as well, experts say

  • Surgeons Perform First U.S. Uterus Transplant
    (26-Feb-2016)
    'Life-enhancing' procedure offers womb-less women a chance at pregnancy

  • Zika Found in 9 U.S. Pregnancies, Outcomes Often Severe: CDC
    (26-Feb-2016)
    Four cases ended in either miscarriage or abortion, one involved severe birth defect

  • Health Tip: Prepping for Pregnancy
    (26-Feb-2016)
    Get to a healthy body weight

  • Zika Found in 9 U.S. Pregnancies, Outcomes Often Severe: CDC
    (26-Feb-2016)
    Four cases ended in either miscarriage or abortion, one involved severe birth defect

  • Study Details Dire Consequences of Fetal Alcohol Disorders
    (25-Feb-2016)
    Behavioral, mental health issues require early attention, researcher says

  • Report Suggests Zika's Effect on Fetus May Be Even Deadlier Than Thought
    (25-Feb-2016)
    But some scientists say link is still inconclusive

  • In Mice, Scientists Turn Stem Cells Into Sperm
    (25-Feb-2016)
    Researchers from China say lab tests produced fertile offspring

  • Prenatal Use of HIV Drug May Slow Child's Development Slightly
    (23-Feb-2016)
    Small language delays seen in babies after mothers took atazanavir to prevent transmission of virus

  • Prenatal Use of HIV Drug May Slow Child's Development Slightly
    (23-Feb-2016)
    Small language delays seen in babies after mothers took atazanavir to prevent transmission of virus

  • Obama Asks Congress for $1.9 Billion to Battle Zika Virus
    (23-Feb-2016)
    Money would go toward mosquito-control programs, vaccine development and tests to better spot the virus

  • Prenatal Use of HIV Drug May Slow Child's Development Slightly
    (23-Feb-2016)
    Small language delays seen in babies after mothers took atazanavir to prevent transmission of virus

  • CDC Cites 14 Potential New Cases of Zika Transmitted By Sex
    (23-Feb-2016)
    Men who've recently traveled to endemic areas should abstain from sex or use a condom, agency says

  • Prenatal Use of HIV Drug May Slow Child's Development Slightly
    (23-Feb-2016)
    Small language delays seen in babies after mothers took atazanavir to prevent transmission of virus

  • Texas Hospitals Develop Rapid Test for Zika Virus Detection
    (23-Feb-2016)
    But it will only be available at hospitals that developed it for now, research team says

  • More Hospitals Offer Donor Breast Milk to Help Preemie Babies
    (22-Feb-2016)
    Practice may boost breast-feeding, reduce dangerous gut infections, study says

  • More Hospitals Offer Donor Breast Milk to Help Preemie Babies
    (22-Feb-2016)
    Practice may boost breast-feeding, reduce dangerous gut infections, study says

  • Heart Irregularities May Be Linked to Pregnancy Complication
    (22-Feb-2016)
    Study might help identify which women could develop high blood pressure while expecting

  • Heart Irregularities May Be Linked to Pregnancy Complication
    (22-Feb-2016)
    Study might help identify which women could develop high blood pressure while expecting

  • Check Newborns of Women Who Visited Zika-Prone Areas for Infection: CDC
    (19-Feb-2016)
    Advisory is for babies of any woman who's been in such a locale within 2 weeks of delivery, CDC says

  • Risk of Preemie Birth May Rise for Depressed Parents-to-Be
    (19-Feb-2016)
    Treating expectant mothers -- and fathers -- might help prevent early birth, study suggests

  • Finding Suggests Zika Virus Can Move From Mother to Child During Pregnancy
    (18-Feb-2016)
    Discovery adds to signs it might have caused thousands of Brazilian babies to be born with birth defect

  • Pregnancy After 40 May Boost Risk of 'Bleeding' Stroke Later: Study
    (17-Feb-2016)
    But researchers aren't sure about reasons for the apparent link

  • Prenatal Diet Rich in Vitamin D May Cut Allergy Risk in Kids: Study
    (17-Feb-2016)
    But supplements don't offer the same protection, researchers say

  • Prenatal Diet Rich in Vitamin D May Cut Allergy Risk in Kids: Study
    (17-Feb-2016)
    But supplements don't offer the same protection, researchers say

  • Pregnancy After 40 May Boost Risk of 'Bleeding' Stroke Later: Study
    (17-Feb-2016)
    But researchers aren't sure about reasons for the apparent link

  • Pregnancy May Ease PTSD for Some Women, Study Finds
    (16-Feb-2016)
    But symptoms may worsen for 1 in 4 with low levels of the stress disorder, research suggests

  • Pregnancy May Ease PTSD for Some Women, Study Finds
    (16-Feb-2016)
    But symptoms may worsen for 1 in 4 with low levels of the stress disorder, research suggests

  • In Fight Against Zika Virus, Officials Consider Genetically Modified Mosquitoes
    (16-Feb-2016)
    The goal: Sterile males would mate with females that carry the germ suspected of causing birth defects

  • In Fight Against Zika Virus, Officials Consider Genetically Modified Mosquitoes
    (16-Feb-2016)
    The goal: Sterile males would mate with females that carry the germ suspected of causing birth defects

  • Lots of Fish in Pregnancy Tied to Higher Obesity Risk in Kids
    (15-Feb-2016)
    Study couldn't determine what's causing the link, but certain toxins, such as mercury, may be to blame

  • WHO: Neurological Disorder on the Rise in Zika Zones
    (15-Feb-2016)
    But U.N. health agency says too soon to prove link between Guillain-Barre syndrome and Zika-causing mosquitoes

  • Lots of Fish in Pregnancy Tied to Higher Obesity Risk in Kids
    (15-Feb-2016)
    Study couldn't determine what's causing the link, but certain toxins, such as mercury, may be to blame

  • WHO: Neurological Disorder on the Rise in Zika Zones
    (15-Feb-2016)
    But U.N. health agency says too soon to prove link between Guillain-Barre syndrome and Zika-causing mosquitoes

  • Antidepressant Effexor Linked to Postpartum Bleeding in Study
    (12-Feb-2016)
    Other depression drugs known as SSRIs did not show risk, researchers say

  • Women With Asthma May Be Prone to Fertility Problems: Study
    (12-Feb-2016)
    It might take longer to get pregnant and that difficulty increases with age, research suggests

  • Researchers Probe Colombia's Claim of No Birth Defects Linked to Zika
    (12-Feb-2016)
    Major public health institutions say it's too soon to tell whether the report is accurate

  • CDC Offering Zika Virus Tests for Pregnant Women
    (12-Feb-2016)
    Two U.S. women who contracted the virus while abroad suffered miscarriages, according to reports

  • Antidepressant Effexor Linked to Postpartum Bleeding in Study
    (12-Feb-2016)
    Other depression drugs known as SSRIs did not show risk, researchers say

  • Researchers Probe Colombia's Claim of No Birth Defects Linked to Zika
    (12-Feb-2016)
    Major public health institutions say it's too soon to tell whether the report is accurate

  • CDC Offering Zika Virus Tests for Pregnant Women
    (12-Feb-2016)
    Two U.S. women who contracted the virus while abroad suffered miscarriages, according to reports

  • CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and Microcephaly
    (11-Feb-2016)
    Germ found in tissues of 2 Brazilian babies who died from the birth defect marked by undersized heads, brains

  • CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and Microcephaly in Brazil
    (11-Feb-2016)
    And two U.S. women who contracted the virus while abroad suffered miscarriages, according to reports

  • CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and Microcephaly
    (11-Feb-2016)
    Germ found in tissues of 2 Brazilian babies who died from the birth defect marked by undersized heads, brains

  • CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and Microcephaly in Brazil
    (11-Feb-2016)
    And two U.S. women who contracted the virus while abroad suffered miscarriages, according to reports

  • Birth Defect Tied to Zika Virus Can Leave Children With Lifetime of Health Woes
    (10-Feb-2016)
    But some with less severe brain defects may live a much more normal life, experts say

  • Many U.S. Women Still Smoke Before, During Pregnancy: Report
    (10-Feb-2016)
    Smoking puts about 300,000 infants at risk each year, experts say

  • Prenatal Acetaminophen Use Tied to Higher Asthma Risk in Kids: Study
    (10-Feb-2016)
    But the effect was small and experts say there's no reason to switch to other painkillers

  • Birth Defect Tied to Zika Virus Can Leave Children With Lifetime of Health Woes
    (10-Feb-2016)
    But some with less severe brain defects may live a much more normal life, experts say

  • Many U.S. Women Still Smoke Before, During Pregnancy: Report
    (10-Feb-2016)
    Smoking puts about 300,000 infants at risk each year, experts say

  • Prenatal Acetaminophen Use Tied to Higher Asthma Risk in Kids: Study
    (10-Feb-2016)
    But the effect was small and experts say there's no reason to switch to other painkillers

  • Pregnant Women Benefit From Tamiflu at First Sign of Flu: Study
    (09-Feb-2016)
    During pregnancy, risk of serious complications and death from the illness intensifies

  • Pregnant Women Benefit From Tamiflu at First Sign of Flu: Study
    (09-Feb-2016)
    During pregnancy, risk of serious complications and death from the illness intensifies

  • Pregnant Women Benefit From Tamiflu at First Sign of Flu: Study
    (09-Feb-2016)
    During pregnancy, risk of serious complications and death from the illness intensifies

  • Health Tip: Protect Against Group B Strep During Pregnancy
    (08-Feb-2016)
    Expectant moms should be tested, CDC says

  • White House Seeks $1.8 Billion to Fight Zika Virus
    (08-Feb-2016)
    Emergency funds from Congress would combat the global health threat, officials say

  • Health Tip: Protect Against Group B Strep During Pregnancy
    (08-Feb-2016)
    Expectant moms should be tested, CDC says

  • White House Seeks $1.8 Billion to Fight Zika Virus
    (08-Feb-2016)
    Emergency funds from Congress would combat the global health threat, officials say

  • CDC Adds New Zika Warning for Pregnant Women and Their Sex Partners
    (05-Feb-2016)
    Women should not have sex while pregnant if male partners have visited or live in Zika-affected areas, agency says

  • CDC Adds New Zika Warning for Pregnant Women and Their Sex Partners
    (05-Feb-2016)
    Women should not have sex while pregnant if male partners have visited or live in Zika-affected areas, agency says

  • Too Much, Too Little Sleep During Pregnancy May Prompt Weight Gain
    (04-Feb-2016)
    Finding points to why sleep problems may be linked to poor pregnancy outcomes, researcher says

  • Daily Bit of Chocolate in Pregnancy May Help Mom, Baby
    (04-Feb-2016)
    No matter what the level of healthy flavanols, improvements seen in circulatory health

  • Too Much, Too Little Sleep During Pregnancy May Prompt Weight Gain
    (04-Feb-2016)
    Finding points to why sleep problems may be linked to poor pregnancy outcomes, researcher says

  • Daily Bit of Chocolate in Pregnancy May Help Mom, Baby
    (04-Feb-2016)
    No matter what the level of healthy flavanols, improvements seen in circulatory health

  • Steroids Might Help More Than Just Very Premature Babies: Study
    (04-Feb-2016)
    Researchers found they reduced risk for respiratory problems in infants born at 34 to 36 weeks

  • Daily Bit of Chocolate in Pregnancy May Help Mom, Baby
    (04-Feb-2016)
    No matter what the level of healthy flavanols, improvements seen in circulatory health

  • Texas Health Officials Report Sexually Transmitted Case of Zika Virus
    (03-Feb-2016)
    News comes day after WHO declared pathogen a global health threat

  • Diabetes Drug May Not Help Obese Women Have Normal-Weight Babies
    (03-Feb-2016)
    But study says metformin did reduce weight gain, lower risk of dangerously high blood pressure in moms-to-be

  • Red Cross Takes Steps to Keep Zika Virus Out of Blood Supply
    (03-Feb-2016)
    Agency asks potential donors who have traveled to areas where virus is active to wait 28 days

  • Diabetes Drug May Not Help Obese Women Have Normal-Weight Babies
    (03-Feb-2016)
    But study says metformin did reduce weight gain, lower risk of dangerously high blood pressure in moms-to-be

  • Texas Health Officials Report Sexually Transmitted Case of Zika Virus
    (03-Feb-2016)
    News comes day after WHO declared pathogen a global health threat

  • Diabetes Drug May Not Help Obese Women Have Normal-Weight Babies
    (03-Feb-2016)
    But study says metformin did reduce weight gain, lower risk of dangerously high blood pressure in moms-to-be

  • Red Cross Takes Steps to Keep Zika Virus Out of Blood Supply
    (03-Feb-2016)
    Agency asks potential donors who have traveled to areas where virus is active to wait 28 days

  • Millions of Pregnant Women Put Their Babies at Risk With Alcohol: CDC
    (02-Feb-2016)
    Birth defects caused by drinking are totally preventable, agency officials say

  • Babies Born Late May Be at Risk for Complications: Study
    (02-Feb-2016)
    Researchers say finding confirms value of inducing labor after due date has passed

  • Millions of Pregnant Women Put Their Babies at Risk With Alcohol: CDC
    (02-Feb-2016)
    Birth defects caused by drinking are totally preventable, agency officials say

  • Babies Born Late May Be at Risk for Complications: Study
    (02-Feb-2016)
    Researchers say finding confirms value of inducing labor after due date has passed

  • Millions of Pregnant Women Put Their Babies at Risk With Alcohol: CDC
    (02-Feb-2016)
    Birth defects caused by drinking are totally preventable, agency officials say

  • Scientists Find Stem Cells That Might Repair Skull, Face Bones
    (02-Feb-2016)
    Discovery made in mice may help people with congenital deformities, trauma and cancer

  • Could C-Section Baby Benefit From Mom's Vaginal Fluids?
    (01-Feb-2016)
    Small study suggests it's possible to partially restore good bacteria to cesarean infants

  • Could C-Section Baby Benefit From Mom's Vaginal Fluids?
    (01-Feb-2016)
    Small study suggests it's possible to partially restore good bacteria to cesarean infants

  • Air Pollution Linked to Risk of Preterm Birth
    (01-Feb-2016)
    Study doesn't prove cause-and-effect, but researchers believe the association is significant

  • WHO: Zika Virus an International Health Threat
    (01-Feb-2016)
    Virus suspected of causing birth defects could lead to 4 million cases in Americas in next year, agency says

  • Air Pollution Linked to Risk of Preterm Birth
    (01-Feb-2016)
    Study doesn't prove cause-and-effect, but researchers believe the association is significant

  • WHO: Zika Virus an International Health Threat
    (01-Feb-2016)
    Virus suspected of causing birth defects could lead to 4 million cases in Americas in next year, agency says

  • Study: Small Bump in Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Might Harm Baby
    (01-Feb-2016)
    Risks for low birth weight and stillbirth increase, research suggests

  • Mistakes During Delivery Rarely Cause Newborn Brain Damage, Study Contends
    (29-Jan-2016)
    Findings suggest closer scrutiny needed during the 2 hours following birth

  • Worldwide Boost in Breast-Feeding Could Save 800,000 Lives: Study
    (29-Jan-2016)
    Global economy would also benefit from more mothers nursing their babies, study contends

  • Worldwide Boost in Breast-Feeding Could Save 800,000 Lives: Study
    (29-Jan-2016)
    Global economy would also benefit from more mothers nursing their babies, study contends

  • U.S. Weighs Changes to Blood Donations in Response to Zika Virus Outbreak
    (29-Jan-2016)
    Temporary ban might be imposed on travelers returning from countries where the virus has taken hold

  • Study Links Diabetes, Obesity in Moms-to-Be to Higher Autism Risk in Kids
    (29-Jan-2016)
    Combination may nearly quadruple risk, researchers say, but their review did not prove cause-and-effect

  • U.S. Weighs Changes to Blood Donations in Response to Zika Virus Outbreak
    (29-Jan-2016)
    Temporary ban might be imposed on travelers returning from countries where the virus has taken hold

  • Prenatal Antidepressant Use Not Linked to Infant Heart Defects: Study
    (28-Jan-2016)
    Obesity, alcohol and illicit drugs are greater threats in pregnancy, researchers find

  • Zika Vaccine Efforts Get Boost From Prior Research
    (28-Jan-2016)
    U.S. health officials say valuable lessons were learned during battles against other mosquito-borne viruses

  • Prenatal Antidepressant Use Not Linked to Infant Heart Defects: Study
    (28-Jan-2016)
    Obesity, alcohol and illicit drugs are greater threats in pregnancy, researchers find

  • Zika Vaccine Efforts Get Boost From Prior Research
    (28-Jan-2016)
    U.S. health officials say valuable lessons were learned during battles against other mosquito-borne viruses

  • CDC Broadens Zika Virus Travel Alert for Pregnant Women
    (27-Jan-2016)
    U.S. agency says those at risk should avoid U.S. Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic

  • CDC Broadens Zika Virus Travel Alert for Pregnant Women
    (27-Jan-2016)
    U.S. agency says those at risk should avoid U.S. Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic

  • Prenatal Vitamin D Supplements May Not Lower Baby's Asthma Risk: Study
    (26-Jan-2016)
    But since the nutrient can help ease other ills, supplementation may not be a bad idea, experts say

  • Depression Screening Should Include All Pregnant, Postpartum Women: Panel
    (26-Jan-2016)
    As many as 1 in 10 shows signs of mood disorder after birth, says task force

  • Rate of Severe Stomach Birth Defect Increased Over Two Decades: CDC
    (25-Jan-2016)
    Gastroschisis, a hole in the abdominal wall, more common in babies born to teen mothers

  • Obstetricians' Group Urges Docs to Help Support Breast-Feeding
    (25-Jan-2016)
    Physicians can be resource for new moms, says American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

  • Rate of Severe Stomach Birth Defect Increased Over Two Decades: CDC
    (25-Jan-2016)
    Gastroschisis, a hole in the abdominal wall, more common in babies born to teen mothers

  • Zika Virus Expected to Spread North Through U.S.: WHO
    (25-Jan-2016)
    Common mosquito spreads infection; Americans have no immunity

  • Rate of Severe Stomach Birth Defect Increased Over Two Decades: CDC
    (25-Jan-2016)
    Gastroschisis, a hole in the abdominal wall, more common in babies born to teen mothers

  • Zika Virus Expected to Spread North Through U.S.: WHO
    (25-Jan-2016)
    Common mosquito spreads infection; Americans have no immunity

  • Obesity Before Pregnancy Tied to Raised Risk of Newborn Death
    (22-Jan-2016)
    Infant deaths related to premature delivery are doubled in obese women, researchers say

  • Obesity Before Pregnancy Tied to Raised Risk of Newborn Death
    (22-Jan-2016)
    Infant deaths related to premature delivery are doubled in obese women, researchers say

  • U.S. Ob-Gyn Group Supports Zika Virus Travel Precautions
    (22-Jan-2016)
    Also, CDC adds 8 more countries to list that pregnant American women may want to avoid

  • Obesity Before Pregnancy Tied to Raised Risk of Newborn Death
    (22-Jan-2016)
    Infant deaths related to premature delivery are doubled in obese women, researchers say

  • U.S. Ob-Gyn Group Supports Zika Virus Travel Precautions
    (22-Jan-2016)
    Also, CDC adds 8 more countries to list that pregnant American women may want to avoid

  • Zika Virus Likely to Spread to Southern United States, Experts Predict
    (21-Jan-2016)
    They say it's only matter of time before the mosquito-borne disease tied to birth defect is transmitted here

  • Zika Virus Likely to Spread to Southern United States, Experts Predict
    (21-Jan-2016)
    They say it's only matter of time before the mosquito-borne disease tied to birth defect is transmitted here

  • Simple Blood Test May Predict a Blood Cancer's Return
    (21-Jan-2016)
    Results might help doctors decide which patients need a stem cell transplant after chemo

  • During Pregnancy, Skin Cancer May Be Deadlier: Study
    (20-Jan-2016)
    Pregnancy hormones may fuel melanoma, researchers say

  • During Pregnancy, Skin Cancer May Be Deadlier: Study
    (20-Jan-2016)
    Pregnancy hormones may fuel melanoma, researchers say

  • Stillbirths Still Too Common Worldwide
    (19-Jan-2016)
    Nearly 7,200 deaths occur each day, research shows

  • Stillbirths Still Too Common Worldwide
    (19-Jan-2016)
    Nearly 7,200 deaths occur each day, research shows

  • Stillbirths Still Too Common Worldwide
    (19-Jan-2016)
    Nearly 7,200 deaths occur each day, research shows

  • Stillbirths Still Too Common Worldwide
    (19-Jan-2016)
    Nearly 7,200 deaths occur each day, research shows

  • Average Age of First-Time Moms in U.S. Still Rising: CDC
    (14-Jan-2016)
    Delaying pregnancy means smaller families and implications for overall population, expert says

  • Average Age of First-Time Moms in U.S. Still Rising: CDC
    (14-Jan-2016)
    Delaying pregnancy means smaller families and implications for overall population, expert says

  • Average Age of First-Time Moms in U.S. Still Rising: CDC
    (14-Jan-2016)
    Delaying pregnancy means smaller families and implications for overall population, expert says

  • Having More Kids May Slow Mom's Aging, Study Says
    (13-Jan-2016)
    Women with multiple children seem to have healthier DNA

  • Studies: 2 Ways Obamacare Is Saving Money
    (13-Jan-2016)
    Hospital reimbursements up, births to young moms more often privately covered, researchers say

  • Having More Kids May Slow Mom's Aging, Study Says
    (13-Jan-2016)
    Women with multiple children seem to have healthier DNA

  • Spike in Newborn Drug-Withdrawal Tied to Prenatal Painkiller Use
    (13-Jan-2016)
    Rise in 'neonatal abstinence syndrome' may be due to prescription narcotic use in pregnancy, expert says

  • Having More Kids May Slow Mom's Aging, Study Says
    (13-Jan-2016)
    Women with multiple children seem to have healthier DNA

  • Pre-Pregnancy Potato Consumption Linked to Gestational Diabetes
    (13-Jan-2016)
    Five cups of spuds weekly boosts odds by 50 percent, research suggests

  • Pre-Pregnancy Potato Consumption Linked to Gestational Diabetes
    (13-Jan-2016)
    Five cups of spuds weekly boosts odds by 50 percent, research suggests

  • Spike in Newborn Drug-Withdrawal Tied to Prenatal Painkiller Use
    (13-Jan-2016)
    Rise in 'neonatal abstinence syndrome' may be due to prescription narcotic use in pregnancy, expert says

  • Pre-Pregnancy Potato Consumption Linked to Gestational Diabetes
    (13-Jan-2016)
    Five cups of spuds weekly boosts odds by 50 percent, research suggests

  • Infant Delivery and Feeding Methods Can Affect Gut Composition
    (11-Jan-2016)
    Study shows vaginal birth and breast-feeding create different intestinal bacteria from C-section and formula

  • Infant Delivery and Feeding Methods Can Affect Gut Composition
    (11-Jan-2016)
    Study shows vaginal birth and breast-feeding create different intestinal bacteria from C-section and formula

  • No Link Between 'the Pill' and Birth Defects: Study
    (07-Jan-2016)
    Findings should reassure women and their doctors, experts say

  • Study Ties Autism Risk to Prenatal Exposure to Asthma Drugs
    (06-Jan-2016)
    But taking beta-agonists during pregnancy also might benefit fetus, researchers say

  • Blood Test May Help Rule Out Pregnancy Complication: Study
    (06-Jan-2016)
    Women with suspected pre-eclampsia are often hospitalized

  • Study Ties Autism Risk to Prenatal Exposure to Asthma Drugs
    (06-Jan-2016)
    But taking beta-agonists during pregnancy also might benefit fetus, researchers say

  • Blood Test May Help Rule Out Pregnancy Complication: Study
    (06-Jan-2016)
    Women with suspected pre-eclampsia are often hospitalized

  • Antifungal for Yeast Infections Tied to Miscarriage Risk
    (05-Jan-2016)
    The oral drug fluconazole may increase the risk, Danish researchers say

  • Antifungal for Yeast Infections Tied to Miscarriage Risk
    (05-Jan-2016)
    The oral drug fluconazole may increase the risk, Danish researchers say

  • Antifungal for Yeast Infections Tied to Miscarriage Risk
    (05-Jan-2016)
    The oral drug fluconazole may increase the risk, Danish researchers say

  • Kids Born Through IVF Show No Higher Risk for Developmental Delays: Study
    (04-Jan-2016)
    Other infertility treatments also don't seem to interfere with child development

  • Kids Born Through IVF Show No Higher Risk for Developmental Delays: Study
    (04-Jan-2016)
    Other infertility treatments also don't seem to interfere with child development

  • Study Links Home Births to Slightly Higher Infant Death Risk
    (30-Dec-2015)
    But overall odds are still low, experts say

  • Study Links Home Births to Slightly Higher Infant Death Risk
    (30-Dec-2015)
    But overall odds are still low, experts say

  • Study Links Home Births to Slightly Higher Infant Death Risk
    (30-Dec-2015)
    But overall odds are still low, experts say

  • Study: Extremely Premature Babies at Greater Risk for Autism
    (28-Dec-2015)
    Researchers identified differences in the brains of these newborns

  • Study: Extremely Premature Babies at Greater Risk for Autism
    (28-Dec-2015)
    Researchers identified differences in the brains of these newborns

  • Study: Extremely Premature Babies at Greater Risk for Autism
    (28-Dec-2015)
    Researchers identified differences in the brains of these newborns

  • The Younger the Mother, the Worse Her Health at Midlife: Study
    (27-Dec-2015)
    Those who waited until at least 25 fared better at 40, researchers say

  • U.S. Births Up, Teen and Preterm Deliveries Down: CDC
    (23-Dec-2015)
    Positive trends mean healthier babies, doctors say

  • U.S. Births Up, Teen and Preterm Deliveries Down: CDC
    (23-Dec-2015)
    Positive trends mean healthier babies, doctors say

  • U.S. Births Up, Teen and Preterm Deliveries Down: CDC
    (23-Dec-2015)
    Positive trends mean healthier babies, doctors say

  • U.S. Births Up, Teen and Preterm Deliveries Down: CDC
    (23-Dec-2015)
    Positive trends mean healthier babies, doctors say

  • Skin-to-Skin Contact May Lower Preemies' Risk of Death: Review
    (22-Dec-2015)
    Prolonged touching with mom in intensive care unit also reduced chances of blood infections

  • More IVF Tries Improve Odds of Having a Baby
    (22-Dec-2015)
    Some couples have success after six cycles or more, researchers say

  • Skin-to-Skin Contact May Lower Preemies' Risk of Death: Review
    (22-Dec-2015)
    Prolonged touching with mom in intensive care unit also reduced chances of blood infections

  • Home Births May Be Safe for 'Low-Risk' Pregnancies: Study
    (21-Dec-2015)
    But critic dismisses the Canadian findings as incomplete, not applicable to the U.S.

  • Study Touts Benefits of Group Prenatal Care
    (21-Dec-2015)
    Spending time with other pregnant women, sharing experiences may help young mothers-to-be

  • Home Births May Be Safe for 'Low-Risk' Pregnancies: Study
    (21-Dec-2015)
    But critic dismisses the Canadian findings as incomplete, not applicable to the U.S.

  • Home Births May Be Safe for 'Low-Risk' Pregnancies: Study
    (21-Dec-2015)
    But critic dismisses the Canadian findings as incomplete, not applicable to the U.S.

  • Stem Cell Transplants May Not Help Tough-to-Treat Crohn's, Study Says
    (15-Dec-2015)
    High risk of infection is a deterrent, too

  • Antidepressants in Pregnancy May Raise Autism Risk, Study Suggests
    (14-Dec-2015)
    But depression, not medication, might be a possible trigger, experts say

  • U.S. Abortion Rate Hits Record Low: CDC
    (11-Dec-2015)
    Greater use of more effective birth control may help explain trend, expert says

  • U.S. Abortion Rate Hits Record Low: CDC
    (11-Dec-2015)
    Greater use of more effective birth control may help explain trend, expert says

  • Mom-to-Be's Smoking Tied to Poorer Fitness in Sons
    (09-Dec-2015)
    Higher body mass index in mother also linked to worse performance by young men on running test

  • CDC: Too Few Schools Teach Prevention of HIV, STDs, Pregnancy
    (09-Dec-2015)
    Fewer than half of high schools, one-fifth of middle schools cover all 16 recommended topics, agency says

  • Mom-to-Be's Smoking Tied to Poorer Fitness in Sons
    (09-Dec-2015)
    Higher body mass index in mother also linked to worse performance by young men on running test

  • Mom-to-Be's Smoking Tied to Poorer Fitness in Sons
    (09-Dec-2015)
    Higher body mass index in mother also linked to worse performance by young men on running test

  • Ovarian Cyst Condition in Mom May Raise Odds for Autism in Child
    (08-Dec-2015)
    Study suggests link for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome, but can't prove cause-and-effect

  • Gene Therapy Shows Early Potential for Rare Immune System Disorder
    (07-Dec-2015)
    Without treatment, X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency leads to life-threatening infections

  • Weight Gain Between Pregnancies May Affect Infant Survival
    (03-Dec-2015)
    Researchers focused on women who previously had a healthy BMI

  • Diabetes or Obesity During Pregnancy May Affect Fetal Heart: Study
    (03-Dec-2015)
    Researchers aren't sure if abnormalities will last or cause problems, however

  • Weight Gain Between Pregnancies May Affect Infant Survival
    (03-Dec-2015)
    Researchers focused on women who previously had a healthy BMI

  • Diabetes or Obesity During Pregnancy May Affect Fetal Heart: Study
    (03-Dec-2015)
    Researchers aren't sure if abnormalities will last or cause problems, however

  • SIDS Risk Depends on More Than 'Sleeping Environment'
    (02-Dec-2015)
    Study finds 'Back to Sleep' messages worked, but so did lower smoking and teen pregnancy rates

  • Delayed Clamping of Umbilical Cord May Be Better for Preemies
    (01-Dec-2015)
    Waiting 45 seconds was linked to enhanced motor skills among infants in study

  • Planned Cesareans Tied to Slight Increase in Asthma Risk for Kids
    (01-Dec-2015)
    But second report finds countries with low C-section rates had higher death rates for infants, mothers

  • Higher Cigarette Taxes Tied to Fewer Infant Deaths
    (01-Dec-2015)
    U.S. study suggests pregnant women may be less likely to smoke if tobacco prices are higher

  • Higher Cigarette Taxes Tied to Fewer Infant Deaths
    (01-Dec-2015)
    U.S. study suggests pregnant women may be less likely to smoke if tobacco prices are higher

  • Planned Cesareans Tied to Slight Increase in Asthma Risk for Kids
    (01-Dec-2015)
    But second report finds countries with low C-section rates had higher death rates for infants, mothers

  • Weekend Childbirth Riskier, British Study Suggests
    (25-Nov-2015)
    Infant deaths, maternal infections lower on weekdays, study finds

  • Weekend Childbirth Riskier, British Study Suggests
    (25-Nov-2015)
    Infant deaths, maternal infections lower on weekdays, study finds

  • Progesterone May Not Help Prevent Repeat Miscarriage, Study Finds
    (25-Nov-2015)
    Findings likely to disappoint many couples, researcher says

  • Progesterone May Not Help Prevent Repeat Miscarriage, Study Finds
    (25-Nov-2015)
    Findings likely to disappoint many couples, researcher says

  • Progesterone May Not Help Prevent Repeat Miscarriage, Study Finds
    (25-Nov-2015)
    Findings likely to disappoint many couples, researcher says

  • Too Many Pregnant Women Gain Too Much Weight: Doctors' Group
    (23-Nov-2015)
    Obesity can lead to complications for both mom and baby, experts say

  • Breast-Feeding May Cut Risk of Type 2 Diabetes for Some Women
    (23-Nov-2015)
    Study looked at moms who had already diabetes in pregnancy

  • Breast-Feeding May Cut Risk of Type 2 Diabetes for Some Women
    (23-Nov-2015)
    Study looked at moms who had already diabetes in pregnancy

  • Too Many Pregnant Women Gain Too Much Weight: Doctors' Group
    (23-Nov-2015)
    Obesity can lead to complications for both mom and baby, experts say

  • Caffeine in Pregnancy May Not Harm Baby's IQ, Study Finds
    (23-Nov-2015)
    Study looked at moderate amounts -- about one to two cups of coffee

  • Too Many Pregnant Women Gain Too Much Weight: Doctors' Group
    (23-Nov-2015)
    Obesity can lead to complications for both mom and baby, experts say

  • Caffeine in Pregnancy May Not Harm Baby's IQ, Study Finds
    (23-Nov-2015)
    Study looked at moderate amounts -- about one to two cups of coffee

  • Arsenic Exposure in Womb Linked to Respiratory Risks in Babies
    (23-Nov-2015)
    High levels in well water may trigger infections in the very young, study suggests

  • Caffeine in Pregnancy May Not Harm Baby's IQ, Study Finds
    (23-Nov-2015)
    Study looked at moderate amounts -- about one to two cups of coffee

  • Most First-Time Moms Plan to Follow Vaccine Schedule
    (20-Nov-2015)
    11 percent intend to spread out the recommended inoculations, survey finds

  • Depression More Common in Daughters of Older Mothers, Study Suggests
    (20-Nov-2015)
    But researchers only found an association, and age gap didn't seem to affect sons

  • Most First-Time Moms Plan to Follow Vaccine Schedule
    (20-Nov-2015)
    11 percent intend to spread out the recommended inoculations, survey finds

  • Shorter People Less Likely to Get Lung Transplants
    (19-Nov-2015)
    They also have higher odds of dying while waiting for surgery, the study says

  • Health Tip: Getting Ready for Pregnancy
    (19-Nov-2015)
    Suggestions before you conceive

  • Rare Nervous System Disorder Can Put Pregnancy at Risk: Study
    (18-Nov-2015)
    Condition that affects eyes and spinal cord tied to miscarriage, other complications, researchers say

  • Rare Nervous System Disorder Can Put Pregnancy at Risk: Study
    (18-Nov-2015)
    Condition that affects eyes and spinal cord tied to miscarriage, other complications, researchers say

  • Rare Nervous System Disorder Can Put Pregnancy at Risk: Study
    (18-Nov-2015)
    Condition that affects eyes and spinal cord tied to miscarriage, other complications, researchers say

  • Breast-Feeding Linked to Reduced Risk of Preemie Eye Problem
    (16-Nov-2015)
    Exclusive use of human milk lowers odds of potentially blinding condition by 75 percent, study suggests

  • Breast-Feeding Linked to Reduced Risk of Preemie Eye Problem
    (16-Nov-2015)
    Exclusive use of human milk lowers odds of potentially blinding condition by 75 percent, study suggests

  • First Uterus Transplant Planned in U.S.
    (13-Nov-2015)
    Innovative procedure would potentially allow infertile recipients to become pregnant

  • Sharp Increase in U.S. Babies Born With Syphilis: CDC
    (12-Nov-2015)
    Pregnant women should be screened for the sexually transmitted disease, experts say

  • Sharp Increase in U.S. Babies Born With Syphilis: CDC
    (12-Nov-2015)
    Pregnant women should be screened for the sexually transmitted disease, experts say

  • Chemical Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Excess Weight in Kids
    (11-Nov-2015)
    More research needs to be done to show cause-and-effect, expert says

  • Chemical Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Excess Weight in Kids
    (11-Nov-2015)
    More research needs to be done to show cause-and-effect, expert says

  • Gentle Yoga Safe in Late Pregnancy, Small Study Suggests
    (11-Nov-2015)
    Constant monitoring showed no significant stress on mom or fetus

  • Chemical Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Excess Weight in Kids
    (11-Nov-2015)
    More research needs to be done to show cause-and-effect, expert says

  • Pregnant and Got the Blues? Get More Exercise to Protect Your Health
    (06-Nov-2015)
    Those who are depressed sit around too much, increasing risks to themselves and their babies, research shows

  • Pregnant and Got the Blues? Get More Exercise to Protect Your Health
    (06-Nov-2015)
    Those who are depressed sit around too much, increasing risks to themselves and their babies, research shows

  • Many U.S. Women Gain Too Much Weight While Pregnant: Study
    (05-Nov-2015)
    More than half in 17 states gained excessive weight, which can harm both mother and baby, U.S. researchers report

  • Breast-Feeding May Not Help Prevent Allergies in Kids, Study Claims
    (05-Nov-2015)
    But at least one pediatrician is skeptical of the finding, and urges mothers to breast-feed

  • U.S. Gets a 'C' Grade on Preterm Births
    (05-Nov-2015)
    March of Dimes report card shows room for improvement in many cities, states

  • Many U.S. Women Gain Too Much Weight While Pregnant: Study
    (05-Nov-2015)
    More than half in 17 states gained excessive weight, which can harm both mother and baby, U.S. researchers report

  • U.S. Gets a 'C' Grade on Preterm Births
    (05-Nov-2015)
    March of Dimes report card shows room for improvement in many cities, states

  • Many U.S. Women Gain Too Much Weight While Pregnant: Study
    (05-Nov-2015)
    More than half in 17 states gained excessive weight, which can harm both mother and baby, U.S. researchers report

  • Study Links Having Children to Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk
    (03-Nov-2015)
    Women who've had their tubes tied also seemed to be protected

  • Health Tip: Avoid Back Pain While Feeding Baby
    (03-Nov-2015)
    Put less pressure on your spine

  • More Belly Fat in First Trimester Linked to Diabetes Risk Later in Pregnancy
    (03-Nov-2015)
    Might be a better way to spot women in danger of developing blood sugar disease, researcher says

  • Study Links Having Children to Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk
    (03-Nov-2015)
    Women who've had their tubes tied also seemed to be protected

  • More Belly Fat in First Trimester Linked to Diabetes Risk Later in Pregnancy
    (03-Nov-2015)
    Might be a better way to spot women in danger of developing blood sugar disease, researcher says

  • Giving Birth, Breast-feeding May Help Women's Long-Term Health
    (30-Oct-2015)
    Researchers find link between childbirth and lower risk of death from cancer or heart disease

  • Breast-Feeding May Reduce Risk of Aggressive Breast Cancer: Study
    (30-Oct-2015)
    Researchers call for removing obstacles to breast-feeding in home, community and workplace

  • Study Sees No Link Between Antibiotics in Early Pregnancy and Birth Defects
    (30-Oct-2015)
    Researchers looked for risk among women prescribed drugs that include azithromycin

  • Study Sees No Link Between Antibiotics in Early Pregnancy and Birth Defects
    (30-Oct-2015)
    Researchers looked for risk among women prescribed drugs that include azithromycin

  • Study Sees No Link Between Antibiotics in Early Pregnancy and Birth Defects
    (30-Oct-2015)
    Researchers looked for risk among women prescribed drugs that include azithromycin

  • Doctors Can Fine-Tune Estimates of Delivery Dates, Study Finds
    (28-Oct-2015)
    Simple test of cervix length would help, researchers say

  • Breast Milk Makeup May Influence Child's Later Weight, Study Says
    (28-Oct-2015)
    Naturally occurring complex carbohydrates could play a role in obesity

  • Doctors Can Fine-Tune Estimates of Delivery Dates, Study Finds
    (28-Oct-2015)
    Simple test of cervix length would help, researchers say

  • Light Meal During Labor May Be Safe for Most Women: Study
    (26-Oct-2015)
    Review finds little danger for low-risk patients

  • Light Meal During Labor May Be Safe for Most Women: Study
    (26-Oct-2015)
    Review finds little danger for low-risk patients

  • Kids More Likely to Be Overweight If Mom Gains Too Much in Pregnancy or After
    (20-Oct-2015)
    Child's weight influenced by environments in 'womb and living room,' expert says

  • Study Says Tdap Vaccine Safe During Pregnancy
    (20-Oct-2015)
    Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis combo shot did not appear to raise risk, even if woman had prior tetanus shot

  • Good Results From IVF Egg Donors Over Age 35
    (20-Oct-2015)
    Pregnancy, live birth rates from older and younger women appear comparable

  • High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Tied to Newborn Heart Defects
    (20-Oct-2015)
    But researchers stress the risk is still very low when women have pre-eclampsia

  • Kids More Likely to Be Overweight If Mom Gains Too Much in Pregnancy or After
    (20-Oct-2015)
    Child's weight influenced by environments in 'womb and living room,' expert says

  • Study Says Tdap Vaccine Safe During Pregnancy
    (20-Oct-2015)
    Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis combo shot did not appear to raise risk, even if woman had prior tetanus shot

  • High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Tied to Newborn Heart Defects
    (20-Oct-2015)
    But researchers stress the risk is still very low when women have pre-eclampsia

  • Newborns Vulnerable to Common Staph Infections: Study
    (19-Oct-2015)
    As great a threat as antibiotic-resistant infections, doctors contend

  • Preteen Girls Worry About Breast Cancer If It's in the Family
    (19-Oct-2015)
    Doctor recommends honest discussions to alleviate distress

  • No Amount of Alcohol Safe During Pregnancy, Doctors Say
    (19-Oct-2015)
    American Academy of Pediatrics issues new warning to women of childbearing age

  • No Amount of Alcohol Safe During Pregnancy, Doctors Say
    (19-Oct-2015)
    American Academy of Pediatrics issues new warning to women of childbearing age

  • Many New Moms Still Lack Breast-Feeding Support at Work
    (14-Oct-2015)
    Study finds less than half of workplaces have private space or enough break time to express milk

  • Exercise May Help Prevent Pregnancy-Linked Pelvic Pain
    (13-Oct-2015)
    Women who worked out in the months prior to conception saw a benefit, researchers say

  • Cesarean Delivery Won't Harm Kids' Health: Study
    (12-Oct-2015)
    Still, too many babies are born that way, expert says

  • Infant Heart Defect May Be Linked to Pre-Diabetic Sugar Levels in Pregnancy
    (12-Oct-2015)
    Moderately increased glucose could be cause for concern, study suggests

  • Cesarean Delivery Won't Harm Kids' Health: Study
    (12-Oct-2015)
    Still, too many babies are born that way, expert says

  • Infant Heart Defect May Be Linked to Pre-Diabetic Sugar Levels in Pregnancy
    (12-Oct-2015)
    Moderately increased glucose could be cause for concern, study suggests

  • Cesarean Delivery Won't Harm Kids' Health: Study
    (12-Oct-2015)
    Still, too many babies are born that way, expert says

  • Infant Heart Defect May Be Linked to Pre-Diabetic Sugar Levels in Pregnancy
    (12-Oct-2015)
    Moderately increased glucose could be cause for concern, study suggests

  • Decrease Seen in Epidural-Related Complications for C-Sections
    (09-Oct-2015)
    Rates for problems linked to certain types of anesthesia down 25 percent over decade, study finds

  • Common Gene Variant May Raise Miscarriage Risk, Study Finds
    (09-Oct-2015)
    Associated with abnormal number of chromosomes in a cell, it's also linked to failed fertility treatments

  • Decrease Seen in Epidural-Related Complications for C-Sections
    (09-Oct-2015)
    Rates for problems linked to certain types of anesthesia down 25 percent over decade, study finds

  • Common Gene Variant May Raise Miscarriage Risk, Study Finds
    (09-Oct-2015)
    Associated with abnormal number of chromosomes in a cell, it's also linked to failed fertility treatments

  • Sex May Boost Female Immune System to Aid Fertility
    (07-Oct-2015)
    Effect appears to work regardless of when in a woman's cycle sex occurs, study finds

  • Ovarian Tissue Transplant Can Help Some Women Have Kids After Cancer Treatment
    (07-Oct-2015)
    Researchers in Denmark report a success rate of about 30 percent

  • Doctors Use 3D Printing to Safeguard Baby Before Birth
    (06-Oct-2015)
    New technology took guesswork out of high-risk pregnancy, experts say

  • Hospitals Doing Better Job of Promoting Breast-feeding: CDC
    (06-Oct-2015)
    Still, nearly 4 million babies are born each year in U.S., but only 14 percent in 'baby-friendly' hospitals

  • Doctors Use 3D Printing to Safeguard Baby Before Birth
    (06-Oct-2015)
    New technology took guesswork out of high-risk pregnancy, experts say

  • Infants Born to Drug-Abusing Mothers Often Readmitted to Hospital
    (06-Oct-2015)
    These babies are often born addicted and have higher risk of breathing, feeding problems, experts say

  • Doctors Use 3D Printing to Safeguard Baby Before Birth
    (06-Oct-2015)
    New technology took guesswork out of high-risk pregnancy, experts say

  • Climate Change May Lead to Low Newborn Weights in Poorer Nations
    (02-Oct-2015)
    Study suggests heat and lack of rain can potentially impact birth size

  • Climate Change May Lead to Low Newborn Weights in Poorer Nations
    (02-Oct-2015)
    Study suggests heat and lack of rain can potentially impact birth size

  • Health Tip: Stay Fit and Healthy During Pregnancy
    (01-Oct-2015)
    And keep up healthy habits once your baby arrives

  • Secondhand Smoke Linked to Behavior Issues in Kids
    (01-Oct-2015)
    Risk is greatest among children exposed both in the womb and at a young age, study suggests

  • Blood Tests May Predict Pregnancy Risks for Women With Lupus
    (29-Sep-2015)
    As early as 12 weeks, checks can signal danger of complications for both mother and baby, study contends

  • Kids May Be More Likely to Get Asthma if Grandma Smoked While Pregnant: Study
    (29-Sep-2015)
    Risk is heightened even if child's mother didn't smoke, research suggests

  • Blood Tests May Predict Pregnancy Risks for Women With Lupus
    (29-Sep-2015)
    As early as 12 weeks, checks can signal danger of complications for both mother and baby, study contends

  • Kids May Be More Likely to Get Asthma if Grandma Smoked While Pregnant: Study
    (29-Sep-2015)
    Risk is heightened even if child's mother didn't smoke, research suggests

  • Cancer Treatment Should Proceed for Pregnant Women: Study
    (28-Sep-2015)
    Researcher says no risk found for unborn child

  • Cancer Treatment Should Proceed for Pregnant Women: Study
    (28-Sep-2015)
    Researcher says no risk found for unborn child

  • Exposure to BPA in Pregnancy Tied to Low Birth Weight in Girls: Study
    (25-Sep-2015)
    But research doesn't prove the chemical caused the lighter weight

  • Exposure to BPA in Pregnancy Tied to Low Birth Weight in Girls: Study
    (25-Sep-2015)
    But research doesn't prove the chemical caused the lighter weight

  • Later Umbilical Cord Clamping May Help Smallest Preemies
    (24-Sep-2015)
    Study found babies had better blood pressure, less need for transfusions with delayed clamping

  • 10 Percent of U.S. Women Drink During Pregnancy: Study
    (24-Sep-2015)
    And 3 percent binge drink while expecting

  • Later Umbilical Cord Clamping May Help Smallest Preemies
    (24-Sep-2015)
    Study found babies had better blood pressure, less need for transfusions with delayed clamping

  • 10 Percent of U.S. Women Drink During Pregnancy: Study
    (24-Sep-2015)
    And 3 percent binge drink while expecting

  • For Unexplained Infertility, Breast Cancer Drug No Better Than Standard Treatment
    (23-Sep-2015)
    Study found letrozole did not result in more pregnancies compared to two other fertility drugs

  • Pregnancy Complications May Be Linked to Later Heart Disease
    (21-Sep-2015)
    Risk was particularly high for women who had more than one health problem during pregnancy, study suggests

  • Pregnancy Complications May Be Linked to Later Heart Disease
    (21-Sep-2015)
    Risk was particularly high for women who had more than one health problem during pregnancy, study suggests

  • 'Preemie' Birth Linked to Less Wealth, Education in Adulthood
    (18-Sep-2015)
    British study found many people who were born preterm had poor math skills

  • More Cavities Seen in Kids of Chronically Stressed Mothers
    (18-Sep-2015)
    These moms are less likely to breast-feed, make dental appointments, study finds

  • More Cavities Seen in Kids of Chronically Stressed Mothers
    (18-Sep-2015)
    These moms are less likely to breast-feed, make dental appointments, study finds

  • 'Preemie' Birth Linked to Less Wealth, Education in Adulthood
    (18-Sep-2015)
    British study found many people who were born preterm had poor math skills

  • This Year's Flu Vaccine Should Be Better Match: CDC
    (17-Sep-2015)
    Americans 6 months of age and older encouraged to get vaccinated

  • This Year's Flu Vaccine Should Be Better Match: CDC
    (17-Sep-2015)
    Americans 6 months of age and older encouraged to get vaccinated

  • Health Tip: Pregnancy Affects Dental Health
    (16-Sep-2015)
    See your dentist regularly

  • 'Organic Pollutants' Linked to Gestational Diabetes
    (16-Sep-2015)
    High PCBs levels in early pregnancy associated with greater risk, study shows

  • 'Organic Pollutants' Linked to Gestational Diabetes
    (16-Sep-2015)
    High PCBs levels in early pregnancy associated with greater risk, study shows

  • Pregnancy Intervals May Affect Autism Risk, Study Suggests
    (14-Sep-2015)
    Spacing of less than 2 years, or waiting 6 or more years linked to raised odds, but much more research needed

  • Breast-Feeding Tied to Better Emotion Perception in Some Infants
    (14-Sep-2015)
    Those at risk for autism showed more social development in small study, but experts said more research is needed

  • Flu Shot a Must for Moms-to-Be
    (14-Sep-2015)
    Getting the flu early in pregnancy doubles risk of birth defects, according to March of Dimes

  • Pregnancy Intervals May Affect Autism Risk, Study Suggests
    (14-Sep-2015)
    Spacing of less than 2 years, or waiting 6 or more years linked to raised odds, but much more research needed

  • Flu Shot a Must for Moms-to-Be
    (14-Sep-2015)
    Getting the flu early in pregnancy doubles risk of birth defects, according to March of Dimes

  • Pregnancy Intervals May Affect Autism Risk, Study Suggests
    (14-Sep-2015)
    Spacing of less than 2 years, or waiting 6 or more years linked to raised odds, but much more research needed

  • Death Rate for Extremely Premature Infants Largely Unchanged
    (11-Sep-2015)
    No major breakthroughs in care for tiniest babies since 1990s, researcher says

  • Death Rate for Extremely Premature Infants Largely Unchanged
    (11-Sep-2015)
    No major breakthroughs in care for tiniest babies since 1990s, researcher says

  • Beware Unregulated Stem Cell Treatments, Experts Warn
    (11-Sep-2015)
    Clinics selling treatments that are unproven, researcher says

  • Survival Rates Improve for Extreme 'Preemie' Babies
    (08-Sep-2015)
    Study also finds fewer complications in infants who survive, but more efforts are needed, experts say

  • Siblings Now Main Source of Infants' Whooping Cough: CDC
    (08-Sep-2015)
    A change from past years, when Mom posed the biggest risk of infection

  • X-Rays, Other Scans Generally Safe in Pregnancy: Report
    (03-Sep-2015)
    Researchers seek to reassure concerned mothers-to-be and their doctors

  • X-Rays, Other Scans Generally Safe in Pregnancy: Report
    (03-Sep-2015)
    Researchers seek to reassure concerned mothers-to-be and their doctors

  • Women Who Breast-Feed Less Likely to Have MS Relapse: Study
    (31-Aug-2015)
    But protective effect seems to last only about as long as exclusive nursing does

  • Obesity May Be Linked to Greater Risk of Stillbirth
    (28-Aug-2015)
    High blood pressure, placental problems could be the connection, researchers say

  • Obesity May Be Linked to Greater Risk of Stillbirth
    (28-Aug-2015)
    High blood pressure, placental problems could be the connection, researchers say

  • Obesity May Be Linked to Greater Risk of Stillbirth
    (28-Aug-2015)
    High blood pressure, placental problems could be the connection, researchers say

  • High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy May Reappear Later in Life: Study
    (27-Aug-2015)
    Genetics might play a key role in the findings, researchers say

  • High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy May Reappear Later in Life: Study
    (27-Aug-2015)
    Genetics might play a key role in the findings, researchers say

  • New Moms Can Avoid Back Injury When Caring for Their Babies
    (25-Aug-2015)
    Proper lifting techniques are essential for both parents

  • Mom's Healthy Diet Linked to Lower Heart Defect Risk at Birth
    (25-Aug-2015)
    Researchers looked at what women ate before getting pregnant

  • Mom's Healthy Diet Linked to Lower Heart Defect Risk at Birth
    (25-Aug-2015)
    Researchers looked at what women ate before getting pregnant

  • Mom's Healthy Diet Linked to Lower Heart Defect Risk at Birth
    (25-Aug-2015)
    Researchers looked at what women ate before getting pregnant

  • Family Doctor Can Safely Assist Many Births
    (24-Aug-2015)
    Ob-gyn isn't necessary for low-risk delivery, study suggests

  • Brief Drop in Blood Sugar at Birth Tied to Poorer School Performance
    (24-Aug-2015)
    But researchers say it's too soon to recommend routine screening

  • Family Doctor Can Safely Assist Many Births
    (24-Aug-2015)
    Ob-gyn isn't necessary for low-risk delivery, study suggests

  • ADHD Risk Rises for Each Week a Preemie Is Born Early
    (24-Aug-2015)
    Being underweight or overweight at birth also linked to higher odds, study says

  • ADHD Risk Rises for Each Week a Preemie Is Born Early
    (24-Aug-2015)
    Being underweight or overweight at birth also linked to higher odds, study says

  • Breast-Feeding May Pass Common Chemical to Baby, Study Shows
    (21-Aug-2015)
    And PFASs appear to lower effectiveness of some childhood vaccinations, researchers add

  • Severe Headache During Pregnancy May Signal Trouble
    (20-Aug-2015)
    Study found it could be tied to raised risk of complications in women with high blood pressure

  • Severe Headache During Pregnancy May Signal Trouble
    (20-Aug-2015)
    Study found it could be tied to raised risk of complications in women with high blood pressure

  • Ob-Gyn Group Advises on Spotting Dangerous Pregnancy Complication
    (19-Aug-2015)
    Preeclampsia causes rise in woman's blood pressure; taking medical history still best way to gauge risk

  • Women Don't Have to Suffer Through Severe Morning Sickness, Experts Say
    (19-Aug-2015)
    New guidelines recommend vitamin B6/antihistamine combo to quell nausea, vomiting

  • Ob-Gyn Group Advises on Spotting Dangerous Pregnancy Complication
    (19-Aug-2015)
    Preeclampsia causes rise in woman's blood pressure; taking medical history still best way to gauge risk

  • Women Don't Have to Suffer Through Severe Morning Sickness, Experts Say
    (19-Aug-2015)
    New guidelines recommend vitamin B6/antihistamine combo to quell nausea, vomiting

  • Shorter Women, Higher Odds for Preterm Birth?
    (18-Aug-2015)
    Study only found an association, and researchers say nutrition, environment likely play a big role

  • Shorter Women, Higher Odds for Preterm Birth?
    (18-Aug-2015)
    Study only found an association, and researchers say nutrition, environment likely play a big role

  • Are Vaginal Germs Linked to Preemie Birth?
    (17-Aug-2015)
    But study finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect link

  • Are Vaginal Germs Linked to Preemie Birth?
    (17-Aug-2015)
    But study finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect link

  • Are Vaginal Germs Linked to Preemie Birth?
    (17-Aug-2015)
    But study finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect link

  • Harvesting Eggs Earlier May Boost Older Women's Pregnancy Chances
    (12-Aug-2015)
    Study finds changing timing of fertility treatment process might lead to more success

  • Harvesting Eggs Earlier May Boost Older Women's Pregnancy Chances
    (12-Aug-2015)
    Study finds changing timing of fertility treatment process might lead to more success

  • Frozen Donor Eggs May Lead to Fewer Births Than Fresh Ones
    (11-Aug-2015)
    But statistics might not tell full story, experts say

  • Antidepressants During Pregnancy Have Benefits, Risks: Study
    (11-Aug-2015)
    Birth complications may be reduced, but some health issues for babies might increase

  • Antidepressants During Pregnancy Have Benefits, Risks: Study
    (11-Aug-2015)
    Birth complications may be reduced, but some health issues for babies might increase

  • Frozen Donor Eggs May Lead to Fewer Births Than Fresh Ones
    (11-Aug-2015)
    But statistics might not tell full story, experts say

  • Antidepressants During Pregnancy Have Benefits, Risks: Study
    (11-Aug-2015)
    Birth complications may be reduced, but some health issues for babies might increase

  • Parents' Happiness Key to How Big Families Grow
    (07-Aug-2015)
    Study finds couples are less likely to have second child if their emotional well-being declines

  • For Pregnant Military Wives, Risks Rise if Partner Deployed
    (06-Aug-2015)
    Odds for preterm birth, postpartum depression triples, Fort Bragg study finds

  • For Pregnant Military Wives, Risks Rise if Partner Deployed
    (06-Aug-2015)
    Odds for preterm birth, postpartum depression triples, Fort Bragg study finds

  • Boy, Girl Newborns Show Spinal Differences: Study
    (05-Aug-2015)
    Researchers suspect changes in females' backs are meant to help in pregnancy

  • A Man's Meat Intake Might Influence His Fertility: Study
    (05-Aug-2015)
    Couples undergoing IVF treatments fared worse if his consumption of processed meats was high

  • New Stem Cell Tactic Shows Promise for Heart Failure
    (30-Jul-2015)
    Approach is 'simpler and probably safer' than earlier attempts, expert says

  • Weight at First Pregnancy Linked to Complications Next Time
    (28-Jul-2015)
    Risk remains even for women who get to a healthy size, researchers say

  • Weight at First Pregnancy Linked to Complications Next Time
    (28-Jul-2015)
    Risk remains even for women who get to a healthy size, researchers say

  • Weight at First Pregnancy Linked to Complications Next Time
    (28-Jul-2015)
    Risk remains even for women who get to a healthy size, researchers say

  • Childhood Stress Might Raise a Woman's Risk for Preterm Birth
    (27-Jul-2015)
    Canadian study of early trauma and childbirth finds surprising link

  • New Moms Often Get Poor Advice on Baby Care: Study
    (27-Jul-2015)
    Tips from family or media can run counter to expert guidelines on vaccines, breast-feeding

  • New Moms Often Get Poor Advice on Baby Care: Study
    (27-Jul-2015)
    Tips from family or media can run counter to expert guidelines on vaccines, breast-feeding

  • Early Birth Linked to Introversion, Neuroticism in Adult Life
    (27-Jul-2015)
    Study found people who were very premature at birth were more likely to be socially withdrawn

  • Stillbirths Now Outnumber Infant Deaths in U.S.
    (23-Jul-2015)
    Experts point to dropping infant death rates, racial disparities in care and fertility treatments as factors

  • Stillbirths Now Outnumber Infant Deaths in U.S.
    (23-Jul-2015)
    Experts point to dropping infant death rates, racial disparities in care and fertility treatments as factors

  • Stillbirths Now Outnumber Infant Deaths in U.S.
    (23-Jul-2015)
    Experts point to dropping infant death rates, racial disparities in care and fertility treatments as factors

  • Stillbirths Now Outnumber Infant Deaths in U.S.
    (23-Jul-2015)
    Experts point to dropping infant death rates, racial disparities in care and fertility treatments as factors

  • Low Birth Weight Tied to Higher Type 2 Diabetes Risk Decades Later
    (22-Jul-2015)
    Risk was even greater if the person also had an unhealthy adult lifestyle, study found

  • Dad's Involvement With Autistic Child Helps Mom, Too
    (17-Jul-2015)
    Study finds that depression levels in mothers drop when fathers engage in caretaking

  • Health Tip: When Your Newborn Wants to Eat
    (14-Jul-2015)
    Learn signs that it's time for a feeding

  • What's In a Name? For Newborns, Maybe Fewer Medical Errors
    (13-Jul-2015)
    Incorporating mothers' names into newborns' IDs led to a drop in patient mix-ups, study finds

  • Prenatal Gene Tests Can Sometimes Spot Cancer in Mom-to-Be
    (13-Jul-2015)
    Abnormal findings on early test don't always indicate birth defects, study says

  • Cost of Hospital Birth Varies by Nearly $10,000 Across U.S.
    (10-Jul-2015)
    Hospitals with higher rates of c-sections or serious complications are most expensive, study finds

  • Cost of Hospital Birth Varies by Nearly $10,000 Across U.S.
    (10-Jul-2015)
    Hospitals with higher rates of c-sections or serious complications are most expensive, study finds

  • Diabetes Drug Given to Obese Moms-to-Be Won't Keep Baby's Weight Down
    (10-Jul-2015)
    Metformin did help control women's blood sugar, study finds

  • Diabetes Drug Given to Obese Moms-to-Be Won't Keep Baby's Weight Down
    (10-Jul-2015)
    Metformin did help control women's blood sugar, study finds

  • Diabetes Drug Given to Obese Moms-to-Be Won't Keep Baby's Weight Down
    (10-Jul-2015)
    Metformin did help control women's blood sugar, study finds

  • Smoking, Preterm Births Increase a Woman's Heart Disease Risk
    (09-Jul-2015)
    Risk more than triples for smokers who delivered premature babies, study shows

  • Another Study Sees Link Between Antidepressants and Birth Defects
    (09-Jul-2015)
    But finding doesn't prove medications caused increased risk of problems

  • Smoking, Preterm Births Increase a Woman's Heart Disease Risk
    (09-Jul-2015)
    Risk more than triples for smokers who delivered premature babies, study shows

  • Another Study Sees Link Between Antidepressants and Birth Defects
    (09-Jul-2015)
    But finding doesn't prove medications caused increased risk of problems

  • Breast-Feeding Tied to Healthier Arteries in Middle Age
    (08-Jul-2015)
    But it remains unknown whether these women will have lower rates of heart attack, stroke as they age

  • Breast-Feeding Tied to Healthier Arteries in Middle Age
    (08-Jul-2015)
    But it remains unknown whether these women will have lower rates of heart attack, stroke as they age

  • Genetic Test May Help Spot Male Fertility Problems
    (08-Jul-2015)
    Though still experimental, it measures key qualities of sperm, researchers say

  • Epilepsy Linked to Risks During Childbirth, Study Finds
    (06-Jul-2015)
    But complications or maternal death during delivery are still rare, experts say

  • Epilepsy Linked to Risks During Childbirth, Study Finds
    (06-Jul-2015)
    But complications or maternal death during delivery are still rare, experts say

  • Epilepsy Linked to Risks During Childbirth, Study Finds
    (06-Jul-2015)
    But complications or maternal death during delivery are still rare, experts say

  • Obese Teens Less Likely to Use Birth Control
    (01-Jul-2015)
    Heavy adolescent girls at greater risk for unintended pregnancy, study shows

  • Umbilical Cord 'Milking' May Help Preemies Delivered by C-Section
    (30-Jun-2015)
    Gentle massaging can boost blood pressure, blood flow among these babies, research shows

  • Women's Faces Are Redder During Ovulation, Study Says
    (30-Jun-2015)
    But these subtle changes aren't detectable to the human eye

  • Umbilical Cord 'Milking' May Help Preemies Delivered by C-Section
    (30-Jun-2015)
    Gentle massaging can boost blood pressure, blood flow among these babies, research shows

  • Umbilical Cord 'Milking' May Help Preemies Delivered by C-Section
    (30-Jun-2015)
    Gentle massaging can boost blood pressure, blood flow among these babies, research shows

  • Millennials More Accepting of Working Moms Than Past Generations
    (29-Jun-2015)
    Survey responses reveal growing gender equality in U.S.

