Health News

GBS: A Preventable Threat to Infants
Many women around the world carry bacteria that could threaten their health and the health of their infants, according to a new study.
A Healthy Reason to Love Your Dog
Your dog may benefit your child's health, according to two new studies.
Gaps in Newborn Screening
Many infants are still not getting the recommended newborn screenings at birth.
The Threat of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) may be relatively common, according to a new study.
Healthy Habits May Help with Pregnancy
Safely exercising and dieting before and during pregnancy may reduce weight gain, diabetes risk and the need for a C-section, a new study found.
Pregnancy Weight Tied to Health Effects
Gaining too much or too little weight during pregnancy may affect the baby's birth weight, risk for preterm birth and the likelihood of cesarean section (C-section) delivery, a new study found.
Another Reason to Avoid Alcohol During Pregnancy
Even low levels of prenatal alcohol exposure may change the shape of the baby's face, according to a new study.
DHA Supplements for Mom May Not Help Baby
Taking DHA supplements while you're pregnant isn't likely to help your child's IQ later on, according to a new study.
Thyroid Screening in Pregnancy May Be Unnecessary
Treating mildly low thyroid function during pregnancy might not be worth the trouble, according to a new study.
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.