Mature Lungs of the Premature
Babies born prematurely face an increased risk of many health complications, including death. Even if a newborn's lungs are fully developed, the increased risk of death remains, according to a new study.
Preventing Preterm Birth
Two new studies show how progesterone treatments and oral hygiene help to prevent preterm birth.
Paternal Cancer May Influence Congenital Birth Abnormalities
A new study finds offspring from male cancer survivors face a slight increase in major congenital birth abnormalities compared to offspring from fathers with no history of cancer.
The Toxic Bodies of Pregnant Women
According to research from the University of California at San Francisco, practically all pregnant women in the U.S. have numerous foriegn chemicals in their bodies.
Heavyweight First Nation Babies
In a recent study, Canadian researchers sought to determine if the prevalence of high birth weights in First Nation babies poses a risk for perinatal and postneonatal death.