  • One Stillbirth Greatly Raises Odds for Another: Study
    (25-Jun-2015)
    Still, most second pregnancies lead to normal, healthy babies, experts say

  • One Stillbirth Greatly Raises Odds for Another: Study
    (25-Jun-2015)
    Still, most second pregnancies lead to normal, healthy babies, experts say

  • Pregnancy Results Good for Women With Controlled Lupus: Study
    (22-Jun-2015)
    But blacks, Hispanics face greater odds of complications than whites, though reasons why are unclear

  • Doctors Should Urge Against Pot Use During Pregnancy: Guidelines
    (22-Jun-2015)
    Recommendation notes evidence has shown it can affect brain development in baby

  • Pregnancy Results Good for Women With Controlled Lupus: Study
    (22-Jun-2015)
    But blacks, Hispanics face greater odds of complications than whites, though reasons why are unclear

  • Doctors Should Urge Against Pot Use During Pregnancy: Guidelines
    (22-Jun-2015)
    Recommendation notes evidence has shown it can affect brain development in baby

  • Health Tip: Breast-Feeding Benefits Moms, Too
    (17-Jun-2015)
    How it may boost maternal health

  • U.S. Birth Rate Records First Rise in 7 Years
    (17-Jun-2015)
    CDC report also finds teen birth rate at lowest level ever

  • D & C Procedures May Raise Risk of Preterm Birth: Study
    (17-Jun-2015)
    Researcher suggests more caution for women's surgical procedure for certain patients

  • D & C Procedures May Raise Risk of Preterm Birth: Study
    (17-Jun-2015)
    Researcher suggests more caution for women's surgical procedure for certain patients

  • U.S. Birth Rate Records First Rise in 7 Years
    (17-Jun-2015)
    CDC report also finds teen birth rate at lowest level ever

  • Pregnancy May Conceal Ebola
    (17-Jun-2015)
    Suppressed immune response might delay symptoms, experts say

  • D & C Procedures May Raise Risk of Preterm Birth: Study
    (17-Jun-2015)
    Researcher suggests more caution for women's surgical procedure for certain patients

  • Health Assistance to Developing Countries Up Since 1990: Study
    (16-Jun-2015)
    But, rise in funding has stagnated since 2010, researchers add

  • Pesticide Used Decades Ago May Raise Breast Cancer Risk: Study
    (16-Jun-2015)
    Higher exposure to DDT in the womb linked to four times the risk of disease

  • Health Assistance to Developing Countries Up Since 1990: Study
    (16-Jun-2015)
    But, rise in funding has stagnated since 2010, researchers add

  • Breast-Feeding May Have Dental Benefits, Study Suggests
    (15-Jun-2015)
    But kids also had fewer 'misaligned' teeth if they reduced pacifier use, researchers say

  • Parents' Age May Be Factor in Child's Autism Risk
    (09-Jun-2015)
    Greater odds of disorder in kids of teen moms, older moms and parents with big age gap, study suggests

  • Like Mother, Like Child: Study Hints at Why Obesity May Run in Families
    (09-Jun-2015)
    Cells might be programmed in the womb to accumulate extra fat, researchers suggest

  • Parents' Age May Be Factor in Child's Autism Risk
    (09-Jun-2015)
    Greater odds of disorder in kids of teen moms, older moms and parents with big age gap, study suggests

  • Like Mother, Like Child: Study Hints at Why Obesity May Run in Families
    (09-Jun-2015)
    Cells might be programmed in the womb to accumulate extra fat, researchers suggest

  • Like Mother, Like Child: Study Hints at Why Obesity May Run in Families
    (09-Jun-2015)
    Cells might be programmed in the womb to accumulate extra fat, researchers suggest

  • Exercise Can Cut Risk of Pregnancy-Related Diabetes: Study
    (08-Jun-2015)
    Women who were more physically active while expecting also were about 2 pounds lighter

  • Exercise Can Cut Risk of Pregnancy-Related Diabetes: Study
    (08-Jun-2015)
    Women who were more physically active while expecting also were about 2 pounds lighter

  • Pregnancy Often Leads to Changes in Migraines
    (05-Jun-2015)
    Many women have fewer headaches while expecting, experts say

  • Fetal DNA Test May Also Help Spot Mom's Cancer, Study Finds
    (05-Jun-2015)
    Genetic analysis reveals early malignancies in 3 pregnant women

  • Autism Linked to Higher Smog Levels, Study Says
    (05-Jun-2015)
    But no mechanism explains the link so far, and one expert expressed skepticism

  • Fewer Young Men Fathering Children Outside of Marriage: CDC
    (04-Jun-2015)
    Rate of first-time dads having child out of wedlock fell from 1980s to 2000s, research shows

  • New Moms Gain No Benefit From Eating Placenta, Studies Show
    (04-Jun-2015)
    Researchers say there's also no data at all on possible risks from the practice

  • New Moms Gain No Benefit From Eating Placenta, Studies Show
    (04-Jun-2015)
    Researchers say there's also no data at all on possible risks from the practice

  • 'Fracking' Linked to Low Birth Weight Babies
    (03-Jun-2015)
    Pregnant women who live near multiple natural gas wells tend to have smaller infants, research suggests

  • 'Fracking' Linked to Low Birth Weight Babies
    (03-Jun-2015)
    Pregnant women who live near multiple natural gas wells tend to have smaller infants, research suggests

  • 'Fracking' Linked to Low Birth Weight Babies
    (03-Jun-2015)
    Pregnant women who live near multiple natural gas wells tend to have smaller infants, research suggests

  • Risk to Baby From Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy Is Small, Study Says
    (02-Jun-2015)
    Newborn circulatory condition rate similar whether mom's depression was treated or not

  • Risk to Baby From Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy Is Small, Study Says
    (02-Jun-2015)
    Newborn circulatory condition rate similar whether mom's depression was treated or not

  • Risk to Baby From Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy Is Small, Study Says
    (02-Jun-2015)
    Newborn circulatory condition rate similar whether mom's depression was treated or not

  • Breast-feeding May Lower Risk of Childhood Leukemia: Study
    (01-Jun-2015)
    It's one more potential benefit for breast-fed babies, research suggests

  • Breast-feeding May Lower Risk of Childhood Leukemia: Study
    (01-Jun-2015)
    It's one more potential benefit for breast-fed babies, research suggests

  • Fewer U.S. Hospitals Send New Moms Home With Formula
    (26-May-2015)
    But CDC survey finds one-third continue the practice, which can undermine breast-feeding efforts

  • Fewer U.S. Hospitals Send New Moms Home With Formula
    (26-May-2015)
    But CDC survey finds one-third continue the practice, which can undermine breast-feeding efforts

  • Delaying Umbilical Cord Clamping Might Boost Child Development
    (26-May-2015)
    Fine-motor and social skills slightly improved in boys, but no difference in IQ, researchers say

  • First Part of Ejaculate May Be Primed for Conception
    (26-May-2015)
    Researchers find early sperm more likely to achieve a pregnancy

  • More Babies Born to Mothers Addicted to Pain Meds
    (22-May-2015)
    Also rising are costs to treat infants' withdrawal symptoms, study says

  • More Babies Born to Mothers Addicted to Pain Meds
    (22-May-2015)
    Also rising are costs to treat infants' withdrawal symptoms, study says

  • More Babies Born to Mothers Addicted to Pain Meds
    (22-May-2015)
    Also rising are costs to treat infants' withdrawal symptoms, study says

  • More Evidence C-Sections Riskier for Moms
    (20-May-2015)
    First-time surgeries also lower chances of vaginal delivery for subsequent births, researchers find

  • Baby's Gender May Influence Mom's Diabetes Risk
    (20-May-2015)
    Carrying sons linked to gestational diabetes, girls to later type 2 risk, researchers say

  • More Evidence C-Sections Riskier for Moms
    (20-May-2015)
    First-time surgeries also lower chances of vaginal delivery for subsequent births, researchers find

  • Baby's Gender May Influence Mom's Diabetes Risk
    (20-May-2015)
    Carrying sons linked to gestational diabetes, girls to later type 2 risk, researchers say

  • Antidepressants Ease Postpartum Depression, Study Finds
    (19-May-2015)
    But breast-feeding moms should talk with doctor about risks and benefits of drugs, researchers say

  • Antidepressants Ease Postpartum Depression, Study Finds
    (19-May-2015)
    But breast-feeding moms should talk with doctor about risks and benefits of drugs, researchers say

  • Antidepressants Ease Postpartum Depression, Study Finds
    (19-May-2015)
    But breast-feeding moms should talk with doctor about risks and benefits of drugs, researchers say

  • Single Moms Report Poorer Health Later in Life
    (15-May-2015)
    Researchers recommend more access to birth control, programs that aid work-family balance

  • Pregnancy Doesn't Make General Surgery More Dangerous: Study
    (13-May-2015)
    Complications, death rates roughly the same as for non-pregnant women

  • Pregnancy Doesn't Make General Surgery More Dangerous: Study
    (13-May-2015)
    Complications, death rates roughly the same as for non-pregnant women

  • New Moms' Codeine Use Down Since Health Warnings
    (12-May-2015)
    In rare cases, a woman metabolizes the drug faster, getting too much into breast-milk

  • Expectant Mothers' Lifestyle May Influence Child's Later Weight
    (12-May-2015)
    Smoking, gaining too much weight in pregnancy linked to obesity in children

  • New Moms' Codeine Use Down Since Health Warnings
    (12-May-2015)
    In rare cases, a woman metabolizes the drug faster, getting too much into breast-milk

  • Expectant Mothers' Lifestyle May Influence Child's Later Weight
    (12-May-2015)
    Smoking, gaining too much weight in pregnancy linked to obesity in children

  • Expectant Mothers' Lifestyle May Influence Child's Later Weight
    (12-May-2015)
    Smoking, gaining too much weight in pregnancy linked to obesity in children

  • Morning, Midday Most Common Time for Babies' Arrival, Study Finds
    (08-May-2015)
    Elective c-sections, induced births keep many U.S. deliveries within working hours

  • Miscarriage Misunderstood, Often Leaves Women With Guilt
    (08-May-2015)
    Survey finds many think it is less common than it is, don't understand it is usually unavoidable

  • Miscarriage Misunderstood, Often Leaves Women With Guilt
    (08-May-2015)
    Survey finds many think it is less common than it is, don't understand it is usually unavoidable

  • Miscarriage Misunderstood, Often Leaves Women With Guilt
    (08-May-2015)
    Survey finds many think it is less common than it is, don't understand it is usually unavoidable

  • Healthy Lifestyle May Boost Colon Cancer Survival
    (07-May-2015)
    Strongest factors included eating more fruits and veggies, maintaining normal weight before diagnosis

  • Health Tip: Sleep Better During Pregnancy
    (07-May-2015)
    Cut out caffeine, and observe a regular sleep schedule

  • Health Tip: Moms, Make Time for Yourself
    (06-May-2015)
    A healthier you benefits the family

  • 'Love Hormone' May Help New Moms Heed Crying Babies
    (06-May-2015)
    Brain scan study suggests oxytocin might play role in getting new mothers to care for infants

  • Does Mom's Cellphone Startle the Fetus?
    (06-May-2015)
    Researchers say yes, but potential consequences are unclear

  • Does Mom's Cellphone Startle the Fetus?
    (06-May-2015)
    Researchers say yes, but potential consequences are unclear

  • U.S. Birth Rate Hovers at All-Time Low, CDC Reports
    (05-May-2015)
    Drop in teen birth rate, poor economy explain downward trend

  • Preemie Girls Feed Sooner Than Boys, Study Finds
    (05-May-2015)
    Their eating timetable affects release date from hospital

  • U.S. Birth Rate Hovers at All-Time Low, CDC Reports
    (05-May-2015)
    Drop in teen birth rate, poor economy explain downward trend

  • Unsupervised Home Births on the Rise: Study
    (01-May-2015)
    Not having either doctor or midwife present is risky, researcher warns

  • Moms' Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Tied to ADHD, Other Issues in Kids
    (01-May-2015)
    Nature of connection between the conditions isn't clear, however, experts say

  • Unsupervised Home Births on the Rise: Study
    (01-May-2015)
    Not having either doctor or midwife present is risky, researcher warns

  • Moms' Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Tied to ADHD, Other Issues in Kids
    (01-May-2015)
    Nature of connection between the conditions isn't clear, however, experts say

  • Unsupervised Home Births on the Rise: Study
    (01-May-2015)
    Not having either doctor or midwife present is risky, researcher warns

  • Sharing Breast Milk May Pose Risks Women Haven't Considered
    (30-Apr-2015)
    Survey shows few ask about health of donor, discuss option with doctor

  • Sharing Breast Milk May Pose Risks Women Haven't Considered
    (30-Apr-2015)
    Survey shows few ask about health of donor, discuss option with doctor

  • Many Pregnant Women Think E-Cigarettes 'Safer' Than Regular Cigarettes
    (30-Apr-2015)
    But expectant moms shouldn't use nicotine in any form, experts say

  • Many Pregnant Women Think E-Cigarettes 'Safer' Than Regular Cigarettes
    (30-Apr-2015)
    But expectant moms shouldn't use nicotine in any form, experts say

  • C-Section Rates Drop Slightly With Hospital Review Program
    (29-Apr-2015)
    Newborn complications also decreased, Canadian study reports

  • Breast-Feeding May Lower Breast Cancer Recurrence, Death: Study
    (28-Apr-2015)
    Strongest benefit seen in most common types of tumors, researchers say

  • Breast-Feeding May Lower Breast Cancer Recurrence, Death: Study
    (28-Apr-2015)
    Strongest benefit seen in most common types of tumors, researchers say

  • Beijing Olympics Study Hints at Smog's Impact on Birth Weights
    (28-Apr-2015)
    Babies born when pollution was controlled were about a half pound heavier

  • Beijing Olympics Study Hints at Smog's Impact on Birth Weights
    (28-Apr-2015)
    Babies born when pollution was controlled were about a half pound heavier

  • More U.S. Newborns Enduring Drug Withdrawal: Study
    (27-Apr-2015)
    Number of babies in intensive care for addiction treatment four times higher than a decade ago

  • Health Tip: Needing Folic Acid
    (27-Apr-2015)
    Here's who should take the supplement

  • Pediatricians Issue New Guidelines for Hospital Release of Newborns
    (27-Apr-2015)
    Doctors should consider baby's health, as well as family readiness and support

  • More U.S. Newborns Enduring Drug Withdrawal: Study
    (27-Apr-2015)
    Number of babies in intensive care for addiction treatment four times higher than a decade ago

  • For Breast-Feeding Moms, Tips on Eating for Two
    (17-Apr-2015)
    U.S. health officials outline a healthy meal plan

  • For Breast-Feeding Moms, Tips on Eating for Two
    (17-Apr-2015)
    U.S. health officials outline a healthy meal plan

  • Health Tip: Using Insect Repellent
    (14-Apr-2015)
    Suggestions for safer use

  • Is Gestational Diabetes Linked to Autism?
    (14-Apr-2015)
    High blood sugar might interfere with normal brain development, researcher says

  • Is Gestational Diabetes Linked to Autism?
    (14-Apr-2015)
    High blood sugar might interfere with normal brain development, researcher says

  • Narcotic Painkillers in Pregnancy Common, Harmful to Baby: Study
    (13-Apr-2015)
    Smoking, use of antidepressants may add to harms

  • Narcotic Painkillers in Pregnancy Common, Harmful to Baby: Study
    (13-Apr-2015)
    Smoking, use of antidepressants may add to harms

  • Women Born Early at Greater Risk of Delivering Preemies, Study Suggests
    (10-Apr-2015)
    But most of these women still have their babies at-term, researcher notes

  • Women Born Early at Greater Risk of Delivering Preemies, Study Suggests
    (10-Apr-2015)
    But most of these women still have their babies at-term, researcher notes

  • Stem Cells, Fecal Transplants Show Promise for Crohn's Disease
    (10-Apr-2015)
    But both trials were small and more research is needed

  • Placenta Test Measures Babies' Exposure to Arsenic
    (07-Apr-2015)
    This type of screening seems as reliable as urine and toenail samples, study says

  • Placenta Test Measures Babies' Exposure to Arsenic
    (07-Apr-2015)
    This type of screening seems as reliable as urine and toenail samples, study says

  • Breast Milk Bought Online Might Contain Cow's Milk, Study Finds
    (06-Apr-2015)
    Untested samples may also harbor bacteria, viruses, experts say

  • Breast Milk Bought Online Might Contain Cow's Milk, Study Finds
    (06-Apr-2015)
    Untested samples may also harbor bacteria, viruses, experts say

  • Newer Test for Down Syndrome Called 'Major Advance'
    (01-Apr-2015)
    But it won't eliminate need for invasive diagnostics such as amniocentesis, doctors say

  • Newer Test for Down Syndrome Called 'Major Advance'
    (01-Apr-2015)
    But it won't eliminate need for invasive diagnostics such as amniocentesis, doctors say

  • Scientists Find More Evidence of Breast Milk's Goodness
    (31-Mar-2015)
    It's packed with even a wider level and variety of proteins than that of monkeys, study finds

  • Scientists Find More Evidence of Breast Milk's Goodness
    (31-Mar-2015)
    It's packed with even a wider level and variety of proteins than that of monkeys, study finds

  • Benefits of Iron Supplements Unclear for Pregnant Women, Young Children
    (31-Mar-2015)
    Task force concludes there's too little information to recommend screening for deficiencies

  • Benefits of Iron Supplements Unclear for Pregnant Women, Young Children
    (31-Mar-2015)
    Task force concludes there's too little information to recommend screening for deficiencies

  • Gestational Diabetes Drug Might Raise Babies' Complication Risk
    (30-Mar-2015)
    Study links glyburide to more infant intensive care and respiratory distress

  • Equal Numbers of Males, Females Are Conceived: Study
    (30-Mar-2015)
    Researchers think more female embryos die than male embryos, which contradicts traditional thinking

  • Gestational Diabetes Drug Might Raise Babies' Complication Risk
    (30-Mar-2015)
    Study links glyburide to more infant intensive care and respiratory distress

  • Equal Numbers of Males, Females Are Conceived: Study
    (30-Mar-2015)
    Researchers think more female embryos die than male embryos, which contradicts traditional thinking

  • E-Cigarettes May Pose a Risk in Pregnancy and to Children
    (27-Mar-2015)
    Nicotine can harm developing brains, experts say

  • Kidney Dialysis Increasing for Pregnant Women
    (27-Mar-2015)
    Survey of kidney specialists shows hemodialysis becoming more common for expectant moms

  • E-Cigarettes May Pose a Risk in Pregnancy and to Children
    (27-Mar-2015)
    Nicotine can harm developing brains, experts say

  • Kidney Dialysis Increasing for Pregnant Women
    (27-Mar-2015)
    Survey of kidney specialists shows hemodialysis becoming more common for expectant moms

  • Fetal Faces Seem to React to Mom's Smoking
    (25-Mar-2015)
    In study, 4-D scans show more mouth movement, facial touching in presence of nicotine

  • Evolution May Explain Why a Curvy Bottom Drives Men Wild
    (23-Mar-2015)
    Hourglass figure likely conveyed a survival advantage, researchers say

  • Yoga May Help Ease Depression in Pregnant Women
    (19-Mar-2015)
    Finding suggests it might sometimes be alternative to antidepressants, talk therapy

  • 2 Factors Greatly Boost New Moms' Odds of Type 2 Diabetes
    (19-Mar-2015)
    Gestational diabetes, followed by weight gain after delivery significantly raise the risk, study finds

  • 2 Factors Greatly Boost New Moms' Odds of Type 2 Diabetes
    (19-Mar-2015)
    Gestational diabetes, followed by weight gain after delivery significantly raise the risk, study finds

  • IVF Kids May Have Higher Odds of Autism, Study Finds
    (19-Mar-2015)
    But multiple births, mother's age may account for the increased risk, researchers say

  • Breast-Fed Babies May Be Smarter, Richer Adults, Study Suggests
    (18-Mar-2015)
    But many factors determine IQ, not just mother's milk, experts note

  • Dad's Depression Affects Toddler's Behavior, Too
    (18-Mar-2015)
    Study found a father's moods might increase risk of his youngster's anxiety, sadness

  • Breast-Fed Babies May Be Smarter, Richer Adults, Study Suggests
    (18-Mar-2015)
    But many factors determine IQ, not just mother's milk, experts note

  • Pregnancy Weight Has Lasting Effect on Child, Study Finds
    (13-Mar-2015)
    Kids of obese moms more likely to be too heavy themselves

  • Pregnancy Weight Has Lasting Effect on Child, Study Finds
    (13-Mar-2015)
    Kids of obese moms more likely to be too heavy themselves

  • Pregnancy Weight Has Lasting Effect on Child, Study Finds
    (13-Mar-2015)
    Kids of obese moms more likely to be too heavy themselves

  • Kidney Disease Can Pose Problems During Pregnancy, Study Warns
    (12-Mar-2015)
    Careful monitoring necessary, researchers say

  • Kidney Disease Can Pose Problems During Pregnancy, Study Warns
    (12-Mar-2015)
    Careful monitoring necessary, researchers say

  • Many Women Gain Too Much Weight While Pregnant, Study Finds
    (11-Mar-2015)
    This increases risks for baby and mother, experts say

  • Many Women Gain Too Much Weight While Pregnant, Study Finds
    (11-Mar-2015)
    This increases risks for baby and mother, experts say

  • Many Women Gain Too Much Weight While Pregnant, Study Finds
    (11-Mar-2015)
    This increases risks for baby and mother, experts say

  • Depression During Pregnancy Linked to Child's Asthma Risk
    (09-Mar-2015)
    Older, but not newer, antidepressants showed similar increased odds for respiratory condition, study found

  • Study Suggests Link Between Adult Diabetes, Exposure to Smoke in Womb
    (09-Mar-2015)
    Review of daughters hints at increased risk in middle age

  • Depression During Pregnancy Linked to Child's Asthma Risk
    (09-Mar-2015)
    Older, but not newer, antidepressants showed similar increased odds for respiratory condition, study found

  • Study Suggests Link Between Adult Diabetes, Exposure to Smoke in Womb
    (09-Mar-2015)
    Review of daughters hints at increased risk in middle age

  • Depression During Pregnancy Linked to Child's Asthma Risk
    (09-Mar-2015)
    Older, but not newer, antidepressants showed similar increased odds for respiratory condition, study found

  • Common Antiseptic Can Prevent Infant Deaths, Study Says
    (06-Mar-2015)
    Findings useful for home births in developing countries

  • Mom's Age at Childbirth Tied to Son's Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
    (06-Mar-2015)
    Boys born to women in their late 20s, early 30s appeared to have the lowest risk, study found

  • Painkiller-Addicted Babies a Growing U.S. Concern, Especially in Fla.
    (06-Mar-2015)
    Newborns suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome go through a difficult withdrawal

  • Mom's Age at Childbirth Tied to Son's Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
    (06-Mar-2015)
    Boys born to women in their late 20s, early 30s appeared to have the lowest risk, study found

  • Painkiller-Addicted Babies a Growing U.S. Concern, Especially in Fla.
    (06-Mar-2015)
    Newborns suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome go through a difficult withdrawal

  • Mom's Age at Childbirth Tied to Son's Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
    (06-Mar-2015)
    Boys born to women in their late 20s, early 30s appeared to have the lowest risk, study found

  • Painkiller-Addicted Babies a Growing U.S. Concern, Especially in Fla.
    (06-Mar-2015)
    Newborns suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome go through a difficult withdrawal

  • Painkiller-Addicted Babies a Growing U.S. Concern, Especially in Fla.
    (06-Mar-2015)
    Newborns suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome go through a difficult withdrawal

  • In Vitro Births Continue to Rise in U.S.
    (03-Mar-2015)
    Researchers also report drop in number of multiple embryo transfers, twin and triplet birth rates

  • When Babies Spit Up, Don't Panic
    (27-Feb-2015)
    Expert offers tips on lowering chances of episodes, knowing when to worry

  • Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Some Pregnancy Complications, Raise Others
    (25-Feb-2015)
    Study finds gestational diabetes less likely, but smaller infants more common

  • Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Some Pregnancy Complications, Raise Others
    (25-Feb-2015)
    Study finds gestational diabetes less likely, but smaller infants more common

  • Host of Factors Influence Baby's Immune System
    (23-Feb-2015)
    Breast-feeding, less sterile environment spurs healthier makeup of gut bacteria, researchers report

  • Sound of Mother's Voice in Womb May Aid Fetal Brain Growth
    (23-Feb-2015)
    Study of preemies who heard recordings from mom showed larger auditory cortex

  • Measles Can Rob a Child's Sight, Doctors Warn
    (20-Feb-2015)
    Severe complications might damage cornea, retina or optic nerve

  • Plastics Chemical Tied to Changes in Boys' Reproductive Development
    (19-Feb-2015)
    Study links exposure in womb to condition that may increase later infertility risk

  • Plastics Chemical Tied to Changes in Boys' Reproductive Development
    (19-Feb-2015)
    Study links exposure in womb to condition that may increase later infertility risk

  • Smoking During Pregnancy May Raise Diabetes Risk for Daughters: Study
    (16-Feb-2015)
    Being lean did not protect against blood sugar disease, researcher notes

  • Smoking During Pregnancy May Raise Diabetes Risk for Daughters: Study
    (16-Feb-2015)
    Being lean did not protect against blood sugar disease, researcher notes

  • Big Increase Seen in Babies Born Addicted to Narcotics
    (11-Feb-2015)
    Canadian study points to jump in prescription painkiller abuse in explaining trend

  • Big Increase Seen in Babies Born Addicted to Narcotics
    (11-Feb-2015)
    Canadian study points to jump in prescription painkiller abuse in explaining trend

  • Big Increase Seen in Babies Born Addicted to Narcotics
    (11-Feb-2015)
    Canadian study points to jump in prescription painkiller abuse in explaining trend

  • Big Increase Seen in Babies Born Addicted to Narcotics
    (11-Feb-2015)
    Canadian study points to jump in prescription painkiller abuse in explaining trend

  • Preterm Delivery Linked to Heart Disease, Stroke Risk in Mothers
    (10-Feb-2015)
    But study didn't prove cause-and-effect relationship

  • No Link Seen Between Oxytocin-Assisted Labor and ADHD
    (09-Feb-2015)
    Previous research with animals had suggested a possible connection

  • Some Tiny Preemies Show Poorer Mental Health in Adulthood
    (09-Feb-2015)
    Greater risks for those exposed to steroid drugs in the womb, study says

  • Overly Controlling Moms Lose Out, Study Says
    (06-Feb-2015)
    Allowing some freedom at age 2 reaped benefits by fifth grade

  • Sexual Pain Common After Childbirth, Study Finds
    (05-Feb-2015)
    C-section and certain assisted vaginal births linked to more long-term problems

  • Exclusive Breast-Feeding May Ease Transition to Solid Food
    (05-Feb-2015)
    Formula appears to change composition of gut bacteria, researchers say

  • Sexual Pain Common After Childbirth, Study Finds
    (05-Feb-2015)
    C-section and certain assisted vaginal births linked to more long-term problems

  • Modern Birth Control Methods Could Avoid 15 Million Unwanted Pregnancies: Report
    (04-Feb-2015)
    Study of 35 nations shows underuse of current contraception options

  • Better Contraceptive Knowledge Can Aid in Safe Use of Acne Drug: Study
    (04-Feb-2015)
    Effective birth control key in using the medication, which is linked to birth defects

  • Health Tip: Managing Swelling During Pregnancy
    (02-Feb-2015)
    Suggestions to help you stay more comfortable

  • Certain Genes in Babies May Up Preterm Birth Risk
    (02-Feb-2015)
    Mother's genes don't appear linked to premature delivery, study suggests

  • Timing of Kidney Transplants Doesn't Affect Pregnancy Chances
    (02-Feb-2015)
    Study finds results were similar for women who received organ whether as a child or an adult

  • Certain Genes in Babies May Up Preterm Birth Risk
    (02-Feb-2015)
    Mother's genes don't appear linked to premature delivery, study suggests

  • Flame Retardants May Raise Risk of Preterm Births, Study Finds
    (30-Jan-2015)
    Women with higher blood levels of common chemicals were more likely to deliver early

  • Flame Retardants May Raise Risk of Preterm Births, Study Finds
    (30-Jan-2015)
    Women with higher blood levels of common chemicals were more likely to deliver early

  • It Pays for Moms-to-Be to Stop Smoking
    (28-Jan-2015)
    More than twice as many quit when offered financial incentives, study says

  • Do Pregnant Women Need High Blood Pressure Treatment?
    (28-Jan-2015)
    Controlling blood pressure doesn't seem to affect baby, but may prevent problems for mom

  • It Pays for Moms-to-Be to Stop Smoking
    (28-Jan-2015)
    More than twice as many quit when offered financial incentives, study says

  • Do Pregnant Women Need High Blood Pressure Treatment?
    (28-Jan-2015)
    Controlling blood pressure doesn't seem to affect baby, but may prevent problems for mom

  • A Son's Struggles and Triumphs After Premature Birth
    (27-Jan-2015)
    As 'national ambassador' for March of Dimes this year, Elijah Jackson and his family will help raise awareness of issue

  • A Son's Struggles and Triumphs After Premature Birth
    (27-Jan-2015)
    As 'national ambassador' for March of Dimes this year, Elijah Jackson and his family will help raise awareness of issue

  • A Son's Struggles and Triumphs After Premature Birth
    (27-Jan-2015)
    As 'national ambassador' for March of Dimes this year, Elijah Jackson and his family will help raise awareness of issue

  • Many Women of Childbearing Age Take Narcotic Painkillers: CDC
    (22-Jan-2015)
    If they become pregnant, birth defects and preterm birth are possible risks

  • Many Women of Childbearing Age Take Narcotic Painkillers: CDC
    (22-Jan-2015)
    If they become pregnant, birth defects and preterm birth are possible risks

  • Better Outcomes for Children Born With Fertility Treatments
    (21-Jan-2015)
    Implanting just one embryo a significant factor in the change, study author says

  • More Extreme Preemies Are Surviving, Study Finds
    (21-Jan-2015)
    But 25 percent still die, pointing to need for better pregnancy interventions, doctors say

  • Could Nutrients in Fish Shield Fetus From Mercury's Harms?
    (21-Jan-2015)
    No developmental problems seen in kids of frequent seafood eaters from Seychelles islands, study says

  • Could Nutrients in Fish Shield Fetus From Mercury's Harms?
    (21-Jan-2015)
    No developmental problems seen in kids of frequent seafood eaters from Seychelles islands, study says

  • Early Study Says Stem Cells May Reverse Multiple Sclerosis Disability
    (20-Jan-2015)
    Small initial trial showed improvement for people with relapsing-remitting MS

  • Neural Tube Defects, Such as Spina Bifida, on the Decline: CDC
    (15-Jan-2015)
    Experts cite mandatory fortification of grain products with folic acid, but not enough women get the B vitamin

  • Neural Tube Defects, Such as Spina Bifida, on the Decline: CDC
    (15-Jan-2015)
    Experts cite mandatory fortification of grain products with folic acid, but not enough women get the B vitamin

  • Neural Tube Defects, Such as Spina Bifida, on the Decline: CDC
    (15-Jan-2015)
    Experts cite mandatory fortification of grain products with folic acid, but not enough women get the B vitamin

  • Episiotomies on the Decline for U.S. Births
    (13-Jan-2015)
    But almost 12 percent of deliveries still involve the surgical procedure, study finds

  • Health Tip: What to Avoid During Pregnancy
    (13-Jan-2015)
    Things to stay away from

  • Study Reinforces Link Between Low Birth Weight, Diabetes Risk
    (08-Jan-2015)
    Possible reasons include insulin resistance, problems with blood vessel lining and high blood pressure

  • Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Risk of Preterm Birth in Study
    (08-Jan-2015)
    Women with lowest levels of the 'sunshine vitamin' most likely to deliver early, researchers found

  • Sleeping on Back in Pregnancy Tied to Stillbirth Risk in Study
    (08-Jan-2015)
    But impaired fetal growth is a far more likely cause, researchers say

  • Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Risk of Preterm Birth in Study
    (08-Jan-2015)
    Women with lowest levels of the 'sunshine vitamin' most likely to deliver early, researchers found

  • Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Risk of Preterm Birth in Study
    (08-Jan-2015)
    Women with lowest levels of the 'sunshine vitamin' most likely to deliver early, researchers found

  • Sleeping on Back in Pregnancy Tied to Stillbirth Risk in Study
    (08-Jan-2015)
    But impaired fetal growth is a far more likely cause, researchers say

  • Fertility Treatments Have Low Complication Rates, Study Finds
    (06-Jan-2015)
    Improvements through the years have made these procedures safer, researchers say

  • Fertility Treatments Have Low Complication Rates, Study Finds
    (06-Jan-2015)
    Improvements through the years have made these procedures safer, researchers say

  • Fertility Treatments Have Low Complication Rates, Study Finds
    (06-Jan-2015)
    Improvements through the years have made these procedures safer, researchers say

  • Random Mutations Responsible for About Two-Thirds of Cancer Risk: Study
    (01-Jan-2015)
    Cancer often linked to 'bad luck,' Hopkins researchers say

  • Stem Cell Therapy Fixes Post-Surgical Airway Abnormality
    (31-Dec-2014)
    Technique could treat these abnormalities elsewhere in the body, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Easing Heartburn During Pregnancy
    (29-Dec-2014)
    Eat smaller meals more frequently

  • Stem Cell Therapy for MS Shows Promise
    (29-Dec-2014)
    Experimental treatment kills off, then 'resets' the immune system

  • Scientists Get Closer to Producing Egg, Sperm From Stem Cells
    (24-Dec-2014)
    British researchers say they've gotten embryonic stem cells to turn into precursors to reproductive cells

  • Greater Cooling of Oxygen-Deprived Infants Fails to Improve Survival
    (23-Dec-2014)
    Study was halted early because of disappointing results

  • Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk
    (18-Dec-2014)
    Expert notes, however, that potential threat is small

  • Many Flu Infections Aren't Good Match for Vaccine: CDC
    (18-Dec-2014)
    But health officials still urge people to get inoculated because the shot should offer some protection

  • Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk
    (18-Dec-2014)
    Expert notes, however, that potential threat is small

  • Texas Infant Dies of Legionnaires' Disease After 'Water Birth'
    (17-Dec-2014)
    Though health officials couldn't confirm source of infection, they warn of dangers of practice

  • Expectant Dads May Also Have Hormonal Changes, Study Suggests
    (17-Dec-2014)
    Experts can't explain why testosterone levels of men declined early in partner's pregnancy

  • FDA Warns Against Fetal 'Keepsake' Videos
    (16-Dec-2014)
    Ultrasound imaging, heartbeat monitoring should be left to medical professionals, agency says

  • FDA Warns Against Fetal 'Keepsake' Videos
    (16-Dec-2014)
    Ultrasound imaging, heartbeat monitoring should be left to medical professionals, agency says

  • Many Americans Still Haven't Gotten a Flu Shot
    (11-Dec-2014)
    Health officials cite reports on the vaccine's potentially limited effectiveness

  • Prenatal Exposure to Common Chemicals Linked to Lower IQs in Study
    (10-Dec-2014)
    Children's IQs were about 7 points lower among mothers with the highest exposures

  • Prenatal Exposure to Common Chemicals Linked to Lower IQs in Study
    (10-Dec-2014)
    Children's IQs were about 7 points lower among mothers with the highest exposures

  • Many Women Don't Lose Those Pregnancy Pounds, Study Finds
    (09-Dec-2014)
    One-third who had been normal weight before giving birth were overweight or obese a year later

  • Many Women Don't Lose Those Pregnancy Pounds, Study Finds
    (09-Dec-2014)
    One-third who had been normal weight before giving birth were overweight or obese a year later

  • Some NFL Players Use Unproven Stem Cell Therapies: Report
    (08-Dec-2014)
    New treatments may not work, or may have unknown risks, expert says

  • Longer Breast-Feeding May Protect Infants at Risk for Obesity
    (05-Dec-2014)
    Those who drank mother's milk for less than 2 months were more likely to gain extra weight

  • Longer Breast-Feeding May Protect Infants at Risk for Obesity
    (05-Dec-2014)
    Those who drank mother's milk for less than 2 months were more likely to gain extra weight

  • California Infants Hit Hard by Whooping Cough Epidemic: Report
    (04-Dec-2014)
    Health care providers urged to recommend vaccine to pregnant women, to protect their babies

  • Mom's Obesity May Affect Newborn Survival
    (03-Dec-2014)
    Infant deaths are more likely among very heavy women, but still rare, study finds

  • Mom's Obesity May Affect Newborn Survival
    (03-Dec-2014)
    Infant deaths are more likely among very heavy women, but still rare, study finds

  • FDA Issues New Drug Label Rules to Better Inform Pregnant Women
    (03-Dec-2014)
    Agency official says labeling changes should help patients 'make critical decisions' about medicines

  • Mom's Obesity May Affect Newborn Survival
    (03-Dec-2014)
    Infant deaths are more likely among very heavy women, but still rare, study finds

  • No Link Between Acetaminophen in Pregnancy, Asthma in Kids: Study
    (26-Nov-2014)
    Once childhood respiratory illnesses were factored out, the pain relievers had little impact, researchers say

  • Researchers Find Stem Cells That Help Nails Regenerate
    (24-Nov-2014)
    Normal function helps with growth, but if nail is damaged, cells focus on repair

  • Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now
    (21-Nov-2014)
    Get vaccinated, health experts say, because it takes about two weeks for protection to kick in

  • Kids Born to Overweight Moms May Face Higher Heart Risks as Adults
    (20-Nov-2014)
    But researchers add that eating behaviors mothers pass on might play greater role than genetics

  • Kids Born to Overweight Moms May Face Higher Heart Risks as Adults
    (20-Nov-2014)
    But researchers add that eating behaviors mothers pass on might play greater role than genetics

  • Kids Born to Overweight Moms May Face Higher Heart Risks as Adults
    (20-Nov-2014)
    But researchers add that eating behaviors mothers pass on might play greater role than genetics

  • Women With Heart Disease at Low Risk When Giving Birth: Study
    (19-Nov-2014)
    California researchers find more C-sections, longer hospital stays but no significant complications

  • Fewer Infants Dying Than Before, CDC Reports
    (19-Nov-2014)
    Better prenatal care still needed to lower number of stillbirths, expert says

  • Fewer Infants Dying Than Before, CDC Reports
    (19-Nov-2014)
    Better prenatal care still needed to lower number of stillbirths, expert says

  • Women With Heart Disease at Low Risk When Giving Birth: Study
    (19-Nov-2014)
    California researchers find more C-sections, longer hospital stays but no significant complications

  • Fewer Infants Dying Than Before, CDC Reports
    (19-Nov-2014)
    Better prenatal care still needed to lower number of stillbirths, expert says

  • Number of Pregnant Women on Narcotic Painkillers, Heroin Doubles, Study Finds
    (18-Nov-2014)
    U.S. national data shows steady rise, and abuse may pose dangers to mother and baby, experts say

  • Preterm-Birth Complications Leading Global Killer of Young Children
    (17-Nov-2014)
    To mark World Prematurity Day on Monday, researchers announce $250 million to combat the problem

  • Preterm-Birth Complications Leading Global Killer of Young Children
    (17-Nov-2014)
    To mark World Prematurity Day on Monday, researchers announce $250 million to combat the problem

  • Preterm-Birth Complications Leading Global Killer of Young Children
    (17-Nov-2014)
    To mark World Prematurity Day on Monday, researchers announce $250 million to combat the problem

  • Mom's Weight Might Influence Baby's Earliest Development
    (14-Nov-2014)
    Overweight at conception linked to changes in embryo's ability to grow properly, research suggests

  • Mom's Weight Might Influence Baby's Earliest Development
    (14-Nov-2014)
    Overweight at conception linked to changes in embryo's ability to grow properly, research suggests

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis in Moms-to-Be Linked to Premature Births
    (13-Nov-2014)
    Low birth weight also more likely, researchers found

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis in Moms-to-Be Linked to Premature Births
    (13-Nov-2014)
    Low birth weight also more likely, researchers found

  • Whooping Cough Vaccine Seems Safe in Pregnancy, Study Finds
    (11-Nov-2014)
    Shot helps protect newborns against potentially deadly bacteria, experts say

  • Whooping Cough Vaccine Seems Safe in Pregnancy, Study Finds
    (11-Nov-2014)
    Shot helps protect newborns against potentially deadly bacteria, experts say

  • Premature Births Down in U.S., But Rates Still High, Reports Say
    (06-Nov-2014)
    Changing medical practices credited with some of the decline

  • Health Tip: Cleaning a Litter Box During Pregnancy
    (06-Nov-2014)
    It's not recommended

  • PTSD in Women Linked to Premature Birth
    (06-Nov-2014)
    Women with the condition were about one-third more likely to deliver early, study found

  • Premature Births Down in U.S., But Rates Still High, Reports Say
    (06-Nov-2014)
    Changing medical practices credited with some of the decline

  • PTSD in Women Linked to Premature Birth
    (06-Nov-2014)
    Women with the condition were about one-third more likely to deliver early, study found

  • Premature Births Down in U.S., But Rates Still High, Reports Say
    (06-Nov-2014)
    Changing medical practices credited with some of the decline

  • ADHD Linked to Expectant Moms' Smog Exposure
    (05-Nov-2014)
    Traffic and fossil fuels for heat, electricity biggest factors, study suggests

  • ADHD Linked to Expectant Moms' Smog Exposure
    (05-Nov-2014)
    Traffic and fossil fuels for heat, electricity biggest factors, study suggests

  • Kidney, Urinary Birth Defects Tied to Obesity in Moms-to-Be
    (04-Nov-2014)
    As weight increased, so did apparent risk, researchers say

  • Kidney, Urinary Birth Defects Tied to Obesity in Moms-to-Be
    (04-Nov-2014)
    As weight increased, so did apparent risk, researchers say

  • Mom's Words Matter Most to Newborns
    (03-Nov-2014)
    Study also finds that parents respond more to sounds of babies who match their gender

  • Early, Small Babies May Be More Prone to Adult Hip Trouble
    (03-Nov-2014)
    They more often underwent hip replacement surgeries decades later, study found

  • Plastics' Chemical May Affect Baby Boys' Genital Development
    (29-Oct-2014)
    Link between phthalates and possible defect needs more study, researcher says

  • Plastics' Chemical May Affect Baby Boys' Genital Development
    (29-Oct-2014)
    Link between phthalates and possible defect needs more study, researcher says

  • Scientists Create Tiny Stomachs From Stem Cells
    (29-Oct-2014)
    Feat may help researchers learn more about causes of stomach diseases

  • Virus Present at Birth Causes More Than 10 Percent of Hearing-Loss Cases in Kids
    (27-Oct-2014)
    But most babies don't show symptoms, study says

  • More Kids Harmed by Drinking in Pregnancy Than Expected, Study Reports
    (27-Oct-2014)
    Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders may affect about 5 percent of U.S. children

  • More Kids Harmed by Drinking in Pregnancy Than Expected, Study Reports
    (27-Oct-2014)
    Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders may affect about 5 percent of U.S. children

  • More Kids Harmed by Drinking in Pregnancy Than Expected, Study Reports
    (27-Oct-2014)
    Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders may affect about 5 percent of U.S. children

  • Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Babies Delivered by C-Section, Study Finds
    (23-Oct-2014)
    But cesarean rates vary widely across the country

  • Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Babies Delivered by C-Section, Study Finds
    (23-Oct-2014)
    But cesarean rates vary widely across the country

  • Gestational Diabetes May Influence Daughter's Weight Later
    (23-Oct-2014)
    Girls' risk of being overweight may be more than tripled, study finds

  • Health Tip: Breast-feeding With Diabetes
    (22-Oct-2014)
    Potential benefits for both mom and baby

  • Experimental Infertility Treatment Seems Effective, Cheaper
    (22-Oct-2014)
    Fertilization occurs in the vagina, instead of petri dish, researchers say

  • Fertility Treatments Aren't Significantly Linked to Birth Defects
    (22-Oct-2014)
    Expectant parents can be reassured by findings, researchers say

  • Traffic Pollution May Be a Risk While Pregnant
    (21-Oct-2014)
    Reduced lung function seen in children at age 4, study says

  • Health Tip: Trouble Sleeping During Pregnancy
    (20-Oct-2014)
    Reasons include having to go more often

  • Scientists Grow, Implant Human Intestinal Tissue in Mice
    (20-Oct-2014)
    Research may provide model to study digestive diseases, future treatments

  • Peak Pain Level Main Factor in Negative Childbirth Memories: Study
    (17-Oct-2014)
    Length of labor didn't seem to influence recollections of pain, researchers found

  • Peak Pain Level Main Factor in Negative Childbirth Memories: Study
    (17-Oct-2014)
    Length of labor didn't seem to influence recollections of pain, researchers found

  • Peak Pain Level Main Factor in Negative Childbirth Memories: Study
    (17-Oct-2014)
    Length of labor didn't seem to influence recollections of pain, researchers found

  • Embryonic Stem Cell Therapy Shows Long-Term Effectiveness, Safety
    (15-Oct-2014)
    In small study, half of 18 people with a vision-robbing condition got some of their sight back

  • Risks From Epidural, Spinal Anesthesia Very Low, Study Says
    (14-Oct-2014)
    Less than 1 percent of patients experienced dreaded headache

  • Could Vitamin D Make Childbirth Less Painful?
    (14-Oct-2014)
    Study finds women with higher levels needed less medication

  • Risks From Epidural, Spinal Anesthesia Very Low, Study Says
    (14-Oct-2014)
    Less than 1 percent of patients experienced dreaded headache

  • Could Vitamin D Make Childbirth Less Painful?
    (14-Oct-2014)
    Study finds women with higher levels needed less medication

  • Rely on Mom-to-Be When Epidural Is Needed
    (09-Oct-2014)
    Early use likely won't lead to delivery complications, review of previous studies finds

  • Rely on Mom-to-Be When Epidural Is Needed
    (09-Oct-2014)
    Early use likely won't lead to delivery complications, review of previous studies finds

  • Fried Foods Linked to Raised Risk of Diabetes in Pregnancy
    (09-Oct-2014)
    Seven or more weekly portions of greasy fare may double odds, researchers say

  • Rely on Mom-to-Be When Epidural Is Needed
    (09-Oct-2014)
    Early use likely won't lead to delivery complications, review of previous studies finds

  • Fried Foods Linked to Raised Risk of Diabetes in Pregnancy
    (09-Oct-2014)
    Seven or more weekly portions of greasy fare may double odds, researchers say

  • Stem Cell Success Raises Hopes of Type 1 Diabetes Cure
    (09-Oct-2014)
    In laboratory, researchers have developed insulin-producing beta cells

  • Health Tip: Reducing the Risk of Premature Delivery
    (06-Oct-2014)
    Don't drink alcohol or smoke

  • Fetal Exposure to Plastics Chemical Tied to Breathing Ills in Kids
    (06-Oct-2014)
    Expert recommends pregnant women avoid canned foods, plastics containing BPA

  • 2nd Baby 'Cured' of HIV Suffers Relapse
    (03-Oct-2014)
    Doctors report levels of AIDS-causing virus rose just two weeks after drug treatment was stopped

  • Drinking Water Contaminant Linked to Pregnancy Complications in Study
    (03-Oct-2014)
    Women who were exposed had higher rates of stillbirth, placenta problems, researchers say

  • Certain Autoimmune Drugs in Pregnancy May Up Newborn Infection Risk: Study
    (03-Oct-2014)
    Colitis therapy tied to 4 cases of low white blood cell count in newborns, but some docs question the finding

  • Drinking Water Contaminant Linked to Pregnancy Complications in Study
    (03-Oct-2014)
    Women who were exposed had higher rates of stillbirth, placenta problems, researchers say

  • Certain Autoimmune Drugs in Pregnancy May Up Newborn Infection Risk: Study
    (03-Oct-2014)
    Colitis therapy tied to 4 cases of low white blood cell count in newborns, but some docs question the finding

  • Cancer Treatments in Pregnancy Safe for Offspring, Small Studies Find
    (02-Oct-2014)
    Chemo, radiation given after first trimester did not raise health risks for children

  • Cancer Treatments in Pregnancy Safe for Offspring, Small Studies Find
    (02-Oct-2014)
    Chemo, radiation given after first trimester did not raise health risks for children

  • Infant's Early Diet Doesn't Change Celiac Disease Risk, Study Finds
    (01-Oct-2014)
    Breast-feeding, waiting to introduce foods with gluten didn't prevent autoimmune disorder

  • Healthy Lifestyle Before Pregnancy May Cut Gestational Diabetes Risk
    (01-Oct-2014)
    Factors that appear to lower odds include healthy weight, exercise and no smoking

  • Free, Long-Acting Contraceptives May Greatly Reduce Teen Pregnancy Rate
    (01-Oct-2014)
    Study findings also showed abortion rate was three-quarters lower than the national norm in this age group

  • Healthy Lifestyle Before Pregnancy May Cut Gestational Diabetes Risk
    (01-Oct-2014)
    Factors that appear to lower odds include healthy weight, exercise and no smoking

  • Healthy Lifestyle Before Pregnancy May Cut Gestational Diabetes Risk
    (01-Oct-2014)
    Factors that appear to lower odds include healthy weight, exercise and no smoking

  • Spacing Between Sibling Births Tied to Autism Risk in Study
    (30-Sep-2014)
    But authors, expert stressed that couples shouldn't base family planning on this finding

  • Recessions May Thwart a Woman's Motherhood Plans Forever: Study
    (30-Sep-2014)
    Research found initial impact was most pronounced among women in their 20s, and lasted until they were in their 40s

  • Health Tip: Curbing Nighttime Nursing
    (30-Sep-2014)
    Feed baby more during the day

  • Spacing Between Sibling Births Tied to Autism Risk in Study
    (30-Sep-2014)
    But authors, expert stressed that couples shouldn't base family planning on this finding

  • Recessions May Thwart a Woman's Motherhood Plans Forever: Study
    (30-Sep-2014)
    Research found initial impact was most pronounced among women in their 20s, and lasted until they were in their 40s

  • Pediatricians Endorse IUDs, Implants for Teen Birth Control
    (29-Sep-2014)
    These methods are more reliable than condoms, birth control pills, experts say

  • Breast-Feeding May Cut Risk for Aggressive Breast Cancer in Black Women
    (26-Sep-2014)
    Finding was specific to tough-to-treat estrogen receptor-negative tumors, researchers say

  • Better-Informed Women Order Fewer Prenatal Gene Tests, Study Finds
    (26-Sep-2014)
    Unbiased facts are key to intelligent decision-making, researchers say

  • Better-Informed Women Order Fewer Prenatal Gene Tests, Study Finds
    (26-Sep-2014)
    Unbiased facts are key to intelligent decision-making, researchers say

  • Whooping Cough Vaccine Rates During Pregnancy Fall Short: CDC
    (25-Sep-2014)
    Infants at highest risk for illness and death from the infection

  • Whooping Cough Vaccine Rates During Pregnancy Fall Short: CDC
    (25-Sep-2014)
    Infants at highest risk for illness and death from the infection

  • U.S. Still Lags in Infant Mortality Rates, Report Finds
    (24-Sep-2014)
    Preemies, deaths among full-term babies contribute to higher rate compared to 25 other countries

  • U.S. Still Lags in Infant Mortality Rates, Report Finds
    (24-Sep-2014)
    Preemies, deaths among full-term babies contribute to higher rate compared to 25 other countries

  • Breast Milk a Risk for Spreading Common Virus to Preemies, Study Finds
    (23-Sep-2014)
    CMV dangerous for low birth weight infants, but mom can be tested before delivery to see if she carries virus

  • Breast Milk a Risk for Spreading Common Virus to Preemies, Study Finds
    (23-Sep-2014)
    CMV dangerous for low birth weight infants, but mom can be tested before delivery to see if she carries virus

  • Some Women Need Tests for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Experts Say
    (23-Sep-2014)
    Guidelines include all sexually active females 24 and younger, plus older women deemed at higher risk

  • Some Women Need Tests for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Experts Say
    (23-Sep-2014)
    Guidelines include all sexually active females 24 and younger, plus older women deemed at higher risk

  • Could Low Iron Intake During Pregnancy Raise Autism Risk?
    (22-Sep-2014)
    Study reinforces benefits of taking supplements as recommended

  • Study Suggests Why Pregnant Women Get Sicker From Flu
    (22-Sep-2014)
    An aggressive immune system response may worsen symptoms, researchers say

  • Newborn ICUs With Private Family Rooms Benefit Preemies: Study
    (22-Sep-2014)
    More close contact with mothers may explain greater weight gains, fewer procedures, less stress

  • Could Low Iron Intake During Pregnancy Raise Autism Risk?
    (22-Sep-2014)
    Study reinforces benefits of taking supplements as recommended

  • Could Low Iron Intake During Pregnancy Raise Autism Risk?
    (22-Sep-2014)
    Study reinforces benefits of taking supplements as recommended

  • Newborn ICUs With Private Family Rooms Benefit Preemies: Study
    (22-Sep-2014)
    More close contact with mothers may explain greater weight gains, fewer procedures, less stress

  • Do Greener Neighborhoods Produce Healthier Babies?
    (19-Sep-2014)
    Fewer preemies and small babies delivered when moms live near trees, grass, study says

  • Oral Health in Women of Childbearing Age Needs Improvement
    (19-Sep-2014)
    Large disparity in dental care, U.S. government research shows

  • Do Greener Neighborhoods Produce Healthier Babies?
    (19-Sep-2014)
    Fewer preemies and small babies delivered when moms live near trees, grass, study says

  • Health Tip: Losing Weight After Baby
    (18-Sep-2014)
    Give your body time to recover first

  • Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Asthma Risk in Kids
    (17-Sep-2014)
    Association between phthalates and lung disorder needs additional research, study authors say

  • Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Asthma Risk in Kids
    (17-Sep-2014)
    Association between phthalates and lung disorder needs additional research, study authors say

  • Researchers Don't See Long-Term Benefits From Drug for Preemies
    (16-Sep-2014)
    Magnesium sulfate still useful in short term for helping to reduce risk of cerebral palsy, study says

  • Researchers Don't See Long-Term Benefits From Drug for Preemies
    (16-Sep-2014)
    Magnesium sulfate still useful in short term for helping to reduce risk of cerebral palsy, study says

  • Study Ties Multiple Births to Higher Costs, Complications
    (15-Sep-2014)
    Researchers suggest limiting embryo transfers during infertility treatments

  • Study Ties Multiple Births to Higher Costs, Complications
    (15-Sep-2014)
    Researchers suggest limiting embryo transfers during infertility treatments

  • Health Tip: Add Iron to Your Diet During Pregnancy
    (12-Sep-2014)
    Suggestions for what to eat

  • Stem Cell Research Offers Clues About Schizophrenia
    (12-Sep-2014)
    Findings could point to new drugs for the brain disorder, researchers say

  • Failed Infertility Treatment Linked to Worse Mental Health in Study
    (10-Sep-2014)
    All women who undergo treatment should receive psychological support, researchers suggest

  • Mom's Response to Baby's Cry a Matter of Memory
    (10-Sep-2014)
    Those with good childhood experiences will respond better to their own infants, researchers say

  • Mom's Response to Baby's Cry a Matter of Memory
    (10-Sep-2014)
    Those with good childhood experiences will respond better to their own infants, researchers say

  • Failed Infertility Treatment Linked to Worse Mental Health in Study
    (10-Sep-2014)
    All women who undergo treatment should receive psychological support, researchers suggest

  • Breast Milk May Protect Against Deadly Newborn Disease
    (09-Sep-2014)
    Contains a protein, not found in formula, that helps prevent gastrointestinal damage, researchers say

  • Study Questions Link Between Antidepressants, Miscarriage
    (09-Sep-2014)
    Depression, rather than SSRIs, might fuel the association, researchers suggest

  • Study Questions Link Between Antidepressants, Miscarriage
    (09-Sep-2014)
    Depression, rather than SSRIs, might fuel the association, researchers suggest

  • Give Aspirin to All Pregnant Women at Risk of Preeclampsia: U.S. Experts
    (08-Sep-2014)
    Daily, low-dose regimen cuts odds of complication by 24 percent

