Sensorineural Hearing Loss After Passing Newborn Screen

A new study recently published in the JAMA Network journal Otolarynology ' Head and Neck Surgery, brings to light the inconsistencies betweennewborn screening results and childhood hearing. ... read more »

Parenteral Therapy Resistance and Tubo-Ovarian Abscess (TOA)

Parenteral therapy bypasses the gastrointestinal system and hits the circulatory system directly. Researchers from the Yokohama City University Medical Center have attempted to find risk factors that could predict therapy resistance in tubo-ovarian abscess (TOA). ... read more »

Safety of Indomethacin IUD: Random Control Study

Researchers from the China-Japan Friendship Hospital report indomethacin IUD are effective and carry a low risk of complications, including expulsion, bleeding and pain. ... read more »

Are BRCA 1/2 Mutations Associated with Early Onset Menopause?

Researchers from the Department of Obstetrics at UC San Francisco recently published a study testing a possible connection between BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 mutations and early onset menopause. ... read more »

Abdominopelvic Tuberculosis Mimics AOC and PID

Doctors and researchers in the Jiangsu Province in China note 28 cases of Abdominopelvic Tuberculosis (TB) commonly misdiagnosed as advanced ovarian cancer (AOC) or pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). ... read more »

Role of Socioeconomic Status on Maternal Depression

Quality of life, for pregnant women and new mothers, can be affected by depression. Research also points to negative side effects on newborn growth and development when depression is an issue for new mothers. ... read more »

Apnea in Children Hospitalized With Bronchiolitis

Researchers from the Department of Pediatrics at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in California recently published a study that aimed to find common characteristics that increased the risk of apnea in children admitted to the hospital with bronchiolitis. ... read more »

Promiscuous Moms May Produce Sexier Sons, In Mice

A promiscuous mother may produce sons that are more appealing to female mice, according to a new study. Female mice are attracted to pheromones present in the urine of male mice. ... read more »

Newborns Aware of Their Own Existence on Day Two

One question many parents ponder is when does this glorious littleperson know it is indeed a separate and unique human being. When doesthe sense of self come into a baby's existence? ... read more »

Scientists Develop New Method to Understand Chlamydia

Scientists have developed a new way to track the activity of a microbe and the response of its intended host cell. ... read more »

Father's Diabetes May Cause Low Birth Weight

  Babies with a low birth weight are likely to have a father with late-onset diabetes, according to new research. Published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, this is one of the first studies to use information from the large, long-term study, UK Biobank.  ... read more »

Fruit Fly Study Reveals Possible Key to Autism

Some of the classic characteristics of the autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) describe a state of sensory overload - colors are too bright, light too intense, sounds too vivid, touch too acute, and odors that overwhelm. ... read more »

Mom’s Respond Stronger to Baby’s Cry After Breastfeeding

According to a study just published in The Journal of Child Psychology, new mothers who choose to breastfeed are more likely to bond with baby than those who choose to breastfeed and bottle feed or bottle feed alone. ... read more »

Women with Low Zinc and Copper Have More Miscarriages

About 15-percent of women suffer from spontaneous abortion in the first trimester of pregnancy. Doctors and researchers are constantly looking for reasons why these spontaneous abortions occur. ... read more »

Women Respond More Intensely to Music When Pregnant

A recent study indicates pregnant women respond more intensely to music than non-pregnant women. ... read more »

Science and Female Erogenous Zones

A team of scientists published the findings of a study they conducted that pairs science and female erogenous zones. ... read more »

Semen Quality Affects Male Lifespan

Just one study connecting male infertility and life expectancy has been conducted in the United States, making it only one of three ever conducted anywhere in the world. ... read more »

Maternal Depression Risk Greatest 4 Years After Childbirth

Researchers say the fourth year after delivering a baby are when the risk of maternal depression is highest of all. ... read more »

Chronic Pain Dampens Female Sex Drive

When women are in pain, they’re not often interested in sex. A team of Canadian researchers wanted to know more about how pain affects libido. ... read more »

Smaller Testicles Made Dad More Nurturing

Previous studies indicate a man’s fathering style is based on his level of testosterone, while a new study suggests the size of a man’s testicles is a tell-tale sign of fathering style, too. ... read more »

C-Section Not More Common in Induced Labor

A new study from London debunks the belief that inducing labor increases the need for a c-section, finding instead that induced labor lowers the risk of C-section delivery by as much as 12%. ... read more »

Body Purges Defective Eggs to Maintain Reproductive Quality

In humans and other mammals, this purging of the weakest links begins in the womb, where the budding eggs of a female fetus are eliminated to maintain reproductive quality years in the future. ... read more »

Short Interval Between Pregnancies Shortens Pregnancy

The focus of the study was the influence of short interpregnancy intervals (IPIs) on the health of the baby. ... read more »

Secondhand Smoke Adds Years to Kids’ Arteries

Most adults that smoke know it is bad for their health. What may be less widely understood is the harm the smoker does to the children he or she shares a home and an automobile with. ... read more »

