Health News

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.
Tot Meals Not as Healthy as They Seem
Few children say no to sweets and salty snacks. However, a healthy diet early in life may set kids on a path to good health.
Premature Babies Beating the Odds
Premature babies are beating the odds — more and more are going home from the hospital after they're born.
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.
Big Cut to Childbirth Surgery Rate
Giving birth is hard enough, so why add a surgery to the mix? A surgery once common during childbirth may be going extinct for routine births.
This Vaccine May Shield Infants from Rare Disease
New parents want to keep their kids happy and healthy — and one vaccine might help them do just that.
Don't Make This Car Seat Mistake
Babies on board should see the world through the rear window. Many kids may be switched to forward-facing car seats too soon.
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.
US Birth Rate Hits All-Time Low
Birth announcements and baby shower invitations may not be as common as they once were in US mailboxes. The US hasn't been in a baby boom for a few years, and last year saw a particularly low birth rate.