  • Give Aspirin to All Pregnant Women at Risk of Preeclampsia: U.S. Experts
    (08-Sep-2014)
    Daily, low-dose regimen cuts odds of complication by 24 percent

  • Give Aspirin to All Pregnant Women at Risk of Preeclampsia: U.S. Experts
    (08-Sep-2014)
    Daily, low-dose regimen cuts odds of complication by 24 percent

  • Tips for Keeping Breast-Feeding Goals on Track
    (04-Sep-2014)
    New moms can use encouragement, support, expert says

  • Breast-Feeding May Help Obese Moms Lose Pregnancy Pounds
    (04-Sep-2014)
    Positive effect wasn't seen in normal weight or overweight women, study found

  • Tips for Keeping Breast-Feeding Goals on Track
    (04-Sep-2014)
    New moms can use encouragement, support, expert says

  • Breast-Feeding May Help Obese Moms Lose Pregnancy Pounds
    (04-Sep-2014)
    Positive effect wasn't seen in normal weight or overweight women, study found

  • Health Tip: Get the Right Nutrients While Nursing
    (03-Sep-2014)
    Beef up your diet for baby's health

  • Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Raise Risks for Mental Woes in Kids?
    (27-Aug-2014)
    New study discounts pills' link to autism, but suggests ties to ADHD

  • 2 Cases Suggest Stem Cell Transplant Might Ease 'Stiff Person' Syndrome
    (26-Aug-2014)
    Rare condition causes 'tin soldier' gait, uncontrolled muscle spasms, researchers say

  • Obama Administration Offers New Rules for Religious Objections to Health Care Law
    (25-Aug-2014)
    Employees of companies opposed to contraception coverage would get products through a 3rd party

  • Racial Disparities in Breast-Feeding May Start With Hospitals, Study Suggests
    (21-Aug-2014)
    Maternity care practices differ in neighborhoods with more black residents than average, CDC research finds

  • Racial Disparities in Breast-Feeding May Start With Hospitals, Study Suggests
    (21-Aug-2014)
    Maternity care practices differ in neighborhoods with more black residents than average, CDC research finds

  • Consumer Reports Advises Pregnant Women to Avoid Tuna
    (21-Aug-2014)
    Guideline is prompted by concerns about mercury exposure

  • Consumer Reports Advises Pregnant Women to Avoid Tuna
    (21-Aug-2014)
    Guideline is prompted by concerns about mercury exposure

  • White Women More Likely to Seek Fertility Treatment: Report
    (20-Aug-2014)
    Finding points up need for better access to reproductive health care for all women, researcher says

  • Teen Birth Rate Has Dropped Dramatically in Last Two Decades: CDC
    (20-Aug-2014)
    4 million fewer births attributed to less sex, more contraception, but U.S. rate still higher than comparable nations

  • All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group
    (19-Aug-2014)
    American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says vaccination helps mother and baby

  • For Kids, Risks of Parental Smoking Persist Long-Term, Study Finds
    (19-Aug-2014)
    Increased odds for asthma seen into teen years

  • Fewer Unmarried Women Having Children, CDC Reports
    (13-Aug-2014)
    Declines seen in every age group except for those over 35

  • Fewer Unmarried Women Having Children, CDC Reports
    (13-Aug-2014)
    Declines seen in every age group except for those over 35

  • Many Expectant Moms Don't Get Steroids That Protect Preterm Babies
    (13-Aug-2014)
    Study shows only half of eligible women in lower-income countries receive helpful drug

  • Preemies' Thinking Skills May Catch Up by Adolescence
    (12-Aug-2014)
    Study hints at the importance of nutrition and a stimulating home environment

  • Preemies' Thinking Skills May Catch Up by Adolescence
    (12-Aug-2014)
    Study hints at the importance of nutrition and a stimulating home environment

  • Preemies' Thinking Skills May Catch Up by Adolescence
    (12-Aug-2014)
    Study hints at the importance of nutrition and a stimulating home environment

  • For Breech Baby, C-Section May Be Safer Option: Study
    (11-Aug-2014)
    Death rate with vaginal birth is 10 times higher, researchers find

  • For Breech Baby, C-Section May Be Safer Option: Study
    (11-Aug-2014)
    Death rate with vaginal birth is 10 times higher, researchers find

  • Exposure to Common Antibacterials May Affect Growth of Fetus: Study
    (11-Aug-2014)
    Triclosan, triclocarban found in mothers' urine, umbilical cord blood, may disrupt hormones

  • Exposure to Common Antibacterials May Affect Growth of Fetus: Study
    (11-Aug-2014)
    Triclosan, triclocarban found in mothers' urine, umbilical cord blood, may disrupt hormones

  • Scientists Inch Closer Toward Using Stem Cells for Spinal Injuries
    (07-Aug-2014)
    New nerve fibers developed in lab animals from human skin

  • Clues to How Heavy Drinking in Pregnancy Harms Child's Brain
    (05-Aug-2014)
    Study may explain why attention, behavior problems persist in kids with fetal alcohol disorders

  • Clues to How Heavy Drinking in Pregnancy Harms Child's Brain
    (05-Aug-2014)
    Study may explain why attention, behavior problems persist in kids with fetal alcohol disorders

  • Obstetric Complication Rates Vary Widely Between Hospitals in U.S.
    (04-Aug-2014)
    But figuring out what the best-performing centers are doing right can help everyone, researchers say

  • Most Cosmetic Procedures Based on Stem Cells Are Bogus, Experts Say
    (04-Aug-2014)
    Unproven, fraudulent claims may place patients' health at risk, researchers caution

  • Blood Test Might Help Prevent Certain Birth Defects
    (30-Jul-2014)
    Test to detect mom-to-be's folate concentration could spot those lacking nutrient for infant development

  • Early Stem Cell Transplant Vital in 'Bubble Boy' Disease
    (30-Jul-2014)
    Study found that doing so in first few months of life improved survival odds

  • Preemies May Have Higher Risk of Blood Clots, Even as Adults
    (28-Jul-2014)
    Odds are small, but family, doctors should keep possibility in mind, researchers say

  • Rhymes Reveal Evidence of Learning in the Womb
    (25-Jul-2014)
    By third trimester, unborn babies respond to rhymes recited by their mothers, research shows

  • Good Odds for Those Who Need Bone Marrow Donor, Study Finds
    (23-Jul-2014)
    Most blood cancer patients will find an acceptable match through bone marrow registry

  • Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids
    (22-Jul-2014)
    Threat of respiratory disease may be up to 30 percent higher, study suggests

  • Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids
    (22-Jul-2014)
    Threat of respiratory disease may be up to 30 percent higher, study suggests

  • Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids
    (22-Jul-2014)
    Threat of respiratory disease may be up to 30 percent higher, study suggests

  • Life Skills, Parenting Classes May Cut Inflammation in Poor Kids
    (21-Jul-2014)
    That, in turn, may help reduce health ills, such as diabetes and heart disease, researcher says

  • Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children
    (21-Jul-2014)
    Expectant moms' use of nicotine-replacement therapy could also spell problems for kids, study suggests

  • Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children
    (21-Jul-2014)
    Expectant moms' use of nicotine-replacement therapy could also spell problems for kids, study suggests

  • Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children
    (21-Jul-2014)
    Expectant moms' use of nicotine-replacement therapy could also spell problems for kids, study suggests

  • Full-Time Job May Disrupt Breast-Feeding Plans
    (18-Jul-2014)
    Study found moms who returned to part-time work were better able to meet their goals

  • Full-Time Job May Disrupt Breast-Feeding Plans
    (18-Jul-2014)
    Study found moms who returned to part-time work were better able to meet their goals

  • Health Tip: Watching Your Weight During Pregnancy
    (16-Jul-2014)
    Helps foster a healthy size for baby

  • Health Tip: Quit Smoking, Especially While Pregnant
    (11-Jul-2014)
    How smoking can harm a developing baby

  • Stem Cells May Ease Urinary Incontinence, Study Says
    (11-Jul-2014)
    Treatment looked promising in small trial

  • Exercising Moms-to-Be Have Less Chubby Babies, Study Finds
    (09-Jul-2014)
    This could benefit newborns later in life, researcher suggests

  • Sutures Bested Staples After C-Section in Study
    (08-Jul-2014)
    Complications were reduced by 57 percent when stitches were used, researchers report

  • Home Nurse Visits May Improve Survival of Moms, Babies
    (07-Jul-2014)
    Deaths were far more common when poor women did not receive follow-up care, study finds

  • Home Nurse Visits May Improve Survival of Moms, Babies
    (07-Jul-2014)
    Deaths were far more common when poor women did not receive follow-up care, study finds

  • Around the Globe, Mom's Health Key to Newborn's Size
    (07-Jul-2014)
    Study found well-nourished, educated women had similarly sized babies, regardless of where they lived

  • Home Nurse Visits May Improve Survival of Moms, Babies
    (07-Jul-2014)
    Deaths were far more common when poor women did not receive follow-up care, study finds

  • Unwed Parents Should Tie the Knot Before Child Turns 3: Study
    (03-Jul-2014)
    Doing so creates strongest family bond, researcher explains

  • Scientists Use Stem Cells to Grow Human Corneas in Mice
    (02-Jul-2014)
    New method of gathering rare limbal stem cells may help those with vision damage, researchers say

  • C-Section May Raise Odds of Failed Pregnancy Later: Study
    (01-Jul-2014)
    Slightly higher rate of stillbirths, ectopic pregnancies seen after cesarean delivery, researchers say

  • C-Section May Raise Odds of Failed Pregnancy Later: Study
    (01-Jul-2014)
    Slightly higher rate of stillbirths, ectopic pregnancies seen after cesarean delivery, researchers say

  • C-Section May Raise Odds of Failed Pregnancy Later: Study
    (01-Jul-2014)
    Slightly higher rate of stillbirths, ectopic pregnancies seen after cesarean delivery, researchers say

  • C-Section May Raise Odds of Failed Pregnancy Later: Study
    (01-Jul-2014)
    Slightly higher rate of stillbirths, ectopic pregnancies seen after cesarean delivery, researchers say

  • Less Toxic Transplant Treatment Offers Hope for Sickle Cell Patients
    (01-Jul-2014)
    Technique avoids ill effects related to long-term use of anti-rejection drugs, study says

  • Sperm Donor Age May Not Affect Infertility Treatment Success: Study
    (30-Jun-2014)
    Sperm quality and woman's age are more important factors in fertility success, researchers say

  • Supreme Court: Some Companies Don't Have to Cover Birth Control
    (30-Jun-2014)
    Victory for 2 family-owned firms that said Obamacare requirement violated their religious beliefs

  • Grief in Pregnancy May Trigger Obesity in Adulthood
    (27-Jun-2014)
    Extreme stress even before conception can affect unborn child's weight, study suggests

  • Grief in Pregnancy May Trigger Obesity in Adulthood
    (27-Jun-2014)
    Extreme stress even before conception can affect unborn child's weight, study suggests

  • Grief in Pregnancy May Trigger Obesity in Adulthood
    (27-Jun-2014)
    Extreme stress even before conception can affect unborn child's weight, study suggests

  • Daughters Drink More Than Their Moms Did -- in Australia, at Least
    (26-Jun-2014)
    It's possible findings would apply to U.S., experts say

  • Many Pregnant Women Not Told to Avoid Environmental Toxins
    (25-Jun-2014)
    Lack of information and research often cited as reasons, study finds

  • Natural Conception Later in Life Tied to Longer Life for Women
    (25-Jun-2014)
    If last pregnancy occurred at age 33 or older, chances of living past 95 doubled, study found

  • Many Pregnant Women Not Told to Avoid Environmental Toxins
    (25-Jun-2014)
    Lack of information and research often cited as reasons, study finds

  • Mother's Birthplace May Affect Autism Risk in Kids
    (24-Jun-2014)
    Some foreign-born mothers now in U.S. are more likely to have children with the disorder, study finds

  • Health Tip: Eat Omega-3s During Pregnancy
    (24-Jun-2014)
    Many fish make great sources

  • Too Many U.S. Babies Still Delivered Early Without Medical Need
    (23-Jun-2014)
    Study shows more than 3 percent of early deliveries are non-essential elective procedures

  • Too Many U.S. Babies Still Delivered Early Without Medical Need
    (23-Jun-2014)
    Study shows more than 3 percent of early deliveries are non-essential elective procedures

  • Study Links Pesticide Exposure During Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Kids
    (23-Jun-2014)
    But it doesn't prove pesticides cause autism, and didn't directly measure women's chemical exposure, expert notes

  • Too Many U.S. Babies Still Delivered Early Without Medical Need
    (23-Jun-2014)
    Study shows more than 3 percent of early deliveries are non-essential elective procedures

  • Study Links Pesticide Exposure During Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Kids
    (23-Jun-2014)
    But it doesn't prove pesticides cause autism, and didn't directly measure women's chemical exposure, expert notes

  • Certain Birth Defects More Common Among Hispanics: Report
    (20-Jun-2014)
    Unfortified corn masa flour may contribute to neural tube defects, March of Dimes says

  • Certain Birth Defects More Common Among Hispanics: Report
    (20-Jun-2014)
    Unfortified corn masa flour may contribute to neural tube defects, March of Dimes says

  • Certain Birth Defects More Common Among Hispanics: Report
    (20-Jun-2014)
    Unfortified corn masa flour may contribute to neural tube defects, March of Dimes says

  • More Young Adults Not Waiting for Marriage to Have Kids
    (19-Jun-2014)
    College graduates are most likely to put off childbearing, study finds

  • 1 in 10 Moms-to-Be Develop Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes: CDC
    (19-Jun-2014)
    Obesity a major risk factor for condition that causes problems for both mother and baby, experts say

  • 1 in 10 Moms-to-Be Develop Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes: CDC
    (19-Jun-2014)
    Obesity a major risk factor for condition that causes problems for both mother and baby, experts say

  • 1 in 10 Moms-to-Be Develop Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes: CDC
    (19-Jun-2014)
    Obesity a major risk factor for condition that causes problems for both mother and baby, experts say

  • Number of Induced Labors Falling in U.S., CDC Says
    (18-Jun-2014)
    Early, elective C-section rate down, too

  • Antidepressants in Pregnancy Won't Harm Baby's Heart, Study Suggests
    (18-Jun-2014)
    But, past research shows risks, and one expert says this study doesn't provide definitive answers

  • Number of Induced Labors Falling in U.S., CDC Says
    (18-Jun-2014)
    Early, elective C-section rate down, too

  • Antidepressants in Pregnancy Won't Harm Baby's Heart, Study Suggests
    (18-Jun-2014)
    But, past research shows risks, and one expert says this study doesn't provide definitive answers

  • Number of Induced Labors Falling in U.S., CDC Says
    (18-Jun-2014)
    Early, elective C-section rate down, too

  • Antidepressants in Pregnancy Won't Harm Baby's Heart, Study Suggests
    (18-Jun-2014)
    But, past research shows risks, and one expert says this study doesn't provide definitive answers

  • Scans Show Even 'Late' Preemies Have Brain Differences
    (10-Jun-2014)
    Finding underscores fact that not only early preemies show developmental deficits

  • Pregnant or Breast-feeding Women Urged to Eat More Fish
    (10-Jun-2014)
    Choose types lower in mercury, such as cod, salmon and tilapia, FDA and EPA say

  • Scans Show Even 'Late' Preemies Have Brain Differences
    (10-Jun-2014)
    Finding underscores fact that not only early preemies show developmental deficits

  • Pregnant or Breast-feeding Women Urged to Eat More Fish
    (10-Jun-2014)
    Choose types lower in mercury, such as cod, salmon and tilapia, FDA and EPA say

  • Scans Show Even 'Late' Preemies Have Brain Differences
    (10-Jun-2014)
    Finding underscores fact that not only early preemies show developmental deficits

  • Human Stem Cells Used to Create Light-Sensitive Eye Cells
    (10-Jun-2014)
    Researchers hope findings could eventually lead to eye-cell transplants that could stop or reverse blindness

  • Short 'Birth Spacing' Linked to Preterm Delivery
    (05-Jun-2014)
    Researchers recommend that women be educated about need for adequate time between pregnancies

  • Short 'Birth Spacing' Linked to Preterm Delivery
    (05-Jun-2014)
    Researchers recommend that women be educated about need for adequate time between pregnancies

  • Short 'Birth Spacing' Linked to Preterm Delivery
    (05-Jun-2014)
    Researchers recommend that women be educated about need for adequate time between pregnancies

  • Study Supports Durability of Parkinson's Treatment
    (05-Jun-2014)
    Transplanted brain neurons appear to remain healthy for up to 14 years, research shows

  • Taking Antipsychotic Drugs While Pregnant May Harm Newborns: Study
    (04-Jun-2014)
    These medications linked to respiratory distress, withdrawal symptoms in babies, researchers report

  • Snoring, High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Raise Apnea Risk
    (04-Jun-2014)
    Sleep disorder affects up to one-third of women by the last few months of pregnancy, researchers report

  • Taking Antipsychotic Drugs While Pregnant May Harm Newborns: Study
    (04-Jun-2014)
    These medications linked to respiratory distress, withdrawal symptoms in babies, researchers report

  • Snoring, High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Raise Apnea Risk
    (04-Jun-2014)
    Sleep disorder affects up to one-third of women by the last few months of pregnancy, researchers report

  • More Evidence Links Poor Diet to Preterm Birth
    (02-Jun-2014)
    Researchers focused on eating habits in the year before conception

  • More Evidence Links Poor Diet to Preterm Birth
    (02-Jun-2014)
    Researchers focused on eating habits in the year before conception

  • Scientists Spot Clues to Why Males Have Tougher Time in the Womb
    (30-May-2014)
    Girls grow more slowly, placenta more protective, researchers say

  • Scientists Spot Clues to Why Males Have Tougher Time in the Womb
    (30-May-2014)
    Girls grow more slowly, placenta more protective, researchers say

  • Do Stressed-Out Men Have Weaker Sperm?
    (30-May-2014)
    Study does seem to show a link, but impact on fertility isn't clear

  • Scientists Spot Clues to Why Males Have Tougher Time in the Womb
    (30-May-2014)
    Girls grow more slowly, placenta more protective, researchers say

  • Having Babies May Be 'Contagious' Among Long-Time Friends
    (29-May-2014)
    Women tend to get pregnant soon after friends they've known since high school give birth, study finds

  • Can Fire Retardants Raise Risk of Children Born With Lower IQs?
    (28-May-2014)
    Study found higher levels of the chemicals in mom also upped chances of hyperactivity in kids by age 5

  • Can Fire Retardants Raise Risk of Children Born With Lower IQs?
    (28-May-2014)
    Study found higher levels of the chemicals in mom also upped chances of hyperactivity in kids by age 5

  • Low-Power Laser May Trigger Tooth Repair
    (28-May-2014)
    Findings could lead to noninvasive dental treatments, report authors of animal study

  • Iodine Deficiency Common in Pregnancy, Pediatricians Warn
    (27-May-2014)
    Processed foods deprive women of iodized salt; supplementation recommended

  • Iodine Deficiency Common in Pregnancy, Pediatricians Warn
    (27-May-2014)
    Processed foods deprive women of iodized salt; supplementation recommended

  • Music May Be Especially Stimulating During Pregnancy
    (22-May-2014)
    Moms-to-be displayed greater blood pressure changes, stronger emotional reactions, study says

  • Placenta Might Have Its Own Helpful Bacteria
    (21-May-2014)
    This 'community' may serve crucial role in preparing newborns for life outside the womb, researchers say

  • Placenta Might Have Its Own Helpful Bacteria
    (21-May-2014)
    This 'community' may serve crucial role in preparing newborns for life outside the womb, researchers say

  • Stillbirth Remains an 'Unacknowledged Problem'
    (20-May-2014)
    These early deaths are rarely included in national medical records, study says

  • High Cholesterol May Delay Parenthood, Study Suggests
    (20-May-2014)
    Whether lowering cholesterol in prospective parents will aid conception isn't clear, researchers say

  • High Cholesterol May Delay Parenthood, Study Suggests
    (20-May-2014)
    Whether lowering cholesterol in prospective parents will aid conception isn't clear, researchers say

  • Stillbirth Remains an 'Unacknowledged Problem'
    (20-May-2014)
    These early deaths are rarely included in national medical records, study says

  • Children's Asthma Linked to Air Pollution in 2nd Trimester: Study
    (19-May-2014)
    Preliminary research finds timing of exposure an important element

  • Children's Asthma Linked to Air Pollution in 2nd Trimester: Study
    (19-May-2014)
    Preliminary research finds timing of exposure an important element

  • Surgery Isn't Only Option for Women With Ovarian Cancer Genes
    (16-May-2014)
    Breast-feeding, birth control pills and getting fallopian tubes tied may also cut cancer risk, study finds

  • Single Moms' Job Loss May Have Long Term Impact on Kids
    (16-May-2014)
    Children's education and long-term mental health often seem to suffer, research shows

  • Scientists Get Closer to the Stem Cells That May Drive Cancers
    (15-May-2014)
    Researchers say a rare and unique tumor cell appears to help a form of blood cancer mutate and spread

  • Car Crash Risk May Go Up During Pregnancy
    (12-May-2014)
    Second trimester increase noted in large Canadian study, but reason remains unclear

  • Car Crash Risk May Go Up During Pregnancy
    (12-May-2014)
    Second trimester increase noted in large Canadian study, but reason remains unclear

  • More Women Delaying First Pregnancy: CDC
    (09-May-2014)
    First births to women 35 and older have increased dramatically over last 40 years

  • More Women Delaying First Pregnancy: CDC
    (09-May-2014)
    First births to women 35 and older have increased dramatically over last 40 years

  • Tips for New Moms on Mother's Day
    (09-May-2014)
    FDA experts offer advice on doctor visits, use of medications

  • Stillbirths Higher After Hurricanes Katrina And Rita: Study
    (09-May-2014)
    Stillbirth rates doubled in areas where 50 percent of housing was damaged

  • More Women Delaying First Pregnancy: CDC
    (09-May-2014)
    First births to women 35 and older have increased dramatically over last 40 years

  • Stillbirths Higher After Hurricanes Katrina And Rita: Study
    (09-May-2014)
    Stillbirth rates doubled in areas where 50 percent of housing was damaged

  • More Women Delaying First Pregnancy: CDC
    (09-May-2014)
    First births to women 35 and older have increased dramatically over last 40 years

  • Brain Activity Changes in Pregnant Women, Study Finds
    (08-May-2014)
    Boost in activity in brain region that reads faces may prepare mom to bond with baby, researcher suggests

  • Use of Low-Dose Steroid Creams During Pregnancy Won't Affect Baby: Study
    (07-May-2014)
    Researchers did find link between low birth weight and high doses of the medications

  • Mom-to-Be's TV Habits Might Affect Her Child's Weight: Study
    (06-May-2014)
    Watching during mealtime, infant feedings may set stage for childhood obesity

  • Sleep Apnea Linked to Raised Risk of Death in Pregnancy
    (06-May-2014)
    Study found an association but didn't prove the nighttime breathing disorder caused the higher risk

  • Older Infertile Couples Should Try In Vitro Fertilization First: Study
    (06-May-2014)
    Other fertility treatments less likely to result in pregnancy, birth for women over 38, researchers say

  • Mom-to-Be's TV Habits Might Affect Her Child's Weight: Study
    (06-May-2014)
    Watching during mealtime, infant feedings may set stage for childhood obesity

  • Sleep Apnea Linked to Raised Risk of Death in Pregnancy
    (06-May-2014)
    Study found an association but didn't prove the nighttime breathing disorder caused the higher risk

  • Smoking in Pregnancy May Be Linked to Baby's Heart Defects
    (05-May-2014)
    Preliminary finding gives moms-to-be another reason not to light up

  • Prenatal Fish Oil Supplements May Not Boost Child's Brain Health, Study Finds
    (05-May-2014)
    Toddlers whose mothers took extra omega-3 daily were no smarter than other tots, researchers say

  • Whooping Cough Vaccination During Pregnancy Seems Safe: Study
    (05-May-2014)
    Preliminary findings suggest Tdap vaccine for mothers-to-be may help protect newborns

  • Smoking in Pregnancy May Be Linked to Baby's Heart Defects
    (05-May-2014)
    Preliminary finding gives moms-to-be another reason not to light up

  • Skin Cells of Infertile Men Turned Into Sperm 'Precursors' in Mouse Study
    (01-May-2014)
    But whether this approach would work in humans is still unknown

  • Spanking May Be More Common Than Parents Admit
    (30-Apr-2014)
    Small study 'eavesdropped' on family interactions with preschoolers

  • Pregnancy Ultrasound a Big Bonding Moment for Dads-to-Be
    (30-Apr-2014)
    Fetal image helps men take in reality of pending birth, study suggests

  • Stem Cells Used to Regenerate Heart Muscle in Monkeys
    (30-Apr-2014)
    Scientists say clinical trials in humans could be ready within 4 years

  • Doctors Regrow Large Areas of Muscle Lost in Injured Soldiers
    (30-Apr-2014)
    Trauma patients regained some function in severely damaged legs with first-time procedure

  • Older Mothers at Higher Risk of Child With Autism, Study Suggests
    (29-Apr-2014)
    Researchers compared thousands of children born in Sweden over two decades

  • 'Breast Milk Banks' Gain in Popularity
    (29-Apr-2014)
    Experts say they're safer than online milk-sharing sources

  • Older Mothers at Higher Risk of Child With Autism, Study Suggests
    (29-Apr-2014)
    Researchers compared thousands of children born in Sweden over two decades

  • 'Breast Milk Banks' Gain in Popularity
    (29-Apr-2014)
    Experts say they're safer than online milk-sharing sources

  • Slightly Higher Risk of Birth Defects Seen in Pregnant Women on HIV Drugs
    (29-Apr-2014)
    Large study of French children found either small or no increase depending on specific med

  • Slightly Higher Risk of Birth Defects Seen in Pregnant Women on HIV Drugs
    (29-Apr-2014)
    Large study of French children found either small or no increase depending on specific med

  • Induced Labor May Lower Risk for C-Section, Study Finds
    (28-Apr-2014)
    Findings run counter to commonly held belief that induction actually raises a woman's odds for cesarean

  • Induced Labor May Lower Risk for C-Section, Study Finds
    (28-Apr-2014)
    Findings run counter to commonly held belief that induction actually raises a woman's odds for cesarean

  • Induced Labor May Lower Risk for C-Section, Study Finds
    (28-Apr-2014)
    Findings run counter to commonly held belief that induction actually raises a woman's odds for cesarean

  • Single Motherhood Doesn't Seem to Hinder Happiness
    (26-Apr-2014)
    Raising a child more likely to brighten these women's lives, study says

  • Guidelines Aim to Detect More Congenital Heart Defects in Womb
    (24-Apr-2014)
    Picking up problems before birth allows for earlier monitoring, planning, American Heart Association says

  • Scientists Study Gene Clues From 115-Year-Old Woman
    (23-Apr-2014)
    In research into longevity, they found her white blood cells had many seemingly harmless mutations

  • Size of Fetus May Affect Stillbirth Risk
    (22-Apr-2014)
    Study linked abnormally low or high weight to greater odds of fetal death

  • No Connection Between Induced Labor, Autism: Obgyns
    (21-Apr-2014)
    American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists advises against changes to current practice

  • No Connection Between Induced Labor, Autism: Obgyns
    (21-Apr-2014)
    American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists advises against changes to current practice

  • Small Childbirth Change Might Help Prevent Iron Deficiency in Babies: Study
    (17-Apr-2014)
    With mothers holding newborns differently, cord clamping could be delayed, researchers say

  • Low Birth Weight, Lack of Breast-Feeding Tied to Inflammation Risk in Adulthood
    (17-Apr-2014)
    Study of more than 10,000 people suggests these infants may someday have more health problems

  • Obesity Linked to Increased Odds of Losing Baby, Study Finds
    (15-Apr-2014)
    Weight counseling should start before pregnancy, expert says

  • Mother's Pregnancy Weight Gain May Influence Child's Obesity Risk
    (15-Apr-2014)
    Study found that either too few or too many added pounds upped child's odds for being overweight

  • Obesity Linked to Increased Odds of Losing Baby, Study Finds
    (15-Apr-2014)
    Weight counseling should start before pregnancy, expert says

  • Obesity Linked to Increased Odds of Losing Baby, Study Finds
    (15-Apr-2014)
    Weight counseling should start before pregnancy, expert says

  • Study Ties Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Boys
    (14-Apr-2014)
    But the risk is low, and it's important to treat depression in pregnant women, experts say

  • Study Ties Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Boys
    (14-Apr-2014)
    But the risk is low, and it's important to treat depression in pregnant women, experts say

  • Study Ties Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Boys
    (14-Apr-2014)
    But the risk is low, and it's important to treat depression in pregnant women, experts say

  • Health Tip: Eating Fish During Pregnancy
    (10-Apr-2014)
    Avoid types that harbor lots of mercury

  • Aspirin Advised for Women at High Risk for Pregnancy Complication
    (08-Apr-2014)
    Low daily dose helps protect against preeclampsia, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says

  • Heat Waves Tied to Higher Rates of Early-Term Deliveries
    (08-Apr-2014)
    Canadian study found odds of birth at 37-38 weeks rose during 90-degree spells

  • Aspirin Advised for Women at High Risk for Pregnancy Complication
    (08-Apr-2014)
    Low daily dose helps protect against preeclampsia, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says

  • Stem Cells Show Promise for Stroke Recovery
    (07-Apr-2014)
    Early study found they can be safely transplanted into the brain; 2 patients showed significant improvement

  • Spotting Cause of Newborn Brain Injury Could Aid Prevention, Report Says
    (03-Apr-2014)
    Some cases of neonatal encephalopathy may be preventable

  • Spotting Cause of Newborn Brain Injury Could Aid Prevention, Report Says
    (03-Apr-2014)
    Some cases of neonatal encephalopathy may be preventable

  • Stem Cells May Rejuvenate Failing Hearts, Study Suggests
    (31-Mar-2014)
    Researchers found injecting them into damaged tissue improved organ's ability to pump blood

  • Smoking Bans Linked to Drop in Premature Births, Kids' Asthma Attacks
    (28-Mar-2014)
    Smoke-free policies offer health benefits for people of all ages, study authors say

  • Health Tip: Get Healthy Before Pregnancy
    (26-Mar-2014)
    Don't forget folic acid

  • More Signs Autism May Originate During Pregnancy
    (26-Mar-2014)
    Brain-tissue samples show differences linked to prenatal development

  • More Signs Autism May Originate During Pregnancy
    (26-Mar-2014)
    Brain-tissue samples show differences linked to prenatal development

  • Moms Who Keep 'Baby Weight' May Risk Heart Trouble
    (25-Mar-2014)
    Study finds weight gain increases odds for heart disease, diabetes

  • Scientists Use Stem Cells to Study Bipolar Disorder
    (25-Mar-2014)
    Approach may further understanding of this mental illness

  • When Moms Get Active, Kids Follow
    (24-Mar-2014)
    Study of 4-year-olds suggests mothers help by spurring activity, taking part and being role models

  • Stress May Diminish a Woman's Fertility, Study Suggests
    (24-Mar-2014)
    First U.S. review to show a possible link between stress and how long it takes to get pregnant

  • Stress May Diminish a Woman's Fertility, Study Suggests
    (24-Mar-2014)
    First U.S. review to show a possible link between stress and how long it takes to get pregnant

  • Cardiac Arrest During Childbirth More Common Than Thought: Study
    (21-Mar-2014)
    Causes can include severe high blood pressure, excessive bleeding, blood infection, researchers report

  • Lung Ultrasound Can Spot Risk of Respiratory Failure in Pregnancy: Study
    (21-Mar-2014)
    Researchers recommend its use for women with complication called preeclampsia

  • Cardiac Arrest During Childbirth More Common Than Thought: Study
    (21-Mar-2014)
    Causes can include severe high blood pressure, excessive bleeding, blood infection, researchers report

  • Gut Bacteria in Preemies Could Lead to Life-Threatening Infections
    (21-Mar-2014)
    Study looked for alternate sources of sepsis, a bloodstream infection sometimes linked to hospital care

  • Lung Ultrasound Can Spot Risk of Respiratory Failure in Pregnancy: Study
    (21-Mar-2014)
    Researchers recommend its use for women with complication called preeclampsia

  • Cardiac Arrest During Childbirth More Common Than Thought: Study
    (21-Mar-2014)
    Causes can include severe high blood pressure, excessive bleeding, blood infection, researchers report

  • Doctors' Groups Warn Against Underwater Births
    (20-Mar-2014)
    Approach might help with early labor but can pose danger to newborns, ob/gyns and pediatricians say

  • Doctors' Groups Warn Against Underwater Births
    (20-Mar-2014)
    Approach might help with early labor but can pose danger to newborns, ob/gyns and pediatricians say

  • Pregnant Women May Be More Vulnerable to Potentially Dangerous Infection: Study
    (18-Mar-2014)
    Screening for H. influenzae not recommended for now, expert says

  • Pregnant Women May Be More Vulnerable to Potentially Dangerous Infection: Study
    (18-Mar-2014)
    Screening for H. influenzae not recommended for now, expert says

  • Don't Order Fetal Ultrasound Videos As Souvenirs: FDA
    (18-Mar-2014)
    In addition, agency says, leave Doppler fetal heartbeat monitors to health professionals

  • Pregnant Women May Be More Vulnerable to Potentially Dangerous Infection: Study
    (18-Mar-2014)
    Screening for H. influenzae not recommended for now, expert says

  • Don't Order Fetal Ultrasound Videos As Souvenirs: FDA
    (18-Mar-2014)
    In addition, agency says, leave Doppler fetal heartbeat monitors to health professionals

  • Pregnant Women May Be More Vulnerable to Potentially Dangerous Infection: Study
    (18-Mar-2014)
    Screening for H. influenzae not recommended for now, expert says

  • Smokers' Broken Bones May Heal Less Quickly: Study
    (18-Mar-2014)
    British researchers compared bone-healing stem cells in smokers, nonsmokers

  • TV Time, Feeding Habits Set Babies Up for Obesity: Study
    (17-Mar-2014)
    Practices that foster weight gain are common among U.S. parents, researchers say

  • TV, Computer Time Tied to Heavier, Less Happy Kids: Study
    (17-Mar-2014)
    Parents can help reduce screen time, experts say

  • Preterm Birth May Raise Child's Asthma Risk, Study Suggests
    (13-Mar-2014)
    The more premature the delivery, the higher the odds for respiratory trouble, researchers found

  • More Evidence Environmental Exposures Contribute to Autism
    (13-Mar-2014)
    Where birth defects increased, so did diagnoses of the developmental disorder, study showed

  • More Evidence Environmental Exposures Contribute to Autism
    (13-Mar-2014)
    Where birth defects increased, so did diagnoses of the developmental disorder, study showed

  • Nicotine Patches Don't Help Pregnant Women Quit Smoking: Study
    (12-Mar-2014)
    Researchers also found those who used them had higher blood pressure than those who didn't

  • Nicotine Patches Don't Help Pregnant Women Quit Smoking: Study
    (12-Mar-2014)
    Researchers also found those who used them had higher blood pressure than those who didn't

  • Pregnancy-Related Diabetes Tied to Future Heart Risk
    (12-Mar-2014)
    20-year study compared thickness of neck arteries

  • Alcohol Near Start of Pregnancy Linked to Premature Babies
    (11-Mar-2014)
    Educated whites most likely to exceed drinking recommendations, British study finds

  • Alcohol Near Start of Pregnancy Linked to Premature Babies
    (11-Mar-2014)
    Educated whites most likely to exceed drinking recommendations, British study finds

  • Alcohol Near Start of Pregnancy Linked to Premature Babies
    (11-Mar-2014)
    Educated whites most likely to exceed drinking recommendations, British study finds

  • Doctors Cautiously Optimistic About 'Cure' for HIV-Infected Babies
    (06-Mar-2014)
    Report on second child raises hope that early, aggressive treatment may be game changer for these infants

  • Hospital Policy Spurs New Moms to Get Whooping Cough Shot
    (06-Mar-2014)
    With standing order for vaccine, coverage went from 18 percent to 69 percent, findings showed

  • Hospital Policy Spurs New Moms to Get Whooping Cough Shot
    (06-Mar-2014)
    With standing order for vaccine, coverage went from 18 percent to 69 percent, findings showed

  • Overweight Moms May Have Dangerously Big Babies
    (06-Mar-2014)
    Excessive weight gain leads to serious problems for mothers and infants, study suggests

  • Overweight Moms May Have Dangerously Big Babies
    (06-Mar-2014)
    Excessive weight gain leads to serious problems for mothers and infants, study suggests

  • Overweight Moms May Have Dangerously Big Babies
    (06-Mar-2014)
    Excessive weight gain leads to serious problems for mothers and infants, study suggests

  • Balanced Diet During Pregnancy May Lower Risk of Preterm Delivery
    (05-Mar-2014)
    Increasing intake of healthy foods more important than eliminating unhealthy foods, study finds

  • Balanced Diet During Pregnancy May Lower Risk of Preterm Delivery
    (05-Mar-2014)
    Increasing intake of healthy foods more important than eliminating unhealthy foods, study finds

  • Balanced Diet During Pregnancy May Lower Risk of Preterm Delivery
    (05-Mar-2014)
    Increasing intake of healthy foods more important than eliminating unhealthy foods, study finds

  • U.S. Home Births Continued Steady Increase in 2012: CDC
    (04-Mar-2014)
    Report cites improving safety profile

  • U.S. Home Births Continued Steady Increase in 2012: CDC
    (04-Mar-2014)
    Report cites improving safety profile

  • U.S. Home Births Continued Steady Increase in 2012: CDC
    (04-Mar-2014)
    Report cites improving safety profile

  • Health Tip: Preparing to Become Pregnant
    (28-Feb-2014)
    Visit your doctor first

  • 'Eating for Two' During Pregnancy Could Pack on Too Many Pounds
    (28-Feb-2014)
    Small study found those who closely watched weight gain did better

  • 'Eating for Two' During Pregnancy Could Pack on Too Many Pounds
    (28-Feb-2014)
    Small study found those who closely watched weight gain did better

  • 'Eating for Two' During Pregnancy Could Pack on Too Many Pounds
    (28-Feb-2014)
    Small study found those who closely watched weight gain did better

  • Secondhand Smoke Linked to Miscarriage Risk
    (27-Feb-2014)
    Study found that as exposures rose, so did risk for a number of serious obstetric complications

  • Kids Born With HIV May Face Heart Risks Later, Study Suggests
    (27-Feb-2014)
    Doctors should watch for signs of cardiovascular disease, researcher says

  • Secondhand Smoke Linked to Miscarriage Risk
    (27-Feb-2014)
    Study found that as exposures rose, so did risk for a number of serious obstetric complications

  • Secondhand Smoke Linked to Miscarriage Risk
    (27-Feb-2014)
    Study found that as exposures rose, so did risk for a number of serious obstetric complications

  • C-Section Birth May Raise Risk of Adult Obesity: Study
    (26-Feb-2014)
    But the research doesn't prove cause-and-effect

  • A Better Test for Down Syndrome?
    (26-Feb-2014)
    New gene-based screen for chromosomal disorders is more accurate than current methods, study says

  • C-Section Birth May Raise Risk of Adult Obesity: Study
    (26-Feb-2014)
    But the research doesn't prove cause-and-effect

  • A Better Test for Down Syndrome?
    (26-Feb-2014)
    New gene-based screen for chromosomal disorders is more accurate than current methods, study says

  • Fever in 1st Trimester Might Raise Risk of Birth Defects
    (25-Feb-2014)
    Review found an association, but researchers noted women can safely take Tylenol to lower body temp

  • FDA Explores '3-Person' Embryo Fertilization
    (25-Feb-2014)
    Meant to prevent genetic diseases in children, the procedure raises ethical issues

  • Fever in 1st Trimester Might Raise Risk of Birth Defects
    (25-Feb-2014)
    Review found an association, but researchers noted women can safely take Tylenol to lower body temp

  • FDA Explores '3-Person' Embryo Fertilization
    (25-Feb-2014)
    Meant to prevent genetic diseases in children, the procedure raises ethical issues

  • Cashiers May Absorb Controversial Chemical When Handling Receipts
    (25-Feb-2014)
    But, small report didn't find increased BPA levels in people who wore gloves

  • Use of Tylenol in Pregnancy Tied to Higher ADHD Risk in Child
    (24-Feb-2014)
    Risk increases with longer use, researchers say; experts caution the finding needs verification

  • Use of Tylenol in Pregnancy Tied to Higher ADHD Risk in Child
    (24-Feb-2014)
    Risk increases with longer use, researchers say; experts caution the finding needs verification

  • Ob/Gyn Groups Issue Guidelines to Lower C-Section Rates
    (19-Feb-2014)
    The two organizations say first-time mothers should be allowed more time in labor

  • Ob/Gyn Groups Issue Guidelines to Lower C-Section Rates
    (19-Feb-2014)
    The two organizations say first-time mothers should be allowed more time in labor

  • Newborns Fed Formula in Hospital Less Likely to Be Breast-Fed Later
    (18-Feb-2014)
    Small study found mothers tend to continue formula use at home

  • Newborns Fed Formula in Hospital Less Likely to Be Breast-Fed Later
    (18-Feb-2014)
    Small study found mothers tend to continue formula use at home

  • Newborns Fed Formula in Hospital Less Likely to Be Breast-Fed Later
    (18-Feb-2014)
    Small study found mothers tend to continue formula use at home

  • Surgery Might Top Drugs as First Therapy for Irregular Heartbeat: Study
    (18-Feb-2014)
    But safety issues may still make medications better choice for many patients, experts say

  • Drinking Early in Pregnancy May Harm Placenta, Study Finds
    (18-Feb-2014)
    Alcohol also lowered how much of a chemical that's needed for development reached the fetus

  • 'Talking' Medical Devices, Apps Continue to Evolve
    (18-Feb-2014)
    Innovations can help people manage their conditions, function in emergencies, keep doctors informed

  • Newborns Fed Formula in Hospital Less Likely to Be Breast-Fed Later
    (18-Feb-2014)
    Small study found mothers tend to continue formula use at home

  • Drinking Early in Pregnancy May Harm Placenta, Study Finds
    (18-Feb-2014)
    Alcohol also lowered how much of a chemical that's needed for development reached the fetus

  • Mother's Voice on Special Pacifier Helps Preemies Learn to Eat
    (17-Feb-2014)
    When properly sucking, baby is rewarded with a song from Mom, researchers say

  • Who's a Hunk Depends on Time of the Month
    (17-Feb-2014)
    Study found more masculine looks were preferred during ovulation

  • Scientists Get Closer to Rejuvenating Aging Muscles
    (17-Feb-2014)
    In mouse studies, Stanford researchers uncover potential reason behind muscles' decline in old age

  • Many U.S. Women Prescribed Narcotic Pain Meds During Pregnancy
    (14-Feb-2014)
    Large study found 14 percent receive these powerful drugs, with effects on babies unclear

  • Many U.S. Women Prescribed Narcotic Pain Meds During Pregnancy
    (14-Feb-2014)
    Large study found 14 percent receive these powerful drugs, with effects on babies unclear

  • Stroke Risk May Persist Longer Than Thought After Childbirth
    (13-Feb-2014)
    Although rates are very low, study finds increased risk continues for 12 weeks after delivery

  • Dialysis Benefits Pregnant Women With Kidney Disease, Study Finds
    (13-Feb-2014)
    Longer and more frequent treatments lead to better outcomes

  • Dialysis Benefits Pregnant Women With Kidney Disease, Study Finds
    (13-Feb-2014)
    Longer and more frequent treatments lead to better outcomes

  • Stroke Risk May Persist Longer Than Thought After Childbirth
    (13-Feb-2014)
    Although rates are very low, study finds increased risk continues for 12 weeks after delivery

  • Newsman Tom Brokaw Has Many Treatment Options for His Blood Cancer
    (12-Feb-2014)
    Doctors note advances in therapies have boosted survival rates

  • Preemie Birth Linked to Higher Insulin Levels in Kids
    (11-Feb-2014)
    These babies could be at increased risk of diabetes later in life, study suggests

  • Teen Pregnancy Rates Much Higher for Girls With Serious Mental Illness: Study
    (10-Feb-2014)
    But it's not clear from Canadian study if there's a direct connection

  • Teen Pregnancy Rates Much Higher for Girls With Serious Mental Illness: Study
    (10-Feb-2014)
    But it's not clear from Canadian study if there's a direct connection

  • Many New Mothers Skip Important 6-Week Checkup, Study Finds
    (07-Feb-2014)
    At these appointments, obstetrician reviews pregnancy, makes transition to primary care

  • Many New Mothers Skip Important 6-Week Checkup, Study Finds
    (07-Feb-2014)
    At these appointments, obstetrician reviews pregnancy, makes transition to primary care

  • Schizophrenia Linked to Pregnancy Complications, Study Suggests
    (06-Feb-2014)
    Rates of preterm births, C-sections and ICU treatment higher for mothers with the mental illness

  • Schizophrenia Linked to Pregnancy Complications, Study Suggests
    (06-Feb-2014)
    Rates of preterm births, C-sections and ICU treatment higher for mothers with the mental illness

  • Scientists Generate Insulin-Producing Cells in Diabetic Mice
    (06-Feb-2014)
    If early results translate to humans, need for daily injections might be eliminated in future, researchers say

  • Expectant Mothers' Colds May Affect Baby
    (04-Feb-2014)
    Exposures in womb might raise risk of asthma, allergies in childhood, study suggests

  • Low Vitamin D Could Up Risk for Birth Complication: Study
    (04-Feb-2014)
    Preeclampsia occurs when blood pressure suddenly rises, experts explain

  • Expectant Mothers' Colds May Affect Baby
    (04-Feb-2014)
    Exposures in womb might raise risk of asthma, allergies in childhood, study suggests

  • Epidural May Beat Patient-Controlled Painkiller for Childbirth, Study Finds
    (03-Feb-2014)
    Although epidurals provided more pain relief, other methods may still work for some women, experts said

  • Different Bacteria Levels Seen in Women Who Give Preterm Birth: Study
    (03-Feb-2014)
    If confirmed, finding may help lead to new treatments to prevent prematurity, researchers say

  • Study Ties Home Births to Higher Infant Death Rates
    (03-Feb-2014)
    Analysis of midwife-assisted deliveries suggests non-hospital setting, rather than practitioner type, is key factor

  • Babies Born to Moms Over 35 May Have Lower Risk for Certain Birth Defects
    (03-Feb-2014)
    Study finding is specific to physical anomalies that are unrelated to chromosomes, researchers say

  • Ibuprofen, Aleve Won't Raise Miscarriage Risk: Study
    (03-Feb-2014)
    However, NSAIDs should not be taken in third trimester of pregnancy, authors advise

  • Ibuprofen, Aleve Won't Raise Miscarriage Risk: Study
    (03-Feb-2014)
    However, NSAIDs should not be taken in third trimester of pregnancy, authors advise

  • Babies Born to Moms Over 35 May Have Lower Risk for Certain Birth Defects
    (03-Feb-2014)
    Study finding is specific to physical anomalies that are unrelated to chromosomes, researchers say

  • Epidural May Beat Patient-Controlled Painkiller for Childbirth, Study Finds
    (03-Feb-2014)
    Although epidurals provided more pain relief, other methods may still work for some women, experts said

  • Different Bacteria Levels Seen in Women Who Give Preterm Birth: Study
    (03-Feb-2014)
    If confirmed, finding may help lead to new treatments to prevent prematurity, researchers say

  • U.S. Abortion Rate Drops to Lowest Level Since 1973: Report
    (03-Feb-2014)
    Researchers think that improved contraception methods, decisions to delay pregnancy explain trend

  • Embryo Selection May Help Prevent Some Inherited Disorders
    (03-Feb-2014)
    Genetic test for deadly condition spotted healthy embryos for implantation, researchers report

  • Babies Born to Moms Over 35 May Have Lower Risk for Certain Birth Defects
    (03-Feb-2014)
    Study finding is specific to physical anomalies that are unrelated to chromosomes, researchers say

  • Study Ties Home Births to Higher Infant Death Rates
    (03-Feb-2014)
    Analysis of midwife-assisted deliveries suggests non-hospital setting, rather than practitioner type, is key factor

  • New Way to Create Embryonic Stem Cells Discovered
    (29-Jan-2014)
    Scientists 'injured' mature cells in mice, and those that survived returned to their embryonic state

  • Baldness Cure May Have Inched a Bit Closer
    (28-Jan-2014)
    In mouse study, scientists say they've used stem cells to grow large numbers of active follicles

  • Music Therapy May Help Teens With Cancer Cope
    (27-Jan-2014)
    Writing lyrics, making videos helped them get through grueling treatment, connect with others, study found

  • First-Time Cesarean Rates Dipped in 2012: CDC
    (23-Jan-2014)
    But doctor says the surgical births are still too commonplace

  • First-Time Cesarean Rates Dipped in 2012: CDC
    (23-Jan-2014)
    But doctor says the surgical births are still too commonplace

  • First-Time Cesarean Rates Dipped in 2012: CDC
    (23-Jan-2014)
    But doctor says the surgical births are still too commonplace

  • Smoking While Pregnant Raises Baby's Risk of Cleft Palate, Cleft Lip
    (17-Jan-2014)
    Report from U.S. Surgeon General confirms maternal smoking's link to these birth defects

  • Smoking While Pregnant Raises Baby's Risk of Cleft Palate, Cleft Lip
    (17-Jan-2014)
    Report from U.S. Surgeon General confirms maternal smoking's link to these birth defects

  • Postpartum Depression Often Linked to Long-Term Woes, Review Suggests
    (16-Jan-2014)
    Doctors urged to consider psychological history of mothers-to-be

  • Having a Baby? Price Tag for Delivery Varies Widely
    (16-Jan-2014)
    Survey of California hospitals finds cost for uncomplicated birth ranges from about $3,300 to $37,000

  • Postpartum Depression Often Linked to Long-Term Woes, Review Suggests
    (16-Jan-2014)
    Doctors urged to consider psychological history of mothers-to-be

  • Antidepressants in Pregnancy Tied to Slight Risk of Lung Disorder in Babies
    (15-Jan-2014)
    But, overall risk of 'persistent pulmonary hypertension' remains low, study finds

  • Antidepressants in Pregnancy Tied to Slight Risk of Lung Disorder in Babies
    (15-Jan-2014)
    But, overall risk of 'persistent pulmonary hypertension' remains low, study finds

  • Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Later Nicotine Addiction in Daughters
    (14-Jan-2014)
    40-year study did not find similar risk in sons

  • Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Later Nicotine Addiction in Daughters
    (14-Jan-2014)
    40-year study did not find similar risk in sons

  • U.S. Panel Urges Diabetes Screening for All Pregnant Women
    (13-Jan-2014)
    Preventive Services Task Force recommends blood sugar test after 24 weeks of pregnancy

  • U.S. Panel Urges Diabetes Screening for All Pregnant Women
    (13-Jan-2014)
    Preventive Services Task Force recommends blood sugar test after 24 weeks of pregnancy

  • U.S. Panel Urges Diabetes Screening for All Pregnant Women
    (13-Jan-2014)
    Preventive Services Task Force recommends blood sugar test after 24 weeks of pregnancy

  • Could Stem Cells Cure Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis?
    (09-Jan-2014)
    Small, early study found treatment was safe, possibly more effective than standard antibiotics

  • Study Weighs Safety of Epilepsy Drugs in Pregnancy
    (08-Jan-2014)
    Levetiracetam appears to pose low risk for baby, but there's more evidence of risk with valproate

  • Premature 'Water Breaking' During Pregnancy Linked to Bacteria
    (08-Jan-2014)
    One-third of preterm births caused by early rupture of amniotic sac, study says

  • Premature 'Water Breaking' During Pregnancy Linked to Bacteria
    (08-Jan-2014)
    One-third of preterm births caused by early rupture of amniotic sac, study says

  • Breast-Feeding Might Reduce Moms' Odds of Rheumatoid Arthritis
    (07-Jan-2014)
    Study in China finds risk cut nearly in half after nursing

  • Mouse Study Hints at Plastics Chemical's Link to Prostate Cancer Risk
    (07-Jan-2014)
    BPA boosts prostate stem cells' hormonal sensitivity, researchers say

  • Can Bacterial Infections During Pregnancy Raise Autism Risk?
    (02-Jan-2014)
    Study found an association, but researchers said such infections are common and most don't lead to problems

  • Can Bacterial Infections During Pregnancy Raise Autism Risk?
    (02-Jan-2014)
    Study found an association, but researchers said such infections are common and most don't lead to problems

  • Can Bacterial Infections During Pregnancy Raise Autism Risk?
    (02-Jan-2014)
    Study found an association, but researchers said such infections are common and most don't lead to problems

  • Health Tip: Take Care of Your Teeth During Pregnancy
    (23-Dec-2013)
    Brush and floss daily

  • Eating More Nuts During Pregnancy Might Help Prevent Allergies in Kids: Study
    (23-Dec-2013)
    Experts say mothers who consume more nuts won't raise -- and might reduce -- risk in children

  • Early Elective Childbirth May Raise Health Risks for Babies, Moms: Study
    (20-Dec-2013)
    Obstetrician calls for more public awareness of possible complications

  • Early Elective Childbirth May Raise Health Risks for Babies, Moms: Study
    (20-Dec-2013)
    Obstetrician calls for more public awareness of possible complications

  • Early Elective Childbirth May Raise Health Risks for Babies, Moms: Study
    (20-Dec-2013)
    Obstetrician calls for more public awareness of possible complications

  • Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Not Linked to Autism
    (18-Dec-2013)
    Large study finds little connection between mother's use of drugs like Prozac and children's autism risk

  • Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Not Linked to Autism
    (18-Dec-2013)
    Large study finds little connection between mother's use of drugs like Prozac and children's autism risk

  • Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Not Linked to Autism
    (18-Dec-2013)
    Large study finds little connection between mother's use of drugs like Prozac and children's autism risk

  • Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Not Linked to Autism
    (18-Dec-2013)
    Large study finds little connection between mother's use of drugs like Prozac and children's autism risk

  • Youngest Child Often Not as Small as Mother Thinks
    (16-Dec-2013)
    Study might explain why 'baby of the family' label persists

  • Doctors Warn Against Raw Milk for Kids, Pregnant Women
    (16-Dec-2013)
    Policy statement from pediatricians' group bolstered by Minnesota study on foodborne illness

  • Doctors Warn Against Raw Milk for Kids, Pregnant Women
    (16-Dec-2013)
    Policy statement from pediatricians' group bolstered by Minnesota study on foodborne illness

  • Could Longer Maternity Leave Prevent Postpartum Depression?
    (13-Dec-2013)
    Study of 800 women found higher symptom rates with shorter leaves

  • Could Longer Maternity Leave Prevent Postpartum Depression?
    (13-Dec-2013)
    Study of 800 women found higher symptom rates with shorter leaves

  • Could Longer Maternity Leave Prevent Postpartum Depression?
    (13-Dec-2013)
    Study of 800 women found higher symptom rates with shorter leaves

  • Kids' Social Skills May Suffer When Mothers Drink During Pregnancy
    (11-Dec-2013)
    Study suggests effect on children's brains goes beyond intelligence

  • Probiotics Don't Prevent Childhood Asthma, Study Finds
    (11-Dec-2013)
    But they may have other benefits, including prevention of eczema

  • Probiotics Don't Prevent Childhood Asthma, Study Finds
    (11-Dec-2013)
    But they may have other benefits, including prevention of eczema

  • Kids' Social Skills May Suffer When Mothers Drink During Pregnancy
    (11-Dec-2013)
    Study suggests effect on children's brains goes beyond intelligence

  • Pot Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Stillbirth Risk
    (10-Dec-2013)
    Finding may gain significance as legalization spreads across U.S., study author says

  • Pot Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Stillbirth Risk
    (10-Dec-2013)
    Finding may gain significance as legalization spreads across U.S., study author says

  • Pot Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Stillbirth Risk
    (10-Dec-2013)
    Finding may gain significance as legalization spreads across U.S., study author says

  • Stem Cell Discovery Might Someday Help Treat Colitis, Crohn's
    (06-Dec-2013)
    Researchers envision ability to replace disease-damaged organs

  • U.S. Pregnancy Rates Continue to Fall
    (05-Dec-2013)
    Increase seen only among women over 30; fewer teen births reported

  • Less Physical Activity, More TV for Today's Moms, Study Finds
    (04-Dec-2013)
    This generation is less active than mothers in 1960s, researchers say

  • Fertility Treatments Behind High Rates of Multiple Births: Study
    (04-Dec-2013)
    But unlike other methods, growing IVF use may help reverse trend, experts say

  • Fertility Treatments Behind High Rates of Multiple Births: Study
    (04-Dec-2013)
    But unlike other methods, growing IVF use may help reverse trend, experts say

  • Home Visits During Pregnancy and Beyond May Give Poor Kids a Boost
    (03-Dec-2013)
    Better focus and stability noted in families seen by nurses and other trained caregivers, study finds

  • Male Birth Control Shows Promise in Mice
    (03-Dec-2013)
    Preliminary results suggest effects are safe, reversible

  • Mother's Smoking, Early Birth May Raise ADHD Risk in Children
    (03-Dec-2013)
    But researchers say more study on the causes of the disorder is needed

  • Home Visits During Pregnancy and Beyond May Give Poor Kids a Boost
    (03-Dec-2013)
    Better focus and stability noted in families seen by nurses and other trained caregivers, study finds

  • Preemies Show Subtle Differences in Brain Development
    (26-Nov-2013)
    But researchers aren't sure if that translates into problems, disabilities down the road

  • Taking Antidepressants During Pregnancy May Not Raise Autism Risk
    (25-Nov-2013)
    Researchers looked at offspring of women who had used SSRI drugs

  • Healthy Lifestyle May Mean Healthy Pregnancy
    (22-Nov-2013)
    Study pinpointed good and bad habits that could affect risk of complications

  • Healthy Lifestyle May Mean Healthy Pregnancy
    (22-Nov-2013)
    Study pinpointed good and bad habits that could affect risk of complications

  • Tiniest Newborns Often Lead Normal Adult Lives, Study Finds
    (22-Nov-2013)
    Researchers followed 'extreme preemies' into adulthood and found they were satisfied with their lives

  • Healthy Lifestyle May Mean Healthy Pregnancy
    (22-Nov-2013)
    Study pinpointed good and bad habits that could affect risk of complications

  • Mercury Levels Dropping in Younger U.S. Women: Report
    (21-Nov-2013)
    EPA findings suggest those of childbearing age are making safer choices with fish, shellfish

  • Natural Delivery After a C-Section Often Successful: Study
    (20-Nov-2013)
    But only about half who are eligible actually try

  • Natural Delivery After a C-Section Often Successful: Study
    (20-Nov-2013)
    But only about half who are eligible actually try

  • Human Error Usually the Cause of Lack of Oxygen During Childbirth
    (19-Nov-2013)
    Condition can lead to brain damage, death in infants

  • Breast Milk With Solid Foods Might Stave Off Allergies
    (18-Nov-2013)
    Study also found waiting until 17 weeks to introduce solids is key

  • Breast Milk With Solid Foods Might Stave Off Allergies
    (18-Nov-2013)
    Study also found waiting until 17 weeks to introduce solids is key

  • Heart Disease No. 1 Cause of Pregnancy-Related Deaths in California: Study
    (18-Nov-2013)
    Researchers say one-third of these deaths could be prevented

  • Exposure To Common Chemical May Raise Risk of Preemie Delivery: Study
    (18-Nov-2013)
    Phthalates are found in lotions, perfumes and deodorants, researchers say

  • Heart Disease No. 1 Cause of Pregnancy-Related Deaths in California: Study
    (18-Nov-2013)
    Researchers say one-third of these deaths could be prevented

  • Working Moms Spend More Time Parenting Than Dads: Study
    (15-Nov-2013)
    But fathers also 'highly involved' with their babies, researchers say