Foam Crib Mattresses Emit Toxic Fumes; Ventilation Important

A recent study of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) suggests it might be a healthy idea to let foam mattresses air out for about six months before putting a baby to sleep on it. ... read more »

Healthier Babies Born After Coal Plant Closes

The closing of a coal power plant in China provided an ideal opportunity to study effects of air pollution and childhood health. Women who became pregnant after the plant closed had healthier babies. ... read more »

Study Links Dad’s Alcohol Intake to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

A new study from Korea indicates that dad’s drinking before conception may need some rethinking. ... read more »

12-Year Study Puts Measles Vaccine Fears to Rest

An exhaustive study of vaccines containing the measles virus found that the risk of seven adverse events many parents fear are unlikely to occur as a result of vaccination. ... read more »

Saturated Fats Put Body Fat Where Heart, Diabetes Most Risky

Researchers in Sweden have discovered that some fats make us dangerously fat in the belly while another type is responsible for bulges elsewhere. ... read more »

E-Cigarettes Not So Healthy Alternative

A new study suggests the need to re-think the safety of e-cigarettes. They aren't quite so safe for smokers or others in the vicinity. ... read more »

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Expected to Rise

Social scientists and epidemiologists warn of a growing number of babies being born with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) in coming years. ... read more »

Early Childhood Neglect Changes Brain Size and Function

A Harvard professor of pediatrics says, 'neglect is awful for the brain'and that without affection, attention, and stimulation from a trustedsource, 'the wiring of the brain goes awry.' ... read more »

Desire To Be Other Gender Higher in Autistic, ADHD Kids

Children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were found to be more inclined to wish they were the opposite gender. ... read more »

Music, Mom’s Voice Help Preemies Eat Better

A recent study has found that parents can help their premature baby significantly. The research team used music and the mother's voice to encourage preemies to feed themselves effectively in the NICU. ... read more »

Animal Moms Produce Gender-Specific Milk, Do Humans?

Female rhesus monkeys produce a different formulation of breast milk to feed their daughters than they do to feed their sons. Mama cows do the same thing. ... read more »

IVF Success Strengthens Relationships

When IVF is successful, and a baby is born from the experience, the bond between the parents is strengthened, according to a recent study from Denmark. ... read more »

Does Birth Order Influence Adult Health?

The first-born male child may be more prone to disease later in life than his younger siblings. ... read more »

More Evidence Antibiotics Are More Harmful Than Expected

Antibiotics are commonly prescribed to cure bacterial infections — and they usually do — but a growing body of evidence indicates antibiotics are more harmful than once expected. ... read more »

Thyroid Disorders Linked to Female Infertility

A recent study makes a strong case for including thyroid health in the nation’s universal screening protocols. ... read more »

“Gentle” C-Section: Small Changes Deliver Big Results

Many mothers who undergo C-section deliveries aren’t always satisfied with the experience, as evidenced by a recent story on NPR. One mother describes feeling as if she “missed out on a pivot ... read more »

Is Your Smartphone Making Your Brain Lazy?

The findings of a recent study indicate a growing reliance on smartphones to solve problems rather than thinking them through on brain power alone, a situation described as "cognitive miserliness." ... read more »

ADHD Kids Learn Best While Fidgeting

The findings of a recent study suggests the need to rethink the way children with ADHD are managed in the classroom and says kids with ADHD learn best while they’re fidgeting. ... read more »

Limit Household Bleach for Healthier Children

Many parents turn to chlorine bleach for the cleanest clean but a new study indicates children are healthier when the use of household bleach is limited. ... read more »

Parents' Ages Influence Children's Risk of Autism

A new study “like no other” indicates parental age as an influence on the child’s risk. This study shows “for the first time that autism risk is associated with disparately aged parents..." ... read more »

Baby #2 Affected by Mom's Weight During First Pregnancy

A new study indicates that even Baby #2 is affected when mom carries too little or too much weight at the beginning of her first pregnancy. ... read more »

Exercising Teens Face Reduced Risk of Cancer in Middle Age

A recent study from Vanderbilt University has uncovered an added benefit of exercise: when girls were exercising regularly as teens, they faced a reduced risk of cancer when they reached middle age. ... read more »

Discovered: First Gene Strongly Associated with Autism

An international team of researchers has discovered a gene that is more strongly associated with autism than any other to date. ... read more »

Whole-Body Vibration Platforms Damage Spine, Joint Tissue

High-frequency, low-amplitude whole-body vibration (WBV) platforms have become popular in recent years but a study urges caution; these “no work” workouts might not be so good on the joints. ... read more »

Infant Surgery: Regional Better Than General Anesthesia

The currently preferred method to dull pain in infant surgery is general anesthesia (GA) but a recent study indicates less invasive anesthesia — regional anesthesia (RA) — may produce safer outcomes. ... read more »

Grandmother Hypothesis: How Menopause Shaped Human Evolution

The “grandmother hypothesis” suggests monogamy and longevity exist today because grandmothers of long, long ago stopped being fertile decades before they reached the end of their natural lifespans. ... read more »

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