Health News

Vodka Martinis Do Risk Baby's Health
When a pregnant woman drinks a martini, her fetus is exposed to the alcohol. Researchers have just confirmed that even small amounts of alcohol could seriously affect the baby's health.
Protecting the Youngest Against Whooping Cough
Mothers are the source of over 30 percent of the whooping cough infections in infants. A novel vaccination program took advantage of that fact.
Another Success for HPV Vaccine
One precursor to cervical cancer are lesions that develop on the cervix from a virus called HPV. But the worst strains of HPV can be prevented with a vaccine.
Acetaminophen During Pregnancy Might Affect Child's Behavior
Acetaminophen is the most common over-the-counter pain reliever in the United States, and is generally considered safe for pregnant women to use. A new study, however, showed that the medication may affect a child's behavioral development.
Many Women Not Taking Folic Acid Before Pregnancy
Is it ever too early to start thinking about the health of a child? A new study suggests that more women should be thinking ahead and taking folic acid supplements before they become pregnant.
Mother’s Diet May Reduce Child’s Allergies
Rates of asthma and allergies in children have been increasing. Could what a mother eats when pregnant set kids up for these conditions after birth?
When To Deliver When Mom's Blood Pressure Is High
High blood pressure-related disorders are among the most common pregnancy complications in the United States. Preterm delivery is often necessary to keep the mother safe and healthy.
Good News for Older Pregnancies
Many women are now choosing to give birth later in life. However, older age has often been associated with abnormal fetal development.
Small Size in the Womb Could Mean Poor Heart Health Later
The rate of human development is the fastest during the first trimester of pregnancy. Fetal growth restrictions during this time could affect the baby's future health.
Flu Vaccine Bonus for Babies
Receiving quality prenatal care means ensuring that you protect both yourself and your unborn child from disease. One recommendation for this is getting the flu vaccine.