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Personal Health: Contraception for Teenagers

“Teens today get much more information about sexually transmitted diseases in school health ed classes than they do about pregnancy prevention,” according to Dr....

Patricia Frustaci, 63, Dies; Septuplets Put Her in Spotlight

The Frustacis resolved to have the babies, despite the medical risks. On May 21, 1985, Ms. Frustaci delivered four boys and three girls by...

American Fertility Is Falling Short of What Women Want

Advertisement America’s fertility is in precipitous decline. Our team of forecasters at Demographic Intelligence projects 3.84 million births in 2017, down from about...

Far More U.S. Children than Previously Thought May Have Fetal Alcohol...

Dr. Chambers said the researchers were in the process of analyzing the mothers’ answers to questions to see if they can identify relationships between...

Personal Health: The Importance of Infants’ Exposure to Microorganisms

A disruption in one or more of these functions can lead to serious, sometimes lifelong, health problems. If, for example, gut maturation is impaired...

Pelvic Massage Can Be Legitimate, but Not in Larry Nassar’s Hands

Unlike Dr. Nassar, practitioners of pelvic floor physical therapy always wear gloves, which prevent infections but also make patients more comfortable. They manipulate muscles...

Matter: The Famine Ended 70 Years Ago, but Dutch Genes Still...

By the time they reached old age, those risks had taken a measurable toll, according to the research of L.H. Lumey, an epidemiologist at...

Cesarean Delivery Can Pose Long-Term Risks to Mother and Child

Photo While a cesarean delivery is sometimes necessary and can be lifesaving, it may have serious long-term disadvantages for both mother and child, researchers report. The...

Salaried or Hourly? The Gaps in Family-Friendly Policies Begin to Close

Advertisement As the labor market tightens, employers have been competing for highly educated workers by trying to make it easier for them to...

Diabetes in Pregnancy Raises Risk of Heart Disease

Photo Women who have had gestational diabetes have an increased risk not only for Type 2 diabetes later in life, but for heart disease and...

Young Women Are Using A.D.H.D. Drugs in Greater Numbers, C.D.C. Reports

The most commonly used A.D.H.D. drugs among women were Adderall, Vyvanse and Ritalin, the study found. The report broke down prescription rates by region, finding...

The U.S. Fertility Rate Is Down, Yet More Women Are Mothers

Advertisement This baby, Emma, was born in November in Knoxville, Tenn., from an embryo that had been frozen for nearly 25 years. Progress...

For Serena Williams, Childbirth Was a Harrowing Ordeal. She’s Not Alone.

When the ultrasound revealed nothing, she underwent a CT scan, which showed several small blood clots in her lungs. She was immediately put on...

Antacids During Pregnancy Tied to Asthma in Children

Photo Using antacids during pregnancy is linked to asthma in offspring, a systematic review of research has found. Researchers pooled data from eight observational studies and...

Fresh Embryos as Good as Frozen Ones for In Vitro Fertilization

Photo For most women undergoing in vitro fertilization, fresh embryos work just as well as frozen ones. Previous trials have suggested that using only frozen embryos...

Jerold F. Lucey, Innovator in Premature Births, Dies at 91

Dr. Lucey was also influential in the introduction of other important neonatal therapies, including using surfactant, which coats the air sacs, to help the...

The Cycle: When a Grieving Mother Talks, Listen

We know we delivered, but then the timeline stops. We look frantically for the next page, but it will always be blank. My imagination...

High Glucose Levels in Pregnancy Tied to Heart Defects in Babies

Photo Women with high glucose readings early in pregnancy are at increased risk of having a baby with heart defects, even if they do not...

High Glucose Levels in Pregnancy Tied to Heart Defects in Babies

Photo Women with high glucose readings early in pregnancy are at increased risk of having a baby with heart defects, even if they do not...

High Glucose Levels in Pregnancy Tied to Heart Defects in Babies

Photo Women with high glucose readings early in pregnancy are at increased risk of having a baby with heart defects, even if they do not...

As Zika Babies Become Toddlers, Some Can’t See, Walk or Talk

The new study, conducted with the Brazilian Ministry of Health and other organizations, evaluated children in Paraíba state, part of Brazil’s northeastern region, which...

Baby Born With Heart Outside Her Body Is Saved by U.K....

“In the end, I just said that termination is not an option for me,” she said. “If it was to happen naturally then so...

News Analysis: Birth Control Pills Protect Against Cancer, Too

Oral contraceptives appear to reduce the incidence of some less common reproductive cancers, like endometrial cancer and ovarian cancer, which is often detected at...

Sugary Diet During Pregnancy May Increase Asthma Risk in Children

Photo Women who consume lots of sugar during pregnancy may increase the risk for asthma in their children, researchers report. Previous studies have suggested that poor...

Air Pollution May Harm Babies Even Before They Are Born

Photo Air pollution may be harmful to babies even before they are born, a new study has found. Researchers in London calculated mothers’ exposure to air...

The Checkup: Does an A.D.H.D. Link Mean Tylenol Is Unsafe in...

Was the increased risk of attention problems caused by the acetaminophen, or to the conditions for which the mothers had taken the medication in...

Woman With Transplanted Uterus Gives Birth, the First in the U.S.

Dr. Liza Johannesson, a uterus transplant surgeon who left the Swedish team to join Baylor’s group, said the birth in Dallas was particularly important...

Ban on Teflon Chemical Tied to Fewer Low-Weight Babies

Photo Banning a chemical used to make Teflon led to a sharp decrease in pregnancy-related problems. Perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA, had been used in many consumer...

Travel Tips: How to Get the Most Out of Your Babymoon

Photo Credit Lars Leetaru A babymoon — a vacation couples take in the months before they become parents — is a chance to relax, spend...

Travel Tips: How to Get the Most Out of Your Babymoon

Photo Credit Lars Leetaru A babymoon — a vacation couples take in the months before they become parents — is a chance to relax, spend...

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