"Designer Baby" Patent a Bioethical Concern

A group of bioethicists has gone on record for speaking out against a controversial patent that could lead to the development of 'designerbabies'. ... read more »

Bipolar Disorder Risk and Postpartum Problems

Postpartum depression or baby blues is considered a common occurrencethat many women suffer from after birth, but that doesn't mean womenshouldn't seek care to treat the condition. ... read more »

Parenting Style Influenced by Genetics

A team of researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) has conducted an in-depth study of parenting styles and concluded it has about as much to do with genetics as it does family tradition. ... read more »

Critical Fertility Enzymes

A new discovery may shed light on the problem of human infertility. Whilst sperm differs in appearance and movement across different species, there are key enzymes, although few in number, essential for the promotion of quality sperm and sperm motility. ... read more »

Genomic Research

Genomic Research ... read more »

NIH Panel: Change PCOS Name and Commit More Research

PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome, is a medical condition that affects up to five million women in the United States alone. The condition can cause pain and infertility, but PCOS affects more than the ovaries. ... read more »

Spending Time with Mother Nature Strengthens Immune System

Spending time in nature strengthens the immune system, according to Ming Kuo. ... read more »

Effects of Domestic Violence Begin in the Womb

Alytia Levendosky's latest study of domestic violence indicates its negative effects begin in the womb. ... read more »

New Blood Test Identifies High-Risk Preemies

A new blood test developed by researchers at the University of Missouri (UM) identifies high-risk preemies so they can be carefully monitored to minimize certain life-threatening complications. ... read more »

PAX3 Gene May Be Linked to Birth Defects in Diabetic Mother

A team of researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have identified an enzyme that may increase the likelihood of birth defects in children born to mothers with diabetes. The enzyme, known as AMPK, signals cells to stop producing a specific gene, PAX3. ... read more »

Sibling Study Questions Merits of Breastfeeding

Dr. Cynthia Colen wasn’t satisfied with the studies of the merits of breastfeeding versus bottle feeding that she sees in her work. ... read more »

New Catheterization Procedure for Babies with Hole in Heart

Approximately 9 of every 1,000 people are born with some form of heart defect, the most common of which are septal defects. ... read more »

How Fatherhood Can Change a Man's Hormones

Fatherhood changes a man’s hormones, too. Studies indicate a new father’s testosterone levels drop when his child is born in what might be nature’s way of helping him to be more nurturing. ... read more »

Risk Factors for Infant Death and Cerebral Palsy

Dr. Karen Nelson from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) division NINDS (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) recently investigated four possible risk factors for infant death and cerebral palsy. ... read more »

Mom's Blood Sugar Influences Child's Weight

An expectant mother's blood sugar levels affect how heavy her baby will be, according to a new study. ... read more »

Mom's High Testosterone and Language Delay in Baby

A new research study published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, claims male infants exposed to higher than normal levels of testosterone may be at increased risk of language delays. ... read more »

Maternal Medical Society Explores Late-Term Hypertension

Babies born between weeks 39 and 40 of pregnancy have the most positive outcomes, according to the American College of Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. ... read more »

Maternal BPA Exposure and Prostate Cancer Risk

Exposure to BPA during pregnancy increases the risk of prostate cancer in male offspring, according to a new study. ... read more »

Mealtime TV Between Mom and Baby and Obesity

Eating mindlessly while watching TV is a bad habit associated with obesity. It's especially concerning when pregnant women watch television while eating, according to a study recently presented. ... read more »

Successful Vaginal Reconstruction Surgery

Doctors recently announced the successful outcome of a rare vaginal reconstruction surgery on a female scleroderma patient who suffered severe complications of the condition. ... read more »

Artificially Sweetened Drinks and Preterm Delivery

New research suggests that drinking lots of artificially sweetened beverages may be linked with an increased risk of premature births. ... read more »

A Baby's Cry May Indicate a Specific Health Issue

A baby’s cry is one of their only means of communication for at least 10 months, but it can tell you a lot about how they’re feeling and what they want. ... read more »

Alcohol and the fetus

Alcohol consumption during pregnancy is a significant public health problem and may result in a wide range of adverse outcomes for the child. ... read more »

Do Humans Have a Mating Season?

Nature works on a pretty tight schedule. We can even plan our vacations around it, knowing which week we’ll catch the best foliage or what day the cherry blossoms will bloom. The cycle of birth and death in nature is virtually the same every year. ... read more »

Should Your Twins Co-Sleep?

Multiple sources claimed that allowing newborn twins to sleep together in the same crib or bassinet would help their sleep schedules align, and it would also help them sleep through the night successfully. ... read more »

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