Smoking during pregnancy reduces childhood brain growth in very preterm babies

Women who smoke during pregnancy run the risk of injuring brain development in their babies. Earlier research showed that the size of the brain was reduced in preterm babies born…

Prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria not higher among babies delivered by cesarean section

Imagine a horse race, where the winner takes it all and is awarded both food and protection against enemies. In the same way, bacteria compete with one another in the…

Epigenetic alternations associated with common genital malformation in male babies

An alarming increase in the occurrence of the most common genital malformation in male babies, hypospadias, is likely due to environmental factors, such as toxicant exposure, which alter epigenetic programming…

Pregnant male sea dragon might produce a bounty of babies | News

SAN DIEGO — For the first time, UC San Diego’s Birch Aquarium has coaxed a female weedy sea dragon into transferring a large number of eggs to a male sea…

The Murder of Hannah Clarke and Her Three Babies

Warning: This Article Contains Graphic Details of Domestic Violence and Murder In one of the most horrific cases of Domestic Violence on record in Australia, Hannah Clarke and her three…

Breast Milk Contains Unexpected Ingredient to Help Babies Sleep at Night

We already know that breast milk is amazing and a recent article by Dr Gwen Dewar has shown just how incredible it really is. It turns out there is a…

Rising air pollution can affect unborn babies, pregnant women need to take care: Experts

As the air quality deteriorates in Delhi-NCR, health experts are of the view that air pollution can negatively affect pregnancy, possibly leading to preterm birth, a low birth weight, stillbirth,…

COVID-19 vaccination provides higher concentrations of antibodies to babies and pregnant people

Pregnant people who received one of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines had 10-fold higher antibody concentrations than those who were naturally infected with SARS-CoV-2, a finding that was also observed in…

For Republican candidates, talk about moms and babies is a thorny issue

A month before Election Day, as Republicans in Congress dodged questions about a proposal to ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) tweeted that he wanted…

Newborn screenings more likely to miss cystic fibrosis diagnosis in non-white babies

Researchers call for better newborn screens across the U.S. Cystic fibrosis is missed more often in newborn screenings for non-white than white babies, creating higher risk for irreversible lung damage…