Researchers followed 500 couples from Michigan and Texas to record their seafood intake and rate of sexual intercourse for a duration of one year. The study found that couples who ate more seafood have more sex and conceived faster.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 25, 2018
Researchers found that defunct pregnancy drug DES might have caused users' grandchildren to be 36 percent more likely to get diagnosed with ADHD. DES was around from 1938 to 1971.
Medicine May 21, 2018
Majority of Colorado cannabis dispensaries advised their pregnant customers to take marijuana products to treat their morning sickness. The recommendation was made despite experts saying that marijuana products are potentially harmful to pregnant mothers and their unborn babies.
Public Health May 11, 2018
Women who want to get pregnant fast may want to ditch fast food, findings of a new study suggest. Here are other ways women and their partner can boost fertility.
Public Health May 5, 2018
A team of researchers found that mothers who consume their placenta after birth do not bring an increased health risk to their newborns. The research showed that most mothers practice placentophagy to prevent postpartum depression.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 4, 2018
A new study revealed that women who ate fast food often were more likely to have fertility complications. By contrast, women who ate more fruits were more likely to get pregnant.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 4, 2018
Researchers created synthetic embryos without using sperm and eggs. The procedure may offer insights on why many pregnancies fail during implantation, as well as help with human fertility.
Medicine May 3, 2018
The Norwegian Institute of Public Health looked into the effects of pregnant mothers' caffeine intake on the health of their children. Over 50,000 pregnant women and their children were monitored from 2002 to 2008 for the study.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 24, 2018
The American College Of Obstetricians and Gynecologists released its revised Committee Opinion detailing new recommendations on how mothers should receive and seek postpartum care during the critical fourth trimester.
Public Health April 24, 2018
A study has shown that stress is a potent indicative factor of adults being depressed or children having ADHD. This data explains one of the possible causes of the increasing purchase of mental health prescription drugs.
Public Health April 9, 2018
A Pensacola woman, presumably suffering from food poisoning, gave birth to a surprise baby Sunday morning aboard an ambulance. Baby Oliver James was delivered 37 weeks and is included in the list of rare cases of unknown pregnancies.
Feature | Health April 2, 2018
In a surprising discovery, archaeologists have found the remains of a woman who gave birth to a baby while in her coffin. Both were dead by the time they were in the coffin.
Ancient March 27, 2018
Exercising during pregnancy might lead to shorter labor periods when it’s time to give birth. However, pregnant women should take cautionary steps before engaging in strenuous physical activity.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 24, 2018
A new study suggests that morning sickness might be genetic. A researcher, who herself had suffered from a condition called hyperemesis gravidarum, found two genes that potentially increase risks of morning sickness.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 22, 2018
West Virginia has the highest rate of women who smoked while they were pregnant. Babies born to women who smoked during pregnancy are at higher risk for birth defects.
Public Health February 28, 2018
Trying to conceive and start a family can be stressful for many couples, and that really does not help their cause. Experts share some simple tips to help increase the chances of conception.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 18, 2018
A new study shows that chances of conceiving a child can be cut down by having too many sugary drinks. This goes for both men and women.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 15, 2018
A man's serious heart condition was found out to be more than just a matter of the heart. The condition affected his memory so much that he forgot his wife was nine months pregnant.
Medicine February 13, 2018
Up to one in 20 children in the United States may be affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, which is caused by prenatal drinking. What is the safe amount of alcohol to drink during pregnancy?
Public Health February 7, 2018
Researchers reanalyzed the data used by the US Institute of Medicine as the basis for tolerable upper intake level of folate. They found no link between high doses of folic acid and increased risk of neurological damage.
Public Health January 31, 2018
New research highlighted the risks associated with caesarean section deliveries for both mothers and children. Mothers may face dangerous pregnancies in the future, while children may be exposed to a variety of health issues.
Public Health January 25, 2018
Manushi was born weighing only 400 grams and her feet were only slightly bigger than a fingernail. On Thursday, the now 6-month old baby was finally discharged from the hospital.
Feature | Health January 13, 2018
Underactive thyroid gland could be the reason behind the unexplained infertility of some women having difficulty getting pregnant or carrying their pregnancy to term. What are some of the symptoms of this condition?
