Health News

It's 8 PM. Is Your Child in Bed Yet?
Children can be masterful at trying to get out of a regular bedtime. As clever as they may be in avoiding going to bed, that cleverness may not pay off for them later on.
Binge Drinking and Pregnancy Don't Mix
It is already known that drinking during pregnancy can affect the growing baby's brain and development. But different amounts of alcohol drunk at different times in a pregnancy may have different effects.
A Link Between BPA and Young Boys
About 2 to 5 percent of newborn boys have undescended testicles at birth. Usually, the testicles descend on their own by the time the child is 6 months old.
Being Big with an Early Baby
When a woman becomes pregnant, her health affects her and her baby both. Being overweight or obese can also play a part in how a woman's pregnancy goes.
Packing on the Baby Fat
Mom’s and dad’s habits, decisions and finances generally influence their offspring’s future. Childhood obesity, which is especially high among blacks and Latinos, also is a problem often shaped by parental choice and circumstance.
Babies Still Rollin', Rollin', Rollin'
A baby's first few years involve reaching several motor development milestones. One of these is rolling over. But have changes in sleep guidelines affected when kids first roll over?
Making Sure Johnny Sits Up on Time
If a child has delays in motor development, it may indicate a developmental disorder. Parents can learn to understand what doctors are looking for in a child's normal development.
Mild Iodine Deficit is Bad While Pregnant
Iodine deficiency is “the single most important preventable cause of brain damage” according to the WHO. Contrary to popular belief, kids born in developed nations are at risk too. 
Lupus Rx In Utero Tied to Learning Issues
Azathioprine therapy for lupus is generally considered safe during pregnancy. But children exposed to azathioprine in the womb may be at higher risk of developing speech problems.
Pregnant? Reach for Folic Acid
One of the most important nutrients for pregnant women to get while carrying a baby is folic acid. Health officials already knew it was good for babies' brains, but it may help their hearts too.