Healthy DevelopmentInfo Center
Preventing Preterm Birth
Two new studies show how progesterone treatments and oral hygiene help to prevent preterm birth.
Process This: Babies Who Eat Better May Grow Up to be Smarter
A new analysis finds that children who eat primarily processed foods that are high in sugar and fats may have lower subsequent IQs than children whose diets include high vitamin and nutrient-rich content.
Female Facebook Users Can Develop Eating Disorders
A new study from the University of Haifa finds girls who spend more time on Facebook, the social networking Web site, are more likely to develop eating disorders.
Pediatric Cancer Underfunded
A report supported by the European Union-funded project Eurocancercoms says funding for children's cancer research is too low to sustain improvements.
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.
More Benefits to Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding may reduce the risk of seizures in babies for about a after they are born. What's more, the risk of having a seizure is reduced the longer a baby is breastfed.
Bigger Babies, Bigger Lungs
The health of premature babies' lungs may get better with improved nutrition and weight gain, according to a study by University of Michigan researchers.
Certain Vaccines May Help Guard Against Childhood Cancer
Children vaccinated against hepatitis B might be at a lower risk of developing leukemia, according to a new study.
Love Your Baby's Brain
Two new studies reveal how a mother's love is good for her baby's developing brain.
Birth Defects: Get In the Know
January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. In order to increase awareness, the CDC has released a report that highlights statistics and information on birth defects, the leading cause of infant mortality.