Health News

Sugar Mamas
The amount of fructose that a mother ingests during pregnancy affects female and male fetuses in different ways, according to a new study.
Where Do Babies Come from?
Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have identified a key step in the establishment of a pregnancy.
Prenatal Infection Prevention Month
To observe Prenatal Infection Prevention Month and to educate expectant mother's, here is a list of common prenatal infections and how to avoid them.
Motherhood is About to Make You a Little Crazier
FDA notified healthcare professionals that the Pregnancy section of drug labels for the entire class of antipsychotic drugs has been updated.
The Best-Laid Family Plans
Birth control, as opposed to low fertility rates, may account for smaller families in developing, low-income countries, according to a new study.
Battle of the Bloat
Researchers at the University of Cambridge are looking to the fruit fly to learn about human intestinal neurons and have uncovered some startling findings in the process.
Second-Hand Smoke Does It Again
Past studies have shown that women smokers have a higher risk of cervical cancer. Now, new research shows that second-hand smoke may damage cells in a woman's cervix, increasing her risk of cervical cancer.
Dangerous Drug for Pregnant Women
The FDA is warning that terbutaline administered by injection or through an infusion pump should not be used in pregnant women for prevention of, or for prolonged (beyond 48-72 hours) treatment of preterm labor.
Knowing the Heart's Rhythms
Monitoring the heart rate of a fetus may reduce the risk of death among infants, according to new research.
Hang in There a Little Longer, It's Worth It
Preterm birth prevention clinics are effective at both increasing the number of full term births and reducing health complications among newborns, according to new research.