  • Preterm Boys Face Worse Odds Than Girls, Study Says
    (15-Nov-2013)
    Possible challenges include learning disabilities, motor problems

  • Women With Asthma May Take Longer to Get Pregnant: Study
    (14-Nov-2013)
    They ultimately had same number of children as women without the respiratory condition

  • Testing for Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes Should Be Routine, Experts Say
    (14-Nov-2013)
    New guidelines from the Endocrine Society aim to detect cases early, get treatment started

  • Women With Asthma May Take Longer to Get Pregnant: Study
    (14-Nov-2013)
    They ultimately had same number of children as women without the respiratory condition

  • Study Ties Weight-Loss Surgery to Higher Risk of Preemie Birth
    (13-Nov-2013)
    Lower birth weights also seen in babies whose mothers had undergone procedure

  • Study Ties Weight-Loss Surgery to Higher Risk of Preemie Birth
    (13-Nov-2013)
    Lower birth weights also seen in babies whose mothers had undergone procedure

  • Health Risks, Costs Much Higher With Multiple Births: Study
    (11-Nov-2013)
    Having triplets or more resulted in 20 times greater medical expenses compared to single births

  • Exercise in Pregnancy May Boost Baby's Brain, Study Says
    (11-Nov-2013)
    Whether early advantage continues through childhood remains to be seen

  • Health Tip: Should I Work During Pregnancy?
    (11-Nov-2013)
    Factors to consider

  • Exercise in Pregnancy May Boost Baby's Brain, Study Says
    (11-Nov-2013)
    Whether early advantage continues through childhood remains to be seen

  • Health Risks, Costs Much Higher With Multiple Births: Study
    (11-Nov-2013)
    Having triplets or more resulted in 20 times greater medical expenses compared to single births

  • Health Risks, Costs Much Higher With Multiple Births: Study
    (11-Nov-2013)
    Having triplets or more resulted in 20 times greater medical expenses compared to single births

  • Non-Delivery Hospital Stay May Raise Clot Risk During Pregnancy
    (08-Nov-2013)
    Risk remained for 28 days after discharge; highest when hospitalization was for 3 or more days, study suggests

  • Could Mothers' Allergy Shots in Pregnancy Lower Kids' Risk?
    (08-Nov-2013)
    More research needed to confirm early study findings

  • Non-Delivery Hospital Stay May Raise Clot Risk During Pregnancy
    (08-Nov-2013)
    Risk remained for 28 days after discharge; highest when hospitalization was for 3 or more days, study suggests

  • Bipolar Disorder Drug May Need Adjusting in Pregnancy, Study Finds
    (06-Nov-2013)
    Drop in lamotrigine levels, rise in depression seen in some women

  • Snoring in Pregnancy Tied to Possible Health Concerns
    (05-Nov-2013)
    Study saw higher rates of C-sections, smaller babies

  • Snoring in Pregnancy Tied to Possible Health Concerns
    (05-Nov-2013)
    Study saw higher rates of C-sections, smaller babies

  • Blood Test Shows Promise in Gauging Risk for Pregnancy Complication
    (04-Nov-2013)
    It measures levels of a protein tied to spikes in blood pressure known as preeclampsia

  • U.S. Preemie Birth Rate Continues to Fall: Report
    (01-Nov-2013)
    But, rate still highest among industrialized countries

  • Early Stem Cell Transplant May Benefit Some Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Patients
    (31-Oct-2013)
    Study found increased survival rate but only for those with highest-risk disease

  • Can Hearing Music in the Womb Boost Babies' Brain Development?
    (30-Oct-2013)
    Study showed the effects of the learning was still apparent at 4 months of age

  • Moms With Lupus More Likely to Have Children With Autism, Study Suggests
    (28-Oct-2013)
    But overall risk is low, shouldn't influence parenting decisions, expert says

  • Moms With Lupus More Likely to Have Children With Autism, Study Suggests
    (28-Oct-2013)
    But overall risk is low, shouldn't influence parenting decisions, expert says

  • Study of Male Birth Defect Lets Pesticides Off the Hook -- for Now
    (28-Oct-2013)
    Hypospadias occurs in about five of every 1,000 baby boys

  • Moms With Lupus More Likely to Have Children With Autism, Study Suggests
    (28-Oct-2013)
    But overall risk is low, shouldn't influence parenting decisions, expert says

  • Study of Male Birth Defect Lets Pesticides Off the Hook -- for Now
    (28-Oct-2013)
    Hypospadias occurs in about five of every 1,000 baby boys

  • More Weight Gain in Pregnancy Tied to Higher Autism Risk for Kids: Study
    (28-Oct-2013)
    However, this doesn't mean more weight causes neurodevelopmental disorder, authors stress

  • Stem Cell Transplants May Harm Recipient's Sex Life
    (24-Oct-2013)
    Doctors and patients need to talk more about this potential problem, researchers say

  • Researchers Describe 1st 'Functional Cure' of HIV in Baby
    (23-Oct-2013)
    More studies needed to see if it's really a breakthrough in fight against AIDS

  • Child 'Cured' of HIV Remains Free of Virus, Doctors Report
    (23-Oct-2013)
    Treatment started shortly after birth seems to have kept virus from getting a foothold in her immune system

  • Kidney Transplant Rejection Drugs Tied to Pregnancy Risks in Study
    (23-Oct-2013)
    Early research found more miscarriages, birth defects among women who conceived while on these meds

  • Kidney Transplant Rejection Drugs Tied to Pregnancy Risks in Study
    (23-Oct-2013)
    Early research found more miscarriages, birth defects among women who conceived while on these meds

  • Researchers Describe 1st 'Functional Cure' of HIV in Baby
    (23-Oct-2013)
    More studies needed to see if it's really a breakthrough in fight against AIDS

  • Researchers Describe 1st 'Functional Cure' of HIV in Baby
    (23-Oct-2013)
    More studies needed to see if it's really a breakthrough in fight against AIDS

  • Infants Exposed to Smoking in Womb at Risk of Infections, Death: Study
    (23-Oct-2013)
    Researchers looked at Washington state hospitalizations, mortality for 50,000 babies

  • First Windpipe Transplant Holding Up Over Time: Report
    (23-Oct-2013)
    Five years after surgery, recipient enjoys normal life, researchers say

  • Breast Milk Bought Online May Contain Harmful Germs: Study
    (21-Oct-2013)
    Nearly three-quarters of samples from an Internet milk-sharing site contained microbes that could make a baby sick

  • Bottle-Feeding May Raise Risk of Stomach Obstruction in Infants
    (21-Oct-2013)
    Study also found older age of mother increased chances of serious condition

  • Breast Milk Bought Online May Contain Harmful Germs: Study
    (21-Oct-2013)
    Nearly three-quarters of samples from an Internet milk-sharing site contained microbes that could make a baby sick

  • 'Body Clock' May Explain Why Some Body Parts Age Faster Than Others
    (21-Oct-2013)
    Nature has a way of keeping time within the human anatomy, study suggests

  • Children of Teen Mothers Don't Have Mental Disadvantage, Study Suggests
    (17-Oct-2013)
    But language delay was noted in kids born to youngest moms

  • Multiple Egg Donations May Not Affect Women's Future Fertility: Study
    (17-Oct-2013)
    Additional research found frozen eggs are nearly as effective as fresh for IVF treatments

  • Children of Teen Mothers Don't Have Mental Disadvantage, Study Suggests
    (17-Oct-2013)
    But language delay was noted in kids born to youngest moms

  • IUD Won't Hurt Future Fertility, Study Contends
    (16-Oct-2013)
    Relatively high pregnancy rates follow birth-control device removal, preliminary research shows

  • Use of Donor Sperm by Lesbians Rises in Canada, Study Finds
    (15-Oct-2013)
    Legalization of gay marriage appears to have 'huge impact' on reproductive medicine

  • Lower Smog Levels Tied to Lower Birth Weights
    (15-Oct-2013)
    Pregnant women's exposure to air pollution from traffic, industry still too high, European study finds

  • Popular Morning Sickness Drug Safe in Pregnancy, Study Finds
    (15-Oct-2013)
    Women taking metoclopramide can be reassured by the findings, expert says

  • Women in Labor May Be Fine Taking in Nourishment, Study Finds
    (14-Oct-2013)
    Those who got protein shake fared no worse than women given ice chips only, researchers say

  • Plastics Chemicals Tied to Reproductive Woes for Both Sexes
    (14-Oct-2013)
    Early studies found higher miscarriage rates in women, lowered fertility in men

  • Births From Fertility Treatments Hit 5 Million Mark: Report
    (14-Oct-2013)
    It's a 'great medical success story,' expert says

  • New Test May Spot Which Embryos Stand Greatest Chance of Survival
    (14-Oct-2013)
    Measuring mitochondria in cells better predicted success rate with in vitro fertilization, study says

  • Women in Labor May Be Fine Taking in Nourishment, Study Finds
    (14-Oct-2013)
    Those who got protein shake fared no worse than women given ice chips only, researchers say

  • Exercise Might Boost Men's Sperm Counts, Study Finds
    (14-Oct-2013)
    Meanwhile, other research saw no fertility effects from caffeine, alcohol

  • New Test May Spot Which Embryos Stand Greatest Chance of Survival
    (14-Oct-2013)
    Measuring mitochondria in cells better predicted success rate with in vitro fertilization, study says

  • Breast-Feeding After Implants Won't Cause Sagging, Study Finds
    (10-Oct-2013)
    Any changes result from pregnancy, not nursing, doctors say

  • Depression During Pregnancy May Raise Risk of Psychiatric Trouble in Kids
    (09-Oct-2013)
    Researcher says finding suggests the condition should be treated in expectant moms

  • A Nurse Who Lends an Ear May Ease Anxiety in Moms of Preemies
    (08-Oct-2013)
    Private talk sessions with a NICU nurse improved new mothers' depression, self-esteem

  • Health Tip: Understanding Gestational Diabetes
    (08-Oct-2013)
    Listen to your doctors advice

  • Probiotics Not Shown to Soothe Babies' Colic, Review Finds
    (07-Oct-2013)
    Experts say parents should check with doctors for excessive crying, fussiness

  • Mexican Women's Breast Cancer Risk Tied to Breast-Feeding?
    (04-Oct-2013)
    Having more than 3 children also appeared to raise risk for aggressive breast disease, study suggests

  • Mexican Women's Breast Cancer Risk Tied to Breast-Feeding?
    (04-Oct-2013)
    Having more than 3 children also appeared to raise risk for aggressive breast disease, study suggests

  • Smoking in Pregnancy May Be Tied to Bipolar Disorder in Adult Offspring: Study
    (03-Oct-2013)
    Research adds to other health hazards of tobacco smoke exposure in the womb

  • Smoking in Pregnancy May Be Tied to Bipolar Disorder in Adult Offspring: Study
    (03-Oct-2013)
    Research adds to other health hazards of tobacco smoke exposure in the womb

  • Study Suggests Late-Term Preemies Don't Do as Well in Life
    (02-Oct-2013)
    But experts say research based on those born almost 80 years ago may now be irrelevant

  • Don't Rule Out Vaginal Delivery for Twins, Study Says
    (02-Oct-2013)
    No significant differences seen in results for mother, babies compared to C-section

  • Don't Rule Out Vaginal Delivery for Twins, Study Says
    (02-Oct-2013)
    No significant differences seen in results for mother, babies compared to C-section

  • New Infertility Treatment Leads to First Baby, Researchers Report
    (30-Sep-2013)
    Experimental procedure may offer hope to women with early ovarian failure

  • Simple Method May Help Predict Tiny Preemies' Outlook
    (27-Sep-2013)
    Canadian researchers develop model for assessing infants' risk of complications

  • Over-Involved Mothers Tied to Women's Poor Eating, Body Attitudes, Study Says
    (27-Sep-2013)
    Surveys also suggested connection to weak social skills in daughters

  • Severe Blood Infections During Childbirth on Rise in U.S. Women
    (26-Sep-2013)
    Sepsis-related deaths also increased sharply over decade, researchers say

  • Severe Blood Infections During Childbirth on Rise in U.S. Women
    (26-Sep-2013)
    Sepsis-related deaths also increased sharply over decade, researchers say

  • Gel May Offer Simple Treatment for Newborns With Low Blood Sugar
    (26-Sep-2013)
    However, U.S. experts say inexpensive medication is promising but needs more research

  • Blood Levels of Banned Flame Retardant Drop for Pregnant Women in California
    (26-Sep-2013)
    Statewide ban of toxic PBDEs likely behind the sharp decrease, study authors say

  • Stem Cells From Fat Might Improve Plastic Surgery
    (26-Sep-2013)
    Early study found 'enriched' transplants from liposuction appeared to last longer

  • Epilepsy Drugs in Pregnancy May Affect Infants' Fine Motor Skills
    (25-Sep-2013)
    Study did not find similar link when babies were exposed through breast-feeding

  • Epilepsy Drugs in Pregnancy May Affect Infants' Fine Motor Skills
    (25-Sep-2013)
    Study did not find similar link when babies were exposed through breast-feeding

  • Bed-Sharing With Babies Tied to More Breast-Feeding
    (24-Sep-2013)
    But suffocation risk outweighs benefit of moms sleeping with infants, experts say

  • Bed-Sharing With Babies Tied to More Breast-Feeding
    (24-Sep-2013)
    But suffocation risk outweighs benefit of moms sleeping with infants, experts say

  • Breast-Feeding Problems Common for First-Time Moms
    (23-Sep-2013)
    They need support after hospital discharge, study recommends

  • Breast-Feeding Problems Common for First-Time Moms
    (23-Sep-2013)
    They need support after hospital discharge, study recommends

  • Abnormal BMI Tips Scale Toward Pregnancy Complications, Study Says
    (20-Sep-2013)
    Women too thin or too heavy had longer hospital stays, added costs

  • Abnormal BMI Tips Scale Toward Pregnancy Complications, Study Says
    (20-Sep-2013)
    Women too thin or too heavy had longer hospital stays, added costs

  • 'Intensifed' Global Effort Needed to Further Cut Child Deaths: Report
    (19-Sep-2013)
    While mortality rates are dropping among children under 5, researchers says more could be done

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Clogged Milk Ducts
    (18-Sep-2013)
    Don't wear tight clothing

  • Advance Seen in Turning Adult Cells Into Stem Cells
    (18-Sep-2013)
    Israeli researchers find molecule that blocks the rapid transformation

  • Health Tip: Easing the Discomfort of Late Pregnancy
    (17-Sep-2013)
    What to do for certain conditions

  • Asthma Care Critical During Pregnancy, Study Finds
    (16-Sep-2013)
    Close monitoring needed, regardless of severity, researchers say

  • Asthma Care Critical During Pregnancy, Study Finds
    (16-Sep-2013)
    Close monitoring needed, regardless of severity, researchers say

  • FDA Announces New Safety Measures for Narcotic Painkillers
    (10-Sep-2013)
    Label warnings designed to limit use of extended-release, long-acting drugs like Oxycontin

  • Smoking Plus Asthma in Pregnancy May Make for 'Dangerous Situation'
    (10-Sep-2013)
    The risk of poor health outcomes for mother and baby shouldn't be underestimated, researchers say

  • Smoking Plus Asthma in Pregnancy May Make for 'Dangerous Situation'
    (10-Sep-2013)
    The risk of poor health outcomes for mother and baby shouldn't be underestimated, researchers say

  • Some Painkillers Tied to Certain Birth Defects in Study
    (10-Sep-2013)
    Overall risk of problems like spina bifida called low, but experts advise women to discuss prescription opioid use with doctor

  • FDA Announces New Safety Measures for Narcotic Painkillers
    (10-Sep-2013)
    Label warnings designed to limit use of extended-release, long-acting drugs like Oxycontin

  • Whooping Cough Risk Higher Among Kids Who Miss Vaccinations: Study
    (09-Sep-2013)
    It's important to get all doses without delay, researchers say

  • Study Sees No Link Between Drinking During Early Pregnancy and Birth Woes
    (09-Sep-2013)
    The research didn't examine long-term health threats; March of Dimes critical of the findings

  • Scientists Shed New Light on Cerebral Palsy, Early Infant Death
    (09-Sep-2013)
    Birth defects, poor fetal growth appear to be primary risk factors, study finds

  • Study Sees No Link Between Drinking During Early Pregnancy and Birth Woes
    (09-Sep-2013)
    The research didn't examine long-term health threats; March of Dimes critical of the findings

  • More U.S. Women Having Kids in Their 30s and 40s: Report
    (06-Sep-2013)
    Meanwhile, births among teens and women in early 20s fall to historic lows

  • More U.S. Women Having Kids in Their 30s and 40s: Report
    (06-Sep-2013)
    Meanwhile, births among teens and women in early 20s fall to historic lows

  • Chlamydia, Gonorrhea Tied to Higher Risk of Pregnancy Complications
    (05-Sep-2013)
    However, Australian study doesn't prove these STDs cause birth problems

  • Medicaid Paying for More U.S. Births: Study
    (05-Sep-2013)
    Coverage included nearly half of childbirths by 2010, researchers say

  • Chlamydia, Gonorrhea Tied to Higher Risk of Pregnancy Complications
    (05-Sep-2013)
    However, Australian study doesn't prove these STDs cause birth problems

  • New Moms, the Obese Prone to Flu Complications, Analysis Finds
    (30-Aug-2013)
    But pregnant women not at high risk for problems, as previously thought

  • New Moms, the Obese Prone to Flu Complications, Analysis Finds
    (30-Aug-2013)
    But pregnant women not at high risk for problems, as previously thought

  • Drinking Before First Pregnancy Raises Risk of Breast Cancer: Study
    (28-Aug-2013)
    Experts urge alcohol moderation for women during this time of life

  • Scientists Grow 'Model Brain' From Stem Cells
    (28-Aug-2013)
    The tiny 'organoids' have many of the same tissues as nine-week-old fetal brains

  • Most Medications OK During Breast-Feeding, Report Says
    (26-Aug-2013)
    Mothers may be able to take needed drugs while nursing

  • Most Medications OK During Breast-Feeding, Report Says
    (26-Aug-2013)
    Mothers may be able to take needed drugs while nursing

  • Babies May Remember Words Heard Before Birth
    (26-Aug-2013)
    Study found repeated exposure to a 'pseudoword' during late stages of pregnancy led infant's brains to react to it

  • Sleep Apnea Seen in Pregnant Women With Gestational Diabetes
    (23-Aug-2013)
    Small study finds they face higher risk of the night-time breathing disorder

  • Move More to Control Weight Gain During Pregnancy: Study
    (23-Aug-2013)
    Staying active throughout the day helps prevent obesity-related complications

  • Sleep Apnea Seen in Pregnant Women With Gestational Diabetes
    (23-Aug-2013)
    Small study finds they face higher risk of the night-time breathing disorder

  • Move More to Control Weight Gain During Pregnancy: Study
    (23-Aug-2013)
    Staying active throughout the day helps prevent obesity-related complications

  • Breast-Feeding May Pass Good Bacteria From Mom to Baby
    (22-Aug-2013)
    Study found same beneficial strains in the guts of mother and child, as well as in breast milk

  • Breast-Feeding May Pass Good Bacteria From Mom to Baby
    (22-Aug-2013)
    Study found same beneficial strains in the guts of mother and child, as well as in breast milk

  • Mom's Genes May Play Part in How Children Age
    (22-Aug-2013)
    Mouse study suggests mutations in maternal DNA in 'power plants' of cells mean kids may age more quickly

  • Talking to Your Daughter About Puberty
    (16-Aug-2013)
    Expert shares tips for parents of tweens

  • Breast-Feeding May Protect Some Women Against Breast Cancer
    (15-Aug-2013)
    Study found tumors were discovered later in life in nonsmoking patients who breast-fed longer than six months

  • Infertility Rate Declines Among U.S. Couples
    (14-Aug-2013)
    CDC report challenges perception that problem is growing as more women seek treatment

  • Pregnant and Obese: Early Deaths Noted Among Offspring
    (14-Aug-2013)
    Study findings suggest need for weight control before conception

  • Infertility Rate Declines Among U.S. Couples
    (14-Aug-2013)
    CDC report challenges perception that problem is growing as more women seek treatment

  • Pregnant and Obese: Early Deaths Noted Among Offspring
    (14-Aug-2013)
    Study findings suggest need for weight control before conception

  • Induced Labor Linked to Raised Risk of Autism, Study Suggests
    (12-Aug-2013)
    Male children seem to be most vulnerable, researchers report

  • Breast-Feeding Tied to Reduced Child Obesity
    (12-Aug-2013)
    Large Japanese study looked at schoolchildren aged 7 and 8

  • Breast-Feeding Tied to Reduced Child Obesity
    (12-Aug-2013)
    Large Japanese study looked at schoolchildren aged 7 and 8

  • Induced Labor Linked to Raised Risk of Autism, Study Suggests
    (12-Aug-2013)
    Male children seem to be most vulnerable, researchers report

  • Cultural 'Myths' Could Shape Pregnant Women's Expectations
    (10-Aug-2013)
    Study found media, friends influence concerns about symptoms like morning sickness

  • Health Tip: Got Enough Breast Milk?
    (09-Aug-2013)
    Suggestions to help boost supply

  • Black Infants in U.S. Twice as Likely to Die as Whites: CDC
    (08-Aug-2013)
    South has highest rates of infant mortality, gov't report finds

  • Black Infants in U.S. Twice as Likely to Die as Whites: CDC
    (08-Aug-2013)
    South has highest rates of infant mortality, gov't report finds

  • Black Infants in U.S. Twice as Likely to Die as Whites: CDC
    (08-Aug-2013)
    South has highest rates of infant mortality, gov't report finds

  • Dental Care Safe for Pregnant Women: Experts
    (07-Aug-2013)
    Cleanings, dental X-rays don't pose a hazard, medical group says

  • Typical Pregnancy Length May Vary More Than Thought
    (07-Aug-2013)
    By measuring hormones, researchers found 37-day difference in gestation

  • Mother's Personality Influences Breast-Feeding Decision, Study Finds
    (06-Aug-2013)
    Introverted, anxious moms may need extra support, researcher says

  • Mother's Personality Influences Breast-Feeding Decision, Study Finds
    (06-Aug-2013)
    Introverted, anxious moms may need extra support, researcher says

  • Postpartum Depression Risk May Rise for New Moms in Big Cities
    (06-Aug-2013)
    Lack of social support can contribute to condition, study authors say

  • 1 in 3 Young U.S. Women Uses 'Withdrawal' for Birth Control
    (06-Aug-2013)
    But new study confirms that it's not good for preventing pregnancy

  • Postpartum Depression Risk May Rise for New Moms in Big Cities
    (06-Aug-2013)
    Lack of social support can contribute to condition, study authors say

  • Economic Recession Tied to 'Harsh' Parenting From Mothers
    (05-Aug-2013)
    But study only found effect for those with specific type of gene

  • Mother's Asthma During Pregnancy May Raise Child's Health Risks
    (05-Aug-2013)
    Large study of Danish women followed their children up to age 6

  • Obese Women Just As Likely to Have Success Using IVF With Donor Eggs
    (05-Aug-2013)
    Study found similar pregnancy, live birth and miscarriage rates compared to normal-weight women

  • Antioxidant Supplements Don't Help Women Get Pregnant: Review
    (05-Aug-2013)
    Fertility clinic patients taking these products were no more likely to conceive, researchers say

  • Mother's Asthma During Pregnancy May Raise Child's Health Risks
    (05-Aug-2013)
    Large study of Danish women followed their children up to age 6

  • Mother's Asthma During Pregnancy May Raise Child's Health Risks
    (05-Aug-2013)
    Large study of Danish women followed their children up to age 6

  • Bump Seen in Substance Abuse Treatment During Pregnancy
    (02-Aug-2013)
    But number of women entering programs for alcohol use went down over last decade, U.S. report says

  • Most U.S. Babies Are Now Breast-Fed, CDC Says
    (31-Jul-2013)
    Rate of infants who were ever breast-fed rose to 77 percent by 2010, report shows

  • Breast-Fed Baby May Become Higher-IQ Child, Study Suggests
    (29-Jul-2013)
    Benefits for children seen at 3 years, 7 years

  • Breast-Fed Baby May Become Higher-IQ Child, Study Suggests
    (29-Jul-2013)
    Benefits for children seen at 3 years, 7 years

  • Overnight Separation From Mother Linked to Weaker Infant Bond
    (26-Jul-2013)
    With joint custody common, study findings matter, researcher says

  • Very Preterm Babies May Have Trouble Bonding With Parents
    (24-Jul-2013)
    Study authors say parenting problems are not the cause

  • Smoking During Pregnancy Tied to Behavior Issues in Kids
    (24-Jul-2013)
    But the cause of the association remains unknown, researchers say

  • Smoking During Pregnancy Tied to Behavior Issues in Kids
    (24-Jul-2013)
    But the cause of the association remains unknown, researchers say

  • Study Sees No Link Between Mercury Exposure, Autistic Behavior
    (23-Jul-2013)
    The chemical is often found in fish, prompting many pregnant women to avoid the food

  • Study Sees No Link Between Mercury Exposure, Autistic Behavior
    (23-Jul-2013)
    The chemical is often found in fish, prompting many pregnant women to avoid the food

  • Epilepsy Drugs in Pregnancy Tied to Developmental Delays in Children
    (18-Jul-2013)
    Large Norwegian study followed offspring for up to 3 years

  • Health Tip: Don't Despair About Your Pregnant Body
    (18-Jul-2013)
    Understand that changes are necessary

  • Epilepsy Drugs in Pregnancy Tied to Developmental Delays in Children
    (18-Jul-2013)
    Large Norwegian study followed offspring for up to 3 years

  • Scientists Create Blood Vessels in Mice Using Human Stem Cells
    (15-Jul-2013)
    They say research could lead to advances in treatment of cardiovascular disease

  • Pregnancy Odds Good for Childhood Cancer Survivors, Study Finds
    (12-Jul-2013)
    'It just might be a little harder,' researcher says

  • Bacteria Infection Risk May Be Higher for Pregnant Women With Diabetes
    (12-Jul-2013)
    But hospital-related infection not more likely with gestational-type diabetes

  • Later Clamping of Umbilical Cord May Benefit Newborns: Study
    (11-Jul-2013)
    Delay helps boost iron stores and hemoglobin levels, review says

  • Scientists Use HIV to 'Cure' 2 Rare Genetic Diseases
    (11-Jul-2013)
    'Viral vector' from the AIDS-causing virus was key to stem cell therapy that helped several children, study says

  • Shift Work Might Affect Women's Periods, Fertility: Study
    (10-Jul-2013)
    Women who only worked at night also had higher odds for miscarriage, researchers say

  • Shift Work Might Affect Women's Periods, Fertility: Study
    (10-Jul-2013)
    Women who only worked at night also had higher odds for miscarriage, researchers say

  • Pregnancy Problem, Smaller Babies Tied to Cerebral Palsy Risk in Study
    (10-Jul-2013)
    Researchers in Norway found higher risk in premature babies of mothers with high blood pressure

  • Shift Work Might Affect Women's Periods, Fertility: Study
    (10-Jul-2013)
    Women who only worked at night also had higher odds for miscarriage, researchers say

  • Solid Food Timing for Babies Tied to Diabetes Risk
    (09-Jul-2013)
    Study found ages 4 to 5 months safest for introducing solids to infants at higher risk for type 1 disease

  • Mother's Immune System Might Play Role in Certain Cases of Autism
    (09-Jul-2013)
    'Auto-antibodies' in maternal blood appear tied to particular form of the condition, studies find

  • Obesity May Reduce Odds of IVF Success, Study Finds
    (09-Jul-2013)
    Overweight women should lose weight before trying to conceive, researchers say

  • Cat Poop May Pose Health Risk
    (09-Jul-2013)
    Parasite linked to variety of diseases, experts say

  • Obesity May Reduce Odds of IVF Success, Study Finds
    (09-Jul-2013)
    Overweight women should lose weight before trying to conceive, researchers say

  • Month of Conception Might Raise Odds of Premature Birth: Study
    (08-Jul-2013)
    Mom's exposure to flu during third trimester appears to be a key risk factor, researchers say

  • Month of Conception Might Raise Odds of Premature Birth: Study
    (08-Jul-2013)
    Mom's exposure to flu during third trimester appears to be a key risk factor, researchers say

  • Breast Milk Supply May Be Linked to Insulin Production: Study
    (07-Jul-2013)
    Findings could have implications for prediabetic mothers, researchers say

  • Breast Milk Supply May Be Linked to Insulin Production: Study
    (07-Jul-2013)
    Findings could have implications for prediabetic mothers, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Why Take Folic Acid?
    (05-Jul-2013)
    It can help prevent birth defects

  • Birth Defect Risk Doubles in Children Born to Cousins: Study
    (04-Jul-2013)
    Risk is also doubled for offspring of women over age 34, U.K. researchers report

  • Birth Defect Risk Doubles in Children Born to Cousins: Study
    (04-Jul-2013)
    Risk is also doubled for offspring of women over age 34, U.K. researchers report

  • First Organ Grown From Stem Cells Alone: Report
    (03-Jul-2013)
    Researchers say their advance, with livers for mice, may one day increase availability of human transplants

  • No Trace of HIV After Stem-Cell Transplants, Researchers Say
    (03-Jul-2013)
    Two more patients undergo 'sterilizing cure,' advancing understanding of the process

  • Ice Pops Interfered With Hospital Patient's Lab Tests: Report
    (03-Jul-2013)
    Food additive might have led to false positive results for fungal infection

  • Even Younger Babies 'Prep' Themselves to Be Picked Up
    (01-Jul-2013)
    By 2 months of age, most respond to their parents' cues, study showed

  • U.S. Women Delay Motherhood, Teen Births Historically Low: CDC
    (28-Jun-2013)
    Preterm births, low birth weight babies declined in 2011, report says

  • Most Pregnant Women Treated for Migraines Able to Deliver Vaginally
    (28-Jun-2013)
    Three-fourths of women in small, early study had full-term deliveries

  • U.S. Women Delay Motherhood, Teen Births Historically Low: CDC
    (28-Jun-2013)
    Preterm births, low birth weight babies declined in 2011, report says

  • Most Pregnant Women Treated for Migraines Able to Deliver Vaginally
    (28-Jun-2013)
    Three-fourths of women in small, early study had full-term deliveries

  • U.S. Women Delay Motherhood, Teen Births Historically Low: CDC
    (28-Jun-2013)
    Preterm births, low birth weight babies declined in 2011, report says

  • Most Pregnant Women Treated for Migraines Able to Deliver Vaginally
    (28-Jun-2013)
    Three-fourths of women in small, early study had full-term deliveries

  • C-Sections in U.S. Stable After 12-Year Rise: CDC
    (27-Jun-2013)
    Guidelines discouraging early elective deliveries may have helped

  • Are Breast-fed Kids More Upwardly Mobile?
    (25-Jun-2013)
    British study says yes, 24% of kids who were consistently breast-fed attained higher social class than parents

  • Quicker Infant Growth Tied to Higher IQ Later
    (21-Jun-2013)
    But difference in scores was fairly small in study of full-term babies

  • Iron Supplements May Prevent Anemia During Pregnancy
    (21-Jun-2013)
    The benefits also include improved birth weights, analysis shows

  • Iron Supplements May Prevent Anemia During Pregnancy
    (21-Jun-2013)
    The benefits also include improved birth weights, analysis shows

  • Fetal Exposure to Tobacco Smoke Tied to Hearing Loss in Teens
    (20-Jun-2013)
    The auditory deficit was small but significant, researchers say

  • Day Care May Help Kids of Depressed Moms
    (19-Jun-2013)
    They showed fewer signs of emotional problems if they weren't cared for solely by their mother

  • Could 'Moderate' Drinking Be Safe During Pregnancy?
    (18-Jun-2013)
    British study finds no problems with balance in kids, but some experts have concerns about the findings

  • Polluted Air Linked to Autism Risk
    (18-Jun-2013)
    Pregnant women who live with smog at higher risk, but experts caution the finding is not definitive

  • Could 'Moderate' Drinking Be Safe During Pregnancy?
    (18-Jun-2013)
    British study finds no problems with balance in kids, but some experts have concerns about the findings

  • Polluted Air Linked to Autism Risk
    (18-Jun-2013)
    Pregnant women who live with smog at higher risk, but experts caution the finding is not definitive

  • BPA Exposure Tied to Undescended Testicles in Boys
    (17-Jun-2013)
    Early study doesn't prove that common chemical causes the condition, experts say

  • Did Men's Yen for Younger Women Cause Menopause?
    (13-Jun-2013)
    Study found bias may have sidelined older women sexually, prompted changes that led to infertility

  • Dads Who Bond With Kids Help Keep Marriage Strong
    (13-Jun-2013)
    Sharing housework also key, study found, as is open communication with spouse

  • Did Men's Yen for Younger Women Cause Menopause?
    (13-Jun-2013)
    Study found bias may have sidelined older women sexually, prompted changes that led to infertility

  • Iodine Supplements May Be Too Much of a Good Thing
    (12-Jun-2013)
    Avoid excessively high doses, thyroid experts warn

  • Standard Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapy as Good as Costlier Newcomer: Study
    (12-Jun-2013)
    Biologic drug Enbrel wasn't better for patients who didn't respond to methotrexate alone

  • Iodine Supplements May Be Too Much of a Good Thing
    (12-Jun-2013)
    Avoid excessively high doses, thyroid experts warn

  • Pesticide Exposure Linked to Changes in Fetal Movement: Study
    (12-Jun-2013)
    Findings underscore need to protect developing brain, researcher says

  • Pesticide Exposure Linked to Changes in Fetal Movement: Study
    (12-Jun-2013)
    Findings underscore need to protect developing brain, researcher says

  • More Evidence Shows Breast-Feeding Helps Babies' Brains
    (11-Jun-2013)
    MRI study showed increased growth in areas related to language, emotional function, motor skills

  • More Evidence Shows Breast-Feeding Helps Babies' Brains
    (11-Jun-2013)
    MRI study showed increased growth in areas related to language, emotional function, motor skills

  • Heavier Pregnant Women Tend to Deliver Prematurely
    (11-Jun-2013)
    In large Swedish study, risk rose along with the mother's weight

  • Hurricane Readiness Tips for Pregnant Women
    (10-Jun-2013)
    Planning ahead can reduce some of the stress in storm situations, New Orleans expert says

  • Hurricane Readiness Tips for Pregnant Women
    (10-Jun-2013)
    Planning ahead can reduce some of the stress in storm situations, New Orleans expert says

  • Low Breast-Feeding Rate Linked to Early Deaths, Illnesses: Study
    (06-Jun-2013)
    Cost to U.S. is $17 billion a year, researchers say, but experts question findings

  • Health Tip: Stay Healthier Throughout Pregnancy
    (06-Jun-2013)
    Visit your doctor regularly

  • Recession Forced Cutbacks in Care for Special Needs Kids: Study
    (05-Jun-2013)
    Some families curtailed dental visits, medicines for children with chronic health problems

  • Stem Cell Therapy Cures Type 1 Diabetes in Mice
    (05-Jun-2013)
    Whether the new approach would work in humans is unknown, experts say

  • Listeria Food Poisoning Hits Elderly, Moms-to-Be Hardest: CDC
    (04-Jun-2013)
    Most recent cases linked to soft cheeses, produce

  • Listeria Food Poisoning Hits Elderly, Moms-to-Be Hardest: CDC
    (04-Jun-2013)
    Most recent cases linked to soft cheeses, produce

  • Listeria Food Poisoning Hits Elderly, Moms-to-Be Hardest: CDC
    (04-Jun-2013)
    Most recent cases linked to soft cheeses, produce

  • Infant Care May Help Explain Race-Linked Obesity Gap
    (03-Jun-2013)
    Black, Hispanic infants in study had solid foods sooner, more sugary drinks, less sleep

  • Infant Care May Help Explain Race-Linked Obesity Gap
    (03-Jun-2013)
    Black, Hispanic infants in study had solid foods sooner, more sugary drinks, less sleep

  • Kids With ADHD Less Able to Process Emotions During Sleep: Study
    (29-May-2013)
    Brain regions that control 'emotional memories' are underactive, researchers find

  • Thyroid Disorders Tied to Complications in Pregnancy
    (29-May-2013)
    Up to 4 percent of pregnancies involve mothers with thyroid conditions, study authors say

  • Thyroid Disorders Tied to Complications in Pregnancy
    (29-May-2013)
    Up to 4 percent of pregnancies involve mothers with thyroid conditions, study authors say

  • Task Force: Screen for Gestational Diabetes After 24 Weeks of Pregnancy
    (28-May-2013)
    Practice would provide a substantial benefit with few risks, experts say

  • Women's Weight-Loss Surgery May Benefit Later Offspring
    (28-May-2013)
    Study links procedure to genetic activity in children

  • Task Force: Screen for Gestational Diabetes After 24 Weeks of Pregnancy
    (28-May-2013)
    Practice would provide a substantial benefit with few risks, experts say

  • Bowel Issues Affect 3 Out of 4 Pregnant Women
    (24-May-2013)
    These problems don't significantly affect quality of life, study says

  • Low Prenatal Iodine May Affect Child's Brain Development
    (23-May-2013)
    Mothers with deficiency had kids with lower IQs and reading ability, researchers say

  • Low Prenatal Iodine May Affect Child's Brain Development
    (23-May-2013)
    Mothers with deficiency had kids with lower IQs and reading ability, researchers say

  • Low Prenatal Iodine May Affect Child's Brain Development
    (23-May-2013)
    Mothers with deficiency had kids with lower IQs and reading ability, researchers say

  • Genes May Boost Woman's Risk of Postpartum Depression
    (21-May-2013)
    Test found specific changes to two genes predicted problem with 85 percent accuracy

  • Genes May Boost Woman's Risk of Postpartum Depression
    (21-May-2013)
    Test found specific changes to two genes predicted problem with 85 percent accuracy

  • Living Near Major Roadways in Pregnancy Tied to Respiratory Woes in Children
    (20-May-2013)
    Infants may have higher risk for conditions like pneumonia, study found

  • Scientists Use Cloning Technique to Produce Human Stem Cells
    (15-May-2013)
    Breakthrough bypasses need to use cells from fertilized embryos

  • Alligator Study Gives Clues to Regrowing Lost Teeth
    (14-May-2013)
    Researching the process in animals may one day help people replace missing teeth

  • A Little Formula Might Help Breast-Feeding for Some Babies
    (13-May-2013)
    Early study looked at newborns who were losing weight

  • A Little Formula Might Help Breast-Feeding for Some Babies
    (13-May-2013)
    Early study looked at newborns who were losing weight

  • Health Tip: Keep Teeth Healthy During Pregnancy
    (10-May-2013)
    Be sure to eat right

  • Pregnancy Adds Challenge for Teens Treated for Drug Abuse, Report Says
    (09-May-2013)
    Substance-abuse programs may improve young women's education, income prospects

  • Birth Rates Good After Implanting 1 Embryo, Study Finds
    (08-May-2013)
    IVF infertility treatments may have better outcomes with 1 'screened' embryo versus 2 'unscreened' embryos

  • Study Sees Link Between Mom's Flu, Bipolar Risk for Children
    (08-May-2013)
    But the risk is small and the connection hasn't been proven, researchers say

  • Study Sees Link Between Mom's Flu, Bipolar Risk for Children
    (08-May-2013)
    But the risk is small and the connection hasn't been proven, researchers say

  • For Pregnant Smokers, Vitamin C Might Help Babies' Lungs
    (07-May-2013)
    Small study suggests infants of women who take supplements have lower risk of wheezing

  • For Pregnant Smokers, Vitamin C Might Help Babies' Lungs
    (07-May-2013)
    Small study suggests infants of women who take supplements have lower risk of wheezing

  • Synthetic Pot Use Can Mimic Symptoms of Prenatal Disorder
    (07-May-2013)
    Effects of this unregulated drug are unpredictable, researchers caution

  • Hospitals Enact Policies to Curb Early Childbirth
    (06-May-2013)
    Goal is to reduce elective C-sections, inductions before 39 weeks, study says

  • Most Men With Erectile Dysfunction Don't Seem to Get Treatment
    (06-May-2013)
    In study of 6 million ED patients, 75 percent either didn't receive or fill prescriptions

  • Can High-Protein, Low-Carb Diet Boost Fertility Treatment?
    (06-May-2013)
    That's the conclusion of small, early study of women undergoing in vitro fertilization

  • FDA Warns Pregnant Women About Migraine Drugs
    (06-May-2013)
    Medicines containing valproate linked to lower IQs in children, agency says

  • Flame-Retardant Chemicals Could Be Toxic to Kids
    (06-May-2013)
    Study tied exposure in womb to hyperactivity, lower IQ

  • FDA Warns Pregnant Women About Migraine Drugs
    (06-May-2013)
    Medicines containing valproate linked to lower IQs in children, agency says

  • Extreme Birth Weights Tied to Autism in Swedish Study
    (03-May-2013)
    Newborns who weigh much more or less than average may be at risk for disorder, researchers say

  • Extreme Birth Weights Tied to Autism in Swedish Study
    (03-May-2013)
    Newborns who weigh much more or less than average may be at risk for disorder, researchers say

  • White House to Challenge Ruling on Unlimited Access to 'Morning-After' Pill
    (02-May-2013)
    Move follows FDA decision that only women 15 or older could get emergency contraceptive without prescription

  • Lipsticks, Glosses Contain Toxic Metals: Report
    (02-May-2013)
    Children should not play with these products, researcher says

  • FDA Approves 'Morning-After' Pill Without a Prescription
    (01-May-2013)
    Females aged 15 or older to gain access to Plan B drug over-the-counter

  • Obama Administration to Challenge Judge's Ruling on 'Morning-After' Pill
    (01-May-2013)
    Move follows FDA ruling that females aged 15 or older could get Plan B drug without a prescription

  • Study Looks at Vitamin D Needs in Breast-Fed Babies
    (30-Apr-2013)
    Supplements helped infants meet recommended blood levels to support bone health

  • Study Looks at Vitamin D Needs in Breast-Fed Babies
    (30-Apr-2013)
    Supplements helped infants meet recommended blood levels to support bone health

  • Keep Beauty Regimen Safe During Pregnancy, Doctor Advises
    (30-Apr-2013)
    Helpful tips can reassure expectant mothers about their hair, nail and skin care treatments

  • Keep Beauty Regimen Safe During Pregnancy, Doctor Advises
    (30-Apr-2013)
    Helpful tips can reassure expectant mothers about their hair, nail and skin care treatments

  • Pediatrician Group Issues Home Birth Policy Statement
    (29-Apr-2013)
    A caregiver dedicated solely to the baby should be present, organization advises

  • Pediatrician Group Issues Home Birth Policy Statement
    (29-Apr-2013)
    A caregiver dedicated solely to the baby should be present, organization advises

  • Pediatrician Group Issues Home Birth Policy Statement
    (29-Apr-2013)
    A caregiver dedicated solely to the baby should be present, organization advises

  • More Infants Surviving With Serious Heart Defects, Study Finds
    (26-Apr-2013)
    But death risk still too high, researchers say

  • Magnetic Brain Stimulation May Temporarily Dull Nicotine Craving
    (26-Apr-2013)
    Early study tested the noninvasive treatment on smokers

  • Newborn's Placenta May Predict Autism Risk, Study Suggests
    (25-Apr-2013)
    Identifying infants with higher odds could improve treatment, researchers say

  • Many Kids Who Undergo Stem Cell Transplants Must Return to Hospital
    (24-Apr-2013)
    Study found readmissions for fever, infections and gastro problems

  • Prenatal Use of Common Epilepsy Drug Tied to Higher Autism Risk
    (23-Apr-2013)
    Large Danish study looked at children of women who took valproate in pregnancy

  • Ultrasound Best Detector of Dangerous Ectopic Pregnancies, Study Finds
    (23-Apr-2013)
    Women with symptoms in early pregnancy shouldn't rely on clinical exam alone, experts say

  • Ultrasound Best Detector of Dangerous Ectopic Pregnancies, Study Finds
    (23-Apr-2013)
    Women with symptoms in early pregnancy shouldn't rely on clinical exam alone, experts say

  • Prenatal Use of Common Epilepsy Drug Tied to Higher Autism Risk
    (23-Apr-2013)
    Large Danish study looked at children of women who took valproate in pregnancy

  • Breast-Fed Kids May Have Low Iron Levels, Study Finds
    (19-Apr-2013)
    Complementary foods should include iron-rich items, experts say

  • Breast-Fed Kids May Have Low Iron Levels, Study Finds
    (19-Apr-2013)
    Complementary foods should include iron-rich items, experts say

  • Teen Births May Increase Risk of Obesity Later in Life
    (19-Apr-2013)
    Having a child before age 20 linked to 32 percent greater odds of obesity, study finds

  • Why Carrying Your Baby Calms Him
    (18-Apr-2013)
    This quieting effect is an evolutionary win-win, study finds

  • U.S. Infant Mortality Rates Finally Dropping Again: Report
    (17-Apr-2013)
    After years of no change, overall rate declined 12 percent from 2005 to 2011

  • No Tie Between Light Drinking During Pregnancy, Child's Development: Study
    (17-Apr-2013)
    No mental deficit for 7-year-olds born to mothers who drank once or twice a week; one doctor urges caution

  • U.S. Infant Mortality Rates Finally Dropping Again: Report
    (17-Apr-2013)
    After years of no change, overall rate declined 12 percent from 2005 to 2011

  • U.S. Infant Mortality Rates Finally Dropping Again: Report
    (17-Apr-2013)
    After years of no change, overall rate declined 12 percent from 2005 to 2011

  • Babies Born Even Slightly Early May Lag Behind: Study
    (16-Apr-2013)
    Women urged to rethink early elective C-sections, inductions unless medically needed

  • Health Tip: Ease Leg Cramps During Pregnancy
    (16-Apr-2013)
    Stretch the muscles gently

  • Babies Born Even Slightly Early May Lag Behind: Study
    (16-Apr-2013)
    Women urged to rethink early elective C-sections, inductions unless medically needed

  • Ultrasound Waves, Bone Marrow Cells Show Promise in Heart Failure Patients
    (16-Apr-2013)
    But experts caution that larger studies of combined treatment are needed

  • Stem Cells to Relieve Low Back Pain?
    (12-Apr-2013)
    Early study says maybe, but experts say much more research on treatment is needed

  • Study Links Stillbirth to Genes Tied to Dangerous Heart Rhythm
    (11-Apr-2013)
    Variation seen in 'long QT syndrome' found in nearly 20 percent of cases

  • Study Links Stillbirth to Genes Tied to Dangerous Heart Rhythm
    (11-Apr-2013)
    Variation seen in 'long QT syndrome' found in nearly 20 percent of cases

  • Hospitals Work to Reduce Unnecessary Early Births
    (09-Apr-2013)
    Full-term deliveries give infants best chance to develop and thrive, experts say

  • Diclegis Approved for Morning Sickness
    (09-Apr-2013)
    Among pregnant women who haven't responded to other treatments

  • Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Might Raise Child's Cancer Risk: Study
    (09-Apr-2013)
    But research needs replication before conclusions are drawn, experts say

  • Diclegis Approved for Morning Sickness
    (09-Apr-2013)
    Among pregnant women who haven't responded to other treatments

  • FDA Allows Return of Drug for Morning Sickness
    (09-Apr-2013)
    Safety issues resolved, experts say Diclegis' return is long overdue

  • Diclegis Approved for Morning Sickness
    (09-Apr-2013)
    Among pregnant women who haven't responded to other treatments

  • FDA Allows Return of Drug for Morning Sickness
    (09-Apr-2013)
    Safety issues resolved, experts say Diclegis' return is long overdue

  • Estrogen Level in Pregnancy May Affect Breast Cancer Risk in Daughters
    (09-Apr-2013)
    Too much of the hormone can disable tumor suppressor gene, researchers report

  • Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Might Raise Child's Cancer Risk: Study
    (09-Apr-2013)
    But research needs replication before conclusions are drawn, experts say

  • Hospitals Work to Reduce Unnecessary Early Births
    (09-Apr-2013)
    Full-term deliveries give infants best chance to develop and thrive, experts say

  • Babies' Birth Month May Affect MS Risk: Study
    (08-Apr-2013)
    Lower levels of vitamin D seen among those born in May

  • Judge: Make Morning-After Pill Available to All Females
    (05-Apr-2013)
    Until now, girls 16 and younger needed a prescription for the emergency contraception

  • More U.S. Couples Living Together Instead of Marrying, CDC Finds
    (04-Apr-2013)
    And more women getting pregnant while cohabiting

  • Study Pinpoints Women at Risk for Blood Clots From Pregnancy
    (02-Apr-2013)
    Factors include age, disease history and weight

  • Repeat Births by Teen Girls Still Too High: CDC
    (02-Apr-2013)
    20 percent are repeat births and these babies face health risks, agency says

  • Repeat Births by Teen Girls Still Too High: CDC
    (02-Apr-2013)
    20 percent are repeat births and these babies face health risks, agency says

  • Study Pinpoints Women at Risk for Blood Clots From Pregnancy
    (02-Apr-2013)
    Factors include age, disease history and weight

  • Repeat Births by Teen Girls Still Too High: CDC
    (02-Apr-2013)
    20 percent are repeat births and these babies face health risks, agency says

  • Pregnant Women Under Stress May Be at Higher Risk for Stillbirth
    (29-Mar-2013)
    Support for stress should be part of prenatal care, study author says

  • Pregnant Women Under Stress May Be at Higher Risk for Stillbirth
    (29-Mar-2013)
    Support for stress should be part of prenatal care, study author says

  • Artificial Ovaries Could Potentially Deliver Hormone Therapy
    (29-Mar-2013)
    Proof-of-concept study suggests it's possible to create a more natural option to HRT

  • Pregnant Women Under Stress May Be at Higher Risk for Stillbirth
    (29-Mar-2013)
    Support for stress should be part of prenatal care, study author says

  • Traffic Smog Tied to Serious Birth Defects
    (29-Mar-2013)
    California study found higher risk of spinal cord, brain disorders

  • Rubella in Pregnancy Rare in U.S., But Can Be Devastating for Baby
    (28-Mar-2013)
    'German measles' caused serious birth defects in 3 cases in 3 states in 2012, health officials say

  • Rubella in Pregnancy Rare in U.S., But Can Be Devastating for Baby
    (28-Mar-2013)
    'German measles' caused serious birth defects in 3 cases in 3 states in 2012, health officials say

  • Vitamin D Important During Pregnancy, Study Suggests
    (27-Mar-2013)
    Too little may raise risk for complications, researchers find

  • Vitamin D Important During Pregnancy, Study Suggests
    (27-Mar-2013)
    Too little may raise risk for complications, researchers find

  • Teen Moms More Likely to Have Been Neglected, Abused
    (25-Mar-2013)
    Study found childbirth rate 5 times higher than national average

  • Working While Pregnant Won't Harm the Baby, Study Finds
    (25-Mar-2013)
    Employment didn't raise risk of preterm, low birth-weight baby, researchers report

  • Working While Pregnant Won't Harm the Baby, Study Finds
    (25-Mar-2013)
    Employment didn't raise risk of preterm, low birth-weight baby, researchers report

  • Stress During Pregnancy May Raise Heart Defect Risk for Baby
    (25-Mar-2013)
    Large Danish study looked at women who had lost a close relative while expecting

  • Antipsychotic Drug Use Rising for Kids on Medicaid, Study Finds
    (22-Mar-2013)
    Researchers say meds were often prescribed 'off-label' for conditions like ADHD

  • Flu Season Continues to Wind Down
    (22-Mar-2013)
    38 states reported minimal activity last week, CDC says

  • Flu Season Continues to Wind Down
    (22-Mar-2013)
    38 states reported minimal activity last week, CDC says

  • Meth in Pregnancy May Blunt Child's Reaction to Stress: Study
    (20-Mar-2013)
    Combination of methamphetamine, troubled home environment muted toddlers' responses

  • Study: Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy May Not Affect Baby's Growth
    (20-Mar-2013)
    Psychiatrist says untreated depression has health consequences for mother, baby

  • Women Abused in Childhood at Higher Odds of Having Child With Autism: Study
    (20-Mar-2013)
    Researchers speculate that effect on immune system, stress response might explain why

  • Meth in Pregnancy May Blunt Child's Reaction to Stress: Study
    (20-Mar-2013)
    Combination of methamphetamine, troubled home environment muted toddlers' responses

  • Study: Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy May Not Affect Baby's Growth
    (20-Mar-2013)
    Psychiatrist says untreated depression has health consequences for mother, baby

  • Health Tip: Enjoy Safe Exercise During Pregnancy
    (20-Mar-2013)
    Follow these safety guidelines and talk to your doctor

  • Meth in Pregnancy May Blunt Child's Reaction to Stress: Study
    (20-Mar-2013)
    Combination of methamphetamine, troubled home environment muted toddlers' responses

  • Women Abused in Childhood at Higher Odds of Having Child With Autism: Study
    (20-Mar-2013)
    Researchers speculate that effect on immune system, stress response might explain why

  • Study: Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy May Not Affect Baby's Growth
    (20-Mar-2013)
    Psychiatrist says untreated depression has health consequences for mother, baby

  • Women Abused in Childhood at Higher Odds of Having Child With Autism: Study
    (20-Mar-2013)
    Researchers speculate that effect on immune system, stress response might explain why

  • Vitamin D Levels in Pregnancy May Not Affect Kids' Future Bone Health
    (19-Mar-2013)
    Fewer mothers-to-be need supplementation than currently recommended, U.K. study suggests

  • Vitamin D Levels in Pregnancy May Not Affect Kids' Future Bone Health
    (19-Mar-2013)
    Fewer mothers-to-be need supplementation than currently recommended, U.K. study suggests

  • How to Prevent, Treat Diaper Rash
    (17-Mar-2013)
    Excessive moisture, lotions and wipes can irritate a newborn's skin

  • Ectopic Pregnancy Treatments Have Similar Effects on Fertility
    (13-Mar-2013)
    French study compared medical, surgical procedures

  • Ectopic Pregnancy Treatments Have Similar Effects on Fertility
    (13-Mar-2013)
    French study compared medical, surgical procedures

  • Breast-Feeding Won't Prevent Pre-Teen Obesity, Study Finds
    (12-Mar-2013)
    Nursing exclusively has no effect on later weight, but many other benefits exist

  • Obese New Mothers May Have Higher Heart Attack, Stroke Risk
    (11-Mar-2013)
    Large Danish study looked at young women who'd recently given birth

  • More Evidence Whooping Cough Protection Wanes
    (11-Mar-2013)
    Vaccine still recommended, although it appears to weaken after fifth dose, study finds

  • Heavier Pregnant Women May Face Higher C-Section Risk
    (08-Mar-2013)
    Study also found greater possibility of forceps delivery

  • Flu Infections Continue to Decline
    (08-Mar-2013)
    33 states experienced minimal activity last week, CDC says

  • Heavier Pregnant Women May Face Higher C-Section Risk
    (08-Mar-2013)
    Study also found greater possibility of forceps delivery

  • Flu Infections Continue to Decline
    (08-Mar-2013)
    33 states experienced minimal activity last week, CDC says

  • Human Brain Cells Used to Make Mice Smarter
    (07-Mar-2013)
    Findings could advance research on conditions such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, experts say

  • Motherhood May Spur Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior in Some
    (05-Mar-2013)
    Symptoms usually temporary, half of the women studied reported improvements after 6 months

  • Health Tip: Experiencing Nosebleeds During Pregnancy?
    (05-Mar-2013)
    Here's what to do to avoid them

  • Combo Treatment Might Beat Epidural to Ease Labor: Study
    (05-Mar-2013)
    But experts say decision for pain relief still lies with woman and her doctor

  • C-Section Rates Vary Widely at U.S. Hospitals
    (04-Mar-2013)
    Ranged from 7 percent of all births to nearly 70 percent, study finds

  • Anxiety May Be More Common Than Depression After Pregnancy
    (04-Mar-2013)
    Study found nearly 1 in 5 women has postpartum anxiety, but it fades fairly quickly

  • Anxiety May Be More Common Than Depression After Pregnancy
    (04-Mar-2013)
    Study found nearly 1 in 5 women has postpartum anxiety, but it fades fairly quickly

  • Anxiety May Be More Common Than Depression After Pregnancy
    (04-Mar-2013)
    Study found nearly 1 in 5 women has postpartum anxiety, but it fades fairly quickly

  • C-Section Rates Vary Widely at U.S. Hospitals
    (04-Mar-2013)
    Ranged from 7 percent of all births to nearly 70 percent, study finds

  • Anxiety May Be More Common Than Depression After Pregnancy
    (04-Mar-2013)
    Study found nearly 1 in 5 women has postpartum anxiety, but it fades fairly quickly

  • Pregnancy Boosts Size of Women's Feet, Study Finds
    (04-Mar-2013)
    These changes may also increase risk for arthritis, researcher says

  • C-Section Rates Vary Widely at U.S. Hospitals
    (04-Mar-2013)
    Ranged from 7 percent of all births to nearly 70 percent, study finds

  • Ob-Gyn Group Lists Procedures That May Not Be Needed
    (03-Mar-2013)
    As part of the 'Choosing Wisely' campaign, ACOG asks docs, patients to question certain practices

  • Ob-Gyn Group Lists Procedures That May Not Be Needed
    (03-Mar-2013)
    As part of the 'Choosing Wisely' campaign, ACOG asks docs, patients to question certain practices

  • Health Tip: Coping With Itching During Pregnancy
    (01-Mar-2013)
    Try these suggestions

  • Plastics Chemical BPA Tied to Higher Asthma Risk in Kids
    (01-Mar-2013)
    While study did not show cause and effect, expert said it's best to avoid exposure

  • Babies Born to Obese Women Show Thicker Arteries: Study
    (28-Feb-2013)
    This could be a very early signal of cardiovascular issues, Australian researchers say

  • Most New Mothers Skip Sex for at Least 6 Weeks After Childbirth
    (27-Feb-2013)
    Australian study found type of delivery, age of woman made a difference

  • No Risks to Pregnancy Seen With Morning Sickness Drug
    (27-Feb-2013)
    Large Danish study of odansetron found no rise in miscarriage, birth defects

  • U.S. Teen Birth Rates Highest in Rural Areas, Research Shows
    (27-Feb-2013)
    Major cities had biggest decline in teen childbearing over the last 2 decades

  • No Risks to Pregnancy Seen With Morning Sickness Drug
    (27-Feb-2013)
    Large Danish study of odansetron found no rise in miscarriage, birth defects

  • No Risks to Pregnancy Seen With Morning Sickness Drug
    (27-Feb-2013)
    Large Danish study of odansetron found no rise in miscarriage, birth defects

  • Mother's Drinking Increases Risk of Infant's Death: Study
    (26-Feb-2013)
    Babies of women with alcohol problems during or after pregnancy had three times the risk of sudden, unexplained death

  • Mother's Drinking Increases Risk of Infant's Death: Study
    (26-Feb-2013)
    Babies of women with alcohol problems during or after pregnancy had three times the risk of sudden, unexplained death

  • C-Section May Raise Child's Risk of Allergies, Asthma: Study
    (25-Feb-2013)
    Natural delivery appears to expose babies to beneficial bacteria, researchers say

  • Teen Pregnancy-Prevention Program Works, Study Says
    (25-Feb-2013)
    Youth development is an essential component

  • Fetal Heart May Develop Later in Pregnancy Than Thought
    (21-Feb-2013)
    British study suggests muscle may not be fully formed until 20th week

  • Multiple Tests Needed to Spot Infections in Newborns: Study
    (20-Feb-2013)
    Some bacteria may avoid detection with standard exams, researchers contend

  • Many Younger Parents Weigh Online Doctor Reviews: Poll
    (20-Feb-2013)
    But word of mouth still prevails overall

  • Brains of Fetuses 'Build a Bridge' Between Regions, Images Show
    (20-Feb-2013)
    Research might one day lead to better treatments for disorders such as ADHD, autism, scientists say

