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Zika and Birth Defects
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported some preliminary numbers detailing the effects of Zika virus on birth defects in the United States.
A New Warning for Anesthesia and Sedation Drugs
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a safety announcement concerning the use of general anesthesia and sedation drugs.
A New Rx for Immune Disorders
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for a group of disorders that cause the immune system not to function the way it should.
Epilepsy Rx Safety in Pregnancy
Two newer epilepsy medications may not affect the IQs of children whose mothers took them during pregnancy, a new study found.
Heart Health and Your Child
Many children in the United States may not be meeting ideal heart health goals defined by the American Heart Association, according to a new scientific statement.
Labor Induction and Autism Risk
There has been speculation as to whether induction of labor might play a role in the development of autism spectrum disorders, but a new study may ease that fear.
Commercials and Childrens Diet Choices
Children who are exposed to advertisements for unhealthy foods and beverages may be more likely to make poor diet choices, according to a new study.
Infants, Meet Peanuts
Introducing peanuts into your infant's diet may be a good idea after all, according to a new study.
Artificially Sweetened Drinks During Pregnancy
Artificial sweeteners have become increasingly common. A new study looked at the link between artificial sweetener intake during pregnancy and baby's body mass index (BMI).
A Way to Protect Babies from the Flu
For babies younger than 6 months, influenza vaccination has not been proven to be successful. But a new study found a different way to protect babies from the flu.