Health News

Understanding How Preemies Grow
Sometimes babies arrive earlier than expected. They may also arrive a lot smaller than expected. What does this mean for their development?
Leaving Out the Littlest Patients in Rx Labeling
When medications are approved by the FDA, the process involves identifying age groups who can take the medication. But that means studies are needed for those age groups.
Linking ADHD to Pregnancy and Birth
Sometimes factors in our environment increase our risk of a particular condition without actually causing that condition. Still, knowing those factors can be helpful, for example, when it comes to ADHD.
No Link Between Antidepressants and Autism
Women may need to take various medications even while they are pregnant, trying to weigh the risks and benefits of the medications. When it comes to antidepressants, there's at least one thing they don't need to worry about.
Study Linked Tylenol to Developmental Problems
Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, is the most popular over-the-counter medication in America. At least one recent study has suggested that pregnant mothers may want to consider an alternative.
Low Birth Weight Babies Living Normal Lives
Babies born very early or with very low birth weights — only a couple pounds — are known to have a higher likelihood of disability. But they may be just fine over the long term.
Little Lungs May Struggle When Born a Little Early
It's already understood that babies born very early are at a higher risk for respiratory problems. Yet even being a week or two early might increase this risk slightly.
Reducing Your Baby's Risk of SIDS
It's every parent's nightmare: you lay your baby down to sleep, and she never wakes up. But sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is rare, and there are ways you can reduce your child's risk.
Seeking Answers for Autism
In looking for a cause of autism, researchers often investigate every possibility imaginable. This includes conditions that occur when a woman is pregnant.
Another Risk for Babies of Smoking Moms
Women have been told it's important not to smoke while they're pregnant. Some women may not realize how much smoking in pregnancy might affect their children later on.