  • Brains of Fetuses 'Build a Bridge' Between Regions, Images Show
    (20-Feb-2013)
    Research might one day lead to better treatments for disorders such as ADHD, autism, scientists say

  • Injected 'Hydrogel' May Help Repair Failing Hearts
    (20-Feb-2013)
    Testing in pigs shows it serves as platform for growth of healthy tissue; human trials are planned

  • Early Exposure to Gluten May Help Babies Avoid Celiac Risk: Study
    (19-Feb-2013)
    Swedish experts say introducing grain-based foods at 4 months, while still breast-feeding, may cut risk

  • Too Much Coffee in Pregnancy Tied to Smaller, Later Newborns, Study Says
    (19-Feb-2013)
    Pregnant women should limit the amount of caffeine they take in, experts state

  • Lower Lung Function in Infancy Linked to Wheeze in Adulthood
    (18-Feb-2013)
    Smoking also played key role in respiratory trouble for young adults, study found

  • Military Women Exposed to Combat After Childbirth Face Depression
    (15-Feb-2013)
    Problem is related to combat exposure, not childbirth, research shows

  • Hemorrhoids Are Common, Preventable and Treatable
    (15-Feb-2013)
    They're the U.S. health subject most searched for online, FDA reports

  • Military Women Exposed to Combat After Childbirth Face Depression
    (15-Feb-2013)
    Problem is related to combat exposure, not childbirth, research shows

  • Flu Levels Continue to Fall, CDC Says
    (15-Feb-2013)
    Activity has decreased in many areas, data shows

  • Public Smoking Bans Cut Risk of Preterm Births, Study Finds
    (15-Feb-2013)
    Legislation in Belgium shown to reduce harmful effect of secondhand smoke

  • Flu Levels Continue to Fall, CDC Says
    (15-Feb-2013)
    Activity has decreased in many areas, data shows

  • Obese Black Women at Higher Risk for Having Very Large Babies
    (14-Feb-2013)
    Infants weighing more than 8.8 pounds can lead to birth complications, researchers say

  • Open Windows, Lower Risk for Preterm Birth: Study
    (14-Feb-2013)
    Increased ventilation reduces exposure to secondhand smoke, chemicals, researchers say

  • Progesterone Shots May Not Prevent Preterm Birth of Twins: Study
    (14-Feb-2013)
    What works for singletons doesn't necessarily work for multiples, researchers find

  • Obese Black Women at Higher Risk for Having Very Large Babies
    (14-Feb-2013)
    Infants weighing more than 8.8 pounds can lead to birth complications, researchers say

  • Use of Morning-After Pill on the Rise: CDC
    (14-Feb-2013)
    Dramatic surge seen in emergency contraception, especially among women between 20 and 24

  • Open Windows, Lower Risk for Preterm Birth: Study
    (14-Feb-2013)
    Increased ventilation reduces exposure to secondhand smoke, chemicals, researchers say

  • Progesterone Shots May Not Prevent Preterm Birth of Twins: Study
    (14-Feb-2013)
    What works for singletons doesn't necessarily work for multiples, researchers find

  • Obese Black Women at Higher Risk for Having Very Large Babies
    (14-Feb-2013)
    Infants weighing more than 8.8 pounds can lead to birth complications, researchers say

  • 'Hovering' Moms May Take Fun Out of Play
    (13-Feb-2013)
    Preschoolers in study played most cheerfully when mothers were warm but non-interfering

  • Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Lower Autism Risk
    (12-Feb-2013)
    But study finding is preliminary and doesn't prove the nutrient prevents the disorder

  • Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Lower Autism Risk
    (12-Feb-2013)
    But study finding is preliminary and doesn't prove the nutrient prevents the disorder

  • C-Section, Formula May Disrupt 'Good' Gut Bacteria in Babies
    (11-Feb-2013)
    But, small study did not determine effect on children's future health

  • C-Section, Formula May Disrupt 'Good' Gut Bacteria in Babies
    (11-Feb-2013)
    But, small study did not determine effect on children's future health

  • High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Predict Later Ills, Study Says
    (11-Feb-2013)
    Even transient hypertension linked to heart and kidney disease, diabetes

  • Teen Births Hit Record Low, CDC Reports
    (11-Feb-2013)
    Preterm and low-birth-weight babies also down, researchers add

  • High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Predict Later Ills, Study Says
    (11-Feb-2013)
    Even transient hypertension linked to heart and kidney disease, diabetes

  • Teen Births Hit Record Low, CDC Reports
    (11-Feb-2013)
    Preterm and low-birth-weight babies also down, researchers add

  • Flu Levels Starting to Fall, CDC Says
    (08-Feb-2013)
    While activity remains high, it has decreased in most areas

  • Flu Levels Starting to Fall, CDC Says
    (08-Feb-2013)
    While activity remains high, it has decreased in most areas

  • Breast-Feeding Still Less Common for Black Babies: CDC
    (07-Feb-2013)
    Racial gap suggests need for additional, targeted support, experts say

  • Maternal Depression, Violence at Home May Raise Child's ADHD Risk
    (07-Feb-2013)
    Study found kids who were exposed to one or both before the age of 3 were more likely to be diagnosed by 6

  • Breast-Feeding Still Less Common for Black Babies: CDC
    (07-Feb-2013)
    Racial gap suggests need for additional, targeted support, experts say

  • Exposure to Smog in Early Pregnancy Linked to Complications
    (07-Feb-2013)
    High ozone levels during first trimester may raise risk of preemie birth, preeclampsia, study finds

  • Exposure to Smog in Early Pregnancy Linked to Complications
    (07-Feb-2013)
    High ozone levels during first trimester may raise risk of preemie birth, preeclampsia, study finds

  • Nerve-Stimulating Device Might Ease Migraines
    (06-Feb-2013)
    Small study found no side effects from treatment

  • Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Tied to Tinier Babies
    (06-Feb-2013)
    International study looked at more than 3 million births

  • Flu Still Widespread but Easing in Some States: CDC
    (01-Feb-2013)
    45 children have died from flu this season; seniors also especially vulnerable

  • Flu Still Widespread but Easing in Some States: CDC
    (01-Feb-2013)
    45 children have died from flu this season; seniors also especially vulnerable

  • Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk in Study
    (31-Jan-2013)
    New research adds to dangers of valproate use for women of childbearing age

  • Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk in Study
    (31-Jan-2013)
    New research adds to dangers of valproate use for women of childbearing age

  • Scientists Find Clue to Aging Reversal in Mice
    (31-Jan-2013)
    'Longevity' gene inserted into mouse stem cells seemed to turn back clock on some age-related decline

  • Health Tip: Wear Your Seat Belt When Pregnant
    (30-Jan-2013)
    It will protect both you and your unborn baby, doctors say

  • Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk in Study
    (30-Jan-2013)
    New research adds to dangers of valproate use for women of childbearing age

  • Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk in Study
    (30-Jan-2013)
    New research adds to dangers of valproate use for women of childbearing age

  • Health Tip: A Few 'Don'ts' During Pregnancy
    (29-Jan-2013)
    Never use tobacco or drink alcohol

  • Whooping Cough Vaccine for Pregnant Women Among New Recommendations
    (28-Jan-2013)
    U.S. experts also say egg allergy is no longer reason to avoid the flu vaccine

  • Flu Still at Epidemic Levels: CDC
    (25-Jan-2013)
    Children and seniors especially vulnerable; infections declining in some regions

  • Flu Still at Epidemic Levels: CDC
    (25-Jan-2013)
    Children and seniors especially vulnerable; infections declining in some regions

  • Ob/Gyn Group Urges Docs to Help Prevent 'Octomom'-Type Multiple Births
    (24-Jan-2013)
    Pregnancies involving 3 or more embryos cause undue hardship for mother and children, experts say

  • Ob/Gyn Group Urges Docs to Help Prevent 'Octomom'-Type Multiple Births
    (24-Jan-2013)
    Pregnancies involving 3 or more embryos cause undue hardship for mother and children, experts say

  • Study Links Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy to Lower IQ
    (23-Jan-2013)
    Children's scores at age 6 were lower if moms took valproate

  • Study Links Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy to Lower IQ
    (23-Jan-2013)
    Children's scores at age 6 were lower if moms took valproate

  • Health Tip: Protect Against Flu During Pregnancy
    (22-Jan-2013)
    Get the yearly flu shot

  • Privacy an Issue for Nursing Moms in Neonatal ICUs
    (21-Jan-2013)
    Interruptions make them less willing to express breast milk, study finds

  • Being 'Boss' at Home May Undermine Women's Ambition at Work: Study
    (18-Jan-2013)
    Research suggests that taking charge of a household might curb desire for power in the office

  • 48 States Now Report Flu Activity, Elderly Hit Hard
    (18-Jan-2013)
    It's still not too late to get vaccinated, experts say

  • 48 States Now Report Flu Activity, Elderly Hit Hard
    (18-Jan-2013)
    It's still not too late to get vaccinated, experts say

  • Buy Breast Pumps With Caution, FDA Says
    (17-Jan-2013)
    Potentially infectious particles may linger in used models

  • Fetal Deaths Up Among Unvaccinated Moms in H1N1 Pandemic: Study
    (16-Jan-2013)
    Pregnant women need flu shot to protect unborn child, experts say

  • Blood Clots During Pregnancy More Likely After IVF, Study Says
    (16-Jan-2013)
    But the overall risk is still slight

  • Fetal Deaths Up Among Unvaccinated Moms in H1N1 Pandemic: Study
    (16-Jan-2013)
    Pregnant women need flu shot to protect unborn child, experts say

  • Blood Clots During Pregnancy More Likely After IVF, Study Says
    (16-Jan-2013)
    But the overall risk is still slight

  • Fetal Deaths Up Among Unvaccinated Moms in H1N1 Pandemic: Study
    (16-Jan-2013)
    Pregnant women need flu shot to protect unborn child, experts say

  • Early Ovary Removal May Be Tied to Lapses in Memory, Thinking
    (14-Jan-2013)
    The younger the surgical menopause patient, the more brain decline, preliminary research shows

  • Avoid Pregnancy for a Year After Weight-Loss Surgery: Review
    (11-Jan-2013)
    Procedure cuts complication rate for obese women, but experts urge waiting a while to have kids

  • Avoid Pregnancy for a Year After Weight-Loss Surgery: Review
    (11-Jan-2013)
    Procedure cuts complication rate for obese women, but experts urge waiting a while to have kids

  • Avoid Pregnancy for a Year After Weight-Loss Surgery: Review
    (11-Jan-2013)
    Procedure cuts complication rate for obese women, but experts urge waiting a while to have kids

  • Mother-to-Be's Pollen Exposure May Boost Asthma Risk in Baby
    (10-Jan-2013)
    Swedish study tied infant hospitalizations to high pollen counts late in pregnancy

  • Stem Cell Transplants in Mice Show Promise for Lou Gehrig's Disease
    (09-Jan-2013)
    Rodents with the nervous system disorder increased lifespan, neuromuscular function, study shows

  • Breast Milk Contains More Than 700 Bacteria Types: Study
    (08-Jan-2013)
    This may play a helpful role in babies' digestion, immune systems

  • Breast Milk Contains More Than 700 Bacteria Types: Study
    (08-Jan-2013)
    This may play a helpful role in babies' digestion, immune systems

  • Breast Milk Contains More Than 700 Bacteria Types: Study
    (08-Jan-2013)
    This may play a helpful role in babies' digestion, immune systems

  • Binge Drinking Common Among U.S. Women, Girls: CDC
    (08-Jan-2013)
    This is a serious, but unrecognized public health problem, agency says

  • Binge Drinking Common Among U.S. Women, Girls: CDC
    (08-Jan-2013)
    This is a serious, but unrecognized public health problem, agency says

  • Let Babies 'Cry It Out,' Study Suggests
    (07-Jan-2013)
    Resist the urge to immediately respond to your infant's nighttime awakenings, researchers say

  • Moms May Use TV to Calm Fussy Infants: Study
    (07-Jan-2013)
    Babies with obese mothers were most likely to watch up to 3 hours daily instead of playing

  • Helping Sleeping Moms-to-Be Breathe Easier May Benefit Baby
    (05-Jan-2013)
    Study finds that a treatment used in sleep apnea boosted healthy fetal movement

  • Helping Sleeping Moms-to-Be Breathe Easier May Benefit Baby
    (05-Jan-2013)
    Study finds that a treatment used in sleep apnea boosted healthy fetal movement

  • Low Vitamin D in Early Pregnancy Tied to Lower Birth Weight
    (04-Jan-2013)
    Researchers looked at full-term births from 50 years ago

  • Low Vitamin D in Early Pregnancy Tied to Lower Birth Weight
    (04-Jan-2013)
    Researchers looked at full-term births from 50 years ago

  • 'Love Hormone' May Aid Women's Recovery After Childbirth
    (03-Jan-2013)
    Researchers suggest oxytocin might naturally protect against chronic pain after delivering a baby

  • Married Women More Likely to Have Positive Pregnancies: Study
    (03-Jan-2013)
    They were less likely to suffer domestic violence, substance abuse, depression than other moms-to-be

  • Married Women More Likely to Have Positive Pregnancies: Study
    (03-Jan-2013)
    They were less likely to suffer domestic violence, substance abuse, depression than other moms-to-be

  • Married Women More Likely to Have Positive Pregnancies: Study
    (03-Jan-2013)
    They were less likely to suffer domestic violence, substance abuse, depression than other moms-to-be

  • Stem Cell Technology May Help Rejuvenate Immune Cells
    (03-Jan-2013)
    Manipulation of aging T-cells might help them defend against diseases such as HIV and cancer, researchers say

  • People May Skip Generic Pills if Color Differs From Brand-Name Drug
    (02-Jan-2013)
    Study found patients on anti-seizure meds were less likely to refill such prescriptions

  • Prenatal Antidepressants Don't Raise Fetal, Infant Death Risk: Study
    (02-Jan-2013)
    But doctors, moms-to-be should still approach drugs known as SSRIs with caution, researchers say

  • Prenatal Antidepressants Don't Raise Fetal, Infant Death Risk: Study
    (02-Jan-2013)
    But doctors, moms-to-be should still approach drugs known as SSRIs with caution, researchers say

  • Prenatal Antidepressants Don't Raise Fetal, Infant Death Risk: Study
    (02-Jan-2013)
    But doctors, moms-to-be should still approach drugs known as SSRIs with caution, researchers say

  • Thousands of U.S. Babies Born With Cleft Lip, Palate Each Year
    (31-Dec-2012)
    But most of the time surgery can correct the defect, experts say

  • How One N.Y. Family Met the Challenge of an Oral Birth Defect
    (31-Dec-2012)
    A mother recounts her son's struggle against cleft lip and palate

  • Health Tip: Soothing Morning Sickness
    (31-Dec-2012)
    Suggestions to help you feel better

  • Health Tip: Understanding Morning Sickness
    (28-Dec-2012)
    Potential complications of severe cases

  • Oxygen Treatment May Improve the Odds for Extreme Preemies
    (26-Dec-2012)
    Follow-up study found it helped more of them make it to toddlerhood

  • Oxygen Treatment May Improve the Odds for Extreme Preemies
    (26-Dec-2012)
    Follow-up study found it helped more of them make it to toddlerhood

  • Nearly 50 Million Couples Worldwide Report Infertility
    (21-Dec-2012)
    Study found little change in global rates between 1990 and 2010

  • Health Tip: Store Breast Milk Safely
    (20-Dec-2012)
    Wash your hands before expressing the milk

  • Overweight? You Can Scale Back Weight Gain in Pregnancy
    (20-Dec-2012)
    New guidelines suggest less is more for heavy mothers-to-be

  • Overweight? You Can Scale Back Weight Gain in Pregnancy
    (20-Dec-2012)
    New guidelines suggest less is more for heavy mothers-to-be

  • Marijuana Use Rising Among High School Seniors: Report
    (19-Dec-2012)
    Teen usage of some other drugs declining, U.S. officials say

  • Secondhand Smoke in Pregnancy Tied to Behavior Woes in Kids
    (19-Dec-2012)
    Women in study were not smokers

  • Health Tip: Taking Medications During Pregnancy
    (17-Dec-2012)
    Make sure your doctor knows about them

  • Study Questions Advice Given to Obese Pregnant Women
    (14-Dec-2012)
    Clinicians tell them to put on too many pounds, get too little activity, small study finds

  • 2-Year Period After Parent's Suicide Try Most Risky for Children: Study
    (13-Dec-2012)
    Mother's admission to psychiatric hospital also linked to high teen suicide risk, especially for daughters

  • Mothers' Pre-Pregnancy Weight Tied to Kids' IQ, Study Says
    (12-Dec-2012)
    Excess pounds before pregnancy may contribute to lower test scores for child

  • Blood Cancer Patients May Benefit From New Transplant Technique
    (12-Dec-2012)
    Cord-blood expansion method could speed recovery, researchers say

  • Secondhand Smoke Puts Children at Risk for Meningitis
    (11-Dec-2012)
    Review found smoking during pregnancy and in the home raised odds of dangerous bacterial infection

  • Secondhand Smoke Puts Children at Risk for Meningitis
    (11-Dec-2012)
    Review found smoking during pregnancy and in the home raised odds of dangerous bacterial infection

  • Health Tip: Manage Diabetes During Pregnancy
    (10-Dec-2012)
    Visit your doctor regularly

  • Oxygen Deprivation in the Womb May Raise ADHD Risk
    (10-Dec-2012)
    Study found it was linked to a 16% greater chance of child having the disorder

  • Oxygen Deprivation in the Womb May Raise ADHD Risk
    (10-Dec-2012)
    Study found it was linked to a 16% greater chance of child having the disorder

  • Plastics Chemical BPA Found in Fetal Livers
    (06-Dec-2012)
    Fetuses less able to rid body of the worrisome chemical than adults, researchers say

  • Plastics Chemical BPA Found in Fetal Livers
    (06-Dec-2012)
    Fetuses less able to rid body of the worrisome chemical than adults, researchers say

  • High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Tied to Later Heart Trouble
    (28-Nov-2012)
    Effect is strongest in women who have only one child, study finds

  • High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Tied to Later Heart Trouble
    (28-Nov-2012)
    Effect is strongest in women who have only one child, study finds

  • Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Poor Reading Skills in Kids: Study
    (27-Nov-2012)
    Mothers with pack-a-day habits may have children who lag behind classmates

  • Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Poor Reading Skills in Kids: Study
    (27-Nov-2012)
    Mothers with pack-a-day habits may have children who lag behind classmates

  • Parents' Fear of Dentist May Get Passed On to Kids
    (26-Nov-2012)
    Fathers seem to play the greatest role in how their children feel about dental visits, study finds

  • Give Teens Access to Emergency Contraception, Pediatricians Say
    (26-Nov-2012)
    American Academy of Pediatrics encourages physicians to discuss methods such as Plan B

  • Study Sees Possible Link Between Air Pollution and Autism Risk
    (26-Nov-2012)
    Infants in high-smog areas were more likely to develop the condition

  • Continued Use of ADHD Drugs May Reduce Criminal Behavior, Study Says
    (21-Nov-2012)
    Arrests were lower when people with disorder took their medication, Swedish research found

  • OB/GYNs Endorse Over-the-Counter Birth Control Pills
    (21-Nov-2012)
    Such a move could reduce the high rate of unintended pregnancies in the U.S., doctors' group says

  • Bigger Babies Have Bigger Brains as Teens: Study
    (19-Nov-2012)
    But difference doesn't seem to affect brain functioning later in life

  • Adoption Can Boost Quality of Life for Infertile Couples, Study Finds
    (19-Nov-2012)
    Improved well-being reported among those whose in-vitro fertilization therapy was unsuccessful

  • Vitamin D in Pregnancy May Be Key to Women's Risk for MS, Study Says
    (19-Nov-2012)
    Taking supplements might be good preventive measure, expert says

  • 5 Steps Would Lower Preemie Rates in Richest Countries: Study
    (16-Nov-2012)
    But reduction would be modest, with 58,000 premature births prevented annually

  • 5 Steps Would Lower Preemie Rates in Richest Countries: Study
    (16-Nov-2012)
    But reduction would be modest, with 58,000 premature births prevented annually

  • 5 Steps Would Lower Preemie Rates in Richest Countries: Study
    (16-Nov-2012)
    But reduction would be modest, with 58,000 premature births prevented annually

  • Month of Birth Might Help Determine MS Risk, Study Suggests
    (15-Nov-2012)
    Mothers who get too little sunlight produce less vitamin D, which could impact baby's lifetime risk

  • Moderate Drinking in Pregnancy Tied to Lower IQ in Child
    (14-Nov-2012)
    Study finds 1 to 6 weekly drinks could be harmful

  • Moderate Drinking in Pregnancy Tied to Lower IQ in Child
    (14-Nov-2012)
    Study finds 1 to 6 weekly drinks could be harmful

  • U.S. Preterm Birth Rate Continues to Drop: Report
    (13-Nov-2012)
    Still, almost half a million babies are born too soon, according to the March of Dimes

  • Study Explores Possible Tie Between Fever, Flu in Pregnancy and Autism
    (12-Nov-2012)
    Even if higher risk exists, it's still very small, researcher stressed

  • Study Explores Possible Tie Between Fever, Flu in Pregnancy and Autism
    (12-Nov-2012)
    Even if higher risk exists, it's still very small, researcher stressed

  • Pregnant Women With Bipolar Disorder May Have Higher Risk of Premature Birth
    (09-Nov-2012)
    Study found link whether mood disorder was being treated or not

  • Pregnant Women With Bipolar Disorder May Have Higher Risk of Premature Birth
    (09-Nov-2012)
    Study found link whether mood disorder was being treated or not

  • Pregnant Women With Bipolar Disorder May Have Higher Risk of Premature Birth
    (09-Nov-2012)
    Study found link whether mood disorder was being treated or not

  • Mother's Menopause May Influence Her Daughter's Fertility
    (07-Nov-2012)
    Heredity seems to play a role in women's egg supply, study suggests

  • Miscarriages Tied to Elevated Risk for Heart Conditions
    (06-Nov-2012)
    Study found hardening of the arteries more common in women with more miscarriages

  • Stem Cells From Donor May Help Heal Heart
    (06-Nov-2012)
    Study found little difference in outcomes whether patient's own cells were used or not

  • Two Years On, Stem Cells Still Healing Damaged Hearts
    (06-Nov-2012)
    Latest data from small study suggests therapy could fight heart failure, but larger trials are needed

  • Lupus May Be Linked to Serious Pregnancy Complication
    (02-Nov-2012)
    This autoimmune disease appears to raise risk for preeclampsia

  • Lupus May Be Linked to Serious Pregnancy Complication
    (02-Nov-2012)
    This autoimmune disease appears to raise risk for preeclampsia

  • Stem Cell Therapy Reversed Chemo-Linked Infertility in Male Monkeys
    (02-Nov-2012)
    Preliminary research looked at infertility caused by some cancer therapies

  • Multiple C-Sections Linked to Raised Complication Risks: Study
    (01-Nov-2012)
    Women who had 5 or more cesarean-section deliveries had more bleeding, preterm births

  • Health Tip: Handling Food During Pregnancy
    (01-Nov-2012)
    Wash your hands before and after

  • Multiple C-Sections Linked to Raised Complication Risks: Study
    (01-Nov-2012)
    Women who had 5 or more cesarean-section deliveries had more bleeding, preterm births

  • Multiple C-Sections Linked to Raised Complication Risks: Study
    (01-Nov-2012)
    Women who had 5 or more cesarean-section deliveries had more bleeding, preterm births

  • Poor Reading Skills Linked to Teen Pregnancy Risk
    (31-Oct-2012)
    Preteen girls with below-average literacy twice as likely to give birth in teen years, study finds

  • Common Antidepressants Too Risky During Pregnancy, Researchers Say
    (31-Oct-2012)
    But another expert disagrees, saying all options must be open to women faced with this situation

  • Smoking During Pregnancy Tied to Extra Weight in Kids
    (30-Oct-2012)
    But breast-feeding and late weaning may cut some of the child's risk, researchers say

  • Gene May Be Tied to Both Smoking and ADHD, Study Suggests
    (30-Oct-2012)
    More research needed to determine if there are actual shared genetic risks, researchers say

  • Smoking During Pregnancy Tied to Extra Weight in Kids
    (30-Oct-2012)
    But breast-feeding and late weaning may cut some of the child's risk, researchers say

  • Mothers' Weight-Loss Surgery Linked to Kids' Heart Health
    (29-Oct-2012)
    Siblings born after procedure had changes in genes related to obesity, disease in study

  • Stem Cells to Cartilage? Promising Results Seen in Mice
    (29-Oct-2012)
    Arthritis treatment is one long-range possibility, researcher says

  • Too Much Dairy, Carbs Might Harm Men's Sperm
    (26-Oct-2012)
    New studies also suggest women's diets could affect IVF success

  • CDC Panel: All Pregnant Women Should Get Whooping Cough Shot
    (24-Oct-2012)
    Mother's immunity can be passed on to her child, experts say

  • CDC Panel: All Pregnant Women Should Get Whooping Cough Shot
    (24-Oct-2012)
    Mother's immunity can be passed on to her child, experts say

  • More Americans Have High Blood Pressure Under Control: Survey
    (22-Oct-2012)
    Improvement in past decade attributed to more treatment with drug combinations

  • Fertility Treatments May Raise Risk for Birth Defects: Study
    (22-Oct-2012)
    But researchers say couples shouldn't be alarmed because absolute risk is small

  • Breast-Feeding Might Cut Risk for Tough-to-Treat Breast Cancer: Study
    (18-Oct-2012)
    Researchers found association between time spent nursing and risk of hormone-negative tumors

  • Fewer Children for Women After Ectopic Pregnancy: Study
    (18-Oct-2012)
    Those who've had miscarriage, abortion or healthy delivery have more babies in the long-term

  • Fewer Children for Women After Ectopic Pregnancy: Study
    (18-Oct-2012)
    Those who've had miscarriage, abortion or healthy delivery have more babies in the long-term

  • Fewer Children for Women After Ectopic Pregnancy: Study
    (18-Oct-2012)
    Those who've had miscarriage, abortion or healthy delivery have more babies in the long-term

  • Study Sees Link Between Prolonged Formula Feeding, Leukemia Risk
    (17-Oct-2012)
    But the research only uncovered an association, it didn't prove cause and effect

  • Blood or Bone Marrow Better for Stem Cell Transplants?
    (17-Oct-2012)
    Study found no survival differences, but blood cells may be associated with more chronic side effects

  • Language Barrier Blocks Epidural Use in Childbirth: Study
    (15-Oct-2012)
    Efforts needed to inform Spanish-speaking women about their pain relief options, research suggests

  • Could Stem Cells Treat Autism? Newly Approved Study May Tell
    (12-Oct-2012)
    Children will receive infusion of stem cells from their own umbilical cord blood

  • Antidepressants in Pregnancy May Affect Babies' Language Development
    (08-Oct-2012)
    Study didn't look at long-term impact on children's speech milestones

  • Prenatal Mercury Exposure Tied to ADHD Symptoms in Kids
    (08-Oct-2012)
    But mothers' fish consumption during pregnancy shows protective effect, researchers find

  • Antidepressants in Pregnancy May Affect Babies' Language Development
    (08-Oct-2012)
    Study didn't look at long-term impact on children's speech milestones

  • Prenatal Mercury Exposure Tied to ADHD Symptoms in Kids
    (08-Oct-2012)
    But mothers' fish consumption during pregnancy shows protective effect, researchers find

  • Free Birth Control May Curb Abortions: Study
    (04-Oct-2012)
    Access to IUDs, implants helped reduce unintended pregnancies, researchers say

  • Couples Trying to Conceive Might Need Help Sooner, Study Says
    (04-Oct-2012)
    New mathematical method predicts women's odds of becoming pregnant at various ages

  • BPA Exposure Impacts Pregnant Women's Thyroids, Study Suggests
    (04-Oct-2012)
    Widely used chemical linked to lower levels of hormone in newborn boys, but not girls

  • Could Hypertension in Pregnancy Harm Child's Thinking Skills for Decades?
    (03-Oct-2012)
    Study found those whose mothers experienced high blood pressure scored lower on tests in their 70s

  • Could Hypertension in Pregnancy Harm Child's Thinking Skills for Decades?
    (03-Oct-2012)
    Study found those whose mothers experienced high blood pressure scored lower on tests in their 70s

  • Stem Cell Transplant May Spur Heart Disease Risk: Study
    (03-Oct-2012)
    Chemotherapy, radiation before transplant linked to elevated threat

  • Common Pesticide Linked to Birth Defect, Study Suggests
    (28-Sep-2012)
    Children of Texas mothers living where atrazine most used were more likely to have nasal passage blockage

  • Simple Test Might Predict Whether Some Pregnancies Succeed
    (28-Sep-2012)
    Study supports checking progesterone levels in women with early pain, bleeding

  • Prenatal Test Presents Dilemmas to Expectant Mothers
    (28-Sep-2012)
    Knowledge isn't always power, some women say, study finds

  • Follow-Up Lacking for Babies After Hepatitis B Vaccination: CDC
    (27-Sep-2012)
    Testing needs to ensure vaccine blocked mother-to-child transmission of virus

  • Research Suggests Possible Vaccine to Prevent Premature Birth
    (26-Sep-2012)
    But studies have been limited to animal models, so such a vaccine isn't imminent

  • Why Some Mothers (Wrongly) Let Kids Try Alcohol
    (26-Sep-2012)
    Early introduction may lead to problem drinking in teen years, researchers say

  • Declining Funding May Cause U.N. to Fall Short of Health Goals
    (26-Sep-2012)
    Improving women's and children's health a priority

  • Research Suggests Possible Vaccine to Prevent Premature Birth
    (26-Sep-2012)
    But studies have been limited to animal models, so such a vaccine isn't imminent

  • Research Suggests Possible Vaccine to Prevent Premature Birth
    (26-Sep-2012)
    But studies have been limited to animal models, so such a vaccine isn't imminent

  • Obese Pregnant Women With Sleep Apnea May Have More Delivery Complications
    (25-Sep-2012)
    More newborns admitted to ICU, more mothers had high blood pressure, study found

  • Obese Pregnant Women With Sleep Apnea May Have More Delivery Complications
    (25-Sep-2012)
    More newborns admitted to ICU, more mothers had high blood pressure, study found

  • Animal Study Ties Common Chemical to Reproductive Problems
    (24-Sep-2012)
    BPA linked to disrupted egg development, miscarriages and birth defects

  • Women Born Preterm May Face Pregnancy Risks
    (24-Sep-2012)
    Obstetricians should take history of premature birth into account, study suggests

  • Brain Develops Longer in Womb for Humans Than Chimps
    (24-Sep-2012)
    Growth levels off much sooner in non-human primates, study found

  • Women Born Preterm May Face Pregnancy Risks
    (24-Sep-2012)
    Obstetricians should take history of premature birth into account, study suggests

  • Animal Study Ties Common Chemical to Reproductive Problems
    (24-Sep-2012)
    BPA linked to disrupted egg development, miscarriages and birth defects

  • Thin Placenta Might Be Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death Later in Life
    (20-Sep-2012)
    Reduced nutrients, impaired development of fetus may raise risk in adulthood, study suggests

  • Secondhand Smoke in Pregnancy Seems to Harm Baby, Too
    (19-Sep-2012)
    Newborns' brain development shows effects of mothers' exposure to passive smoke, researchers say

  • Secondhand Smoke in Pregnancy Seems to Harm Baby, Too
    (19-Sep-2012)
    Newborns' brain development shows effects of mothers' exposure to passive smoke, researchers say

  • Secondhand Smoke in Pregnancy Seems to Harm Baby, Too
    (19-Sep-2012)
    Newborns' brain development shows effects of mothers' exposure to passive smoke, researchers say

  • Vitamin D in Pregnancy Critical for Brain Development, Study Says
    (17-Sep-2012)
    Babies whose mothers had adequate levels appeared to do better on mental, motor tests

  • Vitamin D in Pregnancy Critical for Brain Development, Study Says
    (17-Sep-2012)
    Babies whose mothers had adequate levels appeared to do better on mental, motor tests

  • Vitamin D in Pregnancy Critical for Brain Development, Study Says
    (17-Sep-2012)
    Babies whose mothers had adequate levels appeared to do better on mental, motor tests

  • At-Home Moms Cook, Shop, Play More With Kids: Study
    (16-Sep-2012)
    But working mothers can still take steps to make sure kids eat right, keep active, expert advises

  • Gestational Diabetes, Poverty Linked to ADHD
    (13-Sep-2012)
    But breast-feeding appears to have protective effect, researchers say

  • Gestational Diabetes, Poverty Linked to ADHD
    (13-Sep-2012)
    But breast-feeding appears to have protective effect, researchers say

  • Gestational Diabetes, Poverty Linked to ADHD
    (13-Sep-2012)
    But breast-feeding appears to have protective effect, researchers say

  • Scientists Map Genetic 'Blueprint' of Heart
    (13-Sep-2012)
    Study using mouse stem cells provides clues to how some birth defects occur, researcher says

  • U.S. Expands SIDS Prevention Effort
    (12-Sep-2012)
    NIH 'Safe to Sleep' campaign now includes all sleep-related infant deaths

  • Human Stem Cells Restore Hearing to Deaf Gerbils in Study
    (12-Sep-2012)
    Next step is to determine if procedure is safe and recovery persists

  • More Pregnant Women on Blood Pressure Drugs: Study
    (11-Sep-2012)
    Experts consider some meds safer than others for developing fetus

  • More Pregnant Women on Blood Pressure Drugs: Study
    (11-Sep-2012)
    Experts consider some meds safer than others for developing fetus

  • Some Blood Pressure Drugs Might Help Slow Alzheimer's: Study
    (11-Sep-2012)
    Fewer telltale brain plaques found in patients on angiotensin receptor blockers

  • Severely Obese Women Attempting IVF May Have Lower Egg Quality
    (11-Sep-2012)
    Study suggests this could affect their ability to get pregnant

  • Postpartum Depression May Lead to Shorter Kids: Study
    (10-Sep-2012)
    It's not certain why, but feeding practices might play a part, expert says

  • Rise in Pregnancy-Associated Cancers Not Fully Explained by Older Age
    (07-Sep-2012)
    Improved diagnostics, hormonal changes may account for some of the increase, researchers say

  • Rise in Pregnancy-Associated Cancers Not Fully Explained by Older Age
    (07-Sep-2012)
    Improved diagnostics, hormonal changes may account for some of the increase, researchers say

  • Rise in Pregnancy-Associated Cancers Not Fully Explained by Older Age
    (07-Sep-2012)
    Improved diagnostics, hormonal changes may account for some of the increase, researchers say

  • Millions of Americans Have Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure: CDC
    (04-Sep-2012)
    Yet most have regular access to medical care, report notes

  • Teen Obesity Linked to Mom's Smoking in Pregnancy: Study
    (04-Sep-2012)
    Structural changes in brain may trigger preference for fatty foods, researchers say

  • Teen Obesity Linked to Mom's Smoking in Pregnancy: Study
    (04-Sep-2012)
    Structural changes in brain may trigger preference for fatty foods, researchers say

  • Bottle-Feeding May Raise Baby's Risk for Intestinal Trouble
    (03-Sep-2012)
    Study found chances for serious condition called pyloric stenosis increased by almost 5 times

  • More Benefits of Breast Milk Revealed
    (31-Aug-2012)
    Nursing promotes development of healthy bacteria in newborn's gut, study says

  • Stopping Controversial Asthma Drugs Could Have Downside: Study
    (27-Aug-2012)
    Findings differ from FDA caution on combination therapies

  • No Truth to Candidate's Claim That Rape Hinders Pregnancy, Experts Say
    (21-Aug-2012)
    Leading ob/gyn group in United States calls Rep. Akin's remarks 'inaccurate, offensive'

  • Working Moms Report Better Health Than Those Who Stay Home
    (20-Aug-2012)
    Mothers who work full time seem to benefit more than those who work part time, researchers say

  • Breast-Milk Compound May Shield Babies From HIV
    (17-Aug-2012)
    Only 10% to 15% of breast-fed infants get virus from infected mothers, researchers say

  • Smoking During Pregnancy May Cause Asthma, Wheezing in Kids
    (17-Aug-2012)
    More breathing problems seen in preschoolers even if mothers stopped smoking once they were born

  • Breast-Milk Compound May Shield Babies From HIV
    (17-Aug-2012)
    Only 10% to 15% of breast-fed infants get virus from infected mothers, researchers say

  • Breast-Milk Compound May Shield Babies From HIV
    (17-Aug-2012)
    Only 10% to 15% of breast-fed infants get virus from infected mothers, researchers say

  • Smoking During Pregnancy May Cause Asthma, Wheezing in Kids
    (17-Aug-2012)
    More breathing problems seen in preschoolers even if mothers stopped smoking once they were born

  • Cervical Disease Treatment Not Linked to Premature Birth Risk
    (17-Aug-2012)
    Findings counter previous research, U.K. study says

  • With Very Sick Infants, Doctors and Parents Often Miscommunicate
    (16-Aug-2012)
    Mothers often have different impressions of their babies' condition than physicians meant to convey

  • Health Tip: Manage Heartburn During Pregnancy
    (16-Aug-2012)
    Watch what and when you eat

  • Chemo During Pregnancy Doesn't Seem to Harm Newborn
    (16-Aug-2012)
    More research needed on the long-term effects of chemotherapy exposure in the womb, expert says

  • Chemo During Pregnancy Doesn't Seem to Harm Newborn
    (16-Aug-2012)
    More research needed on the long-term effects of chemotherapy exposure in the womb, expert says

  • High-Potency Pot in Pregnancy May Cause Brain Damage
    (16-Aug-2012)
    Study finds babies at higher risk for devastating birth defect, later learning disabilities

  • Drinking in Pregnancy Shows Up in Child's Growth: Study
    (15-Aug-2012)
    Research finds reduced height, weight, head size in kids whose mothers drank heavily while expecting

  • Drinking in Pregnancy Shows Up in Child's Growth: Study
    (15-Aug-2012)
    Research finds reduced height, weight, head size in kids whose mothers drank heavily while expecting

  • Pregnancy May Raise Risk of Cerebral Bleeding in Some Women
    (14-Aug-2012)
    Blood vessel tangles more likely to rupture in brain when expecting, research shows

  • Pregnancy May Raise Risk of Cerebral Bleeding in Some Women
    (14-Aug-2012)
    Blood vessel tangles more likely to rupture in brain when expecting, research shows

  • Thyroid Treatment Guidelines for Pregnant Women Revised
    (14-Aug-2012)
    Overactive or underactive thyroid can lead to dangerous medical conditions for mothers, newborns

  • Snoring Toddlers May Have More Behavior Problems
    (13-Aug-2012)
    But breast-feeding helped protect against snoring in youngsters, study found

  • Babies of Heavy Moms Grow Slower: Study
    (10-Aug-2012)
    Findings suggest obesity epidemic harms kids even before birth

  • Health Tip: Protect Against Food Poisoning During Pregnancy
    (09-Aug-2012)
    Products you shouldn't eat

  • Vaginal Deliveries as Safe as C-Sections for Most Preterm Births
    (08-Aug-2012)
    But study shows Cesareans have lower risk of death for preemies in breech position

  • Vaginal Deliveries as Safe as C-Sections for Most Preterm Births
    (08-Aug-2012)
    But study shows Cesareans have lower risk of death for preemies in breech position

  • Vaginal Deliveries as Safe as C-Sections for Most Preterm Births
    (08-Aug-2012)
    But study shows Cesareans have lower risk of death for preemies in breech position

  • Study Uses Stem Cells to Boost Red Blood Cell Production
    (07-Aug-2012)
    New method could dramatically increase transfusion blood supply, researchers say

  • Pregnant Mothers' Gut Changes May Support Fetal Growth
    (02-Aug-2012)
    Women's gut microbes become less 'normal' and less diverse as pregnancy progresses, study shows

  • Evidence Grows That Cancer Has Its Own Stem Cells
    (01-Aug-2012)
    Three new studies in mice may explain why some tumors resist aggressive treatment

  • Childbirth After 30 Lowers Risk of Endometrial Cancer: Study
    (27-Jul-2012)
    Women who gave last birth after age 40 were even less likely to develop disease

  • Teen Doing Well 2 Years After Stem Cell Windpipe Transplant
    (26-Jul-2012)
    Treatment may offer hope for other ill children, researchers say

  • HIV Undetectable in 2 Men After Bone Marrow Transplants: Study
    (26-Jul-2012)
    But whether procedure or continued medication is responsible remains unclear

  • Lab-Grown Blood Vessels May Improve Heart Bypass
    (25-Jul-2012)
    Researchers grow small vessels using stem cells from fat gathered through liposuction

  • More Than a Third of Births 'Unintended': CDC
    (24-Jul-2012)
    That number hasn't changed since the 1980s, government report finds

  • More Than a Third of Births 'Unintended': CDC
    (24-Jul-2012)
    That number hasn't changed since the 1980s, government report finds

  • Mom's HIV Drugs May Pass to Baby in Womb, Breast-Feeding
    (23-Jul-2012)
    Hair, blood samples revealed HIV-negative infants were exposed to antiretrovirals, researchers say

  • Heavy Drinking in Pregnancy Linked to Host of Problems in Children
    (23-Jul-2012)
    Even in kids without fetal alcohol syndrome, study found higher risk for mental abnormalities

  • Mom's HIV Drugs May Pass to Baby in Womb, Breast-Feeding
    (23-Jul-2012)
    Hair, blood samples revealed HIV-negative infants were exposed to antiretrovirals, researchers say

  • Heavy Drinking in Pregnancy Linked to Host of Problems in Children
    (23-Jul-2012)
    Even in kids without fetal alcohol syndrome, study found higher risk for mental abnormalities

  • Stem Cells Show Promise as Heart Failure Treatment
    (23-Jul-2012)
    In cellular and animal studies, a key protein helped the cells rejuvenate damaged cardiac tissue

  • Autumn Birthday Ups Odds of Living to 100: Study
    (20-Jul-2012)
    Review of data for those born in late 19th century suggests a link

  • Simple Measures May Curb Excessive Weight Gain in Pregnancy
    (20-Jul-2012)
    A walking program and healthy meal plan kept moms-to-be from gaining extra pounds during study

  • Simple Measures May Curb Excessive Weight Gain in Pregnancy
    (20-Jul-2012)
    A walking program and healthy meal plan kept moms-to-be from gaining extra pounds during study

  • Ahead of AIDS Conference, New Reasons for Hope
    (19-Jul-2012)
    Experts say headway has been made in prevention and treatment, but challenges remain

  • 1 in 13 Pregnant Women Drinks, CDC Says
    (19-Jul-2012)
    Binge drinking also a problem among a small minority of moms-to-be, new study finds

  • 1 in 13 Pregnant Women Drinks, CDC Says
    (19-Jul-2012)
    Binge drinking also a problem among a small minority of moms-to-be, new study finds

  • 1 in 13 Pregnant Women Drinks, CDC Says
    (19-Jul-2012)
    Binge drinking also a problem among a small minority of moms-to-be, new study finds

  • Can a Parent's Job Raise Odds for Birth Defects in Baby?
    (18-Jul-2012)
    The potential risks are slight, however, researchers stress

  • Mom's Pot Use Doubles Risk of 'Preemie' Birth: Study
    (17-Jul-2012)
    Other risk factors include family history of pre-term births, high blood pressure, researchers say

  • Study Ties Infant Birth Weight to Mothers' Breast Cancer Risk
    (17-Jul-2012)
    Women with largest babies had more than doubled disease risk of those with smallest newborns

  • Health Tip: Don't Neglect Oral Hygiene During Pregnancy
    (17-Jul-2012)
    Brush and floss regularly

  • Study Ties Infant Birth Weight to Mothers' Breast Cancer Risk
    (17-Jul-2012)
    Women with largest babies had more than doubled disease risk of those with smallest newborns

  • Mom's Pot Use Doubles Risk of 'Preemie' Birth: Study
    (17-Jul-2012)
    Other risk factors include family history of pre-term births, high blood pressure, researchers say

  • Mom's Pot Use Doubles Risk of 'Preemie' Birth: Study
    (17-Jul-2012)
    Other risk factors include family history of pre-term births, high blood pressure, researchers say

  • High Blood Pressure May Protect Some Frail Elderly: Study
    (16-Jul-2012)
    Medication needs might vary for patients who can't walk a certain speed or distance, experts say

  • Patients' Skin Cells Yield Research Model for Alzheimer's
    (16-Jul-2012)
    Cellular model might bring insights since it more closely mimics human disease, experts say

  • Caffeine in Pregnancy Won't Harm Offspring: Study
    (12-Jul-2012)
    But too much of the stimulant might still be dangerous, other experts say

  • Babies Born to Obese Mothers May Have Low Iron: Study
    (12-Jul-2012)
    Iron deficiency at birth can lead to developmental delays

  • Caffeine in Pregnancy Won't Harm Offspring: Study
    (12-Jul-2012)
    But too much of the stimulant might still be dangerous, other experts say

  • Caffeine in Pregnancy Won't Harm Offspring: Study
    (12-Jul-2012)
    But too much of the stimulant might still be dangerous, other experts say

  • Babies Born to Obese Mothers May Have Low Iron: Study
    (12-Jul-2012)
    Iron deficiency at birth can lead to developmental delays

  • Motherhood, Breast-Feeding May Affect Long-Term Weight
    (10-Jul-2012)
    Childbearing is linked to larger size, but nursing cuts the odds, study finds

  • Motherhood, Breast-Feeding May Affect Long-Term Weight
    (10-Jul-2012)
    Childbearing is linked to larger size, but nursing cuts the odds, study finds

  • Motherhood, Breast-Feeding May Affect Long-Term Weight
    (10-Jul-2012)
    Childbearing is linked to larger size, but nursing cuts the odds, study finds

  • H1N1 Flu Vaccine Safe for Expectant Moms, Offspring: Study
    (10-Jul-2012)
    Second study reports slight increase in Guillain-Barre syndrome after vaccination

  • Cell-Based 'Tracking Devices' Might Help Monitor Treatments
    (10-Jul-2012)
    Following trail of tiny iron filings, docs might observe heart changes, stem-cell treatments

  • More Proof Cranberry Juice Thwarts Infection
    (09-Jul-2012)
    Popular folk remedy holds up in analysis of 13 previous studies on urinary tract infections

  • Scientists Use Stem Cells to Mimic Huntington's Disease
    (06-Jul-2012)
    Discovery marks a step closer to a cure, researchers say

  • 300,000 People in U.S. Living With Chagas Disease: Report
    (05-Jul-2012)
    Although usually spread by parasite, mother-infant transmission seen

  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome Linked to Abnormal Stem Cells
    (05-Jul-2012)
    Bone marrow cells must be wiped out to improve cure rates, researchers say

  • Single-Embryo IVF Cuts Risk to Baby: Study
    (04-Jul-2012)
    Risk of 'perinatal mortality' was 53 percent higher for two-embryo transfer

  • Heavy Coffee Intake May Affect Fertility Treatments: Study
    (03-Jul-2012)
    Women drinking 5 cups or more a day had poorer results with in vitro fertilization

  • Kids Born Even a Little Early Have Lower School Scores: Study
    (02-Jul-2012)
    Children born at 37, 38 weeks lagged behind third-grade peers

  • 5 Million 'Test Tube' Babies Born to Date
    (02-Jul-2012)
    Globally, assisted reproductive techniques result in 350,000 babies a year, research shows

  • Antipsychotic Drugs Linked to Higher Odds for Diabetes in Pregnancy
    (02-Jul-2012)
    Many women may rely on meds to function properly, so decisions must be weighed carefully

  • Health Tip: Is Your Pregnancy Higher Risk?
    (29-Jun-2012)
    Factors that may dictate extra care

  • Small Babies Can Be Sign of Heart Problems in Mother
    (28-Jun-2012)
    Researchers say some women with low birthweight babies have type of heart dysfunction

  • Smallest, Largest Fetuses at Higher Risk of Stillbirth
    (28-Jun-2012)
    Problems with placenta to blame for small babies, while maternal diabetes, obesity can mean large babies

  • Standing at Work All Day While Pregnant Linked to Smaller Babies
    (28-Jun-2012)
    Infant head size may be affected if mom-to-be spends long hours on her feet, researchers say

  • Small Babies Can Be Sign of Heart Problems in Mother
    (28-Jun-2012)
    Researchers say some women with low birthweight babies have type of heart dysfunction

  • Smallest, Largest Fetuses at Higher Risk of Stillbirth
    (28-Jun-2012)
    Problems with placenta to blame for small babies, while maternal diabetes, obesity can mean large babies

  • Standing at Work All Day While Pregnant Linked to Smaller Babies
    (28-Jun-2012)
    Infant head size may be affected if mom-to-be spends long hours on her feet, researchers say

  • Fear of Childbirth Linked to Longer Labor, Study Says
    (27-Jun-2012)
    Relaxed women delivered about an hour and a half sooner than more anxious moms-to-be

  • Prenatal Exposure to Common Household Chemical Linked to Eczema
    (27-Jun-2012)
    Butyl benzyl phthalate is used in vinyl flooring, artificial leather

  • Fear of Childbirth Linked to Longer Labor, Study Says
    (27-Jun-2012)
    Relaxed women delivered about an hour and a half sooner than more anxious moms-to-be

  • Prenatal Exposure to Common Household Chemical Linked to Eczema
    (27-Jun-2012)
    Butyl benzyl phthalate is used in vinyl flooring, artificial leather

  • Could Fertility Drugs Make Kids Shorter?
    (25-Jun-2012)
    Small study suggests a link, but researchers can't pinpoint the cause

  • Exercise Won't Affect Breast Milk, Baby's Growth: Study
    (22-Jun-2012)
    But evidence is sparse and more study is needed, researchers say

  • Exercise Won't Affect Breast Milk, Baby's Growth: Study
    (22-Jun-2012)
    But evidence is sparse and more study is needed, researchers say

  • HIV Exposure Before Birth May Raise Kids' Risk of Hearing Loss
    (22-Jun-2012)
    HIV-positive children most likely to have problems with sound transmission, study found

  • 'Moderate' Drinking During Pregnancy Has No Effect on Young Children: Study
    (20-Jun-2012)
    But experts caution that the results are no green light for moms-to-be to drink

  • Human Breast Milk May Block HIV, Mouse Study Finds
    (14-Jun-2012)
    Results may point to new ways to prevent transmission, researchers say

  • Research Solves How Fetus Is Shielded From Immune System
    (14-Jun-2012)
    Moms' immune response gets deactivated in the structure that houses the placenta and fetus

  • Human Breast Milk May Block HIV, Mouse Study Finds
    (14-Jun-2012)
    Results may point to new ways to prevent transmission, researchers say

  • Liver Transplantation No Bar to Successful Pregnancy
    (14-Jun-2012)
    Researchers say rate of live births even tops that of general population

  • Research Solves How Fetus Is Shielded From Immune System
    (14-Jun-2012)
    Moms' immune response gets deactivated in the structure that houses the placenta and fetus

  • Research Solves How Fetus Is Shielded From Immune System
    (14-Jun-2012)
    Moms' immune response gets deactivated in the structure that houses the placenta and fetus

  • Mom's Smoking Tied to Dangerous Gut Illness in Preemies
    (14-Jun-2012)
    Study found it was strongest risk factor for 'necrotizing enterocolitis' in newborns

  • Scientists Develop New Method for Growing Bone
    (14-Jun-2012)
    Using fresh, purified stem cells worked better, faster than cultured cells in early animal study

  • First Stem Cell Vein Implant Helps Young Girl
    (14-Jun-2012)
    Improved quality of life for 10-year-old with rare condition, researchers report

  • Pregnancy-Related Deaths Fall Worldwide: Report
    (13-Jun-2012)
    But many countries in Africa, South Asia are not making progress

  • Pregnancy-Related Deaths Fall Worldwide: Report
    (13-Jun-2012)
    But many countries in Africa, South Asia are not making progress

  • Pregnancy-Related Deaths Fall Worldwide: Report
    (13-Jun-2012)
    But many countries in Africa, South Asia are not making progress

  • C-Section Babies May Be More Likely to Fail First Hearing Test
    (12-Jun-2012)
    Experts concur parents should not be alarmed by finding, as problem is typically temporary

  • U.S. in Top 10 for Premature Births
    (08-Jun-2012)
    With more than 500,000 babies born early, the U.S. has among the highest number of preemies

  • Most 'Extreme Preemies' Grow Into Happy, Healthy Teens
    (07-Jun-2012)
    These children, born at less than 2.2 pounds, tended to fare well by adolescence, study found

  • Skin Cells Turned Into Brain Cells in Lab Study
    (07-Jun-2012)
    Transformed cells could lead to better ways of testing drugs for Alzheimer's, researchers say

  • Entire Genome of Human Fetus Deciphered
    (06-Jun-2012)
    Scientists used only blood test from mom, saliva sample from dad to achieve feat

  • Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Spreading: WHO
    (06-Jun-2012)
    Last line of drug defense, cephalosporins, appears to be weakening, U.N. agency says

  • Entire Genome of Human Fetus Deciphered
    (06-Jun-2012)
    Scientists used only blood test from mom, saliva sample from dad to achieve feat

  • Stem Cells Behind Clogged Arteries, Mouse Study Reveals
    (06-Jun-2012)
    Researchers identify type of cell that blocks blood vessels, and may lead to heart attack, stroke

  • Cigarette Tax Hikes Curb Smoking in Pregnancy: Study
    (05-Jun-2012)
    $1 increase per pack boosts likelihood that moms-to-be will quit long-term

  • Cigarette Tax Hikes Curb Smoking in Pregnancy: Study
    (05-Jun-2012)
    $1 increase per pack boosts likelihood that moms-to-be will quit long-term

  • Only a Third of U.S. Moms Who Plan to Breast-Feed Meet Goals
    (04-Jun-2012)
    Formula-feeding at hospital is important barrier, study finds

  • Only a Third of U.S. Moms Who Plan to Breast-Feed Meet Goals
    (04-Jun-2012)
    Formula-feeding at hospital is important barrier, study finds

  • Teens Whose Moms Smoked While Pregnant May Have Worse Asthma
    (04-Jun-2012)
    Study followed black, Hispanic adolescents

  • 'Cooling' Helps Oxygen-Deprived Newborns: Study
    (30-May-2012)
    While not a cure, hypothermia treatment may boost long-term survival

  • Infant 'Smarts' Similar With Different Types of Formula: Study
    (30-May-2012)
    But breast-fed babies score slightly higher than those on soy or cow's milk formulas

  • Fever During Pregnancy May Raise Odds for Autism in Offspring
    (29-May-2012)
    But experts say taking fever-relieving meds cuts the risk

  • Fever During Pregnancy May Raise Odds for Autism in Offspring
    (29-May-2012)
    But experts say taking fever-relieving meds cuts the risk

  • Fewer Stillbirths Among Pregnant Women Vaccinated Against Flu
    (25-May-2012)
    Those who were protected from H1N1 were also less likely to deliver preterm, study finds

  • Fewer Stillbirths Among Pregnant Women Vaccinated Against Flu
    (25-May-2012)
    Those who were protected from H1N1 were also less likely to deliver preterm, study finds

  • C-Section May Hike Risk for Toddlers' Obesity, Study Suggests
    (24-May-2012)
    By age 3, Caesarean babies are more likely to be overweight, researchers found

  • Discovery of Gene May Lead to New Male Contraceptive
    (24-May-2012)
    Findings from mouse study could also result in new treatments for infertility

  • High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Threaten Kids' Heart Health
    (24-May-2012)
    Preeclampsia bodes ill for offspring, study says

  • High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Threaten Kids' Heart Health
    (24-May-2012)
    Preeclampsia bodes ill for offspring, study says

  • Overweight Moms More Apt to Have Large Babies, Study Says
    (23-May-2012)
    A woman's weight before, during pregnancy mattered more than glucose levels in predicting baby's size

  • Overweight Moms More Apt to Have Large Babies, Study Says
    (23-May-2012)
    A woman's weight before, during pregnancy mattered more than glucose levels in predicting baby's size

  • IUDs, Implants Best for Long-Term Birth Control: Study
    (23-May-2012)
    Unplanned pregnancy rate 20 times higher for birth control pill, patch or ring

  • Scientists Turn Skin Cells Into Cardiac Cells to Help Failing Hearts
    (23-May-2012)
    Research with human cells worked well in rats, but trials in humans are years away

  • Cell Transplant Tested as Treatment for Nerve Pain in Mice
    (23-May-2012)
    Findings might someday help people living with chronic pain

  • Health Tip: Eat a Healthy Diet When Nursing
    (22-May-2012)
    Include drinking plenty of fluids

  • Breathing Smog While Pregnant May Worsen Asthma in Offspring
    (21-May-2012)
    Prenatal exposure linked to later lung dysfunction, researchers say

  • Breathing Smog While Pregnant May Worsen Asthma in Offspring
    (21-May-2012)
    Prenatal exposure linked to later lung dysfunction, researchers say

  • Healthy Dieting in Pregnancy May Be Helpful
    (18-May-2012)
    Review found fewer excess pounds and complications with healthy diet vs. exercise

  • Healthy Dieting in Pregnancy May Be Helpful
    (18-May-2012)
    Review found fewer excess pounds and complications with healthy diet vs. exercise

  • Healthy Dieting in Pregnancy May Be Helpful
    (18-May-2012)
    Review found fewer excess pounds and complications with healthy diet vs. exercise

  • Induced Labor Late in Pregnancy Has Pros, Cons
    (11-May-2012)
    Study found strategy could cut infant deaths, but raise number of babies requiring intensive care

  • Many Women Still Smoke During Pregnancy
    (10-May-2012)
    New study finds white moms-to-be are more likely to light up than blacks, Hispanics

  • Many Women Still Smoke During Pregnancy
    (10-May-2012)
    New study finds white moms-to-be are more likely to light up than blacks, Hispanics

  • Many Women Still Smoke During Pregnancy
    (10-May-2012)
    New study finds white moms-to-be are more likely to light up than blacks, Hispanics

  • Stem Cell Study Shows Promising Results Against Heart Failure
    (10-May-2012)
    Injecting patient's 'enhanced' bone marrow into damaged heart improved symptoms

  • IUD Use Tied to Modest Weight Loss
    (08-May-2012)
    Researchers were surprised, but noted that finding with birth-control device could be due to chance

  • Half of U.S. Counties Have No Ob-Gyn: Study
    (08-May-2012)
    But expert notes this may not always mean there is no access to care

  • Home Birth Poses Danger for Higher-Risk Pregnancies: Study
    (08-May-2012)
    Researchers looked at infant death rates in Oregon

  • Half of U.S. Counties Have No Ob-Gyn: Study
    (08-May-2012)
    But expert notes this may not always mean there is no access to care

  • Home Birth Poses Danger for Higher-Risk Pregnancies: Study
    (08-May-2012)
    Researchers looked at infant death rates in Oregon

  • Half of U.S. Counties Have No Ob-Gyn: Study
    (08-May-2012)
    But expert notes this may not always mean there is no access to care

  • Home Birth Poses Danger for Higher-Risk Pregnancies: Study
    (08-May-2012)
    Researchers looked at infant death rates in Oregon

  • Birth Defect Rates Vary Depending on Fertility Treatment: Study
    (07-May-2012)
    Researchers not sure if technology or biology is the cause

  • Birth Defect Rates Vary Depending on Fertility Treatment: Study
    (07-May-2012)
    Researchers not sure if technology or biology is the cause

  • Prenatal Smoking Linked to High-Functioning Autism in Kids
    (04-May-2012)
    But study only found slight association, not a cause-and-effect relationship

  • More College-Educated Women Having Children
    (04-May-2012)
    The rise may represent a turnaround from previous decades, researchers say

