New report highlights changing demographics of autism in the United States

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows the rates and demographics of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are changing in the United States.…

What are the top sodium food sources in the United States?

About 90 percent of Americans consume sodium, a mineral, and one of the chemical elements found in salt, at levels higher than those recommended by the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for…

Pregnancy-related deaths up to three times more likely in states with abortion bans

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Women in states with abortions bans are up to three times more likely to die during pregnancy, childbirth or soon after giving birth, according to a…

Connecticut pro-life pregnancy center drops lawsuit against state’s ‘deceptive advertising’ ban

“We are pleased this matter has been resolved,” said Elizabeth Benton, chief of communications and policy for the Connecticut Attorney General’s Office, by email. Both sides signed onto a court…

The Most Expensive States to Have a Baby

The cost of having a baby is expensive. Considering labor and delivery costs, health insurance, and childcare expenses, it costs thousands of dollars to bring a child into this world.…

States opting out of a federal program that tracks teen behavior as youth mental health worsens

As the covid-19 pandemic worsened a mental health crisis among America’s young people, a small group of states quietly withdrew from the nation’s largest public effort to track concerning behaviors…

Study shows COVID-19 activity peaks during winter in the United States and Europe

In a recent study posted to the Research Square* preprint server, researchers from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Pfizer Inc, and the University of Iowa assessed the seasonal…

Newborns get routine heel blood tests, but should states keep those samples

Close to 4 million babies are born in the United States every year, and within their first 48 hours nearly all are pricked in the heel so their blood can…

NDLEA arrests pregnant drug dealer, seizes illicit drugs in four states

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a 25-year-old pregnant woman with 82 pinches of methamphetamine in Auchi, Edo State. In a statement on Sunday, NDLEA spokesman, Femi…

The State of Breastfeeding in the United States

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently updated guidance on breastfeeding is meant to try and erase negative stigmas. The AAP now recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of…