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Folic Acid and Pregnancy
Folic acid can help prevent major birth defects called neural tube defects (NTDs). But how much folic acid are you supposed to get?
Birth Defects: Raising Awareness
January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. This year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is trying to raise awareness about birth defects and ways to help prevent them.
A Diagnostic Test for Breast Milk?
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the marketing of a human milk analyzer to measure breast milk nutrients.
The Truth About Vaccines
Myths about vaccines are widespread, and these misconceptions often cause people to skip important, potentially lifesaving vaccines. Let's debunk a few vaccine-related myths.
The Answers to Your Breastfeeding Questions
Aug. 1st through 7th is World Breastfeeding Week — the perfect time to learn a little more about breastfeeding.
Healthy Moms, Healthy Kids
Mothers who maintain a healthy lifestyle during their kids' childhood and adolescence may reduce the risk of obesity in their children, according to a new study.
A Mental Health Benefit of Folic Acid in Pregnancy
Eating foods enriched with folic acid during pregnancy may be more beneficial than once thought.
3 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy
Whether you are trying to have a baby or just thinking about it, informing yourself is a good first step. Here are three tips to get you started:
Autism Drug Gets 'Breakthrough' Status
A possible treatment for autism has been granted expedited development and review.
How Screen Time Affects Teens' Emotions
Teens who spend more time in front of a screen may be more likely to feel unhappy, according to a new study.