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A Mental Health Benefit of Folic Acid in Pregnancy
Eating foods enriched with folic acid during pregnancy may be more beneficial than once thought.
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.
Monitoring Zika's Effects
Many babies born with a smaller than normal head as a result of Zika virus infection may face health problems as they develop, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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.
Zika in the US: What It Means for Babies
Pregnant women in the United States may face a higher risk for Zika virus than previously thought, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
First-of-Its-Kind Device Treats Birth Defect
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a first-of-its-kind medical device.
What's New: Anesthesia and Sedation Med Labels
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved label changes for anesthesia and sedation medications to be used in young children.
FDA Restricts Popular Cold and Pain Meds
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a restriction for some common pain and cough medications.