More women admitted to using medical and nonmedical marijuana during pregnancy in 2017 than in 2001, according to a new study. The drug is also more prevalent among those who are in the first trimester of their pregnancy.
Public Health June 20, 2019
Researchers discourage drinking any amount of alcohol at any stage of pregnancy. Teens exposed to alcohol in the womb tend to have connectivity issues in brain that have also been been identified in people with depression, autism and schizophrenia.
Public Health April 28, 2019
A Tennessee mother decided to carry her dying baby to term even if doctors told her the baby would only live for about 30 minutes. She made the decision so she could donate her baby's organs.
Feature | Health February 9, 2019
The CDC has published a report that revealed that pregnant women are 40 percent more at risk of hospitalization if they do not get their flu shot. Public health officials recommend that everyone gets vaccinated this month.
Public Health October 15, 2018
A new study conducted in Britain suggests that parents should introduce solid foods to their infants when they are 3 months old. The study claimed that infants who were fed solid foods slept longer throughout the night.
Public Health July 9, 2018
Parents of an 18-month-old baby discovered that their baby had an Uncombable Hair Syndrome. The syndrome is a very rare genetic disorder that has only affected 100 people around the world.
Public Health June 12, 2018
A woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer days after finding out she was pregnant decided not to have an abortion. The Kansas native gave birth to a healthy baby boy in 2017.
Public Health May 26, 2018
Earlier in May, eight-week-old McKenna Hovenga was struck by a foul ball at her father's softball game suffering a fractured skull. Doctors are now saying that Hovenga may have suffered significant brain damage due to the incident.
Medicine May 14, 2018
McKenna Hovenga, a seven-week-old baby girl, suffered a fractured skull and brain bleeds after her head was hit in a freak softball accident. The baby remains hospitalized, with her parents at her side for her recovery.
Medicine May 10, 2018
Infant boy Colton Ferguson fell of a bed and hit his head, suffering a fractured skull and brain damage. Colton's mother, Paige, is now urging parents to take head injuries seriously, as their family faces the grueling ordeal.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 8, 2018
A new study conducted by The Lancet found that poor diet and health prior to conceiving can lead to detrimental effects in the child's health. One of the common diseases that can affect children is obesity in either parent.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 17, 2018
A young mother found three used needles on the baby changing table at a McDonald's restaurant and thinks these were intentionally left to injure somebody. What was fast food giant's response to the incident?
Public Health April 9, 2018
A woman gave birth to a baby boy on a plane that was making its way from Paris to New York. The baby's delivery had been successful, thanks to a 27-year-old medical doctor Dr. Sij Hemal.
January 19, 2018
Vanellope Hope Wilkins, who was born with her heart outside her chest, is still alive three weeks after being delivered. Doctors expected a next to impossible chance for survival, but the baby has defied the odds.
Medicine December 14, 2017
More than half of baby products, including infant formula, that researchers examined were found positive for toxic chemicals. Mainstream brands, which include Gerber and Enfamil, were among the worst offenders.
Public Health October 25, 2017
After nearly four decades of attempting to get pregnant, a 59-year-old woman finally gave birth to a baby boy. What helped Akosua Budu Amoako to have a successful pregnancy?
Feature | Health July 18, 2017
A family in Indiana was surprised when their expected bouncing baby boy turned out bigger than most. The newborn baby weighed 16 pounds at birth.
Feature | Health July 1, 2017
A new study shows that feeding infants one egg daily can improve the child’s nutrition and reduce stunted growth. Parents can introduce egg to babies at 6 months.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 9, 2017
In a viral video, a baby in Brazil appears to walk soon after birth. While some consider this a precocious behavior, some experts offer an explanation for the newborn's stepping motion.
Feature | Health May 29, 2017
A couple from Magnolia in Arkansas faces Class B felony as their baby has suffered a maximum of 100 rodent bites. The couple has revealed knowing about the rat infestation in their house but didn't do anything, according to investigation.
Public Health May 18, 2017
The Oklahoma couple who carried their terminally ill baby to full term says their heartbreaking goodbyes. Eva Young’s organs will be donated to give hope to other kids.
Feature | Health April 28, 2017
The new universal crying chart revealed that babies from Britain, Canada, and Italy cry more than infants from other countries. Researchers stated that crying could vary because of several reasons such as, parenting, feeding, and social inequality.
