Health News

Why Folic Acid Is Important for Women
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is doubling down on its recommendation that women who could become pregnant should take a folic acid supplement.
Grapes May Be Dangerous for Kids
Doctors are warning that young children can choke to death on whole grapes.
Tdap During Pregnancy: Is It Safe?
Despite some past concerns, a new study found that getting the Tdap vaccine during pregnancy was not tied to an increased risk for microcephaly or structural birth defects.
New Guidance for SIDS Prevention
There's some new guidance on how to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Are Teething Gels and Tablets Safe?
Is your baby teething? Although you may be tempted to reach for a teething gel or tablet, you may want to think twice, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Kids and Chemical Eye Burns
Adults aren't the only ones who have to watch out for chemical eye burns. In fact, these burns may occur more often in young children, according to a new study.
The Importance of Folate in Pregnancy
Children of moms who had good folate levels during pregnancy may have a lower risk for childhood obesity, a new study found.
Childproofing Your Home
Whether your child is starting to crawl or has just been born, it’s never too early to childproof your home. Check out these 9 easy steps.
Pregnancy with PCOS: What May Up Your Chances
Dropping some weight may improve chances of pregnancy in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) who are overweight or obese, according to new research.
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.