Health News

What Babies Eat May Affect Leukemia Risk
Childhood cancer is rare, but it is still a leading health threat to children and adolescents — surpassed only by accidents. However, babies who are breastfed may be at a lower risk for developing one type of blood cancer in childhood.
A Weighty Matter for Those Wanting to Get Pregnant
Losing weight may need to be a priority for heavier women who are thinking about getting pregnant.
New Down Syndrome Test: More Accurate, More Limited
A new test might improve the accuracy of Down syndrome diagnoses.
More Tummy Troubles for Kids with Autism
Caring for a child with autism comes with struggles, and many parents may find that stomach problems in kids may be part of those struggles.
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.
4 Steps to Help Prevent Birth Defects
Pregnant women can decrease the chances of birth defects by following four healthy strategies.
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.
Epilepsy Rx During Pregnancy May Put Kids at Risk
Pregnant women face many choices as they prepare for the baby's arrival. And new research suggests that moms-to-be with epilepsy may have an extra decision to make about their medication.
Sleeping on the Sofa May Be Dangerous for Infants
Parents often lay infants on the sofa to keep an eye on them while tending to other things. But new research suggests doing so could be dangerous to the baby.
Magnesium Sulfate in Pregnancy May Not Affect Development
While magnesium sulfate is known to protect against cerebral palsy, its effects on other measures of development are largely unknown. But a new study suggests the medicine doesn't affect kids in other ways.