Health News

What Breastfeeding Might Do for Baby's Brain
Breastfeeding may boost more than just bonding — it may also boost baby's brainpower based on how long you do it.
Risks and Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery Before Pregnancy
Pregnancy is an exciting time, but many women have a few anxious moments. Women who have had weight loss surgery may have more anxious moments than others. Some of those moments, however, may not be warranted.
Saving Tiny Hearts
With Valentine's Day nearly upon us, hearts are everywhere. So this week is a good time to think about the hearts that beat inside us as we observe Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week.
Good News After Cancer Scares for Hopeful Moms-to-Be
Getting abnormal Pap smear results can be scary — a fear that is sometimes compounded by a fear that follow-up procedures may reduce fertility. New evidence suggests, however, that many women who undergo these procedures can expect joyful surprises later in life.
Quit Smoking for Your Kids' Health
Almost any parent would like to help his or her children be healthier. For those parents or future parents who smoke, here's another reason to quit.
Tot Meals Not as Healthy as They Seem
Few children say no to sweets and salty snacks. However, a healthy diet early in life may set kids on a path to good health.
Premature Babies Beating the Odds
Premature babies are beating the odds — more and more are going home from the hospital after they're born.
4 Steps to Help Prevent Birth Defects
Pregnant women can decrease the chances of birth defects by following four healthy strategies.
IVF Method May Be Safer Than Ever
Parents-to-be want their babies to be born as healthy and happy as possible. One pregnancy method is getting safer, which could enable more parents to make sure that happens.
This Vitamin May Prevent Birth Defects
An ingredient in your breakfast cereal may be preventing birth defects all across the US.