Posted 6:49 PM 12/3/2012
Posted 2:33 PM 11/14/2012
Nov. 14, 2012 -- Many couples try month after month to become pregnant, and new research suggests that for some, the delay may be related to their exposure to chemicals found in the soil, water, and food supply.
Posted 1:32 PM 8/1/2012
Aug. 1, 2012 -- The health benefits of breastfeeding are widely publicized, and it seems that this message is gaining traction. A new breastfeeding report card from the CDC shows that more new moms in the U.S. are choosing to breastfeed their babies.
Posted 8:01 PM 7/17/2012
July 17, 2012 -- Women who deliver big babies may have a greater risk of developing breast cancer in the future, a new study suggests.
Women who gave birth to babies weighing 8.25 pounds or more were 2.5 times more likely to develop breast cancer later in life, when compared to women who gave birth to infants that weighed less.
Posted 3:01 AM 7/13/2012
July 13, 2012 -- The U.S. preterm birth rate dropped for the fourth year in a row, according to a new federal report.
In 2010, 12% of infants were born before 37 weeks, down from 12.8% in 2006.
Babies born too early are at higher risk for many long-term health and developmental problems. This decline was primarily seen among infants delivered late preterm or between 34 to 36 weeks of (More)
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Posted 6:12 PM 6/22/2012
June 22, 2012 -- A drink or two each week during pregnancy may not affect a child's general intelligence at age 5, according to a new series of Danish studies. But expectant mothers who miss sipping the occasional cocktail should not necessarily raise a glass to toast the results.