Public Health December 20, 2017
Brooke Fiske lost her baby after her doctor boyfriend, Sikander Imran, tricked her into drinking tea that was spiked with abortion pills. Imran is now in custody for a crime that may land him decades of imprisonment.
Medicine December 15, 2017
Researchers have found that women who live near fracking sites are more likely to give birth to children with low birth weights. This is the latest evidence in the harmful effects caused by fracking.
Public Health December 15, 2017
A baby born in Texas from a transplanted uterus gave hope to thousands of women who are unable to give birth. Here is how the uterus transplant surgery works, especially for those who are interested in participating in the study.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 3, 2017
There’s an easy way to decrease the risk of stillbirth, according to a new study. Apparently, women must sleep on their side instead of their backs to avoid increased risks of stillbirth.
Medicine November 20, 2017
Researchers aim to determine whether or not light drinking is safe for pregnant women, including how much is fine. However, the consensus is still to avoid alcohol completely during pregnancy.
Healthy Living/Wellness September 13, 2017
Researchers find that women with high levels of flame retardant (PFR) chemicals in their urine had significantly lower chances of successful IVF pregnancies. Couples trying to conceive through IVF are advised to avoid materials with PFR.
Public Health August 26, 2017
Combination tests available for pregnant women in Iceland can detect the likelihood a fetus will have chromosome abnormality. Only one or two babies with Down syndrome are born in the country per year.
Feature | Health August 17, 2017
C-section birth comes with a number of unwanted consequences for the mother and child. Here's how pregnant women can avoid it and up their chances for normal delivery, according to science.
Public Health July 21, 2017
Women in India are advised to avoid eating meat and engage in lustful thoughts during pregnancy. Doctors raised concern over the advice because of the danger it poses to pregnant women and their babies.
Feature | Health June 20, 2017
A chemical found in common household items such as disinfectants and preservatives could be linked to birth defects in newborn mice, a new study revealed. The findings raise a possible red flag that this chemical may be toxic to humans.
Public Health June 18, 2017
Pregnant women who are obese or overweight face risk of having children with birth defects. Experts advise women to aim for healthy weight even before pregnancy, have healthy diet and engage in exercise.
Public Health June 15, 2017
A new study offers a glimpse at fetal visual development. Fetuses in their third trimester of development react to light patterns that resemble a human face.
June 9, 2017
Pregnancy-related death rates have doubled in Texas, shows a 2016 study. However, Texas lawmakers failed to vote on a number of measures that could have helped curb the state’s increased maternal mortality rate.
Public Health June 5, 2017
A couple who had been trying to conceive for the last 17 years welcomed their sextuplets last May 11. Ajibola Taiwo gave birth to three boys and three girls.
Feature | Health May 26, 2017
Researchers discovered that the 100-year-old method of flushing a woman’s fallopian tubes with poppy seed oil or water improved their chances of conceiving. This fertility technique could potentially negate the need for women to undergo IVF to become pregnant.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 20, 2017
Pregnant women exposed to hot average temperature have higher risk for gestational diabetes than soon-to-be mothers who are exposed to colder temperatures. Here's how a warmer climate affects health during pregnancy.
Public Health May 15, 2017
The photo of a newborn baby holding a Mirena IUD is making rounds online. How common is it to get pregnant while using an intrauterine device, and what are the potential consequences?
Healthy Living/Wellness May 6, 2017
Certain antibiotics may raise miscarriage risk when taken by women in the early stage of pregnancy. Which antibiotics are safe and which may possibly cause pregnancy loss?
Public Health May 1, 2017
What is stealthing? In her new study, Alexandra Brodsky answers this questions and explains why this disturbing new trend in the bedroom looks bad from any angle.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 25, 2017
Thousands of experimental male mosquitoes were released in Florida Keys as an attempt to prevent the spread of the Zika virus, the disease responsible for serious birth defects. Should the trial be successful, it could be implemented nationwide.
Public Health April 21, 2017
The impending labor of a giraffe at Animal Adventure Park in New York has become a matter of global excitement and suspense. Millions of people are waiting to see the climactic moments of the giraffe’s labor that has missed predicted days.
Animals April 4, 2017
A research may have discovered the reason behind age-related infertility among women. Scientists studied mice eggs to determine a defect during cell division that may inhibit the process.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 4, 2017