Health News

In Late Preterm Births, This Rx Could Help Baby's Lungs
Doctors have prescribed steroids to pregnant women at risk of preterm delivery for decades. But what about those at risk of late preterm delivery?
Vitamin D in Moms-to-Be: The Effect on Kids' Asthma
Could the vitamin D in mom's diet during pregnancy affect her children's future health? Regarding asthma, that question might have been answered.
Expecting? Hold the Potatoes
Moms-to-be, here's one reason why you may want to trade that plate of fries for some veggies.
Why Folic Acid Is So Important for Women
This week is National Folic Acid Awareness Week, but the vitamin is important all year long.
The Pill: Harmful in Early Pregnancy?
Could taking birth control pills while pregnant harm a developing baby? It's unlikely, new evidence suggests.
Don't Make This Common Car Seat Mistake
In the wintertime, do you strap your child into his car seat all bundled up? If so, you may be putting him in danger.
A Breastfeeding Benefit — for Mom
Breastfeeding is known to provide a wide range of potential health benefits for babies. But what about for moms?
Uterus Transplant Trial to Begin in US
Science has accomplished miraculous feats to help women unable to get pregnant achieve their dreams of motherhood. Now, doctors are hoping to help even those women who lack an essential element of every pregnancy — a uterus.
Breastfeeding Gets a Boost
More hospitals are teaching new mothers and moms-to-be how to breastfeed their newborns — a development that could lead to healthier children, health officials say.
The Benefits of Breastfeeding
According to UNICEF, breastfeeding gives kids the healthiest start in life and is one of the simplest, smartest and most cost-effective ways there is to ensure that a baby stays healthy. While you may already know some health benefits of breastfeeding, some of them may surprise you. So if you’re thinking of having a child or are already expecting, read on to learn more.