Health News

Breast is Best for the Brain Too
You may have heard that "breast is best" when it comes to feeding a baby. The benefits of breastfeeding are significant, but it has not always been clear how they extend to a baby's brain development.
Kids Misbehaving Years After Mom Lit Up
Giving a child the best shot at a healthy life starts with a healthy pregnancy. Smoking during pregnancy may do more than just physical harm to the baby — behavioral problems may surface years later in the child.
Saving Faces and Making New Smiles
Pregnant women can play an active role in lowering their baby's risk of being born with health issues. This is being highlighted during the month of July.
Binge Drinking and Pregnancy Don't Mix
It is already known that drinking during pregnancy can affect the growing baby's brain and development. But different amounts of alcohol drunk at different times in a pregnancy may have different effects.
An Okay Shot for Pregnant Moms
A pregnant woman should stay as healthy as possible to keep her baby safe and healthy. This includes protecting herself from infectious diseases.
A Link Between BPA and Young Boys
About 2 to 5 percent of newborn boys have undescended testicles at birth. Usually, the testicles descend on their own by the time the child is 6 months old.
Being Big with an Early Baby
When a woman becomes pregnant, her health affects her and her baby both. Being overweight or obese can also play a part in how a woman's pregnancy goes.
FDA Recommends Against Prolonged Use of Magnesium Sulfate to Stop Pre-term Labor
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising healthcare professionals against using magnesium sulfate injection for more than 5-7 days to stop pre-term labor in pregnant women.
A Shot for Mom Gives Babies a Shot
Cases of whooping cough, or pertussis, have been increasing in recent years. Public health officials have been looking for the best ways to reduce the disease in young babies.
Mom’s Cocaine on Kids’ Brains
The substances a mother puts in her body during pregnancy nearly always reach her developing baby. The long-term effects of illegal drugs can often present problems for these children.