  • Prenatal Smoking Linked to High-Functioning Autism in Kids
    (04-May-2012)
    But study only found slight association, not a cause-and-effect relationship

  • HIV Drug Tenofovir Safe During Pregnancy, Study Suggests
    (03-May-2012)
    Baby's birth size not affected, but more research needed for long-term risks, experts say

  • HIV Drug Tenofovir Safe During Pregnancy, Study Suggests
    (03-May-2012)
    Baby's birth size not affected, but more research needed for long-term risks, experts say

  • Health Tip: Be Alert for Signs of Preeclampsia
    (03-May-2012)
    A potentially dangerous pregnancy complication

  • Overly Long Pregnancies Linked to Behavioral Problems in Toddlers
    (03-May-2012)
    Post-term pregnancies are those that last 42 weeks

  • HIV Drug Tenofovir Safe During Pregnancy, Study Suggests
    (03-May-2012)
    Baby's birth size not affected, but more research needed for long-term risks, experts say

  • Overly Long Pregnancies Linked to Behavioral Problems in Toddlers
    (03-May-2012)
    Post-term pregnancies are those that last 42 weeks

  • HIV Drug Tenofovir Safe During Pregnancy, Study Suggests
    (03-May-2012)
    Baby's birth size not affected, but more research needed for long-term risks, experts say

  • Researchers Rejuvenate Blood-Forming Stem Cells in Mice
    (03-May-2012)
    Scientists hope to apply findings to human aging in future

  • Who's the Dad? First-Trimester Blood Test May Tell
    (02-May-2012)
    New, noninvasive method safer than current ones, developer says

  • U.S. Ranks 131st in World for Premature Birth Rate
    (02-May-2012)
    Report finds America on par with Somalia, Thailand and Turkey

  • Who's the Dad? First-Trimester Blood Test May Tell
    (02-May-2012)
    New, noninvasive method safer than current ones, developer says

  • Pacifiers Don't Discourage Breast-Feeding, Study Says
    (30-Apr-2012)
    Formula feedings actually rose after 'binkies' were banned on a hospital maternity unit

  • Low-Income Mothers May Overfeed Their Infants
    (30-Apr-2012)
    Depression, being single also linked to tendency to add cereal to baby bottle, which promotes obesity

  • Having Kids Doesn't Inspire Adults to Eat Healthier: Study
    (30-Apr-2012)
    But at least new parents' diets didn't get worse, researchers say

  • Pacifiers Don't Discourage Breast-Feeding, Study Says
    (30-Apr-2012)
    Formula feedings actually rose after 'binkies' were banned on a hospital maternity unit

  • U.S. Sees Tripling of Babies Born Addicted to Painkillers
    (30-Apr-2012)
    They suffer from irritability, breathing problems, perhaps long-term brain damage, study finds

  • Mothers' Stress Could Cause Iron Deficiency in Newborns
    (30-Apr-2012)
    Study found lower iron in babies when women were exposed to violence early in pregnancy

  • Insecticide Linked to Brain Abnormalities in Kids
    (30-Apr-2012)
    But study doesn't prove exposure caused the differences

  • Blood Clot Risk for Outpatients Needs More Attention: Study
    (27-Apr-2012)
    Researchers created tool to measure patient risk following surgery

  • 'Watch-and-Wait' Approach Best When Water Breaks Before Labor: Study
    (24-Apr-2012)
    But two experts questioned that conclusion, saying more research may be needed

  • Researchers Repair Damage Caused by Heart Attacks in Mice
    (18-Apr-2012)
    Non-beating scar tissue was transformed into beating heart muscle

  • Overweight Pregnant Women at Higher Risk for Complications
    (17-Apr-2012)
    Moms with elevated blood sugar also may fall under doctors' radar, researchers say

  • Overweight Pregnant Women at Higher Risk for Complications
    (17-Apr-2012)
    Moms with elevated blood sugar also may fall under doctors' radar, researchers say

  • Overweight Pregnant Women at Higher Risk for Complications
    (17-Apr-2012)
    Moms with elevated blood sugar also may fall under doctors' radar, researchers say

  • Troubled Homes May Fuel Obesity in Girls
    (16-Apr-2012)
    Study found nearly doubled risk in families coping with poverty, drug abuse, other stress

  • More Unmarried Couples Having Babies: CDC
    (12-Apr-2012)
    Many older women also having more than one child, researchers find

  • Health Tip: Talk to Your Doctor Before You Are Pregnant
    (11-Apr-2012)
    Including suggestions to improve your health

  • U.S. Teen Births Hit Record Low
    (10-Apr-2012)
    CDC researchers cite messages about sexual practices and use of contraceptives

  • U.S. Teen Births Hit Record Low
    (10-Apr-2012)
    CDC researchers cite messages about sexual practices and use of contraceptives

  • Sexual Abuse May Put Boys at Risk for Unsafe Sex
    (10-Apr-2012)
    Multiple partners, teen pregnancies more likely among those who were victimized, surveys show

  • Health Tip: New Moms Need Care, Too
    (09-Apr-2012)
    For starters, try to limit the number of visitors

  • Children Born to Obese Moms May Face Higher Autism Risk: Study
    (09-Apr-2012)
    Maternal obesity, overweight also linked to other developmental delays

  • Children Born to Obese Moms May Face Higher Autism Risk: Study
    (09-Apr-2012)
    Maternal obesity, overweight also linked to other developmental delays

  • Planning Pregnancy May Cut Birth Defects
    (06-Apr-2012)
    Timing allows changes or adjustments in risky medications, experts say

  • Forgoing Medication, for Baby's Sake
    (06-Apr-2012)
    Wisconsin woman with psoriatic arthritis hopes adjustments will mean a healthier child

  • Planning Pregnancy May Cut Birth Defects
    (06-Apr-2012)
    Timing allows changes or adjustments in risky medications, experts say

  • Forgoing Medication, for Baby's Sake
    (06-Apr-2012)
    Wisconsin woman with psoriatic arthritis hopes adjustments will mean a healthier child

  • Pregnancy Length May Influence Severity of Autism
    (06-Apr-2012)
    Babies born early or late have more severe symptoms, study shows

  • Planning Pregnancy May Cut Birth Defects
    (06-Apr-2012)
    Timing allows changes or adjustments in risky medications, experts say

  • Forgoing Medication, for Baby's Sake
    (06-Apr-2012)
    Wisconsin woman with psoriatic arthritis hopes adjustments will mean a healthier child

  • Health Tip: Traveling By Plane During Pregnancy?
    (05-Apr-2012)
    For starters, book an aisle seat

  • Pesticides May Be Linked to Slightly Smaller Babies, Shorter Pregnancies
    (05-Apr-2012)
    Babies were, on average, 1/3 pound lighter, and pregnancies were about three to four days shorter, study finds

  • Sex Education Efforts Lagging in Schools, CDC Says
    (05-Apr-2012)
    Many states' schools fail to teach students how to avoid unwanted pregnancy, HIV and other STDs, study finds

  • Pesticides May Be Linked to Slightly Smaller Babies, Shorter Pregnancies
    (05-Apr-2012)
    Babies were, on average, 1/3 pound lighter, and pregnancies were about three to four days shorter, study finds

  • Improved Stem Cell Line May Avoid Tumor Risk: Study
    (05-Apr-2012)
    New line of stem cells may have application for disease-modeling, researchers say

  • Prenatal Antipsychotic Drugs Linked to Motor Delays: Study
    (03-Apr-2012)
    Movement, posture, reflexes below normal for many exposed infants

  • Coffee Drinking in Pregnancy Won't Lead to Sleepless Baby: Study
    (03-Apr-2012)
    It also found no increase in wakefulness among breast-fed babies whose mothers consumed caffeine

  • U.S. Women in Labor Longer Than They Were 50 Years Ago
    (30-Mar-2012)
    Possible explanations include greater use of epidurals and mothers today are older, heavier, study says

  • Health Tip: Partners Have a Role in Pregnancy
    (30-Mar-2012)
    Here's how they can help

  • U.S. Women in Labor Longer Than They Were 50 Years Ago
    (30-Mar-2012)
    Possible explanations include greater use of epidurals and mothers today are older, heavier, study says

  • Heavier Baby Girls at Higher Risk for Diabetes, Heart Woes as Adults
    (29-Mar-2012)
    Study found that as teens, they have larger waist size, higher blood levels of insulin, fat

  • Heavier Baby Girls at Higher Risk for Diabetes, Heart Woes as Adults
    (29-Mar-2012)
    Study found that as teens, they have larger waist size, higher blood levels of insulin, fat

  • Few Young Women With Cancer Take Steps to Preserve Fertility
    (26-Mar-2012)
    There are several options for women who may want to get pregnant after cancer treatment

  • 1 in 5 Pharmacies Hinders Teens' Access to 'Morning-After' Pill: Study
    (26-Mar-2012)
    Whether they deliberately mislead callers or simply don't know the law is unclear

  • Stem-Cell Trial Failed to Treat Heart Failure
    (26-Mar-2012)
    But small improvement detected in one measure of heart function, study found

  • Parents Should Lead By Example in Weight Loss, Study Finds
    (22-Mar-2012)
    When parents shed pounds, overweight kids on weight-loss plan slimmed down, too

  • Breathing Smog in Pregnancy Linked to Child's Behavior Problems
    (22-Mar-2012)
    Study found with moms' higher exposure, kids were likelier to have anxiety, depression at age 6

  • Antidepressants May Raise Risk for Pregnancy Complication
    (22-Mar-2012)
    Use tied to maternal high blood pressure, study finds, but benefits may still outweigh risks

  • Breathing Smog in Pregnancy Linked to Child's Behavior Problems
    (22-Mar-2012)
    Study found with moms' higher exposure, kids were likelier to have anxiety, depression at age 6

  • Antidepressants May Raise Risk for Pregnancy Complication
    (22-Mar-2012)
    Use tied to maternal high blood pressure, study finds, but benefits may still outweigh risks

  • Pregnancy Safe for Women With Estrogen-Sensitive Breast Cancer
    (21-Mar-2012)
    Early study finds these women were no more likely than others to have disease recur

  • Corner Stores Stock Healthier Foods After Aid Program Changes
    (20-Mar-2012)
    Government food-aid program now offers vouchers for fruits and vegetables

  • Stem Cell Therapy Could Boost Kidney Transplant Success: Study
    (20-Mar-2012)
    Short-term rejection rates better for recipients than those taking standard drugs, study finds

  • Kids of Meth-Using Moms at Risk of Behavioral Woes
    (19-Mar-2012)
    Study suggests prenatal exposure to methamphetamine raises chances of ADHD, depression, anxiety

  • Stressed Parents May Affect Preemie Behavior Later
    (16-Mar-2012)
    Aggression, distraction more likely at 3 if mom, dad seemed troubled when child turns 2, researchers report

  • Stressed Parents May Affect Preemie Behavior Later
    (16-Mar-2012)
    Aggression, distraction more likely at 3 if mom, dad seemed troubled when child turns 2, researchers report

  • Giving Birth to Small Babies Linked to Heart Disease in Moms: Study
    (15-Mar-2012)
    Risk of cardiovascular trouble was nearly doubled for these women

  • Many Women Say No to Breast-Feeding for 6 Months: Survey
    (15-Mar-2012)
    Some report struggling with unrealistic expectations, pressures

  • Too Much Exercise Delays Pregnancy in Normal-Weight Women: Study
    (15-Mar-2012)
    But vigorous workouts don't seem to affect fertility in heavy women, researchers say

  • Fetal Exposure to Cellphone Radiation Tied to ADHD-Like Symptoms in Mice
    (15-Mar-2012)
    Behaviors seemed to rise with added exposure, but experts stress that rodent findings are preliminary

  • Mothers on Antidepressants Less Likely to Breast-Feed: Study
    (13-Mar-2012)
    Pregnant women who take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors may need more nursing education

  • Mothers on Antidepressants Less Likely to Breast-Feed: Study
    (13-Mar-2012)
    Pregnant women who take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors may need more nursing education

  • Mothers on Antidepressants Less Likely to Breast-Feed: Study
    (13-Mar-2012)
    Pregnant women who take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors may need more nursing education

  • When Unneeded, Induced Labor May Increase Complications
    (09-Mar-2012)
    Mother, child fare best with spontaneous labor at 38 to 39 weeks' gestation, study finds

  • Mother's Voice May Help Premature Babies Breathe Easier
    (09-Mar-2012)
    In small study, researchers played recordings of mom's heartbeat and voice in incubators

  • Health Tip: Minimize Breastfeeding Pain
    (09-Mar-2012)
    Steps you can take

  • When Unneeded, Induced Labor May Increase Complications
    (09-Mar-2012)
    Mother, child fare best with spontaneous labor at 38 to 39 weeks' gestation, study finds

  • Mother's Voice May Help Premature Babies Breathe Easier
    (09-Mar-2012)
    In small study, researchers played recordings of mom's heartbeat and voice in incubators

  • When Unneeded, Induced Labor May Increase Complications
    (09-Mar-2012)
    Mother, child fare best with spontaneous labor at 38 to 39 weeks' gestation, study finds

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Birth Defects
    (08-Mar-2012)
    Steps you can take

  • Pregnancy May Protect Against MS, Study Says
    (07-Mar-2012)
    Researchers found being pregnant just once might decrease risk by half

  • Fetal Cocaine Exposure May Not Affect Kids' Academics: Study
    (07-Mar-2012)
    Drinking during pregnancy did show impact on learning ability

  • Transplant Procedure Creates 'Hybrid' Immune System to Combat Rejection
    (07-Mar-2012)
    Bone marrow cell transfer possible way to prevent common problem with organ donation, preliminary study suggests

  • Ban on Public Smoking Linked to Fewer Preterm Deliveries
    (06-Mar-2012)
    After Scotland put new laws in place, even nonsmoking pregnant women benefited, study found

  • Moms' Antidepressants May Affect Babies' Head Size: Study
    (05-Mar-2012)
    Pregnant women may want to try alternatives to treat depression, experts say

  • Smoke Exposure Late in Pregnancy Might Boost Baby's Eczema Risk
    (05-Mar-2012)
    But study finds no raised risk for skin condition from exposure early in pregnancy or after birth

  • Moms' Antidepressants May Affect Babies' Head Size: Study
    (05-Mar-2012)
    Pregnant women may want to try alternatives to treat depression, experts say

  • Smoke Exposure Late in Pregnancy Might Boost Baby's Eczema Risk
    (05-Mar-2012)
    But study finds no raised risk for skin condition from exposure early in pregnancy or after birth

  • Parents' Wishes Sway Docs' Choices on Preterm Deliveries
    (02-Mar-2012)
    Study found practice, counseling in very early gestation differed greatly among obstetricians

  • Timing of Preemie Birth May Be Key to Kids' Health Later
    (02-Mar-2012)
    The earlier the delivery, the poorer the health at ages 3 to 5, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Appreciate Your Body Image While Pregnant
    (01-Mar-2012)
    Suggestions to help you prepare for the changes

  • Nicotine Patches May Not Help During Pregnancy
    (29-Feb-2012)
    Most women stopped using them early, making it harder to draw conclusions, study says

  • Dad's Depression May Rub Off on Child's Behavior
    (29-Feb-2012)
    Unemployment and depression often go hand in hand, study says

  • Nicotine Patches May Not Help During Pregnancy
    (29-Feb-2012)
    Most women stopped using them early, making it harder to draw conclusions, study says

  • Nicotine Patches May Not Help During Pregnancy
    (29-Feb-2012)
    Most women stopped using them early, making it harder to draw conclusions, study says

  • Ecstasy Use During Pregnancy May Harm Fetus: Study
    (28-Feb-2012)
    Babies exposed to ecstasy in utero had poorer motor skills, coordination at 4 months

  • Ecstasy Use During Pregnancy May Harm Fetus: Study
    (28-Feb-2012)
    Babies exposed to ecstasy in utero had poorer motor skills, coordination at 4 months

  • Ecstasy Use During Pregnancy May Harm Fetus: Study
    (28-Feb-2012)
    Babies exposed to ecstasy in utero had poorer motor skills, coordination at 4 months

  • Exclusive Breast-Feeding Best for Baby: Experts
    (27-Feb-2012)
    Pediatricians reaffirm nursing's benefits for mother and child

  • Exclusive Breast-Feeding Best for Baby: Experts
    (27-Feb-2012)
    Pediatricians reaffirm nursing's benefits for mother and child

  • Stem Cell Finding Could Expand Women's Lifetime Supply of Eggs
    (27-Feb-2012)
    Research might lead to new reproductive technologies, older pregnancies, researchers say

  • Stem Cell Finding Could Expand Women's Lifetime Supply of Eggs
    (27-Feb-2012)
    Research might lead to new reproductive technologies, older pregnancies, researchers say

  • Another Batch of Birth Control Pills Recalled for Faulty Packaging
    (27-Feb-2012)
    Dosing directions could limit effectiveness, lead to unintended pregnancies

  • Stem Cell Finding Could Expand Women's Lifetime Supply of Eggs
    (27-Feb-2012)
    Research might lead to new reproductive technologies, older pregnancies, researchers say

  • Contraceptives Work Well in Obese Women, But Hormone Levels Lower
    (24-Feb-2012)
    Expert panel also outline new research on weight gain, birth control

  • Health Tip: Exercising During Pregnancy
    (23-Feb-2012)
    A look at potential benefits

  • Blood Test Detects Down Syndrome During Pregnancy
    (23-Feb-2012)
    Second company develops noninvasive screen for condition

  • Blood Test Detects Down Syndrome During Pregnancy
    (23-Feb-2012)
    Second company develops noninvasive screen for condition

  • Toddlers With Angry Parents May Have More Temper Tantrums
    (22-Feb-2012)
    Youngsters tend to mimic coping behaviors they see at home, study shows

  • Exercise in Pregnancy Safe for Baby, Study Finds
    (22-Feb-2012)
    Moderate to vigorous activity is recommended, but check with your doctor first

  • Flu Shots for Pregnant Moms May Protect Babies
    (21-Feb-2012)
    Vaccinated moms-to-be in Bangladesh were less likely to deliver 'too-small-for-age' newborns

  • Flu Shots for Pregnant Moms May Protect Babies
    (21-Feb-2012)
    Vaccinated moms-to-be in Bangladesh were less likely to deliver 'too-small-for-age' newborns

  • Study Links Colic in Infants to Migraines in Moms
    (20-Feb-2012)
    Mothers with chronic headache condition more than twice as likely to have babies who cry excessively

  • Pregnancy Complications May Predict Heart Trouble Later
    (20-Feb-2012)
    Mom-to-be's high blood pressure, diabetes boost risk for cardiovascular disease, study says

  • Dogs Can Boost Exercise Rates for Moms-to-Be
    (18-Feb-2012)
    Walking pooch encourages recommended level of daily exercise, study finds

  • Dogs Can Boost Exercise Rates for Moms-to-Be
    (18-Feb-2012)
    Walking pooch encourages recommended level of daily exercise, study finds

  • Age Doesn't Raise Complication Risk for Pregnancies With Donor Eggs
    (17-Feb-2012)
    Study found diabetes, hypertension, other risks comparable in women 42 and under, 50 and up

  • Age Doesn't Raise Complication Risk for Pregnancies With Donor Eggs
    (17-Feb-2012)
    Study found diabetes, hypertension, other risks comparable in women 42 and under, 50 and up

  • Health Tip: Is Your Baby Breast-Feeding Enough?
    (16-Feb-2012)
    Signs that baby is getting plenty to eat

  • Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Fertility Woes, Miscarriage
    (16-Feb-2012)
    Some women with these autoimmune disorders avoided pregnancy, study found

  • Illicit Drug Use May Be Driving Rise in Ectopic Pregnancies in Florida
    (16-Feb-2012)
    CDC says cases indicate need for earlier access to prenatal care, drug awareness

  • Illicit Drug Use May Be Driving Rise in Ectopic Pregnancies in Florida
    (16-Feb-2012)
    CDC says cases indicate need for earlier access to prenatal care, drug awareness

  • Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Fertility Woes, Miscarriage
    (16-Feb-2012)
    Some women with these autoimmune disorders avoided pregnancy, study found

  • Illicit Drug Use May Be Driving Rise in Ectopic Pregnancies in Florida
    (16-Feb-2012)
    CDC says cases indicate need for earlier access to prenatal care, drug awareness

  • Weekend Delivery Doesn't Hurt Babies With Birth Defects: Study
    (15-Feb-2012)
    Moms should give birth when their body is ready, researchers say

  • Weekend Delivery Doesn't Hurt Babies With Birth Defects: Study
    (15-Feb-2012)
    Moms should give birth when their body is ready, researchers say

  • Weekend Delivery Doesn't Hurt Babies With Birth Defects: Study
    (15-Feb-2012)
    Moms should give birth when their body is ready, researchers say

  • Lead, Cadmium Levels in Blood Linked to Reduced Fertility
    (14-Feb-2012)
    Avoiding exposure to cigarettes, lead-based paints may improve odds of conceiving, study suggests

  • Stem Cell Treatment Might Reverse Heart Attack Damage
    (14-Feb-2012)
    Patients' own cardiac stem cells reduced scarring in preliminary study

  • Mom's Vitamin D Levels Linked to Language Problems in Kids
    (13-Feb-2012)
    Study finds association between low levels in pregnancy and development at ages 5 & 10

  • Health Tip: If You're Diabetic and Pregnant
    (13-Feb-2012)
    Enlist medical professionals to help care for you and your baby

  • Mom's Vitamin D Levels Linked to Language Problems in Kids
    (13-Feb-2012)
    Study finds association between low levels in pregnancy and development at ages 5 & 10

  • Mom's Vitamin D Levels Linked to Language Problems in Kids
    (13-Feb-2012)
    Study finds association between low levels in pregnancy and development at ages 5 & 10

  • Mom's Vitamin D Levels Linked to Language Problems in Kids
    (13-Feb-2012)
    Study finds association between low levels in pregnancy and development at ages 5 & 10

  • Repeat C-Section Best Scheduled at 39 Weeks, Study Says
    (10-Feb-2012)
    Operating sooner, later worse for babies, preliminary research finds

  • Study Weighs Pros, Cons of Home or Hospital Birth
    (10-Feb-2012)
    More seizures, lower Apgar scores found in home

  • When Mom Has Pregnancy Diabetes, Breast-Feeding Curbs Child Obesity
    (10-Feb-2012)
    Long-term study found lower BMI in children breast-fed at least 6 months

  • Repeat C-Section Best Scheduled at 39 Weeks, Study Says
    (10-Feb-2012)
    Operating sooner, later worse for babies, preliminary research finds

  • Chemo During Pregnancy Doesn't Seem to Harm Baby
    (10-Feb-2012)
    Study suggests treatment of expectant mothers is feasible after first trimester

  • Study Weighs Pros, Cons of Home or Hospital Birth
    (10-Feb-2012)
    More seizures, lower Apgar scores found in home

  • Chemo During Pregnancy Doesn't Seem to Harm Baby
    (10-Feb-2012)
    Study suggests treatment of expectant mothers is feasible after first trimester

  • Repeat C-Section Best Scheduled at 39 Weeks, Study Says
    (10-Feb-2012)
    Operating sooner, later worse for babies, preliminary research finds

  • Chemo During Pregnancy Doesn't Seem to Harm Baby
    (10-Feb-2012)
    Study suggests treatment of expectant mothers is feasible after first trimester

  • Chemo During Pregnancy Doesn't Seem to Harm Baby
    (10-Feb-2012)
    Study suggests treatment of expectant mothers is feasible after first trimester

  • C-Sections Might Put Preemies at Risk for Breathing Problems
    (09-Feb-2012)
    Study found respiratory distress syndrome more likely in small, premature infants born by cesarean

  • Risk of Preterm Birth Rises for Hispanic Women the Longer They're in U.S.
    (09-Feb-2012)
    Rate among U.S.-born Hispanic women nearly triple that of women here less than a decade, study says

  • C-Sections Might Put Preemies at Risk for Breathing Problems
    (09-Feb-2012)
    Study found respiratory distress syndrome more likely in small, premature infants born by cesarean

  • Risk of Preterm Birth Rises for Hispanic Women the Longer They're in U.S.
    (09-Feb-2012)
    Rate among U.S.-born Hispanic women nearly triple that of women here less than a decade, study says

  • Health Tip: Coping With Migraines During Pregnancy
    (08-Feb-2012)
    Here's what you can do

  • Screening Moms-to-Be for Thyroid Trouble May Not Help Offspring
    (08-Feb-2012)
    Study finds intervening early in pregnancy had no effect on children's mental function later

  • Epidural Plus Fever in Mom May Raise Risks for Baby
    (03-Feb-2012)
    Study found as mother's temperature rose, problems were more likely at birth

  • Health Tip: Prepare for Breast-feeding
    (03-Feb-2012)
    Suggestions for getting ready

  • Asthmatic Moms Who Breast-feed May Help Their Children's Lungs
    (03-Feb-2012)
    At age 12, those kids had better lung function than formula-fed kids

  • Pfizer Recalls 1 Million Packets of Birth Control Pills
    (01-Feb-2012)
    Errors in packaging could cause accidental pregnancies, company warns

  • Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise for Stroke, Studies Say
    (01-Feb-2012)
    Patients may regain some function after treatment, preliminary research suggests

  • Fatty Diet Before Pregnancy Linked to Gestational Diabetes
    (31-Jan-2012)
    This type of diabetes can raise risk of obstetric complications, researchers add

  • When Mom-to-Be's Overweight and Smokes, Risk for Birth Defects Rises
    (31-Jan-2012)
    This combination more than doubled odds of heart damage in newborn, study finds

  • Fatty Diet Before Pregnancy Linked to Gestational Diabetes
    (31-Jan-2012)
    This type of diabetes can raise risk of obstetric complications, researchers add

  • When Mom-to-Be's Overweight and Smokes, Risk for Birth Defects Rises
    (31-Jan-2012)
    This combination more than doubled odds of heart damage in newborn, study finds

  • Stem Cells May Further Hepatitis C Research
    (31-Jan-2012)
    Using liver-like cells, scientists hope to learn how some people resist infection

  • More Newborns Suffering Drug Withdrawal at Birth
    (30-Jan-2012)
    Doctors seeing more women taking illicit drugs, prescription painkillers during pregnancy

  • Nurturing Moms May Help Their Child's Brain Develop
    (30-Jan-2012)
    Study found toddlers with loving mothers had more growth in key brain area

  • Study Looks at Possible HIV Drugs-Birth Defect Link
    (30-Jan-2012)
    More research needed into unconfirmed association between antiretrovirals and cleft lip/palate

  • More Newborns Suffering Drug Withdrawal at Birth
    (30-Jan-2012)
    Doctors seeing more women taking illicit drugs, prescription painkillers during pregnancy

  • Study Looks at Possible HIV Drugs-Birth Defect Link
    (30-Jan-2012)
    More research needed into unconfirmed association between antiretrovirals and cleft lip/palate

  • More Newborns Suffering Drug Withdrawal at Birth
    (30-Jan-2012)
    Doctors seeing more women taking illicit drugs, prescription painkillers during pregnancy

  • Acupuncture May Boost Pregnancy Success Rates
    (27-Jan-2012)
    Centuries-old therapy can help men and women alike with fertility issues, experts say

  • Health Tip: Manage Pain During Childbirth
    (27-Jan-2012)
    Suggestions to ease pain without medication

  • More U.S. Babies Born at Home: Report
    (26-Jan-2012)
    Home birth is seen as viable option for some women, experts say

  • More U.S. Babies Born at Home: Report
    (26-Jan-2012)
    Home birth is seen as viable option for some women, experts say

  • Can Low Birth Weight Raise Autism Risk?
    (24-Jan-2012)
    In twins study, smaller size was associated with greater risk

  • Small Stem Cell Study Claims Early Success in Treating Eye Disease
    (23-Jan-2012)
    Two patients appeared to benefit from therapy for macular degeneration

  • Asthma Meds Likely Safe During Pregnancy: Study
    (20-Jan-2012)
    Slight increase in rare birth defects, but cause not clear

  • Asthma Meds Likely Safe During Pregnancy: Study
    (20-Jan-2012)
    Slight increase in rare birth defects, but cause not clear

  • Smoking During Pregnancy Not Linked to Autism
    (20-Jan-2012)
    But there are many other reasons to avoid cigarettes while pregnant

  • Rapid Infant Growth Linked to Asthma in Study
    (20-Jan-2012)
    First three months might be critical window, researchers say

  • Smoking During Pregnancy Not Linked to Autism
    (20-Jan-2012)
    But there are many other reasons to avoid cigarettes while pregnant

  • More Than Half of Teens Who Gave Birth Weren't Using Contraception: CDC
    (19-Jan-2012)
    A third of them thought they couldn't get pregnant at the time, researchers report

  • Drinking Late in First Trimester May Be Most Hazardous
    (17-Jan-2012)
    But no alcohol use is safe during pregnancy, study finds

  • Drinking Late in First Trimester May Be Most Hazardous
    (17-Jan-2012)
    But no alcohol use is safe during pregnancy, study finds

  • Teens of Lesbian Parents Appear Well-Adjusted
    (16-Jan-2012)
    Teasing, stereotypes did not affect their quality of life, small study found

  • Normal Pregnancies May Be Misdiagnosed as Ectopic
    (13-Jan-2012)
    Better diagnostic tools needed to avoid medical errors leading to fetal loss, researchers say

  • Normal Pregnancies May Be Misdiagnosed as Ectopic
    (13-Jan-2012)
    Better diagnostic tools needed to avoid medical errors leading to fetal loss, researchers say

  • Surgeons Offer Advice on Avoiding Varicose Veins
    (13-Jan-2012)
    Tips include maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, elevating legs when resting

  • Antidepressants While Pregnant Linked to Slight Risk of Lung Problem in Babies
    (13-Jan-2012)
    Study found women who took SSRIs a bit more likely to have infants with high blood pressure in the lungs

  • Normal Pregnancies May Be Misdiagnosed as Ectopic
    (13-Jan-2012)
    Better diagnostic tools needed to avoid medical errors leading to fetal loss, researchers say

  • Antidepressants While Pregnant Linked to Slight Risk of Lung Problem in Babies
    (13-Jan-2012)
    Study found women who took SSRIs a bit more likely to have infants with high blood pressure in the lungs

  • Health Tip: Help Control Constipation During Pregnancy
    (12-Jan-2012)
    Eat more fiber and drink more fluids

  • Three Embryos Are Too Many for IVF: Study
    (12-Jan-2012)
    The ideal number is one or two for the assisted reproduction technique, researchers say

  • Three Embryos Are Too Many for IVF: Study
    (12-Jan-2012)
    The ideal number is one or two for the assisted reproduction technique, researchers say

  • Novel Stem Cell Treatment May Hold Promise for Type 1 Diabetes
    (11-Jan-2012)
    Scientists try to 're-educate' patient's immune cells to begin producing insulin

  • Antibiotics in Pregnancy May Shield Newborns From Strep B
    (05-Jan-2012)
    Developing countries should adopt this practice for at-risk moms-to-be, researchers say

  • Blood Test May Reveal Child's Sex Soon After Conception
    (05-Jan-2012)
    More work is needed, but blood draw could reduce invasive procedures, researchers say

  • Antibiotics in Pregnancy May Shield Newborns From Strep B
    (05-Jan-2012)
    Developing countries should adopt this practice for at-risk moms-to-be, researchers say

  • Scientists Create First Monkeys With Mixed Genomes
    (05-Jan-2012)
    Genetic material from six genomes made babies, researchers report

  • U.S. Twin Births Soar: CDC
    (04-Jan-2012)
    Older mothers, fertility treatments contributed to 76% rise in past 30 years

  • Mom's Poverty, Diabetes Might Raise ADHD Risk in Kids
    (03-Jan-2012)
    Study found combo increased chances of disorder 14-fold

  • Mom's Poverty, Diabetes Might Raise ADHD Risk in Kids
    (03-Jan-2012)
    Study found combo increased chances of disorder 14-fold

  • Health Tip: Eat Right During Pregnancy
    (29-Dec-2011)
    Here are some diet essentials

  • Health Tip: Wear Your Seat Belt During Pregnancy
    (28-Dec-2011)
    And watch where you sit

  • Mother-Toddler Bond May Influence Teen Obesity
    (26-Dec-2011)
    Prevention strategies should go beyond eating, exercise, study suggests

  • Caring for Low Birth-Weight Baby Hard on Moms: Study
    (22-Dec-2011)
    The added stress takes its toll on health, researchers say

  • Limit Cold Medications During Pregnancy, Experts Advise
    (21-Dec-2011)
    Some over-the-counter drug ingredients have not been well-studied for use by pregnant women

  • Limit Cold Medications During Pregnancy, Experts Advise
    (21-Dec-2011)
    Some over-the-counter drug ingredients have not been well-studied for use by pregnant women

  • Limit Cold Medications During Pregnancy, Experts Advise
    (21-Dec-2011)
    Some over-the-counter drug ingredients have not been well-studied for use by pregnant women

  • Limit Cold Medications During Pregnancy, Experts Advise
    (21-Dec-2011)
    Some over-the-counter drug ingredients have not been well-studied for use by pregnant women

  • Uterine Fibroids Cost Billions in U.S. Health Care, Lost Work: Report
    (20-Dec-2011)
    Common women's condition takes up to $35 billion toll each year

  • Asthma Drugs in Pregnancy Might Pose Risk for Kids
    (16-Dec-2011)
    Mothers' use of steroid inhalers could lead to some disorders in children, large study suggests

  • Asthma Drugs in Pregnancy Might Pose Risk for Kids
    (16-Dec-2011)
    Mothers' use of steroid inhalers could lead to some disorders in children, large study suggests

  • Health Tip: Dealing With Hemorrhoids During Pregnancy
    (15-Dec-2011)
    Suggestions to help end discomfort

  • Working Moms Happier, Healthier Than Stay-at-Home Peers: Study
    (13-Dec-2011)
    Those with part-time jobs better able to balance work, family, researchers find

  • Some Causes of Stillbirth May Be Avoidable: Studies
    (13-Dec-2011)
    Lifestyle factors like drinking, smoking and diabetes management might influence risk

  • World's Tiniest 'Preemies' Growing Up Healthy: Report
    (12-Dec-2011)
    Two premature infants with extremely low birth weights are both leading normal lives

  • Health Tip: How to Ease Leg Cramps During Pregnancy
    (12-Dec-2011)
    Suggestions include exercise, calcium-rich foods

  • World's Tiniest 'Preemies' Growing Up Healthy: Report
    (12-Dec-2011)
    Two premature infants with extremely low birth weights are both leading normal lives

  • Psych Episode Near Childbirth May Presage Bipolar Disorder
    (09-Dec-2011)
    Women with mental health issue within 30 days of delivery most likely to get diagnosis, study contends

  • 'Love Hormone' May Buffer Kids From Mom's Depression
    (09-Dec-2011)
    Anxiety, conduct disorders more prevalent in children with low oxytocin levels, study finds

  • Psych Episode Near Childbirth May Presage Bipolar Disorder
    (09-Dec-2011)
    Women with mental health issue within 30 days of delivery most likely to get diagnosis, study contends

  • Stress Early in Pregnancy Linked to Fewer Baby Boys
    (08-Dec-2011)
    Women in first trimester during major earthquake gave birth earlier and had more girls, study finds

  • Stress Early in Pregnancy Linked to Fewer Baby Boys
    (08-Dec-2011)
    Women in first trimester during major earthquake gave birth earlier and had more girls, study finds

  • Very Low Birth Weight May Affect Adult Memory, IQ
    (06-Dec-2011)
    Babies weighing less than 3.3 pounds are more likely to have lowered function as adults, study says

  • Fetal Exposure to Epilepsy Drug Might Raise Autism Risk: Study
    (05-Dec-2011)
    Danish researchers found it almost tripled chances of autism spectrum disorder, although risk remains small

  • Health Tip: The Risks of Smoking While Pregnant
    (05-Dec-2011)
    Your baby can suffer serious complications

  • Fetal Exposure to Epilepsy Drug Might Raise Autism Risk: Study
    (05-Dec-2011)
    Danish researchers found it almost tripled chances of autism spectrum disorder, although risk remains small

  • Fish May Cut Threat of Heart Disease in Young Women
    (05-Dec-2011)
    Eating fish once a week may substantially reduce risk, compared to eating no fish, researchers say

  • Study Sees Rice as Source of Arsenic Exposure
    (05-Dec-2011)
    Finding is preliminary; poison expert downplays health risk

  • Fish May Cut Threat of Heart Disease in Young Women
    (05-Dec-2011)
    Eating fish once a week may substantially reduce risk, compared to eating no fish, researchers say

  • Health Tip: The Risks of Smoking While Pregnant
    (05-Dec-2011)
    Your baby can suffer serious complications

  • Epileptic Seizures May Worsen During Menstrual Cycle
    (05-Dec-2011)
    'Catamenial' epilepsy also associated with more seizures during pregnancy, study shows

  • Fetal Exposure to Epilepsy Drug Might Raise Autism Risk: Study
    (05-Dec-2011)
    Danish researchers found it almost tripled chances of autism spectrum disorder, although risk remains small

  • Study Sees Rice as Source of Arsenic Exposure
    (05-Dec-2011)
    Finding is preliminary; poison expert downplays health risk

  • Pressure to Be Perfect Parent Can Discourage New Moms, Dads
    (02-Dec-2011)
    Study found it eroded confidence for mothers, created stress for fathers

  • Depression, Partner Conflict Raise Suicide Risk for Pregnant Women, New Moms
    (02-Dec-2011)
    More than half also had a mental health diagnosis, study found

  • New Guidelines for Treating Psoriasis When Pregnant or Nursing
    (02-Dec-2011)
    Try moisturizers, emollients before resorting to steroids, experts say

  • Pressure to Be Perfect Parent Can Discourage New Moms, Dads
    (02-Dec-2011)
    Study found it eroded confidence for mothers, created stress for fathers

  • Depression, Partner Conflict Raise Suicide Risk for Pregnant Women, New Moms
    (02-Dec-2011)
    More than half also had a mental health diagnosis, study found

  • New Guidelines for Treating Psoriasis When Pregnant or Nursing
    (02-Dec-2011)
    Try moisturizers, emollients before resorting to steroids, experts say

  • Depression, Partner Conflict Raise Suicide Risk for Pregnant Women, New Moms
    (02-Dec-2011)
    More than half also had a mental health diagnosis, study found

  • Drug May Dampen Dangerous Side Effect of Stem Cell Transplants
    (30-Nov-2011)
    Low doses of interleukin-2 eased most severe symptoms of graft-versus-host disease in cancer patients

  • New Software Might Help Predict Difficult Childbirth
    (29-Nov-2011)
    Using 3-D reconstructions, program scores a mother's likelihood of normal delivery

  • Health Tip: Breast-Feeding Is Good for Moms, Too
    (28-Nov-2011)
    Here are potential benefits

  • 1st Artificial Windpipe Made With Stem Cells Seems Successful
    (24-Nov-2011)
    Using patient's own cells to create custom airway cut risk for transplant rejection, scientists say

  • Get Rid of Bumpers, Stuffed Animals in Baby's Crib
    (22-Nov-2011)
    Soft items can suffocate sleeping infants, pediatricians warn

  • C-Section Rate Drops for First Time in a Decade in U.S.
    (18-Nov-2011)
    And teen birth rate falls to a record low, CDC says

  • Easy-to-Treat Condition Can Disrupt Breast-Feeding
    (18-Nov-2011)
    Up to 10 percent of newborns have ankyloglossia or 'tongue-tie'

  • C-Section Rate Drops for First Time in a Decade in U.S.
    (18-Nov-2011)
    And teen birth rate falls to a record low, CDC says

  • Mom-to-Be's Mental State May Affect Child's Development
    (17-Nov-2011)
    Emotional consistency before and after birth seems best for baby, study suggests

  • Mom-to-Be's Mental State May Affect Child's Development
    (17-Nov-2011)
    Emotional consistency before and after birth seems best for baby, study suggests

  • Stem Cells Show Promise in Healing Damaged Hearts
    (14-Nov-2011)
    3 studies show cells sourced from bone marrow or the heart itself may help after heart attack

  • Exclusive Breast-Feeding Not the Norm in U.S.
    (11-Nov-2011)
    Personal and societal obstacles keeping rates lower than health experts would like

  • Seek Help for Breast-Feeding Troubles, Young Mom Advises
    (11-Nov-2011)
    Woman explains how to overcome obstacles so many face

  • Health Tip: Focus on Preconception Health
    (10-Nov-2011)
    Suggestions to prepare for pregnancy

  • Stem-Cell Transplants Restored Pituitary Function in Mice
    (10-Nov-2011)
    Expert said findings might someday help people with pituitary gland failure

  • Maternal Blood Test Might Spot Birth Defects More Safely
    (09-Nov-2011)
    Researchers take steps toward noninvasive screening for fetal abnormalities

  • Maternal Blood Test Might Spot Birth Defects More Safely
    (09-Nov-2011)
    Researchers take steps toward noninvasive screening for fetal abnormalities

  • Maternal Blood Test Might Spot Birth Defects More Safely
    (09-Nov-2011)
    Researchers take steps toward noninvasive screening for fetal abnormalities

  • Pregnancy Safe for Most Women With Lupus: Study
    (07-Nov-2011)
    About 80 percent of women delivered without complications

  • Pregnancy Safe for Most Women With Lupus: Study
    (07-Nov-2011)
    About 80 percent of women delivered without complications

  • Online Forums Can Help Women Cope With Pregnancy Loss
    (04-Nov-2011)
    After miscarriage or stillbirth, message boards offer safe, convenient way to share feelings, study shows

  • Health Tip: Sleep Soundly During Pregnancy
    (02-Nov-2011)
    Suggestions to help you stay comfortable

  • Poor Sleep Might Be Linked to Preterm Labor
    (01-Nov-2011)
    Doctors should ask pregnant women about their sleep quality, researchers say

  • U.S. Preterm Birth Rate Down Slightly
    (01-Nov-2011)
    But a half-million babies a year still are born prematurely, says March of Dimes

  • Poor Sleep Might Be Linked to Preterm Labor
    (01-Nov-2011)
    Doctors should ask pregnant women about their sleep quality, researchers say

  • U.S. Preterm Birth Rate Down Slightly
    (01-Nov-2011)
    But a half-million babies a year still are born prematurely, says March of Dimes

  • 'Mini' Stem Cell Transplant May Help Seniors With Blood Cancer
    (01-Nov-2011)
    One-third of study patients over 60 had improved overall 5-year survival, researchers report

  • Health Tip: Coping With Nasal Problems During Pregnancy
    (27-Oct-2011)
    Suggestions to ease stuffiness

  • Health Tip: Gaining Weight During Pregnancy
    (26-Oct-2011)
    What's a safe amount?

  • Links to Mental Illness Seen in Fetal Brains: Study
    (26-Oct-2011)
    Genes involved in autism, schizophrenia may be activated in womb

  • BPA Exposure in Womb Linked to Behavioral Woes in Girls
    (24-Oct-2011)
    Study found they were more likely to be anxious, hyperactive as toddlers

  • Flu Shots for Pregnant Women Also Protect Newborns
    (20-Oct-2011)
    New research also suggests that the vaccine does not increase miscarriage risk

  • Flu Shots for Pregnant Women Also Protect Newborns
    (20-Oct-2011)
    New research also suggests that the vaccine does not increase miscarriage risk

  • Health Tip: Why Am I on Bed Rest?
    (19-Oct-2011)
    Typical reasons for this restriction during pregnancy

  • Hypertension, Not Blood Pressure Drugs, Linked to Birth Defects
    (19-Oct-2011)
    Study found medications did not raise risk any further

  • Hypertension, Not Blood Pressure Drugs, Linked to Birth Defects
    (19-Oct-2011)
    Study found medications did not raise risk any further

  • Breast-Feeding, Vaccinations Lower SIDS Risk, Experts Say
    (18-Oct-2011)
    Also in updated guidelines from pediatricians' group: don't use crib 'bumper pads'

  • Health Tip: Prenatal Care Is Important
    (18-Oct-2011)
    Visit a doctor, get screened before baby arrives

  • Katrina's Aftermath: Failed Pregnancies for IVF Moms Nationwide
    (18-Oct-2011)
    Stress linked to the disaster is probable culprit, researchers say

  • Protein May Help Spot Newborns With Brain Damage
    (14-Oct-2011)
    Doctors already track GFAP levels to measure brain injury in adults

  • Hormonal Disorder Linked to Pregnancy Complications: Study
    (14-Oct-2011)
    Doubled risk of developing diabetes, premature birth seen in polycystic ovary syndrome patients

  • Hormonal Disorder Linked to Pregnancy Complications: Study
    (14-Oct-2011)
    Doubled risk of developing diabetes, premature birth seen in polycystic ovary syndrome patients

  • Hormonal Disorder Linked to Pregnancy Complications: Study
    (14-Oct-2011)
    Doubled risk of developing diabetes, premature birth seen in polycystic ovary syndrome patients

  • More Teen Males Using Condoms When They First Have Sex: Survey
    (12-Oct-2011)
    And more females are turning to contraceptive patch, emergency contraception

  • Preemies With Faster Brain Growth May End Up Smarter
    (12-Oct-2011)
    British study found growth rate of the cortex predicted scores on intelligence tests

  • Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Prevent Kids' Language Delays
    (11-Oct-2011)
    Moms started supplements before conception in Norwegian study

  • Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Prevent Kids' Language Delays
    (11-Oct-2011)
    Moms started supplements before conception in Norwegian study

  • Study Suggests Origins of Pregnancy-Linked High Blood Pressure
    (11-Oct-2011)
    Father's cells inside the placenta trick mother's immune system, research says

  • Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Prevent Kids' Language Delays
    (11-Oct-2011)
    Moms started supplements before conception in Norwegian study

  • Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Prevent Kids' Language Delays
    (11-Oct-2011)
    Moms started supplements before conception in Norwegian study

  • Study Suggests Origins of Pregnancy-Linked High Blood Pressure
    (11-Oct-2011)
    Father's cells inside the placenta trick mother's immune system, research says

  • As One Life Starts, Another May Be Saved
    (07-Oct-2011)
    Donating umbilical cord blood, rich with stem cells, could help others for decades to come

  • Traffic-Related Pollution Tied to Raised Risk of Preemie Birth
    (07-Oct-2011)
    Certain toxins may boost risk by up to 30%, California study finds

  • As One Life Starts, Another May Be Saved
    (07-Oct-2011)
    Donating umbilical cord blood, rich with stem cells, could help others for decades to come

  • Leukemia Survivor Credits Her Life to Tiny Blood Donors
    (07-Oct-2011)
    Cord blood donation moves her from imminent death to 'good to go'

  • Health Tip: If You Have Severe Morning Sickness
    (05-Oct-2011)
    It's time to call your doctor

  • Health Woes Still Strike Women Exposed to Banned Pregnancy Drug
    (05-Oct-2011)
    Cancer, infertility continue to emerge in women whose moms took DES decades ago, study finds

  • Stem Cell Therapy Might Help Kidney Transplant Patients
    (05-Oct-2011)
    In small, early trial, some recipients no longer needed drug 'cocktail' to prevent organ rejection

  • Mom's Healthy Diet Might Cut Birth Defect Risk
    (03-Oct-2011)
    Prevention involves overall eating, not just supplements, experts say

  • Mom's Healthy Diet Might Cut Birth Defect Risk
    (03-Oct-2011)
    Prevention involves overall eating, not just supplements, experts say

  • Down Syndrome Brings Joy, Not Regrets, for Many Families
    (30-Sep-2011)
    Survey finds people living with those who have the disorder have been enriched by the experience

  • Down Syndrome Brings Joy, Not Regrets, for Many Families
    (30-Sep-2011)
    Survey finds people living with those who have the disorder have been enriched by the experience

  • Health Tip: Gestational Diabetes May Endanger Mother and Baby
    (29-Sep-2011)
    Here are potential complications

  • Lung Function of Late Preemies May Improve With Age
    (28-Sep-2011)
    Infants born moderately premature seem to have improved lung function in teen years, study shows

  • Breast-Feeding Boost: Fewer Hospitals Handing Out Free Formula
    (26-Sep-2011)
    Study finds decline from years past but 'we have a long way to go,' advocate says

  • Good Moms Seem to Help Poor Kids Become Healthy Adults
    (24-Sep-2011)
    Having a nurturing mother may protect against health risks associated with poverty, study finds

  • Health Tip: Help Swelling Subside During Pregnancy
    (23-Sep-2011)
    What you can do

  • A Woman's Voice Doesn't Give Away Ovulation Status
    (23-Sep-2011)
    Mating clues are 'leaked,' not broadcast, study suggests

  • Mother-Child Death Rates Down But Still Short of 2015 Goal
    (21-Sep-2011)
    Few countries will meet deadline, study finds

  • Previous Infant Death Linked to Raised Risk of Stillbirth
    (21-Sep-2011)
    Black women 9 times more likely than whites to experience stillbirth in later pregnancy, study finds

  • Mother-Child Death Rates Down But Still Short of 2015 Goal
    (21-Sep-2011)
    Few countries will meet deadline, study finds

  • CDC Urges Americans: Get Your Flu Shot
    (21-Sep-2011)
    Supplies are plentiful and the vaccine is a good match for circulating strains, officials say

  • Previous Infant Death Linked to Raised Risk of Stillbirth
    (21-Sep-2011)
    Black women 9 times more likely than whites to experience stillbirth in later pregnancy, study finds

  • CDC Urges Americans: Get Your Flu Shot
    (21-Sep-2011)
    Supplies are plentiful and the vaccine is a good match for circulating strains, officials say

  • Problems From Preterm Birth May Return in Adulthood
    (20-Sep-2011)
    Young adults born prematurely have an increased risk of death, finds study

  • Can Fatty Acids in Breast Milk or Formula Make Kids Smarter?
    (20-Sep-2011)
    Studies find benefits at 14 months and about 10 years

  • Why Many With Breast Implants Fail at Breast-Feeding
    (20-Sep-2011)
    Women who think it will make their breasts look worse unlikely to nurse successfully, study says

  • Can Fatty Acids in Breast Milk or Formula Make Kids Smarter?
    (20-Sep-2011)
    Studies find benefits at 14 months and about 10 years

  • Why Many With Breast Implants Fail at Breast-Feeding
    (20-Sep-2011)
    Women who think it will make their breasts look worse unlikely to nurse successfully, study says

  • Health Tip: Help Ease Morning Sickness
    (16-Sep-2011)
    Watch what you eat

  • Pregnant Women Reminded to Get Flu Vaccine
    (14-Sep-2011)
    Expectant mothers are more vulnerable to the dangerous effects of flu infection, experts warn

  • Pregnant Women Reminded to Get Flu Vaccine
    (14-Sep-2011)
    Expectant mothers are more vulnerable to the dangerous effects of flu infection, experts warn

  • When Protecting Baby Becomes an Obsession
    (09-Sep-2011)
    Ritualistic behaviors common to moms with postpartum OCD are preventable, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Dealing With Dizziness During Pregnancy
    (09-Sep-2011)
    Stand up slowly

  • New Approach to Treating Asthma in Pregnancy
    (09-Sep-2011)
    Direct measurement of airway inflammation cut flare-ups by roughly 50 percent, study shows

  • Losing Child in First Year Might Raise Early Death Risk for Parent
    (08-Sep-2011)
    Study found mothers in particular remained vulnerable decades later

  • Don't Mess With a Nursing Mom!
    (07-Sep-2011)
    Breast-feeding mothers will aggressively defend their young, study says

  • NSAIDs May Raise Miscarriage Risk: Study
    (06-Sep-2011)
    Taking the painkillers in early stages of pregnancy more than doubled chances, researchers say

  • NSAIDs May Raise Miscarriage Risk: Study
    (06-Sep-2011)
    Taking the painkillers in early stages of pregnancy more than doubled chances, researchers say

  • NSAIDs May Raise Miscarriage Risk: Study
    (06-Sep-2011)
    Taking the painkillers in early stages of pregnancy more than doubled chances, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Risk Factors for Ectopic Pregnancy
    (02-Sep-2011)
    When a fetus begins developing outside the womb

  • Health Tip: Risk Factors for Ectopic Pregnancy
    (02-Sep-2011)
    When a fetus begins developing outside the womb

  • Mouse Study Could Give New Clues to Fighting Baldness
    (01-Sep-2011)
    Stem cells within skin's fatty layer seem to help trigger hair growth

  • Scientists Use Stem Cells for Blood 'Self-Transfusion'
    (01-Sep-2011)
    Though preliminary, process might help those too ill to donate blood before needing a transfusion

  • Health Tip: Feel More Rested During Pregnancy
    (30-Aug-2011)
    Suggestions to battle fatigue

  • Flame Retardants Tied to Lower Birth Weights
    (30-Aug-2011)
    Phased out in 2004, the chemicals remain in older furnishings and household items, study says

  • C-Sections Linked to Doubled Risk for Blood Clots
    (26-Aug-2011)
    Steps should be taken to prevent and monitor for clots in women at risk, experts say

  • C-Sections Linked to Doubled Risk for Blood Clots
    (26-Aug-2011)
    Steps should be taken to prevent and monitor for clots in women at risk, experts say

  • C-Sections Linked to Doubled Risk for Blood Clots
    (26-Aug-2011)
    Steps should be taken to prevent and monitor for clots in women at risk, experts say

  • C-Sections Linked to Doubled Risk for Blood Clots
    (26-Aug-2011)
    Steps should be taken to prevent and monitor for clots in women at risk, experts say

  • Breast-Feeding Won't Prevent Kids' Eczema, Researchers Say
    (24-Aug-2011)
    Babies that were exclusively breast-fed just as likely to develop common skin disorder, study finds

  • Unintended Pregnancies Rising Among Poorer U.S. Women: Study
    (24-Aug-2011)
    By 2006, the rate of unplanned pregnancy for low-income women was 5 times that of the well-off

  • Only 1 in 7 Ob/Gyns Now Perform Abortions, Survey Finds
    (24-Aug-2011)
    But experts on both sides of debate say may not be accurate reflection of reality

  • Specialized Adult Stem Cells Re-Grow Fingertips
    (24-Aug-2011)
    Study finds they are not 'jack of all trades' cells, as previously thought

  • Trying to Be 'Supermom' Can Raise Risk for Depression
    (22-Aug-2011)
    But study finds that working moms are less depressed than stay-at-home counterparts

  • Kids of Unhealthy, Disadvantaged Moms More Likely to Be Sickly
    (21-Aug-2011)
    They also tend to have asthma, learning disabilities and to make more ER visits, study found

  • Moms' Depression Affects Kids' Brain Structure, Scans Show
    (19-Aug-2011)
    Brain area tied to emotions larger in children of mothers with lifelong symptoms of depression

  • Flu Shot Rates Low for Health Workers, Moms-to-Be: CDC
    (18-Aug-2011)
    Making vaccination readily available improves compliance with guidelines, researchers say

  • Blacks at Higher Risk for Resistant Breast Cancer: Study
    (16-Aug-2011)
    Having two or more children and not breast-feeding raises odds, researchers say

  • Blacks at Higher Risk for Resistant Breast Cancer: Study
    (16-Aug-2011)
    Having two or more children and not breast-feeding raises odds, researchers say

  • Obesity Before Pregnancy May Raise Child's Asthma Risk
    (16-Aug-2011)
    Study found teens were up to 30 percent more likely to wheeze if moms were obese

  • Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Post-Partum Depression?
    (12-Aug-2011)
    Factors that may contribute

  • Women Born After Great Depression Had More Children, Study Finds
    (11-Aug-2011)
    They had more babies than generation before, after

  • No Proof That Aspirin Aids Conception, Review Shows
    (11-Aug-2011)
    Data on women undergoing in vitro fertilization finds no evidence supporting aspirin use

  • Poorly Controlled Asthma Can Boost Chances of Pregnancy Complications
    (11-Aug-2011)
    Those included high blood pressure during pregnancy and premature delivery

  • Poorly Controlled Asthma Can Boost Chances of Pregnancy Complications
    (11-Aug-2011)
    Those included high blood pressure during pregnancy and premature delivery

  • Factors Before Birth Can Determine Child's Risk of Allergies: Study
    (09-Aug-2011)
    Exposure to pets during pregnancy, method of delivery and race all play a part

  • Factors Before Birth Can Determine Child's Risk of Allergies: Study
    (09-Aug-2011)
    Exposure to pets during pregnancy, method of delivery and race all play a part

  • Factors Before Birth Can Determine Child's Risk of Allergies: Study
    (09-Aug-2011)
    Exposure to pets during pregnancy, method of delivery and race all play a part

  • Counseling May Help Women at Risk for Breast Cancer Gene
    (05-Aug-2011)
    Learning about options might relieve anxiety, improve survival in young women, researchers say

  • Eating Disorders Can Harm Women's Fertility
    (04-Aug-2011)
    Anorexic and bulimic patients twice as likely as other women to seek help getting pregnant: study

  • Eating Disorders Can Harm Women's Fertility
    (04-Aug-2011)
    Anorexic and bulimic patients twice as likely as other women to seek help getting pregnant: study

  • Stem Cell Therapy Holds Promise for Kidney Disease
    (04-Aug-2011)
    Studies show that collected kidney cells can be reprogrammed to grow into any type of kidney cell

  • Parenting Style May Affect Child's Mental Health
    (03-Aug-2011)
    Depression, anxiety less likely when mom takes kids' personalities into account, study finds

  • High Dose of Yeast Infection Drug Linked to Birth Defects, FDA Says
    (03-Aug-2011)
    Pregnant women can safely use fluconazole for one-time, low-dose care of vaginal infection, agency says

  • Support for Breast-Feeding Found Lacking in Many U.S. Hospitals
    (02-Aug-2011)
    Study found only 4% offered full range of services for new moms

  • Prenatal Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements May Cut Babies' Colds
    (01-Aug-2011)
    DHA supplements are safe, but benefits not 'dramatic,' researcher says

  • Fetal Exposure to Magnetic Fields From Appliances, Power Lines May Up Kids' Asthma Risk
    (01-Aug-2011)
    Experts call for further research into possible effect of high levels of exposure

  • Study Tracks Masturbation Trends Among U.S. Teens
    (01-Aug-2011)
    Data from nationwide survey finds boys starting earlier, doing more often than girls

  • Prenatal Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements May Cut Babies' Colds
    (01-Aug-2011)
    DHA supplements are safe, but benefits not 'dramatic,' researcher says

  • Fetal Exposure to Magnetic Fields From Appliances, Power Lines May Up Kids' Asthma Risk
    (01-Aug-2011)
    Experts call for further research into possible effect of high levels of exposure

  • Daughters Seem to Influence Mothers' Fashion Sense
    (30-Jul-2011)
    When it comes to shopping and style, teens take the lead and moms follow, study finds

  • Pregnancy-Related Strokes Jump 54 Percent
    (28-Jul-2011)
    Heavier moms, chronic illnesses likely play a role in increase, study says

  • Pregnancy-Related Strokes Jump 54 Percent
    (28-Jul-2011)
    Heavier moms, chronic illnesses likely play a role in increase, study says

  • Kids From Unplanned Pregnancies Tend to Lag Behind Intellectually
    (27-Jul-2011)
    But British study pins the blame on children's socioeconomic status

  • Americans Show Rising Support for Abortion Rights: Poll
    (26-Jul-2011)
    Results of Harris Interactive/HealthDay survey run counter to states' recent efforts to curb access

  • Poor Health Linked to Very Preemie Birth Stabilizes by Adolescence
    (26-Jul-2011)
    One exception was rising rate of obesity in these initially underweight kids, finds study

  • Breast-feeding for 6 Months or More Protects Against Asthma
    (22-Jul-2011)
    Children never breast-fed are more likely to develop symptoms of the disease, study shows

  • Children Fare OK if Mom Works, Study Finds
    (22-Jul-2011)
    Kids appear best off when both parents are gainfully employed, U.K. researchers say

