Health News

Big Cut to Childbirth Surgery Rate
Giving birth is hard enough, so why add a surgery to the mix? A surgery once common during childbirth may be going extinct for routine births.
This Vaccine May Shield Infants from Rare Disease
New parents want to keep their kids happy and healthy — and one vaccine might help them do just that.
Don't Make This Car Seat Mistake
Babies on board should see the world through the rear window. Many kids may be switched to forward-facing car seats too soon.
Early Caregiving Boosted Babies' Development
Mothers who quickly respond to that 3 a.m. feeding wail with love and attention may improve their children’s development — from infancy to adulthood.
US Birth Rate Hits All-Time Low
Birth announcements and baby shower invitations may not be as common as they once were in US mailboxes. The US hasn't been in a baby boom for a few years, and last year saw a particularly low birth rate.
RSV Not as Dangerous as Once Thought
Good news for parents: babies face much less of a threat from respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, than was once thought.
More Infants Sleeping in Safer Environments
Parents always want the best for their kids. For some, that means making a soft and cozy crib for their infants. But before putting their baby to sleep in a pile of fluffy blankets, parents need to recognize the risks associated with certain types of bedding products.
Keeping Tots From Taking Tumbles
To kids, a couch can be a castle, a bed can be a trampoline and a table can be a bridge. To parents, however, furniture can be a serious injury risk to their adventurous kids.
Women With Rheumatoid Arthritis May Have Premature Babies
Many factors, like high blood pressure, infections, stress and smoking, may raise the risk of premature birth in pregnant women. And new research suggests that rheumatoid arthritis may also raise that risk.
Tdap Vaccine Was Safe Overall for Mom and Fetus
Since 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has suggested that all pregnant women receive the Tdap vaccine, even if they were vaccinated earlier in life. And new research found that Tdap was safe for both mom and baby.