Health News

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.
C-Sections Might Be Too Common
The C-section has become extremely common in the US, but new evidence suggests that this might be dangerous to women and babies in some cases.
New Down Syndrome Test: More Accurate, More Limited
A new test might improve the accuracy of Down syndrome diagnoses.
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.
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.
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.