A new study found that the number of cigarettes smoked by pregnant women impacts a baby's risk of dying from SUID. Adding even one cigarette per day could double the risk associated with infants' sudden, unexpected deaths.
Public Health March 12, 2019
Infection during pregnancy increases the likelihood that her child will be diagnosed with a mental disorder, particularly autism and depression, in the future, a study has found. The risk remains high even if the mother experienced an infection that is considered mild.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 7, 2019
Folate or folic acid supplementation prior to or early on the pregnancy helps reduce the risk of autism in high-risk groups. Children, whose older sibling has autism spectrum disorder, have greater risk of language delay and intellectual disability.
Public Health March 1, 2019
Scientists developed a contraceptive patch that only needs to be administered once a month. It works by injecting microneedles under the skin that will release a contraceptive hormone into the body over time.
Medicine January 15, 2019
A new policy statement issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics urged doctors to screen new mothers for perinatal depression. The report also highlights that at least 15 to 20 percent of pregnant women suffer from depression that often goes untreated.
Public Health December 18, 2018
A woman who was born without uterus has given birth in a hospital in Brazil. Doctors revealed in a recently published paper that the woman received a transplanted uterus from a deceased donor.
December 5, 2018
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
Jessica Simpson and her husband, Eric Johnson are expecting their third child. The former singer announced on her Instagram account that she was having a baby girl, along with a picture of her kids together with a pink balloon.
Celebrities September 19, 2018
Carrie Underwood revealed that she had a tough 2017. In the past two years, the country singer had three miscarriages that inspired her to write her new album, 'Cry Pretty.'
Celebrities September 17, 2018
A new study found that exposure to DDT in pregnant women can increase the risk of developing autism in children. The infamous agent was already banned in many countries during the 1960s.
Public Health August 18, 2018
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Natural Cycles, a digital birth control app. It is powered by an algorithm that is based on the rhythm method, but its effectiveness is not at 100 percent.
Healthy Living/Wellness August 14, 2018
A woman was told that she tested positive for opiates while in labor at a Maryland hospital. She was confused by the drug test result, but eventually realized that the culprit was what she ate for breakfast that day.
Public Health August 8, 2018
Doctors and nurses know how to properly care for a woman during childbirth, including constantly monitoring blood pressure and blood loss. So why aren’t they doing it?
Public Health July 28, 2018
The woman may have spread the disease to her family when the virus reemerged during her pregnancy. Experts do not think she infected her husband through sexual contact.
Public Health July 24, 2018
Pregnant millennial women are more likely to suffer from depression than their mothers did, a new study found. The research suggested that social media and social changes were to blame.
Public Health July 13, 2018
Additional treatments for in vitro fertilization did not show evidence of safety and efficacy. The UK government implemented a color coding scheme so patients can know which treatments are supported by clinical data.
Public Health July 9, 2018
A woman in Arizona claimed that a Walgreens pharmacist denied to give her the prescription to end her two-month pregnancy because of personal belief. Her doctor earlier told her she will have miscarriage.
Public Health June 25, 2018
Smithsonian's National Zoo announced it is closing its giant panda habitat because the female panda Mei Xiang shows symptoms of pregnancy and pseudopregnancy such as building a nest and sleeping more. What is pseudopregnancy?
Animals June 24, 2018
A baby girl born prematurely due to her mother's cancer diagnosis is struggling for life after being rushed to the hospital. She suffered a brain injury after coding six times.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 13, 2018
In 2011, a 63-year-old woman claims that she ate a squid, and the spermatophores from the squid swarm around her mouth. She had a doctor remove them, and she made a recovery.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 6, 2018
Allergan issued a voluntary recall of 170,000 packs of its birth control pill Taytulla because these could raise risk for unplanned pregnancy. The contraceptive products with packaging error have been in circulation since August last year.
Public Health May 31, 2018
A team of researchers has discovered that women, who have just given birth to their first child, experience voice change. The team noted that this is only a temporary effect that lasts for about a year.
Public Health May 30, 2018
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