Life & Style April 4, 2017
The UK could see its first ‘three-parent baby’ by the end of the year. Regulators licensed Newcastle University to perform the controversial IVF technique, which gives women with mitochondrial disease a chance at having a healthy baby.
Biotech March 17, 2017
A mother witnessed her older son comforting his younger sibling, who is diagnosed with a rare and incurable form of cancer. The preschooler’s show of love for his baby brother is heartfelt and deeply moving.
Public Health March 10, 2017
Jillian Johnson, a mother who decided to breastfeed her son Landon, shares the story of his death after he accidentally starved. 'Breast is best, but follow with the bottle,' she says.
Public Health March 4, 2017
Jessica Preston gave birth on the prison cell floor of the Macomb County Jail despite that the hospital is just about three minutes away. Her baby was born one month early and weighed less than 5 pounds.
Public Health February 12, 2017
New Jersey is now the first U.S. state to launch a universal baby box program. How can the program help reduce infant mortality rate?
Public Health January 27, 2017
The pronuclear transfer technique, also called “three-person IVF,” is a world first that recently produced a baby girl for an infertile couple in Ukraine.
Biotech January 19, 2017
A mom from Lousiana gave birth to a 14-pound baby last December. The mom of four almost passed out upon hearing the weight of the baby.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 12, 2017
A new high-tech robo-crib from Yves Behar aims to make those sleepless nights a thing of the past for sleep-deprived parents. The smart cradle will instantly calm fussy babies by rocking them to sleep and playing womb-like white noise.
Smart Home October 19, 2016
A mother was charged of child endangerment for feeding her 11-month-old son only nuts and berries. The child suffered from malnutrition, developmental delays and rashes.
Public Health October 7, 2016
Through mitochondrial transfer, a fertility doctor made possible the birth of a three-parent baby. The procedure was performed because the mother carries genes for Leigh syndrome.
Biotech September 28, 2016
Researchers found that there are no increased health risks for the mother or baby when women are given a standard MRI in the first trimester; however, MRIs with contrast may increase the risk for stillbirths and other complications.
Healthy Living/Wellness September 7, 2016
EmojiMom is the emoji keyboard app for iOS that allows women to better express to their friends and family what pregnancy and motherhood is really like.
Life & Style August 8, 2016
Product recalls in the US this week include a recall of Munchkin pacifiers and clips (sold as a set) due to choking hazards. Learn more information from a recall announcement posted by the CPSC.
Public Health May 7, 2016
Incorporating music to your baby's playtime may potentially boost language and music skills, a new study revealed. Researchers say music and speech both have rhythmic patterns.
Neuroscience April 26, 2016
A recent study has linked the intake of salmon during pregnancy to reduced risks of asthma in offspring.
Life April 9, 2016
The FDA announced a limit on the levels of inorganic arsenic in infant rice cereals. High exposure to inorganic arsenic can affect performance on tests that gauge a child's learning abilities.
Life April 3, 2016
Taking multivitamins before and during pregnancy significantly reduces the risk of miscarriage, a study revealed. Not all multivitamins are safe for the baby however, and doctors only recommend certain prenatal nutrients.
Life March 28, 2016
Researchers found babies born using the water birth method don’t have increased chances of experiencing low Apgar scores compared to the non-water births. However, there is an 11 percent increased chance of perineal tearing in women who use the water birth method.
Life January 23, 2016
Smartbe is an intelligent stroller concept that combines state-of-the-art technology with innovative safety features for your baby. What's notable about the stroller is its anti-theft feature that unlocks the wheels only by authorized people.
Gadgets January 22, 2016
San Francisco-based couple Marco Rogers and Aniyia Williams delivered their own child at home last Jan. 2. They shared the amazing tale and rare occurrence of safe home birth on Twitter.
Life January 11, 2016
A pregnant mother from the UK was diagnosed with a rare type of breast cancer that required urgent treatment, leading her to deliver her child early. The baby, born 12 weeks prematurely, died on Dec. 19.
Life December 21, 2015
A pediatrician from California shows the best way to instantly soothe a crying baby. He said the technique usually works and does wonders for parents.
Life December 5, 2015
The mother of a newborn baby left in a Christmas manger in New York has been identified. After a thorough interview, Queens District Attorney said the mother will not face charges under the 'safe haven' law.
Society November 27, 2015