  • Preemies at Risk for Psychiatric Disorders as Teens, Study Contends
    (20-Jul-2011)
    Injuries suffered before or after birth linked to problems such as ADHD, say researchers, calling for more studies

  • C-Section Rate in U.S. Climbs to All-Time High: Report
    (19-Jul-2011)
    Cesareans should not be performed for the convenience of a woman or her doctor, expert says

  • C-Section Rate in U.S. Climbs to All-Time High: Report
    (19-Jul-2011)
    Cesareans should not be performed for the convenience of a woman or her doctor, expert says

  • Study Hints at How Stress of Domestic Violence Might Be Passed to Unborn Child
    (19-Jul-2011)
    Doesn't show cause-and-effect, but suggests low-stress pregnancies are best

  • Human Stem Cells Used to Fix Damaged Mouse Heart
    (18-Jul-2011)
    Findings could help in the advancement of stem cell therapy, scientists suggest

  • Exposure to Common Chemicals May Affect Thyroid Function
    (14-Jul-2011)
    Greater exposure to BPA, phthalates leads to lower levels of important thyroid hormones, researchers say

  • Exposure to Common Chemicals May Affect Thyroid Function
    (14-Jul-2011)
    Greater exposure to BPA, phthalates leads to lower levels of important thyroid hormones, researchers say

  • Anxiety, Depression in Pregnancy May Raise Kids' Asthma Risk
    (08-Jul-2011)
    Study supports belief that children are highly susceptible during prenatal period

  • Health Tip: Drinking and Pregnancy
    (07-Jul-2011)
    They don't mix

  • Fewer U.S. Teens Having Babies, Binge Drinking: Report
    (07-Jul-2011)
    But more kids are using drugs and living in poverty

  • Breast-Feeding May Not Protect Moms Against MS Relapse
    (06-Jul-2011)
    Research conflicts with previous findings suggesting fewer flare-ups while nursing

  • Breast-Feeding May Not Protect Moms Against MS Relapse
    (06-Jul-2011)
    Research conflicts with previous findings suggesting fewer flare-ups while nursing

  • Fetal Exposure to Common Epilepsy Drugs May Harm Kids' IQ: FDA
    (30-Jun-2011)
    Women of childbearing age need to know of risk from meds such as Depakote, agency says

  • Flu Shots for Pregnant Women Also Protect Newborns, Study Finds
    (29-Jun-2011)
    Babies whose moms received vaccine nearly 50% less likely to be hospitalized with flu

  • Flexible Schedule Helps Keep New Moms in the Workplace
    (28-Jun-2011)
    Leeway in working hours helps women meet demands of home, job, study found

  • Flexible Schedule Helps Keep New Moms in the Workplace
    (28-Jun-2011)
    Leeway in working hours helps women meet demands of home, job, study found

  • Does Ovulation Boost a Woman's 'Gaydar'?
    (27-Jun-2011)
    Sexual orientation of a man also more apparent when women want romance, new research contends

  • Pregnancy Safe for Most Women With MS: Study
    (27-Jun-2011)
    But researchers advise losing any excess weight before conceiving

  • Study Finds 'Inconsistent' Care for Pregnant Women With Depression
    (24-Jun-2011)
    These patients often have longer hospital stays than non-depressed moms-to-be

  • Effects of Premature Birth May Stretch Into Adulthood: Study
    (23-Jun-2011)
    21-year study found physical, psychological differences compared to those born full-term

  • Pregnant Women May Go to Great Lengths to Induce Labor
    (22-Jun-2011)
    Walking, spicy foods and sex are among the more common techniques moms-to-be try

  • Early Chemical Exposures May Affect Breast Health: Report
    (22-Jun-2011)
    Scientists say common chemicals should be tested for their possible harm to milk gland development

  • Eating Disorders May Raise Risk of Depression in Pregnancy
    (22-Jun-2011)
    Screening for mental health problems, abuse should be routine part of prenatal care, researchers say

  • Smoking During Pregnancy May Predispose Kids to Heart Trouble
    (22-Jun-2011)
    Children of mothers who smoked had lower levels of 'good' cholesterol, study says

  • Pregnant Women May Go to Great Lengths to Induce Labor
    (22-Jun-2011)
    Walking, spicy foods and sex are among the more common techniques moms-to-be try

  • Smoking During Pregnancy May Predispose Kids to Heart Trouble
    (22-Jun-2011)
    Children of mothers who smoked had lower levels of 'good' cholesterol, study says

  • IUDs Officially Recommended for Healthy Women, Teens
    (20-Jun-2011)
    New guidelines say research shows this form of birth control is safe and effective

  • Reading With Mom Can Boost Kindergarten Readiness
    (17-Jun-2011)
    Poor kids tend to be less prepared for school, but having books at home can help, study suggests

  • Adding Folate to Tortilla Flour Might Cut Birth Defects Among Hispanics
    (16-Jun-2011)
    This group has higher rate of neural tube defects than general population, experts say

  • Adding Folate to Tortilla Flour Might Cut Birth Defects Among Hispanics
    (16-Jun-2011)
    This group has higher rate of neural tube defects than general population, experts say

  • Mouse Study Uncovers the Roots of Gray Hair
    (16-Jun-2011)
    A particular type of signaling between two types of stem cells may be to blame, study finds

  • Can Weight-Loss Surgery Reverse Common Cause of Infertility?
    (15-Jun-2011)
    Polycystic ovarian syndrome affects up to 10 percent of women, many of them overweight or obese

  • Could Sleeping on Left Side Help Prevent Stillbirth?
    (15-Jun-2011)
    Study finds higher rates of this tragic outcome when women slept on back or right side

  • Could Sleeping on Left Side Help Prevent Stillbirth?
    (15-Jun-2011)
    Study finds higher rates of this tragic outcome when women slept on back or right side

  • Breast-feeding May Shield Against Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
    (13-Jun-2011)
    Study found chances of SIDS reduced most when moms breast-fed exclusively

  • Mothers Play Important Role in Recovery From Mental Illness
    (09-Jun-2011)
    Negative family attitudes can harm a patient's self-esteem and quality of life, study finds

  • It's Safe to Get IUD Right After Abortion, Miscarriage: Study
    (08-Jun-2011)
    Complication rates not higher for immediate versus delayed insertion of birth control device

  • Health Tip: Pregnancy Requires More Iron
    (07-Jun-2011)
    Expecting women may be at risk for anemia

  • Too Much Weight Gain in Pregnancy Linked to Chubby Babies
    (07-Jun-2011)
    Babies with more body fat may have a higher risk of childhood obesity, researchers say

  • Epilepsy Drugs' Risk of Birth Defects May Be Dose-Dependent
    (06-Jun-2011)
    The higher the dosage, the greater the risk from four common medications, study finds

  • Epilepsy Drugs' Risk of Birth Defects May Be Dose-Dependent
    (06-Jun-2011)
    The higher the dosage, the greater the risk from four common medications, study finds

  • Male Heart Disease May Be Linked to Mom's Lifetime Nutrition
    (02-Jun-2011)
    Risk associated, in part, with mother's body size, placenta size and shape at birth, researchers say

  • Male Heart Disease May Be Linked to Mom's Lifetime Nutrition
    (02-Jun-2011)
    Risk associated, in part, with mother's body size, placenta size and shape at birth, researchers say

  • Male Heart Disease May Be Linked to Mom's Lifetime Nutrition
    (02-Jun-2011)
    Risk associated, in part, with mother's body size, placenta size and shape at birth, researchers say

  • Longer Maternity Leave Ups Breast-Feeding Rates
    (31-May-2011)
    Staying home at least 3 months makes bottle-feeding far less likely, study finds

  • Flu Shot May Lower Odds for Preemie Delivery
    (31-May-2011)
    During peak flu season, odds of prematurity were about 70% lower if mom was vaccinated, study finds

  • Flu Shot May Lower Odds for Preemie Delivery
    (31-May-2011)
    During peak flu season, odds of prematurity were about 70% lower if mom was vaccinated, study finds

  • Gestational Diabetes Predictable Before Pregnancy, Experts Say
    (27-May-2011)
    Risk 4.6 times higher in overweight women with high blood sugar, even years before conception

  • Gestational Diabetes Predictable Before Pregnancy, Experts Say
    (27-May-2011)
    Risk 4.6 times higher in overweight women with high blood sugar, even years before conception

  • Caffeine May Interfere With Fertility in Women
    (26-May-2011)
    Coffee, colas may prevent eggs from reaching the womb, study finds

  • Being Born Only Week or Two Early Raises Risks for Baby
    (23-May-2011)
    Study found odds for death more than doubled when delivered at 37 weeks versus 40 weeks

  • Certain Antibiotics During Pregnancy May Be Safe After All
    (23-May-2011)
    Ob/gyn group says they're OK for treating urinary tract infections if no other alternative

  • Losing Baby Weight Cuts Odds of Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes
    (23-May-2011)
    But gaining weight between pregnancies boosts the risk, study finds

  • U.S. Rates of Autism, ADHD Continue to Rise: Report
    (23-May-2011)
    Study finds 1 in 6 kids now have a developmental disability, perhaps due to better diagnosis

  • Being Born Only Week or Two Early Raises Risks for Baby
    (23-May-2011)
    Study found odds for death more than doubled when delivered at 37 weeks versus 40 weeks

  • Home Births Jump 20 Percent in 4 Years: U.S. Report
    (20-May-2011)
    Increase follows 15-year decline; experts remain divided on safety

  • Study Suggests Supplement May Protect Against Preeclampsia
    (20-May-2011)
    Others warn of possible side effects and urge more research before pregnant women try it

  • Study Suggests Supplement May Protect Against Preeclampsia
    (20-May-2011)
    Others warn of possible side effects and urge more research before pregnant women try it

  • Post-Partum Depression More Common in Abused Women
    (19-May-2011)
    Study in Hispanic women found domestic violence was even more predictive than history of depression

  • New Test Detects Recent Infection With Toxoplasmosis
    (19-May-2011)
    Parasite dangerous to pregnant women

  • When Pregnant Mom Smokes, Baby's DNA May Change
    (18-May-2011)
    Finding helps explain why some kids more apt to develop asthma, other diseases, study says

  • When Pregnant Mom Smokes, Baby's DNA May Change
    (18-May-2011)
    Finding helps explain why some kids more apt to develop asthma, other diseases, study says

  • Gene Variation May Explain Some Female Infertility Cases
    (17-May-2011)
    Mutation leads to low levels of pregnancy hormone, study says

  • Newer Epilepsy Meds Less Likely to Cause Birth Defects: Study
    (17-May-2011)
    Low overall risk of major birth defects with first-trimester exposure, researchers find

  • Newer Epilepsy Meds Less Likely to Cause Birth Defects: Study
    (17-May-2011)
    Low overall risk of major birth defects with first-trimester exposure, researchers find

  • Health Tip: Pregnant Women Must Protect Against Toxoplasmosis
    (16-May-2011)
    Here's what you can do

  • Moms Who Have Twins May Live Longer: Study
    (11-May-2011)
    Data from 1800s suggests naturally conceived twins might point to better health

  • Number of Eggs Retrieved Helps Predict IVF Success: Study
    (11-May-2011)
    Collecting too many eggs during one cycle can raise the risk of complications from fertility drugs

  • Fever During Pregnancy, Diabetes and Obesity May Raise Autism Risk
    (11-May-2011)
    But study finds births by C-section didn't seem to have any impact

  • Autism Takes an Economic Toll on Mom's Job, Income: Study
    (11-May-2011)
    Families with a child with autism spectrum disorder earn 27% less, researchers find

  • Moms Who Have Twins May Live Longer: Study
    (11-May-2011)
    Data from 1800s suggests naturally conceived twins might point to better health

  • Discovery of Lung Stem Cells May Herald New Treatments
    (11-May-2011)
    But the research is preliminary, so human benefits won't come any time soon

  • Breast-Feeding May Help Quell Behavior Problems
    (10-May-2011)
    British study finds more conduct issues among kids who were formula-fed

  • Vitamin D May Prevent Serious Respiratory Disease in Newborns
    (10-May-2011)
    Supplements can cut risk of RSV, life-threatening complications, researchers say

  • Winter Conception Tied to Raised Risk for Autism
    (09-May-2011)
    Study suggests environmental factors, such as seasonal viruses, may play a role

  • Few Babies in Child-Care Centers Receive Breast Milk: Study
    (06-May-2011)
    Though most operators were comfortable storing pumped milk, only 26% provided storage

  • Most Leukemia Patients Recover From 'Chemo Brain' After Transplant: Study
    (06-May-2011)
    But nearly 42 percent had memory, motor skills issues that lingered 5 years post-treatment

  • Prolonged Bottle Feeding Boosts Kids' Obesity Risk: Study
    (05-May-2011)
    Nearly one-quarter of 2-year-old bottle feeders were obese at age 5, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Taking a Home Pregnancy Test
    (03-May-2011)
    Suggestions to help ensure accurate results

  • Autism Tests for Preemies May Be Faulty, Study Suggests
    (02-May-2011)
    It may be better to wait until baby turns 30 months old, researchers say

  • Breast-feeding May Influence Long-Term Health: Study
    (02-May-2011)
    Formula vs. breast-fed babies show metabolic differences in first three years of life

  • Obese Pregnant Women May Have Tougher Time Fighting Infections
    (02-May-2011)
    Blood tests show lean pregnant women had more infection-fighting immune cells

  • Multiple Pregnancies May Up Risk of Obesity, Diabetes: Animal Study
    (29-Apr-2011)
    The research was in mice, but may have implications for humans

  • Early Surgery Boosts Outcomes for Babies With Cleft Palate
    (29-Apr-2011)
    To help prevent the common birth defect, experts also advise folic acid for mom

  • Multiple Pregnancies May Up Risk of Obesity, Diabetes: Animal Study
    (29-Apr-2011)
    The research was in mice, but may have implications for humans

  • Early Surgery Boosts Outcomes for Babies With Cleft Palate
    (29-Apr-2011)
    To help prevent the common birth defect, experts also advise folic acid for mom

  • Higher Oxygen Levels Improve Preemie Survival: Study
    (27-Apr-2011)
    But risks are involved, including eye damage, doctor notes

  • One in 1,000 Newborns Develops Blood Poisoning: Study
    (26-Apr-2011)
    Many providers weak on prevention, fail to do recommended screening for bacteria, researchers say

  • One in 1,000 Newborns Develops Blood Poisoning: Study
    (26-Apr-2011)
    Many providers weak on prevention, fail to do recommended screening for bacteria, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Don't Take Fainting Lightly
    (25-Apr-2011)
    When to make an emergency visit to the doctor

  • Pediatricians Urge Better Protection From Chemicals
    (25-Apr-2011)
    Children, pregnant women inadequately safeguarded from hazardous compounds, experts say

  • HIV Kids Growing Up Well, Study Finds
    (22-Apr-2011)
    With survival improved, researchers now look at long-term complications

  • Pregnant and Stressed May Mean Offspring Who Misbehave
    (22-Apr-2011)
    Not the type of stress but the number of incidents has most effect, study finds

  • Pesticide Exposure in Pregnancy Linked to Lower IQ in Kids
    (21-Apr-2011)
    Three new studies on organophosphates can't prove cause-and-effect, however

  • Pesticide Exposure in Pregnancy Linked to Lower IQ in Kids
    (21-Apr-2011)
    Three new studies on organophosphates can't prove cause-and-effect, however

  • Experimental Test May Warn of Premature Births
    (20-Apr-2011)
    It identifies proteins in blood, but it's not foolproof

  • Newer Versions of the Pill Pose No Added Risk to Gallbladder
    (20-Apr-2011)
    Study allays concern that latest generation Yaz contraceptive might cause harm

  • Experimental Test May Warn of Premature Births
    (20-Apr-2011)
    It identifies proteins in blood, but it's not foolproof

  • Birth Even a Few Weeks Early May Raise Odds for ADHD
    (19-Apr-2011)
    Study finds the risk rising the further delivery gets from full 40 weeks

  • Obesity, Disparities in Care Help Drive U.S. Stillbirths: Studies
    (14-Apr-2011)
    27,000 American women still experience this often preventable outcome each year, experts say

  • Fish Oil Promising Against Postpartum Depression in Small Trial
    (12-Apr-2011)
    Moms who took capsules during pregnancy had fewer symptoms, but more study needed

  • Fish Oil Promising Against Postpartum Depression in Small Trial
    (12-Apr-2011)
    Moms who took capsules during pregnancy had fewer symptoms, but more study needed

  • Having Kids Might Make Young Women Heavier, Less Fit
    (11-Apr-2011)
    Study found they consumed more calories, exercised less

  • Tone of Voice Stays Constant Through Menstrual Cycle: Study
    (11-Apr-2011)
    Ovulation doesn't trigger tonal change, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Storing Breast Milk
    (08-Apr-2011)
    Suggestions for safe freezing

  • Babies Born to Obese Moms Face Higher Death Risk: Study
    (06-Apr-2011)
    High blood pressure, diabetes may be contributing factors, researchers say

  • Progesterone Treatment Cuts Preterm Birth Risk in Certain Women
    (06-Apr-2011)
    The therapy worked in women with a short cervix, researchers say

  • Babies Born to Obese Moms Face Higher Death Risk: Study
    (06-Apr-2011)
    High blood pressure, diabetes may be contributing factors, researchers say

  • Progesterone Treatment Cuts Preterm Birth Risk in Certain Women
    (06-Apr-2011)
    The therapy worked in women with a short cervix, researchers say

  • U.S. Teen Birth Rate Hits Record Low
    (05-Apr-2011)
    But young American women still having babies at rates higher than other developed nations, CDC says

  • Many Moms Have Kids With Different Dads, U.S. Study Finds
    (01-Apr-2011)
    28% of women with two or more offspring have children by more than one man, analysis showed

  • Many Moms Have Kids With Different Dads, U.S. Study Finds
    (01-Apr-2011)
    28% of women with two or more offspring have children by more than one man, analysis showed

  • Health Tip: Risk Factors for Pre-Term Labor
    (01-Apr-2011)
    Before week 37 of pregnancy

  • U.S. Reports Continuing Drop in Birth Rate
    (31-Mar-2011)
    Data show broad-based decline among all races, nearly all ages and in all states

  • Moms With Tough Childhoods More Likely to Have Smaller Babies: Study
    (31-Mar-2011)
    Abuse, poverty during a mother's youth is associated with heightened health risks for the next generation

  • Longer Breast-Feeding May Be Key to Bigger Brains
    (30-Mar-2011)
    Link applies to mammals, offering more support for the practice in humans, researchers say

  • Study Highlights How Moms' Depression, Anger Stresses Kids
    (25-Mar-2011)
    Research looked at stress hormone levels in saliva from 3 year olds

  • Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Linked to Behavior Problems in Teens
    (25-Mar-2011)
    Moms' daily consumption in first trimester associated with tripled risk, study finds

  • Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Linked to Behavior Problems in Teens
    (25-Mar-2011)
    Moms' daily consumption in first trimester associated with tripled risk, study finds

  • Progress Seen in Creating Eye Cells From Stem Cells
    (24-Mar-2011)
    Lab success may someday help people with macular degeneration, researchers say

  • Many Obese Moms and Kids Underestimate Their Weight
    (23-Mar-2011)
    Where obesity is common, overweight people may look normal, study finds

  • Gene Mutations Offer Clues to Common Complication of Pregnancy
    (22-Mar-2011)
    DNA variants suggest new targets against preeclampsia, a dangerous rise in blood pressure

  • Gene Mutations Offer Clues to Common Complication of Pregnancy
    (22-Mar-2011)
    DNA variants suggest new targets against preeclampsia, a dangerous rise in blood pressure

  • Health Tip: Breast-Feeding When You Have Diabetes
    (21-Mar-2011)
    Avoiding low glucose becomes more challenging

  • Moms' Use of 'the Pill' Won't Raise Kids' Asthma Risk: Study
    (21-Mar-2011)
    Research refutes claim that pre-pregnancy birth control causes respiratory problems in babies

  • Moms' Use of 'the Pill' Won't Raise Kids' Asthma Risk: Study
    (21-Mar-2011)
    Research refutes claim that pre-pregnancy birth control causes respiratory problems in babies

  • Stem Cell Transplant May Help Aggressive MS: Study
    (21-Mar-2011)
    But procedure is too risky, one expert counters

  • Health Tip: Soothe Swollen Feet During Pregnancy
    (17-Mar-2011)
    Massage and elevate your tootsies

  • Stem Cell Therapy Shrinks Enlarged Hearts
    (17-Mar-2011)
    Study is small and more research is needed, but approach might someday be a breakthrough

  • Kids Can Rebound Quickly After Mom's Depression Lifts: Study
    (15-Mar-2011)
    Their behavior and mental health improves rapidly, researchers find

  • Poor Diet in Pregnancy Tied to Disease in Offspring: Rat Study
    (10-Mar-2011)
    Prenatal malnourishment may affect gene that influences long-term health, researchers suggest

  • Poor Diet in Pregnancy Tied to Disease in Offspring: Rat Study
    (10-Mar-2011)
    Prenatal malnourishment may affect gene that influences long-term health, researchers suggest

  • Animal Study May Explain Low Birth Weight-Obesity Link
    (10-Mar-2011)
    Research suggests brain may be programmed to eat more in those malnourished before birth

  • Women Feel More Guilt, Distress About Work Intrusions at Home, Study Says
    (09-Mar-2011)
    Barrage of work emails, calls outside normal business hours take less of a toll on men, researchers find

  • Noninvasive Test May Identify Down Syndrome Early On
    (07-Mar-2011)
    Simple blood draw might someday become routine practice in pregnancy, researchers say

  • Scientists Use Stem Cells, Skin Cells to Create Brain Cells Lost to Alzheimer's
    (04-Mar-2011)
    Breakthrough should be boon to research, but therapeutic uses still decades away, experts say

  • Smoking During Early Pregnancy May Put Baby's Heart at Risk
    (02-Mar-2011)
    CDC director calls quitting the most important thing a mom can do to protect her child

  • CDC Links Prescription Painkillers in Pregnancy to Birth Defects
    (02-Mar-2011)
    Modest rise in risk noted, but danger to any one woman remains small, researchers say

  • CDC Links Prescription Painkillers in Pregnancy to Birth Defects
    (02-Mar-2011)
    Modest rise in risk noted, but danger to any one woman remains small, researchers say

  • Stress May Help Spur Weight Gain in New Moms, Study Finds
    (28-Feb-2011)
    And those with higher BMIs developed more signs of depression, researchers found

  • Alzheimer's Risk Looks Higher if Mom Had the Disease
    (28-Feb-2011)
    Brain scans of dementia-free adults revealed more atrophy in those whose mothers had the disorder

  • Brain-Imaging in Depressed Moms Shows Blunted Response to Crying Infant
    (26-Feb-2011)
    But the response is muted rather than negative, study finds

  • Breast-Feeding May Cut Obesity Risk in Kids of Diabetic Moms
    (25-Feb-2011)
    Those breast-fed for at least 6 months were less likely to be overweight later, study found

  • Breast-Feeding May Cut Obesity Risk in Kids of Diabetic Moms
    (25-Feb-2011)
    Those breast-fed for at least 6 months were less likely to be overweight later, study found

  • PCBs Might Be Linked to Failed IVF Attempts
    (24-Feb-2011)
    Study finds now-banned chemicals associated with greater risk of failed implantation, miscarriage

  • PCBs Might Be Linked to Failed IVF Attempts
    (24-Feb-2011)
    Study finds now-banned chemicals associated with greater risk of failed implantation, miscarriage

  • Induced Labor Linked to Raised Risks for First-Time Moms
    (22-Feb-2011)
    Experts caution against electing to undergo a 'scheduled delivery' for non-medical reasons

  • Induced Labor Linked to Raised Risks for First-Time Moms
    (22-Feb-2011)
    Experts caution against electing to undergo a 'scheduled delivery' for non-medical reasons

  • Induced Labor Linked to Raised Risks for First-Time Moms
    (22-Feb-2011)
    Experts caution against electing to undergo a 'scheduled delivery' for non-medical reasons

  • Delivery Even a Bit Early May Mean Developmental Delays
    (17-Feb-2011)
    But study also suggests interventions can help children catch up to peers

  • Delivery Even a Bit Early May Mean Developmental Delays
    (17-Feb-2011)
    But study also suggests interventions can help children catch up to peers

  • Research Sheds Light on Gene Linked to Preeclampsia
    (17-Feb-2011)
    Discovery may lead to improved screening, care for this pregnancy complication, researchers say

  • Delivery Even a Bit Early May Mean Developmental Delays
    (17-Feb-2011)
    But study also suggests interventions can help children catch up to peers

  • Research Sheds Light on Gene Linked to Preeclampsia
    (17-Feb-2011)
    Discovery may lead to improved screening, care for this pregnancy complication, researchers say

  • New Eye Treatment May Save Preemies' Sight
    (16-Feb-2011)
    Cancer drug better than laser for reducing risk of blindness, researchers report

  • Weight Guidelines May Be High for Severely Obese Moms-to-Be
    (14-Feb-2011)
    Different classes of obesity may merit separate recommendations, researchers say

  • Weight Guidelines May Be High for Severely Obese Moms-to-Be
    (14-Feb-2011)
    Different classes of obesity may merit separate recommendations, researchers say

  • Weight Guidelines May Be High for Severely Obese Moms-to-Be
    (14-Feb-2011)
    Different classes of obesity may merit separate recommendations, researchers say

  • Early Birth Risky, Even With Fully Developed Lungs: Study
    (11-Feb-2011)
    Delivery before 39 weeks linked to higher rates of respiratory and other health problems

  • Greater Caution Urged for X-Rays in Pregnancy, Infants
    (11-Feb-2011)
    Possible increase in cancer risk in kids exposed before birth and up to 3 months of age, study finds

  • Greater Caution Urged for X-Rays in Pregnancy, Infants
    (11-Feb-2011)
    Possible increase in cancer risk in kids exposed before birth and up to 3 months of age, study finds

  • Need for Blood and Organ Donors Continues to Grow
    (11-Feb-2011)
    Many unaware of the ease of donating, and saving a life, experts say

  • Folate May Not Protect Against Premature Birth
    (10-Feb-2011)
    But experts stress crucial nutrient still protects against birth defects

  • When Given Control, Women Use Less Epidural Anesthesia During Delivery
    (10-Feb-2011)
    About one-third less used with patient-controlled devices, study finds

  • When Given Control, Women Use Less Epidural Anesthesia During Delivery
    (10-Feb-2011)
    About one-third less used with patient-controlled devices, study finds

  • Folate May Not Protect Against Premature Birth
    (10-Feb-2011)
    But experts stress crucial nutrient still protects against birth defects

  • Fetal Surgery Could Boost Outcomes in Severe Spina Bifida
    (09-Feb-2011)
    Delicate in utero procedure cut rates of disability, but does come with risks, study finds

  • Mom's HIV May Lower Baby's Immunity to Other Diseases
    (08-Feb-2011)
    Lower levels of antibodies to whooping cough, tetanus seen in newborns exposed but not infected

  • Lead Exposure May Raise Blood Pressure in Pregnancy
    (08-Feb-2011)
    Even low levels had a strong effect, researchers find

  • Giving Baby Solid Foods Too Early Linked to Obesity Later
    (07-Feb-2011)
    But the risk was found only in bottle-fed babies, study reports

  • Health Tip: Symptoms That May Indicate Preeclampsia
    (07-Feb-2011)
    High blood pressure during pregnancy

  • Prenatal Exposure to Pesticides May Harm Kids' Development
    (07-Feb-2011)
    At age 3, children of mothers exposed to highest levels were adversely affected, researchers find

  • FDA Approves First Drug to Prevent Premature Births
    (06-Feb-2011)
    The drug is a reissue of an earlier drug and received accelerated approval, the agency says

  • FDA Approves First Drug to Prevent Premature Births
    (06-Feb-2011)
    The drug is a reissue of an earlier drug and received accelerated approval, the agency says

  • The More Mom Works, the Heavier Her Kids Get: Study
    (04-Feb-2011)
    Changes in eating, sleeping habits might explain the trend, researcher says

  • High Rates of Early Elective Delivery at Some U.S. Hospitals: Report
    (04-Feb-2011)
    Induction without good medical reason puts babies at risk, watchdog group warns

  • Drug Approved to Help Prevent Preterm Birth
    (04-Feb-2011)
    Makena for women at risk of delivering early

  • High Rates of Early Elective Delivery at Some U.S. Hospitals: Report
    (04-Feb-2011)
    Induction without good medical reason puts babies at risk, watchdog group warns

  • United States Sees Record Drop in Teen Births From 2007-09
    (02-Feb-2011)
    Notable decreases found across all racial and ethnic groups, CDC says

  • Parents Have Stronger Relationship When Dad Plays With Kids
    (02-Feb-2011)
    But when father shared caregiving duties, researchers found conflicts

  • United States Sees Record Drop in Teen Births From 2007-09
    (02-Feb-2011)
    Notable decreases found across all racial and ethnic groups, CDC says

  • United States Sees Record Drop in Teen Births From 2007-09
    (02-Feb-2011)
    Notable decreases found across all racial and ethnic groups, CDC says

  • HIV Linked to Higher Pregnancy Rate in Young Women
    (01-Feb-2011)
    Study also finds more complications among those with the infection

  • HIV Linked to Higher Pregnancy Rate in Young Women
    (01-Feb-2011)
    Study also finds more complications among those with the infection

  • Sex During Pregnancy Deemed Safe
    (31-Jan-2011)
    Review finding should guide doctors in counseling pregnant patients, researchers say

  • Sex During Pregnancy Deemed Safe
    (31-Jan-2011)
    Review finding should guide doctors in counseling pregnant patients, researchers say

  • Abortion Typically Doesn't Harm Mental Health: Study
    (26-Jan-2011)
    Research included all women having abortions in Denmark from 1995 through 2007

  • Abortion Typically Doesn't Harm Mental Health: Study
    (26-Jan-2011)
    Research included all women having abortions in Denmark from 1995 through 2007

  • Abortion Typically Doesn't Harm Mental Health: Study
    (26-Jan-2011)
    Research included all women having abortions in Denmark from 1995 through 2007

  • Breast-Feeding May Counter Some Effects of Childhood Cancer
    (25-Jan-2011)
    Bones and heart are among health factors that benefit women, study finds

  • Health Tip: Your Diet's Role in Gestational Diabetes
    (13-Jan-2011)
    How a meal plan may help

  • Your Dog May Be Smarter Than You Know
    (12-Jan-2011)
    Border collie learned names of more than 1,000 objects, researchers say

  • Working With Plasticizers, Pesticides May Reduce Fertility
    (11-Jan-2011)
    Job exposure may have delayed pregnancy, led to lower-weight babies, researchers say

  • Working With Plasticizers, Pesticides May Reduce Fertility
    (11-Jan-2011)
    Job exposure may have delayed pregnancy, led to lower-weight babies, researchers say

  • Decline in U.S. Abortion Rate Stalls, Report Finds
    (11-Jan-2011)
    Meanwhile, harassment of abortion providers on the increase

  • Working With Plasticizers, Pesticides May Reduce Fertility
    (11-Jan-2011)
    Job exposure may have delayed pregnancy, led to lower-weight babies, researchers say

  • Closely Spaced Pregnancies Might Up Autism Risk: Study
    (10-Jan-2011)
    Babies conceived within a year of an older sibling had heightened odds, researchers found

  • Closely Spaced Pregnancies Might Up Autism Risk: Study
    (10-Jan-2011)
    Babies conceived within a year of an older sibling had heightened odds, researchers found

  • Closely Spaced Pregnancies Might Up Autism Risk: Study
    (10-Jan-2011)
    Babies conceived within a year of an older sibling had heightened odds, researchers found

  • Teens Breast-fed as Infants Have Stronger Leg Muscles
    (07-Jan-2011)
    They did better on horizontal jump, 'explosive strength' tests, study finds

  • Health Tip: Plan Ahead for Labor, Delivery
    (07-Jan-2011)
    Don't leave everything to chance

  • Health Tip: Help Ease Morning Sickness
    (30-Dec-2010)
    Help avoid nausea while you're pregnant

  • Type of Formula May Influence Infant Weight Gain
    (27-Dec-2010)
    Babies fed cow's milk-based formula gained faster, study finds

  • Single Embryo Beat Double Embryo Transfer in IVF Study
    (22-Dec-2010)
    Procedure using 1 embryo was 5 times more likely to result in birth of a healthy baby

  • Single Embryo Beat Double Embryo Transfer in IVF Study
    (22-Dec-2010)
    Procedure using 1 embryo was 5 times more likely to result in birth of a healthy baby

  • Single Embryo Beat Double Embryo Transfer in IVF Study
    (22-Dec-2010)
    Procedure using 1 embryo was 5 times more likely to result in birth of a healthy baby

  • C-Sections Continue 12-Year Climb: U.S. Report
    (20-Dec-2010)
    But overall birth rate dips, possibly because of sagging economy, expert says

  • Do Breast-Fed Baby Boys Grow Into Better Students?
    (20-Dec-2010)
    Those nursed at least six months outscored peers at age 10, study found

  • C-Sections Continue 12-Year Climb: U.S. Report
    (20-Dec-2010)
    But overall birth rate dips, possibly because of sagging economy, expert says

  • C-Sections Continue 12-Year Climb: U.S. Report
    (20-Dec-2010)
    But overall birth rate dips, possibly because of sagging economy, expert says

  • Scientists Spot Genetic Areas Key to Embryonic Development
    (15-Dec-2010)
    More than 2,000 'enhancers' uncovered that activate at specific times

  • Scientists Spot Genetic Areas Key to Embryonic Development
    (15-Dec-2010)
    More than 2,000 'enhancers' uncovered that activate at specific times

  • Docs Claim Transplant Cured Man of HIV, But Experts Urge Caution
    (15-Dec-2010)
    Treatment has beat back virus for 3 years but may be too risky, impractical for widespread use

  • Depression During Pregnancy Might Affect Baby
    (14-Dec-2010)
    Higher levels of stress hormones, weaker muscle tone noted, but significance is unclear

  • Depression During Pregnancy Might Affect Baby
    (14-Dec-2010)
    Higher levels of stress hormones, weaker muscle tone noted, but significance is unclear

  • States Now Fund Most Embryonic Stem Cell Research in U.S.
    (14-Dec-2010)
    Study finds federal government still contributes more overall on other types of stem cell research

  • Health Tip: Pregnancy Can Lead to Skin and Hair Changes
    (13-Dec-2010)
    Here's what is possible

  • Researchers Turn Stem Cells Into Intestinal Tissue in Lab
    (13-Dec-2010)
    Feat may further understanding of bowel-related diseases

  • Sperm-Producing Cells Coaxed to Produce Insulin
    (13-Dec-2010)
    Technique let researchers 'cure' diabetes in mice for a week, but effects in humans uncertain

  • FDA Weighs In as Sharing of Breast Milk Booms
    (10-Dec-2010)
    Opinions vary on benefits and risks of milk banks and Web-based outlets

  • U.S. Life Expectancy Drops Slightly
    (09-Dec-2010)
    Deaths from stroke, infant mortality decline, federal report finds

  • Chinese Study Suggests New Way to Test for Genetic Diseases
    (08-Dec-2010)
    Method involves sampling fetal DNA present in mother's blood

  • Chinese Study Suggests New Way to Test for Genetic Diseases
    (08-Dec-2010)
    Method involves sampling fetal DNA present in mother's blood

  • Could Cell Phones Raise Odds for Behavioral Woes in Kids?
    (07-Dec-2010)
    Research suggests exposure to electromagnetic fields before and after birth might play role

  • Could Cell Phones Raise Odds for Behavioral Woes in Kids?
    (07-Dec-2010)
    Research suggests exposure to electromagnetic fields before and after birth might play role

  • Restless Legs in Pregnancy Likely to Recur, Researchers Say
    (06-Dec-2010)
    Among those who developed syndrome, many had later occurrences, study found

  • Common Epilepsy Drug Taken During Pregnancy Might Raise Spina Bifida Risk
    (03-Dec-2010)
    But absolute risk is small with Tegretol, researchers note

  • Outbreaks Signal Another Flu Season, CDC Says
    (03-Dec-2010)
    Georgia now reporting spike in cases among kids, agency says, but vaccine seems to be good match

  • Common Epilepsy Drug Taken During Pregnancy Might Raise Spina Bifida Risk
    (03-Dec-2010)
    But absolute risk is small with Tegretol, researchers note

  • Miscarriages May Raise Heart Attack Risk
    (02-Dec-2010)
    Another factor to consider when evaluating cardiovascular profile, researchers say

  • Miscarriages May Raise Heart Attack Risk
    (02-Dec-2010)
    Another factor to consider when evaluating cardiovascular profile, researchers say

  • Miscarriages May Raise Heart Attack Risk
    (02-Dec-2010)
    Another factor to consider when evaluating cardiovascular profile, researchers say

  • 'Love Hormone' May Boost Men's Memories of Mom -- Good or Bad
    (29-Nov-2010)
    Study puts brain chemical oxytocin's role in new light

  • 'Love Hormone' May Boost Men's Memories of Mom -- Good or Bad
    (29-Nov-2010)
    Study puts brain chemical oxytocin's role in new light

  • Women Taking Certain Epilepsy Drugs Can Safely Breast-Feed, Study Suggests
    (24-Nov-2010)
    Findings could bring valuable guidance to new mothers, experts say

  • No Link Between Heartburn Drugs and Birth Defects: Study
    (24-Nov-2010)
    But experts still urge women to forgo non-essential medications during pregnancy

  • Women Taking Certain Epilepsy Drugs Can Safely Breast-Feed, Study Suggests
    (24-Nov-2010)
    Findings could bring valuable guidance to new mothers, experts say

  • Children Born 'Late Pre-Term' More Prone to Low IQ
    (23-Nov-2010)
    Risk of attention problems at age 6 also rises for those born between 34 and 36 weeks, study finds

  • Gestational Period Depends on Structure of Placenta: Research
    (17-Nov-2010)
    Human pregnancy is longer compared with some other mammals due to limited tissue connections

  • Still Too Many Preterm Births in U.S., Report Finds
    (17-Nov-2010)
    March of Dimes hands out a 'D' in its annual state-by-state report card

  • Still Too Many Preterm Births in U.S., Report Finds
    (17-Nov-2010)
    March of Dimes hands out a 'D' in its annual state-by-state report card

  • Rare, Severe Form of Morning Sickness Appears to Be Genetic
    (16-Nov-2010)
    Pregnant women have 17 times the risk if sister had hyperemesis gravidarum, study finds

  • Study Hints at Stem Cells From Belly Fat as Treatment for Heart Attack
    (16-Nov-2010)
    While results are 'promising,' the research is in its early stages, expert says

  • Painkillers in Pregnancy May Harm Son's Fertility, Study Suggests
    (11-Nov-2010)
    European research links analgesic use to undescended testicles, but U.S. expert says findings are 'weak'

  • Painkillers in Pregnancy May Harm Son's Fertility, Study Suggests
    (11-Nov-2010)
    European research links analgesic use to undescended testicles, but U.S. expert says findings are 'weak'

  • Breast-Feeding Won't Rob Mom of Sleep: Study
    (08-Nov-2010)
    Finding challenges belief that breast-feeding women get less sleep than those who formula-feed

  • Breast-Feeding Won't Rob Mom of Sleep: Study
    (08-Nov-2010)
    Finding challenges belief that breast-feeding women get less sleep than those who formula-feed

  • Teens of Epileptic Mothers May Lag Academically: Study
    (04-Nov-2010)
    Taking more than one anti-seizure drug in pregnancy should be avoided if possible, researchers say

  • Anorexia Linked With Unplanned Pregnancies
    (03-Nov-2010)
    Patients may mistakenly assume they can't conceive, researchers say

  • Dolphins Get By With a Little Help From Their (Female) Friends
    (02-Nov-2010)
    Study finds dolphin moms more successful if aided by female friends, relatives

  • Eating Peanuts While Pregnant May Raise Child's Allergy Risks
    (01-Nov-2010)
    Link found between moms-to-be who consumed them and nut sensitivity in infants

  • Eating Peanuts While Pregnant May Raise Child's Allergy Risks
    (01-Nov-2010)
    Link found between moms-to-be who consumed them and nut sensitivity in infants

  • Egg Donors Happy They Helped Out: Study
    (27-Oct-2010)
    But they profess less 'belief in human goodness' than surrogate moms, researchers say

  • Egg Donors Happy They Helped Out: Study
    (27-Oct-2010)
    But they profess less 'belief in human goodness' than surrogate moms, researchers say

  • Stillbirth Can Be Devastating, Unpredictable
    (26-Oct-2010)
    Doctor whose wife suffered one says more needs to be done to prevent it

  • Dietary Fats Seem to Affect Sperm Quality
    (26-Oct-2010)
    Harvard researchers found downside to saturated and monounsaturated fats

  • Stillbirth Can Be Devastating, Unpredictable
    (26-Oct-2010)
    Doctor whose wife suffered one says more needs to be done to prevent it

  • Weight May Affect a Woman's Fertility
    (25-Oct-2010)
    Obesity, underweight linked to poorer outcomes in studies

  • Weight May Affect a Woman's Fertility
    (25-Oct-2010)
    Obesity, underweight linked to poorer outcomes in studies

  • Weight May Affect a Woman's Fertility
    (25-Oct-2010)
    Obesity, underweight linked to poorer outcomes in studies

  • Mom's Suicide May Raise Child's Odds for Later Suicide Attempt
    (21-Oct-2010)
    Swedish study found a near-doubling of risk, but no such effect if father had killed himself

  • Teen Birth-Rate Disparities Persist Among States
    (20-Oct-2010)
    Overall birth rate for U.S. teens aged 15 to 19 was 41.5 per 1,000 in 2008, CDC says

  • Health Tip: Before You Begin Breast-feeding
    (20-Oct-2010)
    Here are suggestions to help ensure success

  • Teen Birth-Rate Disparities Persist Among States
    (20-Oct-2010)
    Overall birth rate for U.S. teens aged 15 to 19 was 41.5 per 1,000 in 2008, CDC says

  • Pregnancy During Spring May Boost Kid's Risk of Food Allergies
    (20-Oct-2010)
    But whether the effect is causal isn't known, experts say

  • Fish Oil Pills Don't Affect Postpartum Depression: Study
    (19-Oct-2010)
    Also no link to improvements in children's development, Australian study found

  • Hurricanes Linked to Raised 'Fetal Distress' Risk
    (18-Oct-2010)
    Rates spiked after Andrew battered South Florida, researchers say

  • Hurricanes Linked to Raised 'Fetal Distress' Risk
    (18-Oct-2010)
    Rates spiked after Andrew battered South Florida, researchers say

  • Studies Tout Alternative HIV Regimens for Women, Babies
    (13-Oct-2010)
    Current treatment may cause drug resistance later

  • Study Sees Link Between Epilepsy, Infertility
    (11-Oct-2010)
    Drugs used to control the disorder may play a role, experts say

  • Study Sees Link Between Epilepsy, Infertility
    (11-Oct-2010)
    Drugs used to control the disorder may play a role, experts say

  • First Patient Treated in U.S.-Approved Embryonic Stem Cell Trial
    (11-Oct-2010)
    Unnamed individual is receiving controversial cells to treat spinal cord injury

  • Health Tip: When a Working Mother Breast-Feeds
    (08-Oct-2010)
    Suggestions to maintain the milk supply

  • Low Vitality Score at Birth Associated with Cerebral Palsy Risk
    (08-Oct-2010)
    But 90 percent with low scores did not develop the disease, researchers said

  • Low Vitality Score at Birth Associated with Cerebral Palsy Risk
    (08-Oct-2010)
    But 90 percent with low scores did not develop the disease, researchers said

  • Mother's Stress, Interference May Worsen Child's Asthma
    (07-Oct-2010)
    Kids under 7 affected by mom's emotions, but older kids react to being overprotected, study finds

  • Most Americans Back Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Poll
    (07-Oct-2010)
    Wide range of support, including Republicans, Catholics and born-again Christians, Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds

  • Breast-Feeding Less Common for Black Moms
    (06-Oct-2010)
    Many prefer using formula or aren't aware of nursing's benefits, study found

  • Trans Fats While Breast-Feeding May Plump Up Baby
    (06-Oct-2010)
    More research needed to see how mom's fatty diet affects infant's long-term health, study notes

  • Breast-Feeding Less Common for Black Moms
    (06-Oct-2010)
    Many prefer using formula or aren't aware of nursing's benefits, study found

  • Trans Fats While Breast-Feeding May Plump Up Baby
    (06-Oct-2010)
    More research needed to see how mom's fatty diet affects infant's long-term health, study notes

  • Drink or Two a Week While Pregnant Might Not Harm Baby: Study
    (06-Oct-2010)
    But U.S. experts strongly disagree with British finding

  • Drink or Two a Week While Pregnant Might Not Harm Baby: Study
    (06-Oct-2010)
    But U.S. experts strongly disagree with British finding

  • Mom's Flu Shot May Protect Baby After Birth
    (05-Oct-2010)
    Infants exposed to influenza vaccine had less illness, increased antibodies, finds study

  • Mom's Flu Shot May Protect Baby After Birth
    (05-Oct-2010)
    Infants exposed to influenza vaccine had less illness, increased antibodies, finds study

  • Moms' Influence on Kids' Weight Starts in Pregnancy, Study Finds
    (04-Oct-2010)
    But most underestimate their own ability to help stop cycle of obesity, researchers say

  • Video May Help Predict Which Embryos Will Survive IVF
    (04-Oct-2010)
    Researchers say method could improve odds of getting pregnant with in vitro fertilization

  • Video May Help Predict Which Embryos Will Survive IVF
    (04-Oct-2010)
    Researchers say method could improve odds of getting pregnant with in vitro fertilization

  • Lack of Sleep During Pregnancy Ups Risk of High Blood Pressure
    (01-Oct-2010)
    Odds of preeclampsia increased ninefold when sleep was regularly less than five hours, study finds

  • IUD Proposed to Treat Uterine Cancer
    (29-Sep-2010)
    Device releases progestin hormone and helps younger women delay hysterectomy, preserve fertility, researchers say

  • Breast-Feeding for 6 Months May Prevent Infant Infections
    (28-Sep-2010)
    The longer a baby is exclusively breast-fed, the lower the risk, research shows

  • Breast-Feeding for 6 Months May Prevent Infant Infections
    (28-Sep-2010)
    The longer a baby is exclusively breast-fed, the lower the risk, research shows

  • Teens' Mental Health Not Harmed by Abortion, Study Contends
    (28-Sep-2010)
    A professor of human development counters that the study was too small to be reliable, however

  • Pregnant Women Urged to Get Flu Shot
    (17-Sep-2010)
    Public health organizations ask care providers to recommend vaccination for moms-to-be

  • Brain Anomalies Found in Moms With Postpartum Depression
    (16-Sep-2010)
    Differences make it hard for them to connect with their own emotions and their babies, study shows

  • Brain Anomalies Found in Moms With Postpartum Depression
    (16-Sep-2010)
    Differences make it hard for them to connect with their own emotions and their babies, study shows

  • Brain Anomalies Found in Moms With Postpartum Depression
    (16-Sep-2010)
    Differences make it hard for them to connect with their own emotions and their babies, study shows

  • Maternal Deaths Worldwide Decline by One-Third
    (15-Sep-2010)
    But 1,000 such deaths still occur each day, report says

  • Health Tip: Traveling By Air During Pregnancy
    (15-Sep-2010)
    Suggestions for comfortable flying

  • Maternal Deaths Worldwide Decline by One-Third
    (15-Sep-2010)
    But 1,000 such deaths still occur each day, report says

  • Maternal Deaths Worldwide Decline by One-Third
    (15-Sep-2010)
    But 1,000 such deaths still occur each day, report says

  • U.S. Meets Initial Breast-feeding Goal, Falls Short on Others
    (14-Sep-2010)
    Women need more support to make it to 6- and 12- month marks, report says

  • Fast-Freeze May Help Sperm Survive Storage, Study Finds
    (14-Sep-2010)
    Method might pave way for HIV-positive men to donate sperm safely, researchers say

  • In Vitro Fertilization Success Rate Higher in Spring, Study Suggests
    (14-Sep-2010)
    Reproductive expert cautions against waiting for "prime" season, however

  • Test Might Spot Women at High Risk for Pregnancy Complication
    (13-Sep-2010)
    Preeclampsia leads to dangerous spikes in blood pressure, but 'biomarker' test might detect it early, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Control Blood Pressure Before Pregnancy
    (10-Sep-2010)
    And monitor it closely while you're pregnant

  • Male Partners May Be Key Influence on Birth Control Use
    (10-Sep-2010)
    Young women twice as likely to use contraception if their mate strongly favors its use, study finds

  • Study Finds Bariatric Surgery Lowers Gestational Diabetes Risk
    (09-Sep-2010)
    But weight loss procedure has its own set of risks, experts note

  • Smoking Could Harm Sperm, Study Finds
    (09-Sep-2010)
    Other research suggests women who smoke while pregnant impair sons' fertility

  • New Tool Aims to Predict Problems in Preemies
    (09-Sep-2010)
    Method allows early assessment of babies' health risks based on available data, study says

  • Young Parents May Be Especially Prone to Depression
    (08-Sep-2010)
    Greatest risk is during first year after child is born, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Breast-Feeding Benefits Baby
    (03-Sep-2010)
    It's been linked to fewer health problems

  • Even After Leaving Abuser, Moms' Mental Health Declines
    (01-Sep-2010)
    Levels of depression and anxiety still high at least 2 years after escaping abusive relationship, study finds

  • Babies Born Late May Face Small Cerebral Palsy Risk
    (31-Aug-2010)
    But researcher cautioned real risk is still very low for both late-term and pre-term newborns

  • Babies Born Late May Face Small Cerebral Palsy Risk
    (31-Aug-2010)
    But researcher cautioned real risk is still very low for both late-term and pre-term newborns

  • Almost 1 in 3 First-Time Deliveries Now Via C-Section
    (30-Aug-2010)
    More must be done to curb the use of the procedure, which comes with risks, experts say

  • Breast-Feeding May Lower Women's Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
    (27-Aug-2010)
    Women who opted for the bottle had double the odds for the illness later, study found

  • Health Tip: Understanding PCOS
    (27-Aug-2010)
    Symptoms often vary

  • Antibiotics Now Recommended Before C-Sections
    (25-Aug-2010)
    Ob-gyn group says action will prevent infections and not harm newborns

  • Obama to Appeal Stem Cell Ruling
    (25-Aug-2010)
    Experts say judge's injunction on using federal funds effectively halts work in labs across the country

  • Study Suggests Link Between Diet Sodas, Preterm Delivery
    (24-Aug-2010)
    Danish analysis can't prove cause and effect, but experts say moderate consumption 'prudent'

  • Herpes Drugs Won't Raise Birth Defect Risk, Study Finds
    (24-Aug-2010)
    Danish analysis of over 800,000 births shows no link

  • Study Suggests Link Between Diet Sodas, Preterm Delivery
    (24-Aug-2010)
    Danish analysis can't prove cause and effect, but experts say moderate consumption 'prudent'

  • Scientists Dismayed by Stem Cell Research Ruling
    (24-Aug-2010)
    Experts say the injunction on using federal funds effectively halts work in labs across the country

  • Scientists Create Fertile Ground for Growing Stem Cells
    (23-Aug-2010)
    New synthetic surface should 'make it easier for the cells to divide and grow,' they say

  • 'The Pill' Works for Women of all Weights
    (19-Aug-2010)
    For obese women, low-dose oral contraceptives are just as effective as high doses, study shows

  • FDA Approves Emergency Contraceptive
    (14-Aug-2010)
    Called 'ella,' drug delays ovulation, but opponents say it's another abortion pill

  • Stress Might Interfere With Conception
    (12-Aug-2010)
    In study, higher levels of anxiety-related compound was tied to lower pregnancy rate

  • Stress Might Interfere With Conception
    (12-Aug-2010)
    In study, higher levels of anxiety-related compound was tied to lower pregnancy rate

  • Stem Cell Treatment May Offer Hope Against Fatal Skin Disorder
    (11-Aug-2010)
    Therapy's potential could extend beyond care of epidermolysis bullosa, researchers say

  • Women Can Safely Get Pregnant Right After Miscarriage, Study Shows
    (06-Aug-2010)
    Expert says this suggests it's safe to 'try again' immediately afterwards

  • Women Can Safely Get Pregnant Right After Miscarriage, Study Shows
    (06-Aug-2010)
    Expert says this suggests it's safe to 'try again' immediately afterwards

  • Women Can Safely Get Pregnant Right After Miscarriage, Study Shows
    (06-Aug-2010)
    Expert says this suggests it's safe to 'try again' immediately afterwards

  • More Weight Gain in Pregnancy May Mean Heavier Baby: Study
    (04-Aug-2010)
    It's another reason for moms-to-be to maintain a healthy weight, researchers say

  • More Weight Gain in Pregnancy May Mean Heavier Baby: Study
    (04-Aug-2010)
    It's another reason for moms-to-be to maintain a healthy weight, researchers say

  • Signs of Autism May Show in Early Infancy
    (03-Aug-2010)
    Abnormal arm muscle tone, visual processing evident in month-old babies, study says

  • Health Tip: Confined to Bed While Pregnant
    (03-Aug-2010)
    Ask your doctor what's permissible

  • Mom's Weight Before Pregnancy May Affect Weight of Child
    (30-Jul-2010)
    Women overweight/obese before conceiving more likely to have overweight/obese kids: study

  • Mom's Weight Before Pregnancy May Affect Weight of Child
    (30-Jul-2010)
    Women overweight/obese before conceiving more likely to have overweight/obese kids: study

  • For Some Female Birds, Infidelity Boosts Offspring's Survival
    (28-Jul-2010)
    Seychelles warblers pair up for life, but females often go elsewhere to sire their young, research shows

  • Mom's Affection Helps Babies Grow Into Less Stressed Adults
    (27-Jul-2010)
    Study finds link between maternal attention, child's mental state decades later

  • Delivering Babies Even a Few Weeks Early Ups Respiratory Risks
    (27-Jul-2010)
    Study finds greatly raised odds, but rates of planned, preterm C-sections remain high, experts note

  • Radiation for Childhood Cancer Can Boost Risk of Stillbirth Later
    (23-Jul-2010)
    Study found when woman's uterus, ovaries had been exposed at young age, risk was up to 12 times greater

  • HIV-Positive Women Who Want to Conceive Feel Stigma: Survey
    (23-Jul-2010)
    Many felt health-care providers judged them negatively, results showed

  • Radiation for Childhood Cancer Can Boost Risk of Stillbirth Later
    (23-Jul-2010)
    Study found when woman's uterus, ovaries had been exposed at young age, risk was up to 12 times greater

  • Signs of Thyroid Trouble Tied to Raised Pregnancy Complication
    (22-Jul-2010)
    Placental separation 3 times more likely if antibodies linked to gland disease are high, study shows

  • Signs of Thyroid Trouble Tied to Raised Pregnancy Complication
    (22-Jul-2010)
    Placental separation 3 times more likely if antibodies linked to gland disease are high, study shows

  • Signs of Thyroid Trouble Tied to Raised Pregnancy Complication
    (22-Jul-2010)
    Placental separation 3 times more likely if antibodies linked to gland disease are high, study shows

  • Vaginal Delivery May Be OK After C-Section
    (21-Jul-2010)
    Many women should be offered a 'trial of labor,' new guidelines say

  • Moderate Caffeine Intake Safe During Pregnancy, Experts Say
    (21-Jul-2010)
    A cup a day not linked to miscarriage or preterm birth, new guidelines suggest

  • Damage From Binge-Drinking in Pregnancy Worsens With Age
    (21-Jul-2010)
    Children of women 30 or older suffered greater harm from prenatal exposure to alcohol, researchers find

  • Prenatal Vitamin Levels a Concern After Weight Loss Surgery
    (21-Jul-2010)
    Child born blind because of vitamin A deficiency, study says

  • Moderate Caffeine Intake Safe During Pregnancy, Experts Say
    (21-Jul-2010)
    A cup a day not linked to miscarriage or preterm birth, new guidelines suggest

  • Vaginal Delivery May Be OK After C-Section
    (21-Jul-2010)
    Many women should be offered a 'trial of labor,' new guidelines say

  • Damage From Binge-Drinking in Pregnancy Worsens With Age
    (21-Jul-2010)
    Children of women 30 or older suffered greater harm from prenatal exposure to alcohol, researchers find

  • Prenatal Vitamin Levels a Concern After Weight Loss Surgery
    (21-Jul-2010)
    Child born blind because of vitamin A deficiency, study says

  • Moderate Caffeine Intake Safe During Pregnancy, Experts Say
    (21-Jul-2010)
    A cup a day not linked to miscarriage or preterm birth, new guidelines suggest

  • Damage From Binge-Drinking in Pregnancy Worsens With Age
    (21-Jul-2010)
    Children of women 30 or older suffered greater harm from prenatal exposure to alcohol, researchers find

  • Procedure Rejuvenates Aging Arteries in Pigs
    (21-Jul-2010)
    Combination of nanoparticles and stem cells cleans, heals clogged vessel walls, study shows

  • Many HIV-Exposed Infants in Africa Don't Get Protective Drug, Study Shows
    (20-Jul-2010)
    Only half got minimal dose at clinics studied; expanded global programs urged

  • Many HIV-Exposed Infants in Africa Don't Get Protective Drug, Study Shows
    (20-Jul-2010)
    Only half got minimal dose at clinics studied; expanded global programs urged

  • Study Suggests Higher Cancer Rate Among IVF Babies
    (19-Jul-2010)
    But researchers found no direct cause-and-effect with assisted reproduction technology

  • Study Suggests Higher Cancer Rate Among IVF Babies
    (19-Jul-2010)
    But researchers found no direct cause-and-effect with assisted reproduction technology

  • Better Way to Predict Success of Second IVF Attempt?
    (19-Jul-2010)
    Data gleaned from first try can help gauge odds of pregnancy the next time, researchers say

  • Mom's Mental State Influenced Kids' Well-Being After 9/11: Study
    (15-Jul-2010)
    Children fared worse when mothers struggled with PTSD, depression, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Considering a Midwife?
    (15-Jul-2010)
    Information that you should know

  • Human Sperm Gene Hasn't Changed for 600 Million Years
    (15-Jul-2010)
    This DNA is shared across species and seems 'so important it can't change,' researcher says

  • Brain Grows Quickest in Areas Where Apes, Humans Vary: Study
    (13-Jul-2010)
    Research focuses on cerebral cortex, seat of higher mental functions

  • History of Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes Helps Predict Its Return
    (12-Jul-2010)
    Women who developed the condition before have much greater risk of recurrence, study finds

  • Coping Therapies Unlikely to Ease Kids' Stem Cell Treatment: Study
    (12-Jul-2010)
    Massage, relaxation intervention produced no significant benefits, researchers say

  • U.S. Report on Kids' Health Brings Mixed Results
    (09-Jul-2010)
    Preterm births and teen pregnancy are down, but recession means more children now living in poverty

  • Experts Believe Many Birth Defects Are Preventable
    (02-Jul-2010)
    A mother's healthy lifestyle, even before conception, can make a difference, they say

  • For Parents With Spina Bifida, a Healthy Daughter
    (02-Jul-2010)

  • Experts Believe Many Birth Defects Are Preventable
    (02-Jul-2010)
    A mother's healthy lifestyle, even before conception, can make a difference, they say

  • Preterm Births Rarely Discussed With Doctors
    (30-Jun-2010)
    Survey found 40 percent of women who had had one weren't told of increased risk of another

  • Preterm Births Rarely Discussed With Doctors
    (30-Jun-2010)
    Survey found 40 percent of women who had had one weren't told of increased risk of another

  • Preterm Births Rarely Discussed With Doctors
    (30-Jun-2010)
    Survey found 40 percent of women who had had one weren't told of increased risk of another

