Health News

Common Chemical in Consumer Goods Tied to Early Birth
Being born too early is a leading cause of death among newborns. So, understanding the causes of preemie births may help doctors prevent more of them.
Reducing Your Baby's Risk of SIDS
It's every parent's nightmare: you lay your baby down to sleep, and she never wakes up. But sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is rare, and there are ways you can reduce your child's risk.
Buckling Up While Pregnant
It may sound obvious to say drivers should wear their seatbelts. For pregnant women, however, this warning is especially important to protect their child as well.
The Risk of Fighting Fungus During Pregnancy
Women have to be especially careful about which medications they take during pregnancy. Many medications are fine, but others may pose a risk to the developing baby.
The Safety of Snacking While Giving Birth
Once a woman enters the stages of labor, there is no telling how long it might be before the baby arrives. If her labor lasts a long time, is it safe for the woman to eat or drink?
What Do We Know of Herbs and Breastmilk?
In the US and throughout the world, many women use herbal supplements while they are breastfeeding. It is important to know about the safety and effectiveness of these herbs.
Protecting Yourself Around Furry Felines
It's been said there are two types of people in the world: cat people and dog people. Whichever one you are, it's still important to know about an infection that can exist wherever cats exist, especially strays.
What If You Can't Wait to Get Pregnant?
Women who are obese may choose to undergo weight loss surgery. If they do and they plan to have children, how long should they wait to get pregnant?
Seat Belts Save Lives — Even Unborn Ones
It may seem inconvenient to get a seat belt around your belly while you're pregnant. But during pregnancy, wearing a seat belt is even more important if you're in an accident.
FDA Approves Plan B One-Step Emergency Contraceptive for Use Without a Prescription
Today, the US Food and Drug Administration announced it has approved the use of Plan B One-Step (levonorgestrel) as a nonprescription product for all women of child-bearing potential.