  • More Young Moms-to-Be Treated for Meth, Marijuana Abuse
    (29-Jun-2010)
    But alcohol admissions dropped over 15 years, U.S. study finds

  • When Parents Smoke, Kids' Weight, Behavior May Suffer
    (28-Jun-2010)
    Research suggests tie between lighting up and child's health, although cause-and-effect not clear

  • Blood Test May One Day Predict Menopause, Researchers Say
    (28-Jun-2010)
    Level of hormone is predictor, but more studies needed to verify it works

  • Blood Test May One Day Predict Menopause, Researchers Say
    (28-Jun-2010)
    Level of hormone is predictor, but more studies needed to verify it works

  • Blood Test May One Day Predict Menopause, Researchers Say
    (28-Jun-2010)
    Level of hormone is predictor, but more studies needed to verify it works

  • Vitamins May Not Curb High Blood Pressure in Pregnant Diabetics
    (27-Jun-2010)
    In study, vitamins C, E supplements had little effect on preeclampsia

  • Study Clears Cell Phone Towers of Childhood Cancer Connection
    (23-Jun-2010)
    Proximity during pregnancy doesn't appear to raise risk of leukemia, brain tumors, researchers say

  • Labor Induction May Boost C-Section Risk
    (22-Jun-2010)
    One in five cesareans due to 'failed inductions,' researchers find

  • Thyroid Function at High End of Normal Tied to Miscarriage Risk
    (22-Jun-2010)
    Pregnant women should be screened according to stricter standards, experts suggest

  • Thyroid Function at High End of Normal Tied to Miscarriage Risk
    (22-Jun-2010)
    Pregnant women should be screened according to stricter standards, experts suggest

  • Thyroid Function at High End of Normal Tied to Miscarriage Risk
    (22-Jun-2010)
    Pregnant women should be screened according to stricter standards, experts suggest

  • Labor Induction May Boost C-Section Risk
    (22-Jun-2010)
    One in five cesareans due to 'failed inductions,' researchers find

  • Delivery Method May Determine the Bacteria Babies Acquire
    (21-Jun-2010)
    Finding may explain why C-section babies seem more likely to develop allergies, asthma, study suggests

  • Flame Retardant May Up Risk of Thyroid Problems in Pregnancy
    (21-Jun-2010)
    Findings worrisome because thyroid hormones play critical role in fetal development, researchers say

  • Flame Retardant May Up Risk of Thyroid Problems in Pregnancy
    (21-Jun-2010)
    Findings worrisome because thyroid hormones play critical role in fetal development, researchers say

  • FDA Panel Backs New 'Morning After' Pill
    (18-Jun-2010)
    Marketed as ellaOne in Europe, it extends window of emergency contraception, but opponents see it as abortion drug

  • Iodine Levels a Worry as Salt Use Declines
    (17-Jun-2010)
    Pregnant women and infants are of particular concern to thyroid experts

  • Antiretrovirals During Breast-Feeding Shield Babies From HIV, Study Shows
    (16-Jun-2010)
    In sub-Saharan Africa, many avoid formula due to unsanitary water, expense, experts note

  • Common Birth Defect Likely Inherited
    (15-Jun-2010)
    Pyloric stenosis renders babies unable to pass food through intestine, researchers explain

  • Tiniest Babies Don't Hurt Family Health in Long Run
    (10-Jun-2010)
    Study finds few differences compared to normal weight peers by young adulthood

  • Quitting Smoking Before Pregnancy Could Save Babies' Lives
    (10-Jun-2010)
    CDC study finds many deaths from prematurity, SIDS could be prevented

  • Tiniest Babies Don't Hurt Family Health in Long Run
    (10-Jun-2010)
    Study finds few differences compared to normal weight peers by young adulthood

  • Quitting Smoking Before Pregnancy Could Save Babies' Lives
    (10-Jun-2010)
    CDC study finds many deaths from prematurity, SIDS could be prevented

  • Epilepsy Drug Linked to Serious Birth Defects
    (09-Jun-2010)
    Taking valproic acid ups risk of brain, heart, limb defects in babies, review shows

  • Childhood Adversity May Affect Pregnancy Later in Life
    (08-Jun-2010)
    Study links family issues and neglect to premature births and small babies

  • Childhood Adversity May Affect Pregnancy Later in Life
    (08-Jun-2010)
    Study links family issues and neglect to premature births and small babies

  • Health Tip: Understanding Fifth Disease
    (04-Jun-2010)
    The viral infection is common in children

  • Health Tip: Understanding Fifth Disease
    (04-Jun-2010)
    The viral infection is common in children

  • More Than 40% of U.S. Teens Have Had Sex
    (02-Jun-2010)
    One-quarter of them would be pleased with a pregnancy resulting from it, report shows

  • Risk of Miscarriage Linked to Antidepressants
    (01-Jun-2010)
    Researcher advises against Paxil, Effexor during first trimester, but other experts downplay risk

  • Mom's Extra Pregnancy Pounds May Raise Child's Heart Risks
    (01-Jun-2010)
    But optimal weight gain for best outcomes still unclear, study says

  • Risk of Miscarriage Linked to Antidepressants
    (01-Jun-2010)
    Researcher advises against Paxil, Effexor during first trimester, but other experts downplay risk

  • Potential New Source of Stem Cells for Heart Repair
    (28-May-2010)
    Amniotic membrane used by Japanese researchers to rejuvenate damaged heart muscle in rats

  • Potential New Source of Stem Cells for Heart Repair
    (28-May-2010)
    Amniotic membrane used by Japanese researchers to rejuvenate damaged heart muscle in rats

  • Waiting to Clamp the Umbilical Cord May Be Better for Babies
    (26-May-2010)
    Cord blood and stem cells continue to flow to newborn in minutes after birth, review finds

  • Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals Linked to Breast Cancer Risk
    (26-May-2010)
    BPA, DES affected offspring of pregnant mice, researchers found

  • 'The Pill' Is Birth Control Favorite in U.S.
    (26-May-2010)
    Next most common method is female sterilization, study shows

  • Waiting to Clamp the Umbilical Cord May Be Better for Babies
    (26-May-2010)
    Cord blood and stem cells continue to flow to newborn in minutes after birth, review finds

  • Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals Linked to Breast Cancer Risk
    (26-May-2010)
    BPA, DES affected offspring of pregnant mice, researchers found

  • Waiting to Clamp the Umbilical Cord May Be Better for Babies
    (26-May-2010)
    Cord blood and stem cells continue to flow to newborn in minutes after birth, review finds

  • Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Linked to Gene Change
    (25-May-2010)
    Certain variants make it more likely babies will acquire the AIDS-causing virus, researchers say

  • Fewer Boys Born Following 9/11 Attacks
    (25-May-2010)
    Researchers suggest 'communal grieving' might have been felt across the country

  • Fewer Boys Born Following 9/11 Attacks
    (25-May-2010)
    Researchers suggest 'communal grieving' might have been felt across the country

  • Fewer Boys Born Following 9/11 Attacks
    (25-May-2010)
    Researchers suggest 'communal grieving' might have been felt across the country

  • Women Born Early More Apt to Have Preterm Baby
    (24-May-2010)
    Study suggests an inherited predisposition to delivering early

  • H1N1 Pandemic Flu Hits Pregnant Women Hard
    (24-May-2010)
    Study underscores need for expectant moms to get flu shot, expert says

  • Female-to-Male HIV Transmission Risk Doubles During Pregnancy
    (24-May-2010)
    More research is needed to explore reasons why, study authors say

  • Women Born Early More Apt to Have Preterm Baby
    (24-May-2010)
    Study suggests an inherited predisposition to delivering early

  • H1N1 Pandemic Flu Hits Pregnant Women Hard
    (24-May-2010)
    Study underscores need for expectant moms to get flu shot, expert says

  • Women Born Early More Apt to Have Preterm Baby
    (24-May-2010)
    Study suggests an inherited predisposition to delivering early

  • H1N1 Pandemic Flu Hits Pregnant Women Hard
    (24-May-2010)
    Study underscores need for expectant moms to get flu shot, expert says

  • Yoga's Benefits Outweigh Risks for Pregnant Women
    (23-May-2010)
    Performed properly, it helps build strength and flexibility, aids relaxation, experts say

  • IVF, Fertility Drugs Might Boost Autism Risk
    (19-May-2010)
    Two studies show a link, but experts say risk to any one child remains low

  • C-Sections May Raise Celiac Disease Risk in Offspring
    (18-May-2010)
    But study found no link between cesarean births, other inflammatory bowel conditions

  • Health Tip: Take a Childbirth Class
    (18-May-2010)
    Here's what you can learn

  • Postpartum Depression Can Strike New Dads
    (18-May-2010)
    1 in 10 men is affected, and a depressed partner can raise the risk, study finds

  • For Preemies, Better Use of Oxygen Improves Survival
    (17-May-2010)
    Common sleep apnea treatment seems to help early babies, too

  • Technique Might Boost Women's Fertility
    (17-May-2010)
    Scientists find way to awaken dormant ovarian follicles, produce more eggs

  • Low Umbilical Cord pH Tied to Death, Brain Damage
    (14-May-2010)
    Review reveals 'strong and consistent association'

  • Many Pregnant Woman Not Getting Enough Vitamin D
    (13-May-2010)
    Simple blood test could spot those who need more supplementation, study suggests

  • Many Pregnant Woman Not Getting Enough Vitamin D
    (13-May-2010)
    Simple blood test could spot those who need more supplementation, study suggests

  • Many Pregnant Woman Not Getting Enough Vitamin D
    (13-May-2010)
    Simple blood test could spot those who need more supplementation, study suggests

  • Effort to Cure Some Types of Hearing Loss Gets Big Boost
    (13-May-2010)
    Scientists used mice to create functional inner-ear cells

  • Talking to Mom by Phone May Relieve a Daughter's Stress
    (12-May-2010)
    Her voice works as well as a hug in regulating hormones in girls' brains, study finds

  • Some Women Lack Strong Feelings About Motherhood
    (11-May-2010)
    Nearly one-quarter of those surveyed were 'OK either way'

  • Preterm Birth Rates Declining, U.S. Report Shows
    (11-May-2010)
    While experts think the news is good, they stop short of calling it a trend

  • Some Women Lack Strong Feelings About Motherhood
    (11-May-2010)
    Nearly one-quarter of those surveyed were 'OK either way'

  • Some Women Lack Strong Feelings About Motherhood
    (11-May-2010)
    Nearly one-quarter of those surveyed were 'OK either way'

  • Preterm Birth Rates Declining, U.S. Report Shows
    (11-May-2010)
    While experts think the news is good, they stop short of calling it a trend

  • Preterm Birth Rates Declining, U.S. Report Shows
    (11-May-2010)
    While experts think the news is good, they stop short of calling it a trend

  • Breast-Fed Babies Know When to Say When
    (10-May-2010)
    Cues, which bottle-fed infants don't learn, seem to help later on, study suggests

  • Does Mom Need Help to Stop Smoking?
    (09-May-2010)
    Online support program might be an appropriate Mother's Day gift

  • The Pill Turns 50
    (07-May-2010)
    Oral contraceptives altered the social and sexual landscape in ways expected and unexpected

  • Gulf Oil Spill Could Threaten Human Health
    (07-May-2010)
    Short-term effects include skin and respiratory woes, while longer-term risks are uncertain

  • The Pill Turns 50
    (07-May-2010)
    Oral contraceptives altered the social and sexual landscape in ways expected and unexpected

  • Drinking While Pregnant Tied to Rare Leukemia in Offspring
    (06-May-2010)
    There's no safe amount of alcohol for women during this time, experts say

  • Babies' Responses to Prenatal Stress Differ by Gender
    (05-May-2010)
    Boys, girls adjust their growth patterns in distinctive ways, study finds

  • Smoking While Pregnant May Raise Psychiatric Risks in Kids
    (04-May-2010)
    Study found the more cigarettes a woman smoked, the greater the chances

  • Abortion Rates Rising Among the Poor
    (04-May-2010)
    Recession-related worries about family size partly responsible for trend, study finds

  • Smoking While Pregnant May Raise Psychiatric Risks in Kids
    (04-May-2010)
    Study found the more cigarettes a woman smoked, the greater the chances

  • DHA Supplements for Mom Good for Preemies
    (03-May-2010)
    Leads to higher levels in breast milk of fatty acid that promotes brain development, researchers find

  • Effects of TV, Drug Exposures in Early Life May Be Long-Lasting
    (03-May-2010)
    Fetal and early childhood environment helps shape later outcomes, studies show

  • DHA Supplements for Mom Good for Preemies
    (03-May-2010)
    Leads to higher levels in breast milk of fatty acid that promotes brain development, researchers find

  • Effects of TV, Drug Exposures in Early Life May Be Long-Lasting
    (03-May-2010)
    Fetal and early childhood environment helps shape later outcomes, studies show

  • DHA Supplements for Mom Good for Preemies
    (03-May-2010)
    Leads to higher levels in breast milk of fatty acid that promotes brain development, researchers find

  • DHA Supplements for Mom Good for Preemies
    (03-May-2010)
    Leads to higher levels in breast milk of fatty acid that promotes brain development, researchers find

  • Effects of TV, Drug Exposures in Early Life May Be Long-Lasting
    (03-May-2010)
    Fetal and early childhood environment helps shape later outcomes, studies show

  • Probiotics Beneficial for Tiniest Preemies
    (01-May-2010)
    Supplements help underweight babies gain pounds, researchers find

  • Probiotics Beneficial for Tiniest Preemies
    (01-May-2010)
    Supplements help underweight babies gain pounds, researchers find

  • Taking Flu Drugs While Pregnant Appears to Be Safe: Study
    (30-Apr-2010)
    Expectant moms who took Tamiflu, Relenza or Flumadine had no adverse effects, researchers say

  • New Hope for Infertile Young Women
    (30-Apr-2010)
    Many whose periods have stopped still have immature eggs, researchers find

  • Taking Flu Drugs While Pregnant Appears to Be Safe: Study
    (30-Apr-2010)
    Expectant moms who took Tamiflu, Relenza or Flumadine had no adverse effects, researchers say

  • U.S. Infant Deaths on the Decline
    (30-Apr-2010)
    But the U.S. still fares worse than many other countries, CDC experts say

  • Taking Flu Drugs While Pregnant Appears to Be Safe: Study
    (30-Apr-2010)
    Expectant moms who took Tamiflu, Relenza or Flumadine had no adverse effects, researchers say

  • Sunlight May Play Role in Multiple Sclerosis Risk
    (29-Apr-2010)
    Adequate vitamin D in months before birth could be key, Australian study suggests

  • Severe Morning Sickness Passed From Moms to Daughters
    (29-Apr-2010)
    Debilitating condition can sometimes require hospitalization, experts point out

  • Sunlight May Play Role in Multiple Sclerosis Risk
    (29-Apr-2010)
    Adequate vitamin D in months before birth could be key, Australian study suggests

  • Bone Stem Cells Located
    (27-Apr-2010)
    Next step is to harness them to repair damaged or malformed bone, study says

  • Youngest Preemies' Survival Rate Unchanged
    (22-Apr-2010)
    Babies born at 22, 23 weeks living only days longer despite treatment advances, study finds

  • Youngest Preemies' Survival Rate Unchanged
    (22-Apr-2010)
    Babies born at 22, 23 weeks living only days longer despite treatment advances, study finds

  • Cell Transplantation Eyed as Treatment for Cerebral Palsy
    (22-Apr-2010)
    Researchers saw neurological function improve without serious side effects

  • H1N1 Flu Hit Pregnant Women Hard
    (20-Apr-2010)
    Getting treatment quickly was key to avoiding life-threatening illness, CDC study found

  • Health Tip: At Risk for Gestational Diabetes?
    (16-Apr-2010)
    Who is more likely to develop diabetes while pregnant

  • Maternal Deaths Continue to Decline
    (14-Apr-2010)
    Nearly 80% of fatalities are in 21 countries, study finds

  • Health Tip: Coping With Postpartum Depression
    (14-Apr-2010)
    Depression during and after pregnancy

  • Weight-Loss Surgery May Ease Childbirth Risks
    (14-Apr-2010)
    Blood pressure problems fall 75 percent after procedure, study finds

  • Maternal Deaths Continue to Decline
    (14-Apr-2010)
    Nearly 80% of fatalities are in 21 countries, study finds

  • Weight-Loss Surgery May Ease Childbirth Risks
    (14-Apr-2010)
    Blood pressure problems fall 75 percent after procedure, study finds

  • Magnets Might Boost Stem Cell Therapy
    (13-Apr-2010)
    In animal studies, they drew more stem cells to damaged heart tissue

  • Obesity in Pregnancy Ups Risk of Heart Defect in Baby
    (09-Apr-2010)
    The heavier a woman is, the greater the danger, researchers say

  • Obesity in Pregnancy Ups Risk of Heart Defect in Baby
    (09-Apr-2010)
    The heavier a woman is, the greater the danger, researchers say

  • Scientists Grow Replacement Blood Vessels From Stem Cells
    (09-Apr-2010)
    These grafts worked well in animals, but testing in humans is still a few years off

  • Kids Need Parents' Help in Managing Type 1 Diabetes
    (07-Apr-2010)
    Adherence to treatment declines if adults fail to monitor, study finds

  • Vitamins C, E Won't Cut Risk of Pregnancy-Linked Hypertension
    (07-Apr-2010)
    Large study casts doubt on theory that antioxidant nutrients might help prevent preeclampsia

  • U.S. Teen Birth Rate Drops
    (06-Apr-2010)
    And the number of women delaying motherhood until their 40s grows, CDC report finds

  • Wider Breast-Feeding Could Save Babies' Lives
    (05-Apr-2010)
    It could also save U.S. $13 billion a year, study finds

  • Wider Breast-Feeding Could Save Babies' Lives
    (05-Apr-2010)
    It could also save U.S. $13 billion a year, study finds

  • For Many Couples, Toll of Miscarriage Lingers
    (05-Apr-2010)
    Study finds relationships often founder after failed pregnancy

  • Expectant Mom's Exercise Keeps Newborn's Birth Weight Down
    (05-Apr-2010)
    May lower baby's risk of obesity later in life, research suggests

  • Cost-Effective Program Helps Prevent Repeat Teen Births
    (05-Apr-2010)
    Computer-assisted intervention benefits high-risk, low-income girls, study finds

  • Working Wives Still Expected to Do It All, Study Finds
    (03-Apr-2010)
    Women whose husbands work 60 hours or more a week often quit their own jobs, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Some Women Are More Prone for Breech Birth
    (02-Apr-2010)
    When it's more common

  • Only 1 in 4 Pregnant Women Gets Enough Exercise
    (02-Apr-2010)
    U.S. guidelines urge 150 minutes of moderate activity per week, experts say

  • New Clues to Pregnancy-Associated Breast Cancer
    (02-Apr-2010)
    Inflammatory gene activity found in women who've given birth may raise risk, study finds

  • In Pregnancy, Leg Clots More Likely on Left Side
    (30-Mar-2010)
    Doctors should be alert for this common condition, researchers say

  • Black Women in U.S. Comfortable With Formula Feeding
    (29-Mar-2010)
    Study suggests this may be why they are less likely to breast-feed than other women

  • Black Women in U.S. Comfortable With Formula Feeding
    (29-Mar-2010)
    Study suggests this may be why they are less likely to breast-feed than other women

  • Bone Marrow Cancer Patients May Benefit From Drug Combo
    (29-Mar-2010)
    Small study had successful results in myelodysplastic syndrome patients

  • Long-Term Breast-Feeding Tied to More Aggressive Cancers
    (26-Mar-2010)
    Though nursing is thought to reduce risk, more advanced tumors noted in study

  • Pregnancy May Protect Breast Cancer Survivors
    (26-Mar-2010)
    Finding important because more women are delaying motherhood, researchers say

  • Pregnancy May Protect Breast Cancer Survivors
    (26-Mar-2010)
    Finding important because more women are delaying motherhood, researchers say

  • Black Women Least Likely to Breast-Feed in U.S.
    (25-Mar-2010)
    Just over half attempt it, compared to about three-quarters of whites, Hispanics, CDC says

  • Black Women Least Likely to Breast-Feed in U.S.
    (25-Mar-2010)
    Just over half attempt it, compared to about three-quarters of whites, Hispanics, CDC says

  • Gene Holds Key to Embryonic Stem Cell Rejuvenation
    (24-Mar-2010)
    Discovery could pave way for advances in cancer and aging research, report suggests

  • Cesarean Rates Reach Record High
    (23-Mar-2010)
    At least 32 percent of U.S. births are by C-section, up by 53 percent in a decade

  • Cesarean Rates Reach Record High
    (23-Mar-2010)
    At least 32 percent of U.S. births are by C-section, up by 53 percent in a decade

  • Cesarean Rates Reach Record High
    (23-Mar-2010)
    At least 32 percent of U.S. births are by C-section, up by 53 percent in a decade

  • Too Many Infants Short on Vitamin D
    (22-Mar-2010)
    Most should be getting supplement to meet 400 IU daily requirement, study finds

  • Swine Flu in Pregnancy Leads Some to ICU
    (19-Mar-2010)
    Moms-to-be more likely to become critically ill than others, study finds

  • Pregnancy Dampens Memory
    (19-Mar-2010)
    Small study found expectant moms performed poorly on spatial recognition tests

  • Health Tip: Medications and Breast Feeding
    (18-Mar-2010)
    What's safe to take?

  • Prenatal Stress May Boost Baby's Asthma Risk
    (18-Mar-2010)
    Strategies may be needed to promote well-being in pregnancy, researcher says

  • Sexual Desire, Satisfaction Don't Diminish During Pregnancy
    (17-Mar-2010)
    Study found first, second trimesters don't mean lowered interest for most women

  • Meth Exposure May Be Worse for Fetus Than Alcohol
    (17-Mar-2010)
    Drug abuse treatment essential for pregnant women, researchers say

  • Sexual Desire, Satisfaction Don't Diminish During Pregnancy
    (17-Mar-2010)
    Study found first, second trimesters don't mean lowered interest for most women

  • Stem Cells Might One Day Treat Severe Asthma
    (15-Mar-2010)
    Mouse study suggests treatment aimed at immune system could work in humans

  • Health Tip: Having an Epidural
    (12-Mar-2010)
    For some women, there are risks

  • Scientists Find Stem Cells in Hair That Can Become Skin
    (11-Mar-2010)
    Finding could lead to better wound care, baldness treatments, experts say

  • Panel Finds Many Women Can Avoid Repeat C-Sections
    (10-Mar-2010)
    Vaginal delivery after Cesarean often safe, but roadblocks remain, experts say

  • 1 in 5 At-Risk U.S. Babies Doesn't Get Hepatitis B Vaccine
    (08-Mar-2010)
    Researchers urge hospitals to vaccinate all children

  • Breast-Feeding Helps Mom Stay Slimmer Later in Life
    (08-Mar-2010)
    Whether benefit actually stems from overall healthier lifestyle remains unclear

  • 1 in 5 At-Risk U.S. Babies Doesn't Get Hepatitis B Vaccine
    (08-Mar-2010)
    Researchers urge hospitals to vaccinate all children

  • Treating Gum Disease May Thwart Preterm Births
    (05-Mar-2010)
    Fewer women who had successful periodontal treatment gave birth early, study finds

  • Treating Gum Disease May Thwart Preterm Births
    (05-Mar-2010)
    Fewer women who had successful periodontal treatment gave birth early, study finds

  • Health Tip: Storing Breast Milk
    (04-Mar-2010)
    How to do it safely

  • Twice as Many Women May Soon Be Diagnosed With Gestational Diabetes
    (26-Feb-2010)
    Stricter guidelines take birth complications into account, researcher says

  • Twice as Many Women May Soon Be Diagnosed With Gestational Diabetes
    (26-Feb-2010)
    Stricter guidelines take birth complications into account, researcher says

  • Twice as Many Women May Soon Be Diagnosed With Gestational Diabetes
    (26-Feb-2010)
    Stricter guidelines take birth complications into account, researcher says

  • Black Women at Higher Risk of Birth-Related Heart Problem
    (24-Feb-2010)
    But specific genetic risks for peripartum cardiomyopathy still need to be identified

  • Two Babies Born a Year Apart After Ovary Transplant
    (24-Feb-2010)
    First reported case where procedure led to natural second pregnancy

  • Black Women at Higher Risk of Birth-Related Heart Problem
    (24-Feb-2010)
    But specific genetic risks for peripartum cardiomyopathy still need to be identified

  • Two Babies Born a Year Apart After Ovary Transplant
    (24-Feb-2010)
    First reported case where procedure led to natural second pregnancy

  • Black Women at Higher Risk of Birth-Related Heart Problem
    (24-Feb-2010)
    But specific genetic risks for peripartum cardiomyopathy still need to be identified

  • Heart Stem Cells Move Closer to Human Treatments
    (24-Feb-2010)
    'Patch' for damaged heart is just one of several promising developments

  • Antidepressants in Pregnancy May Delay Developmental Milestones
    (23-Feb-2010)
    Children exposed in womb slower to sit without support, walk, study finds

  • Excessive Weight Gain During Pregnancy Raises Gestational Diabetes Risk
    (22-Feb-2010)
    Women who pack on more pounds than recommended are most susceptible, researchers say

  • Acupuncture May Ease Depression During Pregnancy
    (22-Feb-2010)
    In study, response rate almost 20 percent higher with depression-specific acupuncture

  • Health Tip: Getting a Fetal Ultrasound
    (17-Feb-2010)
    What the diagnostic may reveal

  • Bilingualism Might Begin in the Womb
    (17-Feb-2010)
    Newborns of moms who spoke more than one language paid attention to both, study found

  • Research Sheds Light on Increasing Cerebral Palsy Rates Among Preemies
    (12-Feb-2010)
    Findings suggest link to umbilical cord inflammation

  • Health Tip: Risk Factors for Postpartum Depression
    (12-Feb-2010)
    They make depression after pregnancy more likely

  • TV Dramas Can Be More Persuasive Than News Reports
    (11-Feb-2010)
    Birth control study found fictional presentation swayed young women more than documentary

  • Drinking Milk While Pregnant May Lower Kids' MS Risk
    (09-Feb-2010)
    Finding suggests that the effect of vitamin D begins in the womb, expert says

  • Mom's Lifestyle in Early Pregnancy Affects Baby's Size
    (09-Feb-2010)
    Smoking, low folic acid, high blood pressure restrict fetal growth, study finds

  • Drinking Milk While Pregnant May Lower Kids' MS Risk
    (09-Feb-2010)
    Finding suggests that the effect of vitamin D begins in the womb, expert says

  • Mom's Lifestyle in Early Pregnancy Affects Baby's Size
    (09-Feb-2010)
    Smoking, low folic acid, high blood pressure restrict fetal growth, study finds

  • Older Moms More Apt to Have Autistic Child
    (08-Feb-2010)
    Dad's age didn't matter unless father was older, mom much younger, study found

  • Stem Cell Research Makes Another Advance
    (08-Feb-2010)
    Using a new method, scientists reprogram adult cells to develop into myriad cell types

  • Fibroids May Raise Risk of Stillbirth
    (07-Feb-2010)
    Monitoring fetal growth in women with these tumors advisable, study says

  • Fibroids May Raise Risk of Stillbirth
    (07-Feb-2010)
    Monitoring fetal growth in women with these tumors advisable, study says

  • Screening for Spinal Muscular Atrophy Not Cost-Effective: Study
    (05-Feb-2010)
    But testing of high-risk couples could be viable, researchers say

  • Depression in Pregnancy May Lead to Antisocial Teens
    (05-Feb-2010)
    To break unhealthy cycle, some moms-to-be may need special support, researchers say

  • Agricultural Chemical Spray Linked to Birth Defect Risk
    (05-Feb-2010)
    Infant abdominal hernia rates higher near farms using atrazine, research shows

  • With C-Section, Stitches May Be Best
    (04-Feb-2010)
    More complications noted with staples than sutures, study finds

  • Natural Delivery OK in Cases of Intrauterine Growth Restriction
    (04-Feb-2010)
    Women can choose to wait or be induced as either choice is acceptable, study says

  • Genes May Influence Preterm Births
    (04-Feb-2010)
    Findings could lead to preventive treatment, researchers say

  • Natural Delivery OK in Cases of Intrauterine Growth Restriction
    (04-Feb-2010)
    Women can choose to wait or be induced as either choice is acceptable, study says

  • Genes May Influence Preterm Births
    (04-Feb-2010)
    Findings could lead to preventive treatment, researchers say

  • Genes May Influence Preterm Births
    (04-Feb-2010)
    Findings could lead to preventive treatment, researchers say

  • Spanish-Speaking Mothers Less Likely to Turn on TV
    (02-Feb-2010)
    Kids of English-speaking Hispanic moms spend more time in front of the tube, study finds

  • Mutating Genes May Lead to Premature Births
    (01-Feb-2010)
    Study in mice finds link that may someday improve prevention efforts

  • Mutating Genes May Lead to Premature Births
    (01-Feb-2010)
    Study in mice finds link that may someday improve prevention efforts

  • Stem Cell, Bone Marrow Transplants Both Benefit Leukemia Patients
    (01-Feb-2010)
    Little difference in survival found 10 years after therapies, study says

  • Targeting Cancer Stem Cells May Eradicate Tumors
    (29-Jan-2010)
    New approach could change the direction of cancer research, scientists say

  • Omega-3 Supplements Don't Reduce Risk of Preterm Birth
    (28-Jan-2010)
    No benefit seen for women with history of early delivery, researchers say

  • Omega-3 Supplements Don't Reduce Risk of Preterm Birth
    (28-Jan-2010)
    No benefit seen for women with history of early delivery, researchers say

  • Antidepressants May Complicate Breast-Feeding
    (27-Jan-2010)
    SSRIs appear to delay lactation in new moms, researchers find

  • Alcohol Affects Baby's Pain Regulation
    (27-Jan-2010)
    Exposure in womb caused blunted response to needle prick, researchers say

  • Scientists Turn Mouse Skin Cells Into Nerve Cells
    (27-Jan-2010)
    Finding could revolutionize stem cell therapy, but much research remains to be done

  • Aging of Blood Stem Cells May Be Reversible
    (27-Jan-2010)
    Older mice 'rejuvenated' when treated with blood factors from younger mice, researchers found

  • Decade of Decline in U.S. Teen Pregnancies Ends
    (26-Jan-2010)
    Experts concerned about possible trend reversal

  • Flame-Retardant Chemical Linked to Conception Problems
    (26-Jan-2010)
    High levels of PBDEs can reduce chance of pregnancy by up to 50%, researchers say

  • Flame-Retardant Chemical Linked to Conception Problems
    (26-Jan-2010)
    High levels of PBDEs can reduce chance of pregnancy by up to 50%, researchers say

  • Male Abusers Often Sabotage Birth Control With Partners
    (25-Jan-2010)
    Study found physical violence often accompanied by attempts to get young women pregnant

  • Newborns of Smokers Have Abnormal Blood Pressure
    (25-Jan-2010)
    Researchers say aberrations persisted, could raise risk for heart disease later

  • Stress, Anxiety Can Up Risk of Depression in Pregnancy
    (22-Jan-2010)
    Timely diagnosis will reduce harm to mother and baby, researchers say

  • Stillborn Case Linked to Bleeding Gums During Pregnancy
    (22-Jan-2010)
    Bacteria from mouth traveled through bloodstream to placenta, researchers say

  • Stress, Anxiety Can Up Risk of Depression in Pregnancy
    (22-Jan-2010)
    Timely diagnosis will reduce harm to mother and baby, researchers say

  • Stillborn Case Linked to Bleeding Gums During Pregnancy
    (22-Jan-2010)
    Bacteria from mouth traveled through bloodstream to placenta, researchers say

  • Rocking Embryos Might Boost IVF Success
    (21-Jan-2010)
    Hoping to improve pregnancy rates, researchers try to simulate motion of the human body

  • U.S. Birth Weights Falling, But Reasons Unclear
    (21-Jan-2010)
    Babies of healthy white women now 3 ounces lighter than in 1990, study finds

  • Stem Cells Become Functioning Neurons in Mice
    (19-Jan-2010)
    Finding moves research closer to helping people with spinal injuries, experts say

  • Women's Natural Scent Most Attractive to Men
    (18-Jan-2010)
    Male hormonal response strongest during female ovulation, study finds

  • Health Tip: Thyroid Problems May Affect Pregnancy
    (15-Jan-2010)
    Here's what an overactive or underactive thyroid can cause

  • 55 Million Americans Sickened by Swine Flu So Far
    (15-Jan-2010)
    Although infections are declining, health officials still urge vaccinations

  • Streamlined Stem Cell Procedure May Speed Up Research
    (07-Jan-2010)
    Approach could 'open up the whole embryonic stem cell field,' scientist says

  • Nurse Visitations May Improve Girls' Future Behavior
    (05-Jan-2010)
    Those visited in infancy or even pregnancy were less likely to get arrested by 19

  • Nurse Visitations May Improve Girls' Future Behavior
    (05-Jan-2010)
    Those visited in infancy or even pregnancy were less likely to get arrested by 19

  • Stem Cells Likely to Help Genetic Disorders First
    (05-Jan-2010)
    Drugs developed without animal testing could be one result, some predict

  • Experimental Drug May Help in Brain, Prostate Cancers
    (04-Jan-2010)
    Study finds that imetelstat targets mechanism that allows cancer cells to divide

  • For Baby and Mom Alike, Breast-Feeding May Be Best
    (03-Jan-2010)
    Experts explore the why and wherefore of method's benefits

  • Stem Cells Might Reverse Heart Damage From Chemo
    (30-Dec-2009)
    Cancer patients could one day take potent therapies, get heart fixed later, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Toxoplasmosis is Dangerous During Pregnancy
    (29-Dec-2009)
    An infection passed in cat feces

  • Precautions Allow for Smooth Travel While Pregnant
    (29-Dec-2009)
    Taking steps before the journey can help keep mom and baby safe, expert says

  • Precautions Allow for Smooth Travel While Pregnant
    (29-Dec-2009)
    Taking steps before the journey can help keep mom and baby safe, expert says

  • Half of Men Fail to Check if Vasectomy is Working
    (28-Dec-2009)
    Doctors routinely ask that men come back to ensure effectiveness, but many don't, study finds

  • Low Thyroid Levels May Up Need for Assisted Delivery
    (28-Dec-2009)
    Mom's T4 hormone level could affect baby's position, study finds

  • Low Thyroid Levels May Up Need for Assisted Delivery
    (28-Dec-2009)
    Mom's T4 hormone level could affect baby's position, study finds

  • Many Women Quit Breast-Feeding Early
    (27-Dec-2009)
    Insufficient maternity leave poses a significant barrier, experts say

  • Health Tip: Breast-feeding With Diabetes
    (25-Dec-2009)
    You'll burn more calories

  • Stem Cell Research Gets a Boost From Vitamin C
    (24-Dec-2009)
    Antioxidant may help adult cells generate embryonic-like cells, study finds

  • Mom's Job Could Boost Baby's Odds for Birth Defect
    (23-Dec-2009)
    Female janitors, scientists among those at highest risk, study shows

  • Mom's Job Could Boost Baby's Odds for Birth Defect
    (23-Dec-2009)
    Female janitors, scientists among those at highest risk, study shows

  • Aspirin During Pregnancy May Help Preemies
    (22-Dec-2009)
    Study finds slightly fewer behavioral issues among children whose moms took low doses

  • Airbags Appear Safe for Pregnant Women
    (22-Dec-2009)
    Risks without devices far outweigh possible complications, experts say

  • Aspirin During Pregnancy May Help Preemies
    (22-Dec-2009)
    Study finds slightly fewer behavioral issues among children whose moms took low doses

  • Airbags Appear Safe for Pregnant Women
    (22-Dec-2009)
    Risks without devices far outweigh possible complications, experts say

  • Aspirin During Pregnancy May Help Preemies
    (22-Dec-2009)
    Study finds slightly fewer behavioral issues among children whose moms took low doses

  • Breast-Feeding May Protect a Woman's Heart
    (21-Dec-2009)
    Arteries appear to be less clogged in those who nurse infants, study finds

  • Most Stem Cells Used in Research Come From Whites
    (17-Dec-2009)
    Blacks, other minorities might not reap full benefit from breakthroughs, experts say

  • For Babies' Sake, Pregnancy Spacing Matters
    (16-Dec-2009)
    Study finds 6- to 11-month interval lessens complication risks

  • For Babies' Sake, Pregnancy Spacing Matters
    (16-Dec-2009)
    Study finds 6- to 11-month interval lessens complication risks

  • For Babies' Sake, Pregnancy Spacing Matters
    (16-Dec-2009)
    Study finds 6- to 11-month interval lessens complication risks

  • Wider Adult Screening May Mean Fewer Children With Cystic Fibrosis
    (15-Dec-2009)
    Incidence fell in area where all couples of reproductive age were evaluated, Italian study found

  • Birth Defects the Top Worry of Moms-to-Be
    (14-Dec-2009)
    Stressful life, early delivery also rank as concerns in pregnancy, survey finds

  • Birth Defects the Top Worry of Moms-to-Be
    (14-Dec-2009)
    Stressful life, early delivery also rank as concerns in pregnancy, survey finds

  • Birth Defects the Top Worry of Moms-to-Be
    (14-Dec-2009)
    Stressful life, early delivery also rank as concerns in pregnancy, survey finds

  • Birth Defects the Top Worry of Moms-to-Be
    (14-Dec-2009)
    Stressful life, early delivery also rank as concerns in pregnancy, survey finds

  • Music of Mozart Soothes the Preemie Baby
    (08-Dec-2009)
    Repetitive melodies encourage less energy use, more growth, study finds

  • Injections Aren't Solution for Retained Placenta: Study
    (08-Dec-2009)
    Oxytocin shots fail to improve outcome for women with serious childbirth complication

  • Music of Mozart Soothes the Preemie Baby
    (08-Dec-2009)
    Repetitive melodies encourage less energy use, more growth, study finds

  • Stem Cells May Hold Hope for Eye Disease
    (08-Dec-2009)
    In study on mice, one type of umbilical cell cleared cloudy corneas

  • Mom's Exposure to Microbes Lowers Allergies in Kids
    (07-Dec-2009)
    Study found pregnant mice that inhaled barnyard air passed protection to offspring

  • Adult Stem Cells Can Repair Damaged Heart
    (04-Dec-2009)
    Small study found they spurred blood vessel growth after heart attack

  • Breast-Feeding Can Help Mom's Heart Decades Later
    (03-Dec-2009)
    20-year study shows it cut risk factors linked to diabetes, cardiovascular trouble

  • Blood Sugar Intolerance May Predict Postpartum Ills
    (03-Dec-2009)
    Screening moms-to-be might offer early warning of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, researchers say

  • Baby Boys May Be at Risk From Mom's Bug Spray Use
    (02-Dec-2009)
    Insect repellents suspected in birth defect that affects male urethra, researchers say

  • More Preemies Born Among the Poor
    (02-Dec-2009)
    Even with equal care, very preterm births more likely, British study finds

  • Sugary Colas Tied to Gestational Diabetes
    (02-Dec-2009)
    Study found drinking five or more per week prior to pregnancy increased risk by 22%

  • Sugary Colas Tied to Gestational Diabetes
    (02-Dec-2009)
    Study found drinking five or more per week prior to pregnancy increased risk by 22%

  • Baby Boys May Be at Risk From Mom's Bug Spray Use
    (02-Dec-2009)
    Insect repellents suspected in birth defect that affects male urethra, researchers say

  • More Preemies Born Among the Poor
    (02-Dec-2009)
    Even with equal care, very preterm births more likely, British study finds

  • Sugary Colas Tied to Gestational Diabetes
    (02-Dec-2009)
    Study found drinking five or more per week prior to pregnancy increased risk by 22%

  • U.S. Approves New Stem Cell Lines for Publicly Funded Research
    (02-Dec-2009)
    13 added batches now available, many more to come, NIH director says

  • Serious Pregnancy Complication Detected With MRI
    (01-Dec-2009)
    Placenta accreta is increasingly common but more easily identified, study finds

  • U.S. Records Increase in Kids With Down Syndrome
    (30-Nov-2009)
    Expert attributes rise to more women having babies later in life

  • Cord Blood Stem Cells May Help Treat Heart, Lung Disorders
    (30-Nov-2009)
    Two lab studies report safe transplant results in animals

  • Mom's Depression May Worsen Child's Asthma
    (25-Nov-2009)
    Fatigue, forgetfulness could lead mothers to overlook needed care, study finds

  • Childbirth May Slow Progression of Multiple Sclerosis
    (24-Nov-2009)
    Patients who had at least one child were less likely to become disabled, study finds

  • Childbirth May Slow Progression of Multiple Sclerosis
    (24-Nov-2009)
    Patients who had at least one child were less likely to become disabled, study finds

  • Smoking During Pregnancy, Lead Exposure Raise ADHD Risk in Kids
    (23-Nov-2009)
    Study found one more than doubled chances, while both increased risk eightfold

  • Many Women Miscalculate Time to Full-Term Birth
    (20-Nov-2009)
    1 in 4 thinks it's as short as 34 weeks, potentially adding to preemie delivery rate, experts say

  • New 'Skin' From Stem Cells
    (19-Nov-2009)
    Technique used in mice may offer hope to burn patients awaiting grafts

  • MS Need Not Preclude Pregnancy
    (18-Nov-2009)
    Study finds complications no greater overall than for other women

  • Late Preterm Births Increasing in U.S.
    (18-Nov-2009)
    Reasons for early birth vary, but all premature babies face higher risks, experts warn

  • Pregnancy Complication May Be Linked to Thyroid Problems
    (18-Nov-2009)
    Women with preeclampsia are more likely to have reduced thyroid function, study finds

  • MS Need Not Preclude Pregnancy
    (18-Nov-2009)
    Study finds complications no greater overall than for other women

  • Pregnancy Complication May Be Linked to Thyroid Problems
    (18-Nov-2009)
    Women with preeclampsia are more likely to have reduced thyroid function, study finds

  • MS Need Not Preclude Pregnancy
    (18-Nov-2009)
    Study finds complications no greater overall than for other women

  • Lifelong Exercise Keeps Seniors Young at Heart
    (18-Nov-2009)
    Separate study finds stem cell therapy improves exercise capacity in patients with enlarged hearts

  • U.S. Scores a 'D' on Preterm Birth Report Card
    (17-Nov-2009)
    March of Dimes' annual state-by-state stats show need for improvement

  • Folic Acid Fortification Might Boost Cancer Risk
    (17-Nov-2009)
    Norwegian study found supplementation raised chances of disease by 21%

  • Folic Acid Fortification Might Boost Cancer Risk
    (17-Nov-2009)
    Norwegian study found supplementation raised chances of disease by 21%

  • U.S. Scores a 'D' on Preterm Birth Report Card
    (17-Nov-2009)
    March of Dimes' annual state-by-state stats show need for improvement

  • Stem Cells May Improve Heart Bypass Results
    (17-Nov-2009)
    Patients who had bone marrow transplant with surgery did better, study finds

  • Health Tip: Creating Your Birth Plan
    (16-Nov-2009)
    Make a list of your preferences for delivery

  • Folic Acid Late in Pregnancy Tied to Asthma in Kids
    (13-Nov-2009)
    But supplements are still recommended in the first trimester, researchers say

  • Older People at Greater Risk of Swine Flu Death
    (12-Nov-2009)
    Cases in Mexico show young more likely to get sick, but elderly more likely to die

  • Depressed and Pregnant? Flu Shot May Be Needed
    (09-Nov-2009)
    Symptoms of seasonal flu could be severe in this group of women, study finds

  • Cooling May Reduce Brain Lesions in Newborns
    (06-Nov-2009)
    Treatment after oxygen deprivation accounts for better motor skills later, study suggests

  • Breast-Feeding Benefits Moms and Babies: Report
    (06-Nov-2009)
    Nursing exclusively for six months, then with foods until at least 12 months is ideal, dietitians say

  • Singing in Pregnancy May Be Harder Work
    (06-Nov-2009)
    As hormones increase, so does the need to exert more pressure from the lungs, researchers say

  • Stem Cells May Offer Alternative to Lung Transplants
    (06-Nov-2009)
    Novel protocol could provide new lung tissue for certain patients, researchers say

  • Fetus Learns Intonations of Mother's Tongue
    (05-Nov-2009)
    French, German newborns show crying patterns that mimic parents' language, study finds

  • Stem Cells Repair Acute Lung Injury in Mice
    (05-Nov-2009)
    Study findings may lead to way to prevent this cause of death in people

  • Health Tip: Getting Ready for Birth
    (04-Nov-2009)
    Be prepared before you leave for the hospital

  • CDC Finds U.S. 30th in Infant Mortality
    (03-Nov-2009)
    Finding is attributed to country's high rate of premature births

  • CDC Study Links 2 Antibiotics to Birth Defects
    (03-Nov-2009)
    No added risk was found, however, for most commonly used infection-fighters

  • Folate Levels in Pregnancy Tied to ADHD in Offspring
    (03-Nov-2009)
    Prenatal nutrition seems to affect child's nervous system, brain growth, researchers say

  • CDC Study Links 2 Antibiotics to Birth Defects
    (03-Nov-2009)
    No added risk was found, however, for most commonly used infection-fighters

  • Folate Levels in Pregnancy Tied to ADHD in Offspring
    (03-Nov-2009)
    Prenatal nutrition seems to affect child's nervous system, brain growth, researchers say

  • CDC Study Links 2 Antibiotics to Birth Defects
    (03-Nov-2009)
    No added risk was found, however, for most commonly used infection-fighters

  • One Dose of Swine Flu Vaccine Works for Pregnant Women
    (02-Nov-2009)
    Young children need two doses, spaced several weeks apart, U.S. health officials say

  • One Dose of Swine Flu Vaccine Works for Pregnant Women
    (02-Nov-2009)
    Young children need two doses, spaced several weeks apart, U.S. health officials say

  • Asians Seem to Suffer Less During Childbirth
    (30-Oct-2009)
    Length of labor and intensity vary among ethnic groups, study finds

  • Asians Seem to Suffer Less During Childbirth
    (30-Oct-2009)
    Length of labor and intensity vary among ethnic groups, study finds

  • Veggies in Pregnancy Lowers Child's Diabetes Risk
    (30-Oct-2009)
    Type 1 less likely in kids whose moms favored these foods, study found

  • Flu Shot in Pregnancy Protects Baby
    (30-Oct-2009)
    Vaccinating expectant moms led to bigger, healthier infants, studies show

  • Veggies in Pregnancy Lowers Child's Diabetes Risk
    (30-Oct-2009)
    Type 1 less likely in kids whose moms favored these foods, study found

  • One Embryo as Good as Two in Second IVF Attempt
    (28-Oct-2009)
    Study found live birth rates similar, fewer multiple births with one embryo

  • Health Tip: Exercise During Pregnancy
    (28-Oct-2009)
    A list of typical benefits

  • One Embryo as Good as Two in Second IVF Attempt
    (28-Oct-2009)
    Study found live birth rates similar, fewer multiple births with one embryo

  • 1 Million More Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine on Hand
    (28-Oct-2009)
    Gap between supply and demand starting to close, U.S. officials say

  • One Embryo as Good as Two in Second IVF Attempt
    (28-Oct-2009)
    Study found live birth rates similar, fewer multiple births with one embryo

  • 1 Million More Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine on Hand
    (28-Oct-2009)
    Gap between supply and demand starting to close, U.S. officials say

  • Stem Cells Coaxed to Make Precursors to Egg, Sperm
    (28-Oct-2009)
    In long term, advance may lead to better fertility treatments, experts say

  • Depression Often Goes Untreated in Working Moms
    (27-Oct-2009)
    Health insurance, employee assistance could help mothers get treatment, researchers say

  • Cocaine Use in Pregnancy Linked to Impulsivity in Sons
    (23-Oct-2009)
    Monkey research finds that mother's drug use affects male offspring's behavior

  • Cocaine Use in Pregnancy Linked to Impulsivity in Sons
    (23-Oct-2009)
    Monkey research finds that mother's drug use affects male offspring's behavior

  • Health Tip: Soothe the Pain of Breast-Feeding
    (22-Oct-2009)
    Have a more comfortable experience

  • Assessing Embryo Metabolism May Aid IVF Success
    (22-Oct-2009)
    Aim is to determine which have best chance of success

  • Money Woes Keeping Many Couples From Fertility Treatments
    (22-Oct-2009)
    They're foregoing expensive therapies or opting to discard stored embryos, studies show

  • Sex of Twins May Affect Outcomes
    (21-Oct-2009)
    Early birth, breathing problems more likely when pair includes a boy, study finds

  • Prolonged Use of Pacifier Linked to Speech Problems
    (21-Oct-2009)
    Kids with sucking habit for more than 3 years may be at increased risk, researchers say

  • Alternative Treatments May Boost IVF Success
    (21-Oct-2009)
    Mind-body therapies increase odds of pregnancy, studies find

  • Sex of Twins May Affect Outcomes
    (21-Oct-2009)
    Early birth, breathing problems more likely when pair includes a boy, study finds

  • For Obese, Weight Gained in Pregnancy May Not Leave
    (21-Oct-2009)
    Overweight women have tougher time shedding those excess pounds, study finds

  • For Obese, Weight Gained in Pregnancy May Not Leave
    (21-Oct-2009)
    Overweight women have tougher time shedding those excess pounds, study finds

  • Sex of Twins May Affect Outcomes
    (21-Oct-2009)
    Early birth, breathing problems more likely when pair includes a boy, study finds

  • For Obese, Weight Gained in Pregnancy May Not Leave
    (21-Oct-2009)
    Overweight women have tougher time shedding those excess pounds, study finds

  • New IVF Guidelines Aim to Reduce Multiple Births
    (20-Oct-2009)
    Key provision limits embryo transfers

  • Health Tip: The Importance of Folic Acid
    (19-Oct-2009)
    It can help prevent birth defects

  • Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Women
    (16-Oct-2009)
    Ability to have children is important to many who undergo weight-reduction surgery, study finds

  • Transplant May Treat Metabolic Disorders in Womb
    (16-Oct-2009)
    Cord-blood stem cells given early in pregnancy might save infants most at risk, researchers say

  • Transplant May Treat Metabolic Disorders in Womb
    (16-Oct-2009)
    Cord-blood stem cells given early in pregnancy might save infants most at risk, researchers say

  • Scientists Provide First Map of Complete Human Epigenome
    (16-Oct-2009)
    The information may help accelerate research into diseases and treatments, experts say

  • Liver Cells Made to Order
    (15-Oct-2009)
    Stem cell breakthrough may lead to better treatments, researchers say

  • Stem Cells Grow Heart Tissue in Lab
    (15-Oct-2009)
    New technique described as a Band-Aid for damaged muscle

  • Stem Cells Being Tested to Fight Pancreatic Cancer
    (14-Oct-2009)
    It may be possible to stop tumor growth without harmful therapies, study suggests

  • Many Hospitalized With Swine Flu Had Been Healthy
    (13-Oct-2009)
    But the majority of cases still involve people with chronic problems, CDC says

  • Many Hospitalized With Swine Flu Had Been Healthy
    (13-Oct-2009)
    But the majority of cases still involve people with chronic problems, CDC says

  • Mother's Cancer Can Pass to Fetus
    (12-Oct-2009)
    Genetic analysis is first proof this rare phenomenon occurs, scientists say

  • Lab Study Makes Strides in Mending Hearts
    (12-Oct-2009)
    Mouse stem cells are being used to help develop a heart muscle patch

  • Want Leaner Kids? Parents May Need to Toe the Line
    (11-Oct-2009)
    Health experts say much can be done to keep weight in check

  • Miscarriage Treatment Won't Harm Future Fertility: Study
    (09-Oct-2009)
    Most women give birth within five years, researchers find

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Listeriosis During Pregnancy
    (09-Oct-2009)
    Pregnant women are at higher risk

  • Miscarriage Treatment Won't Harm Future Fertility: Study
    (09-Oct-2009)
    Most women give birth within five years, researchers find

  • Exercise Boosts Bone Density in Breast-Feeding Moms
    (08-Oct-2009)
    Lactation depletes calcium stores, but working out can minimize risks, research shows

  • Health Tip: Understanding Gestational Diabetes
    (08-Oct-2009)
    What it means for you and baby

  • Health Tip: Before You Become Pregnant
    (08-Oct-2009)
    Make sure you take certain precautions

  • Stem Cell Research Offers Hope for Colon Cancer Vaccine
    (08-Oct-2009)
    Mouse study suggests it may be possible to generate an immune response to cancer

  • New Way to Make Stem Cells?
    (08-Oct-2009)
    Chemicals can do the work previously handled by genes, researchers find

  • Birth Control Pills Might Alter Mate Selection: Study
    (07-Oct-2009)
    Review suggests it could hinder reproduction in the future

  • Most Childhood Cancer Survivors Have Healthy Babies
    (06-Oct-2009)
    But pregnancies should be closely monitored, researchers say

  • Plastics Chemical Tied to Aggression in Young Girls
    (06-Oct-2009)
    BPA has been linked to other dangers, but behavioral effects remain unclear

  • Cow's Milk Protein Could Help Save Preemies' Lives
    (06-Oct-2009)
    Lactoferrin cut blood infections by about two-thirds, study found

  • 1 Million 'Preemie' Babies Die Each Year: Report
    (05-Oct-2009)
    13 million babies are born preterm, almost 10 percent of total births worldwide

  • Do Preemies Benefit From High-Tech Measures?
    (05-Oct-2009)
    Despite medical advances since the 1990s, success rate the same for babies born extremely early

  • Antidepressants May Be Linked to Birth Problems
    (05-Oct-2009)
    Moms-to-be taking SSRIs had double the risk of early delivery, study finds

  • 1 Million 'Preemie' Babies Die Each Year: Report
    (05-Oct-2009)
    13 million babies are born preterm, almost 10 percent of total births worldwide

  • Antidepressants May Be Linked to Birth Problems
    (05-Oct-2009)
    Moms-to-be taking SSRIs had double the risk of early delivery, study finds

  • 1 Million 'Preemie' Babies Die Each Year: Report
    (05-Oct-2009)
    13 million babies are born preterm, almost 10 percent of total births worldwide

  • Pre-Pregnancy Weight Linked to Babies' Heart Problems
    (01-Oct-2009)
    Overweight women more likely to have infants with certain birth defects, research shows

  • Pre-Pregnancy Weight Linked to Babies' Heart Problems
    (01-Oct-2009)
    Overweight women more likely to have infants with certain birth defects, research shows

  • Health Tip: Reduce the Risk of Preterm Labor
    (01-Oct-2009)
    Lifestyle choices can help you have a healthy pregnancy

  • Smoking in Pregnancy Linked to Psychotic Symptoms in Kids
    (01-Oct-2009)
    Study also connects heavy alcohol use to psychiatric disturbances

  • Pre-Birth Exposure to 1918 Flu Raised Heart Risks, Study Finds
    (01-Oct-2009)
    Whether same will hold true for current H1N1 strain remains a mystery

  • Pre-Pregnancy Weight Linked to Babies' Heart Problems
    (01-Oct-2009)
    Overweight women more likely to have infants with certain birth defects, research shows

  • 28 Pregnant Women Have Died From Swine Flu: CDC
    (01-Oct-2009)
    Official calls the number 'upsetting'; flu shots and antiviral drugs urged for moms-to-be

  • Pre-Birth Exposure to 1918 Flu Raised Heart Risks, Study Finds
    (01-Oct-2009)
    Whether same will hold true for current H1N1 strain remains a mystery

  • 28 Pregnant Women Have Died From Swine Flu: CDC
    (01-Oct-2009)
    Official calls the number 'upsetting'; flu shots and antiviral drugs urged for moms-to-be

  • Cooling Helps Oxygen-Deprived Newborns
    (30-Sep-2009)
    Study found it lowered risk of neurological problems later

  • Study Urges Treatment for Even Mild Gestational Diabetes
    (30-Sep-2009)
    Women, babies alike benefit when therapy goes to more than just severe cases, experts say

  • Study Urges Treatment for Even Mild Gestational Diabetes
    (30-Sep-2009)
    Women, babies alike benefit when therapy goes to more than just severe cases, experts say

  • Study Urges Treatment for Even Mild Gestational Diabetes
    (30-Sep-2009)
    Women, babies alike benefit when therapy goes to more than just severe cases, experts say

  • Study Urges Treatment for Even Mild Gestational Diabetes
    (30-Sep-2009)
    Women, babies alike benefit when therapy goes to more than just severe cases, experts say

  • Fetal Surgery May Treat Heart Defect
    (29-Sep-2009)
    Researchers see some success in alleviating hypoplastic left heart syndrome

  • Improved Screening for Jaundice Can Protect Newborns
    (28-Sep-2009)
    Universal testing would help prevent severe cases that can lead to brain damage, study finds

  • Studies Evaluate Thyroid Treatment During Pregnancy
    (25-Sep-2009)
    Efforts in U.S. and Europe are testing effects on women and their offspring

  • Antidepressants Linked to Heart Defects in Newborns
    (25-Sep-2009)
    Certain drugs increase the possibility of septal malformation, researchers find

  • Predicting Postpartum Depression May Be Possible
    (23-Sep-2009)
    Spanish researchers report 80 percent success with their method

  • Recession Has Women Rethinking Childbearing
    (23-Sep-2009)
    But many women are cutting back on birth control to save money, survey finds

  • Predicting Postpartum Depression May Be Possible
    (23-Sep-2009)
    Spanish researchers report 80 percent success with their method

  • Recession Has Women Rethinking Childbearing
    (23-Sep-2009)
    But many women are cutting back on birth control to save money, survey finds

  • Exercise During Pregnancy Keeps Newborn Size Normal
    (21-Sep-2009)
    Low-impact aerobics safe, beneficial throughout pregnancy, study suggests

  • Flying OK for Most Pregnant Women
    (21-Sep-2009)
    Moms-to-be with no complications are cleared to go, experts say

  • Health Tip: Counting Baby's Kicks
    (21-Sep-2009)
    How to keep tabs on baby's movement

  • Exercise During Pregnancy Keeps Newborn Size Normal
    (21-Sep-2009)
    Low-impact aerobics safe, beneficial throughout pregnancy, study suggests

  • Flying OK for Most Pregnant Women
    (21-Sep-2009)
    Moms-to-be with no complications are cleared to go, experts say

  • Exercise During Pregnancy Keeps Newborn Size Normal
    (21-Sep-2009)
    Low-impact aerobics safe, beneficial throughout pregnancy, study suggests

  • Genetics Linked to Early Sexual Activity in Kids
    (18-Sep-2009)
    Impulsive traits may be passed down from parents, research shows

  • Teen Birth Rates Higher in States Where Religion Is Widespread
    (17-Sep-2009)
    Researchers suggest strong disapproval of contraception might be a factor

  • Teen Birth Rates Higher in States Where Religion Is Widespread
    (17-Sep-2009)
    Researchers suggest strong disapproval of contraception might be a factor

  • Health Tip: Are You Pregnant and Depressed?
    (11-Sep-2009)
    Certain factors may increase your risk

  • Swine Flu Trials Continue to Point to 1-Dose Vaccine
    (11-Sep-2009)
    U.S. reports unusually high flu activity, most of it swine variety

  • Swine Flu Trials Continue to Point to 1-Dose Vaccine
    (11-Sep-2009)
    U.S. reports unusually high flu activity, most of it swine variety

  • Health Tip: If You Smoke While Pregnant
    (10-Sep-2009)
    You and baby are more likely to have problems

  • Research Seeks Cause of Preeclampsia
    (10-Sep-2009)
    Focus is system that regulates blood pressure and fluid retention in pregnant women

  • Research Seeks Cause of Preeclampsia
    (10-Sep-2009)
    Focus is system that regulates blood pressure and fluid retention in pregnant women